Alex Silverman

Scales of justice (credit: ClipArt.com)

Woman Suing City For $10M After Special-Needs Son Allegedly Punched By Teacher

The teacher, Alexander Perry, accused the boy of cheating, cursed at him and then punched him with a closed fist, prosecutors said.

02/10/2015

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

NY Senate Democrats Look To Cap Outside Income For Lawmakers

Under the proposal announced Monday, lawmakers could make about $12,000, or 15 percent of their base salary of $79,500, in outside income.

02/09/2015

NYC cab (file/credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

TLC To Let Uber Drivers Return To Street Hails With Yellow Cabs

The Taxi and Limousine Commission has decided to try letting the older cars turn yellow.

02/07/2015

The New York City 911 call center. (Credit: CBS 2)

Report: NYC’s Overhaul Of 911 System Delayed, Over Budget

New York City’s effort to modernize its 911 system is years behind schedule and $700 million over budget, a Department of Investigation probe found.

02/06/2015

Investigators on the scene of the Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, NY on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

NTSB Investigating Deadly Metro-North Crash

The crash Tuesday evening involved a Harlem Line train and a SUV that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing on Commerce Street in Valhalla.

02/04/2015

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

2 Bronx Defenders Resign Following Participation In Anti-Cop Music Video

A lawyer at a nonprofit who appears in an anti-police music video called “Hands Up” has resigned from the legal agency.

02/04/2015

A Metro-North Harlem Line train hit a car and caught fire in Valhalla on Tuesday, Feb. 3.  (Credit: bizzz23)

7 Dead When Metro-North Train Hits Car In Valhalla, Catches Fire

Six people were confirmed dead Tuesday evening, when a Metro-North struck a car and caught fire during the evening rush in Valhalla.

02/03/2015

Antonio Yarbough

Man Wrongfully Accused Of Murdering Sister, Mother Suing New York City

A man from Brooklyn who spent 22 years locked up for murdering his mother and sister while the real killer ran free is now suing the New York City.

02/03/2015

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: NYPD Officer Kicked Man In The Head During Brooklyn Arrest

An NYPD officer was arraigned on assault and other charges for allegedly kicking a subdued man in the head during an arrest last summer.

02/03/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Monday, Feb. 2. (Credit: CBS2)

NYPD: Increase In Shootings So Far This Year May Be Linked To Parole Releases

Shootings in New York City were up 23 percent for the year as of the beginning of February, and the NYPD on Monday pointed to one possible reason for the spike.

02/02/2015

Firefighters respond to a manhole fire on Prospect Park West on Feb. 2, 2015. (credit: Jenna Stern)

Manhole Fire Injures 1, Blows Out Windows Near Prospect Park

The fire began around 11:30 a.m. on Prospect Park West between Fifth and Sixth streets.

02/02/2015

Moises Dreszer and Cathy Dreszer thank the first responders who helped save his life at Grand Central Terminal (Credit: MTA)

MTA Police, Metro-North Fire Brigade & Commuter Save Man’s Life In Grand Central

On Jan. 23, 70-year-old Moises Dreszer and his wife were walking through Grand Central Terminal around 4:20 p.m. when Dreszer suddenly collapsed and went into cardiac arrest.

02/02/2015

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

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