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City Council looking to stiffen civil penalties for hit-run drivers. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

City Council Considers Stiffer Penalties For Drivers In Deadly Hit-And-Runs

The City Council is considering imposing tougher civil penalties for drivers involved in fatal hit-and-run accidents.

09/03/2014

Milagro Canjura was shot multiple times Aug. 30, 2014, in Bay Shore, N.Y., police said. (credit: CBS 2)

Cops: Pregnant Woman Gunned Down Outside Bay Shore Home

Police said they responded to a call about gunshots around 8:40 p.m. Saturday and found the woman unresponsive inside a car outside her home.

08/31/2014

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Labor Day Gas Prices Decrease For First Time In Years

The Labor Day Weekend is underway and for nearly 35 million Americans, that means finishing the first part of a road trip.

08/30/2014

The scene of a shooting that injured two people in Brownsville, Brooklyn. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

1 Critical, 1 Stable Following Shooting In Brownsville

A man was shot in the shoulder and a woman was shot in the ankle outside of a liquor store in Brooklyn Friday night.

08/30/2014

Pedro Vargas, who police say claimed to be a livery cab driver tried to sexually assault a woman in Queens, in front of her children. (Credit: NYPD)

Suspect Accused Of Posing As Livery Cab Driver, Attacking Family Appears In Court

Police said 48-year-old Pedro Vargas of Yonkers was arrested Thursday night and charged with two counts of felony assault and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

08/29/2014

Metro-North Railroad

Riders Upset After Panel Finds Metro-North Didn’t Prioritize Safety

On Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a report saying the Metro-North Railroad has sacrificed safety for on-time performance.

08/28/2014

Oswald Lewis (credit: DEA)

Drug Suspect Wounded In Shootout With US Marshals In Queens

It happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday when a team of marshals and NYPD officers tried to arrest Oswald Lewis at an apartment in Springfield Gardens.

08/27/2014

One of several scenes taken from a video produced by critics of boozy brunches at Pranna, at 28th Street and Madison Avenue. (Credit: 'ProblematicPranna'/YouTube)

Liquor License Renewal Hearing To Be Held For Manhattan Restaurant Getting Complaints Over Boozy Brunch

Residents say weekend customers of Pranna Restaurant are staggering out drunk because of a $45 bottomless brunch with unlimited drinks.

08/27/2014

Myriam Lebrun her three children were killed in a crash on Southern State Parkway North Babylon. (credit: Handout)

5 Killed In Fiery Wreck On Southern State Parkway

Authorities said the group was returning to Brooklyn following a family gathering.

08/24/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton (R) is joined by Esaw Garner, wife of Eric Garner as they march during a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton Leads March, Rally Over Eric Garner’s Death On Staten Island

The event, dubbed “We Will Not Go Back,” began around 12 p.m. at 204 Bay St. across from Tompkinsville Park in Staten Island, where 43-year-old Garner was killed.

08/23/2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton marches with family members of Eric Garner (right) and hundreds of others during a demonstration against the death of Eric Garner on July 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Staten Island Residents Brace For Eric Garner Protest March Saturday

No parking signs are already up along the march route where crowds are expected to fill the streets for hours.

08/22/2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton joins Eric Garner's family after meeting with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on July 25, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Sharpton, Family Of Eric Garner To Meet With US Attorney

Garner’s family wants federal prosecutors to take over the investigation and potential prosecution of the case, which the Staten Island District Attorney announced Tuesday was going to a grand jury.

08/21/2014

Nick Dever and Noelle DeLuccio (Facebook)

Officials Identify Victims Of Deadly Freehold Township Car Crash

Authorities in New Jersey have identified the victims of a multi-vehicle crash that killed three people and critically injured another in Freehold Township on Tuesday.

08/20/2014

Cars are abandoned on a flooded Brooke Avenue following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Long Island Drying Out After ‘Historic’ Storm Dumps Record Rainfall

Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.

08/14/2014

Sinkhole that opened up in a shopping plaza on Main Street in Bayshore following severe flooding on Aug. 13, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Record Rainfall Causes Flooding, At Least One Sinkhole In Bay Shore

Motorists were still moving slowly as crews directed traffic through flooded out roadways in Bay Shore Wednesday afternoon.

08/13/2014

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