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A north Jersey woman says a faulty flour silo turned her home into a winter wonderland. (Credit: CBS 2)

Faulty Flour Silo Turned North Jersey Woman’s Home Into A Winter Wonderland

What looked like a winter wonderland was actually the result of a faulty pipe that leaked baking powder all over the woman’s home.

05/19/2014

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Connecticut Seeks To Ban Chocolate Milk In Public Schools

Moo hoo. The Nutmeg State seeks to ban chocolate milk from public schools.

05/16/2014

Eisenhower Park - East Meadow, NY - May 7, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Nassau County Exec. Proposes Increasing Fees For County Services

Under the plan, inspections would cost an additional $61, adult annual membership at Eisenhower Park’s Aquatic Center would rise by $50 and weekend golf at the park would go up from $36 to $40.

05/15/2014

A woman wants a Citgo station to cover the cost of repairs needed after her tank was filed with contaminated gas. (Credit:CBS 2)

Woman Wants Citgo Station To Pick Up Tab For Damage Caused By Bad Fuel

A Bergen County gas station is under investigation for allegedly selling contaminated fuel.

05/14/2014

Photos of debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Veterans Community Suspected To Be Third Suspected Illegal Toxic Dumping Site On Long Island

The discovery follows on the heels of the study of illegal asbestos dumping at a park and a construction site in the Town of Islip.

05/14/2014

Redesigned intersection at 96th Street and Broadway as part of Vision Zero initiative, May 13, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Dangerous Upper West Side Intersection Reconfigured Under ‘Vision Zero’ Initiative

The New York City Department of Transportation on Tuesday unveiled a new northbound median-to-median crosswalk at 96th Street and Broadway as part of an effort to reduce traffic fatalities.

05/13/2014

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New ‘E-Tags’ Could Mean Less Time On Line At The Airport

A new way to check bags could reduce the amount of time that you spend on line at the airport.

05/12/2014

Sal Mazzaro shows off his utility bill - Lynbrook, NY - Jul 7, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

CL&P Customers Could See Rate Hike As Infrastructure Project Continues

CL&P has not had a rate hike in four years. The utility is asking for $231.5 million.

05/12/2014

Lilly Ledbetter (in green) with school safety agents on steps of City Hall demanding fair pay, May 9, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Lilly Ledbetter Rallies With NYC School Safety Agents Demanding Fair Pay

About 5,000 school safety agents, mostly women, say they’re paid $7,000 a year less than other similar workers.

05/09/2014

Experts say the risks and benefit of hormone replacement therapy should be weighed carefully before beginning treatment. (Credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Experts Urge Caution When Using Popular Hormone Replacement Therapy

For millions of men who have been dragged down by aging there is a drug that claims to improve strength and virility. However, new life-threatening side effects have raised questions over whether fighting low testosterone is worth the risk.

05/08/2014

Photos of debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Town Of Islip Readies Lawsuits Over Illegal Dumping In Roberto Clemente Park

Police are standing guard at the gate of the now-closed Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, after Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said about 1,100 truckloads of contaminated debris were dumped there.

05/08/2014

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Some Mangos Sold In New Jersey Recalled

The mangos were sold from April 14-May 2.

05/07/2014

A recent study indicated that baby-gates have been involved in an increasing number of childhood injuries. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Study Says Baby-Gate Related Injuries Are On An Alarming Rise

Baby-gates are designed to protect children, but the gates themselves may be creating problems, according to a new study.

05/05/2014

The asparagus crop is coming in late on Long Island following cooler than normal spring (credit: CBS 2)

Frigid Winter, Unseasonably Cool Spring Stunting Local Crops

On Long Island – where early crops are normally going strong this time of year – there are delays that will soon impact prices.

05/05/2014

Customer grabs beer from liquor store case (file/credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

State Undercover Operation Finds Brooklyn A Haven For Underage Alcohol Sales

Cuomo said the State Liquor Authority sent minors undercover into 74 stores in New York City between April 17 and May 1 to try to buy alcohol. In all, 32 underage purchases were made.

05/05/2014

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International Toy Fair At Javits Center

The Jacob Javits Center has turned into a huge playground. The 108th Annual International Toy Fair is in Manhattan this week showcasing the hottest trends in the industry.

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 20: Supermodel Adriana Lima reveals the $2 million bombshell fantasy bra designed by Damiani exclusively for Victoria's Secret at Victoria's Secret, SoHo on October 20, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Adriana Lima Models $2 Million Victoria’s Secret Bra

Supermodel Adriana Lima reveals the $2 million bombshell fantasy bra designed by Damiani exclusively for Victoria’s Secret at Victoria’s Secret, SoHo on October 20, 2010 in New York City.

Filene's Running of the Brides

Filene’s Basement Running Of The Brides

Deal-hungry women create an annual spectacle.

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