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Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

The Top 14 News Stories Of 2014

In a year where New York City welcomed a new mayor there have been a host of stories that have shaped the landscape of the Tri-State area, the country and the world over.

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Protesters angry about the police shooting that killed Akai Gurley demonstrate on Saturday, Dec. 27. (Credit: CBS2)

Protesters March Demanding Justice In Officer Shooting That Killed Akai Gurley

About 200 people gathered Saturday to protest the November shooting of an unarmed Brooklyn man by a police officer in a public housing building in Brooklyn.

12/27/2014

Two lieutenants were attacked during a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, Dec. 13. (Credit: Chris Nooney; CBS2)

Third Suspect Arrested In Protest Attack On NYPD Lieutenants

Police have not yet released the person’s name, but they are expected to be arraigned Saturday afternoon.

12/20/2014

Maria Garcia is the second person charged in an attack on two NYPD lieutenants on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, Dec. 13. She is seen here outside the Fifth Precinct police station on Friday, Dec. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Another Suspect In Brooklyn Bridge Attack On Lieutenants Charged

Police are still searching for five additional suspects after a Brooklyn man was arrested and charged in connection with the assault of two NYPD lieutenants during a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge.

12/19/2014

Two lieutenants were attacked during a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, Dec. 13. (Credit: Chris Nooney; CBS2)

Suspect Charged In Brooklyn Bridge Attack On NYPD Lieutenants

Police have been looking for a group of suspects, four men and three women, caught on camera struggling with the two lieutenants during a clash between police and protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday.

12/18/2014

Eric Linsker (Credit: CBS2)

Poll: Majority Of New Yorkers Don’t Agree With Protester Tactics Following Garner Decision

There’s growing public backlash against some protesters who demonstrated following the Eric Garner grand jury decision.

12/17/2014

Two lieutenants were attacked during a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, Dec. 13. (Credit: Chris Nooney; CBS2)

Police Announce $12,000 Reward After 2 Lieutenants Assaulted During Garner Protest

A video showing a clash between protesters and police on the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday is now a key piece of evidence in an investigation.

12/16/2014

Police: An unknown woman grabs Lt. Philip Chan and assists in pulling him to the ground, while an unknown man pulls Chan and hits him in the back of the left shoulder. (Credit: NYPD/CBS2)

Police Search For 6 More People In Attack On Lieutenants During Protests

Police said Monday that there are six more suspects being sought in an attack on two NYPD lieutenants during a protest at the Brooklyn Bridge this past Saturday.

12/15/2014

Eric Linsker (Credit: CBS2)

Baruch College Professor Charged In Brooklyn Bridge Protest Melee

The charges against Eric Linsker, 29, of Crown Heights, include assault in the second degree, rioting in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana.

12/14/2014

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Tourist Gets Community Service For Brooklyn Bridge Climb

Yonathan Souid, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge, will have to spend 240 hours cleaning a Manhattan jail.

12/10/2014

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Protesters Crowd Stores, Shut Down FDR Drive Again Over Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner Case

Demonstrators are expected to gather in Union Square Friday afternoon, a day after an estimated 10,000 people marched across New York City on Thursday.

12/05/2014

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Protesters Close Thoroughfares, Clash With Police To Decry Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

City officials were bracing for another night of protests across the city Thursday night, a day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.

12/04/2014

Yonathan Souid is taken into custody. (credit: CBS2)

French Tourist Accused Of Climbing Brooklyn Bridge Faces Judge

Yonathan Souid, 23, of Esnandes, France is charged with felony reckless endangerment and misdemeanor criminal trespassing.

11/17/2014

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Police: French Tourist Charged After Scaling Brooklyn Bridge

Police say a French tourist was taken into custody after climbing the Brooklyn Bridge to take photos.

11/16/2014

The Brooklyn Bridge - Brooklyn, NY - Jul 21, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Officials: No Damage Found After Cargo Ship Clips Brooklyn Bridge

Police said the Rainbow Quest vessel was cruising the East River when its light tower struck the bridge at around 11 p.m. Friday

11/08/2014

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