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Rabbi Samuel Hiller and three others were accused of stealing $12.4 million in city and state education funds earmarked  for special needs preschoolers. (Photo: CBS 2)

Rabbi, 3 Others Accused Of Stealing $12.4 Million In NYC, State Education Funds

Police handcuffed a rabbi in Queens on Tuesday, accusing him in a scheme to steal millions of dollars earmarked for preschoolers with special needs.

05/13/2014

Ruan Wen Hui, 68, died of injuries that he suffered during a violent attack in the East Village. (Credit: CBS 2)

Daughters Of East Village Beating Victim Demand Suspect Turn Himself In

Ruan Wen Hui, 68, was walking on East 6th Street off Avenue D around 9 p.m. Friday when he was brutally attacked, police said. Hui was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he died of his injuries the next day.

05/12/2014

Police say this man struck another man in the head with a hammer while robbing him on a Brooklyn subway platform. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Identify Suspect In Subway Station Hammer Attack

One day after CBS 2 spoke exclusively to a man attacked with a hammer at a Brooklyn subway station, police said they have identified the suspect in the attack.

05/09/2014

Police say this man struck another man in the head with a hammer while robbing him on a Brooklyn subway platform. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Victim Talks About Horror Of Hammer Attack In Subway

Richianand Brijanand of Ozone Park was buying a MetroCard when police said the suspect walked up from behind, hit him in the head with a hammer and demanded money.

05/08/2014

Osprey Big DL

Spring Lake, N.J. Fire Siren Turned Off After Ospreys Build Nest

A pair of ospreys decided to build a nest in a volunteer fire department siren in Spring Lake, N.J., forcing the department to turn it off.

05/06/2014

William Levin And The Raccoon

Brooklyn Man Opens Up Wall To Get Pesky Raccoon Out

Any homeowner who has ever had a problem with squirrels or raccoons knows how hard they are to get rid of. One Brooklyn man decided to take matters into his own hands.

05/02/2014

Marcell Dockery being led by police on Monday, April 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Attorney: Teen Was Coerced Into Confession In Fatal Coney Island Fire

There was a change of tune Thursday for the Coney Island, Brooklyn teen accused of setting a fire that killed an NYPD officer.

05/01/2014

Credit-card machine (file/credit: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Manhattan DA: Hale & Hearty Soup Worker Used Job To Aid Identity Theft, Fraud Ring

Eleven defendants were indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and arraigned in State Supreme Court later Wednesday on identity theft, fraud, grand larceny and forgery charges.

04/30/2014

Epi Ulerio's My Deli Grocery was robbed of $12,000 and groceries. (credit: CBS 2)

Inwood Deli Struggling To Pay Rent After Brazen Burglary

Epi Ulerio’s My Deli Grocery in Inwood was targeted in the brazen after-hours burglary over the weekend.

04/29/2014

Edie Brickell (Rick Diamond/Getty Images Entertainment) Paul Simon (Ian Gavan/Getty Images Entertainment)

Paul Simon, Wife Edie Brickell Downplay Domestic Dispute In Court

New Canaan police said they responded to the couple’s home Saturday night to investigate a “family dispute” after someone called 911 and hung up.

04/28/2014

Lawrence Parsons (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Accused Of Attacking 3 Women With Hammer In Astoria

A man has been arrested for allegedly attacking three women as they slept in a Queens apartment.

04/25/2014

Emergency responders on the scene of a fire in Albertson, NY on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Elderly Man Killed In Albertson House Fire

Fire broke out Tuesday morning at a home occupied by two elderly residents. One was rescued.

04/22/2014

NYPD officers in Central Park after a series of robberies on Apr. 21, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Teens Charged In Connection With Central Park Robbery Spree

Three additional suspects – ages 12, 13 and 14 – are expected to face charges for two robberies and an assault, sources said.

04/21/2014

Two images of Kareem Potomont who police say is a person on interest in connection with a shooting in Brooklyn that injured a 13-year-old boy. (credit: NYPD)

Suspect Hit With Attempted Murder, Other Charges In Shooting Of 13-Year-Old Boy In Brooklyn

Kareem Potomont, 21, has been charged with a slew of offenses after being captured in Queens on Thursday.

04/18/2014

Customers arrive at Any Garment Dry Cleaners in East Hanover, N.J., only to find the business was forced to close. (credit: CBS 2)

Customers Steamed They Can’t Retrieve Clothes After NJ Dry Cleaner Closes

Customers of an East Hanover dry cleaner are fuming after the business was forced to close down, leaving all their clothes held hostage inside.

04/17/2014

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