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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and other officials discuss on Dec. 1, 2014, a spate of shootings over the Thanksgiving weekend. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Mayor Ras Baraka Says Newark In ‘State Of Emergency’ After Bloody Weekend

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka says his administration will take an aggressive approach to policing high-crime areas.

12/01/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference Nov. 30, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants Improved Security For Smart TVs, Baby Monitors

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the manufacturers of smart televisions and other devices connected to the Internet to help protect consumers from hackers.

11/30/2014

Crews tear down a building on Elizabeth Avenue and Morrell Street following a four-alarm fire in Elizabeth, N.J. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Elizabeth, NJ, Fire Displaces About 40 People; Building Demolished

Firefighters worked overnight in smothering smoke at Elizabeth Avenue and Morrell Street battling a blaze that tore though the three-story building, gutting apartments on the upper levels and businesses below.

11/30/2014

The Grey Dog restaurant on Mulberry Street (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Residents Shop Local For Small Business Saturday

Jim Wittmann said a special day dedicated to shopping and eating local, independent businesses can bring in new customers.

11/29/2014

FILE -- A woman donates blood at the New York Blood Center (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Blood Banks In Need Of Donations This Holiday Season

Andrea Cefarelli, executive director of donor recruitment with the New York Blood Center, said people donate less blood around this time of year.

11/29/2014

Daughter of victim, Dionel Ramirez, holds picture of her father. (credit: Darius Radzius/1010 WINS)

Police Still Searching For Suspect Who Struck, Killed LI Man With Stolen Car

The incident happened when Dionel Ramirez, 69, of North Amityville stopped at a 7-Eleven on Pine Aire Drive in North Bay Shore around 5:45 a.m.

11/29/2014

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Connecticut Senator Seeks Probe Of Outlet Pricing

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he’s asking the Federal Trade Commission to review the pricing practices of outlet stores.

11/28/2014

Union leader Randi Weingarten at a Walmart protest in North Bergen, N.J. on Nov. 28, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Walmart Workers Demand Higher Wages, More Full-Time Positions

Protesters outside a Walmart in North Bergen are taking part in a national movement from Los Angeles to Washington.

11/28/2014

Shoppers filter in as the White Plains Kmart opens on Nov. 27, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Shoppers Take Advantage As More Stores Open On Thanksgiving Day

More retailers opened their doors Thanksgiving Day to offer early holiday shopping deals.

11/27/2014

This jacket was left behind by a suspect in 11 burglaries of churches in southern Brooklyn, police say. (Credit: NYPD)

NYPD Looking For Suspect In Brooklyn Church Thefts

The targets in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Sunset Park included Our Lady of Angels, The Catholic Brothers Institute Residence and The Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, police said.

11/27/2014

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his wife, Judith, speak Nov. 27, 2014, at a breakfast honoring the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Thanksgiving Breakfast Honors Families Of Fallen First Responders

The families of New York-area first responders killed in the line of duty were honored at a Thanksgiving breakfast.

11/27/2014

Protesters march through the streets of New York after learning at police officer Darren Wilson, of the Ferguson, MO police department, who fatally shot teenager Michael Brown on August 9, would not be indicted by a grand jury on November 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Protesters Take Over FDR, West Side Highway Night After Ferguson Decision

The website of the National Action Network is calling for noontime rallies around the country, including in New York City and in New Jersey in Newark, Atlantic City, Paterson and Camden.

11/25/2014

(Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Overnight Livery Cab Service Scaled Back After Spike In Attacks Against Drivers

It will be harder to catch a livery cab overnight as service scales back due to a spike in attacks against drivers.

11/25/2014

Police investigate the shooting of a 9-month-old baby at an apartment complex on Sutter Avenue. (credit: CBS2)

Parents Charged After Brooklyn Baby Struck By Bullet

The father, Pedro Rosales, 47, was behind bars at the 75th precinct station Sunday morning in connection with the shooting. The mother, Jessica Aguilar, 24, is also facing charges for failing to supervise.

11/23/2014

Firefighters participate in an evacuation drill at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

First Responders Run Evacuation Drill At 9/11 Museum

About 250 members of the FDNY, NYPD and Port Authority participated in a simulated evacuation of the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

11/23/2014

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