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Yaroslav Kolchin climbed the Brooklyn Bridge on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Russian Tourist In Court After Climbing Brooklyn Bridge

Yaroslav Kolchin, a 24-year-old Russian tourist visiting the city from Moscow, is charged with reckless endangerment, criminal trespass and other charges.

08/25/2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton marches with family members of Eric Garner (right) and hundreds of others during a demonstration against the death of Eric Garner on July 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Staten Island Residents Brace For Eric Garner Protest March Saturday

No parking signs are already up along the march route where crowds are expected to fill the streets for hours.

08/22/2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton marches with family members of Eric Garner (right) and hundreds of others during a demonstration against the death of Eric Garner on July 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Plans Understated Presence At Eric Garner March

The NYPD is planning a low-key approach for policing Saturday’s mega-march, led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, to protest the deadly struggle with police that killed a Staten Island man.

08/21/2014

Police Body Camera

Public Advocate James Pushes NYC Hard On Police Body Cameras

Public Advocate Letitia James demonstrated the body-worn cameras Thursday at a news conference at her Lower Manhattan office.

08/21/2014

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)

Staten Island DA: Grand Jury To Review Eric Garner’s Death

The Medical Examiner’s office previously dubbed Garner’s July 17 death a homicide caused by “compression of his neck (chokehold), compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.”

08/19/2014

This sign appeared on Monday, Aug. 18, at the sight where Eric Garner died in police custody on Staten Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Administration Seeks To Keep Peace During Rally Over Garner’s Death

The de Blasio administration on Monday was trying to ensure that peace is maintained the Staten Island rally for Eric Garner – the man who died in police custody last month.

08/18/2014

A memorial for Eric Garner near where he died in police custody on Staten Island.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Members Of Congress Seek Federal Probe Into Eric Garner’s Death

Six members of New York’s congressional delegation are asking the Justice Department to formally investigate last month’s police custody death of Eric Garner.

08/14/2014

Mayor de Blasio defended Police Commissioner Bratton during a press conference on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Defends Bratton After Garner Death Sparks Weeks Of Backlash

Mayor de Blasio has defended his police commissioner after weeks of backlash following the death of a Staten Island man in police custody.

08/13/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Cuomo Meets With Prime Minister Netanyahu In Israel

The prime minister took time out of his schedule to meet with Cuomo just hours before a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was set to expire.

08/13/2014

An artist rendering of the changes being made on West End Avenue (credit: NYC Department of Transportation)

With Eye On Pedestrian Safety, City Redesigning Stretch Of West End Avenue

A complete redesign of West End from West 72nd to West 106th streets has been fast-tracked by city transportation officials.

08/12/2014

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a press conference pitching the borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) outside Barclays Center on August 11, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Schumer, Others Welcome Democrats In Bid To Bring 2016 Convention To Brooklyn

A delegation from the city is hosting members of the Democratic National Committee in an effort to bring the 2016 convention to Brooklyn.

08/11/2014

The Seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - File / Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

CBS News: Suspected ISIS Sympathizer Arrested At John F. Kennedy International Airport

Donald Morgan was arrested upon his return from Lebanon, the official said.

08/11/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn on Friday, Aug. 8. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mayor De Blasio Downplays Sharpton’s Impact On City, Police Policy

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday night played down the impact of the Rev. Al Sharpton’s point of view on city and police policy.

08/08/2014

NEW YORK - APRIL 07:  An ambulance is parked in front of St. Vincent's Hospital on April 7, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Investigation Finds Faults In NYC 911 Upgrade Project

A city investigation found too much reliance on outside consultants, delayed the NYC 911 project racked up costs, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

08/06/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton

Sharpton Says He’s Earned Right To Advise On Police Policy

Fallout from the police custody death of Eric Garner continued Wednesday, as the Rev. Al Sharpton claimed he has the right to dictate police policy because he and his supporters “won the election.”

08/06/2014

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