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A man lays down next to the fountains at Columbus Circle to try and beat the heat.  (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweltering Temperatures Set To Persist In Tri-State Area

A heat advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday for New York City. Temperatures are expected to hit or exceed 95 degrees on Monday and Tuesday.

06/24/2013

City Budget Deal

City Budget Agreement: Some Expanded Services, No Tax Hikes

A budget agreement has been reached between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council.

06/23/2013

Yonkers Fatal Accident

Car Slams Into Yonkers Firehouse; Driver Killed

A motorist was killed Sunday afternoon when he slammed into the wall of a firehouse in Yonkers.

06/16/2013

NYC Ambulances Start Using Hypothermia Therapy

Man, Woman Struck, Injured By SUV In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run

A man and woman were injured Sunday afternoon when a driver plowed right into them, and sped off afterward, in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

06/09/2013

Lenox Road, Brooklyn Shooting

3 Men Shot In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

Three people were shot Sunday afternoon in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens section of Brooklyn.

06/02/2013

Sandwiches lined up at Katz's Delicatessen - May 31, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Katz’s Caps Off 125th Anniversary Celebrations With Pastrami-Eating Contest

Major Eating League’s top-ranked pro Joey Chestnut was the champion, eating 25 half-sandwiches.

06/02/2013

Bikinis

Bikini-Clad Sunbathers Near Playground Lead To Complaints In Stuy Town

Some residents have been up in arms, as some of their neighbors have taken to sunbathing in their bikinis just steps from children playing in the Stuy Town development.

05/12/2013

Michael Bell

NJ Man Accused Of Beating Infant Son Caught By Police

Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow says 34-year-old Michael Bell of Plainfield was arrested late Saturday night near Penn Station in Newark, where he was planning to take a bus to an undisclosed site.

05/12/2013

Adult cicadas dry their wings on leaves May 16, 2004 in Reston, Virginia. (credit: Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

17-Year Cicadas Set To Arrive By The End Of The Month

New Yorkers haven’t heard the noisy buzzing of cicadas in springtime in 17 years, but get ready, because they’re coming again.

05/05/2013

Yankee Stadium (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

DWI Checkpoints Appear Near Yankee Stadium

Some Yankees fans were surprised to find four police DWI checkpoints set up in the vicinity of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx Friday night, snarling traffic as fans tried to make their way home.

04/28/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a press conference on the sequester and furloughs of air traffic controllers. April 21, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sequester Budget Cuts To Hit FAA, May Trigger Nationwide Delays

About 50,000 FAA employees including 15,000 air traffic controllers are being forced to take a furlough day every other week until the end of September because of the cuts.

04/21/2013

Central Islip Pool Drownings

Children, Ages 5 And 7, Drown In L.I. Pool

A 5-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl drowned Sunday afternoon in a backyard pool in Suffolk County.

04/14/2013

Kelly And Schumer On Gun Control

Gun Control Supporters Speak Out, With Senate Deal Reportedly Near

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was joined by NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday afternoon to call on Congress to pass gun control measures including universal background checks.

04/07/2013

Washington Heights 'Abduction' (credit: NYPD)

Cops: Washington Heights Abduction Was Surprise Birthday Hoax

Police spent the weekend looking for a man and a woman who witnesses said were kidnapped by two men in a dark-colored minivan just before 7 p.m. Friday near 173rd Street and Haven Avenue.

04/01/2013

Luna Park Ribbon-Cutting March 24, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Amusements At Coney Island Open For Season, But Struggle Persists In Neighborhood

A symbolic opening Sunday marked the return of the amusement rides on Coney Island after the damage they suffered from Superstorm Sandy.

03/24/2013

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