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Firefighters on the scene of a 5-alarm blaze in Williston Park, NY on July 24, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Spreads Through Row Of Storefronts On Long Island

Business owners are vowing to rebuild after a five-alarm fire ripped through a row of Long Island storefronts early Thursday morning.

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hands out fliers on water safety on the Coney Island boardwalk on July 23, 2014. (credit:  Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

City Officials Call For Water Safety Reforms After 10-Year-Old Girl Drowns On Coney Island

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Councilman Mark Treyger and others spent the morning passing out fliers with water safety tips, not far from where Takara McDuffy drowned Tuesday.

07/23/2014

Hundreds of fellow officers line the street for the funeral of Waldwick Police Officer  Christopher Goodell. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Christopher Goodell, Waldwick, N.J. Police Officer Killed In Crash

Gov. Chris Christie was among the mourners paying their respects to Waldwick Police Officer Christopher Goodell at St. Luke’s Church in Ho-Ho-Kus.

07/22/2014

Ryon Cumberbatch in court on July 21, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Truck Driver Charged In Waldwick Officer’s Death Pleads Not Guilty

Family and friends will gather at a wake to remember a New Jersey police officer killed in the line of duty as a truck driver accused in his death is set to make an initial court appearance.

07/21/2014

A major resurfacing project was set to begin on the Palisades Interstate Parkway on Monday, July 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

Repaving Of Palisades Interstate Parkway Begins Monday

Crews will be milling and repaving from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes along an 11-mile stretch beginning at the George Washington Bridge.

07/21/2014

New Jersey-born Quinn Schansman, 19, was killed after the Malaysia Airlines jetliner he was on was shot down over Ukraine on July 17, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

American On Board Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Was New Jersey Native

In remarks from the White House, the president said Friday that Flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

07/18/2014

(Photo credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

Cuomo: Strike Averted As Deal Reached Between MTA, LIRR Unions

There was handshaking and back-patting all around on Thursday, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped broker a deal between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions to avoid a potentially crippling strike.

07/17/2014

Private bus crashes into scaffolding in Manhattan on July 17, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2)

Tour Bus Crashes Into Scaffolding In Midtown Manhattan

There was a rush to rescue dozens of teenagers after a bus crashed into scaffolding on the West Side on Thursday morning. One by one, the teens were helped out through a window.

07/17/2014

Authorities investigating a police-involved shooting in Jersey City on July 15, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors: Jersey City Police Shoot Man Who Attacked Cops With Fence Post

Two emergency services police officers were on patrol when they spotted a 25-year-old man carrying a six-foot long, wooden fence post with a sharpened end, authorities said.

07/15/2014

Thomas Prendergast addresses the media after talks with unions representing LIRR workers on July 14, 2014. (credit: CBSNewYork)

MTA Chairman Prendergast On LIRR Unions: They Haven’t Moved At All

Long Island Rail Road unions say talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have collapsed with just six days left before a potential walkout of 5,400 workers.

07/14/2014

Marshae Anthony, left, and Jeffrey Ellerbee (credit: Passaic County Prosecutor's Office)

Hundreds Mourn Death Of 12-Year-Old Paterson Girl Hit By Stray Bullet; 3 Charged

Two more suspects were charged Friday afternoon in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old girl, who was hit by a stray bullet while riding a scooter in Paterson, New Jersey.

07/11/2014

Thousands line the streets on Staten Island for the funeral procession of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas on July 10, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Thousands Bid Emotional Farewell To FDNY Lt. Gordon ‘Matt’ Ambelas

Thousands of firefighters from as far away as St. Louis, Philadelphia, Boston and Providence came to honor Ambelas, the first FDNY firefighter to die in the line of duty in more than two years.

07/10/2014

People dressed in various famous character costumes, who pose for photos with people for money, talk in Times Square. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Lawmakers To Look At Regulating Costumed Characters In Times Square

The Times Square Alliance is meeting with elected officials Wednesday morning to talk about growing concerns and solutions, like requiring background checks on the so-called street performers.

07/09/2014

Children audition to sing "America the Beautiful" at the U.S. Open. (Credit: CBS 2)

Young Contestants Converge On Queens Hoping To Earn U.S. Open Singing Slot

Tryouts were held Tuesday for the U.S. Open — and they were quite a racket. There was a casting call for kids who dream of finding fame in Flushing.

07/08/2014

Genesis Rincon, 12, was shot while riding her scooter in Paterson. (Credit: Facebook)

Girl, 12, Taken Off Life Support After Being Struck By Stray Bullet In Paterson

Genesis Rincon was struck around 8:40 p.m. Saturday while riding her scooter on Rosa Parks Boulevard with two friends, police said.

07/07/2014

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