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Police are seen at Cresskill High and Middle schools on June 8, 2015, after someone called saying a gun was inside a school building. (Credit: CBS2)

Police Respond To Security Scares At Several New Jersey, New York Schools

Security scares at several Tri-State area schools stirred panic Monday.


Crowd control issue at Met Life Stadium

N.J. State Police: 61 Arrested, At Least 10 Troopers Hurt In Concert Clash At MetLife Stadium

New Jersey State Police say 61 people were arrested and 10 troopers were hurt when crowds clashed with police outside a major hip-hop concert at MetLife Stadium.


American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza, comes down the final stretch ahead of the field on his way to winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2015 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

American Pharoah At New Jersey’s Haskell Invitational? It Might Happen

If American Pharoah races again — as his owner has said he’d like — it could draw a huge crowd to New Jersey’s Haskell Invitational.


David Sweat and Richard Matt

Escaped NY Prisoners Left Note Saying ‘Have A Nice Day’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Richard Matt and David Sweat staged “a really elaborate, sophisticated operation” that ended at a manhole cover blocks away from the prison.


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Group Looks To Change Campaign Finance Rules In New York

Candidates can often use credit cards without itemizing expenses, which Bartoletti said leaves plenty of questions.


Mayor Bill de Blasio marches in the Queens Pride Parade in Jackson Heights on June 7, 2015. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

LGBT Community, Supporters Celebrate At Queens Pride Parade

People lined the streets for the Queens Pride Parade. The celebration included brightly colored costumes, music and dancing.


Linda Hardan (Credit: Passaic County Prosecutor's Office)

Former NJ Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Student Sex Charges

Hardan worked as a substitute teacher in Haledon and at Manchester Regional High School in North Haledon. Authorities say two of the victims were 16-year-old boys, while the other two boys were 13 and 14.


NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer speaks at Rent Regulations Rally in Harlem on June 6, 2015 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

NYC Officials Demand Albany Lawmakers Extend, Strengthen Rent Regulations

Rose Johnson, of Harlem, is nervous she may lose her rent-regulated apartment if Albany doesn’t act.


FILE -- Commuters exit a PATH train station at the World Trade Center site. (credit: Getty Images)

Judge Rules In Favor Of Port Authority In Whistleblower Case

Jay Alpert claimed he was fired after reporting to superiors that a police captain had made copies of police promotional exams and was sharing them with prospective candidates.


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New Jersey Town Considers Starting School Day Later To Give Teens Extra Sleep

Early to bed, early to rise is scientifically not the norm for teenagers whose changing hormones program them to stay up later.


Fire at a post office in New Brunswick, N.J. on June 1, 2015. (credit: Instagram/dclark0)

Transformer Explodes, Causes Fire At New Brunswick Post Office

Surrounding buildings, including the New Brunswick City Hall, were evacuated.


File photo of anti-gun-violence protest in New York. (Credit:

New York Kicks Off Gun Violence Awareness Month

Throughout the month, there will be marches, rallies and youth-engagement events.


A large hole can be seen in the Madison Avenue building where a crane dropped its payload May 31, 2015. (Credit: Shawn G. Chittle/Twitter)

Crane Accident Leaves At Least 10 Injured In Midtown

The crane dropped a large piece of equipment — believed to be an industrial-size generator or air conditioning unit, police said.


A sign at Belmont Park (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Belmont Shrinks Crowd To Ease Race Day Chaos

Big changes are coming to Belmont for American Pharoah’s attempt to break a 37-year Triple Crown losing streak.


A makeshift memorial in front of a home in Yonkers where a 4-year-old girl died after she accidentally shot herself in the face. (credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Investigation Continues Into Death Of 4-Year-Old Yonkers Girl

Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 4-year-old girl in Yonkers who accidentally shot herself in the face earlier this week.