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3 law enforcement officers shot in the West Village (CBS 2)

2 U.S. Marshals, NYPD Detective Injured, Suspect Killed In West Village Shooting

Police said a fugitive who was working in a West Village smoke shop shot and wounded three officers who were trying to arrest him Monday afternoon, before the officers returned fire and killed him.

29 mins ago

A decision to overturn teacher tenure laws in California has New York parents mobilizing to seek the same thing here. (Credit: CBS 2)

Families Rally Against New York Teacher Tenure Laws

The families are filing a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure, seniority and disciplinary rules. They say those protections are keeping ineffective teachers in the classroom.

4 hours ago

FILE -- Union Square subway station (Credit: Getty Images)

Riders Alliance Pushes For Legislation To Give Workers Pre-Tax Transit Benefits

An effort is underway in New York to push legislation that could save straphangers hundreds of dollars a year.

19 hours ago

Synthetic marijuana (Credit: CBS 2)

WCBS 880: NYC Officials Issue Warning About Synthetic Marijuana After Wave Of ER Cases

Synthetic marijuana has sent at least 15 people to city emergency rooms over the past few days, a Health Department official said.

07/27/2014

FILE -- A plane takes off at LaGuardia Airport. (Credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steve Israel: Feds Should Consider Missile-Protection Systems For Commercial Planes

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal authorities to study whether U.S. passenger jets should be equipped with devices that would protect them against missiles.

07/27/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Attorney: Justice Department Report Could Strengthen Civil Rights Suits Against Newark

Attorney David Kreizer has several lawsuits against the City of Newark, but admitted that civil rights cases can be tough.

07/26/2014

Leah Cuevas is accused of killing and dismembering Chinelle Browne and scattering her body parts on Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cab Driver Claims To Be Key Witness In Long Island Body Parts Case

Chinelle Browne’s family is demanding answers on where the woman was killed and dismembered, and if the woman charged in the crime, Leah Cuevas, had help.

07/25/2014

New York And NJ Residents Struggle To Recover One Week After Superstorm Sandy

NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney Wants More Details On Sandy Spending

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney says newly released reports on the state’s biggest Superstorm Sandy recovery projects are not detailed enough.

07/21/2014

A collection of lighted prayer candles surround a Yankee cap on Bay Street as a tribute to Eric Garner, who died after arguing with police and being put in a choke-hold. (Credit: WCBS 880's Peter Haskell)

4 Emergency Workers Put On Desk Duty In Eric Garner Case; New Video Released

In an appeal from the pulpit, the Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding justice for the Staten Island man who died after an apparent police choke hold.

07/20/2014

Gov. Chris Christie (Jeff Zelevansky/
Getty Images News)

Gun Control Advocates To Protest Monday As Gov. Christie Visits Connecticut

The protesters will be joined by reinforcements out of New Jersey as the governor makes a scheduled fundraising stop in Greenwich.

07/19/2014

Franklin Reyes is charged in the traffic accident that killed Ariel Russo, 4, on the Upper West Side in June 2013. (Credit: CBS 2)

Teen Accused In UWS Accident That Killed Girl, 4, Now Charged With Looting Apartment

The teen accused in a traffic accident that left a 4-year-old girl dead on the Upper West Side last year has now been accused of looting an apartment along with his father.

07/19/2014

New Jersey-born Quinn Schansman, 19, was killed after the Malaysia Airlines jetliner he was on was shot down over Ukraine on July 17, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

American On Board Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Was New Jersey Native

In remarks from the White House, the president said Friday that Flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

07/18/2014

U.S. Coast Guard (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Swimmer Off Jersey Shore

Nicholas Guilhote was reported missing just before noon Friday, authorities said.

07/18/2014

File photo of a green anaconda. A reptile expert says a green anaconda up to 16 feet long is on the loose in the Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey. (Credit: ClipArt.com)

Reptile Expert: Snake On Loose In NJ Actually An Anaconda

A reptile specialist leading the search for a snake on the loose in Lake Hopatcong now says it is a green anaconda, not a boa constrictor, as officials had maintained.

07/18/2014

Mourners gather outside the wake for Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago on July 17, 2014. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Wake Held For Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago

During the service, Mayor Fulop promoted Santiago, who had been on the job since December, to the rank of detective and awarded him the Medal of Honor.

07/17/2014

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