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3 men charged in Rockland County teen's shooting death

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. -- Three men are facing charges in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy in Rockland County, police said Friday.Treynahel Cineus was shot in a grassy area near an apartment complex in Spring Valley around 2:30 a.m. on July 8. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Treynahel Cineus, 17, shot dead outside apartment complex in Spring ValleyAnthony Mitchell, Ahmad Williams and Brian Thomas now face second-degree murder charges, among other counts."No parent should ever have to bury their own child. With the arrest of these three individuals, we begin the process of seeking justice," Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh said.Investigators would not comment on a possible motive.
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Global supply chain issues disrupting construction projects in Hackensack

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Global supply chain issues are putting a pause on many major projects. It's impacting some cities in northern New Jersey, CBS2's Zinnia Maldonado reported Friday. It's an issue the everyday consumer has been dealing with more months: lack of supplies in the aisles and on the shelves. "Just everyday things are delayed or people just can't get it. It's tough all around," said Hackensack City Project Manager Ryan Westra. But what about for cities and towns? Officials said they're not immune to supply chain issues that are making it more difficult to get multi-million dollar projects done on time. "DPW ordered garbage...

Ukrainian children stage play in Brooklyn for fundraiser

NEW YORK - A quiet street in Fort Greene stands in sharp contrast to what's happening inside a former church, where a young Ukrainian cast is rehearsing for an upcoming performance of "Mom on Skype," at Brooklyn's Irondale Theater. Eight children, ages 7 to 14, a director-mom, and other parent chaperones, have been invited to the United States from their war-torn homeland for a unique presentation of their original play.   "These Ukrainian children - how brave they are. How did you decide on this?" CBS2's Dana Tyler asked Terry Greiss, executive director and co-founder of the Irondale Theater. "What do they do...

"Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience" coming to Westchester County

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Twenty-five years after the first "Harry Potter" book was published, his wizarding world just keeps growing with movies, theme parks, and now an interactive experience in Westchester County.Friday, CBS2's Tony Aiello visited the state park that will host "Harry Potter's Forbidden Forest." "This is where you're gonna come and get your butterbeer," said Laura Tully, with New York State Parks. In 10 weeks, an empty field at FDR State Park in Yorktown will become a place to sample treats from the fantasy world so many love. "I've read all the books. I've seen the movies so many times. I'm...

Harlem Week teaches older New Yorkers something new

NEW YORK - Hundreds of older New Yorkers joined the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce for Senior Citizens Day Friday. The 48th Harlem Week focuses on thriving in a post-pandemic world.Harlem's Adam Clayton Powell Jr. state office building packed the house with older minds looking to learn something new."Now there are opportunities that many companies have where you don't have to be 17, you can be 77 and have a job in cybersecurity, for instance," said Winston Majette, the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce's Executive Director.Outside, health providers connected with the community to offer care."If we know that one of...

Hochul touts success of New York's new red flag laws

NEW YORK - Gov. Kathy Hochul traveled to Republican opponent Rep. Lee Zeldin's back yard to tout the early success of the state's new red flag laws in keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people. CBS2's political reporter Marcia Kramer says that with a poll tightening, the governor is fighting back against the onslaught of criticism about the state's revolving door bail laws. With memories of the pain and heartache of the Buffalo supermarket shooting still top of mind, Hochul touted the success of the new red flag laws passed in the aftermath of the racist tragedy - laws that...

Exclusive: Police seek 3 alleged dog-nappers in Brooklyn

NEW YORK -- Police are searching for three dog-nappers in Brooklyn.Exclusive surveillance video shows a group of three teenagers running through East Williamsburg, one of them carrying a brown box.Rahul Nath believes inside that box is his 12-year-old chihuahua terrier named Mango."I just want my dog back," Nath told CBS2's Ali Bauman.Nath says he was jumped just after 7 p.m. Wednesday while walking his dog along White Street."I had headphones on and I turned around, and there were these three teens that were smiling at me, and in the next second, one of them tackled me into a fire hydrant,"...

Massive milestone for 200th anniversary of St. James Parish

NEW YORK -  A massive milestone is set to take place in our city's history, the first Catholic parish established in Brooklyn is celebrating its 200th anniversary this Sunday. The stained glass in the stately St. James Cathedral on Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn glows as preparations are underway for Sunday's celebration. This parish was the first to be built on all of Long Island.Before the parish in the Village of Brooklyn, congregants had to make a treacherous journey across the East River into Manhattan to attend mass."These people took their faith so seriously that they would get on the ferry...

Caught on video: Bronx store owner beaten trying to stop robbers

NEW YORK - A Bronx store owner was beaten and knocked to the ground when he tried to stop two accused robbers, police said Friday. The July attack was caught on video in the Concourse Village section. Video released by police shows one suspect tried to grab something from the owner's hands before the second suspect pushed him to the ground and they ran off. Police said the store owner suffered a serious head injury. Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.  

