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Police investigate a deadly shooting in Newark on Aug. 22, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2)

Local Businessman Fatally Shot In Newark In City’s 58th Homicide Of Year

Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a local business owner in Newark.

9 hours ago

FILE -- A Home Depot store (credit: Getty Images)

Home Depot Donates $1 Million To Foundation That Gives Homes To Veterans

Frank Siller, who heads the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, said the “smart homes” are going to veterans who have suffered catastrophic wounds.

08/21/2014

Man wanted for robbing a woman pushing her baby in a stroller, two others in the Bronx. (credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Robs 3 Women, Including Mother Pushing Stroller, In The Bronx

Police are searching for a man who they said robbed three women, including a mother pushing her baby in a stroller, in a two-hour span in the Bronx last Friday.

08/20/2014

City and religious leaders including the Rev. Al Sharpton, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton gather for a meeting. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Sharpton Pledges Zero Tolerance For Violence At Eric Garner Rally After Meeting With Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is bringing together the mayor and other religious leaders for a roundtable meeting spawned by the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.

08/20/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island DA: Grand Jury To Review Eric Garner’s Death

The Medical Examiner’s office previously dubbed Garner’s July 17 death a homicide caused by “compression of his neck (chokehold), compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.”

08/19/2014

Surveillance video of a suspect sought in connection with shooting deaths of two men in Hamilton Heights on Aug. 17, 2014 (credit: CBS 2)

Police Release Surveillance Video In Deadly Hamilton Heights Shooting

Police said 21-year-old Kenny Jimenez and 29-year-old Francisco Mercedez were gunned down just before 3 a.m. Sunday in front of a deli at Broadway and 151st Street.

08/18/2014

A crash on the New York State Thruway in Rockland County on Aug. 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Killed After Driving Wrong Way On New York State Thruway

Richard Christopher, 32, of Suffern, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck when he drove the wrong way and crashed into a car driven by James DeVito, police said.

08/12/2014

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

Mayor Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn on Friday, Aug. 8. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mayor De Blasio Downplays Sharpton’s Impact On City, Police Policy

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday night played down the impact of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s point of view on city and police policy.

08/08/2014

A bear cub was seen wandering through the wooded area of Mountainside, N.J. on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (Credit: WCBS 880/Jim Smith)

Bear Cub Explores Mountainside, N.J.

Police radios crackled with sightings as a bear was seen marching through the wooded areas of Mountainside, N.J., Thursday, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.

08/07/2014

Emergency responders on the scene of an accident in Leonia involving a school bus on Aug. 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Woman Struck, Killed By School Bus In Leonia

The incident took place at Broad Avenue and Fort Lee Road.

08/07/2014

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Mother Of Teen Driver Who Allegedly Killed Ariel Russo, 4, While Fleeing Cops Begs For Mercy In Court

The emotional scene came after the judge increased bail for Franklin Reyes, 18, and set a trial date.

08/06/2014

Mount Sinai Hospital in East Harlem. (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Being Tested At Mount Sinai Hospital For Possible Ebola Virus

The man arrived at Mount Sinai’s emergency room early Monday morning with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. The man told doctors he had recently traveled to a West African country where Ebola is present, the hospital said.

08/04/2014

Police are looking for a suspect who they said was seen on surveillance video shooting and beating another man at a grocery store in the Bronx. (credit: NYPD)

Police: Shooting, Beating Of Man Inside Bronx Grocery Store Caught On Video

It happened just after 1 a.m. Saturday inside the store on Webster Avenue in the Claremont Section after police said two men got into in argument, police said.

08/04/2014

New Tappan Zee Bridge pilings (Credit: CBS 2)

State Halts Pile Driving For New Tappan Zee Bridge Due To Noise Complaints

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s point man on the bridge said pile driving will resume but only after the contractor figures out a way to do it more quietly.

08/01/2014

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