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A bear cub was seen wandering through the wooded area of Mountainside, N.J. on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (Credit: WCBS 880/Jim Smith)

Bear Cub Explores Mountainside, N.J.

Police radios crackled with sightings as a bear was seen marching through the wooded areas of Mountainside, N.J., Thursday, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.

08/07/2014

From left, Ali Muhammad Brown, Jeremy Villagran and Eric Williams (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

3 Charged In Connection With Shooting Death Of College Student In West Orange

Three suspects have been charged in connection with the death of a college student who was found shot to death in a vehicle in West Orange, authorities said Monday.

08/04/2014

A memorial is set up outside the home of Joan Colbert and Veronica Roach in Long Branch, N.J. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Friends, Neighbors Shocked After Deaths Of Long Branch Woman, Foster Daughter Ruled Homicides

A memorial was growing Monday outside the Long Branch apartment where a woman and her foster daughter were found slain last week.

08/04/2014

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Summer Weather: More Perception Than Reality

You might be asking where’s summer? But as WCBS’s Jim Smith reports, it may be more perception than reality.

08/04/2014

Ramsey Orta appears with the Rev. Al Sharpton at Eric Garner's funeral on July 23, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Man Who Shot NYPD Choke-Hold Video Arrested On Gun Charge

Ramsey Orta, 22, was arrested Saturday night on Staten Island on a charge of criminal possession of a firearm, an NYPD spokesman said.

08/03/2014

FILE -- Swimmers participate in a past New York City Triathlon. (credit: Getty Images)

Authorities: NYC Triathlon Participant Revived After Apparent Heart Attack

The man was removed from the water in cardiac arrest and taken to Mount Sinai-St. Luke’s Hospital, authorities said.

08/03/2014

Tappan Zee Bridge as seen from Chopper 880 on May 13, 2014. (Photo by Tom Kaminski, WCBS Newsradio 880)

Part Of Tappan Zee Project Put On Hold Following Complaints About ‘Excruciating’ Noise

Part of the new Tappan Zee Bridge construction project is being shut down. The announcement brought a sigh of relief to residents in South Nyack.

08/02/2014

FILE -- The Metropolitan Opera House (Credit: Getty Images)

Metropolitan Opera Agrees To Postpone Potential Lockout

The Metropolitan Opera and unionized employees have agreed to postpone a lockout for 72 hours, as a federal mediator headed to the city to resolve a labor faceoff.

07/31/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on signing the paid sick leave bill into law on March 20, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Feeling Sick? More New Yorkers Can Start Using Paid Sick Leave

The paid sick leave law, which went into effect on April 1, covers employees who work more than 80 hours during a calendar year in New York City.

07/30/2014

3 law enforcement officers shot in the West Village (CBS 2)

2 US Marshals, NYPD Detective Injured, Suspect Killed In West Village Shooting

Police said a fugitive who was working in a West Village smoke shop shot and wounded three officers who were trying to arrest him Monday afternoon, before the officers returned fire and killed him.

07/28/2014

A decision to overturn teacher tenure laws in California has New York parents mobilizing to seek the same thing here. (Credit: CBS 2)

Families Rally Against New York Teacher Tenure Laws

The families are filing a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure, seniority and disciplinary rules. They say those protections are keeping ineffective teachers in the classroom.

07/28/2014

FILE -- Union Square subway station (Credit: Getty Images)

Riders Alliance Pushes For Legislation To Give Workers Pre-Tax Transit Benefits

An effort is underway in New York to push legislation that could save straphangers hundreds of dollars a year.

07/27/2014

Synthetic marijuana (Credit: CBS 2)

WCBS 880: NYC Officials Issue Warning About Synthetic Marijuana After Wave Of ER Cases

Synthetic marijuana has sent at least 15 people to city emergency rooms over the past few days, a Health Department official said.

07/27/2014

FILE -- A plane takes off at LaGuardia Airport. (Credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steve Israel: Feds Should Consider Missile-Protection Systems For Commercial Planes

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal authorities to study whether U.S. passenger jets should be equipped with devices that would protect them against missiles.

07/27/2014

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit Steve Sandberg)

Attorney: Justice Department Report Could Strengthen Civil Rights Suits Against Newark

Attorney David Kreizer has several lawsuits against the City of Newark, but admitted that civil rights cases can be tough.

07/26/2014

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