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A case of Legionnaires' disease was reported in Rockland County on Friday, Aug. 7. (Credit: CBS2)

Mayor De Blasio Says Legionnaires’ Outbreak Is Contained

The state Health Department began sending out teams to test cooling towers on Saturday.

08/09/2015

Jon Stewart's run on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" began in 1999. (credit: Rick Kern/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

Emotional Farewell For Jon Stewart As He Exits ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart said goodbye to “The Daily Show” on Thursday, America’s foremost satirist of politicians and the media ushered out by Bruce Springsteen and a reunion of the many colleagues that he worked with during 16 years as host.

08/07/2015

The scene of a wrong-way crash on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Chappaqua on Aug. 7, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Police: Wrong-Way Driver Collides With Car On Saw Mill River Parkway In Chappaqua

Police said the driver of a car was headed south in the northbound lanes when she collided with another car.

08/07/2015

A large grouping of gram-negative Legionella pneumophila bacteria (credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Legionnaires’ Death Toll Rises To 10 In South Bronx; State Offers Free Building Testing

The testing will be available to all owners, operators, managers and landlords of buildings with cooling towers or evaporative condenser units until October.

08/06/2015

The Ames Stradivarius, taken shortly after it entered FBI custody. The strings, bridge, fine tuner, tailpiece, and chinrest have now been removed to reduce tension on the instrument. (credit: FBI New York)

Stolen Stradivarius Returned To Renowned Violinist’s Family 35 Years After Theft

Renowned violinist Roman Totenberg left his beloved Stradivarius in his office while greeting well-wishers after a concert in 1980. When he returned, it was gone.

08/06/2015

Governor Chris Christie speaks to potential voters during a campaign event on June 12, 2015 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: Christie’s Popularity At Home Dips To New Low

More registered voters surveyed in New Jersey are dissatisfied than ever with Gov. Chris Christie.

08/06/2015

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NYC Officials: Death Toll In Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Rises To 8 In South Bronx

Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion and diarrhea.

08/05/2015

NJ TRANSIT trains. (credit: CBS2)

NJ TRANSIT Monitoring Rail Repairs, Says Amtrak ‘Doing Everything Necessary’

With the focus shifting to longer-term solutions, such as new tunnels under the Hudson River, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., said it’s a fight on Capitol Hill to secure the investment needed.

08/04/2015

Officials announce safety improvements to the Elmwood Park, NJ rail crossing on Aug. 3, 2015. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

New Safety Improvements Unveiled At Dangerous Elmwood Park Rail Crossing

A dangerous rail crossing in Elmwood Park, New Jersey is getting a high-tech safety makeover.

08/03/2015

American Pharoah walks around the winner's circle at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 13, 2015. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Thousands Expected To Attend Haskell Invitational To See American Pharoah

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had another easy gallop Saturday morning at Monmouth Park, his final serious exercise before the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational.

08/01/2015

The warning comes after two drone sightings by airplanes near John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday, CBS2's Dick Brennan reports. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating (CBS2)

Department Of Homeland Security Issues Warning After 2 Drone Sightings Near JFK

The NYPD says there is no specific drone threat against New York, but still run daily chopper patrols with an eye on drones.

08/01/2015

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NYC Officials: 4th Person With Legionnaires’ Disease Dies In South Bronx Outbreak

Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease include headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, confusion and diarrhea.

08/01/2015

A NJ TRANSIT train. (credit: CBS2)

Menendez, Booker Call For Increased Infrastructure Funding In Wake Of NJ TRANSIT Train Problems

Lawmakers and NJ TRANSIT commuters are demaning answers after a week plagued by problems caused by Amtrak overhead wire issues.

07/27/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: CBS2)

Sen. Schumer Keeps Mum On How He’ll Vote On Iran Nuclear Deal

Sen. Charles Schumer said he’s feeling the pressure as he dissects the Iran nuclear deal, but is not disclosing how he plans to vote.

07/27/2015

Fire crews battle auto parts warehouse blaze in North Brunswick, N.J. on July 22, 2015. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

North Brunswick Residents Cleared To Return Home After Massive Warehouse Fire

Hundreds of firefighters responded to the blaze, which broke out around 2 a.m. Wednesday in the rear of the complex that is used by eight businesses off Livingston Road in North Brunswick.

07/26/2015

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