Alex Silverman

Uber Protest

Uber Drivers Protest New Rules They Say Give TLC Greater Power Over Company

Four credit unions lending the buyers of yellow cab medallions are filing a lawsuit, as the Taxi and Limousine Commission considers new regulations on Uber and similar operations.

05/28/2015

Chimp

NYC Judge Hears Arguments On The Rights Of 2 Chimpanzees

A New York City judge has heard arguments over the rights of two chimpanzees that advocates hope to free from Stony Brook University where they’re kept.

05/27/2015

A vehicle plowed into a Pathmark store in Flushing, Queens on Tuesday, May 26. (Credit: NYPD 109th Precinct)

Vehicle Plows Into Queens Pathmark Store; 5 Injured

Five people were injured, one critically, when a vehicle slammed into a Pathmark store in Flushing, Queens.

05/26/2015

GENERIC POLICE, CRIME SCENE

Settlement Cited In Disabled Man’s Homicide At NY Facility

Staff denied wrongdoing, saying they acted within their professional judgment.

05/26/2015

USS San Antonio approaches the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Fleet Week Kicks Off With Parade Of Ships Down Hudson River

Fleet Week 2015 officially kicked off Wednesday with a parade of ships down the Hudson River.

05/20/2015

Police Search For Man Wanted In Eight Robberies In Brooklyn

Police Search For Man Wanted In Nine Robberies In Brooklyn

Police have released surveillance video of a man they say is connected to at least eight violent home invasions in the last nine weeks in Brooklyn.

05/19/2015

The NYPD unveiled its new Crime Stoppers van, with video displays built in, on May 19, 2015. (credit: Hazel Sanchez/CBS2)

NYPD Unveils New High-Tech Crime Stoppers Van

The van is equipped with external video screens to display surveillance photos and videos from recent crimes.

05/19/2015

Laura Finamore's casket is carried into St. Anastasia Church in Little Neck, Queens, on May 18, 2015. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Family, Friends Say Goodbye To Amtrak Crash Victim Laura Finamore

Friends and family of Laura Finamore, one of the eight people killed in last week’s Amtrak train derailment, are saying goodbye Monday.

05/18/2015

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

Federal Loan Agreement Reached To Install Safety Technology On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and MTA agreed on a $967 million loan to install Positive Train Control technology.

05/07/2015

A man hits two other men over the head with a chair at Dallas BBQ on May 5, 2015. (credit: Isaam Sharef)

CBS2 Exclusive: Man Speaks After Being Bashed Over The Head With Chair At Chelsea Dallas BBQ

A man was bashed over the head with a chair in a shocking brawl caught on video in a Chelsea barbecue restaurant.

05/06/2015

A man fell down an elevator shaft in a building at West 46th Street and Eighth Avenue on May 5, 2015, fire officials said. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

WCBS 880: Worker Dies After Falling Down Elevator Shaft In Midtown

The worker was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where he died.

05/05/2015

David Wildstein, former director of interstate capital projects for the Port Authority, waits to testify at a hearing held by the Assembly Transportation Committee on Jan. 9, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Report: Former Port Authority Official To Plead Guilty In Bridgegate Scandal

Wildstein could enter his plea Friday in Newark federal court, where grand jurors are hearing testimony on the scandal.

04/29/2015

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

New York Legislators To Push For Criminal Justice Reforms

Two dozen black and Hispanic state legislators promised Wednesday to press for New York criminal justice reforms, citing recent police killings of unarmed young men in the U.S.

04/29/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Trial Date Set For Indicted Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

A November trial date was set Tuesday for the corruption case against former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who after pleading not guilty insisted that he will vindicated.

04/28/2015

Anti-Islamic ads that will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances. (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Rules Anti-Islamic Ads Allowed To Be Displayed On MTA Buses

A pro-Israel advocacy group known for publicly criticizing Islam can display its political advertisement containing the phrase “Hamas Killing Jews” on New York City’s buses, a judge said.

04/22/2015

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