Rockland County

Former U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Maureen Morgan (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Rockland County Honors Navy Veteran

Last week, the county presented its annual Freedom Award to Maureen Morgan, of Pomona, who served in the U.S. Navy from 1979-83.

03/02/2015

FILE -- A train carries oil.(credit: Getty Images)

West Virginia Oil Train Derailment Sparks Fears Along Rail Lines In Bergen, Rockland Counties

The accident is raising concerns in Rockland and Bergen counties, where the same cars rumble past homes and businesses just about every day.

02/18/2015

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Rockland County Officials Hoping They Have Enough Salt To Last Through Winter

Skip Vezzetti, Rockland’s superintendent of highways, said this winter seem to be falling in line with recent years, when the county has spent $300,000 to $400,000 for salt and other melting supplies.

02/11/2015

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Rockland County Eyes Vehicle-Detection System, 4-Arm Gates At Railroad Crossings

The county is looking to install crossing gates with four arms — which make it difficult for drivers to navigate around.

02/10/2015

Slick conditions on the Saw Mill River Parkway in Chappaqua on Feb. 9, 2015. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Wintry Mix Creates Slick Roadways Across Tri-State Area

A winter weather advisory is in effect for New York City, Long Island, Rockland and Westchester counties and for parts of New Jersey and Connecticut until midnight Tuesday morning.

02/09/2015

A skunk. (Credit: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Skunk Tests Positive For Rabies In Rockland County

A skunk in Clarkstown has tested positive for rabies after coming into contact with a dog belonging to an area resident, Rockland County health officials said Wednesday.

01/28/2015

Snow is seen around a house in Yonkers on Jan. 26, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Westchester, Rockland Officials Defend Travel Ban

But Rockland County Executive Ed Day said when he woke up to just 2 inches of snow at his house, he would have liked to have had the power to lift the travel ban locally.

01/27/2015

A snowy road off of 5th Street - Mount Vernon, NY - Jan 28, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Conditions Go Downhill As Blizzard Swoops Into North Suburban Counties

Westchester and Rockland counties have their emergency operations centers up and running and are in touch with the state, utilities and mass transit.

01/26/2015

A shigella bacterium. (Credit: CBS2)

Rockland Officials: Shigella Has Sickened 66 Since Nov. 1

According to the Rockland County Health Department, there have been 66 cases since Nov. 1, centered in Ramapo.

01/20/2015

An outbreak of shigella infections in Brooklyn has now spread to Rockland County. (Credit: CBS2)

New Yorkers On High Alert After Shigella Outbreak Spreads To Rockland County

The shigella bacterium outbreak started in Brooklyn, but now parents are on high alert in Rockland County.

01/17/2015

A shigella bacterium. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Shigella Infection Outbreak Spreads To Rockland County

An infectious outbreak of the shigella bacterium has already been seen in Brooklyn, and now, the outbreak has spread to the suburbs.

01/16/2015

Surveillance video of the robbery of a gas station in Valley Cottage, Rockland County. (Credit: CBS2)

Rockland County Gas Station Clerk Fights Off Armed Robbers

A Rockland county gas station clerk refused to become a victim when two robbers stormed in and demanded cash.

01/12/2015

NYPD Officers Andrew Dossi (left) and Aliro Pellerano were shot and wounded in the Bronx on Monday, Jan. 5. (Credit: CBS2)

Families, Neighbors Hope For Recovery For 2 Officers Shot In The Bronx

The officers who were shot and wounded in the Bronx on Monday night both came from Rockland County, and their friends and families were heartbroken over the shootings.

01/06/2015

A NY Waterways ferry maneuvers through the icy Hudson River on Jan. 24, 2014. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork.com)

Nyack Revisits Idea Of Implementing Ferry Service

Ferry service might be the solution to an ongoing transportation problem in Rockland County, the mayor of Nyack said.

12/27/2014

Judith Clark was convicted as a getaway driver in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery in Rockland County. (Credit: CBS2)

1981 Brinks Armored Car Robbery Defendant May Soon Be Released

One of the defendants convicted in the infamous Brinks robbery in Rockland County some 33 years ago could soon be released from prison.

12/01/2014

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