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More than two dozen New York elected officials rally at City Hall in support of Israel. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NY Elected Officials Hold Rally For Israel As Pro-Palestinian Protesters Stage Counter-Demonstration

More than two dozen New York elected officials have been rallying at City Hall in support of Israel. Nearly 100 pro-Palestinian protesters staged a counter-demonstration outside the City Hall gates.

07/14/2014

Plane flies Swastika banner on July 12, 2014 (Credit: proswastika.org/)

NY Assemblyman Looks To Ground Swastika Sky Banners

The banner was paid for by the International Raelian Movement, a religion based in Switzerland whose followers believe life on earth was created by a species of aliens.

07/14/2014

Fans' mood turned sour Tuesday at the U.S. ended up losing its eliminating World Cup match to Belgium. (Credit: CBS 2)

World Cup Fans Go Home With Heads Hanging As U.S. Loses To Belgium

Tim Howard did his best to keep the Belgians at bay, deflecting shot after shot. He kept the game scoreless until it went into extra time, but fans were dejected as Team USA went on to lose.

07/01/2014

Police said a man shot and wounded two people in a Brooklyn iron mill, and shot and killed himself after a standoff with officers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Man Shoots 2, Kills Self In Brooklyn As Violent Weekend Spills Into Monday

Monday morning’s incidents came after 21 shootings over the weekend in all five boroughs.

06/30/2014

New York City Hall (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York City Council Approves Plan For Municipal ID Cards

Lawmakers have agreed to create New York City identification cards residents could get regardless of their immigration statuses. The measure would add the nation’s biggest city to a growing roster of cities that have them.

06/26/2014

A bloodstain is seen on a SoHo sidewalk where a street vendor was stabbed June 23, 2014. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

‘SoHo Wild Man’ Richard Pearson Allegedly Stabs Street Vendor

Pearson ran up to a table where a man was selling cellphone cases on Broadway between Houston and Prince streets and stabbed him multiple times, the victim’s partner said.

06/23/2014

Heroin (file/credit: Hassan Ammar/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Lawmakers, Gov. Cuomo Announce New Plan To Combat Heroin Use

Just one day before the Legislative session ends, New York lawmakers struck a deal with Cuomo on a series of bills that take aim at the growing heroin crisis.

06/18/2014

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein (left) and Hector Ballesteros announce a $5 million lawsuit against New York City on June 17, 2014. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Family Sues NYC After Bronx Woman’s Body Mistakenly Sent To Medical School

The city medical examiner’s office treated a Bronx grandmother like “garbage” when it mistakenly shipped off her corpse for research, the woman’s family alleges in a new lawsuit.

06/17/2014

Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that took place outside of a pizzeria in Yonkers. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

New Video Released In Yonkers Shooting That Injured 9-Year-Old Girl

Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a shooting outside of a Yonkers pizzeria that left a 9-year-old in critical condition.

06/14/2014

Livery Cab (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: TLC Mistakes Black Man, Bi-Racial Wife For Illegal Livery Cab Driver, Passenger

A married couple allegedly mistaken for an illegal livery cab driver and a passenger is suing the Taxi & Limousine Commission for $3 million, alleging racial profiling.

06/11/2014

North Bergen High School Sweep

Police Conduct Sweep At North Bergen High School After Shooting Threat

A threat to “shoot up” North Bergen High School has prompted an investigation, and the school has also made sure all the students face some consequences for their own safety.

06/05/2014

The Kentile Floors sign has stood for 60 years in Gowanus, Brooklyn. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Iconic Kentile Floors Sign In Gowanus Might Come Down

The owner of the Gowanus building that houses the 60-year-old Kentile Floors factory sign has filed permits with the city’s Buildings Department to remove it.

06/05/2014

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Doctor: 5-Year-Old Boy Shot In Jersey City ‘Moving, Talkative’

Jersey City Medical Center spokesman Mark Rabson said that the boy, identified as Jaden Thaxton, is moving and talkative. He will remain in the hospital overnight.

06/05/2014

Boy Shot In Jersey City

5-Year-Old Boy Shot In Jersey City

The shooting took place near Martin Luther King Drive and Union Street at around 3:30 p.m., police said.

06/04/2014

Tayshana Murphy (credit: CBS 2)

More Than 100 Charged In Largest Gang Crackdown In NYC History

Investigators said the sting was part of an effort to end a deadly gang feud that lead to the 2011 death of 18-year-old basketball star Tayshana Murphy.

06/04/2014

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