Sean Adams

42 million Americans are expected to travel for the 4th of July weekend. (credit: CBS2)

AAA Predicts 42 Million Americans To Travel For 4th Of July Weekend

With Fourth of July landing on a Saturday this year, Thursday has become the big getaway day for travelers.

07/02/2015

FILE - A Styrofoam take-out container is viewed in a trash can in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York City Ban On Styrofoam Products Takes Effect

As of midnight, Styrofoam products such as trays, cups, plates, clamshell containers and packing peanuts are banned at food service establishments, stores and manufacturers across the five boroughs.

07/01/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie officially announces 2016 presidential bid during event at Livingston High School on June 30, 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Christie Officially Jumps Into Presidential Race

The Republican governor launched his campaign in the old gymnasium of Livingston High School in the town of Livingston, where he experienced some of his first political victories.

06/30/2015

The Skinny House in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (Credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Mamaroneck’s Skinny House Designated National Historic Landmark

Just 10 feet wide, Mamaroneck’s Skinny House attracts quite a bit of attention. Now, it shall be known as a monument to America’s great melting pot.

06/29/2015

Hudson River in Piermont in Rockland County. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Dead Bunker Fish Washing Up Along Hudson River

Dead bunker fish started washing up first on the shores of the Long Island Sound, and now on the Hudson River from Peekskill to New York Harbor.

06/26/2015

Copper wire (Credit: ClipArt.com)

Police: Thieves Steal Copper Wires From Dozens Of Rockland County Utility Poles

Scrap metal thieves have jeopardized the safety of Orange & Rockland utility workers, authorities say.

06/25/2015

Red Light Cameras BIG DL

White Plains On Verge Of Adding Red Light Cameras

The state Legislature approved Mayor Tom Roach’s request for cameras at 12 dangerous intersections.

06/23/2015

Off-duty fire Capt. Robert Smith rescues two from Saw Mill River after crash. (credit: Lou Young/CBS2)

Yonkers Firefighter Rescues Couple After Pickup Truck Goes Off Road Into River

Capt. Robert Smith of Station 9 in Yonkers was driving Sunday evening when he witnessed the truck go into the Saw Mill River near the parkway’s Odell Avenue overpass.

06/22/2015

Poster for the 2015 Rockland-Bergen Music Festival

Stories From Main Street: Local Rocker Driving Force Behind Rockland-Bergen Music Festival

After years of hitting the road, Joe D’Urso of the rock band Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan decided to start a music festival in his own backyard.

06/22/2015

East Ramapo School District

New York Lawmakers Struggle To Agree On East Ramapo School District Oversight Plan

Assembly woman Ellen Jaffee said a strong monitor is needed because a state audit found the Orthodox Jewish majority on the board showed favoritism to Yeshiva students.

06/19/2015

The Tappan Zee Bridge as seen on Oct. 6, 2014 (credit: Jim Alcorn/Getty Images)

New Milestone In Construction Of Tappan Zee Bridge

The steel girders are assembled 120 miles up a river and floated down by barge.

06/17/2015

Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Conn. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Greenwich Considering Later School Start Times

In Greenwich, the school is studying options for a schedule change following an online survey that found 77 percent of students in eighth to 12th grades and 75 percent of parents support a later start.

06/15/2015

Bob Hurley Sr. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Legendary Basketball Coach Looking For Assist On High School’s Finances

St. Anthony High School basketball coach Bob Hurley has four national titles and 12 state championships, and seven of his players made it to the NBA.

06/15/2015

Paintball assailants have left property damaged and people injured in Queens. (Credit: CBS2)

Police: Paintball Assailants Have Damaged Property, Injured People In Queens

Paintball guns are supposed to be used for a game, but whoever has been leaving splatters on cars and homes in Queens is now pulling the trigger on people.

06/10/2015

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NYC Health Dept. To Propose Plan To Label High Sodium Menu Items

If the proposal is passed, it would be a first in the country requiring chain restaurants to label menu items that include 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more in an effort to help diners make healthier choices.

06/10/2015

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