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Inside scene of fire in Brooklyn where a man was seriously injured while preparing hookah tobacco. (Credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Man Catches Fire In Borough Park Home, Runs For Help Covered In Flames

It was a dramatic scene on the streets of Borough Park, Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon, as a man caught fire and ran for help covered in flames.

19 hours ago

Sayreville High School (credit: CBS 2)

Board Of Education Continues Suspension Of Sayreville High School Football Coaches

The Board of Education has continued the suspensions of the Sayreville War Memorial High School football coach and his staff, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported Tuesday night.

19 hours ago

A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cab Drivers Hope Simple Sign Will Improve On The Job Safety

A Labor Department study said that taxi drivers are 20 times more likely to be killed on the job than other workers. Now, fed up cabbies want action.

22 hours ago

Kara's parents are urging New Jersey lawmakers to override Gov. Christie's veto of a bill that would allow her to stay in an out-of-state facility. (Credit: CBS 2)

NJ Parents Petitioning To Keep Disabled Children In Out-Of-State Facilities

Hundreds of parents are taking on Gov. Chris Christie in a fight over their special needs children.

23 hours ago

Miss Harper with her new family. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Abused Pit Bull Puppy, Miss Harper, Gets New Home On Long Island

Miss Harper was found last September with her back leg and both her ears cut off.

23 hours ago

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Protest Held In Support Of Subway Musician Arrested In Williamsburg

Fellow musicians are rallying around a subway performer whose arrest in a busy station was captured on video as straphangers jeered the officer. The New York Police Department says it’s looking into the arrest.

24 hours ago

Surveillance image of man placing suspicious device inside phone booth (Credit: NYPD)

Police Release Surveillance Video Of Man With Suspicious Device In Manhattan Phone Booth

Police are searching for a man who they said left a suspicious device in a Manhattan phone booth early Tuesday morning.

24 hours ago

Designer Oscar de la Renta attends the 2014 Carnegie Hall Medal Of Excellence Gala Honoring Oscar De La Renta at The Plaza Hotel on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Celebs, Fashion World Mourn Death Of Legendary Designer Oscar De La Renta

Celebrities and the fashion world alike are mourning the death of legendary designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades.

24 hours ago

A Lukoil gas station (credit: CBS 2)

Fueling Up Is Getting Harder As Gas Stations Close Across U.S.

More than 100 years after America’s first retail gasoline station opened, the National Petroleum News reports that America’s 160,000 gas stations are slowly receding from the landscape.

10/21/2014

The new transitional school in Hempstead will be housed on the second floor of this former bus terminal. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Hempstead Opening Transitional School For Immigrant Students

About 1,200 new students enrolled in the system this year, and nearly three dozen others were allegedly turned away.

10/21/2014

Gerard Dunne, left, and David Lonergan celebrate returning to their homes in Rockaway Park, Queens. (credit: CBS 2)

Rockaway Park Friends Return To Homes Damaged In Superstorm Sandy

Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy, two friends in one Queens neighborhood are finally back in their own homes.

10/21/2014

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Anti-Distraction Apps Work To Keep Pedestrians Alert

New anti-distraction apps are taking safety up a notch and keeping pedestrians alert when out on busy streets.

10/21/2014

John Stagg

Cook Accused Of Spitting In Food At Budd Lake, New Jersey Pub

If you have ever sent a meal back to a restaurant kitchen because it wasn’t quite right, you have probably worried about those old stories that someone back there might spit in your food before returning it.

10/21/2014

Surveillance images of two suspects in a string of robberies on the F Train in Queens. (Credit: NYPD)

Straphangers On Alert After String Of Robberies On F Train In Queens

Straphangers are on high alert after a series of robberies on the F train line in Queens.

10/21/2014