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FILE -- A person dressed as Spider-Man entertains a crowd in Times Square. (Credit: CBS 2)

Calls For ‘Rigorous Licensing’ After Costumed Characters Arrested In Times Square

The calls for regulating costumed street performers have grown louder after police said five masked characters were arrested in Times Square over the weekend.

07/28/2014

Damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort (Credit: CBS DC)

Jersey City Couple Killed After Tornado Hits Virginia Campground

Lord Balatbat and his wife, Lolibeth Ortega, both of Jersey City, were killed in the storm. Their son was critically injured.

07/24/2014

Port Authority Bus Terminal on July 23, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Port Authority To Plan For New Bus Terminal

The 64-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal has come under criticism from New Jersey lawmakers who say their constituents have to deal with long delays, substandard conditions and a lack of communication.

07/23/2014

People wait in line to get tickets for Shakespeare in the Park. (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Line Up At Central Park To Get Tickets For Shakespeare In The Park

King Lear, starring John Lithgow and Annette Bening, will begin Tuesday night.

07/22/2014

A collection of lighted prayer candles surround a Yankee cap on Bay Street as a tribute to Eric Garner, who died after arguing with police and being put in a choke-hold. (Credit: WCBS 880's Peter Haskell)

De Blasio Promises Full Investigation Into Death Of S.I. Man While In Police Custody

Eric Garner, who police said was arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes, was put in a choke hold after police say he resisted arrest.

07/18/2014

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Cuomo: Strike Averted As Deal Reached Between MTA, LIRR Unions

There was handshaking and back-patting all around on Thursday, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped broker a deal between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions to avoid a potentially crippling strike.

07/17/2014

MTA head Thomas Prendergast arrives for contract talks with LIRR unions on July 16, 2014. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

MTA, LIRR Unions End Another Day Of Talks 4 Days Before Potential Strike

With a Long Island Rail Road strike potentially set to start on Sunday, the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority returned to the bargaining table Wednesday and talked for several hours without reaching a deal.

07/16/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train on Friday, July 11. (Credit: CBS 2)

No New Negotiations Set Between MTA, LIRR Unions As Workers Prepare For Strike

There are no plans to restart talks between the MTA and workers’ unions after negotiations broke down on Monday with both sides walking away from the table.

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

Police say two women were hit by a bus in Hell's Kitchen on July 14, 2014. (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Police: 2 Tourists From Spain Hit By Bus In Hell’s Kitchen

Police said the two women were struck by a private tour bus from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania as it was making a turn at the intersection of 10th Avenue and West 47th Street.

07/14/2014

Suffolk Police investigate after arm found in Hempstead (credit: CBS 2)

Police Look For Connection After Third Body Part Found On Long Island

Police on Long Island are investigating after the discovery of body parts in three different locations.

07/11/2014

Thousands line the streets on Staten Island for the funeral procession of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas on July 10, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Thousands Bid Emotional Farewell To FDNY Lt. Gordon ‘Matt’ Ambelas

Thousands of firefighters from as far away as St. Louis, Philadelphia, Boston and Providence came to honor Ambelas, the first FDNY firefighter to die in the line of duty in more than two years.

07/10/2014

Boys await medical appointments in a holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona.  Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

Unaccompanied Minors Appear In New York Immigration Court

Dozens of children facing deportation appeared in New York immigration court on Thursday.

07/10/2014

FILE -- Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman in space. (Credit: Getty Images)

Astronaut Mae Jemison Teaches Science To Kids At Grand Central

The exhibit is part of a program called Making Science Make Sense. The goal is to get kids excited about science.

07/09/2014

FILE -- People dressed in various famous character costumes, who pose for photos with people for money, talk in Times Square. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Lawmakers To Look At Regulating Costumed Characters In Times Square

The Times Square Alliance is meeting with elected officials Wednesday morning to talk about growing concerns and solutions, like requiring background checks on the so-called street performers.

07/09/2014

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