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Man with gas cans arrested at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

A New Jersey man is in police custody after he tried to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City with two gas cans, lighter fluid and lighters. This comes just after a massive fire devastated the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports for TODAY.


7-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck By Van Moments After Getting Off School Bus In Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A 7-year-old boy was killed in a crash moments after getting off the school bus Wednesday in Queens. The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. on Gipson Street in Far Rockaway.


Five Takes: Red Sox find a new way to lose in New York

NEW YORK — The Red Sox found a new way to lose last night. For the first time this season, the best arms in the bullpen blew a game in the Bronx. Tasked with holding a 3-1 lead in the seventh, Brandon Workman loaded the bases, Ryan Brasier gave up a grand slam, and the Red Sox fell to 6-13 on the se


Scientists spur some activity in brains of slaughtered pigs

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death.


Cuomo’s bail reforms giving NY drug cartels a ‘big boost,’ top prosecutor claims

Gov. Cuomo and Albany lawmakers have virtually rolled out the welcome mat to Mexican drug cartels with their new bail reforms, according to someone who should know — New York City’s top narcotics prosecutor.


New York International Auto Show Rolls Into Town

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s time for the annual New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center. It’s America’s largest auto car show, with nearly 1,000 cars and trucks on display.


Housing Update: Key Moments Arrive for Bay Street, Bushwick Rezonings and Comprehensive Planning Push

As of Tuesday night, there were 58,794 people in New York City’s homeless shelter system, including 21,023 children. In other housing news this week:. • The next de Blasio administration rezoning is coming down the stretch, this one affecting Staten Island. On Monday the City Planning Commission (CP


12-Year-Old Westchester County Boy Dies Days After Accidentally Shooting Self in Head With Illegal Gun: Police

A 12-year-old Westchester County boy who apparently shot himself in the head by accident has passed away several days after the incident, police said. The boy, identified by police as Nyran Plummer, was home alone with a younger neighbor on Saturday when he somehow got ahold of a loaded handgun and


NY state courts system restricts immigration enforcement actions

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents looking to make arrests inside courthouses in New York can't do so without judicial warrants or orders, according to a directive from the New York State Office of Court Administration that took effect Wednesday.


‘We needed that’: Yankees react to sweeping Red Sox

NEW YORK — Beating a team that will wake up Thursday a whole seven games under .500 isn’t typically a big deal for the Yankees. When that team was the Red Sox, it means quite a bit more.


New York man with measles traveling to Michigan unknowingly infects 39 people with disease

A man from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York, traveled to Michigan without knowing he was infected with measles — a highly contagious respiratory infection that has infected more than 500 people in the U.S. so far this year.


Media exposure to mass violence events can fuel a cycle of distress

The established link between trauma-related media exposure and distress may be cyclical: Distress can increase subsequent trauma-related media consumption that promotes increased distress to later events. We tested this hypothesis in a 3-year longitudinal study following the 2013 Boston Marathon bom


Parole granted for driver in deadly 1981 Brink's heist

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Former radical activist Judith Clark has been granted parole after serving more than 37 years behind bars for her role as getaway driver in a deadly 1981 Brink's armored truck robbery in New York.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Man who killed Bronx deli worker with stolen NYPD gun gets 20 to life

BRONX (WABC) -- A man who shot and killed a Bronx bodega worker with a gun he snatched from an NYPD officer was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years to life in prison. Efram Guzman fatally shot 49-year-old Wali Camara, who at the time was warning another store in Bedford Park about Guzman being a problem


Rainy weather could dampen the holiday weekend for central Pa.

Those with holiday plans will want to keep the weather in mind for Easter weekend. A disturbance will bring rainy conditions to most of Pennsylvania. The wet weather, according to AccuWeather, could complicate travel plans.


Prosecutor: 66-year-old Jersey City man charged with DWI in Hoboken hit-and-run

A 66-year-old Jersey City man has been charged with driving while intoxicated for a mid-day hit-and-run in Hoboken yesterday that left a 56-year-old Brooklyn man hospitalized, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.


NYC's Housing Crisis Hits Immigrants Especially Hard, Report Says

NEW YORK — Even though it is a widespread problem, advocates argue New York City's affordable housing crisis has hit immigrants especially hard. The city's immigrant tenants are more likely than their American-born counterparts to live in overcrowded homes and to pay rents they cannot afford, accord


MTA Unveils New Card Readers Coming To Subway, Buses

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Subway riders may soon trade swiping for scanning. The MTA is rolling out a new pilot program that lets straphangers pay for their rides using an app.


Ticks bite into more New York territory

ALBANY — The larval black-legged ticks that spread Lyme disease are about to make their unwelcome presence known across New York, a state that has become a hotspot for the blood-sucking insect.