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A controlled burn in a New Jersey forest. (Credit: William Rashak)

Officials Warn Forest Fires Threat Could Be Disastrous In New Jersey This Year

The spring wildfire season is here, and this one has the potential to be disastrous in New Jersey.

04/06/2015

Researchers say there may be a link between bleach and illness in children. (Credit: CBS2)

Research Points To Link Between Use Of Bleach, Infections In Children

They found that children living in homes that are cleaned with bleach weekly had a 20 percent higher rate of childhood infections than those who did not.

04/03/2015

A new bill would provide training for city parents who are trying to get back into the workforce. (Credit: CBS2)

Bill Could Provide Boost To City Parents Trying To Re-Enter The Work Force

Parents re-entering the work force may soon get help from New York City. A New bill introduced on Tuesday would provide free job training to parents trying to get back to work.

03/31/2015

Kids are stuck playing indoors on their spring break due to chilly temperatures (credit: CBS2)

Parents Scrambling To Keep Kids Busy During Chilly Spring Break

For most of the winter, people anxiously counted down to spring. But so far, it’s been a cold, snowy let down.

03/30/2015

Joseph Amorese of Pennsylvania received a get well card from his father containing a scratch-off lottery ticket. It turned out to be a winner worth $7 million. (Credit: CBS2)

Man Wins $7 Million On Scratch-Off Ticket In Get Well Card From Rockland County Dad

The “$7,000,000 Golden Ticket” scratch-off was purchased at Just A Dollar at 20 North Main St. in New City.

03/25/2015

A memorial sits upon an Astoria tree that the city removed over safety concerns. (Credit: CBS2)

Residents Demand Answers After City Removes Astoria Tree Citing Safety Concerns

After nearly 100 years on a block of 34th street in Astoria, city workers chopped it down as upset residents exchanged angry words with them.

03/24/2015

As run-flat tires are becoming more popular, experts warn of their faults. (Credit: CBS2)

Some Experts Warn Of Down Sides To Flat-Resistant Tires

Run-flat tires are now standard on dozens of cars, but some experts say they aren’t right for most drivers.

03/23/2015

A mudslide forced the evacuation of two high-rises on Walsh Road in Yonkers, NY on March 11, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Mudslide Forces Evacuation Of Two High-Rise Buildings In Yonkers

The mudslide is at the site of the Old Croton Aqueduct behind the two senior housing buildings located at 95 and 97 Walsh Road, fire officials said.

03/11/2015

A dirty snow pile is seen on the Upper West Side. (credit: CBS2)

New Yorkers Hope End Is Near For Mounds Of Filthy Snow

The weather is finally warming up, but New York’s sidewalks and streets are still covered with the remnants of the long, messy winter.

03/10/2015

Children with best friends are less stressed and less likely to be teased or bullied, studies find. (credit: CBS2)

Studies: Having A Best Friend Benefits Kids’ Mental Health

In a series of polls, parents of children who have best friends reported that their kids were less stressed and less likely to be teased or bullied.

03/09/2015

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 19, 2014: Greg Mitri shovels his way through nearly five feet of snow on November 19, 2014 in the Lakeview neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. The record setting Lake effect snowstorm dumped up to six feet of snow in less than 24 hours closing a one hundred mile section of The New York State Thruway as well as other major roads around Buffalo. Four deaths have already been  attributed to the storm and a second round beginning late Wednesday evening will bring up to three more feet of snow overnight. (Photo by John Normile/Getty Images)

Winter Storms May Cloud Common Courtesy As Snow Removal Disputes Turn Violent

More snow is headed to the New York area and not only are people running out of places to put it, but it’s causing fights between neighbors.

03/04/2015

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

Commuter brave cold temperatures on 42nd Street in New York on February 20, 2015. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Another Day Of Bitter Cold Brings Record Low Temperatures To Tri-State Area

Forecasters are calling for high temperatures in the low to mid 20s Tuesday with the wind chill making it feel more like 10 to 15 degrees.

02/24/2015

A new study out of Finland reveals the more men use saunas the longer they live. (Photo: CBS2)

Study: Repeated Sauna Use Each Week Can Help Men Live Longer

Saunas don’t just make you feel good; they may actually help you live longer.

02/23/2015

Screen capture of South Orange's SOConnect app.

South Orange Residents Using Smartphone App To Lodge Complaints About Uncleared Sidewalks

So far, they’ve received more than 100 complaints. The app, called SOConnect, allows people to remain anonymous and is easy to use, officials said.

02/18/2015

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