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Amid Air Flow Tests, CBS 2 Learns Of Ventilation System Protecting NYCThe NYPD and the Brookhaven National Laboratory installed air sampling equipment on Tuesday to study how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the city's subway system.
Helicopter Splash Landing Compared To 'Miracle On The Hudson'Shortly after takeoff, the helicopter landed upright in the water near 79th Street around noon and was drifting south. A family of four Swedish tourists and the pilot were rescued, as the chopper was safely towed to shore.
NYPD Surprised By Precipitous Drop In Murders So Far This YearEven the NYPD was surprised upon learning that the murder rate has dropped 25 percent for the first half of 2013 – coming off a record low last year.
Bronx H.S. Teacher Arrested, Charged With Raping StudentAccording to police, Brian Kearins, 33, was arrested just after midnight on charges of rape, criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child. His victim was a 16-year-old girl, police said.
Person Of Interest Questioned In Poison Letter Attacks On Obama, BloombergThe Joint Terrorism Task Force expanded its search for the person responsible for sending two poison-laced letters to the mayor and a third to the president as new details emerged about the contents of the threatening notes.
2 Letters Addressed To Mayor Bloomberg Found To Contain RicinThreatening letters addressed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in both New York and Washington, D.C., have been found preliminarily to contain ricin, police said Wednesday.
Security Remains Tight At NYC Sites In Wake Of Brutal Attack In London The NYPD said Wednesday that it was beefing up security in an "abundance of caution'' and not based on information that the facilities were targeted.
NYCLU: Stop-And-Frisk Ineffective At Taking Guns Off StreetsThe New York Civil Liberties Union has used the NYPD's own statistics to dispute the police department claim that the stop-and-frisk program effectively takes guns off the streets.
Workers Sifting For Human Remains At 9/11 Plane Debris SitePersonnel from the fire and police departments also were at the scene Tuesday.
Police: Plane Wreckage Found Near WTC Site Is Wing GearBoeing Co. confirmed the rusted metal part from a Boeing 767 is a trailing edge flap support structure, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. It helps secure wing flaps that aid in regulating plane speed.
NYPD: Landing Gear From 9/11 Plane Found Behind 'Ground Zero Mosque' SiteMore than 11 years after the horrific attack on the World Trade Center's Twin Towers by two commercial airliners, the NYPD said Friday that a piece of the landing gear from one of those planes had been found.
Police: NYU Student With Arsenal Of Imitation Assault Weapons ArrestedAn NYU student was arrested Monday for allegedly building realistic looking air rifles in his dorm room.
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