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Better known as "the tan mom from New Jersey," Patricia Krentcil has made headlines across the country for her apparent affinity for tanning after she was accused of taking her 6-year-old daughter along for a fake bake. (credit: CBS 2)

The 12 Most Talked About Stories Of 2012

From a faux-glow phenom to the storm that ravaged the area and an incredibly tragic school shooting, 2012 was anything but a quiet year in the Tri-State. As we prepare for 2013, CBSNewYork takes a look back at the most talked about stories of the year.

12/27/2012

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Whitney Houston, ‘Gangnam Style,’ Sandy Most Searched Terms On Google In 2012

Google Inc. has released its 12th annual year-end “zeitgeist” report rounding up “the spirit of the times as seen through billions of web searches.”

12/12/2012

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Watch Jennifer Hudson Honor Whitney Houston This Friday

The special, ‘We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston,’ features Celine Dion, Usher and Britney Spears.

11/15/2012

Musician Jordin Sparks performs the National Anthem before the NFL season opening game at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jordin Sparks To Perform At US Open

Jordin Sparks will perform at opening night of the 2012 U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

08/13/2012

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Whitney Houston’s New Movie In Talks With Broadway

Whitney Houston’s new movie-musical, Sparkle, comes out in theaters August 17, but it might soon find a permanent home on the Broadway stage.

06/18/2012

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Whitney Houston’s Death Before Grammy Awards Subject Of New Documentary

Producers of the 54th annual Grammy Awards have created a documentary showing how they adapted to the news of Whitney Houston’s death less than 24 hours before the live telecast.

CBS New York–06/12/2012

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WCBS 880 Special Series: Bad Medicine – Part 7 – Doctors Battle Overprescription

It usually takes a celebrity death to grab the headlines, but there have been 100,000 fatal overdoses in this country in the past 10 years because to narcotic painkillers, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

05/20/2012

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Giants Legend Lawrence Taylor Auctioning Off Super Bowl XXV Ring

On Wednesday, Eli Manning and the Giants received their Super Bowl rings. Turns out one Big Blue legend was preparing to sell his to the highest bidder.

05/17/2012

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B&C Morning Show: What Now With Michael Jackson And Whitney Houston?

Whether or not this is true I guess we will never know for sure, considering both parties have since passed away — but that didn’t stop Craig from running with it.

WFAN–04/30/2012

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OUTRAGE: Newark Residents Hit With $187,000 Police OT Bill For Whitney Houston Funeral

Whitney Houston’s funeral is costing the city of Newark tens of thousands of dollars in police overtime. And some taxpayers say as much as they loved the pop star they’re not happy about footing the high security costs.

04/06/2012

Fans mourn at the funeral service for Whitney Houston on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Autopsy: White Residue On Spoon In Whitney Houston’s Room

The report released Wednesday shows that Houston had cocaine throughout her system.

04/04/2012

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Trailer From Whitney Houston’s New Film ‘Sparkle’ Makes Its Debut

A remake of the 1976 original, “Sparkle” stars Houston as the mother of three girls who form a singing group and struggle with fame and drug addiction.

04/03/2012

FILE - Whitney Houston (L) and Bobbi Kristina Brown on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Whitney Houston Leaves Everything To Daughter Bobbi Kristina

The document states furnishings, clothing, jewelry and cars should go to her surviving children and the money will go into a trust.

03/08/2012

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Funeral Home Denies Role In Whitney Houston Casket Photo Leak

Carolyn Whigham, of the Whigham Funeral Home, and two pastors say they do know who took the photo that ran in the National Enquirer, but aren’t identifying the person.

03/01/2012

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Somers’ Monologue: Super Bowl + Linsanity = One Hot February

This time around, February leaves us as a month closer to July, with it’s sizzle and sparks and fireworks.

WFAN–03/01/2012

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