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Vanessa Murdock

Flower, Plant Shortage

Flowers, Plants May Be In Short Supply At Nurseries This Spring

Your flowering favorites may be harder to find this spring – not because of blight, but because supply just can’t keep up with demand.

05/29/2014

Freehold home destroyed by lightning strike (CBS 2)

New Jersey Home Goes Up In Flames After Lightning Strike

Firefighters in New Jersey are on the scene of a house fire that was started by a strike of lighting.

05/22/2014

Teen Sex Ed

N.Y. State Suggests HIV Tests For 13-Year-Olds, Sex Ed In Elementary School

One in four adolescents is likely to acquire a sexually transmitted disease, according to the first ever Youth Sexual Health Plan released by New York State.

05/21/2014

Participaints in AIDS Walk New York on May 18, 2014 in Central Park (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Tens Of Thousands Participate In AIDS Walk New York

As more than 30,000 people walked through Central Park on Sunday in support of those living with HIV and AIDS, organizers said the demise of the AIDS epidemic is within reach.

05/18/2014

Melanie and Matisse (Credit: CBS 2)

Canine Companion Gives Teen With Cerebral Palsy A New Lease On Life

Doreen Morano was fighting back tears of joy Friday as her 13-year-old daughter Melanie graduated with 12 others — not from high school, but from Canine Companions for Independence.

05/16/2014

Three orphaned bear cubs are being rehabilitated in Hunterdon County, N.J. (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Rehab Facility Preparing Orphaned West Milford Bear Cubs For The Wild

By human standards, the three bear cubs were having the worst week of their life. They were orphaned on Tuesday when their mother was euthanized for breaking into a West Milford home.

05/16/2014

Furry Friend Finder (credit: CBS 2)

Furry Friend Finder: Beauty And Harley

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

05/11/2014

Bridg-iT App

Brooklyn School Introduces App To Report Bullying Anonymously

A Brooklyn school is taking its battle against bullying into the digital age. An app called Bridg-iT is intended to bully-proof schools by allowing students to report what they hear anonymously.

05/09/2014

Cooper's Troopers

Classmates Assemble New Library In Memory Of Boy Killed By Cab On UWS

Building a library is no easy task, but a group of Upper West Side students plan to do just that – for free.

05/08/2014

"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," by Junot Diaz (Credit: CBS 2)

Some West Essex H.S. Students, Parents Disapprove Of ‘Pornographic’ Book

“Dirty, disgusting, pornographic” is how 16-year-old Noah Lazarovitch described the book, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” which is a New York Times best seller and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Junot Diaz.

05/07/2014

Furry Friend Finder

Furry Friend Finder: Michael And Jo-Dee

In this edition of Furry Friend Finder, CBS 2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Michael and Jo-Dee, who are looking for homes.

05/04/2014

A new study suggests the helmets that are designed to prevent babies from getting flat head may not be worth the money. (Photo: CBS 2)

Study: Helmets Designed To Prevent Baby Flat Head May Not Be Worth It

Parents spend thousands of dollars to keep their kids safe, but new information shows one big expense may not be worth it. Those helmets that are supposed to prevent babies from getting flat heads may not be working

05/02/2014

Flooded streets in Howard Beach, Queens on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Hit With Flooding, Mudslides Caused By Soaking Rain

The New York City Office of Emergency Management said residents impacted by Wednesday’s flooding should contact 311 to report damage to their homes or businesses. New Yorkers can also report any damage at nyc.gov/311.

05/01/2014

New Yorkers hit the streets for the March of Dimes - March for Babies. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Supporters Hit The Streets For Annual ‘March For Babies’ On UWS

The day was off to a chilly start, but once things warmed up it was a beautiful morning for the March of Dimes – March For Babies.

04/27/2014

NASA says it may be able to better predict where sinkholes will occur with new technology. (Credit: CBS 2)

NASA Technology Could Help Predict Sinkholes

NASA says it may be able to predict where the next big sinkhole will occur with new technology strapped to the belly of a jet.

04/24/2014

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