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Geoffrey Mutai won the NYC Half-Marathon on March 16, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Half-Marathon Runners Help Charities Make Strides, Raise $2 Million

Twenty thousand runners had 20,000 different reasons for participate in Sunday’s New York City Half-Marathon.

03/16/2014

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Crews Nearly Finished Clearing Debris From Basements At East Harlem Explosion Site

Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said Saturday crews were nearly finished removing debris from the basements of both of the buildings.

03/15/2014

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

4 Corrections Officers Indicted In Beating Of Inmate, Alleged Coverup

A grand jury in the Bronx returned a 19-count indictment charging Michael Dorsainvil, Christopher Huggins, Mark Anglin, and Ronald Donnelley of falsifying business records and other charges.

03/07/2014

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

NYC Health Department Investigating Measles Outbreak

The health department said seven adults and nine children have been diagnosed to date and four people have been hospitalized.

03/07/2014

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: westchestergov.com)

Astorino Admits To Past Pot Use: ‘It’s Not Like I Was Cheech & Chong’

Astorino, 46, said he smoked pot when he was a college student, but noted he graduated nearly 25 years ago. He added he is against legalizing pot for recreational use.

03/07/2014

George Washington Bridge (file/credit: CBS 2)

Reports: Ex-Christie Allies Devised Toll Hike Plan In Bid To Boost Governors’ Images

Two Port Authority executives pointed by New Jersey Gov. Christie orchestrated a toll-hike plan 2011 that was later scaled back to bolster the images of New Jersey’s and New York’s governors, according to published reported.

03/02/2014

Charter Schools

De Blasio Playing Defense Over Decision To Scrap Plans For 3 Charter Schools

More than 90 charters from across the state, including the Success Academy Network of schools run by de Blasio rival Eva Moskowitz, said they will bring 2,500 parents and kids to Albany on Tuesday to seek help protecting charter schools.

02/28/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (file/credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bratton: Homicide Rate Down So Far In 2014 Compared To Last Year

Bratton said the department is on the right track when it comes to homicides. He attributes the drop to community cooperation and technology.

02/28/2014

Mouse (file/credit: Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

Survey: Cold Weather Months Force Rats, Mice Into Homes

One survey found nearly 3 in 10 homes in the U.S. have rodents. In the northeast, 35 percent of survey respondents reported a rodent infestation, the highest percentage in any geographic area.

02/28/2014

GWB Traffic (file/credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Previously Redacted Texts Made Public In GWB Lane Closure Probe

Newly unredacted documents clear up some of the minor mysteries in the political payback scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

02/27/2014

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, work crews based in St. Louis, Missouri trim trees entangled in power lines on Broadway on November 3, 2012 in Bethpage, New York. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rate Hikes Brewing For 1 Million JCP&L Customers To Help Cover Storm-Related Costs

Jersey Central Power & Light, New Jersey’s second-largest utility company, has been given tentative permission to raise customers’ bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power following the storms in 2011 and 2012.

02/27/2014

A makeshift memorial on the Lower East Side honors those killed during the Ukraine protests. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rabbi Voice Support, Seek Aid For Ukrainian Protesters

Black and white pictures of dozens of protesters who lost their lives were placed on the cement outside a Ukrainian cultural center Sunday, with flowers and candles holding them in place.

02/23/2014

A 30-year-old woman was found shot to death inside an apartment at the St. Nicholas Houses on Feb. 23, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Woman Found Shot To Death In Harlem Housing Complex

A 30-year-old woman was found shot to death inside an apartment at the St. Nichols Houses in Harlem early Sunday morning.

02/23/2014

Homes damaged in Ortley Beach, N.J., during superstorm Sandy (credit: Getty Images)

Report: Hard-Hit N.J. Communities Saw Little Of Superstorm Sandy Money

Millions of dollars in federal superstorm Sandy aid meant to rebuild New Jersey homes went to projects far away from the counties hardest hit by the storm.

02/16/2014

A man walks past a large pile of snow created by snowplows on Broadway near Lincoln Center. (Photo STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Winter Storm Blowing Into Tri-State Area

Forecasters say snow is expected to begin falling Wednesday night and slow the commute into work Thursday.

02/12/2014

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