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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

The man in the window, who is confirmed to be an NYPD detective, berated an Uber driver seen from the back. (Credit: via YouTube)

Bratton: NYPD Detective Placed On Modified Duty After ‘Unacceptable’ Tirade At Uber Driver

A Civil Complaint Review Board is expected to hear from an Uber driver Wednesday after video surfaced of a NYPD detective berating him.

04/01/2015

The GoFundMe page for East Village explosion victim Nicholas Figueroa had raised more than $20,000 as of April 1, 2015.

Online Fundraising Campaign For Family Of East Village Blast Victim Raises $20K

Hundreds of people have donated to the GoFundMe page honoring Nicholas Figueroa, many from one building on West 81st Street, where the 23-year-old victim’s father worker as a handyman for years.

04/01/2015

Uber car service app  (Photo Illustration by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Yellow Taxi Group Lawsuit Claims NYC Is Letting Uber Operate Illegally

The group of yellow taxi cab garages and medallion owners claims the city’s embrace of Uber has taken millions from their pockets.

04/01/2015

The man in the window, who is confirmed to be an NYPD detective, berated an Uber driver seen from the back. (Credit: via YouTube)

NYPD Detective Caught On Video Berating Uber Driver

An Uber cab driver was caught on video getting berated by an NYPD detective in the West Village this week.

03/31/2015

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (credit: Getty Images)

Brooklyn DA: Medicaid Fraud Ring Lured Poor Customers With Free Sneakers

Thompson said recruiters would stake out homeless shelters, soup kitchens and welfare offices searching for people with Medicaid cards.

03/31/2015

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