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Lawmakers want to ban sex offenders from family shelters. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

NY Lawmakers Propose Bill Banning Sex Offenders From Family Shelters

City Councilman Jimmy Vacca said he was shocked when he found out two sex offenders were allowed to live at the Crystal Family Residence in the Bronx.

01/23/2015

The MTA board meets on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

MTA Board Votes To Raise Fares And Tolls

The cost of your commute is going up. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted Thursday to raise fares and tolls.

01/22/2015

A worker is rescued after becoming trapped at a construction site on the Lower East Side. (Credit: CBS2)

Worker Rescued After Getting Stuck In Pit At Lower East Side Construction Site

Crews rescued a worker from a Lower East Side construction side Wednesday afternoon, after he became trapped.

01/21/2015

Police said an off-duty officer was attacked as she left a Dunkin’ Donuts in Harlem on Jan. 21, 2015. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Attacked Outside Dunkin’ Donuts In Harlem; Suspect In Custody

The man attacked the officer as she walked out of the shop, punched and kicked her, causing an eye laceration and bruises to her head, according to police. He then took off.

01/21/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo previews his 2015 infrastructure and transportation agenda at a breakfast meeting of the Association for a Better at the New York Grand Hyatt. (credit: Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor)

Cuomo Pitches AirTrain For LaGuardia Airport, Ambitious Transit Upgrades

Cuomo spoke Tuesday to the business group Association for a Better New York in Manhattan. He offered a preview of his annual State of the State address scheduled for Wednesday.

01/20/2015

A series of earthquakes have recently occurred in eastern Connecticut. (credit: CBS2)

Connecticut Officials Address Community Worries In Wake Of Recent Earthquakes

After a dozen earthquakes in a week, representatives of state agencies are gathering for what is being called a briefing on Connecticut’s preparedness posture.

01/16/2015

Surveillance image of a suspect who police said is wanted for a string of sex assaults in Manhattan.  (credit: NYPD)

Police: Suspect Sought In String Of Manhattan Sex Assaults

Authorities released new surveillance video Thursday morning of the suspect linking him to a total of five incidents. The most recent one happened early Wednesday on the Lower East Side.

01/15/2015

A suspect is arrested in a sweep targeting heroin dealers and suppliers Jan. 13, 2015, in Westchester County. (credit: CBS2)

125 Arrested As Part Of Yearlong Westchester Heroin Sweep

A task force involving local police, county police and the FBI was formed in early 2014 after a surge in heroin use and 85 overdose deaths in Westchester in 2012 and 2013.

01/13/2015

New York Mega Millions winner Harold Diamond and wife Carol (CBS2)

Retired School Principal Is $326M Mega Millions Winner, New York’s Biggest Jackpot Winner

Harol Diamond, 80, of Wurtsboro is the sole winner of the $326 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn on Nov. 4, lottery officials revealed Monday.

01/12/2015

Brendan Jordan (credit: Family Handout)

Boy Killed After Folding Bench Attached To Wall Collapses At New Jersey School

A folding bench attached to a wall came crashing down, killing a 7-year-old New Milford boy in a freak accident during indoor soccer practice at a New Jersey school.

01/08/2015

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Snowy Friday Morning Commute To Follow Dangerously Deep Freeze

Arctic air sent temperatures plummeting across the Tri-State area on Thursday with wind chills driving them even lower.

01/08/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (2nd L) attends the wake of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos on December 26, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Commissioner Bratton Meets With Police Unions Over Rift With Mayor De Blasio

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will meet with the heads of the police unions Wednesday to address deteriorating relations between rank-and-file officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

01/07/2015

The woman who owns this home in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx says a squatter has been living there for months. (credit: CBS2)

Landlord Fighting To Oust Alleged Squatter From Bronx House

When Maria Diaz’s daughter stopped by in May during a building inspection, she found a shirtless man living inside.

01/06/2015

Governor Mario Cuomo attends the Rodale launch party for Al Gore's New Book 'OUR CHOICE: A Plan To Solve The Climate Crisis' at the American Museum of Natural History on November 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Rodale)

Mario Cuomo’s Wake Held In Manhattan

New York said farewell to the state’s former three-term governor, Mario Cuomo, at his Manhattan wake on Monday.

01/05/2015

The Times Square crystal ball is tested one last time before New Year's Eve on December 30, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Security Tight With Ball Drop Ready To Go In Times Square For New Year’s Eve

The glittering 11,875-pound ball was tested Tuesday ahead of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, where tens of thousands of revelers are expected to ring in 2015.

12/30/2014

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