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Driver Who Hit And Killed Pedestrian In Copiague Had 30 License Suspensions, Police Say

COPIAGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in Copiague on Thursday night had 30 license suspensions, police said. Richard Turner, 36, of Massapequa, was driving east on the Sunrise Highway near Bayview Avenue around 6:30 p.m. when he struck 38-year-old Fausto Rodriguez, authorities said. Rodriguez was taken to Good Samaritan Memorial Hospital Center in West Islip where he ...

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Drivers Surprised As State Police Start Issuing More Tickets In The Five Boroughs

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are cracking down on drivers who break the law in New York City, but it isn’t NYPD officers who are watching the highways, it’s the state police writing tickets. As CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reported, it’s now a common occurrence to see state troopers pulling over drivers in the city, taking many by surprise. “Never seen it before ...

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Con Edison To Pay $153 Million In Settlement For East Harlem Gas Explosion

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Con Edison has agreed to pay $153 million to settle charges over a 2014 gas explosion in East Harlem that killed eight people and injured about 50. As WCBS 880’s Myles Miller reported, the settlement was approved on Thursday by the state’s Public Service Commission. The commission had found that Con Ed violated state safety regulations. ...

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Police: Man Exposed Himself To Woman In Harlem, Shoved Hand Down Her Pants

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in Harlem are searching for a man they say exposed himself to a women, then shoved his hand down her pants. The suspect followed the 27-year-old victim into an elevator inside a residential building near Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and West 142nd Street around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday. During the elevator ride, he allegedly tried to strike up ...

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Lawmakers Call For Legislation To Get Chemicals Out Of Long Island Water

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — State lawmakers are calling for legislation to clean up the water on Long Island. As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, the man-made chemical 1,4-dioxane – which is listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as a “probable carcinogen” — was found in nearly all the water districts on Long Island. Meanwhile, Democratic state senators said the ...

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Five Towns Residents Stand Behind Friedman As He Faces Confirmation Hearings

LAWRENCE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel David Friedman hails from the Five Towns, and some residents there watched his confirmation hearing Thursday. Students at a Lawrence yeshiva were glued to their televisions watching a man they consider a hometown hero, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported. “It’s very inspiring to both myself and students here and the community at large. It ...

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WATCH: Jewelry Store Owner Turns Tables, Runs Down Violent Robbers

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A brave jewelry store owner turned the tables on a pair of masked robbers, and surveillance cameras recorded the wild scene in Brooklyn. As CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported, jewelry store surveillance cameras showed two suspects with ski masks on. A man in a black jacket made a grab for merchandise, while a man in a woman’s ...

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Markets Are On A Roll Under Trump, So How Should You Invest?

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The markets have been on a roll since Donald Trump took office, but what does that mean for the average investor? “The stock market has hit record numbers as you know, and there is a tremendous surge of optimism,” President Trump said. As CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported, when he isn’t talking about it, he’s tweeting about ...

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Colleges Rethink Offering Numerous Credits For Advanced Placement High School Courses

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — In a change of heart for higher education, many colleges and universities are beginning to push back at the ideas of giving numerous credits to incoming students who took Advanced Placement courses in high school. As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, college-bound high school students used to count AP courses as money in the bank. The courses ...

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Staten Island Father Furious Over Homework Assignment Slamming Trump

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — What do you do when a homework assignment turns political? As CBS2’s Jessica Moore reported, one local father is outraged over a Staten Island teacher’s idea of a vocabulary lesson. He is taking his fight all the way to the city Department of Education. “I couldn’t believe that of all those vocabulary sentences, that those two ...

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1 Dead, Another Injured In Police-Involved Shooting In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One person is dead and another has been injured in a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn. The shooting took place at around 3:50 p.m. on Belmont Avenue near Logan Street in East New York. The officers were part of an anti-crime plainclothes team and spotted a man with what they thought was a gun. Preliminary information suggests ...

