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Firefighters on the scene of a house fire in Queens on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (credit: FDNY)

Authorities Investigating Cause Of Apparent House Explosion In Queens

A house that caught fire and partially collapsed Wednesday in an area of Queens damaged by Superstorm Sandy had been approved for work under the city’s Rapid Repairs program.

05/30/2013

Firefighters on the scene of a house fire in Queens on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (credit: FDNY)

House Explodes, Bursts Into Flames In Howard Beach

The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. Wednesday at 162-39 84th St., in Howard Beach.

05/29/2013

A tree on Carla Errico's block of 90th Street in Howard Beach, Queens (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Many Trees Dying, Leaning In NYC After Sandy

When the flowers bloomed and the ground warmed up, one of Sandy’s effects, hidden for the winter, became obvious.

05/29/2013

Firefighters battle a brush fire in Queens, apparently set to hide two bodies, on March 6, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Brush Fire Murder Suspect Arraigned

Rogelio Rodriguez, 34, was arraigned on murder, manslaughter and other charges, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

03/13/2013

Firefighters battle a brush fire in Queens, apparently set to hide two bodies, on March 6, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Suspect Arrested In Queens Brush Fire Murders

The two men whose bodies were found in a brush fire in Queens were killed for trying to rob drug dealers, police said.

03/12/2013

Police are looking for a two-tone dark-colored custom van (top), a four-door light-colored sedan (middle) and a four-door dark-colored sedan (bottom) in connection with a brush fire in Queens were two bodies were found. (credit: NYPD)

Police Looking For 3 Vehicles In Connection With Bodies Found In Queens Brush Fire

One is two-tone dark-colored custom van, the second is a four-door light-colored sedan and the third is a four-door dark-colored sedan, police said.

03/07/2013

Authorities on the scene of a brush fire in Queens where officials said two bodies were found on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS880)

Firefighters Find 2 Bodies While Battling Brush Fire In Queens

As firefighters started to fight the heavy flames, they discovered the bodies of two adult males in a grassy area adjacent to the Belt Parkway, police said.

03/06/2013

Lower Manhattan is viewed in a cloud of snow and sleet as New York prepares for a major winter storm on February 8, 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Residents Hit Hard By Sandy Urged To Comply With Winter Storm Warnings

Mayor Bloomberg also warned residents living in low-lying coastal areas that flooding may occur as the storm barrels through the Tri-State.

02/08/2013

Cars are left parked on a flooded street in the Lower East Side. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYPD Cracks Down On Poaching Of Storm-Damaged Cars

Last week, crime was down or flat in all categories citywide except for burglary. Compared with the same time last year, burglary was up 2 percent, according to police statistics.

11/14/2012

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More Subway, Commuter Rail, Ferry Service Resumes For Monday Morning Commute

NJ TRANSIT officials announced over the weekend that limited service will begin Monday morning on the Bergen and Pascack Valley Lines.

11/11/2012

Sign in front of a home in Malverne, Long Island. (credit: Samantha Mevorach)

Anger Boiling Over: Nearly 1 Million Still Without Power In Tri-State

Tuesday was day eight for many living without power. Those lucky enough to have generators used them sparingly while others were boiling water to try and stay warm.

11/06/2012

Ryan Beauchamp (credit: Handout via NYPD)

Suspect In Deadly Brooklyn Subway Fight In Police Custody

Ryan Beauchamp, 33, turned himself in at the 94 Precinct station house in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Tuesday, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported.

03/27/2012

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Suspect In Fatal Subway Fight Still At Large

One person is dead and another is being sought by police after a fight on a subway train at the Bedford Avenue train station in Brooklyn spilled onto the platform and ended up on the tracks.

03/24/2012

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes

Brooklyn DA Looks Back At ‘Racially-Motivated’ Howard Beach Attack

Twenty-five years ago, Howard Beach became a racial flashpoint. On Monday, Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes reflected on the ramifications of the case.

12/19/2011

Barbara Sheehan outside Queens Criminal Court on Oct. 24, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Barbara Sheehan Sentenced To Five Years On Weapon Charge

The Howard Beach woman was acquitted of murder after she shot her husband 11 times with his two guns, a revolver and a Glock, in February 2008.

11/10/2011

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