Hazel Sanchez

Jessica Ortiz, 21, was struck and killed while waiting in her car for a tow truck on the shoulder of the Sunrise Highway, on Wednesday, Oct. 29. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Woman Was Waiting In Car For Tow Truck When She Was Struck, Killed On L.I.

A woman thought she was playing it safe by waiting for a tow truck in her car, but where she parked ended up making the difference between life and death.

16 hours ago

Bellevue Hospital, where a 5-year-old was brought after showing Ebola-like symptoms after recently returning from West Africa, is seen on October 27, 2014.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Boy At Bellevue Hospital ‘Fully Cleared’ After Testing Negative For Ebola

Health officials said the boy’s fever was “caused by a respiratory infection that was confirmed by a lab test.”

10/28/2014

"The Last Ship" (Credit: CBS 2)

Sting Debuts Musical ‘The Last Ship’ On Broadway

Sunday marked the opening night for “The Last Ship,” a brand new musical with music and lyrics by Sting.

10/26/2014

A screen grab of a video in which little girls use the F word to draw attention to issues of women's inequality. (Credit: F***H8)

Little Girls Drop ‘F-Bombs For Feminism,’ Shock Viewers In Video

A new video by an activist group shows girls between 6 and 13 years old dressed up as pink princesses, and firing off F-bombs to make a point about sexism in society.

10/22/2014

John Stagg

Cook Accused Of Spitting In Food At Budd Lake, New Jersey Pub

If you have ever sent a meal back to a restaurant kitchen because it wasn’t quite right, you have probably worried about those old stories that someone back there might spit in your food before returning it.

10/21/2014

Jeida Torres (credit: Kimberly Torres-Smith via Facebook)

Man Charged following Beating Death Of 3-Year-Old Jeida Torres In Brooklyn

Kelsey Smith, 20, is charged with felony assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 years old, police said.

10/19/2014

Pelham Bay residents have called for action after another serious accident. (Credit: CBS 2)

Residents Demand Action Following Serious Accident At Bronx Intersection

Another serious car accident at a dangerous Bronx intersection has residents demanding action.

10/15/2014

Police are seen outside Walter H. Crowley Intermediate School, where an eighth-grader reported being sexually assaulted on her way to school Oct. 14, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Queens Girl, 14, Recants Sexual Assault Story

A girl who claimed to have been sexually assaulted on the way to school has since recanted, police said Tuesday.

10/14/2014

A man dressed in protective hazmat clothing treats the front porch of an apartment where a second person diagnosed with the Ebola virus resides on October 12, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images)

CDC Urges All US Hospitals To ‘Think Ebola’

A breach of infection control resulting in a Dallas health worker getting Ebola raises fresh questions about whether hospitals truly can safely take care of people with the deadly virus.

10/13/2014

Terminal 3 of the Los Angeles International Airport, site of a shooting on Nov. 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Airsick Passenger On Flight From JFK Prompts Ebola Scare At LAX

If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S.

10/12/2014

Videos appears to show NYPD officer taking money from man during stop-and-frisk. (credit: Handout)

Brooklyn DA Investigates Video Which Appears To Show NYPD Officer Taking Money From Man During Stop-And-Frisk

The alleged encounter at the Surfside Gardens Housing Project was caught on cellphone video.

10/09/2014

Rescuers on the scene after a truck crashed into a bagel shop in Forest Hills on Oct. 8, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Truck Crashes Into Bagel Shop In Forest Hills, Queens; 6 Injured

The incident took place at around 10 a.m. at 76th Road and Queens Boulevard.

10/08/2014

Geovanny Gonzalez (Credit: CBS 2)

Family Searches For Missing Man Visiting NYC From Ecuador

The family of 26-year-old Geovanny Gonzalez stood in the chilly fall air on Sunday passing out fliers with his picture, hoping their efforts will lead to his safe return.

10/05/2014

A colorized transmission electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: CDC/Getty Images)

Health Officials: NYC Ready If Ebola Reaches City

Rooms at Bellevue Hospital Center are being prepped to handle patients with the potentially deadly illness, and information posters have been sent to emergency rooms across New York City.

10/01/2014

A homeless man begs for money on a Manhattan street on Aug. 22, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Sees Uptick In Number Of Homeless Living On Streets

The number of homeless on the streets — 3,357 — is down by 24 percent since 2005, according to city data. But the number is up 177 people, or 5 percent, compared to last year.

09/29/2014

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