Emily Smith

Children on a playground. (Credit: CBS 2)

New York Laws Vague About How Young Is Too Young To Leave Children Alone

A child left alone at a South Carolina park has sparked debate about how young is too young to leave a child alone.

07/21/2014

A treatment called Iovera promises to alleviate chronic knee pain by freezing nerves. (Credit: CBS 2)

New Treatment Works To Freeze Away Chronic Knee Pain

Imagine having knee pain for decades, and then having it all disappear with a quick trip to the doctor’s office.

07/21/2014

FILE -- The 2012 Marcum Workplace Challenge

It’s Not Too Late To Get Involved In Long Island’s Marcum Workplace Challenge Walk/Run

The Marcum Workplace Challenge will be held July 29 at Jones Beach State Park.

07/20/2014

Experts say parents can prevent 'summer brain drain' in their kids by making learning fun. (Credit: CBS 2)

Experts: Fight ‘Summer Brain Drain’ By Making Learning Fun For Your Kids

The lazy, hazy days of summer have arrived, and experts warn that the dreaded ‘summer brain drain’ could affect your kids.

07/08/2014

Evacuated residents stand outside a building in Brooklyn after an early morning fire on July 4, 2014. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

FDNY: 4-Alarm Fire In Brooklyn Caused By Lightning Strike

It happened around 1 a.m. at a building on Rockaway Parkway in Brownsville. The fire started on the sixth floor and then quickly spread to about six apartments.

07/04/2014

Police said a man shot and wounded two people in a Brooklyn iron mill, and shot and killed himself after a standoff with officers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Man Shoots 2, Kills Self In Brooklyn As Violent Weekend Spills Into Monday

Monday morning’s incidents came after 21 shootings over the weekend in all five boroughs.

06/30/2014

FILE -- Passengers ride in a subway car. (Credit: Getty Images)

MTA Eyes Surveillance Cameras On All Subway Cars

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it’s “studying the possibility of installing surveillance cameras in future subway car models.”

06/24/2014

A Gap employee fixes a display of jeans. (Credit: Getty Images)

Looking To Save? Hit Stores Early In The Week

Style and retail expert Brittney Levine said Mondays or Tuesdays are hands down shoppers’ best bets for discounts at almost every store.

06/23/2014

Wayne Hills High School

Wayne, N.J. School District To Eliminate Midterms, Finals

Midterms and finals are being done away with and replaced with a new form of testing at one New Jersey high school, in a drastic measure driven by the Common Core curriculum.

06/16/2014

Pumpkin The Horse

New Calls For Carriage Horse Ban After Horse Runs Loose In Central Park

Animal rights groups have stepped up their calls to ban carriage horses following an incident in Central Park.

06/10/2014

Kevin Roper (credit: CBS 2)

Court Papers: Truck Driver Charged In Tracy Morgan Crash Hadn’t Slept In Over 24 Hours

The truck driver charged in a crash that left one person dead and three others critically injured, including actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, had not slept in more than 24 hours at the time of the wreck, according to court papers.

06/09/2014

Veteran FDNY firefighter Jimmy Martinez is need serious need of a marrow donor. (Credit: CBS 2)

Veteran FDNY Firefighter Is In Serious Need Of A Marrow Donor

Martinez is a 24-year veteran of the FDNY. He was with Engine 157 at ground zero during the September 11, attacks, and spent months working rescue and recovery after losing 6 of colleagues.

06/08/2014

Tennis player Fred Kovaleski, 89, once worked undercover for the CIA using his sport as a decoy. (Credit: CBS 2)

89-Year-Old Tennis Pro Looks Back On Career, Undercover Work With CIA

Fred Kovaleski is a tennis pro who spent a decade using the sport as a decoy for the CIA – and now, as one of the world’s oldest tennis players, he has begun talking about his past.

06/03/2014

Protecting Children Against Predators

Youth Groups: Access To Predators’ Records Will Mean Better Safety

New legislation has been proposed in light of a recent massive sexual predator bust. Proponents said the legislation will better protect children.

06/02/2014

Tri-State area residents are being urged to plant milkweed to help bring back the monarch butterfly population (Credit: CBS 2)

Help End The Butterfly ‘Crisis’ By Planting Milkweed

Butterflies are one of the most beloved seasonal species and can be found almost everywhere in the world. But the number of sightings are getting lower every year.

05/27/2014

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