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Prosecutor: Rutgers Student’s Death May Be Alcohol-Related

A Rutgers University student has died after she “became distressed” while attending a small gathering at a fraternity house, prosecutors said.

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Nika the dog was found in Ocala, Florida, two years after she vanished from the home of Giuseppe DiBella of Newburgh. (Credit: CBS 2)

Missing Newburgh, N.Y. Man’s Dog Found All The Way In Florida

An Orange County man had all but given up hope on finding his dog after two years, but believe it or not, the dog was found safe – all the way in Florida.

09/16/2014

A Spring Valley woman claims that a bus driver abandoned her sons along Rt. 306. (Credit: CBS 2)

Spring Valley Family Wants Answers, Says Bus Driver Abandoned Young Boys On The Road

A Spring Valley woman is demanding answers from a bus driver who has been accused of abandoning her 6 and 7-year-old sons on busy Route 306, more than a mile away from the boys’ bus stop.

09/15/2014

Amy Walsh of Metuchen, New Jersey has filed a lawsuit claiming she was roughed up by an off-duty police officer working security at Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City. (Credit: CBS 2)

Attorney: Woman Was Assaulted By Off-Duty Cop Working Security At Atlantic City Casino

A New Jersey woman said she was roughed up by an off-duty police officer working security at an Atlantic City casino, and it was all caught on camera.

09/11/2014

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CBS News Exclusive: Goodell Says NFL Tried To Get Second Ray Rice Video, But Could Not

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke out for the first time Tuesday about the growing outrage over the Ray Rice scandal.

09/09/2014

Comedian Joan Rivers speaks to reporters at the awards ceremony for the 11th Annual Mark Twain Prize on November 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Fans React With Sadness, Disbelief After Death Of Joan Rivers

News of her death spread quickly at Lincoln Center where shows were underway.

09/04/2014

Franklin Reyes is charged in the traffic accident that killed Ariel Russo, 4, on the Upper West Side in June 2013. (Credit: CBS 2)

Teen Driver Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Ariel Russo, 4, Accused Of Dragging Police Officer

Franklin Reyes, 18, was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and unlicensed driving, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.

09/03/2014

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L.I. Elementary Students Learn Math, Science From Unlikely Tutor

The students at Jericho Elementary School couldn’t stop laughing and applauding the robot show at their school on Wednesday, which even included a demonstration in Tai Chi.

09/03/2014

NEW YORK - APRIL 07:  An ambulance is parked in front of St. Vincent's Hospital on April 7, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

De Blasio Waiting For Answers In 911 Delay After Woman Falls In Building Near Gracie Mansion

It took 50 minutes for an ambulance to get to an 89-year-old woman who had fallen and was bleeding in her apartment building’s mail room just across the street from Gracie Mansion on July 15.

09/02/2014

Fire tears through a home in Clifton that also serves as animal sitting service on Aug. 26, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

14 Animals Killed In Fire At Home Of Animal Sitting Service In Clifton, N.J.

The fire broke out at around 1 p.m. at the Mountain View Drive home that also serves as an animal sitting service.

08/26/2014

Yaroslav Kolchin climbed the Brooklyn Bridge on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Russian Tourist In Court After Climbing Brooklyn Bridge

Yaroslav Kolchin, a 24-year-old Russian tourist visiting the city from Moscow, is charged with reckless endangerment, criminal trespass and other charges.

08/25/2014

The tattoo Julia Knight received two days ago to commemorate her baby Isabella Glover. (credit: Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

Questions Surround Actions Of 911 Dispatcher In Death Of Bronx Baby

An investigation is underway after a 911 dispatcher allegedly bungled an emergency call that ended with the death of an infant in the Bronx.

08/21/2014

Youngsters try out for the Nets' Kids Dance Team on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Credit: CBS 2)

Kids Flock To Barclays Center In Hopes Of Making Brooklyn Nets Dance Team

Talent was on display Wednesday night, as hundreds of local kids cut a rug in hopes of joining the Brooklyn Nets as part of the dance team.

08/20/2014

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

Jelyn Ortega Fallarme was injured in a deadly Virginia tornado. She has returned home to New Jersey to continue her rehabilitation. (Credit: CBS 2)

NJ Woman Returns Home After Suffering Serious Injuries In Virginia Tornado

A New Jersey woman who was seriously injured during a tornado while vacationing in Virginia was back at home on Monday night.

08/18/2014

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