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The Izod Center on Jan. 15, 2015. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Board Votes To Temporarily Shutter Izod Center At End Of The Month

The Izod Center, the former home of the Devils and Nets, will shut down Jan. 31 after a board voted to cease operations at the financially strapped arena.

01/15/2015

The body of Jordan Johnson, 24, was found in the trunk of his car at 211th Street and Tryon Avenue in the Bronx on Thursday, Jan. 15. (Credit: CBS2)

Missing Fort Lee Man’s Body Found In Trunk Of His Car In The Bronx

The body of a missing Fort Lee, New Jersey man was found in the trunk of a car that belonged to him in the Bronx Thursday.

01/15/2015

John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism (credit: CBS News)

NYPD Official: Islamic State Calls For More Attacks On Western Targets

John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the Islamic State posted a video on Twitter on Saturday.

01/11/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Urges FDA Action Against Filthy Food Suppliers

He’s calling on the FDA to increase the regularity of inspections, increase fines for violations, and create an easily searchable database.

01/11/2015

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

Hearing Held On Requests For Release Of More Information In Eric Garner Case

Protesters rallied with signs, banners and instruments outside the State Supreme Court in Staten Island during the hearing, calling on records from the Garner grand jury proceedings to be unsealed.

01/05/2015

Some police officers turn their backs outside Wenjian Liu's funeral on Jan. 4, 2015, as Mayor Bill de Blasio's euology is shown on a large video screen. (credit: Christine Sloan/CBS2)

Officers Again Turn Backs As De Blasio Delivers Eulogy For Slain Officer

The officers’ actions at Wenjian Liu’s funeral Sunday came after Police Commissioner Bill Bratton sent a memo to all commands urging respect, declaring “a hero’s funeral is about grieving, not grievance.”

01/04/2015

Flu Shot (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Flu Shots Now Required For NYC Preschoolers

New York City preschoolers are now required to have a flu shot or, for the first time, could be barred from city-licensed day care centers and preschools.

01/04/2015

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Thousands Pay Their Respects At Wake For Slain NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu

A wake is being held from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Aievoli Funeral Home in Brooklyn.

01/03/2015

A heroin needle (credit: ClipArt.com)

Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Warns Of Deadly Drug Fentanyl

Al Della Fave said the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office sees fentanyl rear its ugly head every once in a while as dealers cut it in with heroin.

01/03/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his victory speech after winning reelection on Tuesday, Nov. 4. (Credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Cuomo Begins 2nd Term, Says New York ‘Will Lead The Nation’

Andrew Cuomo kicked off his second term as governor Thursday with a pep talk, urging New Yorkers to lead by example through some of the nation’s worst problems.

01/01/2015

Early revelers in Times Square (Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Revelers To Ring In The New Year With Frigid Temps

If you’re going to be out and about tonight, definitely bundle up! Lows will dip into the upper 20s overnight with wind chills in the teens. Midnight forecast? A frigid 26, feeling closer to 15 degrees in Times Square. Brrrrr!!

12/31/2014

Taylor Swift performs in Times Square on Dec. 31, 2012. (credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift, Idina Menzel Among Stars Ringing In 2015 In Times Square

The performances kick off at 6 p.m. And there will be practice countdowns every hour.

12/30/2014

Cast members of Broadway's "Aladdin" attend the Times Square Prepares For 2015 confetti test on Dec. 29, 2014. (credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

‘Aladdin’ Cast Tests New Year’s Eve Confetti In Times Square

Visitors in Times Square got a sneak peek Monday of this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

12/29/2014

PATH trains pulls into the WTC station. (Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Officials Rip Proposal To End Overnight PATH Service

The suggestion to eliminate the service is buried on page 81 of a 100-page report from a special panel formed by Govs. Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo to reform the Port Authority.

12/28/2014

Vigil held at memorial for slain officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Black, Latino Police Groups Hold Vigil For Murdered NYPD Officers

They sang, prayed and deemed the Bed-Stuy corner hallowed ground.

12/28/2014

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