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Showdown in court over asylum seekers at Rockland Co. hotel
ORANGEBURG, N.Y. -- There was a showdown in court Wednesday over attempts to house asylum seekers at a Rockland County hotel.A temporary restraining order prevented New York City from sending asylum seekers to the Armoni Inn in Orangeburg earlier this month.Read more: Orange County joins Rockland in declaring state of emergency over Mayor Adams' plan to bus asylum seekers to suburbsWednesday, hotel lawyers asked a judge to lift the restraining order, arguing an order from Gov. Kathy Hochul regarding asylum seekers overrides local zoning restrictions."The purpose behind doing this is the state wants to encourage hotels to allow migrants to occupy their properties while this crisis is going on. It doesn't make them a tenant. It maintains their transient status," attorney Todd Soloway said.The town of Orangetown wants a permanent injunction to prevent any relocation.The judge kept the order in place for the time being.
Police investigating suspicious death in Lakewood
LAKEWOOD, N.J. -- Police in Ocean County are investigating a woman's death as suspicious.Officers responded to a wellness check Tuesday at 501 Thornbury Court in Lakewood and found the woman's body.Her cause of death has yet to be determined.Anyone with information is asked to call the Ocean County prosecutor's office at 732-929-2027 or Lakewood Township Police at 732-363-0200.
Legislation proposed in NJ Senate aims to ban book banning
GLEN RIDGE, N.J. -- Legislation proposed in the New Jersey State Senate last week aims to ban book banning and more.In February, more than 100 people opposed to a possible ban on six books made their voices heard in Glen Ridge.Read more: Over 200 people attend meeting about removing books containing LGBTQ+ topics from Glen Ridge public libraryThe debate was sparked after a group of eight residents called Citizens Defending Education submitted concerns about LGBTQIA+ content."There are always people who've objected to books," said Marc Aronson, an associate professor at Rutgers University.Aronson says bans used to focus on a book of...
Large sinkhole opens up in intersection in Lido Beach
LIDO BEACH, N.Y. -- A large sinkhole opened up in the middle of a road in Lido Beach on Wednesday.Part of the intersection of Lido Boulevard and Regent Drive appeared to be collapsed.Only the westbound lanes are open right now, and drivers are being told to avoid the area.
Good Samaritans credited with saving family from N.J. house fire
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Two good Samaritans are being credited with saving a family from a house fire.One of those heroes is in his 80s."Like I reached here, it looked like I saw fog," Santo Livio said.The 85-year-old says he has always been an early riser. On Wednesday morning, he was up at 5:30 checking his Kendall Park yard, when he saw an ominous cloud hanging over his neighbor's house.And he wasn't the only one who found it odd."I yelled to her, 'Does that look like a fire to you on that side?' And she says, 'Yes,'" Livio said.Both Livio...
NYPD: Man, 65, shoots younger man who was attempting to rob him
NEW YORK -- A 32-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday morning in Kew Gardens, Queens, after police say he attempted to rob an older man.The shooter was eventually taken into custody and is awaiting potential charges.CBS2 has watched the surveillance video of what happened and though building staff would not allow us to broadcast it, we can tell you an attempted robbery turned deadly in an alleyway.On Wednesday afternoon, 82nd Avenue and Queens Boulevard was still a crime scene as detectives and District Attorney Melinda Katz survey the area.About 10 hours earlier, police sources say a 65-year-old man, a...
Peter "Snakebite" Wright: Meet the bad boy of professional darts
NEW YORK - Some of the best darts player from around the world will converge on Madison Square Garden this weekend. The world of professional darts is full of characters - none more colorful than "Snakebite," also known as "the bad boy of darts." "My name is Peter Wright. My nickname is 'Snakebite.' I'm a double world champion, and I've won pretty much everything in the sport," Wright said. "I'm a pretty shy guy off the board. I suppose it's like a 'Jekyll and Hyde' type thing... somebody who'd I'd like to be."The sport has grown dramatically in the past decade. Its...
