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The scene of a horse carriage accident near the Plaza Hotel on April 23, 2014. (credit: Image via CBS 2)

Animal Rights Activists Protest NYC Horse Carriages After Accident Near Plaza Hotel

Wednesday’s accident comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio looks to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city and replace them with electric vintage-style vehicles.

2 hours ago

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Experts: When It Comes To Child Safety Parents Need To Get Back To The Basics

A tragic fire that took the lives of two 4-year-olds in Far Rockaway has raised questions about when parents should talk to their kids about safety.

23 hours ago

A makeshift memorial at the scene of a deadly fire in Far Rockaway. (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Neighbors Question Ambulance Response Time In Deadly Far Rockaway Fire

The blaze broke out Saturday night just before midnight at a home on Bay 30th Street in Far Rockaway. Four-year-old Jai’Launi Tinglin and his 4-year-old half-sister, Aniya, were killed.

04/21/2014

The scene of a shooting at the bodega at 427 Central Ave. in Bushwick on Apr. 17, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Sources Tell CBS 2: Brooklyn Bodega Employee Killed In Apparent Targeted Shooting

The incident took place at 427 Central Avenue in Bushwick just before 7 a.m.

04/17/2014

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Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during a sporting event at the school.

04/15/2014

Tax Filing

Expert: There Are Options If You Can’t Pay Your Taxes On Time

Just four days remained as of Friday until the deadline for Americans to file their taxes. But even if you can’t pay your taxes, there are options that could save you time and money.

04/11/2014

Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display that displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format. (credit: Getty Images)

Some NYC Health Inspectors Might Soon Wear Video Cameras

A bill pending in the City Council would require 10 percent of the 160 health agents to wear some type of body camera when they inspect restaurants and bars.

04/10/2014

A rally is held at City Hall on April 9, 2014, in support of former inmates who say they were wrongly convicted of murders in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Wrongly Convicted Urge Brooklyn DA To Speed Up Reviews Of Detective’s Cases

A group of New York City men who say they were framed by a crooked police detective decades ago want prosecutors to speed up an ongoing review of the detective’s cases.

04/09/2014

Pothole Repairs

Crews Out In Force Resurfacing Pothole-Laden NYC Roads

The New York City Department of Transportation has been firing on all cylinders this spring, working to fill all the potholes left behind by the brutal winter.

04/08/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Seeks Funds To Fight College Campus Sex Assaults

Gillibrand and Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri released a bipartisan letter Friday to the leadership of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, asking for money to investigate and enforce sexual assault laws at colleges and universities.

04/07/2014

Bus Crashes Into Washington Heights Building (credit: Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

5 Hurt After MTA Bus Crashes Into Pizzeria In Washington Heights

Five people have been hurt when a bus collided with a minivan and then crashed into a pizzeria in Washington Heights, authorities said.

04/04/2014

A sketch of a suspect in a rape in the University Heights section of the Bronx (credti: NYPD)/A sketch of a suspect wanted in a rape in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx. (Credit: NYPD)

Women On Edge As Cops Hunt Suspects Sought In Separate Bronx Attacks

Police are looking for two suspects who they say are wanted for unrelated rapes in the Bronx.

04/03/2014

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Prosecutors Add Charge Against Teen Who Climbed 1 World Trade Center

A New Jersey teenager who climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center will be assessed in a program for youthful offenders.

04/02/2014

Fans buy programs before Opening Day on March 31, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Opening Day! Mets, Nationals Get Season Started At Citi Field

The Mets often play their best baseball on opening day. This year that good fortune will be put to the test against the Nationals and hard-throwing right-hander Stephen Strasburg.

03/31/2014

Firefighters battle a fire in Jersey City, NJ on March 28, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Building Collapses After Massive Jersey City Blaze

The fire broke out just before 12:30 a.m Friday on Central Avenue and spread to two other buildings, destroying a passport shop, a party supply store and half a dozen apartments.

03/28/2014

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