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Matty's Toy Stop in Hewlett (Credit: CBS2)

Nassau Police Unions Send Families In Need On Christmas Shopping Spree

Some families were bused in from homeless shelters and even Santa made an appearance.

12/24/2014

A Southwest Airlines jet and an American Airlines jet clipped wings at LaGuardia airport on Dec. 23, 2014. (credit: launaforehand via CBS2)

2 Planes Clip Wings On The Ground At LaGuardia Airport

Southwest Airlines flight 449, a Boeing 737 with 143 passengers and five crew on board, sustained damage to the left winglet when it clipped American Airlines flight 1104, the Port Authority said.

12/23/2014

Hundreds line up at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Church in Jamaica, Queens to receive toys for the needy on Dec. 22, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Hundreds Line Up At Queens Church To Receive Gifts For Needy Children

The church calls the event Christmas on Merrick Boulevard — a community service involving volunteers and the faithful doling out donations with full hearts and lots of love.

12/22/2014

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (Credit: CBS2)

Former Mayor Giuliani Says De Blasio Not Responsible For Officer Deaths

Giuliani spoke out in defense of de Blasio, but also criticized him for not being tough enough on protesters during recent demonstrations over the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case.

12/21/2014

A man was captured on camera inside Congregational Baptist Church in Newark. (Photo: CBS2)

Pastor Livid After New Jersey Church Robbed 9 Times In A Month

Crime was caught on tape in a house of the holy.

12/15/2014

A ruptured water main created a wet mess in the middle of Broadway in Hamilton Heights. (credit: CBS2)

Water Main Ruptures In Hamilton Heights

A ruptured water main created a wet mess in the middle of Broadway in Hamilton Heights.

12/15/2014

About 70 tires were slashed in Brooklyn on Dec. 14, 2014 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Police Investigating After Tires Slashed On 40 Cars In Brooklyn

Police said cars were targeted in the vicinity of Quentin Road to Avenue S and East 17th Street to Bedford Avenue between midnight and 2 a.m. Sunday.

12/14/2014

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Pope Francis: All Dogs Do Go To Heaven

It’s long been held by some that dogs, among other animals are blessed. But could dogs have a place in the afterlife?

12/12/2014

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Some Turn To Online Gift Registries To Get What They Want This Holiday Season

You know what they say, ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get,’ but when it comes to holiday gifts hinting has traditionally been the way to go.

12/11/2014

Performance artist Steven Prescod performs before Prince William and Kate Middleton on Tuesday, Dec. 9. (Credit: CBS2)

Brooklyn Performance Artist Says Prince William Offered To Help With His Play

Prince William and Kate Middleton left New York Wednesday morning, but their visit will not soon be forgotten by many New Yorkers.

12/10/2014

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, tour one of the reflecting pools at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on Dec. 9, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Prince William, Kate Middleton Visit Sept. 11 Memorial, Met Museum

The couple crossed the memorial plaza in pouring rain and wind, William holding an umbrella.

12/09/2014

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray (L) meet at Northside Center for Child Development on December 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Fashion Face-Off: Duchess Kate Middleton & NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray

Fans of the duchess weren’t just watching what she did in Harlem, but also what she wore.

12/08/2014

Mario Quiroz and his daughter Jennifer (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Trucker In Deadly NJ Crash Tells His Story

With his daughter Jennifer by his side translating for him, Mario Quiroz said it’s amazing he wasn’t killed.

12/07/2014

An employee rings up sales at a cash register at a  Walmart in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles on Black Friday, November 29, 2013. US stocks Friday moved higher in a holiday-shortened session following better eurozone economic data and positive early assessments of "Black Friday" shopping traffic by some leading retailers.    AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck

Shoppers Continue To Seek Out Bargains As Christmas, Chanukah Approach

It’s the great gift giving dilemma; what to give, and what’s the best deal? Black Friday is in the rear-view and so is Cyber Monday, but Chanukah and Christmas are still dead ahead.

12/05/2014

A subway rider pases her MetroCard through a reader at Grand Central station (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Glitch Hits Monthly LIRR, Metro-North MetroCard Users, Snarls Subway Access

A glitch is creating problems for roughly 10,000 commuters heading in to New York City Monday, the MTA said.

12/01/2014

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