New York State Police

Thousands flocked to Jones Beach for the first fireworks in six years (CBS2)

Water Briefly Closed At Jones Beach State Park After Report Of Shark

The waters at Jones Beach were closed late Tuesday after a shark was reported in the area, New York State Police said.

07/07/2015

FILE - A field sobriety test on a driver during a DWI checkpoint. (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Road Patrols Stepped Up In New York Over Holiday Weekend

State troopers say drivers this Fourth of July weekend can expect to see sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols.

07/03/2015

David Sweat was apprehended after being captured and shot by Sgt. Jay Cook (NYSP)

Escaped Killer David Sweat Shot, Captured Near Canadian Border

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said “a nightmare is finally over” Sunday evening, following the capture of David Sweat, the second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison upstate.

06/28/2015

David Sweat and Richard Matt

2 Convicted Murderers Believed To Use Power Tools To Break Out Of Upstate NY Prison

State police said Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, were unaccounted for during a 5:30 a.m. bed check at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.

06/06/2015

(credit: Bethel Woods)

State Police: Arrests, Drugs Seized At Music Festival In Bethel Woods

Authorities said state troopers recovered cocaine, MDMA, ketamine, ecstasy and marijuana Friday from cars passing through checkpoints at the Mysteryland Music Festival.

05/23/2015

Bethesda French Seventh-Day Adventist Church congregants pray following crash that killed three church members in upstate New York (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

3 Congregants Of Brooklyn Church Killed In Upstate NY Van Crash

The seven occupants of the van had been attending a religious retreat at the Honors Haven Resort in Ellenville, police said.

05/03/2015

Angelika Graswald and Vincent Viafore (Credit: CBS2)

Crews Searching For Missing Kayaker In Hudson River

Rough water and strong winds and currents played a role in the capsizing, police said.

04/20/2015

New York State Police say this man detained a woman for 20 minutes in Blooming Grove. (credit: New York State Police)

New York State Police Seek Man For Impersonating An Officer, Pulling Woman Over

Police say a man driving a dark sedan used flashing lights to pull over a woman driving westbound on Route 17 in Blooming Grove Sunday night at 6:15 P.M.

03/25/2015

New York State police trooper in training Donald Fredenburg died Friday, March 13 after collapsing during a training run. (Credit: New York State Police)

New York State Police Trainee Collapses During Run With Class, Dies

A 23-year-old New York State police trooper in training died Friday after collapsing during a run at the police academy in Albany.

03/13/2015

Karla Galarza, 16, was missing after storming out of a therapist's office in the Bronx on Tuesday, Jan. 13. (Credit: New York State Police)

Police: Girl, 16, Missing After Storming Out Of Therapy Session In The Bronx

Police were searching Wednesday night for a 16-year-old girl who stormed out of a therapy session on the Bronx a day earlier and has not been seen since.

01/14/2015

New York State Trooper Christopher Nolan (Credit: New York State Police)

State Trooper Credited With Saving Unconscious Boy, 6, On Southern State Parkway

A New York State Police trooper was being hailed as a hero Tuesday, after clearing the airway of a 6-year-old boy who was not breathing on the Southern State Parkway on Long Island.

01/13/2015

Mark Palmer, 49, is charged with driving drunk with three children in his vehicle in Hampton Bays, Long Island. (Credit: CBS2)

Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With 3 Kids In Vehicle On Long Island

A father stood accused Thursday of taking his children on what authorities say could have been a death ride – driving at unthinkable speeds while drunk.

01/01/2015

The eastbound lanes of the Southern State Parkway were closed for hours following a deadly hit-and-run on Dec. 5, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Police: Person Killed In Hit-Run Crash On Southern State Parkway

One driver was killed in a hit-and-run crash involving two vehicles on a Long Island highway Friday morning.

12/05/2014

A woman was stabbed while walking her dog on this block in Lewisboro, Westchester County. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Woman Attacked, Stabbed While Walking Dog In Lewisboro

New York State Crime Stoppers on Thursday were offering a reward of up to $2,500 for an arrest, after a woman was stabbed and wounded as she walked a dog in Westchester County.

08/14/2014

Possible shooting scene Yonkers I-87 (Lou Young/Twitter)

State Police Investigate Report Of Drive-By Shooting On New York State Thruway

The shooter may have been in an SUV, according to state police.

07/23/2014

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