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Some families use surveillance cameras to stay connected even when they are far apart. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Some Families Use Security Cameras For More Than Just Safety

These days, in-home security cameras are being used for more than just safety. New technology has made it easier for families to stay in touch than ever before.

04/15/2014

"Frozen" dresses being sold at a huge price increase on online auction sites (credit: CBS 2)

With Official ‘Frozen’ Merchandise In High Demand, Some Parents Hope Kids ‘Let It Go’

Some parents are coughing up as much as $1,000 for “Frozen”-themed dresses on eBay and similar sites because the items are largely sold out.

04/15/2014

Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a Town Hall Meeting  (file/credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Christie Calls For Changes To State Pensions, Wants Realty Transfer Fees Tossed

Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall meeting in Somerset on Tuesday focused on the state budget.

04/15/2014

FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Nassau Lawmaker Wants To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Like Suffolk County, NYC

On Monday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed into law a measure raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19 to 21. It takes effect on Jan. 1.

04/15/2014

A screen capture of fake Netflix notification (credit: CBS 2)

Fake Netflix Employees Play Role Of Villain In Online Scam

In the scam, Netflix customers receive an email or a pop-up directing them to a phony, official-looking log-in page.

04/14/2014

Thrill seekers enjoy a day at Luna Park on its 2014 opening day April 13. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Coney Island Amusement Parks Go For Another Spin

At Luna Park on Sunday, Italian tycoon Alberto Zamperla christened the first ride on the Cyclone roller coaster by dousing it with the traditional egg cream.

04/13/2014

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Brooklyn Man Named ‘God’ Sues Credit Rating Agency For Refusing To Recognize His Name

God Gazarov said an Equifax customer-service representative even suggested that he change his name to resolve the issue.

04/11/2014

Co-workers (file/credit: Clipart)

Radical Workplace Changes Being Tested In Parts Of Europe

Imagine working only six hours a day, but getting paid the same as you would for working eight. It may happen … in Sweden.

04/10/2014

Westchester County exec, other officials on hand for reopening of Rye Playland boardwalk, April 10, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Questions About Rye Playland’s Future Persist At Boardwalk Grand Reopening

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is hopeful county legislatures will vote on his proposed makeover that’s been dubbed a reinvention.

04/10/2014

Stan Li (credit: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York)

Family Of Narcotics Overdose Victim Testifies At Queens Doctor’s Manslaughter Trial

Prosecutors called family members to prove that Dr. Li knew he was selling addictive painkillers to addicts. In opening statements last week, a narcotics prosecutor portrayed Li as a drug dealer with a medical degree.

04/10/2014

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (credit: justice.gov)

U.S. Attorney Blasts Gov. Cuomo’s Decision To Shut Down Anti-Corruption Commission

Preet Bharara’s office will move aggressively to complete the Moreland Commission’s “important and unfinished work” investigating New York political corruption, he said.

04/10/2014

SAC Capital headquarters in Stamford, Conn. (credit: Getty Images)

Stamford Hedge Fund Sentenced For Insider Trading To Pay Largest Ever Criminal Fine

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain formally administered the sentence on SAC Capital LP and three related entities under a $1.8 billion deal.

04/10/2014

The door of a TD Bank branch. (credit: Getty Images)

Cops: Accounts Compromised After Skimming Device Found On Plainview ATM

The skimmer was discovered by an ATM repairman last month at the TD Bank on Old Country Road in Plainview. Another skimmer was also found at the outside card entrance.

04/10/2014

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman (credit: USAO)

N.J. Doctor Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes From Lab, Faces Up To 5 Years In Prison

Prosecutors say Dr. Wayne Lajewski, 51, admitted to accepting bribes of $2,000 cash per month over a two year period in exchange for referring patient blood specimens to the Parsippany-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC.

04/09/2014

Oheka Castle/Gary Melius (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Investigation Continues Into Feb. Shooting Of Oheka Castle Owner

No arrests have been made in the Feb. 24 shooting at the lavish Huntington estate and authorities won’t speak publicly about any possible leads or suspects.

04/09/2014