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FILE - A horse-drawn carriage waits in Central Park. (file/credit: Getty Images)

Westchester County Assemblyman Jockeying To Keep Horse-Drawn Carriages In NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to send the controversial horse carriages running for the hills, but an effort in Albany may stall that plan.

04/18/2014

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NJ Woman Who Wants ’8THEIST’ Custom License Plate Sues State Motor Vehicle Commission

Shannon Morgan, of Leesburg, filed the suit Thursday in federal court, saying the agency violated her First Amendment rights by rejecting a plate reading “8THEIST.”

04/18/2014

New Haven line commuters wait for a train. (credit: CBS 2)

Metro-North To Begin Work To Increase Power Supply For New Haven Line

The railroad has been beefing up its power supply system since a Con Ed feeder cable blew out in Mount Vernon late last September. Service came to a screeching halt on the New Haven line for nearly two weeks.

04/18/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Union Official Blasts Tentative MTA Deal With NYC Transit Workers; Talks Resume Monday

Contract talks between the railroad workers and the MTA resume Monday with the presidential mediation board. The two sides have been far apart on pay raises and union givebacks.

04/18/2014

Signs on Ocean Breeze, Staten Island home nearly 18 months after superstorm Sandy hit, April 17, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Announces Reforms To City’s Sandy Rebuilding Program

The mayor unveiled a sweeping report on Thursday that examines the city’s recovery progress.

04/17/2014

Smartphone (file/credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Con Artist Says He Made $10,000 A Day In Telephone ‘Grandparent Scam’

The 31-year-old con man in federal custody is currently awaiting sentencing in California for his role in the grandparent scam.

04/17/2014

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs during "12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief" on Dec. 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Just 1 Loud Concert, Sporting Event Can Cause Permanent Nerve Damage

Researchers say though the ringing in your ears may fade following a loud event, the damage from even one such event is there to stay.

04/16/2014

The 2014 New York International Auto Show runs from April 18-27 at the Javits Center. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

New York International Auto Show A Car Lover’s Dream

The annual auto show gets revved Friday at the Javits Center in Manhattan and runs through April 27.

04/16/2014

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference introducing new legislation that would require smartphone manufacturers to create a "kill switch" for people to deactivate their phones if they are stolen, on March 3, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Disconnect Seen Between Smartphone Industry, Schneiderman Over Anti-Theft Agreement

The companies have agreed to provide a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft tool on smartphones sold in the U.S. after July 2015.

04/16/2014

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Commits $50 Million To New Grassroots Gun Safety Effort

The new campaign, Everytown for Gun Safety, will be about targeting political dollars. Candidates who support stronger gun laws will receive money.

04/16/2014

Trap behind medicine cabinet in Washington Heights apartment used for alleged drug trafficking operation. (credit: Officer of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor)

Authorities Seize More Than 60 Pounds Of Drugs Stashed In Washington Heights Apartments

Three men have been arrested and charged with allegedly running a sophisticated drug trafficking operation out of two Washington Heights apartments, authorities announced Wednesday.

04/16/2014

I-95 in Fairfield County, CT (file / credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conn. Infrastructure To Get $1.8 Billion Facelift Through 2018

The improvements include finishing up replacement of the overhead wires on the Metro-North New Haven line in the Bridgeport area.

04/16/2014

Some families use surveillance cameras to stay connected even when they are far apart. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Some Families Use Security Cameras For More Than Just Safety

These days, in-home security cameras are being used for more than just safety. New technology has made it easier for families to stay in touch than ever before.

04/15/2014

"Frozen" dresses being sold at a huge price increase on online auction sites (credit: CBS 2)

With Official ‘Frozen’ Merchandise In High Demand, Some Parents Hope Kids ‘Let It Go’

Some parents are coughing up as much as $1,000 for “Frozen”-themed dresses on eBay and similar sites because the items are largely sold out.

04/15/2014

Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a Town Hall Meeting  (file/credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Christie Calls For Changes To State Pensions, Wants Realty Transfer Fees Tossed

Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall meeting in Somerset on Tuesday focused on the state budget.

04/15/2014