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Three girls between the ages of 9 and 13 were struck by this van in Flatlands, Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 2, police said. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Driver Strikes Mom, 2 Kids In Brooklyn; 1 Girl Dead

A driver of an allegedly stolen minivan lost control Wednesday and struck a mother and two children on a sidewalk in Flatlands, Brooklyn, killing one of the girls, police said.

07/02/2014

A construction crew works at the site of a future homeless shelter in the Flatlands sections of Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Residents Shaken Over Nearby Construction They Say Has Damaged Homes

Residents in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn say they’ve endured months of house-shaking construction related to the construction of a nearly 200-bed homeless shelter on East 45th Street.

05/05/2014

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CBS 2 Exclusive: Brooklyn Intersection Plagued By Red Light Runners

It is being called Brooklyn’s most confusing intersection. It’s so confusing some drivers think it’s OK to deal with it by breaking the law.

04/25/2014

Police at a home in Brooklyn after a body was discovered in a storage container. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Brooklyn Man Faces Charges In Connection With Body Found Stuffed In Storage Container

Police have made an arrest in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a plastic storage container in Brooklyn on Saturday.

04/20/2014

Police at a home in Brooklyn after a body was discovered in a storage container. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Police Questioning Person Of Interest After Body Found Stuffed In Storage Container

Police said they made the discovery at a home in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

04/19/2014

Brooklyn Multi-Vehicle Crash

6 Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Flatlands, Brooklyn

A five-car crash in Brooklyn sent several people to the hospital late Friday.

12/07/2013

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Man Dead After Hit-And-Run In Flatlands, Brooklyn

A man was struck and killed late Friday in a hit-and-run incident in Brooklyn.

11/23/2013

Some of the cocaine seized by police during a search in Flatlands, Brooklyn on Sept. 7, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

3 Arrests Made As Police Seize Loaded Gun, Drugs During Search Of Brooklyn Apartment

Officers found about 2 kilos of cocaine, a pound of marijuana and a loaded .380 semi-automatic gun in the Flatlands apartment.

09/08/2013

A home on East 40th Street in Brooklyn that was destroyed in a fire in 2009 is seen on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets Action After Flatlands Residents Demand House Destroyed In 2009 Blaze Be Torn Down

The home at 1114 East 40th Street in the Flatlands was once a pretty, Victorian house. But neighbors said it caught fire after someone tossed a Molotov cocktail at the property back in 2009.

06/11/2013

Girl's Hair Set On Fire

Boy Accused Of Setting Girl’s Hair Ablaze Outside Brooklyn School

A sixth grade boy at a Brooklyn elementary school was accused of setting a girl’s hair on fire with a lighter at a park near the school Tuesday afternoon.

06/04/2013

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Man Charged In Connection With Shooting Of Livery Cab Passenger

The first incident happened at around 1 a.m. at a house party in Flatlands. Four people were wounded in that shooting. About an hour and a half later and just a few blocks away, police say a man tried to hold up a livery cab stopped at a traffic light.

08/19/2012

Brooklyn Shooting Scene (credit: CBS 2)

Summer Of Violence Continues With Pair Of Shootings In Brooklyn

National Action Network President Rev. Al Sharpton will participate in one of a series of nighttime “Occupy the Corner” demonstrations Saturday night. The demonstrations are scheduled for nine Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island intersections associated with violent crime.

08/18/2012

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1 Teen Shot, Another Killed Outside School In Brooklyn

Gunfire suddenly broke out around 7pm Saturday as a group of boys were playing basketball outside of P.S. 119 on Avenue K in Flatlands.

07/17/2011

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Teen Dies In Brooklyn Shooting

Police said the teenagers were approached by a man with a gun and shot near East 39th Street and Avenue J.

07/16/2011

Trevonne Winn (credit: Facebook)

NYPD Investigates Fatal Shooting Of South Carolina Man In Brooklyn

Candles were left on an East Flatbush sidewalk for Trevonne Winn, murdered on a spot far from home. Relatives said the 24-year-old from Red Hill, South Carolina, was in the area to visit his Aunt.

04/24/2011