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FILE - A rabbit sits in a cage. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

City Council Approves Ban On Sale Of Rabbits As Pets

The New York City Council voted this week to ban the sale of rabbits as pets.

12/18/2014

Joanne Chesimard was convicted of the 1973 killing of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. (credit: FBI)

NJ Police Seek Return Of Joanne Chesimard, Fugitive Cop Killer In Cuba

She escaped in 1979 and eventually ended up in Cuba, where she was granted asylum by Fidel Castro and has been living under the name Assata Shakur.

12/18/2014

Ozzie the dog with his new owner, Garth, at the New York City Super Adoption Event. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Doctors Researching Bond Between Pets, Pet Owners

Can anything compare to the love a parent has for their child?

12/18/2014

FILE - Winter coats sit in a warehouse at the annual New York Cares coat drive in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Cares In Need Of Donations For Annual Coat Drive

New York Cares is urging New Yorkers to donate warm winter coats this holiday season.

12/18/2014

The Long Beach Fire Department (Photo: CBS2)

Firefighter Cuts Fast Becoming A Big Topic Of Discussion In Long Beach

The loss of an emergency response grant has prompted the city of Long Beach to say it cannot afford to retain five federally funded firefighters.

12/18/2014

Winners of a housing lottery will move into federally subsidized homes on Long Island in 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Housing Lottery Proves To Be Christmas Miracle For Seven New York Families

Christmas wishes came true on Thursday, for seven lucky winners of a unique lottery.

12/18/2014

Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Final Episode Of ‘The Colbert Report’ To Air Thursday On Comedy Central

Host Stephen Colbert is signing off after nine years of playing a conservative talk show host.

12/18/2014

Jamaica High School in Queens was placed on lockdown on Thursday, Dec. 18, after a group of students tried to sneak in undetected from lunch off campus. (Credit: CBS2)

Jamaica High School Placed On Lockdown After Students Sneak In From Lunch

Jamaica High School in Queens was placed on lockdown over suspected intruders Thursday afternoon, but officials said it turned out to be a group of students who were trying to sneak back in unnoticed after leaving campus.

12/18/2014

President Barack Obama announced a plan to normalize U.S.-Cuba relations on Wednesday, Dec. 17. (Credit: CBS2)

Pope Praises Diplomacy Of US-Cuba Accord

Pope Francis praised the “small steps” of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement between the U.S. and Cuba, expressing joy over the outcome that he helped bring about.

12/18/2014

Air Warriors Range Master Extreme Dart Blaster toy gun sold at Walmart (Walmart.com)

AG Eric Schneiderman Seeks Toy Gun Ban In New York

Schneiderman’s office announced Thursday that letters were sent to Walmart, Amazon, Kmart and Sears telling them to follow a state law intended to ensure that toy guns aren’t mistaken for the real thing.

12/18/2014

Jersey City skyline (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Jersey City Casino Could Be A Winner, Some Say

New York’s plans to build three casinos further north of the city suburbs is seen as great news for New Jersey’s prospective gaming industry.

12/18/2014

FILE -- Passengers get off a NJ TRANSIT train. (credit: Getty Images)

NJ Pols: Renewal Of Rail Commuter Tax Benefit Is ‘Baloney’

As WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported, Congress approved a package of tax breaks before its winter recess, including restoring $250-a-month benefit for rail commuters — the same amount given to those who drive.

12/18/2014

(Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Authorities: Smugglers Used SUV With Hidden Compartment To Transport Drugs Into L.I.

An elaborate scheme to sell what prosecutors called poison on the streets of Nassau County in Mexico, police said.

12/18/2014

Bill and Marianna Lacal of Port Washington, LI celebrate being reunited with Vadim, their 16-year-old adopted son from Ukraine. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Congressman Helps Bring Family’s Newly Adopted Son Home For The Holidays

Bill and Marianna Lacal of Port Washington have been trying to adopt 16-year-old Vadim from Ukraine, but were bogged down by visa and paperwork issues.

12/18/2014

A jackhammer (credit: ClipArt.com)

NYC Looks To Encourage Use Of Quieter Jackhammers

Under the proposed rules, construction crews would be encouraged to use quieter electric jackhammers.

12/18/2014

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New York City Protest Against Police Violence

New York City Protest Against Police Violence

Protesters took to the streets of New York City on Dec. 13, 2014 to express outrage over the grand jury decisions not to indict the officers involved in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases.

SantaCon Pub Crawl Invades Midtown

SantaCon Pub Crawl Invades Midtown

Hundreds of so-called Santas have made their way to Midtown Manhattan Saturday for the annual SantaCon pub crawl.

Demonstrations Over Recent Grand Jury Decisions In Police Shooting Deaths Continue

Friday Night Eric Garner Protests

Demonstrators gathered for a third night, protesting the grand jury’s decision in the Eric Garner case.

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