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N.J. Man Convicted Of Luring Girl, 15, To Office For Sex

A federal jury in Brooklyn convicted a man Wednesday of luring a 15-year-old girl for sexual activity under the false pretense of offering her a job.

07/09/2014

The scene of an accident involving a BMW and garbage truck in Brooklyn on July 9, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

1 Dead After Car Crashes Into Garbage Truck In Brooklyn

The car collided with the back of the truck around 1:35 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Utica Avenue and Avenue D.

07/09/2014

A man rolls a joint (file/credit: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Brooklyn DA Policy May Allow Dismissal Of Many Low-Level Marijuana Cases

Under a new policy announced Tuesday, most of the thousands of people arrested on first-time, low-level marijuana charges will likely no longer be forced to go to court for cases that are often eventually dismissed anyway.

07/08/2014

New Yorkers were surprised to find out that pieces of the Berlin Wall now reside on the East Side. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Even Lifelong New Yorkers Are Surprised By Some Of The Big Apple’s Hidden Secrets

There are enough secrets in the Big Apple to surprise even lifelong New Yorkers, you just need to know where to look.

07/07/2014

FDNY Lt. Gordon Ambelas (Credit: CBS 2)

ME: Smoke Inhalation, Burns Caused Death Of FDNY Firefighter In Brooklyn Blaze

A spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office said Monday the manner of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas’ death still is under investigation.

07/07/2014

Police are looking for a man who allegedly stole $60,000 in dental equipment from a Brooklyn office. (Credit: DCPI)

Cops: Suspect Broke Into Brooklyn Office, Stole Nearly $60,000 In Dental Equipment

On Saturday, June 21, just before 10 p.m. the suspect, described as a black male with braids, and long facial hair, removed approximately $58,600 worth of dentistry equipment from an office at 5520 Glenwood Road.

07/06/2014

Fire at 75 Wilson Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Credit: CBS 2)

FDNY Firefighter Among At Least 5 Injured In Brooklyn Fire

A fire department spokesman said the firefighter was taken Saturday night to Woodhull Medical Center.

07/05/2014

Evacuated residents stand outside a building in Brooklyn after an early morning fire on July 4, 2014. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

FDNY: 4-Alarm Fire In Brooklyn Caused By Lightning Strike

It happened around 1 a.m. at a building on Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville. The fire started on the sixth floor and then quickly spread to about six apartments.

07/04/2014

Robert Decarlo (credit: NYPD)

Suspect In Fatal Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Appears In Court

Robert Decarlo did not answer reporters’ questions as detectives escorted him out of the 62nd Precinct station house in Bath Beach on Thursday night on the way to his arraignment

07/03/2014

(file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Building Residents Protest Over Lack Of Gas, Electricity

Residents of an apartment building in Brownsville, Brooklyn marched to the building owner’s office in protest Thursday, after going with no gas and electric a week.

07/03/2014

Brooklyn Bridge Wall Collapse

Man Says Family Could Have Been Killed In Brooklyn Bridge Facade Collapse

Forget about “London Bridge falling down, my fair lady” – it’s the Brooklyn Bridge that visibly broke apart this week, or at least a small section of its façade.

07/03/2014

Suspect wanted in connection with a Coney Island shooting that injured 10-year-old boy (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Charged In Coney Island Shooting That Wounded 2, Including 10-Year-Old Boy

A suspect was charged late Wednesday in connection with a shooting left that two people – including a 10-year-old boy — wounded in Coney Island, Brooklyn this past weekend.

07/03/2014

Three girls between the ages of 9 and 13 were struck by this van in Flatlands, Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 2, police said. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Driver Strikes Mom, 2 Kids In Brooklyn; 1 Girl Dead

A driver of an allegedly stolen minivan lost control Wednesday and struck a mother and two children on a sidewalk in Flatlands, Brooklyn, killing one of the girls, police said.

07/02/2014

Five people were injured when a facade on the side of the Brooklyn Bridge collapsed in Brooklyn on Wednesday, July 2. (Credit: FDNY)

5 Hospitalized After Facade On Side Of Brooklyn Bridge Collapses

Five people were sent to hospitals Wednesday evening when a façade collapsed beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in downtown Brooklyn.

07/02/2014

Israeli security forces point their weapons toward Palestinian protestors during clashes in Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem, on July 2, 2014, after a Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed in an apparent act of revenge for the murder by militants of three Israeli youths.  (Photo credit AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Suspected Revenge Killing For Murder Of 3 Israeli Teens Sparks Jerusalem Clashes

Tensions have mounted between Israel and the Palestinians after the bodies of three Israeli teens were found in the West Bank more than two weeks after they went missing.

07/02/2014

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