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Sarai Sierra (credit: Handout via CBS 2)

Blow To The Head Blamed For Staten Island Woman’s Death In Turkey

A fatal blow to the head was the cause of death for a Staten Island woman who had only wanted to make a journey to Istanbul, Turkey, to take photographs.

02/03/2013

Ed Koch in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2012 State of the City Video

Mayor Ed Koch Remembered As The Embodiment Of New York City

New York City woke up Saturday morning without one of its most recognizable and beloved figures.

02/02/2013

The Rev. Al Sharpton was remembering late Mayor Ed Koch this week. (Credit: Andrew H. Walker/J.P. Yim/Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton: Koch Was ‘Authentic’

The Rev. Al Sharpton was one of Mayor Ed Koch’s loudest critics, but was remembering the mayor fondly upon his death Friday.

02/02/2013

Mayor Ed Koch

Neighbors, Aides Remember Mayor Koch’s Indomitable Spirit

Mayor Ed Koch was known as the quintessential New Yorker, and left a lasting impression.

02/02/2013

Dolphin in the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn - Jan. 25, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Dolphin That Died In Gowanus Canal Undergoes Postmortem Exam

The wayward dolphin that lost its way, ended up in the polluted Gowanus Canal and died was undergoing a postmortem exam Sunday.

01/27/2013

The Collector Of Bedford Street

Report: Larry Selman, ‘The Collector Of Bedford Street,’ Dies At 70

A West Village fundraiser and neighborhood activist whose work was showcased in an Academy Award-winning documentary has died, according to a published report.

01/21/2013

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Hundreds Gather To Pay Tribute To Online Prodigy Aaron Swartz

Hundreds of friends and supporters of Aaron Swartz are gathered in New York City to pay tribute to the free-information activist and online prodigy who killed himself last week.

01/19/2013

Jayne Cortez

Poet, Activist Jayne Cortez Has Died At 78

Poet, activist and performance artist Jayne Cortez has died at the age of 78.

01/05/2013

LIRR-Trains

Person Struck And Killed By LIRR Train In New Hyde Park

Service has been temporarily suspended on the main line in both directions between Penn Station and Hicksville. The accident also is affecting trains on the Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma and Oyster Bay branches.

01/01/2013

Monsignor Robert Weiss

Church Pastor Provides Newtown Parents With Official News Of Children’s Death

The parents whose children were killed in the massacre knew, of course, that their children had lost their lives when they could not take the children home from school on Friday afternoon.

12/15/2012

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One Dead Following Boat Collision Off Of Long Branch, NJ

Coast Guard officials say personnel aboard the larger craft reported the collision and bought the two men aboard their vessel. They then headed into the Shark River and met crews from Coast Guard Station Shark River, who escorted them to shore.

12/08/2012

Albert Martin

New Jersey High School Basketball Player Collapses On Court, Dies

A high school basketball player in New Jersey suddenly collapsed on the court and died Monday.

12/03/2012

Hector 'Macho' Camacho

Boxer Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho Dies 3 Days After Shooting

Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho, who grew up in East Harlem, has died after being taken off life support in Puerto Rico.

11/24/2012

Kimberly Perry (ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

The Band Perry Releases Dark And Wild New Single, ‘Better Dig Two’

Leading off with the sound of hand claps and a slow, plunking banjo, the new single, ‘Better Dig Two’ from The Band Perry immediately steps into mournful, lonesome territory. But don’t get too comfortable . . .

10/30/2012

This tree fell onto a home in Flushing, resulting in the death of a 29-year-old man. (credit: CBS 2)

Sandy Blamed For Six Confirmed Deaths In NY; 2 Also Reported Dead In NJ

Superstorm Sandy is being blamed for five confirmed deaths in New York State, including at least one in New York City in which a tree fell on a house in Queens.

CBS New York–10/29/2012

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