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Cuban-Americans Differ On Obama’s Plan To Open Direct Travel From U.S. To Havana

President Obama wants Americans to be able to hop on a plane at Newark Airport and fly direct to Havana.

01/16/2015

Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting has chosen the vacant Fortunoff store at The Source mall in Westbury  as the site of a new gambling hall. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Hundreds Gather To Speak Out Against Proposed Nassau County Gaming Parlor

Hundreds were expected to gather in Nassau County on Thursday night, to speak out against a proposed gaming parlor.

01/15/2015

Dabney Montgomery, a surviving member of the Tuskegee Airmen and a civil rights figure, spoke to students in Queens on Thursday. (Credit: CBS2)

Queens Students Get Living History Lesson From Tuskegee Airman, Civil Rights Figure

A lucky group of students in Queens received an extra-special living history lesson on Thursday.

01/15/2015

A demonstration of a bracelet loaded with pepper spray that can be used in self-defense. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: New Devices Can Offer Personal Protection On The Go

A bracelet loaded with pepper spray is a fashion accessory that can come in handy during a life threatening emergency.

01/14/2015

A boy in Utah helped cops track down a car thief using his mother's phone. (Credit:CBS2)

Quick Thinking Toddler Uses Phone To Thwart Car Theft, Kidnapping

A boy was kidnapped when his mother left her car running, but what the boy did next has turned into a teachable moment.

01/14/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio talks about plans for changes in police practices. (Credit: CBS2)

Mayor De Blasio Says He Would Veto Bill That Would Make Chokeholds Illegal

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he would veto a proposed New York City Council bill that would make chokeholds illegal.

01/13/2015

Shots were fired at the Old Paramus Reformed Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey on Friday, Dec. 26. (Credit: Darius Radzius/1010 WINS)

2 Men Arrested, Charged For Shooting Of Historic Ridgewood Church

Two men are in police custody after a historic Ridgewood, New Jersey, church was left riddled with bullets.

01/13/2015

A suspect is arrested in a sweep targeting heroin dealers and suppliers Jan. 13, 2015, in Westchester County. (credit: CBS2)

125 Arrested As Part Of Yearlong Westchester Heroin Sweep

A task force involving local police, county police and the FBI was formed in early 2014 after a surge in heroin use and 85 overdose deaths in Westchester in 2012 and 2013.

01/13/2015

Surveillance video of the robbery of a gas station in Valley Cottage, Rockland County. (Credit: CBS2)

Rockland County Gas Station Clerk Fights Off Armed Robbers

A Rockland county gas station clerk refused to become a victim when two robbers stormed in and demanded cash.

01/12/2015

Karen Steele says this pressure device helps her relieve pain when she's on the go. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Some Swear By Homemade Pain Relief Devices

People claim they are healing themselves at home with devices so simple you can even make them on your own.

01/12/2015

Police in Camden use 'Shotspotter' which detects and reports the location of gunshots to police in real time. (Credit: CBS2)

‘Shotspotter’ Technology Helps Cops In Camden Zero-In On Gunshots When They Happen

Old technology has found a new use in keeping streets safe and reducing crime in Camden.

01/12/2015

A research vessel is seen in Norway's Arctic  Circle on June 2, 2012. (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Toms River Mayor To Participate In Global Warming Expedition To Norway

Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher admits he’s skeptical about the cause of climate change.

01/11/2015

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Queens Coat Drive Aims To Help Those In Need

Help is coming for more than 1,200 people who need coats in Queens.

01/10/2015

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In Stroke Of Luck, Firefighters Practicing Water Rescue In Central Park Save Man Who Fell Through Ice

FDNY firefighters practicing water rescues in Central Park Saturday afternoon put their skills to the test after a man spotted in the middle of the lake fell through and disappeared into the water.

01/10/2015