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A runner dons a 'Boston Strong' shirt while waving an American flag. (credit: Monica Miller)

The Top 13 News Stories Of 2013

We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.

12/31/2013

The 56-foot boat ran aground near The Pier Shops at Caesars shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday. (credit: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cynthia Oldham)

Fishing Boat Lands On Atlantic City Beach After Captain Reportedly Falls Asleep

The 56-foot Jessica Heather hit the shore shortly near The Pier Shops at Caesars, and was found around 2 a.m., the Coast Guard said.

08/19/2013

Josh Charles at the 62nd Annual Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game (credit: ManhattanSociety.com 2010 by Christopher London)

Celebrity Softball Game Brings Tradition, Nostalgia To The Hamptons

It’s not often you find a turnip and a grapefruit playing integral roles in a competitive softball game, but it’s part of the fun and tradition in East Hampton where the Artists and Writers game is celebrating 65 years of play.

08/14/2013

Seton Hill Women's Lacrosse coach Kristina Quigley was killed when the team's bus collided with a tree near the Pennsylvania Turnpike.(Credit CBS 2)

Investigation Underway In Fatal Crash Involving Seton Hill Women’s Lacrosse Team

A bus carrying Seton Hill’s women’s lacrosse team to a game went off the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday and crashed into a tree, killing the driver and one passenger.

03/16/2013

11.20 Melissa Francis

Child Star Tells All In Chilling New Memoir About Life With A ‘Stage Mom’

In her new book, Diary of s Stage Mother’s Daughter, Francis gives readers some insight in to the family drama she dealt with at a very young age.

11/20/2012

New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg (Photos by Chip Somodevilla and Kris Connor/Getty Images)

New Jersey Senators Urging NHL Lockout To Be Resolved

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg sent letters to the NHL and NHLPA urging the sides to end the lockout.

10/01/2012

Andrea Bocelli (credit: Michelly Rall/Getty Images)

Andrea Bocelli To Perform Free Concert In Central Park Thursday Evening

Famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform a free concert with the New York Philharmonic at Central Park Thursday evening, in what he’s calling a “gift” to New York City.

09/15/2011

(credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

The 11 Best Museum Exhibits In NYC This Summer

As a New Yorker, you already know the city is home to some of the most prestigious museums in the world. Here are our top 11 picks for the best exhibits happening in and throughout NYC this summer.

CBS New York–07/06/2011

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Sits Courtside After Rikers Release

Lil Wayne caught the unbeaten New Orleans Hornets edge the Miami Heat 96-93 Friday night, a day after his release from a New York City jail.

11/06/2010

The house from "The Amityville Horror" at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, NY - Mar 31, 2005 - Photo: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images

Moving Sale At ‘Amityville Horror’ House

You could get a piece of the famous home at 108 Ocean Avenue. Well, sort of.

08/20/2010

In Connecticut, an abused dog named Ginger's burn marks clearly can be seen - Photo: Rick George

L.I. Lawmaker Proposes Animal Abuser Registry

Aside from being put on a list for everyone to see, convicted animal abusers would also pay an annual fee of $50 to maintain the registry so taxpayers wouldn’t have to fund it.

08/19/2010

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Destination: New Jersey – August 16, 2010

Did you hear (or miss) this week’s report from WCBS 880’s Sean Adams about brewing beer in Freehold?

WCBS 880–08/16/2010

A boat found covered with blood is pictured. (Photo/Mona Rivera)

Sources: Suicide Note, Bloody Boat Found Off L.I.

A boat covered with blood was found last night floating on the water off Long Island. Police said the 70-year-old owner of the boat, named the Caramar, had committed suicide.

08/13/2010

“Slaterisms”

Did you hear WCBS 880’s Pat Farnack speak with Ben Zimmer about “Slaterisms” that have come from incident involving JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater?

WCBS 880–08/13/2010

A stand-up paddleboarder is seen on the Hudson River off the West Side - New York, NY - May 29, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Manhattan Waters To Fill Up With Paddleboarders

Over 150 stand-up paddle boarders will circle Manhattan Friday to raise money for eight autism charities.

08/13/2010

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