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Polar Bear Club Swimmers Take Icy Plunge On New Years Day

Frozen Hempstead Harbor Alters Plans For Polar Bear Plunge

A suburban New York town is changing its plans for a weekend “polar bear” fundraiser.

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David Carlson's indictment in the shooting death of a fugitive rape suspect was dismissed. (credit: CBS2)

Orange County Man Arraigned On New Indictment In Fugitive’s Death

An Orange County man was arraigned Friday on a new indictment, accusing him of killing a fugitive rape suspect as he walked him at gunpoint down a wooded road.

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Lawyer Amal Alamuddin, left, speaks with Greek Culture Minister Kostas Tassoulas during their meeting in Athens on October 14, 2014 in Athens, Greece. Lawyers Geoffrey Robertson and Amal Alamuddin are on a four-day visit to meet with government officials and advise on the return of the Parthenon Marbles, also known as the Elgin Marbles. Alamuddin's husband, actor George Clooney, campaigned for the Marbles' return when promoting his film 'The Monuments Men'. (Photo by Thanassis Stavrakis - Pool/Getty Images)

Human Rights Lawyer Amal Clooney To Lecture At Columbia University

Columbia announced Friday that Clooney will lecture on human rights this spring. She will also serve as a senior fellow with the law school’s Human Rights Institute.

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NEW YORK - APRIL 07:  An ambulance is parked in front of St. Vincent's Hospital on April 7, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Man, Woman Struck By Vehicle In The Bronx

A man and woman were hospitalized Friday evening after being struck by a vehicle in the Bronx.

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A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train sits at the platform on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Man Killed By LIRR Train On Montauk Branch

A Long Island Rail Road train has hit and killed a person, disrupting service on the Montauk branch.

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FILE -- NYPD vehicle. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Man, Woman Found Shot Dead In Flushing, Queens In Suspected Murder-Suicide

A man and woman were found dead with gunshot wounds in a suspected murder-suicide Friday in Flushing, Queens.

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New Yorkers can file complaints though the city's new 311 app.

City’s 311 Hotline Fields 200 Millionth Call

The New York City 311 hotline fielded its 200 millionth phone call Friday.

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In this photo illustration the Netflix logo is seen on September 19, 2014 in Paris, France. Netflix September 15 launched service in France, the first of six European countries planned in the coming months. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix Original Series Looking For Actors, Actresses

A Netflix original series called “The Getdown” is looking for actors and actresses.

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Pedro Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (inset) in 1979. (credit: CBS2)

Prosecution Rests In Etan Patz Trial; Defense To Present Evidence Monday

Prosecutors have rested in the murder trial of a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979.

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Since last week's snowstorm, crews have responded to at least 300 manhole fires in New York City, including two Thursday morning on West 71st Street near Central Park West. (credit: CBS2)

New York City Manhole Explosions Epidemic Puts Pressure On Con Edison

There is a demand for an investigation into what has become a plague in New York City this winter — exploding manholes that have put the public in danger, even sending some people to the hospital.

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PSEG Long Island is planning to roll out smart meters, but some residents have privacy concerns. (Credit: CBS2)

Planned Smart Electric Meters On Long Island Draw Fears About Privacy, Radiation

Power is going high-tech on Long Island, as PSEG rolls out a new way of measuring electricity use. But some are worried that the new meters might be invading their privacy.

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NYC’s Last Classical Sheet Music Store Shuts Its Doors

The last store dedicated to selling classical sheet music has closed its doors.

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Cardinal Edward Egan, former Archbishop of New York, died on March 5, 2015. He was 82. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/Getty Images)

Funeral Arrangements For Cardinal Edward Egan Announced

Tributes are pouring in for Cardinal Edward Egan, who is being remembered as a man of faith who loved New York.

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Snow-covered road in New Rochelle on March 6, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Many Towns Struggle To Keep Up With Snow Removal

The need for more plows and salt is especially evident in New Rochelle, where many of the side streets are still completely snow-covered and slick.

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Getting Your Garden Back In Shape After Winter’s Wrath

The winter has been a tyrant this season so you might be surprised to hear the tulips are expected to be beautiful this year.

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