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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The NYPD stop, question and frisk program. (Credit: CBS2)

Federal Monitor Proposes Changes To NYPD Patrol Guide

In a letter to the judge, attorney Peter Zimroth wrote that the changes to the NYPD’s patrol guide are needed to clear up confusion over the department’s stop-and-frisk tactics.


Pope Francis' Chair for Mass at MSG

Preparations Underway For Pope Francis’ New York City Visit

Cardinal Dolan checked on the progress of the simple preparations for the Pope’s September visit.


Antonio Yarbough and Sharrif Wilson (CBS 2)

Family Of Man Wrongly Convicted In 1992 Triple Homicide Suing NYC

The family of a man who spent over 20 years behind bars for three murders he didn’t commit is suing New York City.


FILE -- A drone (Credit: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens DA Looks To Crack Down On Drones Near Airports

On Sunday, a drone came within 25 feet of a Shuttle America flight as it was about to touch down at JFK Airport.


A homeless man said to be on synthetic marijuana was seen on video howling and acting irrationally. (Photo: CBS2)

Bratton: Synthetic Marijuana Gives Homeless Users ‘Superhuman Strength,’ Makes Them ‘Impervious To Pain’

The NYPD is sounding the alarm about a synthetic drug, saying it is favored by the homeless. It makes people irrational, impervious to pain and very dangerous.


Massive sinkhole in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. (credit: CBS2)

Massive Sinkhole Opens Up In Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Authorities have blocked off the scene at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 64th Street.


Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Proposal: Families Of Newtown Victims Would Split $1.5M

Two lawsuits claim Nancy Lanza failed to properly secure her legally owned Bushmaster AR-15 rifle and gave access to her son who she knew was mentally ill,


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Flushing Food Festival Puts Focus On Food From New York’s Best Farms

Flushing is returning to its farmland days with a special food festival.