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A building burns after an explosion on 2nd Avenue on March 26, 2015 in New York City. The seven alarm fire drew firefighters from across the city. A number of injuries have been reported. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

19 Injured In Apparent Gas Explosion, Collapse At East Village Buildings

A gas explosion ripped through four buildings and ended up leveling three of them, leaving a total of 19 people injured in a bustling section of the East Village Thursday afternoon.

2 hours ago

This man was captured on cellphone video apparently sexually assaulting a rider on a No. 4 train as she slept.

Suspect Arrested In 2012 Sexual Assault Of Sleeping Woman On 4 Train

Elisa Lopez was asleep on a No. 4 train in October 2012 when she was assaulted. She woke up, punched the man and ran off the train.

15 hours ago

People stand in front of Happy Land Fire Memorial on 25th anniversary of tragedy (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Family, Friends Of Victims Mark 25th Anniversary Of Happy Land Fire In The Bronx

Friends and family members of those who perished are marking the 25th anniversary of the deadly fire Wednesday.

03/25/2015

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Manhattan Borough President Seeks Rent Mediation For Mom-And-Pop Businesses

Under Brewer’s proposal, if a landlord seeks to jack up a store’s rent, a mediator would try to work out a deal. If one cannot be reached, the business would receive a one-year extension so that it has time to find a new space.

03/24/2015

Sen. Robert Menendez speaks March 23, 2015, in Garwood, New Jersey. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Menendez Defiant Amid Reports Of Looming Indictment

Federal prosecutors have reportedly been looking into whether Menendez accepted pricy gifts from a longtime friend and ophthalmologist in Florida in exchange for his influence on a couple of issues, including a Medicare billing dispute.

03/23/2015

A McDonalds restaurant is seen on September 9, 2010 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Survey Of Fast Food Workers: Some Bosses Told Employees To Use Condiments As Medical Supplies

Just rub some ketchup on that third-degree burn, maybe some butter– that’s what McDonald’s workers say their supervisors tell them when they’re scalded on the job.

03/17/2015

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh. (credit: Image via CBS2)

NJ Air Force Vet Accused Of Trying To Provide Material Support To ISIS

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, of Neptune, is accused of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, also known as ISIL, and obstruction of justice.

03/17/2015

A natural gas company wants to build a gas transfer station 19 miles off the coast of Long Island's South Shore. (Photo: Handout)

Environmentalists, NYC Officials Call On Gov. Cuomo To Nix Natural Gas Terminal

State Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos is against the project, which the Coast Guard is reviewing.

03/16/2015

Police on the scene of an alleged shooting and burglary in Queens on March 16, 2015. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Police: Suspect In Custody After Shot Fired At Cops In Queens

When officers arrived at the house on 56th Avenue in Maspeth just before 9 a.m., the suspect opened fire, but did not strike anyone, police said.

03/16/2015

A man was shot and wounded at the Borough Hall subway station in downtown Brooklyn on Monday, March 10. (Credit: Nica, via Instagram)

Sources: Retired Correction Officer Shoots, Kills Man In Brooklyn Subway Quarrel

A retired New York City correction officer shot and a man who later died Tuesday evening, in a confrontation at the Borough Hall subway station in busy downtown Brooklyn, sources said.

03/10/2015

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2 Dead Skunks Found With ‘Obama Stinks’ Sign In Fairfield, Conn.

Police in Fairfield, Connecticut, are investigating the discovery of two dead skunks with a sign reading “Obama Stinks.”

03/10/2015

Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal is urging people to report illegal idlers. (Credit: CBS2)

City Council Members Rally For Bill Aimed At Curbing Idling In NYC

Activists gathered at City Hall Tuesday morning in support of a new proposal to put citizens on patrol to crack down on idling cars in New York City.

03/10/2015

FILE - A Ferret walks on a leash. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Board Of Health Rules To Keep Ban On Ferrets As Pets In NYC

The city Board of Health decided Tuesday to maintain a long-standing prohibition on keeping the animals as pets. The vote was 3-2 to lift the ban but needed six votes to pass. There were three abstentions.

03/10/2015

Fire tears through at least two homes in Mill Basin, Brooklyn on March 9, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Four-Alarm Fire Tears Through Homes In Mill Basin; Up To 6 Firefighters Hurt

The fire broke out at around 2:20 p.m. at National Drive between Mill and Strickland avenues.

03/09/2015

Youth British backpackers check-in in their bedroom at the Circus hostel Berlin on July 19, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

City Councilman Wants To Bring Youth Hostels Back To NYC

Five years ago, a law that was aimed at curbing illegal hotels inadvertently put up restrictions on hostels, forcing many of them out of business.

03/09/2015

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