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Authorities in Manhattan announce the arrests of buildings inspectors, contractors and others in an alleged bribery scheme on Feb. 10, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Manhattan DA: Arrests Made In Widespread Building Inspector Bribery Scheme

Prosecutors say landlords handed out cash to try to make housing violations go away as part of a sweeping bribery case involving property owners and building inspectors.

02/10/2015

People walk out of the Manhattan Supreme Court building. (Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Crackdown Coming On Alleged Building Inspector Bribery Scheme

In what has been described as one of the biggest corruption crackdowns in years, city investigators and local prosecutors plan to issue bribery charges against charge 50 building inspectors and contractors, according to a published report.

02/09/2015

UConn sign (Jenneen Lee/WTIC)

Outbreak Of Unknown Illness Hits UConn Campus

UConn health officials have begun interviewing students affected by an unspecified illness on campus, hoping to pinpoint what led to the outbreak.

02/09/2015

An NTSB investigator examines train involved in MetroNorth accident at maintenance facility. (Credit: National Transportation Safety Board)

Senator: Safety Devices May Have Been Insufficient At Metro-North Crash Site

The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday said the engineer and conductor in the Metro-North accident and fire this week went out of their way to bring as many passengers to safety as possible.

02/06/2015

The sport utility vehicle that was hit by a Metro-North train is removed from the site of the accident on February 4, 2015 in Valhalla, New York. The crash started a fire in the train car that killed seven people, including the driver of the vehicle.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NTSB: Train Was Within Speed Limit, All Warning Signs Worked At Time Of Metro-North Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has learned that signals and warning systems were working properly, and a Metro-North train was going below the speed limit, when it struck a sport-utility vehicle in an accident that left six people dead.

02/05/2015

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Final Victim Identified In Deadly Metro-North Crash

A research scientist from Chappaqua has been identified as the final victim of the six people who were killed when a Metro-North train hit an SUV stopped on the tracks at a railroad crossing.

02/05/2015

Investigators on the scene of the Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, NY on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

NTSB Investigating Deadly Metro-North Crash

The crash Tuesday evening involved a Harlem Line train and a SUV that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing on Commerce Street in Valhalla.

02/04/2015

Lacey Spears is accused of killing her son, Garnett, by feeding him lethal levels of salt. (Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office)

Defense: Lack Of Evidence Against Mom Accused Of Fatally Poisoning Son

Lacey Spears, 27, of Scottsville, Kentucky, is charged with depraved murder and manslaughter in the death last year of Garnett-Paul Spears.

02/03/2015

Citi Bikes.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

City Council To Hold Hearing Before Installation Of Proposed UWS Citi Bike Docking Stations

Before dozens of Citi Bike docking stations begin popping up along the Upper West Side, City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal said they want to hear from the people who will be affected by them.

01/30/2015

Citi Bikes.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Discussions Under Way To Bring Citi Bike To Upper East, West Sides

Citi Bike is looking to expand northward into the Upper East and West sides.

01/29/2015

Michael Waithe served a year in prison after being convicted of burglary in 1987. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Man’s 1987 Wrongful Burglary Conviction Vacated In Brooklyn

Prosecutors said they began reviewing Waithe’s case after he wrote them a letter last fall. He was convicted on the testimony of a woman who lived in the building where Waithe worked as security guard.

01/29/2015

Church Of Scientology on East 125th Street in Harlem (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Critic: Church Of Scientology-Backed Foundation For A Drug Free World’s Curriculum Not Based On Fact

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World, backed by the Church of Scientology, spoke to 30 New York City public schools last year, but its New York-based Director Megan Fialkoff says the foundation’s teachings aren’t influenced by the church.

01/28/2015

Shoppers flood ShopRite in Succasunna, New Jersey ahead of a snowstorm on Jan. 25, 2015 (credit: _christian_23)

Brooklynite’s Twitter Push: Donate Unneeded ‘Blizzard’ Food To Hungry

Kristine Michelsen-Correa, of Brooklyn, created the Twitter hashtag “#blizzardleftovers” after her panicked pre-blizzard supermarket run.

01/28/2015

Blood Donation - File / Photo: AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images

Urgent Call For Blood Donations After Storm Cancels Tri-State Blood Drives

After the snow storm cancelled most blood drives in the Tri-State area, authorities are issuing an urgent call for donations.

01/27/2015

Gov. Cuomo gives update on blizzard, declares state of emergency (CBS2)

NYC, Long Island, NJ, Connecticut All Ban Street Traffic As Blizzard Pounds Area

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Monday from Sullivan and Ulster counties down south.

01/26/2015

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