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The scene of a deadly fire in Mount Vernon, NY on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

4 Dead In Mount Vernon House Fire

Mount Vernon Deputy Chief John Battista said the fire was shooting out of every entrance to the basement and the rear of the house.

10/29/2013

FILE -- Man working on Pennsylvania Avenue in Long Beach, L.I. on Oct. 24, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Progress Continues On Long Island One Year After Superstorm Sandy

Evidence of Sandy’s wrath still remains in communities across Long Island. Nearly 100,000 buildings were destroyed in the storm, causing more than $8 billion in damage. Parts of the Long Island Rail Road were washed away and permanent repairs won’t be finished for another five years.

10/29/2013

FILE -- Man working on Pennsylvania Avenue in Long Beach, L.I. on Oct. 24, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

AG: Charities To Release $10 Million In Unspent Donations To Sandy Recovery Effort

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday from hard-hit Long Beach on Long Island that the American Red Cross has pledged an additional $6 million to storm victims.

10/24/2013

Hotel Room

Some NYC Sandy Victims Remain In Hotels Thanks To Red Cross

Thanks to the American Red Cross, some Superstorm Sandy victims remained in hotels this weekend despite the end of a city-sponsored program.

10/05/2013

Homes destroyed or damaged by Sandy in Belle Harbor, Queens - Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Red Cross Steps Up To Help Sandy Evacuees With Last Minute Hotel Funds

But the Red Cross said Friday that it had committed up to $1 million to extend the hotels of many of those families.

10/04/2013

American Red Cross holds hurricane preparedness session in Long Beach, N.Y., August 14, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Red Cross Holds Hurricane Preparedness Session In Long Beach

“The best thing we can offer somebody is to have a little bit of peace of mind in a tense situation,” Jeff O’Neil with the Red Cross said.

08/14/2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman holds a press conference in Breezy Point, Queens on charities that collected money for superstorm Sandy relief, July 17, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

New York AG Report Finds 42 Percent Of Sandy Donations Unspent

Speaking to reporters Wednesday in the flood- and fire-ravaged Breezy Point section of Queens, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman questioned whether aid money has been spent urgently enough in the nearly nine months since the storm.

07/17/2013

A girl plays in the fountain in Washington Square Park on July 15, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sweltering Conditions Could Get Worse Before They Get Better

A heat advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday for New York City and until 8 p.m. Tuesday for Westchester and Rockland counties and parts of Connecticut. An excessive heat warning is in effect for parts of New Jersey.

07/16/2013

Long Island officials urge preparedness for upcoming hurricane season (credit: Mona Rivera)

L.I. Officials Urge Preparedness For Upcoming Hurricane Season

A new survey shows that even in the wake of Sandy and Irene most coastal residents maintain a false sense of security and aren’t taking proper action to prepare for hurricanes, said John Miller, CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island.

05/31/2013

Josh Lockwood of the Red Cross of Greater New York announces a grant for the Brooklyn Community Foundation, May 29, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS880)

Red Cross Defends Sandy Spending, Noting Long-Term Needs

Some advocates suggested the relief organization should have acted with more urgency in the weeks after the storm and left long-haul recovery tasks to someone else.

05/29/2013

People receive aid from a Red Cross mobile distribution center on January 4, 2013 in the Midland Beach area of Staten Island, Jan. 4, 2013. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Red Cross Sandy Donations Remain Unspent; Jersey Shore Residents Frustrated

While President Barack Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced the Jersey Shore was “open for business” Tuesday, some residents said they are still in sad shape seven months after Superstorm Sandy – and would like the American Red Cross to step up.

05/28/2013

Kevin Durant (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant Pledge $1 Million For Tornado Relief

The Oklahoma City Thunder are giving $1 million for tornado relief, matching a $1 million pledge by star player Kevin Durant.

05/21/2013

Multiple People Injured After Explosions Near Finish Line at Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon Bombings: Important Information

Authorities in Boston have issued some important information following the bombings Monday that left at least three people dead and 144 injured at the Boston Marathon.

04/15/2013

(file / credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Fmr. Red Cross Financial Director Sent To Jail For Stealing From Organization

A former Red Cross financial director was sentenced in Suffolk County court Wednesday after pleading guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the charity.

02/27/2013

2.7.13 Life After Sandy

101 Days After Sandy, Red Cross Says Work Is Far From Over

Sam Kille, the communications director of the American Red Cross’s greater New York region, joined us on The Couch to give us an update.

02/07/2013

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