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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Fracking In New York Over Health Concerns

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration prohibited fracking in New York Wednesday citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

12/17/2014

Mayor de Blasio's plan to update the art on display at City Hall has drawn criticism from some New Yorkers. (Credit: CBS2)

Mayor de Blasio’s Plan To Update City Art Collection Draws Criticism From Some New Yorkers

The City Hall Portraits Collection consists of more than 100 paintings of presidents, mayors, and military heroes from centuries past, something the mayor wants to change.

12/15/2014

A 56-year-old man was killed in a fire at the Sayonara Motel in North Amityville, N.Y., on Dec. 14, 2014. (credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

Authorities: Man Killed In North Amityville Motel Fire

Kevin Furey, 56, who was staying at in a second-story room at motel, was overcome by smoke, authorities said. He was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, where he was pronounced dead.

12/14/2014

SantaCon Pub Crawl Invades Midtown

Santas Swarm Midtown For Annual SantaCon Pub Crawl

Beginning at 10 a.m. the Christmas-clad participants will down drinks at dozens of bars across Midtown.

12/13/2014

Gas station attendant Maninder Singh was struck and killed by an alleged drunken driver as he chased a customer who refused to pay in Bergen County, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS2)

Prosecutors: Drunken Driver Hit, Killed Gas Station Attendant Chasing Customer In Bergen County

A gas station attendant was killed by an alleged drunken driver this week, as he ran across a busy New Jersey highway to collect money from a customer.

12/11/2014

Surveillance images of suspects police say stole coats from high-end clothing stores on Madison Avenue. (credit: NYPD)

Police: Couple Sought For Stealing $200K Worth Of Fur Coats From High-End Madison Avenue Stores

Police said the pair took coats from the Loro Piana Fur store and the J. Mendel Sable store last month.

12/10/2014

Students at Columbia Law school have been given the option to delay their final exams in the wake of the Garner and Brown decisions. (Credit: CBS2)

Columbia Law School Offers Exam Delays In Wake Of Garner, Brown Grand Jury Decisions

Students at Columbia Law School will be allowed to delay final exams, and it’s all due to the grand jury decisions in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

12/09/2014

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

Expert: Holiday Shoppers Need To Read The Fine Print Before Jumping On Dazzling Deals

Holiday shopping may not be for the faint of heart, and the dazzling deals out there sometimes come with fine print that shoppers should read.

12/08/2014

George Washington Bridge (credit: Getty Images)

Latest Toll Hikes Take Effect On Port Authority Bridges And Tunnels

Starting at 3 a.m. Sunday, the tolls jumped 75 cents for cars with E-ZPass, costing $9.75 for off-peak hours and $11.75 for peak times.

12/07/2014

Akai Gurley's family gathers for his funeral on Dec. 6, 2014 (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Loved Ones Say Final Farewell To Akai Gurley, Man Shot Dead By Police

On Friday, loved ones solemnly carried Gurley’s casket into the Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, where his wake drew dozens of mourners.

12/06/2014

Surveillance video of two men wanted for robbing a jewelry store on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. (credit: NYPD)

NYPD Seeks 2 Men In Armed Robbery At Brooklyn Jewelry Store

The suspects were wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks when they walked into the store on Coney Island Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

12/05/2014

'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro apologizes outside court on Monday, Dec. 1, after admitting to driving drunk. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: ‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro Apologizes For Driving While Impaired

“Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro says he’s “very disappointed” in himself for driving after having a drink in New York City last month.

12/01/2014

Costumed street performers receive tips from the public after posing for pictures in Times Square on July 28, 2014 (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

6-Year-Old Launches Campaign Against Costumed Characters Who Harass Tourists For Tips

Kamila launched an Indiegogo campaign to buy all the Disney costumes available and drive away all the greedy characters who harass tourists for tips.

11/29/2014

Daughter of victim, Dionel Ramirez, holds picture of her father. (credit: Darius Radzius/1010 WINS)

Police: Long Island Man Struck, Killed By Own Car After Vehicle Stolen

A gesture of goodwill turned into tragedy the morning after Thanksgiving on Long Island.

11/28/2014

Police investigate the shooting of a 9-month-old baby at an apartment complex on Sutter Avenue. (credit: CBS2)

Parents Charged After Brooklyn Baby Struck By Bullet

The father, Pedro Rosales, 47, was behind bars at the 75th precinct station Sunday morning in connection with the shooting. The mother, Jessica Aguilar, 24, is also facing charges for failing to supervise.

11/23/2014

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