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Crime Data Shows iPhone ‘Kill Switch’ Cuts Thefts

Apple’s addition of a “kill switch” to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

06/19/2014

Yellow pedestrian flags are seen at a crosswalk in front of the Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport, Conn. as part of a pedestrian safety pilot program. (credit: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch/Facebook)

Bridgeport Offers Pedestrians Yellow Flags To Wave At Traffic While Crossing Street

Bridgeport officials are hoping yellow traffic flags will improve pedestrian safety in the city.

06/18/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: CBS 2)

Siena College Poll Shows Cuomo Has Big Lead Over Astorino In Race For NY Governor

A poll of New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo leading little-known Republican Rob Astorino by a large margin in the race for governor.

06/16/2014

Staten Island Traffic Stop

NYPD Begins 3-Week Traffic Enforcement Crackdown

Police will be focusing on speeding, driving while using a cellphone, improper turns, disobeying traffic signs and failing to yield to pedestrians.

06/16/2014

Trailers at P.S. 48 in Washington Heights. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Parents, Activists Again Push For Removal Of Deteriorating School Trailers At P.S. 48

The trailers, known as Temporary Classroom Units, have been used for kindergaten students for more than 10 years.

06/13/2014

Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the United States signs autographs after their training session at Sao Paulo FC on June 11, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Let The Games Begin! All Eyes On Brazil For Start Of World Cup

Brazil has won 15 of its last 16 games and heads into the World Cup as a favorite to win the title, but there’s no easy opener at the sport’s marquee event.

06/12/2014

Pleasure Beach Pier (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Bridgeport Ready To Open Access To Pleasure Beach

In the nearly 20 years since the old wooden bridge to Pleasure Beach went up in flames, the one-time amusement park has been caught between dreams of revival and fiscal reality.

06/11/2014

Demonstrators gather in City Hall Park to show support for lowering the speed limit in New York City. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Advocates Rally To Support Lowering Speed Limit In NYC

With just nine days left in New York’s legislative session, a rally is being held to drum up support in Albany for lowering New York City’s speed limit.

06/10/2014

Kevin O'Dowd appears before a panel investigating the controversial lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Gov. Christie’s Chief Of Staff Says He Knew Nothing Of Bridge Plot

Kevin O’Dowd, who is Christie’s chief of staff and nominee for state attorney general, said he had no advance knowledge of the plot to block traffic near the George Washington Bridge last September.

06/09/2014

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New York To Help Fund Bulletproof Vests For Police Statewide

New York’s attorney general on Monday pledged $3.5 million from criminal and civil forfeitures to help outfit police statewide with thousands of bulletproof vests.

06/09/2014

The funeral program for 6-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto is seen on June 6, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Hundreds Gather For Funeral Of 6-Year-Old Boy Killed In Brooklyn Elevator Attack

The line of family, friends and others stretched around the block Friday for the wake and funeral for 6-year-old Prince Joshua ā€œP.J.ā€ Avitto at St. Paul’s Baptist Church in East New York.

06/06/2014

Daniel St. Hubert in court on June 6, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Daniel St. Hubert, Suspect In Stabbing Spree That Left Boy Dead, Back In Court

St. Hubert, 27, was officially charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and other crimes in connection with the attack on 6-year-old Prince Joshua ā€œP.J.ā€ Avitto and his friend, 7-year-old Mikayla Capers.

06/06/2014

Daniel St. Hubert In Court

Brooklyn Stabbing Suspect Meets Angry Crowd, Faces Judge For First Time

A man appeared before a judge late Thursday, after being charged in an elevator stabbing in Brooklyn that killed a 6-year-old boy and critically injured a 7-year-old girl is also being eyed in two other knife attacks in the city.

06/05/2014

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Worker Dies After 5-Story Plunge Down Elevator Shaft In Queens

A contractor was killed Thursday morning after plunging five stories down an elevator shaft in Queens.

06/05/2014

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Former Brooklyn DA Hynes Accused In Report Of Misusing Funds For Campaign

A probe by the city Department of Investigation has concluded that former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles misused assets seized from criminal defendants to pay a consultant who working on his campaign.

06/02/2014

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