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Solar panels on top of a roof of a home in Danbury, Conn. (credit: CBS 2)

Solar Panels Pose Challenges For Firefighters

Solar panels atop a food warehouse in southern New Jersey in September forced firefighters at certain points to retreat because of the threat of live electricity being generated by solar panels.

03/06/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor De Blasio Dodges Traffic Controversy, Heads For Pennsylvania

Mayor de Blasio is spending the weekend in Pennsylvania and is still refusing to answer questions after CBS 2 recorded exclusive video of his security detail breaking traffic laws.

02/22/2014

Richard Mach underwent surgery to donate a kidney to his ailing wife (Credit: CBS 2)

Husband Gives Wife Life-Saving Valentine’s Day Gift

Joy and Richard Mach have known for 40 years they’re the perfect match, but her urgent need for a kidney transplant added a whole knew meaning to the phrase.

02/15/2014

Dover Snow Pile

Residents Find Themselves Plowed In Along Cul-De-Sac In Upstate Dover

Snow may be piled high everywhere, but a cul-de-sac in a small upstate town near Poughkeepsie gave a whole new meaning to the term dead-end.

02/14/2014

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Brookdale Hospital Nurse Allegedly Attacked By Patient

Police said the 40-year-old male patient attacked a 70-year-old female nurse at Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center Friday afternoon, allegedly beating her unconscious.

02/08/2014

Mohonk Mountain House

Intestinal Virus Outbreak Shuts Down Mohonk Mountain House Resort In Catskills

An iconic mountain resort in the Catskills was temporarily shut down Friday, after an illness there left hundreds of people sick.

02/07/2014

Seventh Street in Hoboken on Feb. 3, 2014. (credit: Billi Rama/CBSNewYork)

Snow-Weary N.J. Residents Ready For Summer

The National Weather Service says much of the state is in line for 4 to 8 inches of snow falling throughout the day Monday. The highest amounts are expected to be across the middle of the state with less in the northernmost and southernmost counties.

02/03/2014

Gov. Chris Christie holds news conference on GWB lane closure scandal, Jan. 9, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Former Christie Ally Says Governor Was Aware Of GWB Lane Closures

A former ally of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said that he knew about massive tie-ups near the George Washington Bridge as they were happening.

02/01/2014

Raymond Morillo (credit: NYPD)

Police: Convicted Killer Swaps Clothes With Friend, Escapes Queens Psychiatric Facility

Morillo is described as Hispanic, 5-foot-11, weighing 215 pounds. He has a tear drop tattoo below his left eye and was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, white sweater and tan pants.

01/29/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Family, Community Say Goodbye To Avonte Oquendo

The autistic teenager went missing more than three months ago after walking away from his school in Long Island City. His remains were found last week.

01/25/2014

Riley And Erin Kovalcik

N.J. Girls Connect With Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman Over Hearing Aids

A tweet has brought together a 9-year-old hearing-challenged New Jersey girl, and a Seattle Seahawks star who faces a similar challenge.

01/23/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Source: More Remains Found In Queens; Avonte Oquendo’s Family Waits For Answers

Investigators were trying to determine if the remains that were discovered on the shore in College Point on Thursday night, are those of missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo.

01/18/2014

Emergency responders try to rescue a man from a pipe at a water treatment plant in New Jersey (credit: CBS 2)

Trespasser Freed From Pipe At United Water Plant In New Jersey, Faces Criminal Charges

United Water spokesman Rich Henning said the man broke into the plant that treats and pumps water for the township of Manalapan. Workers heard cries for help coming from a pipe around 7 a.m. Friday.

01/17/2014

St. John Vianney School Evacuated

St. John Vianney High School In Holmdel Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

All of the students have been accounted for and school officials were working to send them home, according to school officials. A technological glitch delayed the school’s ability to send out an alert to parents.

01/15/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mixed Reaction From Yankees Fans On A-Rod Ruling

Yankees fans have mixed reactions to an arbitration ruling that banned Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for 162 games.

01/11/2014

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