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Marcell Dockery being led by police on Monday, April 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Teen Charged In Coney Island Fire Ordered Held Without Bail

Marcell Dockery, 16, was arrested Monday after police said he confessed to setting a fire Sunday on the 13th floor of a residential high-rise on Surf Avenue.

04/08/2014

A security personnel surveys the damage to the hull of a commuter ferry after it slammed into Pier 11 in lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

NTSB: Captain’s Error Led To 2013 Seastreak Ferry Crash

A captain’s error led to a ferry crash that injured 80 people last year in Lower Manhattan, according to findings released by National Transportation Safety Board investigators on Tuesday.

04/08/2014

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota debate on Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Gloves Come Off: Lhota, de Blasio Trade Heated Jabs, Raise Voices In Second Debate

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota took jabs, raised their voices and frequently talked over each other at their second debate Tuesday, with de Blasio repeatedly accusing Lhota of “fearmongering,” and Lhota accusing de Blasio of failing to keep promises and being soft on crime.

10/22/2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / credit: Westchester County)

Westchester County Executive Debate Gets Chippy

Westchester County executive candidates Rob Astorino and Noam Bramson got confrontational in their debate Wednesday night.

10/16/2013

NYC mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Fiscal Issues Front And Center In First De Blasio-Lhota Debate

Mayoral hoepfuls Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota spent much of their first debate discussing the city’s fiscal issues — income equality, affordable housing, tax subsidies and rent for charter schools.

10/15/2013

Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at an endorsement in Times Square by Local 802, which represents musicians playing in Broadway musicals, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and other musical ensembles on August 12, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: De Blasio Takes 23-Point Lead, Could Avoid Runoff

Bill de Blasio’s poll numbers are close to the magic 40% that would allow him to clinch the nomination outright. If no candidate crosses that threshold though, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff on October 1st.

09/03/2013

Republican Mayoral Debate Big DL

Republican Mayoral Candidates Get Into The Issues During Debate

The three Republican candidates for mayor fielded an assortment of questions Wednesday night, on issues ranging from stop-and-frisk and public housing to the city’s free condom program.

08/28/2013

George Capsis, state Sen. Brad Hoylman (CBS 2)

Newspaper Publisher Slaps 2 People At Christine Quinn Event

The man said he was upset that St. Vincent’s Hospital closed, making it more difficult for him to visit his sick wife in her final days.

08/19/2013

CBS 2's John Elliot with Team Cupcake at the Valerie Fund 5k. (Credit CBS 2)

Annual Valerie Fund 5K Kicks Off In Verona

The Valerie Fund has been in operation for 36 years and helps more than 4,000 children with cancer and blood disorders each year.

06/15/2013

Diane Duan (credit: Valerie Fund)

Young Cancer Patients Express Gratitude Towards Valerie Fund

WCBS 880 has partnered with the Valerie Fund to support this Saturday’s Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy Run, which will be held in Verona Park in Verona, New Jersey.

06/13/2013

Lashikeerah Walker and friends (credit: Valerie Fund)

Valerie Fund Holds Camp Happy Times For Young Cancer Patients

Among the Valerie Fund’s programs is Camp Happy Times, a summer camp for current and former patients to get away and spend time with other survivors. 23-year-old cancer survivor Lashikeerah Walker spoke with Metaxas about the camp.

06/12/2013

Katie's Krew (credit: Valerie Fund)

Parents Of Young Cancer Patients Find Patience At The Valerie Fund

There are no age limits on the children the Valerie Fund will treat. Even the littlest of children can get cancer. Katie Mulcahy was only 14-months-old.

06/11/2013

WCBS 880's John Metaxas with 4-year-old cancer survivor William DeGregorio

Families Of Young Cancer Patients Find Invaluable Support With The Valerie Fund

This Saturday morning, WCBS 880 will be part of the Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy Run in Verona. The annual event is a fundraiser for the organization which supports the comprehensive health care needs of children with cancer and blood disorders.

06/10/2013

Rye Playland is seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Westchester County Legislator Says Not So Fast On Playland Deal

There is a tentative deal in place to keep Rye Playland going for the next ten years, but not everyone is on board.

04/05/2013

Empire State Building participates in Light it up Blue campaign for Autism Speaks (file/credit: lightitupblue.org

Empire State Building Among Global Landmarks Going Blue For Autism Awareness

The Centers for Disease Control estimates one in 88 people are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

04/02/2013

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