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Steve Ercolino

Better known as "the tan mom from New Jersey," Patricia Krentcil has made headlines across the country for her apparent affinity for tanning after she was accused of taking her 6-year-old daughter along for a fake bake. (credit: CBS 2)

The 12 Most Talked About Stories Of 2012

From a faux-glow phenom to the storm that ravaged the area and an incredibly tragic school shooting, 2012 was anything but a quiet year in the Tri-State. As we prepare for 2013, CBSNewYork takes a look back at the most talked about stories of the year.

12/27/2012

Shooting victim Steve Ercolino. (credit: Facebook)

Mourners Say Goodbye To Man Killed Outside Empire State Building

Mourners gathered for a solemn service at Our Lady of Sorrows in White Plains Wednesday morning in honor of fashion executive Steve Ercolino, who was remembered as a loving uncle, tireless worker and die-hard New York sports fan.

08/29/2012

Jeffrey Johnson's apartment building at 214 East 82nd Street. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer, 1010 WINS)

Man Who Killed Coworker Outside Of Empire State Building Had Been Asked To Leave His Apartment

The man who shot and killed a former co-worker outside of the Empire State Building was not evicted but was told to vacate his Upper East Side apartment so the landlord could make renovations, a police source told Reuters.

08/26/2012

Brian Dillon (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Construction Worker Who Pointed Out Midtown Shooter To Cops Talks

Police were able to quickly respond to Friday’s shooting near the Empire State Building after a construction worker nearby pointed out gunman Jeffrey Johnson.

08/26/2012

Steve Ercolino (credit: Personal Photo)

Woman Recalls Feeling Helpless As She Witnessed Her Friend’s Murder

Former coworkers of Jeffrey Johnson, the alleged perpetrator of Friday’s shooting on West 33rd Street, near the Empire State Building, claimed that he had feuded with the victim, Steve Ercolino, in the past.

08/25/2012

Scene Of Shooting Near Empire State Building (Credit: CBS 2)

Investigators Digging To Find What Caused Gunman Jeffrey Johnson To Suddenly Snap

Investigators are digging deeper into Friday’s midtown shooting, learning more about the gunman and why he suddenly snapped, killing his old boss at an apparel company.

08/25/2012