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Emergency crews on the scene after a Brooklyn-bound F subway train derailed in Woodside, Queens on May 2, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Crews To Work Overnight To Clean Up Subway Train Derailment In Queens

The derailment happened on the express tracks around 10:40 a.m. in a tunnel about 1,200 feet south from the 65th Street station in Woodside.

05/02/2014

Columbia University Escort

Columbia University Student Says He’s Working As Male Escort To Pay Tuition

In a story that might sound too juicy to be true, a young man said in an online student newspaper submission that he has been living as a college student by day and an escort by night.

04/30/2014

Rendering of the LG building rising above the tree line of the Palisades (credit: Scenic Hudson via Protect the Palisades)

Lawmaker Launches Bill That Could Derail LG’s New Jersey HQ Plans

There is a new twist in the fight against a proposed Englewood Cliffs building that opponents say will ruin the view of the Palisades — and may lead to more development.

04/29/2014

Search results on Twitter for the hashtag #MyNYPD

Bratton On NYPD Twitter Backlash: We Won’t Quit Social Media

The NYPD asked Twitter users Tuesday to share pictures of them posing with police officers using the hashtag #MyNYPD, but the responses soon turned ugly.

04/23/2014

Police Officer Daniel Breslin, 39 (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Officer In Critical Condition After Multi-Car Wreck On Route 46 In Lodi

A police officer was in critical condition following a multi-vehicle crash in Lodi, on Saturday morning.

04/19/2014

Tara Anne McDonald mug shot. Police have identified her as the suspect in the Chelsea attempted kidnapping. She was arrested and served jail time for a different attempted kidnapping in 1998. (credit: NYPD)

Police Hold Suspect In Attempted Kidnapping Of Infant In Chelsea

It happened near the corner of 17th Street and Eighth Avenue around 4 p.m. Thursday as a nanny was pushing the baby in a stroller, police said.

04/18/2014

Condoms ordered on Amazon were delivered to an 8-year-old Staten Island girl.

CBS 2 Exclusive: Staten Island Parents Seek Answers After Condoms Delivered To Child

A Staten Island couple has been left horrified after a package containing condoms was mailed to their 8-year-old daughter.

04/17/2014

Staten Island Resurfacing

Staten Island Residents Scoff At Resurfacing Projects In Areas Set To Be Vacated

Questions were erupting Wednesday evening about government waste on Staten Island, as neighbors were outraged about plans to repave several roadways.

04/16/2014

Boston Backpack

Suspicious Bags Found At Boston Marathon Finish Line After Solemn Tributes

Police in Boston detonated two unattended backpacks at the marathon finish line and arrested a man Tuesday night, on the one-year anniversary of the bombings that left three people dead and 260 injured during the marathon.

04/15/2014

Workers at the Pupa and Zehlem Matzoh Bakery on Broadway make Matzoh April 9, 2006 in Williamsburg.  (Photo by Michael Brown/Getty Images)

Break Out The Matzo: Passover Has Begun

The holiday celebrates the Israelites’ exodus from years of slavery in Egypt.

04/14/2014

Planes at Kennedy Airport. (credit: Getty Images)

FBI Steps Up Efforts To Catch Those Pointing Lasers Into Cockpits

“Lasing” — when someone on the ground shines a laser pointer into the cockpit of a low-flying aircraft — has become a major concern, and the FBI is stepping up efforts to catch the culprits before they crash a plane.

04/10/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a Coney Island blaze that left two cops in critical condition. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sources: Firebugs A Growing Problem At NYCHA Buildings

Fire officials have been putting out more and more fires at at New York City Housing Authority buildings. Residents say kids are often to blame.

04/09/2014

Darnell Thomas

Prisoner Escapes Police Custody In Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

The suspect escaped from custody at Atlantic and Vanderbilt avenues, on the cusp of Fort Greene and Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, around 7 p.m., police said.

04/07/2014

Police on the scene in Astoria, Queens where a car plunged into the water. (Credit:CBS 2)

East Elmhurst Community Mourns Loss Of 4 After Car Plunges Into Steinway Creek

The victims were identified as Darius Fletcher, 21; Jada Monique-Butts, 19; Crystal Gravely, 19; and Jaleel Furtado, 20. All of the victims were from East Elmhurst, Queens.

04/05/2014

(Credit: CBS 2)

Police: 3 Teens Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Deliveryman On Staten Island

Around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, 50-year-old Richard Salvia was found shot in the head on Grandview Avenue in Mariners Harbor, police said.

04/04/2014

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