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Firefighters battle a brush fire in Queens, apparently set to hide two bodies, on March 6, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Brush Fire Murder Suspect Arraigned

Rogelio Rodriguez, 34, was arraigned on murder, manslaughter and other charges, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.


Firefighters battle a brush fire in Queens, apparently set to hide two bodies, on March 6, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Suspect Arrested In Queens Brush Fire Murders

The two men whose bodies were found in a brush fire in Queens were killed for trying to rob drug dealers, police said.


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2 Fairleigh Dickinson University Staff Members Found Dead In N.J. Home

A husband and wife were found shot to death Monday inside their home in Morris Plains, N.J., in what was reportedly suspected to be a murder-suicide.


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Report: At Least 6 Shot, 1 Fatally, In 24 Hours In Newark

At least six people were shot – and one of them was killed – between Thursday and Friday afternoon in Newark, N.J., according to a published report.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the NYPD graduation ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn - Dec. 28, 2012 (credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Touts Record Low Murder Rate As New Cops Sworn In

As he swore in the NYPD’s newest class of recruits Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city’s murder rate is at an all-time low. There were 414 of them so far in 2012, the lowest number since record-keeping began in 1963.


Children and their family pay tribute to the victims of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut (Photo credit : EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

How To Talk To Your Kids About Sandy Hook, Shootings And Safety In Schools

The Couch turned to psychologist Susan Bartell for advice onhow to talk to your kids about what happened in Newtown, Conn.,, and what to say to make them feel safe.


Adam Lanza seen in 2005 at the age of 13. (Credit: CBS News)

Investigators Work Around The Clock To Learn More About Newtown School Shooter Adam Lanza

Investigators were trying to learn more about Adam Lanza and questioned his older brother, who was not believed to have been involved in the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary. Police shed no light on the motive for the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.


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New York City Plagued By Rash Of Overnight Stabbings And Shootings

Violence plagued New York City overnight as a rash of unrelated shootings and stabbings killed at least four people.


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New Bloomberg Ad Demands Action From Obama, Romney Against Gun Violence

It’s part of a campaign by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns called “Demand A Plan” which is pushing the presidential candidates to “detail specific plans to prevent the gun violence.”


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Labor Day Weekend Marked By 42 Shootings In New York City

Mayor Bloomberg wants more federal involvement in gun control enforcement and a loophole addressed involving gun shows.


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Crime On The Rise In Newark After Police Layoffs

Murders are up 71 percent, shootings have increased 29 percent and auto thefts jumped 39 percent for the first three months of this year.


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Judge Orders NYPD To Make Data On Shootings Public

The NYPD was ordered to hand over more than a decade’s worth of internal reports on shootings that include details from witnesses and the officers’ first-hand accounts.


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2 Dead In New Haven Shootings

Two New Haven men have been killed and a third man injured in what police say was a shooting at a house known for drug use and dealing.


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2010 Sees Fewest Fatal Police Shootings For NYPD

Eight people were killed by officers in the nation’s largest police department and 16 were wounded in police gunfire, a record low.


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2 Teens Killed In Separate NYC Incidents

Two teens have been killed in separate early morning incidents. Police responding to a call shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday at West 186th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue found a 16-year-old boy with head trauma and stab wounds to his torso.