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East Hampton Woman Reunited With Missing Dog Over A Year Later

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island woman maintained indomitable resolve to find her missing dog more than a year after he got off his leash a year ago – and it has paid off.

As CBS2’s Emily Smith reported, Yogi Bob – a five-pound terrier mix, simply disappeared in East Hampton. An all-out search failed.

But an amazing coincidence miles, and miles away brought them back together.

Yogi Bob was leaping up in the air after being reunited with his delighted owner, Dominique Garstin. It had been a long separation, dating back to January 2016.

Garstin’s father, Michael, decided to let the playful and highly energetic pup off his leash.

“I was actually the person walking the dog, Yogi, with our two larger dogs when he disappeared,” Michael Garstin said, “and I felt very, very guilty.”

Without her beloved and furry companion, Dominique Garstin could not sleep. She and friends searched far and wide, and she even paid a nationally-renowned dog tracking company $5,000 to look for Yogi Bob.

“It was a pretty intense and relentless search, and we put up thousands of signs,” Garstin said, “We were getting crazy sightings. I got a phone call from a gentleman who had seen him being chased at night by a fox.”

And then two weeks ago, the 15-month search for Yogi Bob came to a happy end, 75 miles away at the Town of Hempstead animal shelter, through an incredible coincidence.

“I was evaluating this dog and I said, ‘Wow, he looks really, really familiar,” said Christie Fanti of the Hempstead shelter.

Against all odds, in her new job at the Hempstead shelter, Fanti knew all about Yogi Bob’s disappearance. She had previously worked at the East Hampton shelter when the dog went missing.

Fanti immediately called Dominique Garstin, who raced to Hempstead.

“She started crying, and she kind of dropped down and kept asking him, ‘Is it you?’ And then she picked him up, and she started licking her face,” Fanti said. “And it was very sweet.”

Dominique Garstin and her father and her young son could not be happier, although Yogi Bob’s roaming days are over.

“He’s going to have a very leashed and collared life from this point forward,” Dominique Garstin said.

If you’re wondering about the dog’s name, it is because Dominique Garstin calls herself a yogi and is a yoga instructor.

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Israeli ambassador speaks of fresh Palestine peace initiative

Speaking at tense event at Soas attended by pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protesters, Mark Regev says wider Arab world must be involved in talks

Israel is pressing for a fresh Middle East peace initiative involving Arab states, Mark Regev, the Israeli ambassador to the UK, told a meeting at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London as pro-Palestinian activists mounted a vocal protest outside.

Regev said Israel “wants to see larger and greater involvement from the Arab world” in new peace negotiations. Pragmatic Sunni Arab states saw a “convergence of interest” with Israel in relation to Iran and had “significant cards to play”, he added. He said that Israel had approached Donald Trump’s administration about “trying to get the peace process back on track”.

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Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes Exits Game With Hamstring Injury

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Yoenis Cespedes limped off the field Thursday after running out a double, the latest setback for the slugger and the struggling Mets.

Cespedes suffered the injury in the fourth inning against the Braves at Citi Field. The Mets said he pulled his left hamstring, according to multiple reports. Cespedes had recently missed five games with tightness in the same hamstring.

Juan Lagares ran for Cespedes, scoring two batters later on Neil Walker’s double to left field.

Cespedes is batting .262 with six homers and 10 RBIs this season.

The injury happened on the same day the Mets skipped ace Noah Syndergaard’s scheduled start due to a “tired arm.” Manager Terry Collins said he suspects the right-hander is dealing with tendinitis in his biceps.

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The Mets already has infielders Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores and David Wright, outfielder Brandon Nimmo and pitchers Steven Matz and Seth Lugo on the disabled list.

In the middle of the fifth inning Thursday, the Braves were leading the Mets, who entered the day on a five-game losing streak, 6-2.

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Senior doctor resigns over plan to hand Dublin hospital to order of nuns

Dr Peter Boylan condemns plan to transfer ownership to Sisters of Charity, which ran some of Ireland’s notorious ‘Magdalene laundries’

One of Ireland’s most respected obstetricians has resigned from the board of a maternity hospital over plans to transfer its ownership to a religious order that ran institutions where women were enslaved and children abused for decades.

