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Con Artists Prey On Unsuspecting Victims With Kidnapping Phone Scam

It has been a popular scam in the past several years. Con artists have called unsuspecting people claiming a relative is in trouble and needs money wired immediately.


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LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell Reads Annual Christmas Poem

On this Christmas Day, an annual tradition continues.



WFAN Yankees Radio Network FanFest

Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 10am – 4pm   Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum WFAN is proud to announce the Yankees Radio Network FanFest at Pier 86, adjacent to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space […]


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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: 2 ‘Freedom Riders’ Discuss Movement

Over the next few weeks, WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot will take a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.


Demonstrators demand that the city halt plans to remove a row of 30-year-old pear trees on the Upper East Side in favor a garbage dump. (Credit: CBS 2)

Transfer Station Opponents Put Ad Blitz On Hold As Talks With Sanitation Commissioner Continue

The President of ‘Pledge to Protect’ said that she will be holding onto an ad blitz as talks with Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia continue.


A look back in time at Seneca Village with NYU Professor Cynthia Copeland and WCBS 880's Alex Silverman. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman Takes A Look Back At Central Park’s Lost Village

As we walk around New York, it’s easy to forget how new everything we see really is. But, at the spot where West 85th Street curves into Central Park, there’s a reminder that wherever you set foot in this city, there’s something that came before.


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Report Finds Apparent Racial And Ethnic Segregation In Nassau County Schools

The report said that there are fewer predominately white school districts and that minority students are mainly concentrated in high poverty districts.


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St. John’s Students Fight Prescription Drug Abuse With Pill Disposal Event

Hundreds of prescription medications have been removed from cabinets as people brought their unused pills to St. John’s university.


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Plane Noise Prompts East Hills Residents To Flood Port Authority With Complaints

Loud planes have caused a small Long Island town to file thousands of complaints with the Port Authority.


Police are searching for this man in connection with the robbery of a drug store in Manhattan. (Credit: NYPD)

Police Search For Suspect In Manhattan Drug Store Robbery

According to authorities, the suspect was armed with a gun when he walked into the drug store located at 1302 Second Ave. around 10:20 a.m.


Police say an officer had to fire on a suspect who tried to run him over in the parking lot of the Spartan Diner in Farmingdale. (Credit Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Officer Fires On Suspected Car Thieves In Farmingdale Parking Lot

Police on Long Island say an officer fired into a stolen SUV after the driver tried to hit him with it.


Dennis Kane stands above the charred remains of his destroyed home in the hard hit Breezy Point neighborhood on December 7, 2012. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Announces Program Aimed At Preparing New Yorkers For Natural Disasters

Between snowstorms, Superstorm Sandy, and severe thunderstorms New Yorkers have seen their share of bad weather.


WCBS 880 radio engineer Carlos Silva poses with former Yankee Bernie Williams. (Credit WCBS 880)

Yankees Radio Engineer Carlos Silva Dies After Cancer Fight

Carlos Silva, a longtime producer and engineer for Yankees games on WCBS 880, died Sunday morning after fighting esophageal and stomach cancer, his daughter said.


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Bay Shore School District Mulls Ban On Popular Energy Drinks

This would not be the first ban on energy drinks in Suffolk County. In March, a bill was passed that banned the sale and distribution of energy drinks to anyone under the age of 18 in county parks.


Anti-apartheid leader and member of the African National Congress (ANC) Nelson Mandela raises fist while addressing a crowd of residents from the Phola park squatter camp on September 05, 1990 in Tokoza. (TREVOR SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Nelson Mandela’s Body Returns Home Ahead Of Burial

As motorcyclists in uniform and armored personnel carriers escorted the vehicle carrying Mandela’s casket to the family compound, people lining the route sang, applauded and, in some cases, wept.