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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.
Nurses From 2 Mt. Sinai Hospitals Rally Against Staff ShortagesNurses from Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West held a rally Wednesday over what they call an understaffing crisis at their hospitals.
18-Year-Old Fighting For His Life After Being Shot While Working At Family-Run Bodega In BrooklynThe father of a teenager who was gunned down inside a family-run bodega in Brooklyn is speaking out as police search for the suspected gunman; CBS2's Jessica Moore reports.
Crowds Getting Ready For Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree LightingCrowds are getting ready for the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree; CBS2's Vanessa Murdock reports.
Over 50 People Evacuated After House Explosion In BrooklynA massive house explosion rocked a Brooklyn neighborhood overnight, causing a fire that spread to surrounding homes. More than 50 people had to be evacuated. Some residents of the Cypress Hills building told CBS2's Christina Fan they believe this all could have been avoided.
Cross Examination Of First Victim At Ghislaine Maxwell TrialCross examination of the first accuser is underway at the sex-trafficking trial of Ghislaine Maxwell.
US Supreme Court Hears Landmark Abortion CaseHundreds of protesters on both sides of abortion rights waited outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices heard arguments in a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade.
4th Victim Dies After Michigan High School ShootingA fourth person has died after Tuesday's deadly high school shooting in Oxford, Michigan. The suspect is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and terrorism, and prosecutors say they're considering charging his parents; Nancy Chen reports for CBS2.
Philanthropist Jacqueline Avant Murdered In Beverly Hills HomeJacqueline Avant, philanthropist and wife of music executive Clarence Avant, was murdered overnight in their Beverly Hills home; CBS2's Dick Brennan reports.
Complicated Laboratory Process Key To Understand How Serious Omicron Variant IsAs more countries report cases of the Omicron variant, scientists in the United States are analyzing tens of thousands of virus samples, looking for this new strain. It's a complicated laboratory process that CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez says is key to understanding how contagious and how serious a disease Omicron can cause.
Omicron Variant Detected In USThe Omicron variant has now been detected in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms it was found in a traveler who returned to California from South Africa last week; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
Family, Community Speak Out After Sayid Muthana Shot At Brooklyn DeliBodega owners and community leaders held a rally Wednesday in support of 18-year-old Sayid Muthana, who was shot in the head while working at his family's deli in Brooklyn.
Supreme Court Hears Significant Abortion CaseThe Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the most significant challenge to abortion rights in more than a generation.
New Details About Michigan School Shooting Suspect And VictimsA community in Michigan is mourning three students who died after a school shooting Tuesday. The 15-year-old suspected shooter also injured eight people. CBS News' Nancy Chen reports.

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