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Residents and lawmakers have unanswered questions about a pending mini-casino in Nassau County. (Credit: CBS2)

State Lawmaker Proposes Legislation To Block OTB Gaming Parlors On Long Island

A state lawmaker is introducing new legislation to prohibit the Off-Track Betting Corporation from building gambling parlors on Long Island.

02/23/2015

Long Island Expressway (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Business, Government Leaders To Albany: Invest In Our Infrastructure

A coalition of union and business leaders and elected officials gathered Monday to urge state lawmakers and the governor to dedicate more money to rebuilding Long Island’s roads and bridges.

02/23/2015

New Jersey Sexting

New York Man Surprised To Find That Stolen iPhone Made Its Way To China

Like so many other iPhones a Manhattan man’s phone ended up overseas after it was taken.

02/19/2015

Some toys being displayed at Toy Fair 2015

Toys Of Tomorrow On Display At Javits Center

The 112th North American International Toy Fair was held at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

02/15/2015

NBA All-Star Game gear (credit: CBS2)

Modell’s Sporting Goods A Key Player In NBA All-Star Weekend

Modell’s Sporting Goods has gotten in on all of the action, hosting events, 13 athlete appearances at three stores and selling official All-Star Game merchandise.

02/15/2015

Utility trucks at the National Grid hub center in Melville, Long Island (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Talks Continue In Bid To Avoid National Grid Workers Strike On Long Island

National Grid is making contingency plans in the event 1,100 workers who repair gas mains and help operate power plants across Long Island walk off the job when their contract expires at midnight Friday.

02/12/2015

Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Connecticut Car Dealers Group: Let Us, Not Manufacturer, Sell Teslas

Tesla would like to open a corporate store in Connecticut. But Jim Fleming, the head of the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association, said consumers would be better off if franchise dealers were allowed to sell the Teslas.

02/12/2015

LIE billboard rendering by Allvision (Credit: Allvision/CBS2)

North Hempstead Town Supervisor: Long Island Expressway Billboards Would Be ‘Visual Pollution’

The county is looking to replace some $30 million in projected revenue that was lost from the failed school zone speed camera program.

02/12/2015

An ad is placed on a school bus in Jackson, N.J.  (credit: CBS2)

School Bus Ads Get Rolling In New Jersey

Like other districts looking to close budget gaps, Jackson is forced to deal with a 2-percent cap on property taxes, which fund schools in New Jersey.

02/10/2015

Newsweek Twitter feed hacked (Twitter)

Group Affiliated With ISIS Hacks Newsweek’s Twitter Account

Newsweek’s Twitter feed was briefly hacked this morning, purportedly by a group associated with the Islamic State.

02/10/2015

Bottles of soda are displayed on a shelf on January 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Assemblyman Wants To Bring Warning Labels To Sugary Drinks In New York

Could a can of soda be treated like a pack of cigarettes? If one New York State lawmaker gets his way all sugary drinks will come with health warning labels.

02/09/2015

Turbo Tax (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

TurboTax Resumes Filing Of State Returns After Suspension Over Fraud Risk

TurboTax has temporarily stopped processing state tax returns due to an increase in fraudulent filings.

02/06/2015

The ground may be covered in snow, but the hottest shoes for spring were on display in Midtown. (Credit: CBS)

The Latest Spring Footwear Styles Are On Display At The Shoe Show In Midtown

Anyone getting tired of trudging around in snow boots will be happy to hear that the latest styles for spring have been unveiled in Midtown.

02/05/2015

An ad featuring a plus-sized model is set to appear in the upcoming Sports Illustrated swimsuit Edition. (Credit: CBS2)

Plus-Sized Model Ashley Graham To Hit Pages Of SI’s Swimsuit Edition In New Ad

The 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is already making a splash before it hits newsstands.

02/04/2015

Eggs can still be good three to five weeks after being purchased. (credit: CBS2)

Experts: ‘Sell By’ Dates Don’t Necessarily Mean Groceries Have Gone Bad

The National Resources Defense Council estimates nine out of 10 Americans are confused by the dates. A family of four throws about $2,000 worth of still-edible food away every year.

02/04/2015