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Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the United States signs autographs after their training session at Sao Paulo FC on June 11, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Let The Games Begin! All Eyes On Brazil For Start Of World Cup

Brazil has won 15 of its last 16 games and heads into the World Cup as a favorite to win the title, but there’s no easy opener at the sport’s marquee event.

06/12/2014

Hundreds lined up to apply to be a plumbers apprentice in Long Island City on June 9, 2014. (credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS 2)

Hundreds Line Up For Chance To Become Plumber’s Apprentice

Some have camped outside Plumbers Local Union 1 overnight – some have been there longer – hoping to get an application.

06/09/2014

Assistant trainer Alan Sherman leads Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, to the track in preparation for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 5, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Triple Crown Frenzy! Over 100K Expected For California Chrome’s Shot At Belmont

Good weather — 82 degrees and sunny, according to the National Weather Service — could push the crowd into record territory on Saturday.

06/06/2014

Neighbors last summer said rats had taken over at John Vincent Daniels Jr. Square in Woodside, Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

Radio Free Montone: Swamp Thing

It was a slow news day, during a slow news month and we needed a story with legs. Well, we got what we were wishing for.

06/06/2014

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Brooklyn Restaurant Reportedly Serving Lighter Drinks ‘For Ladies’ Raises Eyebrows

The drinks labeled “For Men” have higher “extra alcohol,” and drinks “For Ladies” have “light alcohol” at Los Pollitos III restaurant in Clinton Hill, according to published reports.

06/05/2014

A detailed view of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final Logo during Media Day at Staples Center on June 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Here We Go! 5 Things To Watch In Rangers-Kings Stanley Cup Final

Here are five things to watch when the Kings host Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history.

06/04/2014

East New York Stabbing Sketch

Brooklyn Community Calls For Action As Search Intensifies For Stabbing Suspect

The father of a 6-year-old boy who was stabbed to death inside an elevator in Brooklyn claims the suspect being sought by police is a homeless man he’s seen in the building before.

06/03/2014

Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and Mikayla Capers, 7. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Stabbing That Killed 1 Child, Injured Another May Be Related To Earlier Incident

Police said Monday that a stabbing that left a 6-year-old boy dead and a 7-year-old girl injured in a Brooklyn apartment building might be related to an earlier deadly stabbing nearby.

06/02/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 to win the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Rangers 4 Wins Away From Bringing Home Lord Stanley’s Cup

When the final buzzer sounded Thursday night, the Broadway Blueshirts were in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since captain Mark Messier was in charge.

05/30/2014

Rat scurrying on a city street. (file/credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

NYC Launches New War Against Rats

The city will hire new inspectors and spend $600,000 for rat indexing to track and reduce the rat population.

05/28/2014

A Citi Bike user pedals off from a bicycle station in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Cops On UWS Cracking Down On Law Breaking Bike Riders

Police on the Upper West Side have been cracking down on bike riders who are running red lights, riding on sidewalks, and those who ride on the wrong side of the street.

05/27/2014

Brake lights illuminated as traffic backs up at a toll plaza. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Severe Storms Make For Miserable Memorial Day Commute For Tri-State Area Residents

People all across the Tri-State marked the unofficial start of summer by hitting the roads this Memorial Day weekend — and severe storms Friday evening made for a miserable commute.

05/23/2014

Water workers survey a damaged residence on November 6, 2012 in Sea Bright, New Jersey. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: How ‘Long’ Will Sea Bright Be?

Sea Bright is beautiful. But how long will Sea Bright even be?

05/23/2014

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD To Create Grand Larceny Unit To Address Identity, Electronics Thefts

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says the 300-member unit will focus on preventing thefts of smart phones, computer tablets and people’s financial resources.

05/22/2014

Staten Island ferry pilot gave the USS Oak Hill a shout out in the form of three blasts from his horn on May 21, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Ahoy! Fleet Week Returns To New York City After A Year’s Absence

Three Navy ships and two Coast Guard cutters are scheduled to arrive in New York Harbor Wednesday morning, the start of the week.

05/21/2014

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