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Map of expected temperatures in mid-July (Credit: CBS 2)

Meteorologists Forecast Polar Plunge For Tri-State Area Next Week

The colder temperatures are expected to hit the area next Wednesday and Thursday due to a jet stream that will take a huge dip into the eastern United States.

07/11/2014

Beachgoers on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

6 Lifeguards Accused Of Smoking Marijuana On The Job In The Rockaways

Lifeguards have been lighting up while working at a city beach, and they haven’t been smoking cigarettes.

07/10/2014

Furry Friend Finder (Credit: CBS 2)

‘Furry Friend Finder': Speedy And Lara

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS 2′s Vanessa Murdock and Weijia Jiang introduce us to Speedy and Lara, who are looking for homes.

07/06/2014

Injured soldiers and Marines visit the 9/11 memorial on July 4, 2014. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Injured Veterans Honor Bravery Of Others At 9/11 Memorial

A modern-day “Band of Brothers,” nine soldiers and Marines who survived catastrophic injuries from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, spent part of their Independence Day remembering the bravery of others.

07/04/2014

The groundbreaking for a new "smart home" for Sgt. Bryan Dilberian (center), who lost both his legs and an arm in Afghanistan. (credit: The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation/Facebook)

Injured Veteran To Get New ‘Smart Home’ On Staten Island

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for a new home for Sgt. Bryan Dilberian, who lost both his legs and an arm on July 1, 2011, from an improvised explosive device that also killed his best friend.

07/01/2014

Dr. Lucy Brown says some people are genetically predisposed to experiencing empathy, which corresponds to blood flow to the insular cortex of the brain. (Credit: CBS 2)

Are You A Highly Sensitive Person? You May Have The Empathy Gene

Do you cry at the drop of a hat? Do you feel an overwhelming urge to help those in need? You might be a highly sensitive person, genetically predisposed to empathy.

06/26/2014

Chen Guangbiao during Central Park luncheon on June 25, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

1010 WINS: Some Storm Out After Chinese Tycoon Treats 250 Homeless New Yorkers To Lunch In Central Park

A Chinese tycoon treated hundreds of homeless New Yorkers to a fancy lunch at the Boathouse restaurant in Central Park on Wednesday, but the event apparently didn’t go as smoothly as planned.

06/25/2014

Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys become the first crew ever to row from mainland Africa to mainland North America. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 South African Explorers Make History In New York Harbor

With Lady Liberty as their witness, pioneering explorers Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys crossed the finish line, completing their trans-Atlantic rowing adventure with a long hug and tears.

06/20/2014

Eleven-year old Amateur Lucy Li of the United States takes a break as she waits to hit on the third hole during the first round of the 69th U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2  on June 19, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Is 11-Year-Old Lucy Li Too Young For Pro Golf?

Lucy Li is the youngest ever to qualify for the golf tournament. But not everyone has welcomed her with open arms.

06/19/2014

Furry Friend Finder (Credit: CBS 2)

Furry Friend Finder: Damian And Bethany

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

06/15/2014

Thousands were on hand for the Great Strides walk. An annual effort to raise money for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. (Credit: CBS 2)

Thousands Come Out To Raise Money, Awareness For Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis

There are 30,000 Americans living with cystic fibrosis, a life threatening disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.

06/01/2014

Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Walk

Great Strides Walk Seeks To Raise Awareness For Cystic Fibrosis

On Sunday, thousands of people will walk through Manhattan to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis.

05/31/2014

Children playing chess at P.S. 307 in Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

Parents Line Up To Get Students Into Pioneer Academy’s Chess Program

A game of strategy that helps set the stage for success at a Queens elementary school has parents lining up to enroll their kids.

05/30/2014

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

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