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Manhattan DA: Hale & Hearty Soup Worker Used Job To Aid Identity Theft, Fraud Ring

Eleven defendants were indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and arraigned in State Supreme Court later Wednesday on identity theft, fraud, grand larceny and forgery charges.

04/30/2014

French Bulldog puppies  (file/credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Suffolk Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Sale Of Puppy Mill Pets

The measure also calls for more pet shop inspections, new caging standards and tougher penalties for violators.

04/30/2014

A man uses a ticket machine at a Long Island Rail Road station. (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Board Expected To Approve Ticketing App For Metro-North, LIRR Customers

After nearly two centuries of using paper tickets, the commuter lines are going high tech.

04/29/2014

Workers prepare to remove the Jet Star roller coaster that has been in the ocean for six months after the Casino Pier collapsed when Superstorm Sandy hit, May 14, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Casino Pier In Seaside Heights Gearing Up For 2nd Post-Sandy Summer

The amusement park where the Jet Star Roller Coaster once stood is still not back to full strength. Officials said the goal is to make the pier whole again.

04/28/2014

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Higher Coffee Prices Could Give Consumers A Jolt

Drought conditions in Brazil have hurt the coffee crop and now wholesale coffee prices are on the rise. Brazil grows a third of the world’s coffee.

04/23/2014

Catharine Candelario, an employee at the newly opened Henley Vaporium, vapes, or smokes an electronic cigarette, on Dec. 19, 2013, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

L.I. City Looks To Add E-Cigarettes To Anti-Smoking Laws Already On The Books

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that poisonings from liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes have increased dramatically over recent months.

04/21/2014

Lots of hot dogs.  (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/GettyImages)

Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs Over Ingredient Mix-Up

Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

04/20/2014

Signs on Ocean Breeze, Staten Island home nearly 18 months after superstorm Sandy hit, April 17, 2014. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Announces Reforms To City’s Sandy Rebuilding Program

The mayor unveiled a sweeping report on Thursday that examines the city’s recovery progress.

04/17/2014

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs during "12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief" on Dec. 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Just 1 Loud Concert, Sporting Event Can Cause Permanent Nerve Damage

Researchers say though the ringing in your ears may fade following a loud event, the damage from even one such event is there to stay.

04/16/2014

I-95 in Fairfield County, CT (file / credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conn. Infrastructure To Get $1.8 Billion Facelift Through 2018

The improvements include finishing up replacement of the overhead wires on the Metro-North New Haven line in the Bridgeport area.

04/16/2014

A home security camera (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

Rep. Steve Israel announces the Household Cleaning Products Right To Know Act, April 11, 2014. (credit: Twitter/Rep. Steve Israel)

L.I. Congressman Wants Ingredient List On Household Cleaning Supplies

Rep. Steve Israel discussed his Household Cleaning Products Right To Know Act Friday from Port Washington.

04/11/2014

West Babylon Junior High School (credit: jhs.wbschools.org/)

5 L.I. School Districts Seek School Budgets That Break State Tax Cap

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A handful of Long Island school districts will ask voters next month to approve education budgets that would break the state tax cap. As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief […]

04/11/2014

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

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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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