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Police Seek 4 Suspects Who Set Up Sales On Facebook, Robbed Would-Be Sellers

Police have launched a search for four teenage boys and/or young men who set up meetings on Facebook with younger boys, only to rob them when the meetings took place.

CBS New York–10/24/2012

Students of I.S. 171 who take part in after-school band (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Local Cypress Hills Leaders Hold Fundraiser To Save After-School Band Program

The Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation set up a fundraiser, which has already pulled in nearly $3,000 to help keep the music program.

09/25/2012

FDNY battles fire on Fulton Street in East New York. (credit: @FDNY via Twitter)

7-Alarm Blaze At Vacant Factory In Brooklyn Under Control

It took 200 firefighters and 54 units more than 15 hours to battle the blaze at the old commercial building on Atlantic Street in Cypress Hills.

07/24/2012

A cabbie spotted the girl at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue. (credit:  Google Street View)

Mom Arrested After Toddler Found Wandering Streets In Brooklyn

A sharp-eyed cabbie spotted the 2-year-old wearing nothing more than a diaper around 2 a.m. in Cypress Hills.

03/12/2012

A van rests on a pole at the scene of a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn on Jan. 26, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Carjacker, Off-Duty Lieutenant Trade Shots In Brooklyn; Carjacker Killed

Police say an off-duty cop witnessed the driver of another car take off on foot after slamming his car into a divider and then a light pole near Jamaica Avenue.

01/26/2012

Officer Glenn Estrada was promoted to Detective on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Officer Glenn Estrada, Partner Of Slain NYPD Cop, Promoted To Detective In Emotional Ceremony

He valiantly captured the alleged gunman who shot and killed his partner and on Friday, the NYPD honored its newest detective.

12/23/2011

This weekend's gun buy-back in Brooklyn netted 108 weapons. (credit: NYPD)

Gun Buyback Nets 182 Weapons In Wake Of Officer’s Death

A Brooklyn gun buyback conducted on Saturday netted 182 weapons. The count includes 58 semi-automatic handguns, 1 sawed-off shotgun, 2 assault rifles, and a variety of other firearms

12/18/2011

This weekend's gun buy-back in Brooklyn netted 108 weapons. (credit: NYPD)

In Wake Of Cop’s Death, NYPD Holding Gun Buy Back In Brooklyn

Those who turn in working guns will receive a $200 bank card, no questions asked and you do not have to give your name.

12/17/2011

Detective Peter Figoski (credit: Handout)

5 Indicted On Murder Charges In Officer Peter Figoski’s Death

Though the suspects were not required to appear in court, they showed up and were met by a sea of blue.

12/16/2011

Ray Kelly  (credit: CBS 2); Figoski (credit: NYPD); Lynch (credit: CBS 2)

Commissioner Kelly, PBA President Lynch Remember Slain Officer Peter Figoski

When asked how his union and other police officers would respond following such a tragic loss, PBA head Pat Lynch responded, saying they would “step in where Peter would have been” and “try to be the shoulder to cry on.”

12/14/2011

Officer Peter Figoski, left (credit: Handout); Suspected gunman Lamont Pride in a 2009 mugshot (credit: Handout/Guilford County Sheriff’s Office)

NYPD Officer Shot And Killed During Burglary In Cypress Hills

Investigators said Officer Peter Figoski, 47, was shot in the face while responding to a break-in just before 2:30 a.m. Monday at an apartment on Pine Street in Cypress Hills.

12/12/2011

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