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

President Obama Signs Law On Donations To Slain NYPD Officers’ Families

The new legislation extends the deadline to April 15 — the same deadline for Americans to file their personal income taxes.


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Warning To North Hills Homeowners: Clean Up After Your Pets, Or Else

A new proposed law in North Hills, Long Island is designed to make sure homeowners clean up after Fido and Fifi.


Yelp Lawsuit Threat

Man Threatened With Defamation Lawsuit Over Negative Yelp Review

Many people use Yelp to find out about a business before they give them their business, but one Midtown business owner threatened to sue over some bad reviews.


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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.


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New Yorkers Weigh In On Pennsylvania Law Banning Touching Pregnant Bellies

It happens to pregnant women all the time – well-meaning people reach out to rub their bellies. But not far away in Pennsylvania, it’s actually illegal.


Makeshift memorial for Marist College fire victims (credit: CBS 2)

Law Named For Marist Victim Requires New York Colleges To Disclose Fire Safety Information

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law last week, saying it goes beyond the current requirement for colleges to publish fire safety information in annual reports to the federal government.


Lawmakers in Albany are working on a way to crack down on careless drivers, perhaps giving police officers an easier road to making arrests. (Photo: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Investigation: Careless Drivers Get Away With Mayhem Despite New Laws

Thousands of pedestrians and cyclists are killed or injured by automobiles in New York City each and every year, but drivers rarely if ever face serious consequences.


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Pre-Marital Planning For Newly Engaged Couples

Vikki Ziegler, family law attorney and author of The Pre-Marital Planner, joined The Couch to talk about what couples should be doing before starting their life together.


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Lawmakers Demand Penalties For Those Who Give Guns To Criminals

It turned out it was a neighbor who bought the guns a convicted felon used to kill two firefighters near Rochester on Christmas Eve, and now some state lawmakers want a way to jail people who knowingly give guns to criminals.



Watchdog Groups Concerned Over Donations From PACs In N.J.

Critics say political action committees are skirting New Jersey’s various pay-to-play laws.


Anti-bullying advocate Corey Bernstein (credit: CBS 2)

Advocates Scramble After Council Rules NJ Anti-Bullying Law Unconstitutional

In the Garden State, the Council on Local Madates ruled the law unconstitutional because it requires schools to spend money without providing funding.


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Report: Gov. Christie Orders Review Of State Purchasing Laws, Public Contracting

The move comes after a recent published report showed one in five multimillion dollar purchases made by governments in New Jersey broke the law.


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New Year Brings New Laws To New York

In New York, drivers will have to move over for more than just police and rescue vehicles.


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Judge Blocks Law For Disclosure At Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The law would have required such centers to detail whether they provided abortions or emergency contraception, and whether they had a licensed medical provider on-site. The law was to go into effect on Thursday.


State Sen. Loretta Weinberg talks with then-Governor Jon Corzine (credit: AP Photo)

Lawmakers Push Bill To Remove Sexism From NJ Laws

State Sens. Loretta Weinberg, a Democrat, and Jennifer Beck, a Republican, were sponsoring the measure.