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A corn maze in New Jersey was built to inspire voters. (Credit CBS 2)

N.J. Family Seeks To Inspire Voters With Gubernatorial Corn Maze

Corn mazes were created for family fun and can be found all over New Jersey. Now, a farm in Chester has built a maze that aims to inspire visitors to take part in the Democratic process.

08/22/2013

The heat is on! Kids climb on playground equipment in Scotch Plains, N.J. where parents want officials to come in and cool things down. (Credit CBS 2)

Parents Say Scotch Plains Playground Equipment Is Too Hot To Handle

Some like it hot! But apparently that doesn’t apply to parents who take their children to a New Jersey playground where direct sunlight may have created a dangerous situation.

08/21/2013

Furry Friend Finder: Kimberly (credit: CBS 2)

Furry Friend Finder: Kimberly And Sammy

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.

08/18/2013

Downed tree in Stony Point, N.Y. (credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS 2)

Trees Uprooted, Homes Damaged As Microburst Hits Rockland County

The fast-moving storm system took down trees and damaged some homes in West Haverstraw and Stony Point.

08/08/2013

NYC classroom (credit: CBS 2)

Standardized Test Scores In New York Drop As Expected

Parents and other New York City education activists are decrying the tests given statewide under tougher new learning standards.

08/07/2013

Furry Friend Finder: Louie is looking for a new home. (credit: CBS 2)

Furry Friend Finder: Guinevere And Louie

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 foradoption.

08/04/2013

Photo Credit: Summer Streets/Facebook

New Yorkers Hit The Pavement As 6th Annual Summer Streets Gets Rolling

New Yorkers had a chance to shed some calories, fly around on a zip line, or even get in a little bit of dancing.

08/03/2013

(credit: Garrett Ziegler)

The Rockaways Wants Everyone To Know: ‘We’re Stronger Than The Storm,’ Too

Businesses in the Rockaways are still struggling to get back to normal, but a group of high school students want to give them a boost using their artistic talents.

08/02/2013

Raccoon (credit:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images, FILE)

Brooklyn Woman Attacked By 2 ‘Bizarre’ Raccoons In Central Park

A peaceful stroll through Central Park turned into a midsummer nightmare for a Brooklyn woman. She was attacked by two potentially rabid raccoons.

08/01/2013

Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Leave The Lindo Wing With Their Newborn Son (Ben A. Pruchnie
Collection: Getty Images Entertainment)

Kate Middleton’s Baby Debut Dress Sets Fashion World Afire

Kate Middleton wore a one-of-a-kind dress for the royal baby debut on Tuesday. But sadly for shoppers, you won’t find it in stores – at least not yet.

07/24/2013

Furry Friend Finder - Chauncey (credit: CBS 2)

Furry Friend Finder: Bailey And Chauncey

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

07/21/2013

A man relaxes with half his shirt on in Times Square on July 16, 2013. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Heat Taking Its Toll On New Yorkers, Transit On Fifth Day Of Heat Wave

Temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Thursday with relief from the largest heat wave of the summer still days away.

07/18/2013

July 5 Heat, Sun

Get Ready: 90+ Degree Days, Triple-Digit Heat Indices Return This Week

If you have been enjoying the comparatively comfortable days the Tri-State Area has seen this weekend, don’t get too used to it.

07/14/2013

Chloe Olson, right, seen here with her sister, is being lauded as a hero for calling 911 while her mother was choking. (Photo: CBS 2)

Audio: Heroic N.J. 5-Year-Old Calls 911 While Mother Chokes On Chip

It was a single phone call that made the difference between life and death. The caller was a 5-year-old New Jersey girl. The child dialed 911 after her mother began choking and couldn’t speak.

07/11/2013

Hempstead Public Schools (credit: CBS 2)

Hempstead School District’s Summer Reading List Riddled With Errors

The seven-page list provided by the Hempstead School District had more than 30 errors.

07/10/2013

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