Paul Murnane

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo speaks at The Robin Hood Foundation's 2014 Benefit at the Jacob Javitz Center on May 12, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Seeks Opinion On Tenure, Caps On Charter Schools

Gov. Cuomo is stepping up his war of words with the teachers’ union.

12/19/2014

Joanne Chesimard was convicted of the 1973 killing of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster. (credit: FBI)

NJ Police Seek Return Of Joanne Chesimard, Fugitive Cop Killer In Cuba

She escaped in 1979 and eventually ended up in Cuba, where she was granted asylum by Fidel Castro and has been living under the name Assata Shakur.

12/18/2014

FILE -- A gamblers plays a slot machine at Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn.  (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Panel Recommends Casinos For Sullivan, Schenectady And Seneca Counties

Three upstate counties have been selected as sites for casinos in New York, bringing an end to a fierce competition among 16 developers and job-hungry communities.

12/17/2014

MTA logo (credit: Getty Images)

Advocates Push For Affordable Housing At Harrison MTA Development

Alec Roberts with Community Housing Innovations said 20 percent of the apartments should be set aside as affordable homes.

12/17/2014

FILE - People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Report: 25 Percent Of All Subway Trains Are At Least 5 Minutes Late

If you feel like you are always waiting way too long for the subway, you are not wrong.

12/15/2014

FILE -- The New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Report: Charges Against Gov. Christie’s Associates Could Be Possible In Bridgegate Case

People close to the Bridgegate case tell The New York Times that charges in the case might be possible against associates of Gov. Chris Christie under a section of fraud law involving the use of property.

12/12/2014

Lacey Spears is accused of killing her son, Garnett, by feeding him lethal levels of salt. (Credit: Westchester County District Attorney's Office)

Prosecutors: Mom Accused Of Fatally Poisoning Son Lied About Other Kids, Fiancé

Lacey Spears, 27, stood between her lawyers with her hands cuffed behind her back as Judge Richard Molea set January court dates ahead of a trial on murder and manslaughter charges.

12/11/2014

Artist's rendering of future Tappan Zee Bridge replacement (credit: NewNYBridge.com)

Looming Budget Shortfall Might Send Thruway Tolls Soaring

E.J. McMahon with the Empire Center for New York Policy said the Thruway Authority might have to hike tolls 44 percent in four years or look at a nearly $16 toll on the new Tappan Zee

12/11/2014

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

New Push For Tougher Gun Laws As Newtown Prepares To Mark 2 Years Since Sandy Hook Tragedy

Some supporters of tougher gun laws will be in Washington Wednesday, calling for expanded background checks to prevent gun violence.

12/10/2014

Police say a knife-wielding suspect who stabbed a student at the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic world headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn was shot and killed by an officer on Dec. 9, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

NYPD: Knife-Wielding Suspect Who Stabbed Student At Brooklyn Synagogue Fatally Shot By Police

A man wielding a knife who stabbed an Israeli student inside a Brooklyn synagogue was fatally shot by police early Tuesday morning when he refused to drop the knife, police said.

12/09/2014

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (C) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd L) pose with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (2nd R), Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo (L) and Sr. Vice President, Community & Player Programs Kathleen Behrens (R) as they attend the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Prince William, Kate Middleton Enthrall Crowds At Nets Game

The Duchess of Cambridge shook hands with New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray before both entered the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem.

12/08/2014

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Protesters Close Thoroughfares, Clash With Police To Decry Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

City officials were bracing for another night of protests across the city Thursday night, a day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.

12/04/2014

Commuters wait for a train in Stamford, Conn. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Rail Officials Weighing Plans To Upgrade Aging Northeast Corridor

The Federal Railroad Administration outlined four levels of proposals in a report last month at NECFuture.com.

12/03/2014

Straphangers wait for a train at the Columbus Circle subway station on July 7, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2)

MTA Eyes Devices To Warn About People On Tracks

MTA Chairman and CEO Tom Prendergast said the agency is looking at four devices that would detect motion on the tracks and alert the system.

11/27/2014

FILE - A flag flies from a building at New York University. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

NYU To Begin Offering Financial Aid To Undocumented Students

New York University is jumping into the immigration debate by announcing that it will begin offering student aid to illegal immigrants.

11/21/2014

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