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Evacuated residents stand outside a building in Brooklyn after an early morning fire on July 4, 2014. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

FDNY: 4-Alarm Fire In Brooklyn Caused By Lightning Strike

It happened around 1 a.m. at a building on Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville. The fire started on the sixth floor and then quickly spread to about six apartments.

07/04/2014

Police said a man shot and wounded two people in a Brooklyn iron mill, and shot and killed himself after a standoff with officers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Man Shoots 2, Kills Self In Brooklyn As Violent Weekend Spills Into Monday

Monday morning’s incidents came after 21 shootings over the weekend in all five boroughs.

06/30/2014

FILE -- Passengers ride in a subway car. (Credit: Getty Images)

MTA Eyes Surveillance Cameras On All Subway Cars

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it’s “studying the possibility of installing surveillance cameras in future subway car models.”

06/24/2014

A Gap employee fixes a display of jeans. (Credit: Getty Images)

Looking To Save? Hit Stores Early In The Week

Style and retail expert Brittney Levine said Mondays or Tuesdays are hands down shoppers’ best bets for discounts at almost every store.

06/23/2014

Wayne Hills High School

Wayne, N.J. School District To Eliminate Midterms, Finals

Midterms and finals are being done away with and replaced with a new form of testing at one New Jersey high school, in a drastic measure driven by the Common Core curriculum.

06/16/2014

Pumpkin The Horse

New Calls For Carriage Horse Ban After Horse Runs Loose In Central Park

Animal rights groups have stepped up their calls to ban carriage horses following an incident in Central Park.

06/10/2014

Kevin Roper (credit: CBS 2)

Court Papers: Truck Driver Charged In Tracy Morgan Crash Hadn’t Slept In Over 24 Hours

The truck driver charged in a crash that left one person dead and three others critically injured, including actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, had not slept in more than 24 hours at the time of the wreck, according to court papers.

06/09/2014

Veteran FDNY firefighter Jimmy Martinez is need serious need of a marrow donor. (Credit: CBS 2)

Veteran FDNY Firefighter Is In Serious Need Of A Marrow Donor

Martinez is a 24-year veteran of the FDNY. He was with Engine 157 at ground zero during the September 11, attacks, and spent months working rescue and recovery after losing 6 of colleagues.

06/08/2014

Tennis player Fred Kovaleski, 89, once worked undercover for the CIA using his sport as a decoy. (Credit: CBS 2)

89-Year-Old Tennis Pro Looks Back On Career, Undercover Work With CIA

Fred Kovaleski is a tennis pro who spent a decade using the sport as a decoy for the CIA – and now, as one of the world’s oldest tennis players, he has begun talking about his past.

06/03/2014

Protecting Children Against Predators

Youth Groups: Access To Predators’ Records Will Mean Better Safety

New legislation has been proposed in light of a recent massive sexual predator bust. Proponents said the legislation will better protect children.

06/02/2014

Tri-State area residents are being urged to plant milkweed to help bring back the monarch butterfly population (Credit: CBS 2)

Help End The Butterfly ‘Crisis’ By Planting Milkweed

Butterflies are one of the most beloved seasonal species and can be found almost everywhere in the world. But the number of sightings are getting lower every year.

05/27/2014

Officials say that unregulated 'Phrosties'  could lead to a number of serious problems. (Credit: CBS 2)

Popular New Adult Beverage The ‘Phrostee’ Is Now Under Investigation

There is a new adult beverage in town and it is called a Phrostee. Now, the drink is under investigation and it comes with a big ‘buyer beware.’

05/26/2014

Queens Buckled Street

Neighbors: Fresh Meadows, Queens Street Could Cave In, Pose Serious Threat

Neighbors in Queens have been worried that their street is going to swallow their cars – or even worse, someone might get hurt.

05/19/2014

Mahopac High School (Photo: CBS 2)

Mahopac School Board President Resigns After Being Caught Calling Mother Of 6 ‘Chubby Wubby’

Ray Cote made the comments as he replied to a question asked by a trustee, apparently not realizing it was in front of an open mic and streaming live on the school district’s website.

05/13/2014

NCAA logo (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

NCAA Adjusts Men’s Tennis Schedule To Accommodate Yeshiva University

A schedule conflict almost kept the Division III school out of the tournament. All three rounds were slated to include Saturday afternoon matches, which coincides with the Jewish sabbath.

05/05/2014

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