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Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Trial Begins For Alleged Drunk Driver Charged In Crash That Killed Long Island Teen

Michael Grasing is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and other charges in the June 24, 2012 death of 18-year-old Brittney Walsh.

10/20/2014

Upper East Side residents held a die-in to protest a garbage transfer station. (Credit: CBS 2)

Upper East Side Residents Hold ‘Die-In’ To Protest Hotly Contested Garbage Transfer Station

Participants said they were symbolically dying on 91st Street and York because they believe the marine transfer station under construction there could kill them.

10/20/2014

Jeida Torres (credit: Kimberly Torres-Smith via Facebook)

Medical Examiner Rules Brooklyn Toddler’s Death A Homicide

The medical examiner’s office said blunt impact injuries to the head and torso attributed Jeida Torres’ death over the weekend.

10/20/2014

Richard Viscecchia (Credit: CBS 2)

Chef Claims Long Beach Hotel Fired Him Over Long Hair

The Nassau County Health Department has no specific rules regarding the length of hair kitchen employees can have at a restaurant.

10/20/2014

Kenneth Minor (Credit: CBS 2)

‘Harlem Kevorkian’ Re-Sentenced In Death Of Motivational Speaker

Kenneth Minor was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in 2011, but his conviction was later overturned.

10/20/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Cuomo: Washington Should Consider Ebola Travel Ban

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is saying the federal government “should seriously consider” a ban on flights traveling to New York from three West African nations plagued by Ebola.

10/20/2014

Tracy Ann Mangino and daughter (CBS 2)

Miller Place Family Seeks Justice In Hit-And-Run That Left Mother Dead

On Saturday night, a truck hit Tracy Ann Mangino, 40, and kept going. Police are searching for the driver who left the mother to die along a busy road.

10/20/2014

file - Ebola health workers dress in protective clothing.(credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Officials Discuss Ebola Training For At-Risk NYC Employees

New York City is stepping up its training for city workers who could be the first ones to make contact with anyone with Ebola.

10/20/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, Oct. 20. (Credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Done Answering Questions About Aide Noerdlinger, Boyfriend

Mayor Bill de Blasio has shut down continuing questions about Rachel Noerdlinger — the chief of staff for First Lady Chirlane McCray –- and Noerdlinger’s new boyfriend.

10/20/2014

FILE -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. (credit: Getty Images)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney Demands Probe Of Nazi Social Security Payments

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat, requested the inquiry in letters sent Monday to the inspectors general at the Justice Department and Social Security Administration.

10/20/2014

Metro-North Railroad

Metro-North Advises Riders Of Possible Delays Due To Leaf ‘Slime’

Railroad officials warned minor delays should be expected because trains will need to reduce speeds in problem areas under extreme “slip-slide” conditions.

10/20/2014

Gigi Jordan (credit: CBS 2)

Doctor In Gigi Jordan Trial: Boy Didn’t Appear To Fear Allegedly Abusive Dad

Gigi Jordan is on trial, accused of killing 8-year-old Jude Mirra, who died of a drug overdose in February 2010 at the Peninsula Hotel in Midtown.

10/20/2014

Nassau University Medical Center's Dr. Victor Politi appears at a news conference on Oct. 20, 2014, with a worker wearing one of the hospital's new protective suits. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Nassau University Medical Center Equipped For Ebola

Hospital President and CEO Dr. Victor Politi explained that the new suits’ improved headgear features “a powered air-purifying respirator.”

10/20/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces latest Build It Back program achievements, goals. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Mayor De Blasio Announces Achievements, Goals For Overhauled Build It Back Program

Mayor de Blasio said to date, the Sandy recovery program has seen a total 727 construction starts and 878 reimbursement checks sent out.

10/20/2014

Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announce plans to improve New York City's airports. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Vice President Biden, Gov. Cuomo Push To Revitalize NY’s Airports

Biden joined Cuomo on Monday as the governor announced a design competition to modernize and improve John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports, bringing them up to 21st Century standards.

10/20/2014