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Court Rulings Halt Vaccine Mandates For NYC Teachers, NY Medical Workers; Gov. Hochul Mandates Masks At Child Care Centers

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Court rulings have temporarily stopped teachers in New York City and medical workers in New York state from being required to get the COVID vaccine. As CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter were at an elementary school in Williamsburg to meet students during their first week of school, but the question on many parents’ minds as they dropped their kids off was will teachers still be mandated to get the shot? “What about the judge temporarily blocking it?” Duddridge asked de Blasio. “That appears to be just a procedural issue… we’re...
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Search For Suspects After Man Shot, Another Robbed While Dining Outside Philippe Restaurant On Upper East Side

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search is on for the suspects behind a shooting that started with a robbery at a popular Upper East Side restaurant. The restaurant, Philippe on East 60th Street and Madison Avenue, had been closed since Wednesday night when the shooting terrified diners and neighbors, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported Thursday. Police said it started when two suspects approached people in the restaurant’s outdoor dining section. “I came home probably about five minutes before it happened,” one neighbor told CBS2. The woman said she heard a loud bang after 10 p.m. but didn’t think it was gunshots. “It sounded like somebody dropping...
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Student slashed in face at Bronx high school

A 15-year-old boy was slashed in the face in the crowded hallway of a troubled Bronx high school Wednesday on the third day of classes, sources said. The violence erupted at 1:40 p.m. at DeWitt Clinton High School on Mosholu Parkway during a suspected gang dispute, cops said. The assailant,...

Man charged with DWI in Morris County

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Warren County man is facing charges including driving while intoxicated in Washington Township. On September 14, at around 7:00 p.m., a police officer stopped a vehicle on East Avenue for a motor vehicle violation that occurred on Route 46 West, police said. After...

WATCH: Suspect seen repeatedly firing gun into crowd on Queens street sought by NYPD

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police released surveillance footage on Tuesday of a gunman seen repeatedly shooting into a crowd of people in Queens over the weekend. According to officials, at approximately 7 a.m. on Sunday, September 12, the unidentified man discharged his firearm multiple times at a group of people on the corner of 108 Street and Roosevelt Avenue in North Corona and fled on foot to parts unknown.
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Blunt-smoking subway menace spit on father, 4-year-old girl: cops

A subway menace who was smoking pot on a Bronx train earlier this month spat on a father and his 4-year-old daughter and threatened them with a knife when the man asked him to put out his blunt, police said Wednesday. The unidentified suspect was puffing away on a Southbound...
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Driver who intended to hit someone else killed woman, 70

A deranged driver attempted to run over a man with her car — but only injured her target and killed a 70-year-old Brooklyn woman who was sitting on a chair outside her home instead, authorities said Wednesday. Brenda Whidbee, 70, was sitting on Thomas S. Boyland Street near Pacific Street...

Rat Carcasses Wash Ashore in New York City After Hurricane Ida

New York City residents may see fewer rats swiftly dodging subway commuters. Officials suspect that hundreds of thousands of rats in the city were killed by the massive flooding resulting from Hurricane Ida's torrential rains early this month, reports Jake Offenhartz for Gothamist. The downpour brought six to eight inches of rain to the Northeastern United States, from Pennsylvania to Connecticut, reports Barbara Goldberg and Nathan Layne for Reuters. Rats can swim up to a mile, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but most likely could not keep up with New York City's hourly record rainfall of 3.15 inches.

Inside notorious NYC prison Rikers Island where inmate horrifically ‘died in squalor and prisoners cleaned up the mess’

TORTURE Island and Gladiator School are just two nicknames given to Rikers Island, the notorious New York jail which is reportedly becoming even more violent. Board of Correction staff found that staffing and supplies issues lead to “horrible conditions,” with many inmates living in filth, and not “receiving recreation or meals on a regular schedule.”