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Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Video Shows Adult Leaving School Door Open Before Avonte Oquendo Escaped

New video has been released showing Avonte Oquendo, right before he disappeared from his school in Long Island City, Queens in October.

01/28/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Family, Community Say Goodbye To Avonte Oquendo

The autistic teenager went missing more than three months ago after walking away from his school in Long Island City. His remains were found last week.

01/25/2014

More than 100 people  camped out in Queens to apply for 50 apprenticeships with District Council 9. (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Brave Cold For Chance At Union Job In Queens

More than 100 people have been camped out in Long Island City for days in tents, cars and lawn chairs to apply for 50 apprenticeships with District Council 9.

01/10/2014

The intersection at 49th Street and Eleventh Avenue in Long Island City (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Long Island City Residents Call For Crosswalks, Additional Signage At Deadly Intersection

The intersection at 49th Street and Eleventh Avenue in Long Island City has been the scene of numerous accidents involving pedestrians.

12/16/2013

FILE - A health worker prepares a flu shot. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Board Of Health Approves Flu Shot Mandate For Young Children

New York City’s Board of Health voted Wednesday in favor of the mandatory vaccine for children under 6. The initiative takes effect in 30 days and will be required for about 150,000 children.

12/11/2013

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge ramp with barrier (Credit: Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

Officials Call For Changes At Queensboro Bridge Off-Ramp Following Fatal Crash

New York state Sen. Mike Gianaris and Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer have demanded changes at what they’re calling a dangerous off-ramp following a fatal car accident.

12/11/2013

Deadly Crash Near Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (credit: CBS 2)

Off-Duty Police Officer Killed In Crash Near Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

The 10-year veteran and mother of two was driving home from her shift when her car struck a guard rail and then a cement barrier on the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge ramp just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.

12/10/2013

Police say this man has burglarized five Long Island City apartments. (credit: NYPD)

Cops Hunt For Serial Burglar In Long Island City

The suspect has struck five times since Oct. 14, police say. He tosses the rocks from adjoining roofs to gain entry and then removes property.

11/19/2013

The graffiti-covered walls at a Long Island City warehouse, known as 5 Pointz, has been painted over. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Queens Graffiti Mecca, 5 Pointz, Wiped Clean Overnight

For the past 20 years, graffiti artists have been allowed to use the building as a canvas, but last month the owners got the city’s permission to tear 5 Pointz down and build 800 luxury condos and 200 affordable units.

11/19/2013

A missing person poster for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. (Photo: CBS 2)

NYC DOE To Announce New School Safety Measures

Six weeks after a 14-year-old autistic boy walked out of his school in Queens and disappeared, the city’s Department of Education is set to announce new school security measures.

11/15/2013

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Avonte Oquendo’s Mother: ‘He’s Still Alive; He’s Out There’

The family of Avonte Oquendo have issued a desperate plea to the public to keep looking for the autistic teen, more than three weeks after he vanished.

10/26/2013

A missing person poster for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. (Photo: CBS 2)

NYPD Vows To Continue Search For Autistic Boy Missing 3 Weeks

Avonte Oquendo, who cannot communicate verbally, was last spotted on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.

10/25/2013

10.21 Avonte Family

Avonte Oquendo’s Mother: If You Have My Son, Let Him Go

The search for the autistic 14-year-old boy intensified even more on Monday, as his mother and brother appeared on “The Couch.”

10/21/2013

A missing person poster for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. (Photo: CBS 2)

Family Gathers Party For Massive Search For Avonte Oquendo

Family members and other concerned people gathered Sunday for another extensive search for Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teenage boy who has been missing since he walked out of his school in Queens more than two weeks ago.

10/20/2013

Missing person flyer for Avonte Oquendo is seen at the Times Square subway station on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 (credit: CBSNewYork)

Avonte Oquendo’s Family Rallies With Rev. Al Sharpton For Extensive Search

The family of Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen who has been missing for more than two weeks, appealed to the public to help find the boy at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Saturday.

10/19/2013

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