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A man takes a drink of water in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Local Workers Do What They Can To Keep Cool

The extreme heat has settled over the Tri-State area, with temperatures expected to soar into the 90s through at least Friday.

07/15/2013

New Hostess Twinkie snack cakes .  (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

How Sweet It Is! Twinkies Return To Store Shelves

The beloved cream-filled snack cakes are officially returning to store shelves Monday nine months after Hostess went bankrupt.

07/15/2013

A cicada. (credit: CBS 2)

Experts: Don’t Be Afraid Of Cicadas

Now that the much-discussed 17-year cicadas have begun their emergence, many have wondered how the insects should be dealt with.

05/25/2013

Adult cicadas dry their wings on leaves May 16, 2004 in Reston, Virginia. (credit: Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Preparing Your Yard For The 17-Year Cicada

The 17-year cicadas will come out of hiding before you know it, and if you have just landscaped your yard, you might want to take some precautions.

05/18/2013

Barbara Walters attends Barneys New York And Disney Electric Holiday Window Unveiling, November 14, 2012 (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Barneys New York)

Barbara Walters, 83, Announces She Will Retire Next Summer

Walters said she wanted to leave while people are still saying “why is she leaving?” instead of “why doesn’t she leave?”’

05/13/2013

Maple Syrup maker Neil Kane (credit: Deborah Rodriguez/WCBS 880)

Local Maple Syrup Makers Gear Up For Selling Season

Now that spring is officially here, it won’t be long before a new batch of local maple syrup will start showing up at roadside stands all across the Hudson Valley.

03/24/2013

Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D - European Premiere

Katy Perry Headlines Kids’ Inaugural Concert

President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama will headline two inaugural balls Monday night, but two nights earlier, the kids were set to get their turn.

01/19/2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on August 28, 2012 during the Republican National Convention. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Poll: Christie Earns Highest Approval Rating Of Any New Jersey Governor In History

This record high approval comes on the heels of New York City registered voters giving Christie top marks for his handling of superstorm Sandy.

11/27/2012

Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention in Tampa - Aug 30, 2012 and Rep. Paul Ryan at the Republican National Convention in Tampa - Aug 29, 2012 (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Fact Check Friday: Republican National Convention Rhetoric

Both Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan made statements about President Barack Obama. But how much truth was in them?

08/31/2012

Sharon Osbourne, Pat Carroll, and Julie Chen visit WCBS Newsradio 880 - New York, NY - May 15, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

‘The Talk’ Hosts Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen Visit WCBS Newsradio 880

Chen talked about juggling the demands of parenthood with the demands of being a busy television personality. Osbourne talked about being a woman in the music business.

05/15/2012

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on the set of "Live with Regis and Kelly" - New York, NY - Nov 17, 2011 (credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Regis Says He’ll Miss The Audiences The Most As Final Broadcast Airs

This morning marked Regis Philbin’s final broadcast as co-host of the nationally syndicated “Live with Regis and Kelly.” Mayor Bloomberg appeared on the show.

11/18/2011

Buying Snowblowers at Lowe's in Butler, N.J. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

With Wintry Weather & Snow On Its Way, Tri-State Residents Say ‘It’s Nuts’

Starting Saturday afternoon, a wintry mix is expected to hit the Tri-State Area.

10/28/2011

Apple Pie Contest Sign - Annandale-on-Hudson - Oct 14, 2011 (credit: Deborah Rodriguez / WCBS 880)

Apple Pie Contest Saturday In Dutchess County

Montgomery Place Orchards in Annandale-on-Hudson (that’s upstate near Red Hook) grows sixty varieties of antique apples, and this time of year, they like to see which ones bake up best.

10/14/2011

Apples at Montgomery Place Orchards - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Sep 22, 2011 (credit: Deborah Rodriguez / WCBS 880)

Fall Means Apples In The Hudson Valley

Autumn has fallen upon us and nothing says fall more that a nice, crisp, tart apple.

09/23/2011

Yard Sale (file / credit: clipart.com)

WCBS 880 Special: Rhinebeck’s Fran Kelso On The Art Of The Yard Sale

We’re expecting a bright, sunny, crisp weekend. It’s the perfect weather for getting rid of your old junk, or shopping for someone else’s.

09/16/2011

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