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Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago was killed in the line of duty July 13, 2014. (Credit: Jersey City Police Department)

Mayor: Jersey City Cop Melvin Santiago Killed In Walgreens Ambush

Officer Melvin Santiago, 23, was fatally shot in the head responding to a call at the 24-hour drug store on Communipaw Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard just after 4 a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop told reporters.

07/13/2014

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Police: Pedestrian Killed By SUV On Upper West Side

Jean Chambers was struck around 11 a.m. at the intersection of West 95th Street and West End Avenue by a 2004 Ford Explorer as its driver made a left turn, police said.

07/10/2014

De Blasio Budget Proposal May 8 (CBS 2)

Mayor de Blasio Signs Plan For Municipal ID Card Into Law

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into law a plan to offer a municipal identification card to residents regardless of their immigration status.

07/10/2014

Atlantic City officials are trying to reinvent the town after two casinos closed and more are threatening to do so. (Credit: CBS 2)

Atlantic City Seeks To Reinvent Itself As Some Casinos Close

Hundreds of casino workers in Atlantic City staged a protest Wednesday over the closure of the Showboat Casino – the latest in a string of economic troubles to hit the historic resort town.

07/09/2014

The baby on the left was abandoned at the Columbus Circle subway station on July 7, 2014, police said. The woman on the right is suspected in her abandonment. (Credit: CBS 2/NYPD)

Police: Mom Charged With Abandoning Baby In Subway

Frankea Dabbs, 20, was arrested on charges of child abandonment and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17, police said.

07/08/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces July 8, 2014, an initiative aimed at making 15 public housing developments in the city safer. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NYC Details $210 Million Initiative To Cut Crime At Public Housing Developments

The de Blasio administration is spending $210 million on a citywide initiative to improve security at 15 troublesome New York City Housing Authority developments.

07/08/2014

This baby was abandoned at the Columbus Circle subway station on July 7, 2014, police said. (Credit: NYPD)

Baby Found Abandoned At Columbus Circle Subway Station

The baby girl, who police said is 6 to 7 months old, was taken to Roosevelt Hospital for evaluation. Police said there were no apparent signs of trauma.

07/07/2014

Classroom (file/credit: clipart.com)

Schools Get Green Light To Get Creative With Schedules, Teaching Methods

Dozens of New York City schools are getting to cut the bureaucratic red tape and try out new ideas for size in the coming school year.

07/07/2014

FDNY Lt. Gordon Ambelas (Credit: CBS 2)

Firefighters Mourn Death Of Gordon Ambelas, Killed In Brooklyn Blaze

Lt. Gordon Ambelas died after suffering multiple injuries while on the 19th floor of the 21-story building in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, officials said.

07/06/2014

The playground at the Woodbury United Methodist Church has been dedicated to Madeleine Hsu. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Long Island Playground Dedicated To Sandy Hook Victim Madeleine Hsu

That playground was dedicated Sunday to honor Maddie, one of 26 people gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012.

07/06/2014

Evacuated residents stand outside a building in Brooklyn after an early morning fire on July 4, 2014. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

FDNY: 4-Alarm Fire In Brooklyn Caused By Lightning Strike

It happened around 1 a.m. at a building on Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville. The fire started on the sixth floor and then quickly spread to about six apartments.

07/04/2014

Joey Chestnut celebrates after winning the 98th annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Chestnut Gets Mustard Yellow Belt, Black Widow Outeaten

High-ranking chowhound Joey “Jaws” Chestnut packed away 61 franks and buns in 10 minutes on Friday at the Coney Island contest while defending champion Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas lost her title.

07/04/2014

Scene of shooting in New Dorp section of Staten Island on June 29, 2014 (Credit: Monica Miler/WCBS 880)

Violent Weekend Leaves 21 Shot Across The Five Boroughs

At least 13 people were shot in a violent night across New York City, including a Staten Island man who was shot in the face outside of his own home.

06/29/2014

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and Democratic primary opponent state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images; Marla Diamond, WCBS 880)

Espaillat Concedes To Rangel In Tight Primary Race

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat said Thursday that he called Rep. Charles Rangel to offer his congratulations.

06/26/2014

Elected officials and the families of Wellington Gavin and Erikson Villa call for fencing around the water at Starlight Park in the Bronx. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Community Calling For Action At Bronx Park After Drowning Deaths Of Teen Cousins

The family of 13-year-old Wellington Gavin and 13-year-old Erikson Villa are expected to be at a news conference Monday afternoon with State Sen. Ruben Diaz to highlight safety concerns at Starlight Park.

06/23/2014

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