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New York State Traffic Court Planning To Stay VirtualAs most courts transition back to in-person hearings this month, New York state's traffic court is planning to stay virtual. It's a cost-cutting measure for the state, and some say it's a money-grab from motorists; CBS2's Lisa Rozner reports.
CDC: COVID-19 Variant That First Emerged In NYC Is Not More Dangerous Than Other VariantsA new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a coronavirus variant that quickly spread in New York City does not appear to be more dangerous than other variants.
New York Weather: CBS2 5/5 Evening Forecast at 6PMCBS2's Lonnie Quinn has your weather forecast for May 5 at 6 p.m.
Entire Senior Class At Bronx Charter High School Accepted Into CollegeIt was a big day for students at a charter high school in the Bronx. The entire senior class defied the challenges of the pandemic and learned Wednesday they were all accepted into college; CBS2's Christina Fan reports.
Bill Bans Sale Of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits At Retail Pet Stores In New YorkThe New York state Senate passed a bill Wednesday to ban retail pet stores from selling cats, dogs and rabbits.
Mayor De Blasio Calls For Tougher Laws Against Reckless Driving In NYCMayor Bill de Blasio is pushing for stricter legislation against dangerous drivers after NYPD Det. Anastasios Tsakos was killed by a suspected drunk driver.
Police Say Car Thieves Are Targeting Homes With Key Fobs Left In Plain SightKeyless car thefts are on the rise in several Union County, New Jersey, towns, and police say it's what people are doing inside their homes that makes them a target; CBS2's Meg Baker reports.
Woman Wanted For Anti-Asian Harassment In BrooklynThe NYPD is looking for a woman accused of attacking and harassing an Asian woman in Brooklyn.
Gov. Cuomo Announces Broadway Shows Can Reopen At 100% Capacity In SeptemberReviving the theatre industry is a critical step on New York City's road to reopening. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the curtains will rise for many shows on Sept. 14 at full capacity; CBS2's Andrea Grymes reports.
New Jersey Fencing Gym Helps Train Olympic HopefulsA Union County fencing gym is training Olympic hopefuls. CBS2's Meg Baker reports on the niche sport and what it takes to reach Olympic dreams.
Suffolk County Buys Development Rights To Long Island's Oldest Running Family FarmLong Island's oldest running family farm was sold Wednesday, but not to developers. Suffolk County bought the development rights and will preserve it as farmland. It's part of an effort to protect the character of Long Island's East End and an important food source; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Studies Show Possible Correlation Between COVID-19, DiabetesWhen the coronavirus ignited the pandemic over a year ago, it was thought to be mostly a lung virus. Now we know that it can affect nearly every organ in the body, but there's a surprising new effect of the virus -- diabetes; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Yonkers Public Schools Honor Lives Of 10 Students Who Have Died In Recent YearsThe public school community in Yonkers told 10 families who have lost children that they will keep the memory of their loved ones alive; CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
Gov. Cuomo Signs Bill Expanding Voting Access For FelonsAnyone convicted of a felony in New York state now has the right to vote as soon as they are released from prison.
PETA Protest Outside Hermes Store Calls For Exotic Skins BanActivists calling for a ban on exotic animal skins staged a protest outside Hermes' flagship store in Manhattan on Wednesday.
With July 1 Reopening Goal Looming, NYC Faces Push To Relocate Homeless Individuals Staying In HotelsDozens of hotels in New York City are being used to house homeless individuals during the pandemic, but with a goal of reopening July 1, will those hotels be available to tourists? CBS2's Dave Carlin reports.
95-Year-Old Long Island Woman Angry After Being Wrongly Assumed DeadA 95-year-old Long Island woman says she is very much alive and angry that she has to convince her tax assessor and her bank of the fact. Once declared, or assumed, dead, the process to prove otherwise is not always an easy fix; CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Some Critical Of NYC Public Schools' Plan For Combined Italian Heritage/Indigenous People's DayThe legacy of Christopher Columbus has drawn attention in recent years. New York City Public Schools just wiped his name from the holiday calendar. In its place is a combination Italian Heritage/Indigenous People's Day, but critics say the day shouldn't be shared; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
FDNY: Charging Electric Scooter Caused Deadly Fire In The BronxFDNY says a charging electric scooter caused a fire that left one person dead and at least 10 others hurt in the Concourse section of the Bronx; CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.
Man Barricades Himself Inside Subway Operator's Car, Shuts Down ServiceA man barricaded himself inside a train operator's car Wednesday morning, shutting down subway service for an hour and a half; CBS2's Jessica Moore reports.
Ban On Interstate Indoor Youth Sports Competitions Will Be Lifted In New JerseyIn New Jersey, some more normalcy is coming for children who play sports.
Yankee Stadium, Citi Field Will Allow Full Capacity In Certain Sections Starting May 19Baseball will soon be welcoming back even more fans. The capacity at both Yankee Stadium and Citi Field is expanding on May 19; CBS2's Steve Overmyer reports.
Gov. Cuomo Announces New Rules For Baseball FansYankee Stadium and Citi Field to ease restrictions for vaccinated fans and offer free tickets with shots, Gov. Cuomo says.
New York Weather: 5/5 Wednesday Afternoon CBS2 Weather HeadlinesCBS2's John Elliott has a look at the forecast.

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