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New York Weather: CBS2 12/1 Nightly Forecast at 11PMCBS2's Lonnie Quinn has your weather forecast for December 1 at 11 p.m.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Celebrates Opening NightAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater returned to the stage Wednesday.
Remains Of WWII Veteran Return HomeThere was a long overdue homecoming Wednesday for a World War II veteran.
Vigil Held For World AIDS Day In Greenwich VillageEvents were held across New York City on Wednesday to mark the annual observance of World AIDS Day.
Murder Of Philanthropist Jacqueline Avant Stuns Entertainment CommunityThe murder of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant has stunned the entertainment community coast-to-coast. The 81-year-old is the wife of prominent music executive Clarence Avant; CBS2's Dick Brennan reports.
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Kicks Off Holiday Season In New YorkThousands of people gathered in Midtown on Wednesday to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree light up. The crowds returned after the ceremony was mostly virtual last year; CBS2's Ali Bauman reports.
Teen Taken Into Police Custody After Gun Spotted In Book BagA 17-year-old was taken into custody in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday after allegedly bringing a gun to school.
Omicron COVID Variant Found In San FranciscoThe Omicron variant has arrived in the United States. The new COVID strain was found in San Francisco not even a week after the world first learned about the variant; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
Kool And The Gang Co-Founder Robert Bell Using Music To Inspire ChildrenWhen they're not celebrating good times, the funk band Kool and the Gang, from New Jersey, is giving back to the community. CBS2's John Elliott has more on how one of the group's founders is using music to inspire children.
Vigil At Woodhill Hospital Commemorates World AIDS DayPeople gathered at Woodhill Hospital in Brooklyn on Wednesday to mark World AIDS Day by reflecting, remembering and looking forward.
Crowds Flock To Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree LightingThe Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will light up for the season Wednesday night; CBS2's Ali Bauman reports.
Jacqueline Avant Fatally Shot In Beverly HillsJacqueline Avant, a philanthropist and the wife of a music executive, was shot to death overnight in Beverly Hills; CBS2's Dick Brennan reports.
CDC Reviewing More Potential Cases Of Omicron Variant In USCBS News has learned the CDC is reviewing more potential cases of the Omicron variant in several states; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
New York Weather: CBS2 12/1 Evening Forecast at 6PMCBS2's Lonnie Quinn has your weather forecast for December 1 at 6 p.m.
Caroline Simmons Sworn In As Stamford's First Female MayorHistory was made Wednesday in Stamford. Connecticut's second-biggest city has its first female mayor, Caroline Simmons; CBS2's Tony Aeillo reports.
CT Paid Family & Medical Leave Application Process Opens WednesdayConnecticut residents may now apply for paid family leave.
Abortion Rights Advocates Rally In Lower ManhattanAbortion rights advocates gathered Wednesday in Lower Manhattan to voice concerns over the future of Roe v. Wade.
Suffolk County Police Department Launching Body Camera ProgramChange is coming to the Suffolk County Police Department; CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter Stepping DownSchools Chancellor Meisha Porter is stepping down. Now, Mayor-elect Eric Adams can make good on his promise to revamp the Department of Education; CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has more on what's next for the students of New York City.
Brooklyn Ballet Prepares For 'Brooklyn Nutcracker'Dancers with the Brooklyn Ballet will take the main stage for the first time since before the pandemic with the "Brooklyn Nutcracker." Their version celebrates not only the holidays but the borough where they perform; CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
1,000 Bergen County Students Still Learning Virtually Due To Hurricane Ida DamageOne thousand Bergen County middle and high schoolers are still learning virtually after Hurricane Ida destroyed their school months ago, and some parents worry their kids won't be back to the classroom next school year; CBS2's Meg Baker reports.
Pop-Up HIV Testing Program Held In Harlem For World AIDS DayWednesday was World AIDS Day, a day to bring awareness to another pandemic that still affects more than a million Americans. A pop-up testing program was held in Harlem, led by some staff members living with HIV; CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.
Mets' Max Scherzer Meets Media After Signing 3-Year ContractThe Mets' $130 million man met the media Wednesday. Max Scherzer says he's thrilled to come to the Big Apple, and he mentioned the owner and a fellow ace pitcher as two of the big reasons he joined the team; CBS2's Otis Livingston reports.
Rikers Island Correction Officers Working 12-Hour Shifts As Vaccine Mandate Takes EffectCity correction officers on Rikers Island now have to work 12-hour shifts as the department's vaccine mandate is in effect. It's a move to address the increasing staff shortage after months of chaos; CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.

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