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Second Suspect Charged With Murder In Connection To Death Of Det. Brian Simonsen

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Authorities on Saturday charged a second man with murder in connection to the friendly fire death of NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen. 25-year-old Jagger Freeman, of Queens, is suspected of being a lookout – or an accomplice – to 27-year-old Christopher Ransom.


Celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio Opens Small Batch in Garden City

Comedians often say the longer a joke is discussed, the less funny it becomes. Chef Tom Colicchio feels the same way about food. Seasoned restaurateur, author, and lead judge and executive producer on Bravo’s Top Chef, Colicchio has been in the business for more than two decades. His latest venture


NYPD: Staten Island urologist arrested for allegedly driving without license, marijuana possession

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A urologist with a Concord-based medical practice was arrested early Saturday morning in Manhattan for allegedly driving without a license and possession of marijuana, according to police.


NYC Weather: Snow Promises Slippery Start To Week

NEW YORK – A hazardous weather outlook has been issued as New York City prepares for another snowfall Sunday night. Forecasters are expecting up to three inches. Though it won't be as bad as the snowfall on Feb. 12, the National Weather Service is warning that it could continue into Monday's commute


2nd arrest made in robbery that led to NYPD friendly fire death

NEW YORK — Police arrested a man Friday suspected of being the lookout during a robbery that led to the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press.


Make the most of winter break in Nassau County

In search of something fun to do with the family this winter recess but don’t want to travel far? For our readers in Nassau County, that could mean staying close to home. There is a wide range of activities to take advantage of while the kids are off from school this week, and the county is encourag


Pet-loving Long Islanders boost businesses catering to canines

After bringing one of her four dogs to a doggie daycare facility in Farmingdale, Colleen Tracey-Shaver saw the well-run operation as a possible business opportunity. Called Hounds Town USA, the Ronkonkoma-based chain of doggie daycares is expanding and Tracey-Shaver is now one of its newest franchis


Southern State Parkway lanes closed after multivehicle crash, police say

State Police are investigating a multivehicle Southern State Parkway crash that left several people injured and the westbound lanes closed in West Hempstead early Sunday. The crash near Peninsula Boulevard between exits 18 and 19 was reported shortly after 2 a.m., police said.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is destroying opportunity for fellow Democrats

Congratulations, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! You just killed 25,000 jobs for urban Democrats in one of the most racially and ethnically diverse areas in the entire world!. Congresswoman AOC, the thought leader of the Democratic party, was the loudest and feistiest political opponent when Amazon announ


Why Amazon’s huge plans for New York fell apart

Amazon’s plans for New York City were poised to become one of the largest economic-development projects in state history. Between 25,000 to 40,000 jobs in the Long Island City section of Queens. An estimated $27 billion in tax revenue, backed by $3 billion in state and local subsidies.


153-Lb. stray dog found in Queens needs a new home

Flushing, QUEENS – There’s a bundle of joy you didn’t know you needed and his name is Kodiak. The huge dog was found wandering the streets of Flushing on Valentine’s Day. A Good Samaritan discovered the dog before he was taken in by The Animal Care Centers of New York City.


Assessment discrimination alleged in suit against Nassau County

The lawsuit says Nassau in 2010 imposed a system that transferred $1.7 billion in taxes onto nonwhite residents. A class-action lawsuit filed in federal court on behalf of Nassau's minority communities says the county during the administration of former County Executive Edward Mangano imposed a prop


Trump's NYC eateries written up for 'live mice,' other 'critical' health code violations in recent months

Their namesake is a Mr. Clean freak, but some Trump-branded eateries are just plain dirty. Mice in the kitchen, filthy food prep areas and broken sewage systems are on the list of recent stomach-turning health code violations at number of Trump-branded restaurants in the city, the Daily News has lea


15-Year-Old Beaten And Robbed By Group In The Bronx, Police Say

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are looking for a group of suspects they say beat and robbed a teen for his cell phone in the Bronx. Investigators say six men approached the 15-year-old victim and repeatedly punched him before taking his phone.


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


NYPD commander being investigated for threatening rapper 50 Cent's life — police sources

He wanted his cops to “Get the strap” — and take out 50 Cent. A Brooklyn precinct commander is being investigated by the NYPD for allegedly threatening the celebrity’s life — telling his officers at a roll call to “shoot him on sight,” the Daily News has learned.


City Correction officer succumbs to injuries from Cross Bronx Expressway crash

A city correction officer died at a Bronx hospital Saturday of injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash on the Cross Bronx Expressway days earlier. Richard Lue, 22, was critically hurt Monday when his car was propelled over a concrete barrier on the highway into the path of a truck.


Valerie Reyes’ alleged killer: ‘I put her in the suitcase and ran’

The Queens man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in Greenwich, Connecticut, bawled like a baby during an exclusive jailhouse interview with The Post on Saturday, claiming that he tried to revive her after she took a hard fall from a bed, but panicked — so he “put her in the


Victoria’s Secrets: Launching Schneps Broadcasting with Judge Judy

When Josh and I signed the papers on our acquisition of the CNG Media Group six months ago, the former owners, Jen and Les Goodstein, took me on a tour of their offices at MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn. To my surprise, as we toured the spacious location, they opened the door to a room that held a t


Cahill says 'time has come' to legalize marijuana in New York state

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Assemblyman Kevin Cahill says some his own family members who suffered from advanced cancer didn’t use marijuana to relieve pain because it was illegal. “I have had other members of my family who said that, in spite of the fact that it was illegal, they would use it — and sure enoug