Secular campaigners have been leading the opposition to the government’s plan – which emerged earlier this month – to move the National maternity hospital in Dublin to the St Vincent’s Elm Park campus, which is owned by the Sisters of Charity.

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First NYPD Body Cameras Hit The Streets In Washington Heights

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The first NYPD body cameras are hitting the streets.

Nearly 60 officers at the 34th Precinct in Washington Heights will begin wearing the devices Thursday afternoon.

It’s the first wave in a pilot program to deploy a total of 1,200 body-worn cams in 20 precincts.

By the fall, the NYPD will have more than 1,000 cameras on the street, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.

“This is the direction the city is moving in and moving in rapidly to have all our patrol officers wear body cameras by the end of 2019,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in January.

The city initiated the program following a 2013 court decision over the NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk procedures.

Officers will have to record during arrests, searches, patrols in public housing buildings and traffic stops. In most cases they will be required to notified people they’re on camera.

Reform advocates and three police unions have objected to the initiative.

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Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl awarded €1m damages over biography

Judge says unauthorised biography ‘deeply violates’ retired politician’s personal rights and sullies his reputation

Helmut Kohl has been awarded a €1m (£842,875) in damages over an unauthorised biography that a judge said had “deeply violated” the former German chancellor’s personal rights.

Judges in the western city of Cologne ordered the book’s two authors and their publisher to pay the damages to Kohl, 87, for breaching his trust and sullying his reputation.

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Thousands Gather At Funeral To Say Goodbye To FDNY Firefighter William Tolley

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Thousands of firefighters have lined the street to bid a final farewell to FDNY firefighter William Tolley, who died on the job last week in Queens after falling five stories from an apartment building.

Tolley’s funeral is being held at St. Martin of Tours on Central Avenue in Bethpage.

There has been an outpouring of grief for the 42-year-old firefighter who gave his life. The 14-year veteran is being remember as a father, a husband, a volunteer and a talented drummer in a heavy metal band.

“Ever since he was a toddler, there was two things he started wearing. Heavy metal t-shirts and drumsticks and fire hats,” one mourner said at his wake Wednesday. “Ever since he was old enough to walk. How many people do you know actually fulfill those dreams to the highest extent?”

Tolley, a member of Ladder 135 Engine 286, was killed while responding to a fire at a single unit apartment on Putnam Avenue last week, falling five stories from a ladder bucket when something went wrong.

His last errand before his death was for his little girl, Bella. Proud and excited, he stopped in a bakery next to Glendale firehouse.

“He was here looking for something for a communion and we showed him cupcakes that were shaped into a cross,” said baker Sue Shiwdin.

During a ceremony Monday, Tolley’s wife Marie thanked the FDNY for their support.

“Bella and I and our entire family are trying to get through this together, but we just want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” she said.

In his 42 years, Tolley gave selflessly until the end. As an organ donor, he is still helping others.

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Thousands Gather At Funeral To Say Goodbye To FDNY Firefighter William Tolley

BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Thousands of firefighters have lined the street to bid a final farewell to FDNY firefighter William Tolley, who died on the job last week in Queens after falling five stories from an apartment building.

Tolley’s funeral is being held at St. Martin of Tours on Central Avenue in Bethpage.

There has been an outpouring of grief for the 42-year-old firefighter who gave his life. The 14-year veteran is being remember as a father, a husband, a volunteer and a talented drummer in a heavy metal band.

“Ever since he was a toddler, there was two things he started wearing. Heavy metal t-shirts and drumsticks and fire hats,” one mourner said at his wake Wednesday. “Ever since he was old enough to walk. How many people do you know actually fulfill those dreams to the highest extent?”

Tolley, a member of Ladder 135 Engine 286, was killed while responding to a fire at a single unit apartment on Putnam Avenue last week, falling five stories from a ladder bucket when something went wrong.

His last errand before his death was for his little girl, Bella. Proud and excited, he stopped in a bakery next to Glendale firehouse.

“He was here looking for something for a communion and we showed him cupcakes that were shaped into a cross,” said baker Sue Shiwdin.

During a ceremony Monday, Tolley’s wife Marie thanked the FDNY for their support.

“Bella and I and our entire family are trying to get through this together, but we just want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” she said.

In his 42 years, Tolley gave selflessly until the end. As an organ donor, he is still helping others.

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