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Tommy Smalls, 26, is accused in the murder of two Bronx livery cab drivers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Make Fourth Arrest In Bronx Cab Driver Murders

Tommy Smalls, 29, and three other men are accused of fatally shooting two cab drivers in separate incidents and then stealing their cars.

08/16/2014

Police are looking for this man in connection with the robbery of a livery cab in Brooklyn on Nov. 15, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

Cops Hunt For Suspect In Brooklyn Livery Cab Robbery

When they arrived to East 79th Street and Farragut Road in Canarsie, the suspect placed an unknown object to the driver’s throat and forced him to hand over his wallet and leave the car.

11/18/2013

New apple green taxi that will work in The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island  and Upper Manhattan. (Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

N.Y. State Court Of Appeals Reinstates Bloomberg Outer Borough Taxi Plan

Under the plan the TLC will be able to issue 18,000 hail licenses over the next three years – 20 percent must be handicapped-accessible.

06/06/2013

NYC Taxi  (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Seeking To Block E-Hailing Apps

Livery cab owners sued, arguing that the virtual hail apps violate a law that prevents yellow cab drivers from setting up prearranged rides with passengers.

04/23/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks on Coney Island - Brooklyn, NY - Feb 28, 2012 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Judge Issues Restraining Order Blocking Bloomberg’s Expanded Taxi-Service Plan

The proposal called for the city to sell 18,000 of a new kind of permit that lets livery cabs pick up passengers who hail them in upper Manhattan and the four other boroughs.

06/02/2012

Brothel on wheels

Authorities Break Up Pennsylvania-To-New York City ‘Brothel On Wheels’

Six New York City livery cab drivers surrendered to authorities Monday morning. According to prosecutors, the cabbies “promoted” prostitution by escorting “Johns” and prostituted women all over the city.

04/23/2012

A packed house in Brooklyn for a hearing on proposed livery cab street hail service (credit: Rich Lamb/ WCBS 880)

Taxi Commission Approves Livery ‘Street Hail’ Plan

Now, 18,000 livery drivers will be able to buy permits allowing them to pick up fares in upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs.

04/19/2012

NYC Taxi  (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Yellow Cab Owners Sue Over New Passenger Plan For Livery Cabs

Owners of New York City’s signature yellow cabs sued Wednesday over plans to let livery cars pick up passengers on the street outside the heart of Manhattan, turning to a court on the eve of an expected vote to put the proposal in action.

04/18/2012

Lincoln Town Car in New York City (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Bill To Allow Livery Hails In Outer Boroughs Hits Wall In Albany

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says talks have failed to resolve legislation to allow livery cabs to legally pick up street hails in parts of New York City, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg is still hopeful that it will be resolved.

12/08/2011

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Opposes Making All Cabs Wheelchair Accessible

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing back against federal efforts to make more New York City taxis able to handle the needs of the handicapped.

10/20/2011

FILE - A New York City taxi (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Cabbies Rally Against Livery Cab Bill Outside Gov. Cuomo’s NYC Office

The drivers shouted “Fix the bill!” and hoisted signs that said “This bill kills jobs!” Working cabbies honked in solidarity as they cruised up Third Avenue.

10/04/2011

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Police Say They’ve Nabbed Suspected Livery Cab Bandit

The New York Police Department says Elias Gonzalez, 22, is one of two men suspected of allegedly robbing three livery cabs in the Bronx.

10/03/2011

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Police: Suspects Targeting Bronx Livery Cab Drivers

Police say the men assault drivers after hailing livery cabs on the street and demand money.

10/02/2011

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NYC Taxi Drivers Protest Crackdown On Livery Cabs

New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers head Fernando Mateo organized the Wednesday protest. He said it’s an unfair pressure tactic to get drivers to negotiate on a bill being considered in Albany.

06/22/2011

New York City taxis are parked on Washington Avenue outside the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. (credit: Mike Groll/AP)

Cabbies Rally Against Livery Drivers Picking Up Fares Outside Manhattan

The state Assembly has voted 110-28 to pass legislation to let livery drivers legally pick up passengers who hail them in the city’s four outer boroughs and northern Manhattan.

06/21/2011