House passes Democrats' climate and health care bill, sending it to Biden's desk

Washington — Democrats in the House on Friday pushed their more than $700 billion domestic policy package across the finish line, sending to President Biden for his signature their long-negotiated plan to address drug costs, raise taxes on large corporations and combat global warming. Passage of the proposal, now by both chambers of Congress, marks the end of a long-fought effort by Democrats to approve legislation that addresses Mr. Biden's top domestic and great economic priorities. While the package is the result of a compromise that yielded a measure more narrow than the initial sprawling social spending plan put forth by...

New Yorkers fear congestion pricing will snarl free parking

NEW YORK -- With congestion pricing coming closer to a reality, there's now a worry that parking will become harder to find for New Yorkers.Manhattan residents who spoke to CBS2's Astrid Martinez say they fear commuters driving into the city will snatch up free parking spaces in their neighborhoods to avoid congestion fees below 60th Street.Janine took a chance parking on the Upper West Side on Friday morning, risking a ticket from street cleaning enforcement."I chose to, and I was right. I did get a ticket, $65," she said.READ MORE: MTA report details plan for congestion pricing and how much drivers...

Drive sober or get pulled over: Sobriety checkpoints will be out in force across New York

DIX HILLS, N.Y. - Drive sober, or get pulled over. That's the message of a major push to launch across New York starting next week. The goal of that campaign is to crack down on drunk and impaired driving. As CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports, even with so much drunk driving education, crashes are surprisingly spiking. "I'll never be the same person I was when I left my home that day," said Suffolk County Police Officer Timothy Thrane. One moment last November, Thrane was directing traffic around a car crash - the next, he was a victim of a drunk driver. A chain reaction crash nearly...

New York City and New Jersey expand monkeypox vaccine access

NEW YORK -- New York City and New Jersey are expanding ways to get a monkeypox vaccine. More than 9,000 new appointments in the city are expected to go online at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13.Click here for information on getting a vaccine in New York City. New Jersey is opening more vaccine sites at these locations: Hudson County:North Hudson Community Action Corp: Hudson County Community College (HCCC), 4800 Kennedy Blvd., Union City, NJ 07087 and HCCC, 70 Sip St., Jersey City, NJ 07306 Appointment only via: County:Eric B. Chandler Health Center, 277 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 0890Appointment only via: 732-235-6733Morris County:Zufall Health Center, 18 West Blackwell St., Dover, NJ 07801Appointment only via:  973-891-3419 Passaic County:Passaic County Health Department, 930 Riverview Drive, Rear, Suite 250, Totowa, NJ 07512Appointment only via:  973-881-4396 

Manhattan rent soars to record $5,000 a month

NEW YORK -- If you thought New York City rent couldn't go any higher, it has.The average monthly rent in Manhattan has hit a record $5,000 a month, and renters are struggling to pay it.CBS2's Natalie Duddridge bumped into Mike Dias just as he was rushing to see an apartment in Hell's Kitchen to beat the other bidders."It's crazy right now, insane," he said. "We're trying to stay under $4k, hopefully."One couple who just moved from the West Coast to New York says they are priced out of one bedrooms, so they're looking at studios, and even that is a...

Mar-a-Lago search warrant released, reveals FBI seized top-secret classified documents

The federal government is investigating former President Trump for potential violation of three criminal statutes, including the Espionage Act, according to the unsealed search warrant that was executed at Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence Monday and reviewed by CBS News. The FBI seized 11 sets of classified documents, including four sets that were classified "top secret," according to the warrant.According to the unsealed warrant, the FBI collected boxes marked top secret, secret and confidential, as well as documents marked top secret/sensitive compartmented information, photos and information about the president of France, among other things. The ex-president's defense team on Friday did not object to the warrant's...

Brooklyn apartment building gutted by fire, 4 people hospitalized

NEW YORK -- An apartment building was gutted by a fire Friday in Brooklyn. Heavy smoke and flames poured from the building on Montrose Avenue in East Williamsburg as FDNY crews arrived at around 7:15 a.m. Investigators said the fire was on the second floor, extended to the third floor and spread to a building next door. It was under control by 9 a.m. and all tenants were able to escape, fire officials said. "At least everybody got out, you know. Material things, you can always find a way to get it back. But I'm glad everybody is safe," said Mike Madera, a tenant. "I live on the first floor. We woke up to glass breaking, and, oh man, it's a fog right now. But a fireman in our house was telling us we had to get out," another tenant said. Three firefighters and another person were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

New Yorkers on the fence about easing COVID guidelines

NEW YORK -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it's OK to ease COVID restrictions thanks to vaccines, immunity and science.But some New Yorkers are on the fence about the decision, CBS2's John Dias reported Friday. The "6 feet of separation" signs will start coming down. "At some point, we have to cross a line to normalcy," said Crystal Clear, of Harlem. "We are just ready to go back to life again, and it's great," said Paula Tomuz, of the Upper West Side. "We've done it in reasonable time," said Rashaun Williams, of the Bronx. Thursday, the CDC said people no longer need...

Author Salman Rushdie in surgery after being stabbed in N.Y.; suspect identified

Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was stabbed Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York, authorities said. The 75-year-old author was stabbed at least once in the neck and once in the abdomen and is still in surgery, officials said during a Friday evening press conference.Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, was identified as the suspect in the stabbing, Major Eugene J. Staniszewski of the New York State Police told reporters. He had a pass to access the grounds, just like the others who...