Vanessa Murdock

FILE --  Brisket is prepared.  (credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Brisket Prices On The Rise As Demand Exceeds Supply

A persistent drought out west is leaving ranchers with two choices: pay for expensive feed or thin their herds, leading to the lowest levels in 60 years.

01/22/2015

New breed for 2015 Cotons de Tulear "Chanel" and "Burberry" (L) and  Wirehaired Vizsla "Falko" are shown at the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show press conference on January 21, 2015, to promote the two new breeds for the 139th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championships and the Meet the Breeds event. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Westminster Dog Show To Feature 2 New Breeds, Bigger Agility Contest

Two new breeds and a bigger lineup of nimble agility competitors will bound into the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year.

01/21/2015

A boys cools off in the Washington Square Park Fountain in  New York City July 22, 2011 as people try different ways to beat the heat which is expected to reach 110F degrees (43C). US weather experts Friday issued heat alerts for more than half of the 50 states as a blanket of hot air and humidity smothered the country, from Texas in the south to Maine in the northeast.    AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Despite Bitter Winter In New York, 2014 Was The Warmest Year On Record

It’s official, 2014 will go down in the climate books as the hottest year on record, so far.

01/16/2015

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Snowy Friday Morning Commute To Follow Dangerously Deep Freeze

Arctic air sent temperatures plummeting across the Tri-State area on Thursday with wind chills driving them even lower.

01/08/2015

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Furry Friend Finder: Zeke And Luigi

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Zeke and Luigi, who are looking for homes.

01/04/2015

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Furry Friend Finder: Pookie And Spankie

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS2’s Diane Macedo and Vanessa Murdock and The Humane Society of New York’s Sandra DeFeo introduce us to Pookie and Spankie, who are looking for homes.

12/28/2014

Tabitha joined CBS2's Vanessa Murdock and Cindy Hsu in this morning's edition of Furry Friend Finder. (Credit: CBS2)

Furry Friend Finder: Davey And Tabitha

Every Sunday morning around 8:20 on the CBS 2 news, The Humane Society of New York features some of its many great pets up for adoption.

12/21/2014

bird rescued from Huntington home (credit: CBS2)

Dozens Of Animals Rescued From Home On Long Island

The SPCA described the living conditions as deplorable, while the women caring for the animals claim they only wanted the best for them.

12/10/2014

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Furry Friend Finder: Paris And Marcus

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock and Cindy Hsu introduce us to Paris and Marcus, who are looking for homes.

12/07/2014

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Snagging The Perfect Parking Spot During The Holiday Shopping Madness

Prime shopping season means a mob scene not just inside the mall, but outside too: in the parking lot.

12/04/2014

A hangar at John F. Kennedy Airport turned into the North Pole for some Bronx schoolchildren on Wednesday, Dec. 3. (Credit: CBS2)

JFK Hangar Transformed Into North Pole For Bronx Kids

It was an extraordinary day for a group of students in the Bronx Wednesday, as they took the trip of a lifetime to the North Pole – if only in their imaginations.

12/03/2014

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Furry Friend Finder: Lolita And Little Lowell

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Lolita and Little Lowell , who are looking for homes.

11/30/2014

Crews inflate the Snoopy balloon ahead of the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (credit: CBS2)

Balloons Dancing Along West 77th Street Ahead Of Thanksgiving Day Parade

Fan favorites Snoopy and Woodstock were the first to be inflated by crews decked out in necessary rain gear.

11/26/2014

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Furry Friend Finder: Valentina And Romeo

In this edition of “Furry Friend Finder,” CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock and Diane Macedo introduce us to Valentina and Romeo, who are looking for homes.

11/23/2014

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Bronx Zoo Kicks Off Annual Toy Drive For Military Families

Everyone is getting into the holiday spirit– even the animals at the zoo. Well, sort of.

11/21/2014

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