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Michigan quarterback Shane Morris (7) is helped off the field by two teammates on Sept. 27, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Congressman Wants Big Ten Probe After Concussed Michigan QB Left In Game

Rep. Bill Pascrell, co-founder of the congressional Brain Injury Task Force said he also wants the league’s commissioner to establish penalties for violating concussion protocols.

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A laser pointer confiscated from a suspect who allegedly shined it at an NYPD helicopter in Queens. (Credit: NYPD)

NYPD Helicopter Pilot Tracks Down Suspect Who Allegedly Pointed Laser In Queens

A suspect remained out on bail this week after allegedly being caught shooting a high-powered laser beam into the eyes of an NYPD helicopter pilot in Queens.

09/30/2014

This bear was seen in Ridgewood, N.J., on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: Stephanie Soyka)

Bear Tranquilized After Eluding Capture For Hours In Ridgewood, NJ

A bear spent hours Tuesday eluding authorities in a Bergen County neighborhood before finally being captured, officials said.

09/30/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on January 8, 2014 in Albany. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Are Cuomo Trips A Sign He’s Plotting Run For Higher Office?

When asked if the two recent overseas trips hint at any future political ambitions, the governor was quick to shoot down the speculation.

09/29/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo Meets Soldiers, Gets Briefed In Afghanistan

In a conference call Sunday, Cuomo said much progress has been made in Afghanistan, but Islamic State extremists are now spreading a new “virulent strain of terrorist activity and culture.”

09/28/2014

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)

Report: 10 Of 1,100 NYPD Chokehold Complaints Substantiated Over Last 5 Years

The report said that only 10 cases out of 1,100 complaints were substantiated over the past 5 1/2 years. The worst discipline dished out was the loss of 10 vacation days.

09/28/2014

A specialist tests for Enterovirus 68. (credit: CBS 2)

4 New Enterovirus D68 Cases Confirmed In Suffolk County

Four new cases of enterovirus D68 have been confirmed by state officials in Suffolk County, according to a news release Friday.

09/26/2014

Protesters at the "Flood Wall Street" demonstrations on Sept. 22, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Over 100 Arrests As Protesters Flood Wall Street Over Global Climate Change

Police used pepper spray and arrested more than 100 people Monday, as activists flooded Wall Street to protest what they say is corporate and economic institutions’ role in the climate crisis.

09/22/2014

At least one police officer was ejected from the NYPD van when it crashed Sept. 21, 2014, in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Officer Dies, 8 Others Injured In NYPD Van Crash In Hunts Point

A rookie cop was killed and eight other officers were injured Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash involving an NYPD van in the Bronx.

09/21/2014

Protesters prepare to participate in the People's Climate March on Sept. 21, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Protesters At People’s Climate March In NYC Call For Financial Incentives To Help Fight Global Warming

There was a party-like atmosphere in Manhattan on Sunday as protesters rallied for measures to combat climate change.

09/21/2014

Passengers rescued from a distressed clipper near the Statue of Liberty smile along with a NYPD Harbor Unit member who helped in the rescue (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

130 Rescued After Clipper Runs Aground Near Statue of Liberty

The group was rescued by the NYPD, FDNY and Coast Guard, who brought them back to the Battery Park Marina, where the boat originated.

09/20/2014

A long line forms for cheap gas at a Costco in Edison, New Jersey. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Crowds Flock To New Jersey Gas Stations As Prices Drop

Low gas prices drew big crowds at service stations in New Jersey Saturday.

09/20/2014

A policeman wears a "body cam" (bodycam) during a demonstration of Italian far-left unions and mouvements (USB, Sinistra anticapitalista...) against the government of Matteo Renzi on June 28, 2014 in Rome.  AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO        (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Lawmaker Proposes Officers Wear On-Body Cameras

State Sen. Shirley Turner said the measure is underscored by the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in Staten Island.

09/20/2014

Georgios Spyropoulos (credit: NJ Office Of The Attorney General)

Ex-N.J. Diner Manager Gets 8 Years For Murder-For-Hire Plot

The former manager of a northern New Jersey diner has been sentenced to eight years in prison in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage.

09/19/2014

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Family-Appointed Pathologist: Eric Garner’s Death Was Homicide

An independent forensic investigator representing the family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died in police custody, agrees his death was a homicide.

09/19/2014

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