Grand Central Parkway

Cecilia Reyes speaks with reporters after meeting with Queens District Attorney Richard Brown on Oct. 11, 2012. Her son Noel Polanco was shot dead by a police officer. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880/Inset: Facebook)

Mother Of Man Killed On GCP Meets With Queens DA

The mother of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a detective during a traffic stop on the Grand Central Parkway said she wants “justice” for her son.


Noel Polanco (credit: Facebook)

Wake Held For Man Killed By NYPD Detective On Grand Central Parkway

Polanco’s mother hovered over her son’s open casket. The former Army National Guardsman will be buried in his uniform.


Noel Polanco (credit: Facebook)

Lawyer: Detective Wants To Tell His Side Of GCP Traffic Stop Shooting

Hassan Hamdy’s attorney said the 14-year veteran “felt threatened and was left with no other alternative other than the actions that he took.”


Polanco (L), Hamdy (R) (credit: Facebook | CBS 2)

Detective Who Shot Unarmed Man On GCP Previously Accused Of Misconduct

Hassan Hamdy was one of 16 cops in a 1999 excessive force case, which was settled for almost $300,000. Hamdy is also one of six cops who was sued in 2007 by Dorothy Garcia and her grandson Tyrell.


(credit: CBS 2)

Experts Advise How To React When Pulled Over By Police After GCP Shooting

Every time a police officer pulls over a motorist, there is a moment when the worst can happen. CBS 2’s Lou Young spoke with some experts on what should be done to stay safe.


Noel Polanco (credit: Handout)

Man Killed In Police-Involved Shooting On Grand Central Parkway In Queens

It happened around 5:15 a.m. Thursday near exit 7 at LaGuardia Airport during routine traffic stop, police said


Traffic heading into New York City (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

WCBS 880 Special Series: Your Future Commute – Thursday Is The New Friday For Traffic

What is the worst day of the week for traffic in the Tri-State area? The answer might surprise you.


This grey Audi fatally struck a worker on the Grand Central Parkway on July 10, 2012. (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Worker Struck And Killed On Grand Central Parkway

The worker was fixing streetlights near Jewel Avenue when he was struck and killed.


Accident scene (credit: CBS 2); Kishun (credit: handout)

Driver Killed In Hit And Run On Grand Central Parkway

Accident investigators say Jerry Kishun’s car rear-ended another, possibly a yellow cab, around 4:30 a.m. at the 82nd Street exit. But when he got out, police say a second car hit him, killed him and left.


In this Friday, July 4, 2008 file photograph, lifeguards in Wildwood, N.J., watch people playing in the Atlantic Ocean. (credit: Mel Evans,file/AP)

Hitting The Beach This Memorial Day, Gridlock Sam Offers Travel Tips

Ready! Set! Travel! (Right now, if possible.)


Grand Central Parkway

Dangerous Roads: New Survey Says Many NYC Highways Not Marked Properly

On Thursday CBS 2 got a first look at a new survey that says many of our highways lack the most basic safety marks.


Police Handout

Police Searching For Suspects In 8 Queens Robberies

Police are on the hunt for as many as five men who have been pulling off a string of armed robberies in Queens.


Lina Levakis

Living With Grand Central Heartbreak

As the wicked winds and torrential rains wreaked havoc through New York City on Sept. 16, the storm’s two tornadoes did far more damage on 60-year-old Bill Levakis.