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A cross is carried across the Brooklyn Bridge as part of the 19th annual "Way of the Cross" procession marking Good Friday on April 18, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Christians Mark Good Friday With Services, ‘Way Of The Cross’ Procession In Brooklyn

Christians around the world and across the Tri-State area are marking Good Friday by commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

23 hours ago

Police at the scene following a robbery and shootout in Elizabeth, N.J. on Apr. 18, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

4 Suspects Held, 1 At Large Following Elizabeth Police Shootout

The incident took place at around 3:30 p.m., when officers received a description of a vehicle following a robbery, police told CBS 2.

23 hours ago

Gabriel Hurley lost his vision and sense of smell after getting into a wreck with a distracted driver. (Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Attorney General: More Than 3,000 Cited For Distracted Driving So Far In April

John Hoffman, the state’s acting acting general, said Monday that about 1.5 million crashes over the past decade have been caused by distracted drivers, resulting in 1,600 deaths.

04/14/2014

Divers search for two missing people in the Hudson River off Hoboken, N.J., on April 13, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Police Investigate Drowning Deaths Of Two Men In Hudson River Off Of Hoboken

The men were in their late teens or early 20s, officials said. Their identities have not been released.

04/13/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Getty Images)

Reports: Manhattan DA Investigating Christie Administration, Port Authority

The Manhattan district attorney is the latest law enforcement official wanting answers from the Chris Christie administration and its involvement in the Port Authority.

04/13/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand Drafts Bill To Allow College Grads To Refinance Federal Loans

Student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark nationwide, surpassing credit card and auto loan debt.

04/08/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Seeks Funds To Fight College Campus Sex Assaults

Gillibrand and Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri released a bipartisan letter Friday to the leadership of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, asking for money to investigate and enforce sexual assault laws at colleges and universities.

04/07/2014

Map shows NYC public schools without any certified arts teacher, according to NYC Department of Education, U.S. Census Bureau. (credit: Google Maps via NYC Comptroller's Office)

Report Finds State Of The Arts At NYC Public Schools Lacking In Lower Income Neighborhoods

Comptroller Scott Stringer’s analysis of Education Department data has found that 20 percent of New York City public schools lack any arts teachers including one out of seven middle and high schools.

04/07/2014

Volunteers plant beachgrass on Crescent Beach, Staten Island, on April 6, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Volunteers Plant Beachgrass To Help Replenish Staten Island Beach Slammed By Superstorm Sandy

About 90 residents and volunteers spent a calm, sunny Sunday doing their part to help in Staten Island’s recovery following Superstorm Sandy.

04/06/2014

Police tape blocks off the scene of a triple shooting in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, on April 6, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

3 Men Shot In East Flatbush

A police spokesman said a man has been taken into custody and his gun was retrieved.

04/06/2014

UPS workers, union leaders and the NYC public advocate rally on the steps of City Hall to protest UPS' efforts to fire 250 workers who walked off the job, April 3, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

NYC Public Advocate Warns UPS Of Possible Consequences For Announcing 250 Firings

The 250 workers based out of Maspeth, Queens staged a 90-minute protest in February over the firing of a long-time employee.

04/03/2014

Sydney Opera House lit up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day (file/credit: autismspeaks.org)

Thousands Of Landmarks To Go Blue For Annual World Autism Awareness Day

A recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 1 in every 45 children in New Jersey has autism spectrum disorder, the highest rate in the nation.

04/02/2014

Fabergé Big Egg Hunt (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Fabergé Big Egg Hunt Kicks Off In NYC

More than 250 Fabergé eggs — some created by famous artists and designers, including Jeff Koons and Carolina Herrera — are popping up all across the five boroughs.

04/01/2014

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in Harlem letting residents know the paid sick leave measure is now in effect,  April 1, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Half A Million New Yorkers Covered Under Extension Of Paid Sick Leave Law

Workers at businesses with five or more employees who are hired to work more than 80 hours a calendar year will now be able to accrue up to five paid sick days per year under the new provision.

04/01/2014

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, DC shows a page on the HealthCare.gov website indicating that the site is too busy for the amount of traffic. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Affordable Care Act Projected To Meet Enrollee Goal

The Obama administration says a new technical problem briefly prevented last-minute users from signing up on the government’s health insurance website.

03/31/2014

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