More than a dozen children have died so far this year inside hot cars - even with Americans staying home more because of the pandemic. Nancy Chen reports.

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Police: Phony Fire Chief Scams Suburban Rye BusinessPolice in suburban Rye are trying to identify an accused phony fire chief who scammed a business and may strike again; CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
Mayoral Candidates Offer Ray Of Hope For Retired City Workers Whose Health Benefits ChangedThere's a ray of hope for hundreds of thousands of retired city workers whose health benefits were suddenly changed; CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer has the story.
TikTok's Popularity A Concern For Parents Of Young ChildrenThe Pew Research Center says half of American adults under 30 use TikTok, but that popularity has attracted millions of children who many believe are too young for its content; CBS's Cindy Hsu reports.
Hospitality, Events Businesses Building Back After Pandemic PauseWhen the pandemic hit, weddings, parties and in-person entertainment were all canceled for months. It plunged the hospitality and events industry into darkness, but some businesses were able to adapt and keep going; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
Experts Offer Advise For Those Looking To Use Storage UnitsHundreds of people in Union County have been locked out of their storage units since Hurricane Ida, fighting for access to their belongings, so what should you know before you store your stuff? CBS2's Meg Baker reports.
Boil Water Advisory Lifted In Northern New Jersey Over A Month After Hurricane IdaA boil water advisory has finally been lifted for tens of thousands of northern New Jersey residents. The advisory had been in effect since Hurricane Ida flooded the area more than a month ago; CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.
Construction Continues On Large Home In Harrison On Small LotThe Harrison town zoning board voted to allow construction on a $1 million new home to proceed Thursday night.
Remote Learning At Rockland County School Continues Through DecemberSpring Valley High School will continue with remote learning through the end of the calendar year after mold was found in the building.
Small Plane Lands On Fire Island, No InjuriesA small plane landed on the beach at Fire Island on Friday.
NYC Mayoral Candidates Announce Plans To Tackle GraffitiNew York City's mayoral candidates offer up very different visions for tackling a quality-of-life issue plaguing all five boroughs -- graffiti.
First Lady Jill Biden Joins NJ Gov. Murphy At Campaign Rally; RNC Chair To Join Jack Ciattarelli At Campaign RalliesFirst Lady Jill Biden spent part of the day Friday in New Jersey, campaigning for Gov. Phil Murphy in his bid for re-election. Meanwhile, Murphy's Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli, has announced that the GOP's national chair will join him for a campaign rally next week.
President Biden Pitches 'Build Back Better' Plan In ConnecticutPresident Joe Biden made a pitch for his “Build Back Better” plan in Connecticut on Friday, specifically focusing on proposed investments in child care; CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.
16-Year-Old Shooting Victim Released From Brooklyn HospitalThere was applause Friday when a 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head was released from Brooklyn Methodist Hospital; CBS2's Kiran Dhillon reports.
Spotswood High School Students Under Quarantine After Students Who Attended Homecoming Dance Test Positive For COVID-19In-school COVID-19 outbreaks reached 96 this week in New Jersey, and now nearly 200 students are under quarantine in Middlesex County after potential exposure during a school dance; CBS2's Alice Gainer reports.
FDA Panel Recommends Johnson & Johnson COVID Booster ShotAn FDA panel voted unanimously Friday to recommend a Johnson & Johnson COVID booster shot, saying the first dose did not provide strong enough protection; CBS2's Dick Brennan reports.
Suffolk County Officials Urge Residents To Check Out 'Smart 911' AppYou can now give 911 dispatchers a lot more lifesaving information without saying a word. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
City's Newest Pride Health Center Opens In The BronxThe Pride Health Center is officially open at Jacobi Medical Center. A rainbow ribbon cutting marked the important moment for the borough's LGBTQ community. CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
Driver Hospitalized, No Students Hurt When School Bus Strikes Utility Pole In New JerseyThe bus driver was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. CBS2's Dave Carlin reports.
New York Weather: CBS2's 10/15 Friday Afternoon UpdateElise Finch has the Tri-State Area's latest forecast on CBS2 News At Noon.
Boil Water Advisory Lifted For Thousands In Northern New JerseyThe advisory had been in effect since the remnants of Hurricane Ida devastated the area six weeks ago. CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.
FDA Advisory Panel Meets To Discuss J&J Vaccine Booster ShotsAn outside FDA panel of advisers will not on whether Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 booster should receive emergency use authorization.
At Least 1 Dead In Long Island Legionnaires’ Disease OutbreakThe Nassau County Health Department says it’s investigating 10 cases.
Arson Investigation After Woman Suspected Of Pouring Gasoline, Setting Fire At Brooklyn YeshivaPolice are searching for a woman accused of setting a fire outside a Brooklyn yeshiva. It's being investigated as a possible bias crime. CBS2's John Dias reports.
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