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Vanessa Murdock

Leaf Peeping

Leaf Peepers Search Out Most Spectacular Views In Tri-State Area

Leaves have begun to burst with color across the Tri-State Area, and people have been out in search of the most breathtaking views.

10/15/2013

Roger, an American Eskimo mix, is looking for a home. (credit: CBS 2)

Furry Friend Finder: Russell And Roger

In this edition of Furry Friend Finder, CBS 2′s Vanessa Murdock and Andrea Grymes introduce us to Russell and Roger, who are looking for a new home.

10/13/2013

Kids in a classroom (file/credit: Thinkstock)

Parents In Summit, N.J. May Have To Pay For Full-Day Kindergarten

The Summit School District wants parents to foot the bill after free full-day kindergarten was voted down months ago. Under the proposal, full-day kindergarten would cost parents $5,500 a year.

10/11/2013

Sea Bright on Oct. 10, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Coastal Storm Brings Gusty Winds, Heavy Rain To New Jersey

Towns along the New Jersey shore are bracing for possible flooding and beach erosion as a storm packing gusty winds and rain bears down on the area.

10/10/2013

Planes at Kennedy Airport. (credit: Getty Images)

Study: Airport Noise Could Take Toll On Neighbors’ Health

Recent research found that high levels of aircraft noise are associated with increased risks of stroke and heart disease.

10/09/2013

Gulf Coast Prepares For Tropical Storm Karen

Remnants Of Tropical Storm Karen To Bring Rain To Tri-State Next Week

The remnants of Tropical Storm Karen are expected to affect the Tri-State Area next week, but only in the form of a rainy day.

10/05/2013

Sketch of comic book artist Neal Adams' lost bag and the cabbie who was driving the cab he left his artwork in. (credit: CBS 2)

Comic Book Artist Pleads With New Yorkers To Find Artwork He Left In Cab

Neal Adams and his wife hailed a cab at the corner of 39th Street and 6th Avenue when they were in town more than three weeks ago and put a tote bag stuffed with two portfolios into the trunk.

09/27/2013

New Haven line commuters wait for a train. (credit: CBS 2)

Malloy: ‘Catastrophic Failure’ On Metro-North New Haven Line

Tens of thousands of commuters traveling into and out of New York City are scrambling to devise alternative routes after a power failure on Metro-North’s New Haven line brought service to a creep.

09/26/2013

Clothing made by Lululemon Athletica Inc.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Confusion About Alleged Leggings Ban At Conn. High School Spurs Debate

But it got us thinking: Where and how would you draw the line on what’s appropriate to wear to school? Tell us your thoughts and comments, and tune in at 5 to see if we use your comment on air.

09/18/2013

The Funtown Amusement Pier collapses during the massive fire that destroyed part of the boardwalk and surrounding businesses in Seaside Park, N.J. (Photo: CBS 2)

Experts: Wind, Wooden Structure Created Worst-Case Scenario In Seaside Park

Winds were raging and fire experts said that conditions along the boardwalk created the perfect storm that resulted in a worst case scenario.

09/13/2013

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Storms Create Dangerous Conditions Around The Tri-State Area

Torrential rain, powerful winds, and dangerous lightning left their mark in Bergen County, where thousands of strikes, including at least two on buildings, were reported.

09/12/2013

Some Long Island oysters have been contaminated by a bacteria this summer. (credit: CBS 2)

Officials: Hazardous Bacteria Contaminating Long Island Oysters

Increased runoff from summer rains has meant higher bacteria levels.

09/11/2013

(credit:Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Sun Worshippers Enjoy Late Summer Heat

At heat advisory was placed into effect for most of the Tri-State Area Wednesday, as the temperatures climbed well to the 90s.

09/11/2013

Furry Friend Finder: Franklin. He's in need of a home (credit: CBS 2)

Furry Friend Finder: Benson And Franklin

Every Sunday morning around 8:20 on the CBS 2 News, the Humane Society of New York City will feature some of its many great pets up for adoption.

09/08/2013

Oksana the painting dog. (Photo: CBS 2)

Sure, Your Dog Can Follow Common Commands, But Can It Paint?

Oksana’s work may not qualify as fine art, but it is art with a fine purpose. Her paintings are auctioned off to benefit Canine Companions for Independence.

09/06/2013

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