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A selection of shoes and handbags fraudulently purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue as part of the scheme. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Prosecutor: ID Theft Ring Used Stolen Info To Buy Designer Goods From Saks Fifth Avenue

An identity theft and fraud ring used shoppers’ stolen information to buy over $400,000 worth of designer shoes, handbags and accessories from Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store, according to prosecutors.

10/06/2014

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1950 Time Capsule Unearthed In Downtown Brooklyn

A time capsule buried beneath the old Metropolitan Transportation Authority headquarters in downtown Brooklyn was cracked open Wednesday.

10/01/2014

Assemblyman William Scarborough Pleads Not Guilty To Grand Larceny, Filing False Campaign Documents

A state assemblyman from New York City has been charged by authorities with using his campaign funds for personal expenses.

10/01/2014

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Mayor De Blasio Signs Order Expanding Living Wage Law

Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed an executive order expanding New York City’s living-wage law, increasing the hourly rate to $13.13 from $11.90.

09/30/2014

FILE -- Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York (Credit: Getty Images)

Preet Bharara Deflects Attorney General Speculation

Bharara joked with reporters in Central Park that his proud mother was calling all the newspapers and asking them to put his name on the list.

09/30/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Grand Jury Begins Hearing Evidence In Eric Garner Case

The proceedings come five weeks after the 43-year-old asthmatic father of six died after being placed in an apparent chokehold by police.

09/29/2014

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Vote On Makeup Of Ramapo Town Board Set For Tuesday

A vote Tuesday to expand the Town Board in Ramapo — and split it up into districts — is exposing a political battle that runs along ethnic lines.

09/29/2014

A bar in the East Village purportedly marketed at pregnant women has heads turning (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Bar Purportedly Marketed Toward Pregnant Women Turns Heads In East Village

Someone claims to be opening a bar in the East Village that’s specifically marketed toward pregnant woman.

09/27/2014

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NY, NJ To Get $3.3B In Federal Funds For Sandy-Related Transit Improvements

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said it’s the last big chunk of Sandy funds the federal Transportation Department has to dole out.

09/27/2014

The entrance to the Staten Island ferry.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Commuters React: City Studies How Much Revenue It Could Pull If Charging For Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry has been free since 1997, but the city is studying just how much it could make if only tourists had to pay.

09/24/2014

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Mother Says Daughter, Who Is Legally Blind, Was Kicked Off Middle School Cross-Country Team

The mother of a seventh grader from Central Jersey who is legally blind says her daughter has been kicked off her cross country team and said the reason why makes no sense.

09/24/2014

Construction site on W. 37th Street where a worker was killed in a partial building collapse. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

FDNY: 1 Dead In Partial Building Collapse In Midtown

The 14-story building is located on West 37th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues in Midtown.

09/23/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Diana Robinson/the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Mayor De Blasio To Consider Pied-à-Terre Tax

Many who keep second homes in New York claim their permanent residency in nearby states.

09/23/2014

Protesters at the "Flood Wall Street" demonstrations on Sept. 22, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Over 100 Arrests As Protesters Flood Wall Street Over Global Climate Change

Police used pepper spray and arrested more than 100 people Monday, as activists flooded Wall Street to protest what they say is corporate and economic institutions’ role in the climate crisis.

09/22/2014

Jill Tarlov (credit: LinkedIn)

Jill Tarlov, Former 1010 WINS Employee Struck By Cyclist In Central Park, Dies

Mike Wittman, a senior vice president of finance at CBS, announced the death of his wife, Jill Tarlov, in an emailed statement Monday morning.

09/22/2014

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