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One of the pets outside St. Patrick's Cathedral for the annual Blessing of the Animals on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Cardinal Dolan Gives Special Blessing To 3 Dozen Rescue Animals

Dogs, cats, kittens and one rabbit were assembled outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the annual Blessing of the Animals.

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Tracking bracelet issued as part of Westchester County's Project Sa

Free Tracking Bracelet For Alzheimer’s Patients Could Save Lives

A Westchester County initiative is providing free radio frequency bracelets designed to help keep track of Alzheimer’s patients in the event they wander off from their loved ones.

09/29/2014

"Rocky" the bobcat keeps running away from his New Jersey home, prompting concern from neighbors.. (Photo: CBS 2)

Pet Bobcat Repeatedly On The Lam Becomes The Talk Of Manahawkin, N.J.

A New Jersey homeowner has landed in court because she can’t seem to keep her pet bobcat corralled. It seems the frisky feline likes to roam, leaving neighbors nervous.

09/17/2014

Gizmo, the cat that survived a 12-story plunge at a Manhattan apartment building. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Cat Survives 12-Story Plunge At Manhattan Apartment Building

Owner Samuel Jacobs said he panicked when he returned to his East 32nd Street townhouse Tuesday and couldn’t find his 6-year-old cat Gizmo.

08/15/2014

Operation Safe Cycle

NYPD Continues Crackdown On Unsafe Cycling

Operation Safe Cycle is part of a new initiative to get bikers to follow the rules of the road.

08/14/2014

Sucker punch victim Donald Lathrom (CBS 2)

West Village Attack Leaves 72-Year-Old Victim Battered, Exhausted

Donald Lathrom’s face is blackened and bruised, and he has a possible blood clot on his brain.

08/13/2014

The Barclays Center (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Continues Its 2016 Democratic Convention Pitch

Brooklyn is once again pulling out all the stops Tuesday for members of the Democratic National Committee in hopes of bringing the 2016 convention to the Barclays Center.

08/12/2014

Joseph Raksin (Credit: WLNY)

Hundreds Gather For Funeral Procession Of Brooklyn Rabbi Killed In Miami

Rabbi Joseph Raksin, 60, was in Miami visiting relatives when police said he was confronted by two men and shot while he was walking to a synagogue on Saturday.

08/11/2014

Businesses in Seaside Heights are getting a facelift thanks to the "Seaside Heights First Impression program."(Credit:CBS 2)

Nearly Two Years After Sandy, Seaside Heights Receives Much-Needed Facelift

The devastation of Superstorm Sandy has now been largely replaced by a refurbished and spruced up Seaside Heights, and business owners say it’s no accident.

08/07/2014

Officials say there has been a rise in rabies cases in Middletown, NJ. (Credit: CBS 2)

NJ Animal Control Officers Concerned By Spike In Rabies Cases

An alarming spike in rabies has caused concern in part of New Jersey and officials want to get the word out.

08/06/2014

Melanie Chandan plans to sue the MTA over May's F-train derailment. (credit: CBS 2)

College Student Set To Sue MTA Over Queens Train Derailment

Melanie Chandan, of Jamaica, Queens, claims she suffered injuries to her knee, arms and head in the May 2 accident. But she said that’s not the worst of it.

08/05/2014

Dog at Bergen County Protect and Rescue Foundation in Cliffside Park (Credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey No-Kill Animal Shelter In Need Of Donations, Transport Vans

For three years stray cats and dogs have found love, shelter and safe haven at the Bergen County Protect and Rescue Foundation in Cliffside Park.

08/04/2014

Trina Catterson, 13, hopes to twirl her way to a gold medal at the World Baton Twirling Championships. (Credit: CBS 2)

Queens Girl Hopes To Twirl Her Way To Gold Medal

A young Queens girl who dreams of being the world’s best baton twirler is getting her chance in a big way, CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport reported.

07/30/2014

Police said the driver of this tow truck damaged several cars during a late night demolition derby run in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. (Photo: CBS 2)

Tow Truck Mayhem Causes Damage, Rattles Nerves In Sheepshead Bay

Police called it an overnight case of crash and dash. A truck driver allegedly damaged a string of cars in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, and then fled into the night.

07/25/2014

The Rev. Al Sharpton rallies with the widow and mother of Eric Garner, 43, who died in police custody on Staten Island. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Community Furious As Investigation Continues In S.I. Man’s Death In Police Custody

Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo has been stripped of his gun and shield as the NYPD continues to investigate the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner.

07/19/2014

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