Peter Haskell

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Bill Would Allow Dogs On Restaurant Patios In New York

The New York state Senate on Wednesday voted to tweak the law that now prohibits pets in restaurants to allow canines in outdoor dining areas.

05/14/2015

Members of the NTSB on the scene of the Amtrak Train #188 Derailment in Philadelphia, PA on May 13, 2015 (Credit: NTSB)

Amtrak Victims: College Dean, Tech CEO, Navy Midshipman, AP Software Architect, Wells Fargo VP

Five of the seven people killed in the Amtrak derailment in northeast Philadelphia have been identified, and their families have been left in shock and mourning.

05/13/2015

Scott Rechler

Port Authority Official Floats Idea Of 1 Pay Card For All NJ-NY Mass Transit

If you take NJTRANSIT to the PATH and then jump on the subway, you have a wallet full of cards.

05/12/2015

National Tennis Center Getting Retractable Roof

Work Underway On Retractable Roof At National Tennis Center In Queens

There is a major construction project underway at the National Tennis Center in Queens.

05/12/2015

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

Cleanup Continues In Hudson River After Indian Point Oil Spill

A weekend fire at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant continues to concern officials and residents wondering how much oil leaked into the Hudson?

05/11/2015

Man wanted in connection with a fight at a Dallas BBQ in Chelsea. (credit: NYPD)

LGBT Community Rallies Against Violence In Wake Of Chelsea Dallas BBQ Beating

Local lawmakers and members of the LGBT community gathered in Chelsea Friday evening to speak to against a violent attack at a barbecue restaurant this week.

05/08/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo To Bypass Legislature In Bid To Raise Minimum Wage

Cuomo says he will direct the state labor commissioner to examine the minimum wage in the fast-food industry.

05/07/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Role Of Government Powers At Issue In NJ Pension Case

New Jersey’s top court weighed the budget repercussions of ruling on a pension dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and public workers’ unions on Wednesday.

05/06/2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan (file/credit: CBS2)

DA Dan Donovan Wins Special Election To Replace Michael Grimm In Congress

Voters picked Republican Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan Tuesday night to replace former Congressman Michael Grimm.

05/05/2015

A forest fire rages near Ulster County, NY on May 5, 2015. (credit: Delaware County Emergency Services)

Wildfire Rages In Hudson Valley Forcing Some Homeowners To Evacuate

The fire, which started just before noon on Sunday in the Town of Mamakating, has affected more than 1,700 acres of the Shawangunk Ridge State Forest.

05/05/2015

(l-r) David Wildstein has pleaded guilty, and Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly have been indicted, in the Bridgegate lane closure scandal in New Jersey. (Credits -- background image: Andrew Burton/Getty Images; Wildstein: Kena Betancur/Getty Images; Baroni: Port Authority; Kelly: CBS2)

Ex-Christie Allies Plead Not Guilty In ‘Bridgegate’ Probe

Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, and his former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Bill Baroni, entered the pleas through their attorneys Monday before a judge in Newark.

05/04/2015

Angelika Graswald

Fiancée Of Missing Kayaker Charged With Murder

Angelika Graswald, 35, was charged with second-degree murder after claiming her fiancee Vincent Viafore disappeared when his kayak overturned.

04/30/2015

Anti-Islamic ads that will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Board Bans All Political Ads On Subways, Buses

The MTA is preparing to ban all political advertising on its subways and buses after a judge ruled that a pro-Israel group was allowed to display an advertisement containing the phrase “Hamas Killing Jews” on city buses.

04/29/2015

FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Only Borough Seeing Drop In Murders, Shootings

According to crime statistics released April 19, there have been three fewer murders this year compared to the same period in 2014. Shooting incidents are down 11.7 percent, and the number of shooting victims has fallen 15.7 percent.

04/27/2015

Anders Lee of the New York Islanders and Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals fight during the first period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Verizon Center on April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Another ‘Epic’? Islanders, Capitals Set For Winner-Take-All Game 7

There’s only been one Game 7 between the Capitals and Islanders, but it has stood the test of time — lots and lots and lots of time — as one of the great games in postseason annals.

04/27/2015

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