Man charged after allegedly assaulting teen at LI skate park
GREENLAWN, N.Y. -- An argument over a baseball led to a man assaulting a teenager at a Long Island skate park, and shocking video led to charges and a suspension.Fifteen-year-old Trent Rounsvall, a ninth grader at St. Anthony's High School, loves to bike with his friends at the Greenlawn Skate Park just adjacent to the town baseball field."A ball got hit into the park, almost hit me in the head, landed pretty much right in front of me, so I picked it up, put it in my pocket," he said.The adult league players appeared incensed."They immediately came out of the...
Free yoga returns to Bryant Park
NEW YORK - Summer is almost here, which means free yoga in Bryant Park is back. Free biweekly classes start Wednesday night. You can join in Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings starting now through September. For more details on where and when exactly those classes are, CLICK HERE.
Parents of 3-month old Bronx girl found dead in the Bronx appear in court
NEW YORK - Damion Comager and Ivana Paolozzi, the parents of 3-month-old Genevieve Comager, whose body was found in a wooded area in the Bronx, appeared in court Wednesday.Charges include murder, manslaughter and concealment of a corpse."He said it was a mistake," Donald Comager said. Donald Comager is Genevieve's paternal grandfather. Speaking from Louisiana by phone, he said his son Damion Comager, 23, maintains the death was an accident. The medical examiner ruled Genevieve's death a homicide. "That day, I don't know if he was upset or frustrated," Donald Comager said. "All I know, he loved his daughter." Damion Comager and Paolozzi, 20,...
Spring Valley dad charged in 1-year-old daughter's death
SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. -- Police have arrested the father of a 1-year-old girl who died after being left in a car in Spring Valley, Rockland County.Investigators say the child died after she was left alone in the family's car for several hours on May 9.The 21-year-old father was charged with criminally negligent homicide and released on his own recognizance.Spring Valley Police have not released the man's name.
NYC looking to upstate cities, possibly SUNY campuses for asylum seekers
NEW YORK -- As several thousand additional asylum seekers arrive in the city, officials are making plans to relocate them, possibly to several upstate cities.To say the city is running out of space for the thousands of asylum seekers who want to make the Big Apple their home is an understatement. CBS2 has learned 2,200 arrived last week, increasing the total to 72,000.And that's on top of the city's regular homeless shelter population."When we came into this administration, I think we were a little over 45,000 people who were in our care. Right now, we are at 95,000 people in...
SUV crashes into bagel shop in Paterson, N.J.
PATERSON, N.J. -- An SUV crashed into a bagel shop Wednesday in Paterson, New Jersey. Chopper 2 was over the scene on McLean Boulevard.At least two people were hurt, including the woman behind the wheel. There's no word on what caused the crash.
House set to vote on debt ceiling deal. Here's what to know and how to watch.
Washington — The House is expected to vote on a deal to suspend the debt ceiling and limit spending Wednesday night after the measure survived a key procedural vote that required Democratic support to keep it alive.Members voted to approve a rule setting the terms for debate on the bill, known as the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, by a margin of 241 to 187. The rule briefly appeared in danger of failing, with nearly 30 Republicans voting against it. More than 50 Democrats ended up supporting the rule, clearing the way for a vote on final passage later in...
Nauman Hussain sentenced to 5-15 years for upstate limo crash
NEW YORK -- A former manager of a limousine company was sentenced Wednesday to five to 15 years in prison for his role in a crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York.Nauman Hussain was convicted of 20 counts of manslaughter earlier this month. Prosecutors said that he intentionally failed to follow maintenance regulations for the stretch SUV.It was packed with people celebrating a birthday when the brakes failed, sending it speeding downhill, and crashing in Schoharie in 2018.READ MORE: Limo service operator in 2018 crash that killed 20 people blames repair shop before jury gets caseParents and other relatives addressed the court before sentencing."Even with a lengthy sentence it will never sustain the loss we have had to endure and continue to endure with the loss of our boy," one said."It makes me and my family sick to know that a $2,000 brake repair would have avoided this catastrophe," another said."You, Nauman, knowingly and willingly put that limo on the road on Oct. 6, resulting in 20 deaths," another added.All 18 people in the limousine were killed. The limo hit the two other victims when it went out of control.
