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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.

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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

Perl Wolfe and Dalia G. Shusterman of Bulletproof Stockings (credit: Bulletproof Stockings)

Hasidic Rock Band Thrilled With Attendance At Women’s Only Concert

Fans were blown away by a rock concert at a Lower East Side venue Thursday night that was reserved for women only.

08/08/2014

Once-conjoined twins Clarence and Carl Aguirre are 12 years old, a decade after being separated as conjoined twins. (Credit: CBS 2)

Once-Conjoined Twins Have Come A Long Way 10 Years After Separation

Conjoined twins Clarence and Carl Aguirre stole the hearts of the Tri-State Area a decade ago, and CBS 2 revisited them Monday as they reached the age of 12.

08/04/2014

Police are investigating the deaths of Joan Colbert (pictured on left) and her foster daughter Veronica Roach (right) as a homicide. The two were found dead in their Long Branch, NJ home. (Credit: CBS 2)

Deaths Of Woman, Young Girl Found In Long Branch Home Ruled A Homicide

The deaths of a woman and a young girl who were found inside their central New Jersey apartment have been ruled a homicide.

08/03/2014

A CBS 2 viewer caught this armed guard asleep on the job outside the Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building in Lower Manhattan

CBS 2 Exclusive: Armed Guard Caught Sleeping At Lower Manhattan Federal Building

A security guard was supposed to be protecting a high-profile spot in Lower Manhattan, but a CBS 2 viewer caught him asleep on the job.

07/31/2014

A skydiver was killed and another was seriously injured on Long Island on Wednesday when their parachute failed to open. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: 1 Skydiver Dead, 1 Critically Hurt After Parachute Fails On Long Island

Around 4 p.m., two jumpers believed to be involved in a tandem jump at Skydive Long Island in Calverton somehow ended in a free fall, police said.

07/30/2014

The NYPD hate crimes unit is trying to track down whoever posted anti-Muslim fliers in a Bensonhurst apartment complex. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Investigating Anti-Muslim Fliers In Bensonhurst

Muslim residents in a Brooklyn apartment complex are on edge after anti-Islamic fliers were posted there.

07/29/2014

Funeral Held For Eric Garner, Staten Island Man That Died After Police Put In Chokehold

Sharpton To Officers In Eric Garner Case: ‘When Does Your Morality Kick In?’

The Rev. Al Sharpton gave a passionate speech Wednesday evening, as friends, family members, and community leaders came together to remember Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who who died while in police custody after a struggle.

07/23/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bratton: Review Of Officer Training Coming In Wake Of Eric Garner’s Death

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton ensured that a full investigation and new training for officers will be launched following the death of Eric Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold by an officer during an arrest on Staten Island last week.

07/22/2014

Charles Okonkwo has been charged with second-degree assault on his 52-year-old mother, police said. (Credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Dix Hills Man Charged With Assault On Mom; Brother’s Death Under Investigation

A Dix Hills man has been arrested after his father told police he returned home to find his wife unconscious with severe head injuries and his teenage son dead.

07/20/2014

Malaysian plane crashes in Ukraine (CBS News)

US Intelligence: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down By Missile

Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet when it was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher.

07/17/2014

Tracy Morgan waves to reporters outside of his Cresskill, N.J. home. (Credit: ET)

Tracy Morgan Feeling ‘Strong’ Continuing Recovery At Home

Moving slowly with the help of a walker, Tracy Morgan carefully made his way to a waiting sport-utility vehicle outside of his Cresskill, New Jersey home on Monday.

07/14/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train. (credit: CBS 2)

With 10 Days Before Potential Strike, Still No Deal For MTA, LIRR Unions

With time running out, there was still no deal Thursday between Long Island Rail Road unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, with just 10 days to go before a strike could begin.

07/10/2014

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