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Grocery stores across the region are packed with last-minute shoppers ahead of the brunt of a major snowstorm on Jan. 26, 2015 (Credit: CBS2)

Shoppers Dash Around Stores To Stock Up On Essentials Before Snowstorm Intensifies

Tri-State Area residents are stocking up on food, water and other storm essentials to last for several days.

01/26/2015

Soul Tigers Marching Band (credit: Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

Protest Held Over Cuts To J.H.S. 292 Marching Band Program

Protest organizers allege the school’s new interim acting principal is trying to dismantle the marching band, even going as far as changing the locks on the doors.

01/21/2015

Police on the scene of a shooting in East Williamsburg on Jan. 20, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Two Shot Near School In East Williamsburg

The shooting happened at around 2:45 p.m. at Grand Street near Bushwick Avenue.

01/20/2015

(Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Challengers Look To Unseat Patrick Lynch As NYPD Union Head

A slate of challengers is working to unseat longtime New York police union leader Patrick Lynch — including two officers under indictment in a ticket-fixing scandal.

01/20/2015

Cinemart in Forest Hill, Queens (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

88-Year-Old Forest Hills Movie Theater Lives To See Another Act

A little movie theater that’s been a Queens institution since 1927 has been given new life thanks to its owner’s persistence — and a winter blockbuster.

01/19/2015

Students carry mattresses in a protest against sexual assault at Columbia University. (Credit: Jacquelyn14)

Feds Launch Investigation Into Handling Of Rape Cases At Columbia University

The federal government has opened an investigation into how reports of rape on campus are investigated at Columbia University.

01/14/2015

Police patrol outside of a Manhattan court house for the sentencing of convicted terrorist Mustafa Kamel Mustafa on January 9, 2015. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police: Man Made Shooting Motion At Cop With iPhone While Driving In Harlem

NYPD officers arrested a man on Tuesday who allegedly talked about “how easy it would be to shoot a police officer” while holding his iPhone like a gun and pretended to shoot as a squad car went by.

01/14/2015

Hunts Point produce market - Bronx, NY - May 23, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Hunts Point Market Workers Vote To Authorize Strike

The workers voted on Tuesday and a strike could happen as early as Friday morning, Teamsters Local 202 said.

01/14/2015

A large grouping of gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacteria (credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Health Department: Legionnaires’ Disease Bacteria Found In Co-Op City Cooling Towers

Preliminary results show the cooling towers of a Bronx housing complex are contaminated with Legionnaires’ disease bacteria, according to the New York City health department.

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

FILE -- NYPD vehicle. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Report Calls Use Of Chokeholds By NYPD ‘Alarming’

The city’s new inspector general for police says the NYPD and an independent agency probing excessive force claims are not consistent in how they decide officers should be held accountable in using barred chokeholds.

01/12/2015

Uber ride sharing service (Credit: CBS 2)

City Council Discusses Regulations, Pricing For Uber

Officials with the ride-sharing service Uber defended the operation with city council members Monday morning.

01/12/2015

A large grouping of gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacteria (credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

NYC Health Officials Investigating Spike In Legionnaires’ Disease Cases

City health officials are trying to determine if a common source is to blame for a spike in cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx.

01/08/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (2nd L) attends the wake of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos on December 26, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Commissioner Bratton Meets With Police Unions Over Rift With Mayor De Blasio

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will meet with the heads of the police unions Wednesday to address deteriorating relations between rank-and-file officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

01/07/2015

The Westhampton Beach Village Hall (Credit: CBS2)

Judges: Orthodox Jewish Zone Can Stay In Westhampton Beach

The judges found the zone does not violate constitutional issues regarding separation of church and state

01/07/2015

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