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Connecticut Safety Measures Lead To Dramatic Reduction In Truck Driver Fatalities

Mike Riley, head of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut, attributes the improvement to a more intense focus on the drivers themselves — measures such as alcohol and drug testing and required medical exams.

03/04/2015

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Mayor Bill De Blasio To Visit Israel This Summer

De Blasio has championed Jewish causes. He denounced anti-Semitic violence in Europe at a major New York synagogue and in a recent trip to Paris following terrorist attacks there.

03/04/2015

A fire at Ollie's Noodle Shop & Grill forced the evacuation of a Barnard College dormitory on March 3, 2015. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

Investigation Underway After Fire Forces Evacuation Of Barnard College Dorm

It appeared to have started at Ollie’s Noodle Shop & Grill adjacent to the Morningside Heights campus and across from Columbia University.

03/04/2015

Crews respond after an LIRR train struck an SUV at Rocklyn Avenue in East Rockaway, N.Y., on March 2, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

MTA Officials Consider Elevated Tracks At LIRR Crossings

The option would cost an esimated $100 million for each crossing. That has some riders worried about rising fares.

03/04/2015

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Daniel Murphy On Openly Gay Billy Bean: ‘I Disagree With His Lifestyle’

All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy, known for being an ardent Christian, raised some eyebrows when he addressed what Bean had to say.

03/04/2015

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Taxi & Limousine Commission Looks To Revamp ‘Trouble Lights’

Currently, drivers can activate the 4-inch circular orange lights, which are seen at the front and back of the cars, by flipping a switch to alert police when they are in danger.

03/04/2015

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David Wright Sorry For Scolding Syndergaard Near Reporters

David Wright isn’t about to apologize for getting on the Mets’ pitching prospect. But he is sorry for how it all went down.

03/04/2015

Boomer & Carton with Giants receiver Victor Cruz (Credit: Al Dukes/WFAN)

On WFAN: Giants’ Victor Cruz Says He Feels No Pain, Is Almost There

“They’re taking baby steps with me,” Cruz said. “I want to get out there … (There’s) no pain. I trust the structure of (my knee). I trust the way it was rebuilt. It feels very strong.”

03/04/2015

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Snow, Ice, Rain Pound Tri-State Area; System Will Last Into Thursday

If you were hoping for spring weather, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer.

03/03/2015

Sonia Batra demonstrates the Wonder Woman, one of many power poses intended to boost confidence. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: The Secret To Feeling Powerful, Confident? Just Strike A Pose

The secret to feeling powerful and self-assured may not be in your head after all. New research shows if you want to feel strong and in control, all you have to do is strike a pose.

03/03/2015

A car struck by an LIRR train in Patchogue on March 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

One Person Hurt When LIRR Train Strikes Car In Patchogue; Push On For Safety Upgrades

One person in the car was injured and taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.

03/03/2015

Jennifer Garvey holds up a newspaper account of the accident where her sport-utility vehicle was struck by a train in East Rockaway. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Woman Recalls Horror Of SUV Being Hit By LIRR Train

A woman shared her frightening story Tuesday about getting struck by a Long Island Rail Road train at a crossing this week.

03/03/2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles carries the ball against the New York Giants during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Source: LeSean McCoy Expected To Join Rex Ryan In Buffalo

A person familiar with the deal says the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade star running back LeSean McCoy for Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso.

03/03/2015

A new ordinance in Glen Rock, NJ requires residents to clear space around fire hydrants on their property or face a fine. (Credit: CBS2)

Ordinance Requires Glen Rock Homeowners To Clear Snow Around Hydrants Or Face Fine

When it snows in Glen Rock, New Jersey, homeowners have to get out the shovel, or get out the checkbook.

03/03/2015