Mark Morgan

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Luring Incidents In NJ Communities Have Parents, Authorities On Alert

Police hope a sketch will help them find the man responsible for the latest incident in Cresskill. They also hope to find out if the same suspect is in any way connected to the other incidents in nearby towns.

01/19/2012

A young boy was killed by a fire in Brooklyn early Sunday morning. (Credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Bushwick Fire That Killed 7-Year-Old Boy Under Investigation

At least one person is dead in a fire that engulfed a building Brooklyn. Over 130 firefighters responded to the Sunday morning blaze which, officials say, began on the bottom floor and worked its way up.

01/15/2012

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Officials Investigate Legality Of Billboard That Collapsed On BQE

The buildings department is examining the billboard, looking at the bolts that held it in place and if it was built too close to the road.

01/14/2012

Residents in Queens want the DOT to fix their broken sidewalks and curbs. (credit: CBS 2)

Frustrating Waiting Game Continues For Queens Residents With Damaged Curbs

State Sen. Tony Avella is calling on the city to provide more funding for curb and sidewalk repair and reduce the enormous wait time that residents are experiencing.

12/30/2011

FDNY Fire Truck (file / credit: Getty Images)

Off Duty Firefighter Saves 2 In Staten Island Blaze

A holiday tragedy was averted thanks to the quick thinking and heroic actions of off-duty firefighter Steven Carl on Christmas night.

12/26/2011

Levi Aron (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool); Leiby Kletzky (handout)

Lawyer For Accused Killer Levi Aron Says Inbreeding Partially To Blame For Crime

“Everybody knows when blood relations have offspring there can be genetic defects,” attorney Howard Greenberg said, adding that “it’s something that needs to be investigated.”

12/21/2011

Fellow NYPD officers lower the flag to half-staff on Long Island Tuesday in honor of slain NYPD Officer Peter Figoski. (credit: CBS 2 | inset: Handout)

Hundreds Attend Wake For Fallen NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

A sea of blue is descending on the Long Island community of Babylon this weekend as hundreds of police officers pay tribute to their fallen colleague, Peter Figoski, who was shot and killed last Monday while responding to a robbery in Brooklyn.

12/17/2011

Surveillance footage shows a suspect in a burglary spree in Bergen County. (Credit:CBS2)

Bergen County Residents On Alert Following String Of Burglaries

Police in New Jersey are investigating a string of burglaries in five Bergen County towns, including four in Leonia, over the course of four days.

12/13/2011

Cove Auto Towing & Recovery in Astoria (credit: CBS 2)

50-Foot Tree Part Of Cove Auto Towing & Recovery In Astoria

When a Queens auto shop owner decided to build his office 32 years ago, a large tree with sentimental value to his family stood in the way. But instead of cutting it down he found a way around it.

12/12/2011

Fatal Jamaica, Queens Shooting

Arrest Made In Fatal Queens Shooting

A woman was found shot to death in a home in the Jamaica section of Queens on Saturday night, police said.

12/11/2011

NYC Street Parking Sign (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Proposed Task Force Seeks To Eliminate Confusing Parking Signs

Councilman Dan Garodnick is introducing a bill that would require the city to re-assess parking signs every three years and help drivers decipher what they are reading.

12/09/2011

The 'Notify Me NYC' is among the applications competing in the MTA's AppQuest contest. (credit: thecortelyoucollective.org)

MTA Holding Competition To Find Best Apps For Commuters

We all know commuting in the Tri-State Area can be a major headache. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is hoping social media can help its customers on a daily basis.

12/07/2011

Raymond Rivera was killed on Wednesday night in Jersey City. (credit: CBS 2 | Handout)

Family And Friends Of Jersey City Man Stunned By Murder Mystery

Police are still trying to determine the motive for the shooting of 23-year-old Raymond Rivera, and have interviewed several witnesses.

12/02/2011

NYC Food Cart (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Senator Wants Letter-Grading System For Street Food Vendors

State Senator Jose Peralta will introduce legislation this week that would require local health departments to implement a letter-grading system for street vendors, similar to the current restaurant grading system.

11/27/2011

Catholic Mass At St. Patrick's Cathedral

Catholic Church Changes Translations To More Original Latin Text

The Catholic Church initiated a new English translation of the Roman Missal on Sunday, bringing its ritual text used for celebrating Mass more closely in line with traditional Latin.

11/27/2011

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