Richard Schwartz, an assistant New York State Attorney General, was killed Thursday, July 26, 2012 when scaffolding collapsed after lightning hit the Christ Church in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Assistant NY Attorney General Killed In Brooklyn After Church Hit By Lightning

A lightning strike sent the spire on the church tower crashing into the sanctuary, unleashing an avalanche of large rocks that crashed onto some scaffolding which then collapsed onto Richard Schwartz as he was walking by.


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Clean-Up Continues After Massive Storms Pound Tri-State Area

The powerful storms broke the heat, but left downed trees, power lines and other damage in its wake and knocking out power to thousands of customers.


Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant (credit: Flickr)

Operations Restored At Indian Point Following Lightning Strike

Backup generators kicked in, but operators reduced power at one Indian Point unit to about 70 percent as a precaution.


Howell, NJ House Fire (credit: CBS 2)

Lightning Strike Forces NJ Family From Home

Firefighters from a number of surrounding towns were dispatched to help fight the blaze.


Hail damage in Queens. (credit: CBS 2)

Hail Storm Shatters Windows, Rattles Nerves In Queens Neighborhoods

Parts of the Tri-State area — including Little Neck and Douglaston were pounded from the sky with wind, lightning and ice.


Commuters at Penn Station. (credit: Marta Zielinska)

Evening Commute For LIRR Riders Struck By Major Weather-Related Signal Problems

Inside Penn Station, thousands were straining their necks watching the schedule monitors while listening for any service changes.


Lightning storm in South Norwalk, Conn.

Severe Thunderstorms Leave Downed Power Lines, Trees In Their Wake

Connecticut Light & Power said some 62,000 customers remained without power early Friday.Thousands of homes were also without power in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties.


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Lightning Likely Sparks Patterson, NY Fire, 3 Businesses Destroyed

Three businesses went up in flames in Putnam County after a lightning bolt triggered a fire.


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Monzo Minor: Let’s Get A Game 7!

If the Bruins, up 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Final against the Lightning, win tonight, Roberto Luongo will face Tim Thomas in the Stanley Cup Final. It will be the battle of the two most overrated goalies in the league.


Brooklyn hail

Tri-State Pummeled By Quarter-Sized Hail

On Monday night it was the hail that was the story in places like Kearny, N.J., where people were holding pieces of it. Parts of Manhattan saw the hail, and so did Park Slope as captured by home video.



How To Lightning-Proof Your Home

A lightning strike can pack millions of volts of electricity. One powerful bolt is blamed for sparking a fire that destroyed a building in New Jersey. So what steps can you take to protect your home?

CBS 2–08/02/2010