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A school bus. (Credit: ClipArt.com)

De Blasio Looks To Undo Bloomberg, Pushes Bill To Raise School Bus Driver Pay

The bill would establish city grants to raise pay as well as rehire experienced drivers and other school bus employees who lost their jobs or had their incomes drastically cut at the end of the Bloomberg administration.

08/20/2014

Paul and Patricia Kearns have their wedding photos back, after they washed up on a stranger's driveway on Staten Island after Superstorm Sandy. (Credit: CBS 2)

Wedding Photos Returned To Rightful Owner After Washing Up On Staten Island

A mysterious black-and-white wedding photo album that was carried by floodwaters to a driveway on Staten Island has been reunited with its owners.

08/19/2014

Drawstring pants found at Harlem thrift store (CBS 2)

NY Thrift Shops Told To Stop Selling Children’s Clothing With Drawstrings

They are clothing that in rare cases can kill. New York banned or restricted the use of drawstrings in children’s clothing more than a decade ago — and the feds followed suit in recent years. But you can still find “drawstring dangers” on store shelves.

08/19/2014

Wedding photos found in the debris of Superstorm Sandy in New Dorp, Staten Island. Dominick and Patricia Guinta are seeking the photos' rightful owners. (Credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island Family Seeks Owners Of Wedding Photos Found In Sandy Debris

Black-and-white images from the past were found by victims of Superstorm Sandy on Staten Island, in the chaotic days after the destructive storm nearly two years ago.

08/18/2014

Mario Alejandro holds up that shirt that got him kicked out of Six Flags Great Adventure. (credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Six Flags Great Adventure Boots Marine For Wearing ‘Offensive’ Shirt

Six Flags Great Adventure has issued an apology to a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was denied entry to the amusement park over a shirt their policy deems “offensive.”

08/15/2014

Brian Farmer (credit: Handout)

New Jersey Man Charged With Killing His Cousin, Her 10-Year-Old Foster Daughter In Long Branch

A New Jersey man is accused of strangling his cousin and her 10-year-old foster daughter after he was caught taking pornographic photographs of the young girl, authorities said.

08/14/2014

Pope Francis shakes hands with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Aug. 14, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea. (credit: Getty Images)

Pope Francis Surprises, Speaks English In South Korea

It’s being interpreted as practice for his presumed trip to the East Coast next year.

08/14/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: Getty Images)

Good News, Bad News: City’s Push To Reduce Gun Violence Yields Mixed Results

Desk cops have been moved to patrols as part of ‘”Operation Summer All Out.” Several of the dozen precincts that have gotten extra officers have seen gun violence stabilize or drop.

08/11/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez speaks at a news conference on Aug. 8, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NY, NJ Lawmakers Call For Eliminating Tourist Helicopter Flights Along Hudson River

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) were among many who called for a ban on tourist helicopters along the waterway, saying they create an unacceptable racket and cause safety concerns.

08/08/2014

A street art project by Mr. Brainwash on the side of the luxury building at 250 North 10th St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS 2)

More And More New York City Landlords Embracing Street Art

Landlords used to erase graffiti from the sides of their buildings, but some have now embraced it.

08/06/2014

Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme

Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme Released After Spending 4 Days In Jail

Delhomme emerged from the Rockland County Jail with stubble on his face and an open shirt collar Tuesday saying there had been a misunderstanding.

08/05/2014

3 law enforcement officers shot in the West Village (CBS 2)

2 US Marshals, NYPD Detective Injured, Suspect Killed In West Village Shooting

Police said a fugitive who was working in a West Village smoke shop shot and wounded three officers who were trying to arrest him Monday afternoon, before the officers returned fire and killed him.

07/28/2014

Leah Cuevas is accused of killing and dismembering Chinelle Browne and scattering her body parts on Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cab Driver Claims To Be Key Witness In Long Island Body Parts Case

Chinelle Browne’s family is demanding answers on where the woman was killed and dismembered, and if the woman charged in the crime, Leah Cuevas, had help.

07/25/2014

Fire Island (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Feds To Ban Alcohol On Some Fire Island Beaches

The ban will go into effect on Aug. 1 on federal lands in the Town of Islip between the communities of Atlantique and Corneille Estates.

07/25/2014

Damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort (Credit: CBS DC)

Jersey City Couple Killed After Tornado Hits Virginia Campground

Lord Balatbat and his wife, Lolibeth Ortega, both of Jersey City, were killed in the storm. Their son was critically injured.

07/24/2014

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