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Taxi & Limousine Commission Looks To Revamp ‘Trouble Lights’

Currently, drivers can activate the 4-inch circular orange lights, which are seen at the front and back of the cars, by flipping a switch to alert police when they are in danger.

15 hours ago

FILE -- NYPD vehicle. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Holds Hearing On Police-Community Relations

The New York City Council is holding hearings on how to improve relations between NYPD officers and residents of the city’s minority neighborhoods.

03/03/2015

In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2015 Policy Conference on March 2, 2015, in Washington. (credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Will Attend Netanyahu Speech On Capitol Hill, Rep. Rangel Will Not

Critics have charged that House Speaker John Boehner ignored protocol by inviting Netanyahu without first consulting the president and that the speech opens the Capitol up to Israeli politics.

03/02/2015

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Mayor De Blasio, NY Officials Blast House GOP Over DHS Funding

The mayor described Republicans’ tinkering with Homeland Security funding as inappropriate, unfair and dangerous.

03/02/2015

New York Daily News cover

Mort Zuckerman Exploring Possible Sale Of Daily News

Zuckerman says “there were no immediate plans to consider a sale,” but “we thought it would be prudent to explore the possibility and talk to potential buyers and/or investors.”

02/26/2015

SBA President Ed Mullins with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Feb. 26, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

City, Police Sergeants Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

The agreement authorizes 11 percent raises over the next seven years. It follows the pattern set by the teachers union, but, like other uniformed unions, it contains an additional 1 percent raise in its first year.

02/26/2015

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Cuomo Administration Announces Plan To Raise Tipped Wage To $7.50

Restaurant servers, hotel housekeepers and other tipped workers in New York state will soon make $7.50 an hour before tips.

02/24/2015

FILE -- NYPD vehicle. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Terrorism Experts Give Briefing On Present-Day Threat At NYPD Conference

Security organizations from major companies gathered at police headquarters Tuesday for a briefing on the present-day terror threat.

02/17/2015

Revelers march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

City Council Members Continue Boycott Of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Irish and LGBT community groups and a number of elected officials are continuing their boycott of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in spite of a concession by the event’s organizers.

02/17/2015

Pedestrians are viewed in Manhattan on a bitterly cold day on February 13, 2015 in New York City. In New York wind chill values of 5 to 10 degrees below zero were predicted with more cold weather in store for the weekend.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Snow To Follow Bitter Cold Temperatures Across Tri-State Area

Snow will follow bitter cold that brought some record-breaking temperatures to parts of the Tri-State area.

02/16/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his 2nd "State of the City" address on Feb. 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

De Blasio Welcomes New Correction Officers Amid Troubles At Rikers Island

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday welcomed in a new group of correction officers, without making reference to recent problems that have plagued Rikers Island.

02/13/2015

The Barclays Center was in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Loses Bid To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention To Philadelphia

Democrats have picked Philadelphia as the site of their 2016 national convention.

02/12/2015

Gay rights supporters protest against the exclusion of the gay community from the St. Patrick's Day parade during the annual event in New York on March 17, 2014.  (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP PHOTO/Getty Images)

De Blasio Says He Hasn’t Decided On Whether He’ll March In St. Patrick’s Parade

Organizers of the Manhattan parade announced in September that they are ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.

02/12/2015

Officer Peter Liang (center) (credit: CBS2)

Peter Liang, NYPD Officer Charged In Death Of Akai Gurley, Pleads Not Guilty To Manslaughter

Officer Peter Liang pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the Nov. 20 death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley.

02/11/2015

Curb painted red indicating a no parking zone. (credit: Clip Art)

NYC Councilman Wants Curbs Painted Red In No-Parking Areas

Parking is prohibited within 15 feet on either side of a fire hydrant and the Brooklyn Democrat said the paint would eliminate guess work for the public and traffic agents.

02/10/2015

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