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A gunman shot and killed a security guard, and then himself, at the federal building at 201 Varick St. on Friday, Aug. 21. (Credit: Alice Gainer/CBS2)

Recent Shootings Spark Renewed Calls For Tougher Gun Control Laws

Rep. Bill Pascrell said both sides need to stop finger pointing and come together.

08/28/2015

Great Falls National Historical Park

Great Falls In Paterson Reopens Following 2-Year Renovation

A new walkway enables visitors to stand just 10 feet from the falls.

08/28/2015

A group of tourists embark on a New York harbor cruise on October 12, 2013 in New york City. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Vendor In The Battery Says Illegal Vendors Costing New York City Thousands

Statue Cruises is the only line that takes tourists to the island, but their COO, Michael Burke, said illegal vendors are shiphoning off potential customers with lies.

08/27/2015

Katelyn Darrow woke up to find the back window of her mom's SUV smashed in and all her luggage for college gone. (credit: Angels of God Clothing Closet/Facebook)

Founder Of NJ Charity Wakes Up To Find Luggage For College Stolen

A New Jersey teen who founded a charity that donates clothing to the needy found all her luggage for college stolen from the back of her mom’s sport utility vehicle.

08/27/2015

Sammy the cat survived a fall from a fourth-story apartment window. (Credit: BluePearl Veterinary Partners)

Cat Survives After Falling 4 Stories In Greenwich Village

A cat survived and was being treated Wednesday after plummeting from a fourth-story window in Greenwich Village.

08/26/2015

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Survey: Most Americans Say It’s OK To Use Cellphones In Social Settings

Younger adults more comfortable with social media were more likely than older adults to say it’s OK to update your status while with friends.

08/26/2015

Packets of synthetic marijuana, often known as K2. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Officials Shine Spotlight On Impact Of K2, Or Synthetic Marijuana

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is hosting a news conference along with a local resident who is recovering from an addiction to K2.

08/25/2015

Several people were hurt when a bus crashed into a building in Rego Park, Queens on Aug. 24, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

9 Injured When Bus Crashes Into Building In Rego Park

The incident took place at around 2:20 p.m. at 63rd Avenue near Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park.

08/24/2015

Middle school students participate in Lincoln Center Education's boot camp to help kids audition for performing arts high school. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Lincoln Center Boot Camp Helping Low-Income Kids Audition For NYC Performing Arts High Schools

A unique summer boot camp is helping low-income middle school students in the five boroughs compete for spots in the rigorous performing arts high schools.

08/17/2015

Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Conn. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Parents Sue Greenwich, Conn. School District In Suicide Of Son Who Was Bullied

The parents of a teenage boy who committed suicide two years ago have filed a lawsuit against the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut.

08/12/2015

Bronx Sen. Jeff Klein introducing legislation to combat synthetic marijuana. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Lawmakers Calling For Tougher Penalties To Combat Sales Of Synthetic Marijuana

Lawmakers in New York are calling for tougher penalties for people who are caught selling synthetic marijuana.

08/12/2015

Geno Smith (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Geno Smith To Miss 6-10 Weeks After Suffering Broken Jaw In Locker Room Altercation

Geno Smith’s hopes for a breakout season with the New York Jets took a major blow — to the jaw.

08/11/2015

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, center, calls for an extension of the 9/11 Zadroga Act. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Sen. Gillibrand Calls For Permanent Extension Of Zadroga Act Benefiting 9/11 First Responders

“Our first responders answered the call of duty when our nation was under attack, and deserve to be treated by Congress as the veterans they really are,” Gillibrand said.

08/11/2015

The football field at Sayreville High School in Sayreville, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 Sayreville Football Players Cleared Of Most Serious Charges In Hazing Scandal

Two players accused in a hazing scandal at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey have been cleared of all serious charges.

08/10/2015

The Health Department ordered that within the next 14 days, all buildings with cooling towers that haven't been tested in the last 30 days be tested and any towers found contaminated be disinfected.  (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Team From CDC Addresses Bronx Legionnaires’ Outbreak; Case Also Reported In Rockland

A team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to be in New York City on Friday to meet with state and city officials regarding an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx.

08/07/2015

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