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NJ Transit train (credit: CBS 2)

Commuters May Need To Dig Deeper If Congress Fails To Renew Transit Tax Credit

It’s been a bad year for commuters and if you rely on mass transit it’s only expected to get worse as a federal transit tax credit is set to expire at the end of the year.


King Kullen - Middle Island, NY - Dec 28, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Winning Mega Millions Lottery Ticket Sold In Middle Island

The winning numbers are 23, 32, 33, 39, 43 and the mega-ball is 8.


The remains of a house following a deadly fire - Stamford, CT (credit: CBS2)

Source: Coals From Fireplace May Have Caused Deadly Christmas Day Fire That Killed 5 In Stamford

A fire fully engulfed a home on Christmas morning. A mother made it out alive, but her three kids and two parents, tragically, did not.


Shoppers walk down busy shopping street of Broadway on December 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Time Is Running Out As Last-Minute Shoppers Hit The Stores

Today is the last shopping day before Christmas and for many, a day of panicked purchasing is about to start.


Elizabeth Warehouse Fire (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Crews Attempt To Extinguish Persistent Elizabeth Warehouse Fire

Fire officials say they may not be able to completely extinguish the blaze until this weekend or possibly into next week.


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Deli Destroyed, Harlem Church Damaged In Early Morning Blaze

An early morning blaze came dangerously close to ruining this weekend’s plans for two Christmas morning services at a Harlem church.


Lori Berenson arrives at Newark Liberty Airport on Dec. 20, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Locked Up Abroad: New Yorker Lori Berenson Returns To The Big Apple

After more than a decade locked up in Peru, New Yorker Lori Berenson is back at home.


The church now keeps donated gifts in a locked storage facility. (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Church Parishioners Replace Stolen Gifts Meant For Families In Need

A Grinch who took thousands of dollars worth of toys from a church, will not ruin Christmas for needy families in New Jersey.


Gifts collected by parishioners of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church (credit: CBS 2)

Holiday Gifts For Needy Stolen From Ramsey Church

A Scrooge who took thousands of dollars worth of toys from a church will not ruin Christmas for needy families in Ramsey.


Officer Peter Figoski, left (credit: Handout); Suspected gunman Lamont Pride in a 2009 mugshot (credit: Handout/Guilford County Sheriff’s Office)

NYPD Officer Shot And Killed During Burglary In Cypress Hills

Investigators said Officer Peter Figoski, 47, was shot in the face while responding to a break-in just before 2:30 a.m. Monday at an apartment on Pine Street in Cypress Hills.


Dharun Ravi in court on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 (credit: CBS 2)

Dharun Ravi Rejects Plea Deal; Rutgers Case Heading To Trial

A former Rutgers University student accused of spying on his roommate has turned down a plea deal that would have kept him out of prison and sought to prevent his deportation.


Four people were fatally shot Monday night including the shooter who turned the gun on himself, police said. (credit: CBS 2)

Neighbors Stunned Over Apparent Triple Murder-Suicide In Bayonne

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has identified the shooter as 28-year-old Adepso Collado. The victims are his estranged wife, Kenia Collado, 26, Jose Guzman, 31, and Guzman’s 14-month-old son.


Black Bear (file / credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

200 Bears Killed On 1st Day Of Controversial NJ Bear Hunt

The state says it has to reduce the black bear population in because there are too many bear-human encounters. However, opponents argue it’s about trophies, rugs and politics.


Jane Addams High School (credit: CBS 2); Principal Sharron Smalls (credit: Facebook)

Scandal At Bronx High School May Put Graduation In Jeopardy For Hundreds Of Students

There are disturbing allegations of class credit “padding” at a struggling high school in the Bronx. The principal is under investigation and students who thought they would be graduating, may not have enough credits.


Michael Pomerantz, left, and an unidentified student surrender in the SAT cheating scandal on Nov. 28, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

2 More Students Surrender In SAT Cheating Scandal On Long Island

Michael Pomerantz, 18, faces felony charges for allegedly being paid to take college entrance exams for other students. Another student faces a misdemeanor charge.