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Ex-Friend Testifies NY Real Estate Heir Robert Durst Said He Killed His Wife

LOS ANGELES (CBSNewYork/AP) — A former close friend of New York real estate heir and documentary figure Robert Durst says the millionaire heir’s best friend confided in him that Durst killed his first wife. Nathan Chavin testified Thursday in Los Angeles that Susan Berman told him Durst admitted killing his wife. Durst has pleaded not guilty to murder in the fatal shooting of ...

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Clinton: Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Inspired Immigrants

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hillary Clinton has praised Oscar de la Renta as an inspiration to striving immigrants like himself at an event honoring the late fashion designer with a series of commemorative stamps. New York Fashion Week: Celebrity Sightings Cheers and shouts erupted at the crowded Vanderbilt Hall as soon as Clinton appeared, donning a fuchsia jacket accented with a ...

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Westchester Police Chase Ends In Arrest Of Conn. Man, Authorities Say

NORWALK, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A Connecticut man is facing charges after allegedly leading police on a car chase along the Hutchinson Parkway that ended with three officers injured. Authorities say the chase began after James Rozsa, 24, of Norwalk, rear-ended a vehicle on the Cross Country Parkway in Mount Vernon at around 9 p.m. Wednesday and fled the scene. Police ...

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Roughly 676,000 Britax Strollers Recalled Due To Fall Risk

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – More than a half million Britax strollers have been recalled. The recall covers roughly 676,000 Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers sold at Babies R Us, buy buy Baby, Target and Amazon.com, among other vendors. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the strollers are being recalled due to a fall risk. A damaged receiver mount on ...

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‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protests Being Held Across US

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Immigrants across the country are expected to stay home from school and work on Thursday to show how critical they are to the U.S. economy and way of life. “A Day Without Immigrants” actions are planned in cities including New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, Houston and Chicago. From the Hunts Point Market in the Bronx to Perth Amboy, ...

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House Fire Under Investigation In Wantagh

WANTAGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An early morning house fire under investigation in Wantagh. The blaze broke out just after 5 a.m. at a home on Seaford Court. No one was injured in the fire, but the home was significantly damaged. Still no word what caused the fire.

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What’s Cooking With Kevin Bacon? Actor Opens Up On ‘Footloose,’ Upcoming Tour

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Kevin Bacon’s been in a lot of films, from “Footloose,” to “Animal House,” “Apollo 13” and “JFK.” But Bacon’s start in show business started in college. A small role in “Animal House” turned into a big role on the dance floor in “Footloose,” CBS2’s Mary Calvi reported. “I was always the boy at school who had no ...

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New LaGuardia Airport Traffic Plan In Effect For Holiday Weekend

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A plan to address congestion in and around LaGuardia Airport takes effect Thursday after the airport’s ongoing renovation has snarled traffic. Just in time for the busy Presidents’ Day holiday weekend, the Port Authority is rolling out the new plan that includes six days of free bus service to the airport from Jackson Heights and Woodside, ...

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Man’s Body Found Inside Bathroom Of Tribeca Jewelry Store

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Investigators say a man was found dead inside the bathroom of a jewelry store in Tribeca. The man has been identified by police as 43-year-old Omid Gholian from Marine Park, Brooklyn. Gholian, an employee of World of Gold N Diamond on Church Street, was found by his brother around 6 p.m. Wednesday with zip ties around ...

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Subway Rider Honored For Clearing Away Messages Of Hate

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A subway rider was honored Wednesday after he gathered fellow straphangers to wipe away messages of hate on a train. Jared Nied was on a No. 1 train at Times Square-42nd Street on the night of Saturday, Feb. 4, when he saw swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti all over the car. Nied quickly realized that alcohol takes ...

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Police Fire Shots In Confrontation At Jamaica, Queens Housing Development

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police fired shots in Jamaica, Queens Wednesday after they were confronted by suspects carrying imitation firearms. Officers were called at 7:45 p.m. about people fighting and using drugs inside the building at 106-35 159th St. in the South Jamaica II public housing development, police said. Upon arriving, they found three suspects holding guns in a second-floor ...

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