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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants Bunny, Susie and Minnie line up for a hot dog bun eating contest July 2, 2010 in Coney Island, New York. (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Eliminating Elephant Acts

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s iconic elephants from its performances by 2018.

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A JetBlue plane is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport  (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

JetBlue Passenger Claims Lax Security Allowed Thief To Make Off With Her Luggage At LaGuardia

A woman who had just arrived at LaGuardia Airport spotted a thief running-off with her bag, and tried to get it back.

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NYPD officers in Times Square on Wednesday, March 4. (Credit: CBS2)

PBA: New Stop-And-Frisk Guidelines Will Confuse Officers, Make Jobs Harder

New guidelines for the stop, question and frisk policing method were released to NYPD officers this week, and the patrol union said the guidelines will make the officers’ jobs more difficult.

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Slushy streets and sidewalks in Morningside Heights on March 4, 2015. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

More Snow Headed Our Way; Winter Storm Warning Expanded

March is still coming in like a lion as more snow moves in Wednesday night after a wintry mix of snow and rain left roads and sidewalks a slushy mess.

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A driver allegedly on heroin slammed into this nail salon in Deer Park on Wednesday, March 4. (Credit: CBS2)

Police: Driver High On Drugs Crashes Car Into Long Island Nail Salon

Police say a driver high on drugs crossed a busy highway, struck another car and then drove right into a nail salon in a busy strip mall.

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A fire broke out in a manhole at 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue in Chelsea on Wednesday, March 4. (Credit: Michael Ruggeiro)

Manhole Fire Sends Smoke Billowing Into Air In Chelsea; Building Evacuated

A fire broke out in a manhole in Chelsea Tuesday evening, sending billowing clouds of thick, gray smoke into the air.

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Subway riders stand on a number 4 train passing through Grand Central station March 25, 2009 in New York City.  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority that controls the subway system passed a proposed overall fare hike to help close a $1.2-billion budget gap. The hike will raise fares to $2.50, from $2.00, for a single ride and $103, from $81, for a 30 day MetroCard.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NYC Subway Sign Campaign Takes Aim At Rudeness

Transportation officials are taking a stand against such rudeness with a series of signs in subway cars that would make Miss Manners proud, reminding riders of the most rudimentary etiquette in a tone that’s part shaming, part scolding.

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Parents and students line up in Harlem for bus trip to Albany to rally for education equality. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Charter School Advocates Rally In Albany

Two days after a teachers union-led protest of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s education proposals, charter school advocates are making their views heard.

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David Geffen, philanthropist and entertainment mogul, received the UCLA Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the university, during the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAs Hippocratic Oath Ceremony on May 30, 2014 at Westwood, California.  (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for UCLA)

Donation Wins David Geffen Naming Rights For Lincoln Center Performing Arts Hall

Entertainment industry executive David Geffen will see his name on the performing arts building at Lincoln Center, after donating $100 million.

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Surveillance video of a suspect in the robbery of a gas station on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on Wednesday, March 4. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Suspect Took $500 In Crown Heights Gas Station Robbery

Police were searching Wednesday for a suspect who held up a gas station in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

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Former Queens City Councilman Daniel Halloran has been convicted in a bribery case. (Credit: CBS 2)

Former City Councilman Daniel Halloran Gets 10 Years In Prison

Daniel Halloran, a former New York City councilman who was convicted of helping another politician buy a spot on the 2013 mayoral ballot, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison.

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Record Snowstorm Pummels Buffalo

Winter Storms May Cloud Common Courtesy As Snow Removal Disputes Turn Violent

More snow is headed to the New York area and not only are people running out of places to put it, but it’s causing fights between neighbors.

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Surveillance images of a suspect in a string of burglaries in SoHo, Midtown and the Upper East Side. (Credit: NYPD)

Police Search For Window-Smashing Burglary Suspect In SoHo, UES Incidents

Police on Wednesday were asking for help in finding a suspect in a string of burglaries around Manhattan – from SoHo to the Upper East Side.

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(Credit: BluePearl Veterinary Partners)

Firefighters Rescue Beagle From Apartment Fire In Queens

A Queens veterinary hospital is treating a beagle for smoke inhalation after it was rescued from an apartment fire Tuesday morning.

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Michael Stradford has been arrested and charged in connection with a stabbing on a PATH train on Tuesday, March 3. (Credit: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police)

Suspect Arrested At Newark Penn Station In Connection With PATH Train Stabbing

A suspect was arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with a stabbing that left a man injured on a PATH train beneath the streets of Chelsea.

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