Suspect in Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour's killing appears in court
NEW YORK -- The man charged with murdering Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour appeared in court Wednesday.Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, faced a judge in Virginia. A bond hearing was set for Friday followed by an extradition hearing at the end of June. Bynum is accused of fatally shooting Dwumfour in February. Read more: Funeral for slain Sayreville Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour held in NewarkOfficials say Bynum was saved in Dwumfour's phone with the acronym "FCF" for the church Fire Congress Fellowship."Eunice has been involved in that church, apparently the person being accused of this murder has been involved in that church," attorney John Wisniewski said Tuesday. "Whether it is as a relationship to their knowing one another in the church or for some other reason is certainly not clear."CBS2 has learned Dwumfour was a church counselor to Bynum and others.The Sayreville Council president says he has no idea why the suspect would want to murder her.
2 teens shot in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
NEW YORK -- Two teenagers were shot in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Wednesday morning and police say it appears they were innocent bystanders.The NYPD is looking for two other teens who may have pulled the trigger.It happened at the corner of Franklin Avenue and Eastern Parkway. Teens who were just buying sandwiches and other food inside that deli were shot, the store clerk said, by people standing outside the store."I was sitting there having a cup of coffee. I heard like four or five gunshots," said John Anderson, who was visiting from Georgia. A few doors down from that coffee shop,...
Al Pacino, 83, is expecting a baby with girlfriend Noor Alfallah
Al Pacino is going to be a father again at 83 years old. The legendary actor is expecting a baby with girlfriend Noor Alfallah, who is eight months pregnant, his representative confirmed to CBS News on Wednesday. Pacino has been romantically linked with Alfallah, a producer, since April 2022, according to Entertainment Tonight. TMZ first reported the news of the pregnancy. Alfallah, 29, is listed as a producer for two short films "Le Petit Mort" and "Brosa Nostra" and was previously the vice president of Lynda Obst Productions at Sony. In the upcoming indie film, "Billy Knight," Alfallah is named as an executive producer and Pacino will star in it. Alfallah also reportedly dated Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.As for Pacino, the Oscar winner will now be a father for the fourth time. His adult children include 33-year-old Julie Marie, and 22-year-old twins, Anton James and Olivia Rose. Pacino has never been married. The news comes weeks after Pacino's "Heat" and "The Irishman" co-star Robert De Niro announced he welcomed his seventh child with partner Tiffany Chen. De Niro shared the baby's name and a photo of her with "CBS Mornings" co-host Gayle King.
N.J. woman shares her story to help others with preeclampsia
NEW YORK -- May is awareness month for preeclampsia, a type of high blood pressure some women develop during or after pregnancy. A new survey shows many people are not aware of the condition, which can be deadly. CBS News' Bradley Blackburn introduces us to a New Jersey mom who is educating others after suffering unthinkable loss. Trashaun Powell's mission is to raise awareness. "I always say that my story can change yours," she told Blackburn. "It's really important to talk with your doctor about your symptoms."Watch their full conversation in the video above. The March of Dimes is also kicking off the Starts with Mom campaign to education about the condition. CLICK HERE for more information.
NASA UFO group stresses need for better data in first public meeting
Washington — An independent group of scientists and experts convened by NASA to study unidentified anomalous phenomena, known as UAPs or UFOs, stressed the need for better data about the encounters in its first and only public meeting Wednesday, exploring how the space agency can assist efforts to understand the mysterious events.NASA defines UAPs as "observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena from a scientific perspective." Hundreds of military and commercial pilots have reported observing unusual objects traveling at high speeds with seemingly no propulsion mechanism, confounding scientists and military analysts...
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- 5UFOs: What we learned from Nasa's public meeting
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