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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Wednesday, Dec. 12

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    Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Wednesday, Dec. 12

    What to Know

    • A judge ordered the release of a mother jailed after police violently pulled her toddler son from her arms in a videotaped encounter

    • Trains across New York City are set to start running faster, with some already going faster than they have in years

    • If you are looking for the best holiday windows this year NYC has some of the best Instagram-worthy ones around

    Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 

    Happy Wednesday! It's chilly again today, with highs in the 40s. But on the bright side, at least there will be lots of sunshine. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. Mom in Cop Baby Grab Video Returns Home From Rikers

    A judge ordered the release of a mother jailed after police violently pulled her toddler son from her arms in a videotaped encounter in the crowded waiting room of a New York City social services office.

    The development came hours after Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said that "in the interest of justice" he was dropping all charges against Jazmine Headley in the incident.

    The 23-year-old Headley told reporters after her release Tuesday from Rikers Island, "All the support that I've been getting in New York, all the great people... all the love, and I'm accepting it, I'm just so grateful."

    Read more here.

    2. Quicker Commutes: Trains to Speed Up Across NYC Subway

    Trains across New York City are set to start running faster, with some already going faster than they have in years.

    NYC Transit is making amendments to the city's train speed limits after reviewing the rules and finding that, for decades, trains have been traveling slower than they needed to.

    The reasons are two-fold.

    Read more here.

    3. NYC Has Some of Most Instagram-Worthy Holiday Window Displays

    If you are looking for the best holiday windows this year NYC has some of the best Instagram-worthy ones around. 

    You are in for a sweet treat at Bergdorf Goodman. This year's candy-themed displays are some of the most elaborate in town. 

    Saks is up to its usual theatrics, not only because the theme this year is "Theater of Dream: but because once again they have an incredible audio-visual experience to go with it. 

    And even though The Grinch is at Bloomingdale's this year, the interactive windows will give you some holiday cheer. 

    Read more here.

    For the latest entertainment news and things to do, tune in to New York Live, Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. on NBC 4 New York. 

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