Emily Smith

These students at Paul D. Schreiber High School on Long Island plan to go to Italy in April, despite a global travel warning from the U.S. State Department. (Credit: CBS2)

Concerns Mount For Students Studying Abroad After Overseas Terror Attacks

Some students and parents were concerned Wednesday night, with a global travel warning in place after recent terror attacks in France.

01/14/2015

Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and Frank's (Tom Selleck), on BLUE BLOODS, return on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/CBS ©2012 CBS BROADCASTING INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

CBS’ Hit Show ‘Blue Bloods’ Celebrates Milestone 100th Episode

A hit CBS show based on four generations of family being New York City cops is set to air its 100th episode.

01/09/2015

A woman tries to stay warm while waiting for a bus in Coney Island  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Under Big Chill As Temperatures Drop

Arctic air and wicked wind chills have followed the snow that fell across the Tri-State area, bringing bitter cold temperatures to much of the region.

01/07/2015

Rep. Carolyn Maloney is working to bring a black and white panda to New York City (Credit: CBS2)

Rep. Maloney Working To Bring Black And White Pandas To New York

In the animal world black and white pandas could be considered tops, at least price-wise. The Guinness Book of World Records lists them as the most expensive animal to keep in captivity.

01/05/2015

Flu Shot (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Flu Cases In New York Nearly Double In Just A Week

Cases of the flu in New York have almost doubled in just a week. It’s a national epidemic and the worst part of the season has yet to arrive.

01/02/2015

Hari Simran Singh has been missing from a yoga retreat in Mexico since Tuesday, Dec. 30. (Credit: CBS2)

Frantic Search For Brooklyn Man Who Vanished From Yoga Retreat In Mexico

A desperate search has been launched for a Brooklyn man who has gone missing from a yoga retreat in Mexico.

01/01/2015

Mark Palmer, 49, is charged with driving drunk with three children in his vehicle in Hampton Bays, Long Island. (Credit: CBS2)

Man Accused Of Driving Drunk With 3 Kids In Vehicle On Long Island

A father stood accused Thursday of taking his children on what authorities say could have been a death ride – driving at unthinkable speeds while drunk.

01/01/2015

Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting has chosen the vacant Fortunoff store at The Source mall in Westbury  as the site of a new gambling hall. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Nassau OTB Eyes Vacant Westbury Store As Site For New Gambling Hall

The facility would include up to 1,000 slot machines and table games. OTB hopes to open the facility next year, but strong community opposition is already forming.

12/31/2014

An ATM was stolen from the Macy's at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, Long Island, after the thieves smashed in with a dump truck, police said. (Credit: CBS2)

Police: Thieves Crash Dump Truck Into Long Island Macy’s, Steal ATM Machine

Police said thieves used a dump truck to crash into a Macy’s on Long Island early Tuesday, before making off with an ATM.

12/30/2014

Hunter Mountain chair lift(Facebook)

Police: Brooklyn Woman Killed In Fall From Ski Lift

Olga Filkin, 44, was on a lift at Hunter Mountain in Greene County when she fell off around 2:15 p.m. Sunday, state police said.

12/29/2014

Aktarer Zaman on his Skiplagged airfare savings site. (Credit: CBS2)

Airlines Say They’re Being Cheated By Skiplagged Airfare Savings Site

Airfares seem to keep on climbing, but a 23-year-old computer whiz found a way to save you hundreds of dollars on airline tickets.

12/19/2014

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Holiday Gifts For $20 Or Less

You don’t have to spend a fortune to give a quality or memorable gift.

12/17/2014

Omil Carrasquillo (Twitter)

Teacher At P.S. 249 In Brooklyn Accused Of Groping 9 Young Students

According to the 22-count indictment, Carrasquillo allegedly groped or fondled nine female students who were between ages 8 and 11 years old on multiple occasions between Nov. 1, 2012 and Sept. 18, 2014.

12/08/2014

This jacket was left behind by a suspect in 11 burglaries of churches in southern Brooklyn, police say. (Credit: NYPD)

NYPD Looking For Suspect In Brooklyn Church Thefts

The targets in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Sunset Park included Our Lady of Angels, The Catholic Brothers Institute Residence and The Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church, police said.

11/27/2014

Burned pie (Credit: CBS2)

Tips On Salvaging Thanksgiving Dinner Disasters

CBS2’s Emily Smith got together with Sabrina Sexton, with the Institute of Culinary Education, to talk about tips on how to avoid a dinner disaster this holiday.

11/26/2014

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