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Queens Rape Suspect

Police: Suspect Followed, Harassed, Raped Woman In Rego Park, Queens

Police Saturday evening were on the hunt for a suspect who allegedly followed and raped a woman in the Rego Park section of Queens.

08/24/2013

Christine Quinn, Joe Lhota

New York Times Backs Quinn, Lhota For Mayoral Primaries

The New York Times on Saturday endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former MTA Chairman Joe Lhota as the Democratic and Republican choices, respectively, to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

08/24/2013

Armored truck robbery in Brooklyn (CBS 2)

Police Search For Suspect Who Robbed Armored Car In Brooklyn

Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an armored car robbery in Brooklyn.

08/22/2013

Alicia Keys speaks at HIV community forum at Harlem Hospital, August 22, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Singer Alicia Keys Promotes HIV Awareness At Harlem Hospital

While the message remains the same – get tested and use protection to help fight the spread of HIV – Keys said it’s important to keep promoting that message.

08/22/2013

State Sen. Jose Peralta announces bill to distribute hotel tax revenues to all five boroughs, August 20, 2013. (credit: Twitter/SenatorPeralta)

Queens Officials Want Cut Of Tourism Revenue To Help Attract Visitors

State Sen. Jose Peralta has unveiled legislation to send up to $300,000 a year from the hotel tax to the outer boroughs to promote tourism.

08/20/2013

New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn with her wife Kim Catullo on the campaign trail in Bushwick, Brooklyn, August 19, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Christine Quinn’s Wife Joins Her On Campaign Trail As Primary Day Approaches

Kim Catullo, a product liability lawyer, said she’ll be a regular on the campaign trail leading up to primary day despite not liking the media spotlight.

08/19/2013

Flooding from Sandy at NJ TRANSIT's Meadows Maintenance Complex Car Shop (credit: NJT)

Report: Despite NJ TRANSIT Hurricane Plan, Agency Sustained $100 Million In Damage

The agency’s plan called for moving its trains to higher ground before superstorm Sandy hit, raising additional questions about why the agency instead moved locomotives and rail cars to low-lying rail yards.

08/19/2013

Restaurant Fine Reductions

City Council Poised To Modify Restaurant Grading System To Lower Some Fines

New York City restaurants will soon be paying lower fines for minor health department violations.

08/18/2013

Sunrise Highway (Photo/Doug Kerr via Flickr)

Locals Want Input Into Safety Improvements On Sunrise Highway

The New York State Department of Transportation is planning safety improvements along the 16-mile highway. Businesses and residents have written to the state, asking to be consulted.

08/18/2013

NYPD Cruiser (file / credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Family: Man Died Of Apparent Heart Attack After Cops Barged Into Home

Police say they knocked and that Carlos Alcis let them in; his family says officers barged in.

08/16/2013

A demonstrator holds an "Anti Coup" sign outside of the Egyptian Mission to the UN on Friday Aug 16, 2013. (Credit CBS 2)

Demonstrators Rally Outside Of Egyptian Mission As Clashes Fuel Worldwide Outrage

In Long Island City parishioners of a Coptic Christian Church offered their prayers to the victims of the violent clashes.

08/16/2013

Brookhaven Town landfill in Yaphank (file/credit: CBS 2)

City, Parents Of Cancer Kids Reach $12M Settlement Over Bronx Landfill

Pelham Bay landfill was eventually designated a federal Superfund site. Twelve children who lived nearby developed cancer — three of whom died.

08/12/2013

Westport, Conn. Little League team wins LLWS berth (credit: Facebook/Little League Baseball & Softball)

Westport, Conn. Little League Team Gears Up For Little League World Series

The undefeated Westport Little League team will represent New England in the Little League World Series. Their first game is Thursday night.

08/12/2013

Artists sculpted sandcastles on Rockaway Beach on Friday. (Credit Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Artists Hit Rockaway Beach To Sculpt Annual Sandcastle Display

The sand castles will remain in place for the neighborhood to enjoy, unless the rain washes them away.

08/09/2013

NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott attends Common Core teacher training session, August 8, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

NY Education Officials Banking On ‘Incremental Progress’ On Standardized Test Scores

City and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.

08/08/2013

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