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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

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

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