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Alice Gainer

Emergency workers remove a dead body from the wreckage after a Metro-North commuter train derailed just north of the Spuyten Duyvil station December 1, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Multiple injuries and at least 4 deaths were reported after the seven car train left the tracks as it was heading to Grand Central Terminal along the Hudson River line.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

911 Dispatchers Mistook Deadly Metro-North Derailment For Fire, Records Say

New evidence revealed Thursday evening indicated that the problems with the New York City 911 system are worse than previously thought.

05/22/2014

P.S. 315 in Brooklyn (credit: CBS 2)

Cops: Brooklyn Fourth-Graders Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Poison Teacher

The boys, ages 9 and 12, allegedly put “a substance consistent with rat poisoning” in the 62-year-old teacher’s water bottle, police said.

05/21/2014

Clarinda Carter (left), a correction officer at Autry State Prison in Georgia, and Covian Camp, an inmate, have been charged for running a phone scam on New Jersey residents. (Credit: Bergen County Sheriff's Office)

Bergen County Sheriff: Phone Scam Traced To Georgia Prison

A correction officer and an inmate in Georgia targeted Bergen County residents in a phone scam, convincing them they needed to pay fines for missing jury duty or having an outstanding arrest warrant, police said.

05/20/2014

A north Jersey woman says a faulty flour silo turned her home into a winter wonderland. (Credit: CBS 2)

Faulty Flour Silo Turned North Jersey Woman’s Home Into A Winter Wonderland

What looked like a winter wonderland was actually the result of a faulty pipe that leaked baking powder all over the woman’s home.

05/19/2014

Scene of police-involved shooting near 96th Street and the FDR Drive (Alice Gainer/CBS 2).

Police: Suspect Shot Dead On UES May Be Serial Pharmacy Robber

It all began with a gunpoint robbery at Health Source Pharmacy, located at 68th-69th Street and Second Avenue, at 1:40 p.m., sources said.

05/16/2014

"The Talk" is spending the week on location in New York. (credit: CBS)

Going Behind The Scenes At ‘The Talk’ In NYC

CBS 2’s Alice Gainer got a behind-the-scenes look at “The Talk,” the Los Angeles-based show that is spending the week in New York.

05/15/2014

Letters written by Jackie Kennedy up for auction in Ireland. (Credit: CBS 2)

Letters From Jackie Kennedy Provide Telling Insight Into Mind Of JFK’s Wife

The letters were written to an Irish Catholic priest and began when Jackie Kennedy was just 21 years old.

05/14/2014

Subway hero Joshua Garcia. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Man Saves Girl Who Fell Onto 4 Train Tracks, Says ‘Father Instinct’ Kicked In

Joshua Garcia, a father of three, said other commuters took out their cellphones to take pictures of the incident.

05/09/2014

Positive Pregnancy Tests

Seen At 11: Positive Pregnancy Tests Up For Sale Online

Used positive pregnancy tests can be found for sale all over the Internet. And those involved said people are snapping them up – with less-than-ethical motivations.

05/07/2014

Rally at Teaneck H.S-faculty, parents & students in support of seniors arrested for senior prank (Credit: Alice Gainer/CBS 2)

Rally Held At Teaneck H.S. In Support Of Students Arrested During Prank

Those who attended the rally said the charges should be dropped. They also said people have gotten the wrong impression of the high school.

05/07/2014

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60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll Asks Parents What Makes The Perfect Child

With recent advances in technology, science and medicine, it may soon be possible for parents to select the traits of children. But if you could, would you?

05/06/2014

Parents, children and emergency responders outside a day care center after a carbon monoxide incident in Pequannock, NJ on May 5, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

At Least 33 Children Hospitalized After Carbon Monoxide Incident At Day Care Center In Pequannock, NJ

Thirty-six people — including at least 33 children — were taken to hospitals Monday after a carbon monoxide incident at a day care center in Pequannock, N.J., officials said.

05/05/2014

New School Model Lawsuit

Model Sues, Claims New School Used Her Photo In Ads Without Permission

A model has filed a lawsuit against the New School for over $10 million, saying the school used her image in ads without her permission.

05/02/2014

Juan Sanchez

Bronx Woman Believes Building Staff Put Down Rat Poison That Killed Son, 4

Did rat poison kill a 4-year-old boy in the Bronx? That is what a family has been trying to figure out while awaiting the results of an autopsy.

04/29/2014

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 10: George Clooney attends 'The Monument Men' Premiere on February 10, 2014 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Hearts Around The World Break As Actor George Clooney Gets Engaged

Actor George Clooney had vowed that he would never remarry. He spent years going through girlfriends, and has often joked about not getting married again.

04/28/2014

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