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Law enforcement agencies participate in an active-shooter drill in Wayne, N.J., on Aug. 17, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

First Responders Hold Active-Shooter Drill At NJ School

The drill at Wayne Hills High School was designed to test officers in a double threat situation: two attackers, one with a gun and the other with a bomb.

08/17/2014

Amanda Gambacorto was killed in a crash at Wall Stadium Speedway on Aug. 16, 2014. (credit LinkedIn)

Woman Killed In Jersey Shore Auto Racing Clinic Identified

Amanda Gambacorto, of Middletown, was killed Saturday when the midget car she was driving hit a wall while she was taking part in a beginners race clinic.

08/17/2014

Coney Island Sand Sculpting Competition on Aug. 16, 2014 (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Coney Island’s Sand Sculpting Competition Raises Funds For Sandy Victims

The 24th annual Sand Sculpting Competition raised money for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

08/16/2014

Margo Pellegrino (Credit: Blue Frontier Campaign)

Mother Embarks On Canoe Trip To Raise Awareness For NJ’s Waterway System

Margo Pellegrino has traded her car for an outrigger canoe for a nine-day trip that takes her down the Delaware River and up the coast.

08/16/2014

(credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Residents Concerned With Uptick In Gun Violence As Stop And Frisks All But Disappear

Police in East New York and Brownsville have basically done away with stop and frisks in the first half of 2014.

08/16/2014

Demonstrators gather in Times Square to protest the death of Michael Brown, 18, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. (Credit: Marta Zielinska/CBSNewYork.com)

Demonstrators March To Times Square To Protest Michael Brown’s Death In Missouri

A protest march was under way in Midtown Thursday evening on behalf Michael Brown, the man who was shot and killed by police in suburban St. Louis.

08/14/2014

Brian Farmer (credit: Handout)

New Jersey Man Charged With Killing His Cousin, Her 10-Year-Old Foster Daughter In Long Branch

A New Jersey man is accused of strangling his cousin and her 10-year-old foster daughter after he was caught taking pornographic photographs of the young girl, authorities said.

08/14/2014

A crash on the New York State Thruway in Rockland County on Aug. 12, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Killed After Driving Wrong Way On New York State Thruway

Richard Christopher, 32, of Suffern, was behind the wheel of a pickup truck when he drove the wrong way and crashed into a car driven by James DeVito, police said.

08/12/2014

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a press conference pitching the borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) outside Barclays Center on August 11, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Schumer, Others Welcome Democrats In Bid To Bring 2016 Convention To Brooklyn

A delegation from the city is hosting members of the Democratic National Committee in an effort to bring the 2016 convention to Brooklyn.

08/11/2014

U.S. Conference of Mayors at Gracie Mansion on Aug. 11, 2014 (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Mayors From 30 US Cities Join De Blasio In Vow To Fight Income Inequality

Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted colleagues from other cities at Gracie Mansion as they promised to push for higher wages, expanded pre-kindergarten programs and increased Internet access for poor neighborhoods.

08/11/2014

A three-alarm fire in Yonkers on Aug. 9, 2014, displaced nearly three dozen people. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Report: 12-Year-Old Boy Charged With Starting Yonkers Fire That Displaced 35

The three-alarm blaze began around 10:15 p.m. Saturday at 191 Saratoga Avenue, a resident said.

08/10/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (Credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Backs US Airstrikes In Iraq, But Not Use Of Troops

Sen. Charles Schumer endorsed the U.S. airstrikes in Iraq on Sunday, but the New York Democrat said he is against sending troops there.

08/10/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs law lowering New York City's speed limit (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Lowering NYC Speed Limit To 25 MPH

A city website said about 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in car accidents.

08/09/2014

Mothers and advocates gather to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a law protecting a woman's right to breastfeed anywhere on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (Credit: WCBS 880/Monica Miller)

Mothers, Advocates Gather To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Breastfeeding Law

Mothers and breastfeeding advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall Friday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a state law protecting a woman’s right to breastfeed anywhere.

08/08/2014

Two double-decker buses collided in Times Square on Aug. 5, 2014. (credit: FDNY)

NYC Councilman Drafting Bill To Ban Tour Bus Drivers With Multiple Infractions

The crash that injured more than a dozen people in Times Square has officials taking a closer look at how tour buses operate in the city, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.

08/08/2014

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