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A doorman removes snow from a sidewalk on February 13, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Winter Storm To Dump More Snow As It Enters Day 2

Another winter storm has battered the Tri-State, and could dump another 6 inches of heavy, wet snow by the time it’s all over.

02/13/2014

A woman crosses a street after an overnight snow storm followed by freezing rain in New York, February 5, 2014. (Photo EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Primary Roads ‘In Good Shape’

A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for most of the region as a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected to fall throughout the day.

02/05/2014

Overflowing garbage can in Astoria, Queens (credit: CBS 2)

Astoria Residents Call On City To Add Garbage Pickup As Trash Piles Up

“We used to have three pickups a day here in Astoria. We are down to one,” New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, who represents the area, said.

01/31/2014

Rev. Fred Lucas Jr. speaks during Mayor Bill de Blasio's inauguration on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Dept. Of Sanitation Chaplain Causes Stir Comparing NYC To ‘Plantation’ At De Blasio Inauguration

Rev. Fred Lucas Jr. was one of four people to deliver an invocation during Wednesday’s ceremony.

01/02/2014

A winter weather advisory is in effect through Sunday morning. (Credit: CBS 2)

Snow, Ice Create Messy Conditions As Winter Storm Blasts Tri-State

A winter storm is expected to bring several inches of snow and ice to the Tri-State area this weekend.

12/14/2013

Staten Island Damage

Sanitation Worker Shocked By Live Power Line While Cleaning Up On Staten Island

A New York City sanitation worker was hospitalized Sunday, after touching a live power line while working on cleanup efforts in Staten Island.

11/04/2012

Pedro Hernandez/Etan Patz (credit: CBS 2)

Police Probe Reports Of Previous Alleged Confessions By Suspect In 1979 Etan Patz Case

Pedro Hernandez is still in the hospital where he was arraigned bedside Friday on second-degree murder charges in the 33-year-old case.

05/29/2012

Assemblyman Dov Hikind (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Lawmakers: Sanitation Workers Caught On Video Issuing Bogus Tickets To Brooklyn Homeowners

Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Sen. Jeff Klein are introducing legislation which would require sanitation agents to photograph and document the condition of a property at the time a ticket is issued.

02/27/2012

Snow in Riverhead, NY on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Light Snow Fall Forecast For Saturday Throughout Tri-State Area

Forecasters are calling for some snow this morning and there could be another snow shower later today and early tonight, but temperatures are expected to hit a high of 41 degrees.

02/11/2012

People play in the snow on a pedestrian mall on the east side of Manhattan January 21, 2012 during the first snow storm of the year in New York. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Motorists Contend With Icy Road Conditions, Courtesy Of Saturday’s Snowfall

The first flakes started falling in New York City about 2:30 a.m. By around noon, nearly three inches had fallen on the Upper West Side, around two inches in the Bronx and about an inch and a half in Central Park.

01/21/2012

Sanitation worker heroes

Sanitation Workers Save 5 Children, Mother From Burning Home In Queens

A family leaps from their burning home — into the arms of two New York City Sanitation Department workers who just happened to see the flames. Joe Maneggio and Semi Nkozi began their work day saving the lives of a whole family.

12/13/2011

Christmas Weekend Blizzard in Manhattan (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Determined To Make Residents Forget 2010 Storm Response Blunder

After badly botching last December’s blizzard response, the city sanitation commissioner promised his department is re-tooled and ready for the next one.

11/30/2011

A salt spreader dangles from a Department of Sanitation depot in Queens on Aug. 17, 2011.  (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Mechanic Treated After Sanitation Truck Left Dangling From Building Wall In Maspeth

More than six hours after the incident, cranes and several heavy-duty trucks successfully lifted and pulled the salt spreader back into the building. Officials are continuing to investigate what led to Wednesday morning’s incident.

08/17/2011

(credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images/FILE)

Upper East Side Woman, Darbe Pitofsky, Ticketed For Using City Trash Can

Darbe Pitofsky, 83, claims she was chased, threatened with arrest and slapped with a ticket for putting day-old newspapers in a trash can near her apartment on East 71st Street.

07/05/2011

A New York City street sweeper. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYC Mulling ‘Sweeper Cams’ To Catch Alternate Side Parking Violators

They’re catching red light runners and bus lane violators – now, New York City may use “sweeper cams” to ticket people who disobey alternate side parking regulations.

06/13/2011

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