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Someone smokes a cigarette in the pedestrian plaza located in Times Square. (Credit: Getty Images)

Health Department Data Show Spike In Number Of Smokers In New York City

In an effort to combat the rise in smoking, city officials are launching a new anti-smoking ad campaign called “Imagine for Life.”

11 hours ago

Garbage piled up at Next To Home Child Care on Flatbush Avenue. (credit: Handout/Department of Investigation)

Probe Finds Fraud, Safety Violations At 9 NYC Day Care Centers

The operators of nine day care centers in Brooklyn and Staten Island are accused of stealing from city taxpayers and putting children at risk, authorities said.

09/12/2014

Homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy sit amongst sand washed ashore on October 31, 2012 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

FEMA Asking For $5.8M In Sandy Aid Repayment

After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane’s victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share.

09/11/2014

A remembrance ceremony is held at the Firemen's Memorial at 100th Street and Riverside Drive on Sept. 11, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC Firefighters Mark 9/11 Anniversary At Firemen’s Monument

The names of 343 firefighters were read and, in the FDNY tradition, a bell rung after each.

09/11/2014

Andrew Soulas, a Fordham University junior, is one of the beneficiaries of the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund. (credit: CBS 2)

9/11 Fund Hands Out $100M In Scholarships

A scholarship fund set up for families of 9/11 victims said Wednesday it recently surpassed $100 million in awards handed out since the terrorist attacks.

09/10/2014

Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan and state Senator Diane Savino announce plan to combat domestic violence. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Staten Island Lawmakers Announce Abuser-Focused Initiative To Combat Domestic Violence

Staten Island lawmakers are supporting a new initiative that focuses on domestic violence offenders– not the victims.

09/10/2014

The 9/11 Memorial plaza - New York, NY - Sep 12, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Port Authority, Developer Tout Progress To World Trade Center

One thing the families of 9/11 victims may notice as they gather at the memorial this year is fewer construction fences, marking another year of progress.

09/09/2014

Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife, Janay, at the Ravens training center on May 23, 2014. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Expert: Janay Rice’s Defense Of Husband Isn’t Uncommon Among Domestic Abuse Victims

Laura Plotkin, director at the Center for Safety and Change in Rockland County, says Janay Rice’s actions of defending her husband are not uncommon among victims of domestic abuse.

09/09/2014

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice played at New Rochelle High School and Rutgers University. (credit: Getty Images)

Ravens React To Damning Video By Cutting Running Back Ray Rice

Many believed it was a matter of when — not if — someone would leak additional footage of the Ray Rice elevator incident. They were right. And now it has cost the star running back his job.

09/08/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials call for the renewal of the Zadroga Act on Sept. 8, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Local Leaders Urging Reauthorization Of Zadroga Act

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Jerrold Nadler and Rep. Peter King joined Mayor Bill de Blasio in lower Manhattan to call for the reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.

09/08/2014

Comedian Joan Rivers speaks to reporters at the awards ceremony for the 11th Annual Mark Twain Prize on November 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Joan Rivers’ Funeral Set For Sunday In Manhattan

Funeral services have been set for comic legend Joan Rivers as the New York City Medical Examiner said Friday that further tests are needed to pinpoint the cause of her death.

09/05/2014

About a dozen protesters sat down in the middle of the intersection at Eighth Avenue and West 56th Street around noon Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Police Handcuff Some Protesters As Fast-Food Workers Rally For Higher Pay

At least three people wearing McDonald’s uniforms were hauled away by police officers after standing in the middle of a busy street near Times Square Thursday morning.

09/04/2014

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NYC Parents Fuming Over Cost Of School Supplies

As students across New York City return to school, some parents are fuming over the cost of the supplies they’ve been asked to bring.

09/04/2014

LaGuardia Airport. (MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Planes Report Bird Strikes At LaGuardia Airport

Three planes were struck by birds while approaching LaGuardia International Airport Wednesday morning, the Port Authority said.

09/03/2014

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Late Summer Scorcher Hits Tri-State Area

The calendar may say September, but the weather is behaving like the hottest part of summer.

09/02/2014

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