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Experts say the drug kratom is as addictive as heroin, and it's completely legal. (Credit: CBS 2)

NJ Assemblyman Looks To Ban Organic Herb That Produces Heroin-Like High

A New Jersey lawmaker wants to ban an organic herb fueling the latest drug craze among teens.

04/24/2015

A Long Island teacher is suing the state over its evaluation system. (Credit: CBS2)

State Board Of Regents Chancellor Pushes To Extend Deadline For Teacher Evaluations

A top New York education official says the state’s deadline for new teacher evaluation plans is unrealistic and is directing the Education Department to give districts more time.

04/23/2015

Distracted Driving (credit: Clip Art)

More Than 11M Distracted Driving Incidents Estimated Daily In Connecticut

In Connecticut, it’s estimated nearly 10 percent of drivers talk or text behind the wheel.

04/22/2015

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Multiple Dens Of Coyotes Spotted In Bergen County Community

It’s like a coyote village behind a home on Summit Street in Norwood, as four coyote dens were found in the wooded area of a backyard.

04/21/2015

Stephen Sinisi was out walking his dog, Raleigh, in Norwood when he was attacked by a coyote. (credit: Meg Baker/CBS2)

Another Coyote Captured, Dens Found After Norwood, NJ Man Is Bitten

A Norwood resident who was attacked by a coyote while walking his dog said he thought it was a dog approaching him.

04/20/2015

A Canada goose much like this one has been chasing off people in a parking lot at White Plains High School. (credit: ClipArt.com)

Geese Take Over Part Of White Plains High School Parking Lot

Following spring break, a honking, hissing, flapping gander started swooping down and chasing people in the lot near the school’s auditorium.

04/20/2015

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Stories From Main Street: Yankees Fan Walking Up East Coast For Wounded Warriors

At 65, retired teacher Richard Albero from New Jersey found himself asking the big questions: “What’s it all about? Why am I here? What have I done?”

04/20/2015

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Banner At Nyack Synagogue Back On Display After Being Vandalized 

The Congregation Sons of Israel in Upper Nyack is standing firm in the face of hate.

04/17/2015

Park (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Clarkstown Crackdown: Only Town Residents Allowed In Town Parks

There’s certainly an attraction to the Clarkstown, New York, parks, pools and manicured fields, but some residents complain the town parks are being overrun by out-of-towners.

04/16/2015

Parents, student and teachers protest Common Core testing outside P.S. 321 in Brooklyn on April 4, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Report: Thousands Of Students Opted-Out Of Standardized Tests

Amid the controversy over Common Core-aligned tests for public school students, one thing is clear: the opt-out movement is growing.

04/15/2015

Testing in New York City public schools. (Credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Schools Locked In Battle Over Those Opting Out Of Standardized Tests

As thousands of public school students prepare to take standardized tests Tuesday, many parents have decided to have their children “opt out” of the exams.

04/14/2015

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Fallout From Common Core Testing Opt-Outs Unclear

Mahopac Superintendent of Schools Brian Monahan said he’s walking a fine line between following the state’s rules and respecting the concerns of parents.

04/13/2015

Independence Day Clothing was designed for autistic children. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Former TV News Anchor Develops Clothing Line For Autistic Children

Lauren Thierry teamed up with a designer and developed a special clothing line. Independence Day Clothing can be worn inside and out, backward and frontward.

04/13/2015

Texting while driving (file/credit: CBS 2)

New York Initiating ‘Statewide Crackdown’ On Texting While Driving

Police in New York are embarking on a “statewide crackdown” on texting while driving.

04/10/2015

Irvington fire Chief Chris DePaoli (credit: CBS2)

Irvington Fire Chief Comes To Woman’s Rescue During Stabbing At Metro-North Train Station

A local fire chief is being hailed as a hero after coming to the rescue of a woman during a stabbing in Irvington.

04/09/2015

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