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Fire crews on the scene of an apparent house explosion in Hampton, N.J. on Aug. 28, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

1 Dead After Apparent Explosion Levels Home In Hunterdon County

The body of a woman was recovered from the ruins of a home destroyed apparently by an early Wednesday morning blast in New Jersey.

08/28/2013

A file photo of a monitor lizard. (credit: Getty Images)

Police In Conn. Shoot Large Lizard That Was Terrorizing Chickens

A police officer shot a monitor lizard to death Sunday, after a resident called 911 to report what she believed to be an alligator attacking her chickens.

08/26/2013

A bottle found in Patchogue during Sandy clean up efforts containing a note from Sidonie Fery who passed away in 2010 (credit: Handout)

Message In A Bottle Found During Sandy Clean Up Written By Girl Who Died In 2010

The green plastic ginger ale bottle which would fetch a nickel at the recycling center, is worth everything to a grieving mother who knew instantly from the silly adolescent message inside that it had come from her daughter.

07/11/2013

Radio mixing board (file/credit: Clipart.com)

Historians Reflect On Anniversary Of First-Ever NYC Radio Broadcast

Tuesday marks the 92nd birthday of the first ever radio broadcast in New York City. That first broadcast was of the Jack Dempsey heavyweight fight on July 2, 1921.

07/02/2013

Preliminary flood map for Ocean County, N.J. (credit: FEMA)

Post-Sandy Flood Maps Bring Some Relief To New Jersey Coast

The new maps significantly scale back the level of highest danger, the so-called V zones, which had caused many homeowners the greatest aggravation.

06/17/2013

Columbia Trail in High Bridge, N.J. (credit: Wayne Cabot / WCBS 880)

One Tank Trips: The Columbia Trail In High Bridge, N.J.

If you’re looking for great natural scenery, small town charm, and a maybe a bit of exercise, our latest One Tank Trips installment is for you.

06/12/2013

Marijuana (credit: MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

ACLU: Blacks Nine Times More Likely For Marijuana Arrest In Manhattan, Brooklyn

The American Civil Liberties Union just took a hard look at marijuana and found that your chances of getting busted may depend greatly on the color of your skin.

06/04/2013

Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner is sworn in before testifying to the House Oversight Committee - Washington, D.C. - May 22, 2013 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Is The IRS’s Lois Lerner A Liar?

“I have not done anything wrong,” she said in her opening statement before invoking her 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination.

05/24/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House - May 16, 2013 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Scandals Hit The White House

It’s that time again, time to use a lie detector on the people running the country.

05/17/2013

Karim Kharbouch (credit: Connecticut Science Fair Association, Inc.)

Bridgeport High School Student Creates Flexible Seaweed Battery

Among the finalists up for the Intel science prize tonight is Karim Kharbouch, a 17-year-old from the Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center.

05/16/2013

Entrance to Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island (file / credit: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

High School Students Study ‘Cancer Alley’ Near Fresh Kills Landfill

Two high school seniors from Staten Island Technical High School are up for the $75,000 Intel science prize tonight for their research on dangerous air around us.

05/16/2013

Car keys and an alcoholic drink (credit: clipart.com)

NTSB Recommends Lowering Legal Limit To Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths

The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood-alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths.

05/14/2013

The Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge as seen from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building - April 30, 2013 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Real Estate Analyst: Next Two Months ‘Once In A Generation Opportunity’ For NYC Area

We’ve heard the overall headline that home sales are the best in seven years. But we wanted to break down the trends for the New York City area.

05/01/2013

An official (C) in a protective white suit from the New York City Medical Examiners Office, enters a site April 30, 2013 in Lower Manhattan where New York police said that they have found a fragment of one of two airplanes that slammed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Workers Sifting For Human Remains At 9/11 Plane Debris Site

Personnel from the fire and police departments also were at the scene Tuesday.

04/30/2013

Rev. Michael Fugee

Parents: Why Was Once-Accused Pedophile Priest On Youth Retreats In N.J.?

Parents and teens at a Monmouth County Roman Catholic church were shocked Monday, after learning that a priest who attended overnight teen retreats was once accused of sexual abuse.

04/29/2013

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