Local News

Rats
Dreamstime
April 17, 2018 - 5:34 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the city is beefing up its anti-rat program at the 10 most infested public housing complexes. At various New York City Housing Authority projects, the city has found as few as five, but as many as 800, rat burrows. Each burrow is...
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Lightning
Dreamstime
April 17, 2018 - 5:02 pm
A Bay Shore, Long Island man was struck by lightning during the storm on Monday, and he lived to tell the tale.
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Sandy Hook School
Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant/TNS
April 17, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Two parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut are suing talk show host Alex Jones – who continues to broadcast claims that the massacre was all made up.
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Rep. Nita Lowey
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY NETWORK
April 17, 2018 - 3:26 pm
On this Tax Day, some elected officials are calling on Congress to repeal the $10,000 cap on property tax deductions.
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Letitia James
Anthony Behar/Sipa USA
April 17, 2018 - 2:31 pm
New York City Public Advocate Letitia James on Tuesday joined an enlarging chorus calling for legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use in New York state.
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J. Marion Sims Statue Removed
Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
April 17, 2018 - 1:40 pm
A statue of the man known as the father of gynecology is being moved from Central Park.
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Southwest Airlines Emergency Landing
David Maialetti /The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP
April 17, 2018 - 12:14 pm
One person died Tuesday after an engine blew out and shattered at least one window on a Southwest Airlines flight en route to Dallas from LaGuardia Airport.
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LIRR Logo
Marta Zielinska/WCBS 880
April 17, 2018 - 8:35 am
Long Island Rail Road customers are being told to anticipate delays, cancellations and diversions this morning because of Amtrak switch problems at Penn Station.
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Harlem Steakhouse Stabbing
NYPD
April 17, 2018 - 8:09 am
The NYPD is on the hunt for a suspect in a steakhouse stabbing in Harlem.
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Police Lights
Dreamstime
April 17, 2018 - 7:37 am
A father has been arrested and charged in the murder of a 2-year-old boy in Mount Vernon.
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