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Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Victim’s Dream Animal Shelter Set To Become A Reality

Before she was killed in the Newtown school massacre, 6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard raised money from returnable bottles and cans to buy bones for dogs at the pound.

07/05/2014

Crews on Long Island are fighting to prevent the spread of Asian Longhorned Beetles. (Credit: CBS 2)

Clock Is Ticking In Fight Against Asian Longhorned Beetles

The Asian Longhorned Beetle first appeared in New York in 1996. It is believed that it came from China to Brooklyn in packaging material.

06/23/2014

Tree damaged by Emerald Ash Borer (Credit: CBS 2)

Officials Warn North Plainfield Residents Of ‘Green Menace’ Infestation

Federal and state officials are warning some New Jersey residents about an insect infestation that kills ash trees.

06/11/2014

Credit 1010 WINS Reporter Gary Baumgarten

Twenty-Five Wild Turkeys From Staten Island Headed For Hudson Valley Animal Sanctuary

The Staten Island Advance reports that the birds will be transported upstate by the same U.S. Department of Agriculture unit that rounded up some of their brethren and sent them to a slaughterhouse last month.

09/21/2013

Clam

Connecticut Recalls Shellfish From Norwalk, Westport Harvesting Sites

The State of Connecticut on Monday announced a voluntary recall of oysters and clams harvested in Norwalk and Westport, after at least five people got sick.

08/05/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

Ground Beef (credit: AP)

NJ Meat Packer Recalls Spoiled Ground Beef

An Elizabeth company is recalling more than 200,000 pounds of ground beef products after an inspection found them may be spoiled.

01/11/2011