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Sam Melman,17, presented with Community Service Award at Good Samaritan Hospital on July 28, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Huntington’s Sam Melman, 17, Awarded For Heroism In Alaska Bear Mauling

A teenager credits skills he picked up as a junior volunteer in the intensive care unit at Good Samaritan Hospital in helping him think clearly during a brutal grizzly bear attack in Alaska over the weekend.

07/28/2011

Sam Melman (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Huntington Teen Tells Of Alaska Bear Attack Horror, Heroism

Sam Melman landed at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday before heading home. He was one of seven wilderness survival students who survived the attack in the Talkeetna Mountains on Saturday night.

07/27/2011

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Joshua Berg, Rockland Teen Mauled By Grizzly Bear In Alaska, Recovering

Seven teenagers were nearing the end of a month-long survival course when 17-year-old Berg noticed the mama grizzly. Berg yelled “Bear! Bear!” but it was too late, the bear came charging at him and took him down.

07/26/2011

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Grizzly Bear In Alaska Mauls Teenager Josh Berg Of Rockland County

A local teenager is fighting for his life after being mauled in Alaska and he’s not the only victim. Josh Berg of New City was with a group of teens learning survival skills when the grizzly bear attacked.

07/25/2011

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Police: Rockland County Facebook Fight Leads To Physical Altercation

After some unfriendly words were exchanged on Facebook two virtual friends from New City got into a real-life physical fight.

07/13/2011

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Credit Rating Agency Gives Rockland County Negative Outlook

According to credit rating agency Moody’s, school districts and municipalities in New York are already strained.

07/12/2011

A reunion was held in New City, NY for 120 beagles - and their owners - that were rescued from a closed NJ animal research laboratory last year. (Credit: CBS 2)

Reunion Held For One-Year Anniversary Of Beagles’ Rescue From NJ Animal Lab

Last year, 120 beagles were rescued from a research lab that had suddenly closed its doors. Many of the dogs and their new owners gathered Sunday for a very special reunion.

07/11/2011

Streets were flooded and trees were toppled in New City in Rockland County, New York after powerful storms moved through the area. (Credit: CBS 2)

Powerful Storms Leave Toppled Trees, Flooded Streets In Rockland County

Wild and dangerous weather caused quite a scare in parts of the Tri-State on Friday, as thunderstorms left toppled trees and flooding in their wake.

07/08/2011

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Rockland County Again Targets Illegal Building Conversions

Illegal building conversions can be death traps if a fire breaks out in them.

05/25/2011

New Square resident Aron Rottenberg, 43, was hospitalized with burns to 50 percent of his body after an attack apparently sparked by a religious dispute. (Credit: Handout via CBS 2)

Attempted Murder Charge Filed In Ramapo Arson Case Sparked By Religious Dispute

Ramapo police Chief Peter Brower said Monday that Shaul Spitzer of New Square was trying to burn down Aron Rottenberg’s house when both men suffered burns and were hospitalized Sunday.

05/23/2011

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Treasurer Joyce Bidnick Allegedly Stole $100,000 From Rockland County Little League

The District Attorney said Wednesday that 57-year-old Joyce Bidnick of New City was arraigned on a grand larceny charge.

05/04/2011

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Crime Down Overall In Westchester And Rockland

Overall, statistics show that crime is down in the northern suburbs, with just a few exceptions.

04/21/2011

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Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef Delivers State Of The County

The theme: to rebuild, renew, and reconnect with the citizens of Rockland.

03/16/2011

A mural is seen on Congers Road - New City, NY - Jun 14, 2007 - Photo: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880

Clarkstown Removing Controversial New City Mural

It was called too urban, too political, and too loud.

02/09/2011

A Sign to Slow Down - File / Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Clarkstown Targets Speeding Drivers

It’s not just the police who want the drivers to slow down in Clarkstown.

02/04/2011

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