Vanessa Murdock

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Flushing Commons Construction Causes Traffic, Pedestrian Pains

Flushing Commons will eventually bring open space, housing and retail to downtown Flushing, but right now, construction is creating a problem for pedestrians and drivers alike.

10/30/2014

Residents say black bears are coming too close to home in Franklin Lakes. (Credit: CBS2)

Franklin Lakes Residents Say Black Bear Sightings Are Hitting Too Close To Home

The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife said that there is work to be done as the black bear population continues to expand and increase throughout the state.

10/29/2014

Chris Lapak of Copiague, Long Island, was saved after 11 minutes of clinical death during the New York City Triathlon. (Credit: CBS 2)

Triathlete Back In Good Health After Being Saved From Clinical Death

A Long Island man was clinically dead for 11 minutes when his heart stopped during the New York City Triathlon this past summer, but he has defied the odds.

10/24/2014

This bear was seen in Ridgewood, N.J., on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: Stephanie Soyka)

N.J. Hunters, Residents Push For Bigger Bear Hunt

Seeing a black bear cross your path in northwest New Jersey is no longer unusual—it’s becoming the norm. Bear hunting is held every year to keep the population down.

10/23/2014

Actress Renee Zellweger arrives at ELLE's 21st Annual Women In Hollywood at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Renee Zellweger Addresses Red Carpet Look That Sparked Media Frenzy

Did she or didn’t she? Renee Zellweger spoke out on Wednesday, about the red carpet appearance that started a media frenzy.

10/22/2014

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Furry Friend Finder: Joey And Julian

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Joey and Julian, who are looking for homes.

10/19/2014

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Furry Friend Finder: Baby Boy And Manny

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Baby Boy and Manny, who are looking for homes.

10/12/2014

The second largest pumpkin in New Jersey history (Credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Lawyer Grows 2nd Largest Pumpkin In State’s History

Michel Starr said he put in 10 hours a week — watering and fertilizing it to pack on the pounds. In the month of August, the pumpkin sometimes grew more than 30 pounds a day.

10/08/2014

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Furry Friend Finder: Bruce And Carey

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Bruce and Carey, who are looking for homes.

10/05/2014

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Poll Finds Lack Of Fire Safety Devices In N.J. Homes

A new poll finds too many New Jersey homes lack critical fire safety devices.

10/02/2014

Dental patients are out thousands of dollars after the shutdown of two orthodontic offices, including this one on Fordham Road in the Bronx. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dental Patients Seek Records, Lost Money After Offices Suddenly Close

A New York City dental business has suddenly closed, leaving patients scrambling to find a new orthodontist and a way to recoup thousands in lost money.

10/01/2014

Wounded veterans wait for the start of the Tunnel to Towers Run on Sept. 28, 2014. (credit: John Metaxas/WCBS 880)

25,000 Participate In 13th Annual Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Run

An estimated 25,000 people honored the memory Sunday of a New York City firefighter who gave his life on Sept. 11, 2001, by participating in the 13th annual Tunnel To Towers 5K Run and Walk through the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.

09/28/2014

Mail allegedly hoarded by postal worker Joseph Brucato. (credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

Brooklyn Mail Carrier Accused Of Hoarding 40,000 Letters

A New York City postal carrier is accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 pieces of mail, some dating to 2005.

09/26/2014

The infectious disease ward at Ellis Island Hospital Complex on Sept. 25, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Ellis Island Hospital Complex Opening For First Time In 60 Years

A new exhibit, “Unframed — Ellis Island,” by the artist JR will be on display at the unrestored hospital complex, which will be open for tours starting Oct. 1.

09/25/2014

Boy crosses street in Queens without crossing guard (CBS 2)

CBS 2 Investigates: Why Are There No Crossing Guards Outside Jackson Heights School?

Getting to school safely is challenging enough in the city, but take crossing guards out of the situation and parents say it is a recipe for disaster.

09/24/2014

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