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Nearly 200 inmates released from Rikers IslandThe process is underway to release nearly 200 inmates from Rikers Island after Governor Kathy Hochul ordered parolees released to deal with mounting tensions at the city jail; CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reporting.

Weather in New York: CBS2 9/17 Night forecast at 11 p.m.CBS2’s John Elliott has your weather forecast for September 17th at 11pm

New York Philharmonic returns to the stage after 18-month intermissionThere was another milestone in New York’s reopening on Friday as the New York Philharmonic returned to the stage for the first time in over 500 days; CBS2’s Ali Bauman reports.

September 17 has been declared ‘Nick Cordero Day’ in New York City, honoring the actorThere was another honor on Friday for a beloved Broadway actor.

Man arrested in Brooklyn subway escalator attackOne arrest was made in a brutal attack inside a Brooklyn subway station.

Real estate heir Robert Durst convicted of 1st degree murderA Los Angeles jury has convicted New York real estate heir Robert Durst of first degree murder.

Pentagon admits drone strike killed 10 innocent civilians in AfghanistanThe Pentagon admits a tragic mistake about a drone strike in Afghanistan in August. The military initially said it had eliminated an IS threat, but on Friday afternoon we learned that 10 innocent civilians had been killed instead; CBS2’s Jessica Moore reports.

Laundrie family say they haven’t seen Brian since Tuesday, FBI is involvedAs the search for Gabby Petito continues, her fiancé has also disappeared. His family told police they had not seen him since Tuesday; CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports.

Weather in New York: CBS2 9/16 Night forecast at 11 p.m.CBS2’s John Elliott has your weather forecast for September 16th at 11pm

San Gennaro festival kicks off amid new COVID concernsAs the San Gennaro festival begins in New York City, health officials are investigating whether another outdoor festival has caused a COVID cluster, and the FDA is debating the future of booster injections; CBS2’s Ali Bauman reports.

Video shows suspects in robbery and shooting outside Upper East Side restaurantNew video shows two masked suspects wanted in robbery and shooting outside expensive Upper East Side restaurant; CBS2’s Nick Caloway reports.

NJ transit delays, cancellations after wires fall on trainThere were delays and cancellations for NJ TRANSIT passengers on Thursday evening after overhead cables fell on a train near the Amtrak Portal bridge.

Search continues for missing Long Island native Gabby Petito and fiance still not cooperating with policeThe search continues for the missing Long Island native Gabby Petito and her fiancé still does not cooperate with the police. Tonight we watch a new video taken after their fight on a trip across the country; CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports.

Sources: Governor Hochul to sign Rikers Island ‘Less is more’ lawSources told CBS2 that New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is expected to sign the Less Is More law on Friday.

Weather in New York: CBS2 09/15 Night forecast at 11 p.m.CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock has your weather forecast for September 15th at 11pm

Source: Man shot dead during robbery at Upper East Side restaurantAn NYPD source told CBS2 that two gunmen robbed two customers who were dining out at Philippe’s.

The community of Queens celebrates the feast of Our Lady of SorrowsA celebration was held Wednesday night in Queens to mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.

DoorDash files legal action against NYC over customer dataDoorDash is suing New York City for rights to customer data.

Top gymnasts demand accountability in Larry Nassar sexual abuse caseTop gymnasts claim the FBI turned a blind eye and even lied about the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. Now they are calling for those responsible to be held accountable; CBS2’s Jessica Layton reports.

Man Shot Outside Upper East Side RestaurantA man was shot dead outside an Upper East Side restaurant on Wednesday evening.

New figures show NYCHA residents have died from COVID at a higher rate than the rest of the cityAlarming new figures from the city’s health department show people who live in public housing have died from COVID at a higher rate than the rest of the city; CBS2’s Ali Bauman reports.

Electric Zoo Festival COVID Cluster Under InvestigationThe New York City Health Department is investigating a cluster of COVID cases linked to the Electric Zoo Music Festival.

SpaceX launches all-civilian crew on Inspiration4 missionThe skies were clear in Florida for the historic launch into space with the first fully civilian crew; CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports.

Subway cuts reported on a train at 42nd Street stationOn Wednesday, a man was slashed in the subway in the theater district.

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