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USS San Antonio approaches the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Fleet Week Kicks Off With Parade Of Ships Down Hudson River

Fleet Week 2015 officially kicked off Wednesday with a parade of ships down the Hudson River.

05/20/2015

Police Search For Man Wanted In Eight Robberies In Brooklyn

Police Search For Man Wanted In Nine Robberies In Brooklyn

Police have released surveillance video of a man they say is connected to at least eight violent home invasions in the last nine weeks in Brooklyn.

05/19/2015

The NYPD unveiled its new Crime Stoppers van, with video displays built in, on May 19, 2015. (credit: Hazel Sanchez/CBS2)

NYPD Unveils New High-Tech Crime Stoppers Van

The van is equipped with external video screens to display surveillance photos and videos from recent crimes.

05/19/2015

Laura Finamore's casket is carried into St. Anastasia Church in Little Neck, Queens, on May 18, 2015. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Family, Friends Say Goodbye To Amtrak Crash Victim Laura Finamore

Friends and family of Laura Finamore, one of the eight people killed in last week’s Amtrak train derailment, are saying goodbye Monday.

05/18/2015

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

Federal Loan Agreement Reached To Install Safety Technology On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and MTA agreed on a $967 million loan to install Positive Train Control technology.

05/07/2015

A man hits two other men over the head with a chair at Dallas BBQ on May 5, 2015. (credit: Isaam Sharef)

CBS2 Exclusive: Man Speaks After Being Bashed Over The Head With Chair At Chelsea Dallas BBQ

A man was bashed over the head with a chair in a shocking brawl caught on video in a Chelsea barbecue restaurant.

05/06/2015

A man fell down an elevator shaft in a building at West 46th Street and Eighth Avenue on May 5, 2015, fire officials said. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

WCBS 880: Worker Dies After Falling Down Elevator Shaft In Midtown

The worker was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he died.

05/05/2015

David Wildstein, former director of interstate capital projects for the Port Authority, waits to testify at a hearing held by the Assembly Transportation Committee on Jan. 9, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Report: Former Port Authority Official To Plead Guilty In Bridgegate Scandal

Wildstein could enter his plea Friday in Newark federal court, where grand jurors are hearing testimony on the scandal.

04/29/2015

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

New York Legislators To Push For Criminal Justice Reforms

Two dozen black and Hispanic state legislators promised Wednesday to press for New York criminal justice reforms, citing recent police killings of unarmed young men in the U.S.

04/29/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Trial Date Set For Indicted Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

A November trial date was set Tuesday for the corruption case against former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who after pleading not guilty insisted that he will vindicated.

04/28/2015

Anti-Islamic ads that will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances. (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Rules Anti-Islamic Ads Allowed To Be Displayed On MTA Buses

A pro-Israel advocacy group known for publicly criticizing Islam can display its political advertisement containing the phrase “Hamas Killing Jews” on New York City’s buses, a judge said.

04/22/2015

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics used by police on Feb. 23, 2013 in New York City.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYPD Inspector General Says Police Should Track Lawsuit Data

While lawsuit claims aren’t necessarily legitimate, “when the data is properly gathered and analyzed, litigation data can still be used for positive, proactive improvements in policing,” Inspector General Philip K. Eure’s report said.

04/21/2015

FILE -- A past World AIDS Day March in New York City (credit: Getty Images)

NY Blueprint Lists Steps To End AIDS Scourge

The plan, requested last year by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and developed by a task force of 63 stakeholders, would expand steps that have already reduced deaths and newly diagnosed infections statewide to fractions of what they once were.

04/21/2015

FILE -- Commuters ride a crowded F train. (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

MTA: Subway Ridership Hits 65-Year High

On 29 days during the last four months of the year, the system carried more than 6 million customers on 29 weekdays over the last four months of 2014 — a level not seen since the boom years following World War II.

04/20/2015

Police in Camden use 'Shotspotter' which detects and reports the location of gunshots to police in real time. (Credit: CBS2)

ShotSpotter Technology Alerts NYPD To Dozens Of Unreported Shootings In Brooklyn, Bronx

The high-tech experiment to track the sound of gunfire in certain parts of Brooklyn and the Bronx has alerted the police to dozens of shootings that they say they’d never have known about otherwise.

04/02/2015

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