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Tracee Carrasco

iPhone Hack

Thieves Hack iPhones, Demand Ransom To Get Them Unlocked

Thieves have now figured out a way to freeze your smartphone, demanding that you pay up to get it unlocked.

05/28/2014

Lightning strikes during storms on Friday, May 23. (Credit: @t3nman)

Heavy Storms Bring Hail, Lightning, Floods That Leave Motorists Stranded

A round of severe storms swept into the Tri-State Area Friday evening, bringing hail, lightning, and flooding that left cars submerged in at least one area.

05/23/2014

Five people were injured during a fire at the St. Joseph Hill Academy convent in October 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

911 Recordings Reveal Confusion Among Dispatchers During Fire At S.I. Convent

911 recordings released Wednesday show confusion and disorganization at a dispatch center being notified about a fire at a Staten Island convent.

05/21/2014

Oil Pipeline Worries

Opposition Growing Against Proposed N.Y.-N.J. Oil Pipeline

Opposition is picking up steam as residents learn more about the proposed 178-mile oil pipeline.

05/20/2014

Ambulance Flips Over, Crashes In Lyndhurst, NJ (CBS 2)

5 Injured When Ambulance Tips Over In Lyndhurst, N.J. Crash

Five people were injured Monday afternoon, in a wild crash in Lyndhurst, New Jersey with a force so powerful that it left an ambulance toppled over on a parked car.

05/19/2014

Car dented by baseball in Caldwell, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

Caldwell Residents Fed Up With Barrage Of Baseballs From Nearby Park

Residents living in the complex on Roseland Avenue say since the ball park at the Kiwanis Oval opened in 2010 they’ve collected stray baseballs and softballs that fly over the fence, breaking windows of their homes and damaging their cars.

05/16/2014

Scene of police-involved shooting near 96th Street and the FDR Drive (Alice Gainer/CBS 2).

Police: Suspect Shot Dead On UES May Be Serial Pharmacy Robber

It all began with a gunpoint robbery at Health Source Pharmacy, located at 68th-69th Street and Second Avenue, at 1:40 p.m., sources said.

05/16/2014

Surveillance photo of car that nearly rolled into traffic in Deer Park, Long Island (Credit: CBS 2)

Good Samaritan Stops Car With Kids Inside From Rolling Into Traffic

A Good Samaritan stepped in to save a car with three young girls inside after it began to roll out of a gas station parking lot and into oncoming traffic.

05/14/2014

Ruan Wen Hui, 68, died of injuries that he suffered during a violent attack in the East Village. (Credit: CBS 2)

Suspect Charged In East Village Attack That Killed Man, 68

Ruan Wen Hui, 68, was walking on East 6th Street off Avenue D around 9 p.m. Friday when he was attacked, police said. Hui was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he died of his injuries the next day.

05/13/2014

Holland Tunnel-N.J. Turnpike Connection

Sinkhole Shuts Down Connection Between Holland Tunnel, N.J. Turnpike

Holland Tunnel work completed much earlier than anticipated, the New Jersey State Police said on Twitter.

05/13/2014

Five teenagers were killed in a head-on collision in Farmingdale on May 10, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Sources: Long Island Teens Were Seen Drinking, Drag Racing Before Fatal Crash

A teenage driver was drag racing just before his car crashed head-on with an SUV on Long Island over the weekend, sources told CBS 2.

05/12/2014

reBar, a bar, restaurant and wedding venue in DUMBO, Brooklyn, suddenly closed Friday, May 9. (Credit: CBS 2)

DUMBO Wedding Venue Suddenly Closes; Couples Out Thousands Of Dollars

Some couples were supposed to be celebrating the happiest time of their lives in tying the knot, but they were instead left feeling blue after a popular party and wedding venue in DUMBO, Brooklyn suddenly closed.

05/09/2014

Joey Alexander

10-Year-Old Piano Prodigy From Indonesia Takes New York By Storm

Joey Alexander is only 10 years old, but he has musical talent well beyond his years.

05/07/2014

2014 Met Gala

Who’s Who Of Celebrities Turns Out For Met Gala

The stars were out on the red carpet Monday night, for the annual gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

05/05/2014

Flooded streets in Howard Beach, Queens on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Hit With Flooding, Mudslides Caused By Soaking Rain

The New York City Office of Emergency Management said residents impacted by Wednesday’s flooding should contact 311 to report damage to their homes or businesses. New Yorkers can also report any damage at nyc.gov/311.

05/01/2014

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