N.J. Bill Seeks Crackdown On Distracted Driving By Forcing Drivers To Hand Over Phones
A bill proposed Monday in the New Jersey State Senate would require drivers involved in an accident to hand over their phones — no warrant necessary.
Motorists were mixed on the proposal aimed at cracking down on distracted driving.
New Jersey Confiscation Law Lets Cops Take Phones Without Warrants
Troublingly, no warrant is required for this search. Law enforcement must [...]
Violence surged like the mercury Sunday, with three more fatalities from gun violence — and eight others wounded in shootings — bringing the total number of bullet-riddled in the city to 25 in less than 48 hours.
Only Staten Island was safe from the wide-ranging spray of gunfire and sickening weekend bloodshed. At least 12 people were blasted in Brooklyn, eight in the Bronx and another four in Queens. The sole [...]
DUBLIN, Ohio (CBSNewYork/AP) — The swirling wind that made it difficult to pull the right club. Fast greens that led to 65 three-putts in the third round alone. And a 44 on the back nine for Tiger Woods, the highest nine-hole score of his professional career.
Woods didn’t get away with anything.
Marlins On Pace To Be Worst Team Ever
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Marlins continue their pursuit of a dubious place in the annals [...]
“NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There has been another apparent gay bashing incident.
So far this year, there have been some 30 gay bias attacks in the New York City, more than double for the same period last year.
Kevin Kiadii is a 25-year-old freelance makeup artist.
“…Kiadii’s story happened Wednesday night in Prospect Park, where he and a male friend encountered a group of at least four teens who appeared to be intoxicated.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Threatening letters addressed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in both New York and Washington, D.C. have been found preliminarily to contain ricin, police said Wednesday.
The anonymous threats to Bloomberg were opened in New York City on Friday, and by the director of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns – of which Bloomberg is co-chairman – on Sunday.
Preliminary tests on both letters concluded that they contained the deadly toxin [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Memorial Day weekend it may be, but it might as well be mid-March for New Yorkers who stepped outside Saturday.
The Jersey Shore has technically reopened for the start of the season for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, but not too many people were heading to the shore on Saturday, 1010 WINS’ John Montone reported.
Gale force winds were blowing in from the west and chopping up the [...]
Metro-North Trains Involved In ‘Major Derailment’ In Conn., Dozens Of Injuries
Gov. Malloy Says At Least 60 Injured, But None Are Life-Threatening
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Two Metro-North trains collided just east of the Fairfield Metro Station, authorities announced Friday evening.
“This is a very serious incident,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said during a briefing on Friday night.
According to Metro-North, an eastbound train, the 4:41 p.m. out of New Haven, derailed and collided with a westbound [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – One Greenwich Village bakery is leaving a bad taste in the mayor’s mouth.
The House of Cupcakes recently revealed its Mayor Bloomberg cupcake — a gut-busting confection with a frowning Bloomberg on top.
“Its got over 12 pounds of sugar, five pounds of butter, four pounds of flour, six cups of cocoa powder, 24 eggs, two cups of milk,” owner and cupcake creator Ron Bzdewk told WCBS 880?s Marla Diamond.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new budget proposal has no new taxes but it comes with a stern warning for his successor — raise union salaries at your peril. If you do, tax rates would skyrocket.
How much? CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer was there as the mayor made his jaw-dropping prediction.
How does 50 percent grab you?
That’s how much Mayor Bloomberg predicted taxes would have to go up if any of [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If your company offered you a pay raise to tattoo its logo on your body, would you do it?
A New York City real estate company made the offer and dozens of employees are getting inked.
As CBS 2?s Emily Smith reported Tuesday, a tattoo can be a way to show off your personality. ForRapid Realty employees, it is the fast track to a 15 percent pay raise if you [...]
RYE BROOK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It was a sickening situation in Westchester County.
Hundreds of people infected at the Hilton Westchester hotel, apparently with norovirus.
Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker asked CBS 2’s Alice Gainer to interview her outside of her home and away from the germs as she recovered Tuesday night from norovirus.
Manhattan: 2643 Broadway & West 100 St. NYPD on scene with a suspicious package requesting ESU to respond. Bomb Squad notified. NY03
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NYPD WARNS OF WHITE MALE HEADING TOWARDS MANHATTAN WITH POSSIBLE SUICIDE VEST — SCANNER
NYC: PAPS NY/NJ & NYPD & NYSP on the lookout for a grey [...]
Water main break at Palace Hotel
Hundreds of hotel guests were evacuated from the 50-story building.
EW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A water main burst in Midtown Sunday, reportedly in the New York Palace Hotel.
The FDNY confirmed late Sunday afternoon that the water main broke at 27 E. 50th St., and said there is a possible hotel at the location, WCBS 880 reported.
Breaking: NY’s Palace Hotel Being Evacuated
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In a surprising announcement, the U.S. Navy has informed New York City officials that federal budget cuts may keep aircraft carriers and destroyers from sailing into New York Harbor for Fleet Week.
The Navy’s jets are expected to be grounded too, ending a 26-year tradition, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.
