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A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

City Begins Hiring Teachers For New Pre-Kindergarten Programs

School may be out for kids, but it remained in session Monday for city education officials now in the process of hiring pre-kindergarten teachers.

07/07/2014

Classroom (file/credit: clipart.com)

Schools Get Green Light To Get Creative With Schedules, Teaching Methods

Dozens of New York City schools are getting to cut the bureaucratic red tape and try out new ideas for size in the coming school year.

07/07/2014

Members of the media explore an outside terrace at the under-construction Whitney Museum on May 1, 2014. The Whitney site was not mentioned as one of the construction sites where alleged fraudulent inspections occurred. (Credit: Getty Images)

DA: Unqualified Workers Hired To Complete Safety Logs At NYC Construction Sites

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced that two companies and seven people have been indicted on charges that include grand larceny, fraud and forgery.

07/02/2014

Gilberto Valle speaks with reporters on July 1, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Conviction In ‘Cannibal Cop’ Case Overturned

A former New York Police Department officer was released from jail on Tuesday after a judge overturned his conviction in a bizarre case accusing him of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.

07/01/2014

Police Search East River For Missing 21-Year-Old Swimmer (CBS 2)

Police Search East River For Body Of Missing 21-Year-Old Swimmer

Police are searching for a man who apparently got swept away after going for an early morning swim with friends in the East River.

06/26/2014

Chen Guangbiao during Central Park luncheon on June 25, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

1010 WINS: Some Storm Out After Chinese Tycoon Treats 250 Homeless New Yorkers To Lunch In Central Park

A Chinese tycoon treated hundreds of homeless New Yorkers to a fancy lunch at the Boathouse restaurant in Central Park on Wednesday, but the event apparently didn’t go as smoothly as planned.

06/25/2014

Bullet hole in window of Hospital for Special Surgery. (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Patient Suffers Minor Injuries After Bullet Strikes Hospital Window In Manhattan

The incident occurred around 5:45 a.m. Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery on East 70th Street.

06/20/2014

Noel Estevez (credit: CBS 2)

Boy Charged With Murder In Stabbing Death Of Bronx Classmate Remanded Without Bail

A 14-year-old boy charged with murder in the stabbing death of another 14-year-old student during a fight outside a Bronx middle school was remanded without bail following a court appearance Thursday.

06/19/2014

Firefighters respond to a building collapse at 1646 Park Ave in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

NYC Firefighters Increase Role In Gas Leak Reports

The New York City Fire Department will now have a much greater role in responding to reports of possible gas leaks, according to an order made by Mayor Bill de Blasio in response to East Harlem explosion.

06/18/2014

Michael Elardo is escorted to court on June 17, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Bail Set At $1 Million For Retired NYPD Officer Charged In Deadly Levittown Hit-Run Crash

A retired NYPD officer charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome in Levittown faced a judge Tuesday.

06/17/2014

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Credit: Getty Images)

Mistrial Motion Weighed In Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

The judge said that if enough jurors agree to serve through the delay — another two weeks — the White Plains trial can go on.

06/16/2014

Handlers and their dogs pose during the MTA PD 2014 Canine Unit Graduation held at Grand Central Terminal on June 13, 2014. (credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

19 Dogs Join MTA Police Department’s Canine Unit

The canine officers are taught to sniff out explosives and patrol the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway.

06/13/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Rally Held Outside City Council Hearing On Audible Alarms Bill Dubbed ‘Avonte’s Law’

The bill is named for Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy from Queens who walked out his school in Long Island City last October.

06/12/2014

Daniel St. Hubert appears in court on June 11, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Suspect Indicted In Brooklyn Elevator Stabbing Attack That Killed 6-Year-Old Boy

A man charged with stabbing a 6-year-old boy to death and critically injuring a 7-year-old girl inside an elevator in Brooklyn has been indicted for murder and other charges, authorities said Wednesday.

06/11/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (Credit: Getty Images)

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton: More Cops Hitting Streets To Counter Spike In Shooting Victims

According to CompStat figures, 129 people were shot last month, a 43 percent increase over the same period last year.

06/10/2014

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