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‘Operation Home Alone’: Cop, Teacher, Minister Among 16 Arrested For Attempting To Lure Minors Online

HACKENSACK—Undercover law enforcement agents targeted men who allegedly used social media attempting to lure underaged girls and boys for sexual activity, arresting 16 defendants in “Operation Home Alone,” the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced April 24.


Violent Manhole Explosions Rattle Midtown Manhattan; 4 Hurt

A series of manhole explosions rattled midtown Manhattan Wednesday, making people jump with sudden booms as black smoke billowed out from underground. Four people, a building supervisor and three firefighters, were hurt in the fires, which erupted underground on 32nd Street shortly before 10 a.m. Al


Rockland County lawyer sentenced to four months in mortgage fraud scam

A Rockland County attorney was sentenced by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York to four months in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme. Laurence Savedoff of New City had been convicted of misprision of a felony – a misprision occurs when a person is aware that a fe


2 arrested after fleeing Rockland County hit and run crashes

CENTRAL NYACK, Rockland County (WABC) -- Two suspects are in custody after police in Rockland County say they fled a pair of hit and run crashes Tuesday morning. The situation unfolded just before 8 a.m. on Route 59 in front of the Palisades Mall in Central Nyack.


NYC Pilot Program Will Limit Cars Along 14th Street Starting in June

A pilot program that will limit cars on 14th Street was announced Wednesday, all with the goal of easing congestion while getting bus riders moving across one of the city’s busiest streets.


Girlfriend: Lodi Motorcyclist, 24, Critical With Major Injuries Needs 'Lots Of Prayers, Love'

UPDATE: A 24-year-old motorcyclist from Lodi reportedly remained in critical but stable condition Wednesday after crashing in a convenience store parking lot the night before. His girlfriend said he's fighting but still needs prayers and love.


Tarrytown Man Charged With DWI In Rockland County

TARRYTOWN, NY — State police from Troop K said they removed 31 impaired drivers from public roads over the April 20 weekend. One of the accused is a Tarrytown resident. On April 22, State Police Haverstraw charged Hernan Torres, 36 of Tarrytown, with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.


Serial LinkNYC Vandal With Brick Terrorizes Manhattan

A vandal smashed dozens of LinkNYC kiosks in Manhattan throughout Manhattan, police said as they raised the total of damaged screens Wednesday. Cops said the bearded vandal was caught on surveillance camera throwing bricks or other blunt objects at 42 of the kiosks over a week-long spree, from April


Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, Rockland County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (RCVOAD), and other Officials Announce Ways to Help Victims of Mountainview Condos Fire

Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, Rockland County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (RCVOAD) led by United Way of Rockland, and other dignitaries, joined together today to announce ways residents can help the 16 families that were affected by the devastating Mountainview Condos fire la


Multiple manhole fires in Midtown

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Firefighters responded to multiple manhole fires in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday morning. Smoke could be seen pouring from two manholes on 32nd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues shortly after 11:00 a.m.


How Residents and Merchants Are Defining Norwood’s Consumer Needs

By many accounts, Norwood’s commercial corridors represent a vibrant mix of mom and pop shops that largely comprise the makeup of the northwest Bronx neighborhood. And its commercial ranges are wide. There’s Hillside Meat Market, a staple in Norwood for more than 30 years, abutting La Mexicana Groce


Suspect in bizarre St. Patrick’s gas can incident plotted to burn the landmark cathedral to the ground before his arrest

The devout and deranged Catholic man arrested after lugging two gas-filled red canisters into St. Patrick’s Cathedral concocted a twisted plot to burn the landmark house of worship to the ground, a Manhattan prosecutor charged Wednesday.


Man, 40, found fatally shot on Harlem street: police

HARLEM, Manhattan — A man was found dead on the corner of a Harlem street with a gunshot wound to his head early Wednesday, police said. Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the corner of West 119 Street and Malcolm X Boulevard around 1:44 a.m.


Two Former Paterson Ambulances to Headed to Dominican Republic

PATERSON, NJ - Communities in the Domincan Republic will gain access to two ambulances thanks to an action by the Paterson City Council on Tuesday. According to Paterson Fire Chief Brian McDermott the vehicles are no longer in use, and, with hundreds of thousands of miles each, have no value to loca


Search for gunman after 40-year-old man killed in Manhattan

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching for the gunman who fatally shot a man in Harlem. It happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday near West 119th Street and Lenox Avenue. Thomas White, 40, was killed in the shooting.


Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again

SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.


ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access

A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.


Police Investigate Possible Attempted Kidnapping In Montclair, N.J.

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Police in New Jersey are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping. An 18-year-old woman reported the alleged incident around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Montclair.


Bronx Mother Says Someone Needs To Answer For Caregiver Who Allegedly Stabbed Her Over Money

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A lot of questions remain in the case of a mother stabbed in the Bronx. Police say her child’s caregiver attacked her after a dispute about money. On Tuesday, CBS2’s Reena Roy learned the suspect was hired by an agency overseen by the state and the victim believes someone sho


Smoking manhole causes traffic on Midtown streets

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Emergency responders are on scene after smoke was seen coming out of a manhole in Manhattan Wednesday morning. It happened just before 10 a.m. on East 32nd Street between Madison and Fifth avenues.