NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter Stepping Down

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter is stepping down, she announced Wednesday. She said she is leaving to become the founder and CEO of the Bronx Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization. READ MORE: SEE IT: Explosion Rocks Home, Sparks Fire Overnight In Cypress Hills; 6 People Hurt Porter took over …

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Blast Leaves Behind Mysterious Crater On Fox Island

FOX ISLAND, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There’s a mystery on Fox Island in Long Island’s Great South Bay. Across Long Island’s South Shore communities, the conversation is all about the 4-foot wide, 2-foot deep crater created by an illegal explosion on an undeveloped island off Lindenhurst, accessible only by boat. READ MORE: NYC ‘Strongly Recommends’ Masks In …

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Family’s beloved French bulldog stolen from Long Island home on Thanksgiving

HUNTINGTON, Suffolk County (WABC) — A Suffolk County family’s beloved French bulldog was stolen in a burglary on Thanksgiving. The family came home to find their dog, Stella, was missing along with a Sony Playstation 5. It happened yesterday afternoon in Huntington. The family says Stella is four years old and approximately 20 pounds. Detectives …

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N.Y. Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Babylon High School Sex Abuse Allegations

BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — New York Attorney General Letitia James is launching an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at a Long Island high school. As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reports, a lawyer, a police officer and a PhD candidate are the latest among multiple former students from Babylon Junior-Senior High saying they were victims of …

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Caught On Video: Gunman Opens Fire Out Sunroof Of Moving Vehicle On Jackie Robinson Parkway

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a gunman seen on video opening fire on the Jackie Robinson Parkway in Queens. Cellphone video shows the suspect shooting through the sunroof of a moving vehicle. WANTED for RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT: On 11/18/21 at 3:43 PM, the suspect discharged a firearm from inside a black sedan as …

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Families Reunited At JFK Airport For 1st Time In Nearly 2 Years, As Vaccinated International Travelers Allowed Back Into U.S.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — International travel to the U.S. resumed Monday for tourists, as historic restrictions were lifted for those who are fully vaccinated. With these restrictions lifted for the first time in nearly two years, airlines warn travelers to prepare for long lines. READ MORE: Broadway Audiences 12 And Older Must Now Be Fully …

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3 firefighters among 8 hurt as fire rips through Bronx apartment building

VAN CORTLANDT VILLAGE, Bronx (WABC) — Fire officials say three firefighters are among eight people who were injured in a multi-alarm apartment fire in the Bronx. The blaze broke out around 4:12 a.m. Thursday at a building in the 100 block of Van Cortlandt Avenue West in Van Cortlandt Village. Video from the Citizen app …

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Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa trade attacks in final New York City mayoral debate

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — With one week to go before Election Day, Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa met in their final New York City mayoral debate on Tuesday night at WABC-TV studios. The debate opened with a question about stop-and-frisk policing but the candidates went a different direction as Sliwa slammed Adams for having …

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Teen Luchiano Lewis gets 9 years to life in murder of Barnard student Tessa Majors

NEW YORK (WABC) — The 16-year-old convicted in the stabbing death of college student Tessa Majors was sentenced Thursday to the maximum nine years to life in prison. Luchiano Lewis, one of three teens charged in the 2019 murder of the Barnard freshman in Morningside Park, pleaded guilty last month to robbery and murder. “The …

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