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Melisa Mendez (credit: Facebook)

Family Seeks Help Funding Funeral For Teen Killed In Hamilton Heights Fire

A funeral date has yet to be set for the 15-year-old girl who was killed earlier this week in a fire in Hamilton Heights.

08/22/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in a building at 136th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Monday, Aug. 18. (Credit: CBS 2)

Fire Safety Experts Warn That Bad Habits At Home Could End In Tragedy

The FDNY says the fire that took the life of a 15-year-old girl in Hamilton Heights on Monday was caused by a common household mistake, an overloaded power strip.

08/19/2014

Melisa Mendez (credit: Facebook)

CBS 2: Victim Killed In Hamilton Heights Fire Identified As 15-Year-Old Girl

The person killed in a three-alarm fire in a Hamilton Heights apartment building has been identified as a 15-year-old girl.

08/19/2014

A surveillance image of a man with his hand in the tip jar at the Chipped Cup coffeehouse in Harlem. (Credit: The Chipped Cup, via Imgur)

Man Apparently Caught Reaching Into Tip Jar At Harlem Coffeehouse

The Chipped Cup coffeehouse in Harlem caught a man on surveillance camera allegedly reaching into the tip jar and swiping cash this week.

07/29/2014

Richard Micheaux, 92, is a missing WWII veteran who was last seen walking on Amsterdam Avenue. (Credit: DCPI)

Police: World War II Veteran Richard Micheaux Located In Las Vegas

A World War II veteran who had been missing for nearly a week has been located in good condition, police said.

07/07/2014

Richard Micheaux, 92, is a missing WWII veteran who was last seen walking on Amsterdam Avenue. (Credit: DCPI)

Cops: WWII Veteran Richard Micheaux, 92, Has Been Missing Since Last Week

Richard Micheaux, 92, was last seen taking his regular morning walk on Amsterdam Avenue. He lives on Convent Avenue in Hamilton Heights.

07/06/2014

Uptown parents announce their kids are opting out of upcoming Common Core tests (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Some NYC, L.I. Parents Say Their Kids Are Opting Out Of Common Core Tests

Parents from several schools gathered in Harlem on Thursday to announce they are opting into a plan to opt out of Common Core tests for their children.

03/27/2014

Two women walk in the snow in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Nov. 23, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Bitter Cold Catches New Yorkers Off Guard; Winds Bring Danger

Sunday was a frigid and windblown day in the Tri-State Area, which sparked forest fires, sent debris flying through the streets, and had people gearing up for what they fear is a glimpse of winter weather to come.

11/24/2013

Firefighters battle a blaze in Hamilton Heights on Nov. 24, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Firefighters Battle Blaze At Hamilton Heights Apartment Building

The fire at West 138th Street and Riverside Drive in Hamilton Heights began around 7 a.m. The blaze started on the third floor but spread up to the fifth, fire officials said.

11/24/2013

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

Overnight Violence Leaves At Least 4 Dead Citywide

Violence in the overnight hours left at least four people dead and several others injured throughout the city.

08/03/2013

West Harlem Robbery

Emotions High In Hamilton Heights As Police Search For Suspect In Attack On Disabled Woman

After a man allegedly robbed a woman after pretending to be a Good Samaritan, residents in West Harlem fear the suspect will strike again.

07/31/2013

5-alarm fire rages through apartment building in Hamilton Heights. (CBS 2)

At Least 19 Firefighters Hurt In Apartment Building Blaze In Hamilton Heights

A five-alarm fire broke out in a residential building in Hamilton Heights on Monday afternoon, leaving at least 19 firefighters injured.

07/22/2013

Vincens Vuktilaj escaped from police custody on May 6, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

Police Apprehend Escaped Prisoner In Harlem

Vincens Vuktilaj was being walked down the stairs from his apartment when he pushed an officer down and ran off, police said.

05/06/2013

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Harlem Coffeehouse Makes Headlines For Dustup Over Pro-Gay Marriage Sign

A Harlem coffeehouse has been making headlines in recent days, after its display in favor of same-sex marriage led one woman to make furious comments on social media.

03/31/2013

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3 Charged In Robbery, Beating Death Of Hamilton Heights Man

Two men and a woman were charged Saturday in connection with the beating death and robbery of a man in Hamilton Heights.

02/16/2013

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