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39-year-old Stephen Howells II, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25, both of Hermon, were each charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping.

Upstate Couple Arrested In Amish Girls’ Kidnapping

St. Lawrence County’s District Attorney Mary Rain said 39-year-old Stephen Howells II, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25, both of Hermon, were each charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping.

08/15/2014

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cops Probe Pair Of Teen Attacks, Possible Hate Crimes In Brooklyn

Investigators said that three teenagers hit a boy in the head as he rode his bike near Troy Avenue and President Street in Crown Heights.

08/15/2014

MetroCard machine Big DL

Cash Is King For Metrocard Refills Saturday Morning

The MTA is upgrading the software used for credit and debit cards so only cash will be accepted at machines.

08/15/2014

The Empire State Building (Credit: DOUG KANTOR/AFP/Getty Images)

Advocates Urge Officials To Light Empire State Building For Childhood Cancer

Childhood cancer advocates have been lobbying to light up the Empire State Building in gold, but building officials have said no.

08/15/2014

BAYSHORE, NY - AUGUST 13:    A car is abandoned on a flooded Brooke Ave following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York. The south shore of Long Island along with the tri-state region saw record setting rain that caused roads to flood entrapping some motorists.  (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Buyer Beware! Shady Dealers Could Be Selling Water Damaged Cars With Clean Titles

Experts warn that some of the hundreds of cars that were flooded out on Long Island roadways this week could eventually show up back on the market with no evidence that they had been water-logged.

08/15/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

Christie On The Defensive As Commuters Gripe About Mass Transit Delays

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was on the hot seat on Friday night, accused of not doing enough to help commuters.

08/15/2014

Bats hang upside down on a tunnel wall at the so-called Ostwall fortification, the former Nazi German defence line near the city of Miedzyrzecz in western Poland, on March 13, 2014. Tens of thousands of the winged mammals hibernate there each year. AFP PHOTO/JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Going Batty: Westchester Residents Report More Than 50 Cases Of Bats Roosting Indoors

The Westchester County Health Department has reported more than 50 cases of bats roosting inside of homes in August.

08/14/2014

Garwood Muslim Flag

Islamic Flag Flying Outside Garwood Home Draws Controversy Among Neighbors

A New Jersey man’s expression of religious freedom is stirring up controversy after residents raised concerns over a flag flying outside his home.

08/13/2014

Mayor de Blasio defended Police Commissioner Bratton during a press conference on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Defends Bratton After Garner Death Sparks Weeks Of Backlash

Mayor de Blasio has defended his police commissioner after weeks of backlash following the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.

08/13/2014

Heavy rains caused flooding at Jones Beach. (Credit: CBS 2)

Drenching Rains Set Off Powerful Flooding, Health Warning At Jones Beach

Drenching rains set off powerful flooding on Jones Beach leading to a health warning on Wednesday night.

08/13/2014

Port Authority Bus Terminal on July 23, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Port Authority Bus Terminal Woes: Commuters Sound Off

Port Authority asked New Jersey commuters what they think of the facility and the responses are not great.

08/12/2014

Leroy Beckford receives an over-sized check for $11.5-million. (Credit: CBS 2)

Retired Bronx Taxi Driver Scores Big With $11.5 Million Lottery Win

Beckford, a retired taxi driver from the Bronx has hearing problems and cataracts, but what he doesn’t have is a care in the world now that he is the newest jackpot winner.

08/12/2014

The aftermath after a truck hit an overpass on the Meadowbrook State Parkway. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Investigates: When Low Overpasses Meet Tractor-Trailers The Results Can Be Disastrous

There is a growing danger on the road in the New York area. Trucks have been hitting overpasses at an alarming rate, causing delays on your ride to work.

08/11/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: Getty Images)

Good News, Bad News: City’s Push To Reduce Gun Violence Yields Mixed Results

Desk cops have been moved to patrols as part of ‘”Operation Summer All Out.” Several of the dozen precincts that have gotten extra officers have seen gun violence stabilize or drop.

08/11/2014