Marla Diamond

Cracker Jack float debuting at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Local Elementary School Students Get First Look At New Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats

The new floats include Cracker Jack, Dora and Friends, GoldieBlox, and Pirate Booty’s Treasure Hunt.

11/18/2014

Subway riders stand on a number 4 train passing through Grand Central station March 25, 2009 in New York City.  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority that controls the subway system passed a proposed overall fare hike to help close a $1.2-billion budget gap. The hike will raise fares to $2.50, from $2.00, for a single ride and $103, from $81, for a 30 day MetroCard.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

MTA Announces Plan To Hike Fares, Tolls 4 Percent Over 2 Years

The proposed hikes, announced Monday, would take effect next March.

11/17/2014

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Empire State Building Goes Purple To Raise Awareness About Premature Births

The Empire State Building was being lit in purple Monday night to raise awareness about the leading killer of children under the age of 5: prematurity.

11/17/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (Credit: Getty Images)

ASPCA Lauds Bratton For NYPD Efforts Against Animal Cruelty

An increased effort by the NYPD to stop animal cruelty has earned the department high praise from the nation’s leading animal rights group.

11/15/2014

One of two workers is seen being pulled to safety after being trapped on scaffolding at One World Trade Center on Nov. 12, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

One WTC Window Washers Discuss Harrowing Rescue, Thank God, First Responders

For the first time together, Juan Lizama and Juan Lopez discussed their harrowing rescue from One World Trade Center.

11/14/2014

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics on Feb. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Council Bills Take Aim At Police Chokeholds, Stop-And-Frisk

A pair of bills introduced in the City Council on Thursday target the way police patrol New York City’s streets.

11/13/2014

Police lights (credit: ClipArt.com)

Authorities: NJ School Bomb Threats May Be Related

Authorities were sweeping high schools in Garfield, Hackensack, Englewood and Fort Lee on Wednesday, as well as three school buildings in Leonia.

11/12/2014

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NYC Nurses Rally To Call On President Obama To Set National Standard For Treating Ebola Patients

Nurses will rally in Lower Manhattan Wednesday evening, calling on President Obama to set a national standard for treating Ebola patients.

11/12/2014

Actress Mariska Hargitay, a sexual assault survivors advocate, speaks at a news conference announcing funding for rape kit processing on Nov. 12, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance’s Office To Fund Rape Kit Testing Nationally

Experts estimate hundreds of thousands of rape kits — swabs and specimens gathered during exams victims undergo after attacks — remain to be tested for genetic evidence that could identify, or eliminate, a suspect.

11/12/2014

Benjamin Seitz  (family photo)

Connecticut Man Charged In Death Of 15-Month-Old Son In Hot Car

Homicide charges were filed against a Connecticut father Tuesday, after his 15-month-old son died in a hot car this past summer.

11/11/2014

Dr. Craig Spencer, New York City's first Ebola patient, speaks to reporters as he is released from Bellevue Hospital on Nov. 11, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Dr. Craig Spencer, NYC Ebola Patient, Released From Bellevue Hospital

Declaring “New York City is Ebola free,” Mayor Bill de Blasio hugged Dr. Craig Spencer after he walked out of Bellevue Hospital Tuesday as medical team members cheered and applauded.

11/11/2014

The football field at Sayreville High School in Sayreville, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sayreville High School Football Players Won’t Be Charged As Adults In Hazing Scandal

The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office has decided not to try seven Sayreville high school football players accused of sexual assault as adults.

11/10/2014

New 25 mph speed limit signs are seen at the Department of Transportation garage in Maspeth, Queens on Nov. 6, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

New 25 MPH NYC Speed Limit Takes Effect Friday

The new default speed limit, which goes into effect Friday, will apply to all streets where no other limit is posted.

11/06/2014

A surveillance image of a suspect who struck and critically injured an NYPD officer with a hatchet. He was shot and killed by police. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police From All Over Gather In NYC To Formulate Plan To Stop ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorists

A frightening string of “lone wolf” terror attacks was the topic at NYPD headquarters on Thursday as a security summit was held to discuss how the war on ISIS might be felt here in the homeland.

11/06/2014

Dan Malloy

Foley Concedes Defeat, Malloy Declares Victory In Conn. Race For Governor

Republican Tom Foley on Wednesday conceded defeat to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in Connecticut governor’s race, a bruising and expensive rematch of the 2010 contest.

11/05/2014

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