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Four of five students accused in an alleged sex assault at William Paterson University are pictured at their arraignment on Dec. 2, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Grand Jury Declines To Indict 5 Students Accused In William Paterson University Sex Assault

A grand jury has declined to indict five students who were accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a dormitory at William Paterson University.

01/29/2015

Screen capture from the video for Uncle Murda and Maino's "Hands Up."

CBS2 Exclusive: De Blasio Slams City-Funded Legal Group Over Rap Video Advocating Cop Killings

The video, “Hands Up” by Uncle Murda and Maino, was posted online in December and shows the two rappers pointing guns at the head of a man in a police uniform.

01/29/2015

(Photo courtesy of anonymous passenger)

Derailment At Grand Central Snags Metro-North Trains, Leaves Riders Shaken

Service on the Metro-North Railroad was disrupted Wednesday evening after a derailment at Grand Central Terminal.

01/28/2015

Firefighters on the scene of a fire at Winfield Hall in Glen Cove on Jan. 28, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Historic Mansion Catches Fire In Glen Cove

The fire broke out at the Winfield Hall at 70 Crescent Beach in Glen Cove, according to the Nassau Fire Department.

01/28/2015

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch testifies during a confirmation hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Opens Hearings For Obama’s Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

The nation’s top law enforcement job is on the line today as the Republican-dominated Senate Judiciary Committee opens two days of hearings on President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch.

01/28/2015

Light snow falls in Paramus, NJ on Jan. 26, 2015. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Gov. Christie Declares Travel Ban As New Jersey Readies For Major Winter Storm

Christie urged people to stay home Monday evening and Tuesday in order to help road crews to clear the highways and streets.

01/26/2015

Grocery stores across the region are packed with last-minute shoppers ahead of the brunt of a major snowstorm on Jan. 26, 2015 (Credit: CBS2)

Shoppers Dash Around Stores To Stock Up On Essentials Before Snowstorm Intensifies

Tri-State Area residents are stocking up on food, water and other storm essentials to last for several days.

01/26/2015

Soul Tigers Marching Band (credit: Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

Protest Held Over Cuts To J.H.S. 292 Marching Band Program

Protest organizers allege the school’s new interim acting principal is trying to dismantle the marching band, even going as far as changing the locks on the doors.

01/21/2015

Police on the scene of a shooting in East Williamsburg on Jan. 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Two Shot Near School In East Williamsburg

The shooting happened at around 2:45 p.m. at Grand Street near Bushwick Avenue.

01/20/2015

(Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Challengers Look To Unseat Patrick Lynch As NYPD Union Head

A slate of challengers is working to unseat longtime New York police union leader Patrick Lynch — including two officers under indictment in a ticket-fixing scandal.

01/20/2015

Cinemart in Forest Hill, Queens (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

88-Year-Old Forest Hills Movie Theater Lives To See Another Act

A little movie theater that’s been a Queens institution since 1927 has been given new life thanks to its owner’s persistence — and a winter blockbuster.

01/19/2015

Students carry mattresses in a protest against sexual assault at Columbia University. (Credit: Jacquelyn14)

Feds Launch Investigation Into Handling Of Rape Cases At Columbia University

The federal government has opened an investigation into how reports of rape on campus are investigated at Columbia University.

01/14/2015

Police patrol outside of a Manhattan court house for the sentencing of convicted terrorist Mustafa Kamel Mustafa on January 9, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police: Man Made Shooting Motion At Cop With iPhone While Driving In Harlem

NYPD officers arrested a man on Tuesday who allegedly talked about “how easy it would be to shoot a police officer” while holding his iPhone like a gun and pretended to shoot as a squad car went by.

01/14/2015

Hunts Point produce market - Bronx, NY - May 23, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Hunts Point Market Workers Vote To Authorize Strike

The workers voted on Tuesday and a strike could happen as early as Friday morning, Teamsters Local 202 said.

01/14/2015

A large grouping of gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacteria (credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Health Department: Legionnaires’ Disease Bacteria Found In Co-Op City Cooling Towers

Preliminary results show the cooling towers of a Bronx housing complex are contaminated with Legionnaires’ disease bacteria, according to the New York City health department.

01/13/2015

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