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New York Weather: CBS2 12/2 Nightly Forecast at 11PMCBS2's John Elliott has your weather forecast for Dcember 2 at 11 p.m.
Tony Award Nominated 'Slave Play' Returns To BroadwayA Tony-nominated Broadway hit made its return to the stage Thursday night.
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CBS2 Visits Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst In N.J., Where Afghan Refugees Are Assimilating To Life In The U.S.We're getting a first look inside a New Jersey military base where thousands of Afghan families are now living; CBS2's Jessica Moore reports.
DOJ Launches Inquiry Into Cuomo On Multiple FrontsFederal prosecutors are investigating the sexual misconduct claims against former governor Andrew Cuomo as part of a two-pronged probe.
2 People Hurt In Police Chase Of Stolen School BusA wild chase involving a school bus ends with an arrest in Brooklyn.
4 Omicron Cases Confirmed In New York City, 1 On Long IslandState and city leaders announced Thursday there are five confirmed Omicron cases in New York; CBS2's Cory James reports.
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Federal Hearing Focuses On Conditions At Rikers IslandNew York City attorneys, a federal monitor and others met Thursday with a federal judge regarding the ongoing crisis on Rikers Island.
5 Omicron Variant Cases Reported In New York StateFive Omicron variant cases have now been reported in New York State; CBS2's Cory James reports.
Return Of The Office Holiday Party: Despite Evolving Threat From COVID-19, Companies Say They're Safely Surging AheadOffice holiday parties are happening again. For some, it's the first opportunity to meet co-workers in more than a year. But event spaces told CBS2's Lisa Rozner recently that safety is as much a part of the party as the food.
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New York Weather: CBS2 12/2 Evening Forecast at 5PMCBS2's John Elliott has your weather forecast for December 2 at 5 p.m.
Safety Top Of Mind As In-Person Office Holiday Parties ReturnOffice holiday parties are happening again. For some, it's the first opportunity to meet coworkers in more than a year, but event spaces say safety is as much a part of the party as the food; CBS2's Lisa Rozner reports.
Coney Island Residents Rally Over Lack Of HeatSome NYCHA tenants on Coney Island say they are without heat and hot water.
New York Blood Center Announces Emergency ShortageAs Omicron spreads, the New York Blood Center says it's facing a shortage emergency and needs donations.
A Look Inside Liberty Village On Joint Base McGuire-DixWe're getting a first look inside Liberty Village on Joint Base McGuire-Dix in New Jersey, where 11,000 Afghan refugees are currently housed, awaiting resettlement as part of Operation Allies Welcome; CBS2's Jessica Moore reports.
Gov. Kathy Hochul, Mayor Bill De Blasio Announce Omicron Cases Confirmed In New YorkGov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in a press conference Thursday that five cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have been confirmed in New York state.
5 Omicron Cases Confirmed In New York, Gov. Hochul SaysGov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that five Omicron cases have been confirmed in New York.
Paley Center Celebrates Grand Reopening In MidtownThe Paley Center for Media in Midtown will welcome visitors this weekend for the first time since its closure in March of 2020.
Fearless Girl Statue's Future In LimboThe future of the Fearless Girl statue is in limbo again.
Scotch Plains Golf Course Renamed To Celebrate African-American HistoryA public golf course in Scotch Plains was renamed this week just in time for a 100th anniversary gala Friday night, celebrating its African-American history; CBS2's Andrea Grymes reports.
NYC Leaders Celebrate Opening Of Overdose Prevention SitesNew York City leaders continue to celebrate the opening of two overdose prevention sites in Upper Manhattan, saying the services will reduce record-high death tolls and curb drug use on city streets; CBS2's Jessi Mitchell reports.

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