Orange County

A bonfire is lit to mark the Jewish holiday of Lag Baomer while tens of thousands of Satmar Hasidim celebrate May 9, 2012 in the village of Kiryas Joel, New York.  The origins of this celebration lie in the  village of Meron in current-day Israel, burial site of the Talmudic sage Rabbi Simeon bar Yochai.  Lag  Baomer marks the anniversary of his death approximately 1,900 years ago, and every year on this day around half a million Jews from all over the world make a pilgrimage to Meron.  The bonfire there is the climax of the celebration. (Credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

State Picks Hasidic Village Of Kiryas Joel To Lead Annexation Request

The New York state environmental commissioner on Wednesday chose the Orange County Hasidic Jewish village of Kiryas Joel to lead the review of its request to annex roughly 500 acres of adjacent land.

01/28/2015

Fire and police crews rescue a teenage girl from the Neversink River in Port Jervis. (Credit: Port Jervis Fire Department)

Teenage Girl Rescued From Frozen River In Port Jervis

A teenage girl was rescued Tuesday after falling into the icy Neversink River in Port Jervis, Orange County while trying to retrieve her cellphone.

01/27/2015

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Jersey City Pilot Survives Small Plane Crash In Connecticut

A pilot from Jersey City, New Jersey has survived a small plane crash in Connecticut.

11/15/2014

The Valero gas station in Middletown, N.Y. where the winning $326 million Mega Millions ticket was sold. (credit: CBS2)

Winning $326M Mega Millions Ticket Sold In New York

Politicians weren’t the only big winners on Election Day. One lucky person holds the winning ticket for Tuesday night’s $326 million Mega Millions jackpot.

11/05/2014

Otisville Shooting

Man Shot Near Otisville MNR Station Just After Being Released From Prison

A man was shot and wounded Thursday near a Metro-North station in Orange County, just 15 minutes after being released from prison.

10/09/2014

Tristan Lewis is ready to enjoy an apple he just picked at Masker Orchards in Warwick, on Friday, Sept. 19. (Credit: CBS 2)

Apple Picking Season Gets Into High Gear

With the Jewish New Year just one week away, it is a very sweet time for local apple orchards and honey makers.

09/19/2014

Nika the dog was found in Ocala, Florida, two years after she vanished from the home of Giuseppe DiBella of Newburgh. (Credit: CBS 2)

Missing Newburgh, N.Y. Man’s Dog Found All The Way In Florida

An Orange County man had all but given up hope on finding his dog after two years, but believe it or not, the dog was found safe – all the way in Florida.

09/16/2014

Metro-North Railroad

Metro North To Cut Parking Fees At West-Of-Hudson Stations

Starting in the fall Metro-North riders will see reduced parking fees at west-of-Hudson stations.

07/29/2014

Sylvia Harden, 35, is charged with leaving a child under 2 years old in a car in Orange County. (Credit: Town of Woodbury Police)

Woman Accused Of Leaving Child Alone In Car Outside Orange County Mall

A woman was out of custody on bail Tuesday, after being arrested in Orange County for allegedly leaving a child unattended in a car.

07/22/2014

A New York State Trooper guards Gilgo Beach on Long Island as authorities resume their search for bodies - Dec 5, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Police: N.J. Shooting Suspect Caught In Routine Traffic Stop In Orange County

A seemingly routine traffic stop in Orange County resulted in the arrest of a Paterson, New Jersey man wanted for attempted murder, New York State Police said.

07/19/2014

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Community Weighs In On Possible Casino Near Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

A Caesar’s Casino proposed just down the road from Woodbury Commons near the Harriman train station had plenty of support at a second public hearing on Monday night.

06/03/2014

Rendering of casino proposed in New York (Credit: CBS 2)

Developers Propose Casino Resorts For Upstate New York

Casinos are a jackpot of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to begin with. And for the Catskills, a chance to reclaim the glory days of the old lavish resort hotels.

05/27/2014

Pine Bush Students At UN

CBS 2 Exclusive: Students From District Plagued By Anti-Semitism Meet Holocaust Survivors

Students from an Orange County school plagued by accusations of anti-Semitism were given a lesson in tolerance Monday.

03/10/2014

A nurse uses a syringe to prepare an injection of the combined Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (file/credit: GEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images)

Confirmed Case Of Measles Detected In Orange County

A resident contracted measles but it’s not clear where or when the person was infected. Anyone with a rash and fever should call a medical provider before visiting an emergency room.

02/25/2014

TOUCH food pantry  (credit: touch-ny.org)

Stories From Main Street: Rockland’s Food Pantries Join Forces

TOUCH, which stands for Together Our Unity Can Heal, is celebrating 25 years of service. The more than 50 food pantries in Rockland County are joining forces to meet the need.

01/27/2014

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