Rich Lamb

John Paul Smith is charged with conveying false and misleading information and hoaxes.  (Credit: Lubbock County Sheriff's Office)

West Virginia Man Charged In Statue Of Liberty Bomb Threat Hoax

Jason Paul Smith is charged with conveying false and misleading information and hoaxes. If convicted, he could be sentenced up to five years in prison.

08/19/2015

Topless women are painted in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

Mayor De Blasio Vows Crackdown On Topless Women In Times Square

Though toplessness is not illegal in New York, aggressive panhandling and aggressive solicitation are illegal.

08/18/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs new cooling tower legislation into law on Aug. 18, 2015. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Signs Cooling Tower Regulations Into Law In Wake Of Legionnaires’ Outbreak

The new law requires landlords to register, inspect and regularly clean cooling towers.

08/18/2015

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17:  Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump arrives at U.S. Federal Court to report for jury duty on August 17, 2015 in New York City. Trump spent the last few days on the campaign trail at the Iowa state fair before returning to New York to perform the civic duty.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Reports For Jury Duty In Manhattan, Does Not Get Picked

He arrived in a limousine — about 10 minutes late — and made his way up the steps through the swarm of media members and onlookers.

08/17/2015

New York City Council members gather at a City Hall hearing on October 23, 2008. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Push On For Hearing Loops To Transmit Audio At City Meetings

A bill has been introduced in the New York City Council that would make it easier for those with severe hearing loss to hear.

08/16/2015

FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Number Of Smokers In New York City Up, Anti-Smoking Funding Down

The number of smokers in New York City has risen, as government spending to fight the habit has dropped.

08/12/2015

Photo Credit Thinkstock

Common Core Math, English Proficiency Up Slightly In NYC, Statewide

The state’s third- through eighth-graders – as well as those specifically of New York City – did slightly better on Common Core-aligned math and English assessments than last year.

08/12/2015

FILE - A cooling tower (credit: CBS2)

City Council To Debate Bill To Register, Regulate NYC Cooling Towers

New York City lawmakers will start debating a bill requiring all cooling towers to be registered and routinely tested after the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx.

08/11/2015

(credit: CBS2)

Death Toll Rises To 12 In Legionnaires’ Outbreak In The South Bronx

New York City is taking an unprecendented preventative move after two more deaths have been linked to the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the South Bronx, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

08/10/2015

This man passed out in Harlem on Wednesday. Aug. 5, and paramedics said he was high on synthetic marijuana, or K2. (Credit: CBS2)

‘NYC Safe’ Mental Health Initiative Unveiled As Part Of Plan To Combat Homelessness

Don’t expect the mayor’s “NYC Safe” initiative to magically make the homeless disappear from the streets. It may only affect several hundred.

08/06/2015

A large grouping of gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacteria (credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Legionnaires’ Death Toll Rises To 10 In South Bronx; State Offers Free Building Testing

The testing will be available to all owners, operators, managers and landlords of buildings with cooling towers or evaporative condenser units until October.

08/06/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during his executive budget presentation on May 7, 2015. (credit: Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images)

Poll: NYC Voters Divided On De Blasio’s Job Performance

And when asked whether de Blasio deserves a second term, more voters said no than yes — 47 to 41 percent.

08/05/2015

FILE -- A New York City Department of Correction van (Credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Correction Officers Union Head Upset About City Plan To Use Queens Facility For Training

Norman Seabrook, president of the New York City Correction Officer’s Benevolent Association, said Wednesday the Kew Gardens facility is dilapidated, too small and has no training equipment.

08/05/2015

(credit: CBS2)

De Blasio: 86 Confirmed Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease In The Bronx

The mayor presented the updated figures at a news conference at Lincoln Hospital. In addition to those sickened in the outbreak, officials said seven people have died.

08/04/2015

FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

Schumer Noncommital On Whether He’ll Support Iran Nuclear Deal

Schumer, the third highest ranking Democrat in the Senate, said Monday he is pouring over the deal before making a decision on how he’ll vote.

08/04/2015

more

previous