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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is backing a petition to ban certain toxic materials from children's toys (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Gillibrand Throws Support Behind Petition To Ban Toxic Chemicals In Toys

Standing in front of a table filled with popular name brand toys, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says there are hidden dangers.

12/14/2014

Protesters gather in Washington Square Park for march to One Police Plaza over police violence (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Authorities: 2 Officers Assaulted During Protest Calling For Justice For Eric Garner

Demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park for a 2 p.m. march to One Police Plaza outside the NYPD headquarters.

12/13/2014

Protesters at the Barclays Center demonstrate against the grand jury decision not to indict an officer in the death of Eric Garner. (Credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS2)

Garner Ruling Protesters Head To Barclays Center During William And Kate Appearance

Protesters angry about the Eric Garner grand jury decision turned out Monday evening at the Barclays Center, as Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, attended the Brooklyn Nets’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

12/08/2014

Firefighters work at the scene of a deadly blaze in East Orange, N.J., on Dec. 7, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Authorities: East Orange House Fire Kills 5

The Essex County prosecutor’s office said the blaze started at about 6 a.m. at 16 N. 17th St., a few blocks north of Route 280.

12/07/2014

George Washington Bridge (credit: Getty Images)

Latest Toll Hikes Take Effect On Port Authority Bridges And Tunnels

Starting at 3 a.m. Sunday, the tolls jumped 75 cents for cars with E-ZPass, costing $9.75 for off-peak hours and $11.75 for peak times.

12/07/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network,  Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner,  and Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, hold a press conference December 3, 2014. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Garner Family Plans Trip To DC Protest; 220 Protesters Arrested In NYC Friday

The National March Against Police Violence is scheduled for next Saturday in Washington, D.C.

12/06/2014

Fiery crash on Route 78 in Union, New Jersey on Dec. 6, 2014 (Credit: idelaney21 on Instagram)

1 Dead In Fiery Crash That Snarled Traffic On Route 78 In Union

Police said several vehicles were involved, including a tractor-trailer.

12/06/2014

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Protesters Close Thoroughfares, Clash With Police To Decry Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

City officials were bracing for another night of protests across the city Thursday night, a day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.

12/04/2014

FILE -- A woman donates blood at the New York Blood Center (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New York Blood Center Social Media Campaign Aims To Drive Up Donations During Holiday Season

The New York Blood Center is launching a campaign to engage donors and encourage others to give, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.

12/01/2014

Passengers are deplaned from American Airlines Flight 67 following a bomb scare on Nov. 30, 2014. (credit: Jacob Rosenberg @jrosenberg/Twitter)

Authorities Investigate Bomb Threat Aboard Plane Arriving At JFK

American Airlines Flight 67 from Barcelona had about 200 passengers on board when it safely landed around noon.

11/30/2014

A red light camera sits at the intersection of Maple and Morris avenues in Springfield, N.J. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

N.J. Drivers Claim Red Light Cameras Do More Harm Than Good

Drivers say the red light cameras at Bergen and Edsall boulevards in Palisades Park, New Jersey, do more harm than good.

11/29/2014

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As Holiday Season Kicks Into High Gear, So Do Tempers On The Road

You might hear a lot of horns blaring during the holiday weekend with crowded parking lots at the shopping malls, streets filled with traffic and tempers flaring.

11/29/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news conference at Bristol-Myers Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University October 07, 2014 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Gov. Chris Christie Vetoes Pig Crate Ban Bill

Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state.

11/28/2014

Pompton Lakes Dam (credit: CBS 2)

Federal Government Seeks Damage From Pompton Lakes DuPont Plant Pollution

The federal government is seeking damages from DuPont for pollution at the company’s 600-acre property in northern New Jersey where it made ammunition for both world wars.

11/28/2014

Shoppers filter in as the White Plains Kmart opens on Nov. 27, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Shoppers Take Advantage As More Stores Open On Thanksgiving Day

More retailers opened their doors Thanksgiving Day to offer early holiday shopping deals.

11/27/2014

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