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Jerome Murdough

Officials: Mentally Ill Homeless Veteran ‘Baked To Death’ In Overheated Jail Cell

A mentally ill homeless veteran who died behind bars last month “essentially baked to death” in a jail cell that overheated to more than 100 degrees, a New York City official told The Associated Press.

03/19/2014

Miami Heat LeBron James (R) dribbles past New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony during their NBA game February 1, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda        (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

James, Heat Snap Knicks’ Streak At 4, 106-91

LeBron James had 30 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat avoided a winless season in the Big Apple with a 106-91 victory Saturday night that snapped the New York Knicks’ four-game winning streak.

02/02/2014

A.B. Davis Middle School in Mount Vernon (credit: CBS 2)

Portions Of Mount Vernon School Without Heat For More Than A Week

Heat troubles at a local school have parents and community leaders demanding answers.

01/30/2014

A Pittsburgh Steelers fan cheers against the Cleveland Browns during the game on December 29, 2013 at Heinz Field. (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: What Makes A Great Sports Town?

Is it because every team in the city is equally loved and supported, with sellouts stretching back decades, through good seasons and bad?

01/13/2014

Residents of a Tremont apartment building had to stay bundled up indoors for weeks while their heat was off. (Credit CBS 2)

Some Tremont Residents Spent Frigid Weeks Without Heat

The frigid weather has only added insult to injury for families in the Bronx who have been stuck without heat for weeks.

12/13/2013

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 1: Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against the Miami Heat during a game at Barclays Center on November 1, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Win Nail-Biter, 101-100, Over Heat

Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson scored 19 points each, and the Brooklyn Nets ended years of futility against the Miami Heat and sent the NBA champions to their first losing streak in 10 months with a 101-100 victory Friday night.

11/01/2013

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NYC’s 6 Best Frozen Yogurt Shops, 2013

Trendy dessert concoctions come and go, but FroYo is holding strong as one of the most popular desserts in the city, with new shops opening all year round.

08/22/2013

Photo of Bugsy courtesy Danielle Collins.

Family Devastated Over Dog’s Death While At New Jersey Kennel

Officials are awaiting necropsy results to try to determine if heat caused the death of a dog at a New Jersey kennel.

07/22/2013

A dog lies on the sidewalk by a shop on Madison Avenue. (credit: Stan Honda/Getty Images)

Rain Brings Relief, Brutal Heat Wave Fades As Storms Roll In

Saturday marks the seventh day of temperatures above 90 degrees in New York City. As residents crank up the air conditioning, an unprecedented strain is being put on power companies.

07/20/2013

People take in the sun at Washington Square Park on July 16, 2013 as a heatwave descended on the city. (credit: MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Heat Continues To Put Pressure On Power Grid; Outages Remain In Bronx, N.J.

The high hit 96 in Central Park on Friday, but that’s nothing compared to what was measured in Lakehurst, N.J. — 108, with a heat index of 122.

07/19/2013

Alex Denis at Minus 5 Ice Bar

7 Super Cool Air-Conditioned Hideouts In The NYC Area

You may feel comfortable in your air conditioned house — but you’re not entertained (and you’re also running up that utility bill). When you can’t bear the heat any longer, you can plan to hit up one of these air-conditioned haunts.

CBS New York–07/18/2013

Several libraries in Brooklyn were shut down on due to broken air conditioners on Wednesday. (Credit CBS 2)

Brooklyn Libraries Can’t Beat The Heat, Shut Down Over AC Problems

To help beat the heat many New Yorkers are rushing to local libraries, but the severe heat has actually shut down several libraries in Brooklyn.

07/17/2013

Sun beats down on crops on Long Island (credit: CBS 2)

Heat Wave Could Damage Crops, Impact Prices For Local Produce

This has been an especially tough growing year. The spring growing season was stunted due to cool temperatures and rain, and now a week long unrelenting burst of humid heat is taxing fields and farm stands across the East End.

07/16/2013

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Staying Safe In The Summer Heat

We all like to have fun and be active outside, but sometimes we can get caught up in our softball game or work out without putting safety first. Here are some tips from the Office of Emergency Management to help you keep cool – and safe – when the temperatures heat up.

07/16/2013

A man takes a drink of water in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Local Workers Do What They Can To Keep Cool

The extreme heat has settled over the Tri-State area, with temperatures expected to soar into the 90s through at least Friday.

07/15/2013

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