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College student Heather Moskowitz took a Birthright trip to Israel despite an ongoing violent conflict. (Credit: CBS 2)

Birthright Israel Defies The Danger, Continues Free Youth Trips To Jewish State

The people at Birthright Israel, which organizes 10-day youth trips to the Jewish state that are paid for by the Jewish Federation, said they’re continuing to make plans for summer excursions.

07/22/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

4 Emergency Workers Now Suspended In Wake Of Eric Garner’s Death In Police Custody

A group of demonstrators is calling for the resignation of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after a Staten Island man died in police custody last week.

07/21/2014

A collection of lighted prayer candles surround a Yankee cap on Bay Street as a tribute to Eric Garner, who died after arguing with police and being put in a choke-hold. (Credit: WCBS 880's Peter Haskell)

De Blasio Promises Full Investigation Into Death Of S.I. Man While In Police Custody

Eric Garner, who police said was arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes, was put in a choke hold after police say he resisted arrest.

07/18/2014

Peter Russell, 64, is accused of running a meth lab from his home in Mount Kisco. (Credit: CBS 2)

Life Imitates ‘Breaking Bad:’ Man, 64, Accused Of Running Meth Lab In Upscale Westchester Town

Police have busted an alleged meth lab in a place where it may not be expected – on a quiet street in an upscale Westchester County neighborhood.

07/17/2014

Cross Bronx Expressway Traffic (Kathryn Brown CBS 2)

Another Round Of Storms Slams Tri-State, Leaves Expressways Flooded

Severe thunderstorms barreled through the Tri-State Area for the second day in a row Tuesday, making a mess of the roads just in time for the afternoon rush hour and keeping a threat of continuing rain well into the night.

07/15/2014

Some residents have called for the closure of a Westchester County shooting range following a June incident in which a woman was apparently hit with a bullet fragment. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Greenburgh Town Hall Hosts Testy Meeting On Controversial Gun Range

Westchester homeowners are taking sides over what to do about a controversial gun range. The battle moved from the neighborhood to Greenburgh Town Hall on Tuesday.

07/15/2014

Flooding in Lakewood, New Jersey on Monday, July 14. (Credit: @mbigbrach)

Latest Round Of Storms Leaves Roads Flooded, Drivers Stranded In Tri-State

Heavy rain turned major roads into rivers and rapids in parts of the Tri-State Area Monday evening, in a round of storms that could continue off and on for more than a day to come.

07/14/2014

A shattered window in Asphalt Green. (credit: Image via CBS 2)

Officials Apologize After Woman Hurt By Flying Construction Chisel At Asphalt Green

“This incident should never have happened,” the Department of Sanitation and Department of Design and Construction said in a joint statement.

07/11/2014

Police say an 18-month-old child was killed Friday morning after being hit by a pickup truck in Spring Valley. (credit: Lou Young/CBS 2)

Police: 18-Month-Old Child Hit, Killed By Pickup Truck In Spring Valley

Few details are known, but police said the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

07/11/2014

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College Seniors Consider Value Of Higher Education

College seniors are reporting trouble finding meaningful work in their chosen fields as well as expressing doubts about what happens after graduation.

07/10/2014

Brendan Cronin is accused of firing at least 14 shots at a car stopped at a red light in Pelham. (credit: Handout)

NYPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Pelham Shooting Rampage

Suspended Officer Brendan Cronin, 27, is accused of firing 14 shots at two unarmed men in a car at a Pelham intersection April 29. Cronin was off-duty.

07/10/2014

George Washington Bridge (Credit: CBS 2)

2 Men Arrested After Allegedly Flying Drone Near George Washington Bridge

A helicopter pilot flying near the George Washington Bridge Monday afternoon spotted the radio-controlled aircraft. Police say it was flying at an elevation of 2,000 feet and toward the chopper.

07/08/2014

Fireworks in Jersey City on Fourth of July, 2014 (Credit: Veronica Posse/Facebook)

Spectators Surprised At Liberty State Park Fireworks Display

It was like a fireworks ambush as thousands of people looking out toward the Statue of Liberty were suddenly surprised by fireworks much closer.

07/04/2014

Firefighters respond to a deadly blaze in Newark on June 15, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2)

Newark Officials Insist Response Time To Deadly Father’s Day Blaze Wasn’t Slow

Nearly three weeks after a house fire killed six people, the Newark Fire Department is rejecting claims of slow response time, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported.

07/03/2014

Competitors shredded axes made of oxygen at the air-guitar regional championships at the Bowery Ballroom. (Credit: CBS 2)

We Will Pretend To Rock You! Air Guitarists Shred Fake Axes At Regional Competition

The World Cup is not the only competition on the minds of some New Yorkers. The competition began at about a 9 p.m. with loud music, a crowded club, and people pretending to play guitar.

07/01/2014

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