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NYC Official: You Better Watch Out For Scams While Shopping For The Holidays

New York City Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin said scammers can be more active during the holiday shopping season.

11/23/2014

Red-light cameras such as this one are popping up all over Long Island, but without much warning. (Photo: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Legislator On Red Light Cameras: ‘Taxation By Citation’

When it comes to red light cameras on Long Island, Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta has a saying: “It’s clearly taxation by citation.”

11/22/2014

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Medical Examiner Investigating Deaths Of 2 NYC Toddlers In Separate Incidents

Police said a 17-month-old in Manhattan and a 3-year-old in Queens both died Saturday morning in separate incidents.

11/22/2014

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Advocates Say Battle Over Sports Betting In NJ Isn’t Finished

Attorney Dennis Drazin said the real battle will be in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

11/22/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Lays Out Expansive Immigration Reform Plan

President Barack Obama told the American people Thursday night that the time to change the nation’s immigration system is now, and he’s taking action to make that happen.

11/20/2014

JFK Airport as seen from Chopper 880. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Drones Spotted Near JFK Airport, Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge Raise Worry

The FBI and Federal Aviation Administration are continuing to investigate reports of drones flying near commercial aircraft on approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport this week.

11/20/2014

Police are looking for this man in connection with at least five robberies involving iPhones and iPods in St. George, Staten Island. (credit: NYPD)

Cops: Knife-Wielding IPhone Thief Terrorizing Staten Island Neighborhood

Cops say the suspect has struck at least five times in the past six weeks, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported. In the latest robbery, the thief made off with a 15-year-old boy’s iPhone and wallet.

11/16/2014

A fire tore through several buildings in Newark on Nov. 15, 2014. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Fire Rips Through Newark Homes, Leaves Dozens Homeless

Fire crews evacuated an entire block of Lafayette Street, forcing more than 30 residents out of their homes.

11/16/2014

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows a page on the HealthCare.gov website indicating that the site is too busy for the amount of traffic. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Jersey City Officials Kick Off Second Enrollment Season For Obamacare

Enrollment specialists were on hand at City Hall in Jersey City Saturday, as officials kicked off the second enrollment season of the Affordable Care Act.

11/15/2014

Police say a truck smashed into an Applebee's restaurant on Springfield Avenue in Newark, NJ in an attempt to steal cash from an ATM on Nov. 14, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Police: Trucks Used In Smash And Grab Attempts Of ATMs In Newark

Police in Newark are trying to find the suspects who crashed trucks into two businesses early Friday morning to try to steal ATMs.

11/14/2014

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Sikh Hofstra Student: Army ROTC Making Me Choose Between Country I Love And My Faith

A Sikh college student claims the U.S. Army is barring him from the Reserve Officer Training Corps unless he violates his religious beliefs by removing his turban, shaving and cutting his hair.

11/14/2014

Police on the scene of a fatal shooting in the Bronx on Nov. 10, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Police: 2 Men Shot, Killed Inside Bronx Apartment Building

It happened around 11 a.m. Monday on Park Avenue near 159th Street in Melrose.

11/10/2014

The bomb squad investigates a suspicious package in Newark, NJ on Nov. 10, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package Near Federal Buildings In Newark

A bomb squad and K-9 unit are checking out a suspicious package in proximity to federal buildings, including the federal courthouse, in Newark.

11/10/2014

New Fulton Center in Lower Manhattan (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

City Set To Open New ‘Fulton Center’ Subway Hub In Lower Manhattan

New York’s biggest new subway hub is opening in lower Manhattan _ a vital link between the new World Trade Center and the rest of the city.

11/09/2014

Christopher Adam Tang (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Man Charged With Reckless Driving For ‘Fastest Lap Around Manhattan’ On The Lam In Canada

The viral video posted on YouTube last year shows Adam Tang speeding in a lap around Manhattan.

11/08/2014

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