Peter Haskell

Armed police are seen outside the Lindt Cafe, Martin Place on December 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  Police attend a hostage situation at Lindt Cafe in Martin Place.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Police: Gunman, 2 Hostages Dead After Sydney Cafe Standoff

The gunman was identified as Man Haron Monis, who once was prosecuted for sending offensive letters to families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan.

12/15/2014

Petitions at St. Thomas More Church urging the New York Archdiocese not to close parish. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

More New York Churches May Close In 2015

Money woes continue for New York’s Catholic churches as more parishes could close next year.

12/15/2014

FILE -- Jimmy Greene and Nelba Marquez-Greene, the parents of Ana Marquez-Greene, hold a photo of their daughter at a news conference on  Jan.14, 2013, in Newtown, Conn.  (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Father 2 Years Later: ‘I Still Am In Shock’

Jimmy Greene, whose daughter, Ana, was among 20 children gunned down two years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School, can’t help but pass the old school.

12/14/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Clergy Members Gather To Protest Against Police Policies After Garner Decision

More protests were held Friday against the NYPD policing policies, in the wake of the grand jury decision in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner.

12/12/2014

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Staten Island Nonprofit Provides Holiday Help For Those Still Struggling After Sandy

More than two years after Superstorm Sandy, there are still families struggling financially to give their children the kind of Christmas they want.

12/12/2014

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Eric Garner’s Daughter Leads Protest At Site Where Father Died

The daughter of Eric Garner led a protest Thursday at the very site where her father died after being placed in an apparent chokehold by police this past summer.

12/11/2014

FILE -- A rape kit (credit: Getty Images)

Congress Poised To Dedicate $41 Million To Help End Backlog Of Rape Kits

The funding is included the $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill.

12/11/2014

FILE -- Jimmy Greene and Nelba Marquez-Greene, the parents of Ana Marquez-Greene, hold a photo of their daughter at a news conference on  Jan.14, 2013, in Newtown, Conn.  (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Saxophonist, Father Of Sandy Hook Victim Releases CD Tribute To Daughter

Jimmy Greene will be performing the music at the Jazz Standard with a three-night run beginning Thursday.

12/11/2014

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NYC’s Digital Divide Narrowing With Free WiFi Kiosk Plan

The digital divide in New York City is narrowing.

12/10/2014

One lane of Route 35N closed in Belmar due to flooding from the Shark River. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Nor’easter Brings Heavy Rain, Wind To Tri-State, Leaves Some Areas Flooded

A flood watch is in effect through late Tuesday night for New York City, parts of Long Island, Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Putnam counties as well as for parts of Connecticut, New Jersey.

12/09/2014

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

Lawmakers Squabble Over Probe Of George Washington Bridge Lane Closures

The four Republican members of the Democrat-led legislative panel probing Gov. Chris Christie’s connection to the traffic jams unveiled their own 119-page report Monday, just before the panel approved releasing the group’s report to the public.

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

Protesters on the West Side Highway after the decision not to indict in the Eric Garner case. (Credit: CBS2)

Protesters Swarm West Side Highway, Try To Disrupt Tree Lighting After Garner Decision

Some protesters said they planned to disrupt the Rockefeller Center tree lighting — following a decision by a grand jury not to indict an NYPD officer involved in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner.

12/03/2014

A carriage horse trots near Central Park on April 21, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bill To Ban NYC Horse-Drawn Carriages Heading To City Council

Long-delayed legislation to ban horse carriages in New York City is finally going to be introduced at the City Council next week.

12/01/2014

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MTA Begins Public Hearings On Plans For Toll And Fare Hikes

Among the proposals is raising the base fare on the MetroCard from $2.50 to $2.75 while increasing the bonus on a pay-per-ride MetroCard.

12/01/2014

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