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Nets big man Mason Plumlee takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (credit: Instagram/masonplumlee)

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sweeps Internet, But Where Did It Originate?

The challenge got its start among golfers as a way to support pet charities.

08/21/2014

Ramarley Graham's parents, Constance Malcom and Franclot Graham, call for a federal investigation in their son's death Aug. 20, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Family Demands Answers From DOJ About Ramarley Graham’s Death

The Justice Department has been reviewing the case for the last year.

08/20/2014

Melisa Mendez (credit: Facebook)

CBS 2: Victim Killed In Hamilton Heights Fire Identified As 15-Year-Old Girl

The person killed in a three-alarm fire in a Hamilton Heights apartment building has been identified as a 15-year-old girl.

08/19/2014

New York Democratic candidate for governor Zephyr Teachout is questioned in court on Aug. 7, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Court Hears Appeal As Cuomo Supporters Seek To Knock Democratic Challenger Zephyr Teachout Off Ballot

In court papers, they allege that Teachout is ineligible to run against Cuomo because she doesn’t meet a five-year residency requirement.

08/19/2014

Members of the USA men's basketball team participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 15, 2014, in Chicago. (credit: Getty Images)

Yonkers Native Spurs Ice Bucket Challenge Phenomenon

The social media phenomenon began with Yonkers native Pat Quinn, who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, last year.

08/18/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out in a building at 136th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Monday, Aug. 18. (Credit: CBS 2)

1 Dead In Hamilton Heights Apartment Building Fire

An extra-alarm fire broke out late Monday afternoon in an apartment building in Hamilton Heights.

08/18/2014

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Mother Aims To Open Up Dialogue About Mental Health After Losing Daughter

Robin Williams’ tragic suicide and the circumstances surrounding it are all too familiar for one Long Island mother who lost her daughter several years ago.

08/16/2014

Gizmo, the cat that survived a 12-story plunge at a Manhattan apartment building. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Cat Survives 12-Story Plunge At Manhattan Apartment Building

Owner Samuel Jacobs said he panicked when he returned to his East 32nd Street townhouse Tuesday and couldn’t find his 6-year-old cat Gizmo.

08/15/2014

Students and faculty want to stop Cooper Union from charging undergraduate tuition for the first time in over a century. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Judge Asked To Stop Cooper Union’s Tuition Plan

Lawyers for the students and professors were facing off against attorneys for Cooper Union’s trustees at a hearing as the school prepares to start collecting tuition for this fall’s term. Bills already have been sent.

08/15/2014

Cars stranded on the Northern State Parkway in Jericho on August 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Storm Of Historic Proportions’ Dumps 13 Inches Of Rain In Some Spots Of LI

A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.

08/13/2014

Robin Williams attends The Comedy Awards 2012 at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Sheriff’s Official: Actor Robin Williams Hanged Himself

Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

08/12/2014

Subway performers protest outside City Hall after spike in arrests. (Credit: WCBS 880/Marla Diamond)

Outcry From Subway Performers After Spike In Arrests

The spike in arrests of subway dancers has performers fighting back, speaking on the steps of City Hall Tuesday.

08/12/2014

Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey takes part in a Q&A following the New York premiere of the HBO documentary "Fall to Grace" on March 21, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

10 Years After Resigning, Jim McGreevey Doesn’t View Himself As A Gay Trailblazer

The struggle for gay rights and acceptance has moved leaps and bounds since that speech, but McGreevey said he doesn’t see himself as a trailblazer.

08/12/2014

Actor Robin Williams speaks onstage during "The Crazy Ones" panel discussion at the CBS, Showtime and The CW portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Robin Williams Found Dead In Calif. Home In Suspected Suicide

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday in his northern California home, in what was suspected to be a suicide.

08/11/2014

New York Democratic candidate for governor Zephyr Teachout is questioned in court on Aug. 7, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Judge Rules Cuomo’s Challenger, Zephyr Teachout, May Stay On Ballot

A judge in Brooklyn has ruled that liberal law professor Zephyr Teachout is eligible to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in next month’s Democratic primary, dismissing an attempt by Cuomo supporters to kick her off the ballot.

08/11/2014

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