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Police: Suspect Who Gunned Down 2 NYPD Officers Told Passersby To Watch

Police say the man who “assassinated” two NYPD officers in Brooklyn Saturday began his crime spree in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio, Commissioner Bill Bratton attend mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral following the shooting of 2 NYPD officers. (Credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Cardinal Dolan Mourns Slain NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos, Wenjian Liu

Cardinal Timothy Dolan called the death of two police officers ambushed in their car “brutal and irrational” and expressed his solidarity and love for their fellow officers.

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Two NYPD Officers Killed In ‘Execution-Style’ Shooting In Brooklyn

The officers, who have been identified as 40-year-old Rafael Ramos and 32-year-old Wenjian Liu, were shot at approximately 2:47 p.m., in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

12/20/2014

Boardwalk at Jenkinson's in Point Pleasant Beach. (credit: Peter Haskell, WCBS 880)

Point Pleasant Beach Restaurant Suing Over Plan To Build Sand Dunes

The owners of Jenkinson’s Pavilion in Point Pleasant Beach are suing over a plan to build sand dunes, saying the project would transform their privately owned beach into a public one.

12/19/2014

An extra-alarm fire ripped through a building in Ozone Park, Queens on Thursday, Dec. 18. (Credit: CBS2)

Firefighters Responded To Call At Queens Building Hours Before Devastating Blaze

An extra-alarm fire was raging late Thursday afternoon in a building in Ozone Park, Queens.]

12/18/2014

Police say a NJ TRANSIT bus collided with two tractor-trailers on the NJ Turnpike in Linden, NJ on Dec. 17, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

8 Hurt After NJ TRANSIT Bus, 3 Tractor-Trailers Collide Near Linden

Eight people were hurt Wednesday morning when a NJ TRANSIT bus loaded with passengers collided with three tractor-trailers during the morning rush, New Jersey State Police said.

12/17/2014

Police: An unknown woman grabs Lt. Philip Chan and assists in pulling him to the ground, while an unknown man pulls Chan and hits him in the back of the left shoulder. (Credit: NYPD/CBS2)

Police Search For 6 More People In Attack On Lieutenants During Protests

Police said Monday that there are six more suspects being sought in an attack on two NYPD lieutenants during a protest at the Brooklyn Bridge this past Saturday.

12/15/2014

A tree stands on a closed beach damaged by flooding from Superstorm Sandy in front of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on March 1, 2013 in Staten Island/ (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Some Sandy Victims Dealing With Second Storm In Form Of Loan Repayments

Immediately after Sandy, victims had no way of telling if or when Congress would approve grants. So some accepted SBA loans, which have to be repaid.

12/14/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is backing a petition to ban certain toxic materials from children's toys (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Gillibrand Throws Support Behind Petition To Ban Toxic Chemicals In Toys

Standing in front of a table filled with popular name brand toys, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says there are hidden dangers.

12/14/2014

Protesters gather in Washington Square Park for march to One Police Plaza over police violence (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Authorities: 2 Officers Assaulted During Protest Calling For Justice For Eric Garner

Demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park for a 2 p.m. march to One Police Plaza outside the NYPD headquarters.

12/13/2014

Protesters at the Barclays Center demonstrate against the grand jury decision not to indict an officer in the death of Eric Garner. (Credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS2)

Garner Ruling Protesters Head To Barclays Center During William And Kate Appearance

Protesters angry about the Eric Garner grand jury decision turned out Monday evening at the Barclays Center, as Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, attended the Brooklyn Nets’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

12/08/2014

Firefighters work at the scene of a deadly blaze in East Orange, N.J., on Dec. 7, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Authorities: East Orange House Fire Kills 5

The Essex County prosecutor’s office said the blaze started at about 6 a.m. at 16 N. 17th St., a few blocks north of Route 280.

12/07/2014

George Washington Bridge (credit: Getty Images)

Latest Toll Hikes Take Effect On Port Authority Bridges And Tunnels

Starting at 3 a.m. Sunday, the tolls jumped 75 cents for cars with E-ZPass, costing $9.75 for off-peak hours and $11.75 for peak times.

12/07/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network,  Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner,  and Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, hold a press conference December 3, 2014. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Garner Family Plans Trip To DC Protest; 220 Protesters Arrested In NYC Friday

The National March Against Police Violence is scheduled for next Saturday in Washington, D.C.

12/06/2014

Fiery crash on Route 78 in Union, New Jersey on Dec. 6, 2014 (Credit: idelaney21 on Instagram)

1 Dead In Fiery Crash That Snarled Traffic On Route 78 In Union

Police said several vehicles were involved, including a tractor-trailer.

12/06/2014

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