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Traffic Cameras Generating Three-Quarters Of NYC Ticket Revenue

The city’s Independent Budget Office says cameras generated $41 million in fines in the last fiscal year, compared to $14 million from tickets written by real-life cops.

07/16/2014

Authorities investigating a police-involved shooting in Jersey City on July 15, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors: Jersey City Police Shoot Man Who Attacked Cops With Fence Post

Two emergency services police officers were on patrol when they spotted a 25-year-old man carrying a six-foot long, wooden fence post with a sharpened end, authorities said.

07/15/2014

Thomas Prendergast addresses the media after talks with unions representing LIRR workers on July 14, 2014. (credit: CBSNewYork)

MTA Chairman Prendergast On LIRR Unions: They Haven’t Moved At All

Long Island Rail Road unions say talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have collapsed with just six days left before a potential walkout of 5,400 workers.

07/14/2014

A case containing medical marijuana (Photo: CBS 2)

Connecticut Medical Marijuana Growers Feel Bumps In Road To Establishing Industry

Some growers have reported struggles in establishing their businesses.

07/07/2014

Firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013.  (credit: Fran├žois Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Environmental Groups Want NY To Release Information On Rail Shipments Of Crude Oil

Concern over the shipment of volatile Bakken crude oil following an explosive and deadly wreck last summer in Quebec led to a federal order in May, requiring railroads to provide information to states.

07/02/2014

Muni-meter on the Upper West Side. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Police Investigating Credit And Debit Card Info Thefts Linked To Muni-Meters

Drivers are being urged to be careful when using a credit or debit card at muni-meters following reports of people claiming their cards were compromised after using the machines.

06/26/2014

(credit: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)

Wisniewski: Phone Logs Cast Doubt On Christie Aides’ George Washington Bridge Story

The logs do not detail what was discussed between then-Port Authority Chairman David Samson and others.

06/25/2014

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and Democratic primary opponent state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images; Marla Diamond, WCBS 880)

Obama Won’t Endorse In Rangel-Espaillat Race

President Barack Obama won’t be making an endorsement in the Democratic primary for New York’s 13th Congressional District.

06/23/2014

An 8-mile stretch of Broadway and two dozen other areas have been designated slow zones - reducing the speed limit from 30 to 25 - in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

State Lawmakers Give OK To 25 MPH Speed Limit For New York City

The state Assembly approved the city’s request late Thursday and the Senate followed suit early Friday morning as the Legislature worked to adjourn their six-month session.

06/20/2014

A woman users her cellphone. (credit: Getty Images)

Crime Data Shows iPhone ‘Kill Switch’ Cuts Thefts

Apple’s addition of a “kill switch” to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

06/19/2014

Yellow pedestrian flags are seen at a crosswalk in front of the Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport, Conn. as part of a pedestrian safety pilot program. (credit: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch/Facebook)

Bridgeport Offers Pedestrians Yellow Flags To Wave At Traffic While Crossing Street

Bridgeport officials are hoping yellow traffic flags will improve pedestrian safety in the city.

06/18/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: CBS 2)

Siena College Poll Shows Cuomo Has Big Lead Over Astorino In Race For NY Governor

A poll of New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo leading little-known Republican Rob Astorino by a large margin in the race for governor.

06/16/2014

Staten Island Traffic Stop

NYPD Begins 3-Week Traffic Enforcement Crackdown

Police will be focusing on speeding, driving while using a cellphone, improper turns, disobeying traffic signs and failing to yield to pedestrians.

06/16/2014

Trailers at P.S. 48 in Washington Heights. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Parents, Activists Again Push For Removal Of Deteriorating School Trailers At P.S. 48

The trailers, known as Temporary Classroom Units, have been used for kindergaten students for more than 10 years.

06/13/2014

Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the United States signs autographs after their training session at Sao Paulo FC on June 11, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Let The Games Begin! All Eyes On Brazil For Start Of World Cup

Brazil has won 15 of its last 16 games and heads into the World Cup as a favorite to win the title, but there’s no easy opener at the sport’s marquee event.

06/12/2014

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