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  1. Biden: NY officers' deaths touched soul of nationRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Ramos ... . The casket of New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos arrives to his wake at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a member, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in New York.


  2. Fellow officers salute NY cop's flag-draped casketRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The wife and two sons of a policeman gunned down along with his partner in a brazen daylight ambush were joined at his wake Friday by hundreds of uniformed officers, including dozens who saluted as his flag-draped casket was carried into the church. The daylong tribute to Officer Rafael Ramos occurred at a Queens church where friends and colleagues spoke of him as an embodiment of the selfless, compassionate and heroic nature the New York Police Department wants its finest officers to project.


  3. Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    New York City first lady Chirlane McCray and her husband, Mayor Bill de Blasio, lay a bouquet, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, near the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Br... . CORRECTS BYLINE Emerald Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, center, stands with National Action Network members near a makeshift memorial, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the site where New York Police Department officers Rafael Ramo... .


  4. US Rep. Grimm pleads guilty to federal tax evasionRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 23 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm admitted Tuesday to federal tax evasion, pleading guilty to charges he had fought as he won re-election in November, but he remained determined to stay in office even with his sentencing now looming. "As long as I'm able to serve, I'm going to serve," the Staten Island Republican said shortly after he entered a guilty plea to one count of aiding in the filing of a false tax return.


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    Sunday Dec 21 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Transit officials are now replacing ... . This Dec. 16, 2014 photo shows manual levers on a section of the MTA subway interlocking switch and signal control board, in New York.


  6. NYC event marks winter solstice with music paradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    On Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, musicians will take to the sidewalks in sm... . In this Dec. 21, 2013 photo provided by Make Music, the 2013 Make Music Winter celebration of the winter solstice arrival in New York City is shown.


  7. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Some of 2013's biggest business fails left American consumers scratching their heads. Remember founder Chip Wilson's comment during a TV interview that "some women's bodies just actually don't work" with Lululemon pants? Just when we thought it couldn't get worse than that, 2014 was another year with its fair share of gaffes and meltdowns from some of the most iconic brands and people in the business world that left us wondering, "What were they thinking?" Some of this year's most disastrous corporate incidents led to terminations and bankruptcy , while others included public statements that were just too offensive and boneheaded to overlook.


  8. SantaCon kicks off with hopes of less naughtinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2010 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The annual costumed pub crawl featuring a horde of sloshed Santas on the streets of Manhattan got underway Saturday with a lesson in the First Amendment. Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel addressed the SantaCon crowd in Times Square about the government's right to reasonably regulate an event that New Yorkers have complained has gotten out of hand in past years.


  9. Sharing day of protest, NYC's SantaCon reins inRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    You'd better watch out. You'd better not fight. Better not be a lout. And SantaCon's telling you why.


  10. Police demonstrations inspire new protest songsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. There's something happening here.


  11. Prince William hits DC; Kate joins NYC first ladyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Kate and Prince William arrive... . Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, right, is greeted by New York City first lady Chirlane McCray at the Northside Center for Child Development, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in New York. 1 comment

  12. Video: Police pepper spray MA man at excessive force protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A protester in Massachusetts said a police officer pepper-spraying him during a protest was yet another example of excessive force. "I have no intention of going head-to-head with a bunch of officers of the law, a bunch of big, kind of angry-at-the-time-looking armed men, so I was definitely backing up and headed off," Kin Moy said.


  13. Paris protesters join outcry over excessive police forceRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Protesters in Paris took to the Trocadero across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower on Saturday to protest police brutality in the U.S. The demonstration was in response to recent cases in which white police officers were absolved in the deaths of two unarmed black men. Within a week's time, grand juries decided not to bring charges against officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY.


  14. Peaceful protests shut down Brooklyn BridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Anger over a lack of charges in the death of Eric Garner has brought thousands to the streets of New York, and across the nation. "Everybody's got these posters that say black lives matter but it doesn't seem as if it does," said Martha Fay, a Brooklyn resident.


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    Thursday Dec 4 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    President Barack Obama speaks about the recent police issues before talking about education at the Summit on College Opportunity, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington. On Wednesday, a grand jury de... .


  16. Grand jury decision expected soon in Garner choke hold deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A grand jury could decide as early as this week whether a New York City police officer will face criminal charges in the alleged choke hold death of a man last July. On July 17, Eric Garner was about to be arrested in Staten Island, NY for illegally selling loose cigarettes.


  17. Tenement Museum uses novel way to teach EnglishRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Held i... . Educator Pedro Garcia, center, talks with immigrants during Shared Journeys, a workshop in English for Speakers of Other Languages, or ESOL, run by the Tenement Museum, on New York's Lower East Side, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.


  18. Protests against Ferguson decision grow across USRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the predominantly black St. Louis suburb. Peaceful demonstrators marched in Seattle and Albuquerque and disrupted traffic in St. Louis and Cleveland.


  19. Police: NY 'revenge killer' killed innocent victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Authorities said 19-year-old Clayton Gravenhise is charged with the August killing of a man in a Brooklyn liquor store. Apparently, Gravenhise thought both were involved with the murder of his brother, but police said both people were innocent and had nothing to do with that crime.


  20. Obama says Lynch will carry on equal justiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2014 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    President Barack Obama introduced his choice for attorney general Saturday as an accomplished prosecutor from New York City who will carry on a "fierce commitment to equal justice." Obama argued at a White House ceremony that it's "pretty hard to be more qualified" for the job of attorney general than Brooklyn federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch.


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