NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the last weekend of 2015 comes to a close, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes looks back on some of the biggest local stories that made headlines this year.
A fire engulfed a massive apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey, in January, displacing more than 1,000 residents. Investigators said a plumber accidentally started the fire.
Luckily, no one was killed.
A Metro-North train went up in flames in February in Valhalla, killing five men on board during the evening rush.
In March, a gas explosion rocked the East Village, destroying four buildings and leaving two people dead and dozens homeless.
The NYPD also mourned the loss of two of their own, killed in the line of duty. Officer Brian Moore was shot in the head in May, while on patrol in Queens. Officer Randolph Holder was also shot in the head in Harlem in October.
Over the summer, New York City battled a Leigonella outbreak in the South Bronx, which killed 12 people.
New York City also welcomed Pope Francis in September, as he made his way around the United States.
Two U.S. service members from New York were killed in December in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan — NYPD Detective Joseph Lemm, of Westchester County and Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa, a Suffolk County native.
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