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From left: Attorney Scott Rynecki,  6-year-old Taniya Jules and her mother Latoya Gore. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Mom: My 1st Grader Was Attacked By 8th Graders At Queens School For Refusing To Join Fight Club

A New York City mother claims a group of eighth graders assaulted her 6-year-old daughter, Taniya Jules, when she refused to join their public school fight club.

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A video produced the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council compares the treatment of Orthodox Jews in Rockland County to Nazi Germany. (credit: Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council)

Video By Orthodox Jewish Group Compares Rockland County To Nazi Germany

The narrator says in the video that the Orthodox Jewish community in Rockland “lives under constant fear, facing harassment and intimidation.”

03/26/2015

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe speaks at a news conference announcing that 29 people have been charged in an alleged drug-trafficking ring. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

29 Charged In Alleged Rockland County Drug Trafficking Ring

The group and its associates conspired to distribute more than 50,000 oxycodone pills, valued at more than $1 million, authorities said.

03/25/2015

DEVELOPING-STORY

Teen Boy Struck By Car On Upper West Side

The incident happened at around 2:45 p.m. at 77th Street and Columbus Avenue.

03/24/2015

The Home Depot donated hundreds of smoke detectors after a Brooklyn fire killed seven children March 21, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Dov Hikind, Home Depot Team Up To Distribute Smoke Detectors After Brooklyn Fire That Killed 7

Hikind, D-Brooklyn, said every home should have the detectors, especially in his community because observant Jews will not stop using hot plates and slow cookers on the Sabbath.

03/24/2015

Gabriel Sassoon eulogizes his children during their funeral in Israel on Mar. 23, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Bodies Of 7 Children Killed In Brooklyn House Fire Buried In Israel

Seven Jewish siblings who were killed in a devastating house fire in Brooklyn over the weekend were laid to rest in Jerusalem on Monday at an emotional ceremony attended by several thousand mourners.

03/23/2015

FILE -- Straphangers ride the No. 6 train. (credit: Getty Images)

Commuters Face Higher Prices After MTA Fare Hikes On Subways, Buses, Rails & Tolls

Fare increases kicked in Sunday as part of a series of increases in recent years built into the cash-strapped MTA’s budget.

03/23/2015

A MetroCard machine at Grand Central. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

MTA Fare And Toll Hikes Go Into Effect Sunday

The MTA said the hikes are needed to balance the budget against rising operating costs, pointing out they’ve cut $1 billion in spending.

03/20/2015

New York Public Library

NYC Library Officials Call For Repairs To Dilapidated Conditions

The city’s libraries are in shambles and many people want more done.

03/20/2015

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch speaks after U.S. President Barack Obama introduced her as his nominee to replace Eric Holder during a ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House November 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Giuliani, NYC Leaders Push Congress To Confirm Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Several current and former New York City leaders pushed Congress Friday to confirm U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as attorney general.

03/20/2015

Screen capture of the "YoTrain" smartphone app.

MTA Awards Latest Winners Of App Development Competition

Forty-three teams from 10 countries entered the App Quest 3.0 competition. Eight were awarded prize money ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.

03/19/2015

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Stop Work Order Issued After Woman Is Killed By Falling Debris In Greenwich Village

The incident took place at around 6 p.m. Tuesday at West 12th Street near Seventh Avenue.

03/18/2015

One World Trade Center (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

City Planning Commission Approves Plan For Evacuation Elevators In High-Rise Buildings

A unanimous vote on Wednesday by the City Planning Commission has paved the way for high-rise office buildings to add evacuation elevators.

03/18/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address for fiscal year 2016 to the Legislature on Feb. 24, 2015, in Trenton, N.J. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie: Overhaul Of Pension System Would Fix Sins Of Past Administrations

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at a town hall meeting Tuesday that he is working to fix the sins of past administrations by pushing for an overhaul of the state’s pension and health benefit system for public workers.

03/17/2015

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney calls for the Port Authority to sell real estate holdings March 17, 2015, at Newark's Penn Station. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NJ Democrats To Port Authority: Sell Real Estate Holdings To Pay For Hudson Rail Tunnel

Sweeney joined with other Democrats and transportation and business leaders Tuesday at Newark’s Penn Station to stress the critical importance of a new rail tunnel.

03/17/2015

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