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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.

01/18/2014

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.

12/14/2013

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City Council Member Calls NYC’s Black Friday Parking Regulations ‘Disgusting’

Black Friday might feel like a holiday — but it’s not. At least not when it comes to the city’s parking regulations, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported.

11/29/2013

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8th Case Of Meningitis Confirmed At Princeton University

A female graduate student developed meningitis symptoms on Wednesday and was hospitalized on Thursday.

11/22/2013

New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio gives his victory speech on Nov. 5, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

New Yorkers Talk Change, Weigh In On The City’s Future

A suggestion box has been set up in the village where New Yorkers can submit their ideas for the best way to move the city forward.

11/16/2013

The midtown New York City skyline, including the Empire State Building, is seen from the air over New York   (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Financial Concerns Could Drive Retiring Baby Boomers Out Of NYC

A recent AARP survey found that nearly two-thirds of baby boomers preparing for retirement will move out of the city because it is too expensive.

10/18/2013

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Former WCBS 880 Anchor Steve Porter Remembered

Steve Porter, one of the radio journalists who helped launch the all-new format at WCBS 880, is being remembered for his many achievements in broadcasting.

10/06/2013

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Queens Doctors Remove 8-Pound Tumor From Ethiopian Girl’s Neck

Aster Degano, 13, had trouble breathing and couldn’t attend school because of the soccer ball-sized mass, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.

09/19/2013

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio campaigns at the West Indian Day Parade on September 2, 2013. Over a million people are expected to attend the 46th annual parade.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Bill De Blasio Not Expecting Easy Win In Democratic Mayoral Primary

Despite his poll numbers may be hovering above 40 percent, De Blasio said he still expects to be locked in a runoff after Tuesday’s primary — though he wouldn’t say who he’d prefer to run against. That, he said, is for the people to decide.

09/06/2013

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Some L.I. Schools Put On Department Of Education’s Academic Watch List

Schools in Great Neck, Lawrence, South Huntington, Plainedge, Malverne and Hempstead districts were put on a list of schools needing improvement.

08/23/2013

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Norwalk Man Sues Police For $6 Million After Suffering Injuries During House Raid

William Irwin, 59, claims police used excessive force when they raided the rooming housing where he resides, WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reported. The authorities were searching for one of Irwin’s housemates.

08/23/2013

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Port Monmouth Man Faces Charges In Connection With Cemetery Brass Thefts

Caretakers at Shoreland Memorial Cemetery in Hazlet were the first ones to notice that something was wrong. It seems that someone had been stealing brass vases off of graves.

08/03/2013

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Father Unhappy With Alex Trebek Following Son’s Costly Jeopardy Spelling Error

The interaction sparked a massive social media response which left Jeopardy’s Facebook page peppered with comments from people who were also bothered by the way the boy was treated.

08/02/2013

New York City Comptroller John Liu on the steps of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Report: Finance Board Recommendation Could Cripple John Liu’s Bid For Mayor

The board is expected to consider the recommendation on Monday. If it denies the funds, Liu’s campaign would be severely hampered financially.

08/02/2013

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Stories From Main Street: NJ Transplant Recipient Won’t Compete At World Transplant Games Due To Lack Of Funds

After a lifetime of health struggles, Muran Vinszee was seemingly the perfect candidate to represent the United States and New Jersey in the World Transplant Games in Durban, South Africa. At the last minute, donations for the trip fell short.

07/29/2013

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