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Pedro Hernandez in court on Nov. 15, 2012 (credit: CBS2)

35 Years After Etan Patz Vanished, Murder Trial Opens

Opening statements began Friday in the trial against Pedro Hernandez, the New Jersey man accused in the disappearance and killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz.

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Fire crews rescue a boy from the icy Bronx River. (Credit: FDNY)

FDNY Rescues Young Boy From Ice On Bronx River

A child was rescued by the FDNY Thursday after being caught on the ice in the Bronx River.

01/29/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment on January 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver To Step Down By Monday

Embattled New York State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver has agreed to step down by Monday of next week, in the wake of federal corruption charges.

01/27/2015

Gov. Cuomo gives update on blizzard, declares state of emergency (CBS2)

NYC, Long Island, NJ, Connecticut All Ban Street Traffic As Blizzard Pounds Area

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Monday from Sullivan and Ulster counties down south.

01/26/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the media about a large snow storm on January 26, 2015 . (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Travel Ban In Effect; City Public Schools Closed Tuesday

New York City public schools will be closed Tuesday, and all nonemergency vehicles will be banned from the roads as of 11 p.m. Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced.

01/26/2015

Authorities say these counterfeit $100 bills were printed on real money paper. (Credit: CBS2)

Counterfeit Cash Printed On Real Money Paper Making The Rounds Across Tri-State Area

Counterfeit cash is circulating through the tri-state area with hundred tollar bills so realistic they can pass as the real thing. In fact, you may have some and not even know it.

01/22/2015

A fire rips through an apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (Credit: Jesse Zanger/CBS New York)

Fire Destroys Hundreds Of Units In Edgewater, New Jersey Apartment Complex

An extra-alarm fire destroyed hundreds of apartemnts Wednesday evening in complex in Edgewater, New Jersey — and grew so enormous that it even appeared on weather radar.

01/21/2015

A flooded underpass turned to ice on Route 22 under the Garden State Parkway in Union. (credit: CBS2)

Icy Roads Plague New Jersey: Heart Attack Patient Saved In Part By Other Drivers On I-95

Drivers were once again dealing with some slick conditions Monday morning an overnight freeze.

01/19/2015

The Izod Center on Jan. 15, 2015. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Board Votes To Temporarily Shutter Izod Center At End Of The Month

The Izod Center, the former home of the Devils and Nets, will shut down Jan. 31 after a board voted to cease operations at the financially strapped arena.

01/15/2015

Lawmakers have questions about the Christie administration's decision to bring disabled adults back to group homes in New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Battle Over ‘Return Home New Jersey’ Program Reaches State Legislators

There is new hope for those fighting against the controversial program called “Return Home New Jersey.”

01/15/2015

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FBI, NYPD Warn Of ‘Virtual Kidnapping’ Scam

In the “virtual kidnapping” scheme, a caller claims that the victim’s loved one has been kidnapped or that the person was involved in some kind of accident with a gang member and is now in danger.

01/13/2015

David Bird (credit: Long Hill Township Police Department)

Family Of WSJ Reporter David Bird Holds Out Hope, One Year After He Vanished

Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird vanished nearly a year ago, but his family continued to hold out hope Friday that he was still alive.

01/09/2015

Governor Mario Cuomo attends the Rodale launch party for Al Gore's New Book 'OUR CHOICE: A Plan To Solve The Climate Crisis' at the American Museum of Natural History on November 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Rodale)

Mario Cuomo’s Wake Held In Manhattan

New York said farewell to the state’s former three-term governor, Mario Cuomo, at his Manhattan wake on Monday.

01/05/2015

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Thousands Mourn At Funeral For NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu

The funeral in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, follows a somber wake the day before as mourners lined up for blocks on a cold, rainy day to pay their respects.

01/04/2015

Revelers Celebrate New Year's Eve In New York's Times Square

Throng Gathers In Times Square To Ring In 2015

People from all over the world are already starting to pack Times Square, where up to a million revelers are expected to ring in 2015.

12/31/2014

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