“No branch of the armed forces which, in our case, includes the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard team [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The health scare persisted Saturday morning, after city officials announced that patrons at a West Village restaurant may have been exposed to hepatitis A.
As CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported, the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene warned that thousands could be at risk, and has been taking measures to protect the city.
The department said Friday that anyone who ate dessert at the Alta Restaurant, located at 64 [...]
“The average legislator who has to make policy on things that influence our lives, our kids’ lives, our future, would they ever get a job in the private sector making policy on big things? No, not a chance,” Bloomberg said.
Of course Bloomberg is referring to the group of blacks and hispanics who call themselves legislators or “leaders” which were recently arrested for scamming backdoor deals for cash and power.
I’m going [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s a stunning and wide-ranging public corruption scandal.
Six highly-placed politicians are accused of using bribery to rig this year’s New York City mayoral race.
There were three distinct parts to the public corruption and bribery scandal, but in all three money flowed freely and, at times, city and state funds — your tax dollars — paid the freight, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Tuesday.
A top New York State [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s an education bombshell.
Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City University’s community college system.
The number of kids behind the 8-ball is the highest in years, CBS 2?s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An Australian billionaire is planning to build a replica of the original Titanic.
The Titanic II will follow the planned trans-Atlantic path of its doomed namesake from Southampton, England to New York City and will have the same interior and cabin layout as the original. Passengers will also wear costumes from 1912.
“This ship has so far had 40,000 people on our website for tickets, we’ve had 16 people that have offered to pay [...]
HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - Vice President Joe Biden joined Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy, other lawmakers and the parents of a young girl killed in the Sandy Hook massacre at a conference on gun violence Thursday.
The conference was held a few miles from the scene of last year’s Newtown school shootings.
Biden is trying to rally support for the administration’s proposals to curb gun violence, saying there will be a moral price to [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new screening device is about to hit the market, and it may be able to detect breast cancer earlier and more easily.
As CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson reported Wednesday, it is a cancer-detecting bra, and new technology that can help save women’s lives.
Twenty years ago, Nedra Lindsay agreed to be part of a medical trial.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — On the eve of his State of the City address, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a new ban in store, as well as a parking proposal that might drive some New Yorkers crazy.
As CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported Wednesday, if you plug in, Mayor Bloomberg has some good news for you. In the address set for Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, he will propose more parking [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A property tax revolt is brewing in areas of New York City hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Residents are crying foul over the city’s decision to raise the assessed value — and the taxes — on homes damaged by the storm.
Imagine the nerve … the chutzpah … Your home sustains more than $100,000 in damages from the hurricane and the resale value immediately plummets, only to have the city say it’s [...]
EW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Violent, thieving mobs have been making headlines across the country for the past few years, and now they have hit New York City.
And Maurice Dubois reported in this CBS 2 investigation, the teen mobs have left neighborhoods worried as businesses take matters into their own hands.
Judson Bennett, 78, recently ran into a violent group of teens – often described with the once-benign term “flash mob” – as he made [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City officials have called for an investigation into the recent subway deaths in an effort to put the brakes on the number of incidents.
There have been six subway deaths already in 2013. The circumstances in the incidents vary, but Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said the rash of deaths on the tracks deserves a closer look.
The city is on pace for 100 deaths this year [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A dangerous and historic discovery was made in Central Park on Friday afternoon.
Parks workers came upon a live cannon ball, loaded in a cannon that is getting refurbished, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported exclusively.
The loaded artillery piece was one of two Revolutionary War-era cannons being stored at the park’s Ramble shed near the 79th Street transverse. Preservation workers for the Central Park Conservancy called police about mid-day [...]
YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A deal to give New York one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation is being negotiated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who, sources said Tuesday, is hoping to announce the plan Wednesday during his State of the State speech in Albany.
Cuomo hopes to jump-start the 2013 legislative session with a big deal that could dramatically alter gun control laws across the state.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Dogs are being stolen out of cars, yards, off sidewalks and even out of shelters at an alarming rate, according to the American Kennel Club.
“It only takes a minute for a theft to occur,” American Kennel Club spokeswoman Lisa Peterson told CBS 2?s Dave Carlin on Friday.
Making any pet owner think twice is surveillance video from last week that showed “Marley” the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel being [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Those who live in the Breezy Point section of Queens are picking through their burned out homes one more time, before the city takes a major step in the area’s recovery.
Mari Ellen Mack was moved to tears Friday after finding her late father’s framed NYPD badge in what’s left of her home.
“To think of my father right now, now that’s upsetting, but it’s crazy at the same [...]
What I think is strange about it:
“All indications are Thursday’s raid was not directly related to the Newtown massacre investigation, but, as Besthoff reported, it was related to several other crimes committed at the store, including the recent theft of an AR-15 and the attempted theft of a .50-caliber long gun, both by a man with mental illness, Besthoff reported.”
ERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A warning to criminals in Jersey City: Every step you take, every move you make, police are watching.
As part of a stepped-up effort to deter and detect criminal activity, Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy and Police Chief Tom Comey announced new initiatives Tuesday that they hope will be effective.
Among the initiatives is the “Eye in the Sky,” a three-story high, mobile tower equipped with 360-degree views and streaming [...]