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Bridgegate Witness Testifies Gov. Christie Knew About Lane Closures

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork)Bridgegate defendant Bill Baroni finished up on the stand Wednesday, and another witness testified that Gov. Chris Christie knew of traffic issues caused by the George Washington Bridge lane closures in September 2013. 323 more words


Greenwich High School Headmaster Apologizes For 'Hitler' Football Play

GREENWICH, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The headmaster of a Connecticut high school has apologized after its football team named one of its plays “Hitler.”

Chris Winters, of Greenwich High School, issued the apology Friday. 180 more words


Officials: Bergen County On Drought Watch Amid Dry Weather Conditions

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The U.S. Drought Monitor has declared most of Bergen County is in a severe drought.

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The organization also reported that Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, Hudson Valley and Connecticut are also facing drought conditions, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported. 110 more words


Witnesses Vouch For Defendant Baroni's Character At Bridgegate Trial

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The defense resumed presenting its case Friday in the Bridgegate trial, portraying defendant Bill Baroni as a decent and honest man. 171 more words


Christie Faces Official Misconduct Complaint For Bridge Case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A citizen’s complaint of official misconduct by Republican Gov. Chris Christie over the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal can move forward, a judge ruled Thursday, raising the possibility that the governor could face indictment. 863 more words


NYPD Stepping Up Patrols In Central Park In Wake Of Recent Attacks

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are stepping up patrols following a string of thefts in Central Park over the last month.

“Crime in the park is down 17 percent this year, however, this past month is up substantially,” NYPD Chief of Department Carlos Gomez said Tuesday.  603 more words


'I’m Asking All New Yorkers To Engage With Their Police:' Commissioner O'Neill Unveils Plan To Unite Police, Communities

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said the department is intent on forging better relationships in communities to more effectively fight crime.

At his first swearing in ceremony as commissioner, O’Neill looked into the eyes of 700 new officers whom he hopes can bridge any gap between New Yorkers and the NYPD. 586 more words