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Drivers Surprised As State Police Start Issuing More Tickets In The Five Boroughs

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are cracking down on drivers who break the law in New York City, but it isn’t NYPD officers who are watching the highways, it’s the state police writing tickets. As CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reported, it’s now a common occurrence to see state troopers pulling over drivers in the city, taking many by surprise. “Never seen it before ...

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Book Warns Moms, Dads About Excessive ‘ParentSpeak’ Toward Kids

(CBS) — “You’re okay.” “Say thank you.” “Be careful.” A book called “Parent Speak” questions the well-worn phrases that parents say to their kids. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez gets the author’s take on what you should be saying instead. So, what’s the harm in saying “Good job” to your kid? “Our children want to please us and ultimately you create ...

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Two Months Into 2017, Heroin Deaths Spike In Lake County, Ind.

(CBS) – In Lake County, Ind., the number of heroin deaths rivals the number of homicides so far this year. It’s a disturbing trend that officials say is only getting worse, by the day. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports. “Our numbers are significantly up in the last 47 days,” says Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey. To say she’s alarmed about ...

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Fairmount Waterworks Opens Mussel Exhibit Along River Trail

by Steve Tawa PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Fairmount Water Works is hatching a plan to help clean the water we drink every day, with a Mussels Hatchery. The exhibit along the Schuylkill River Trail, near the Art Museum, opens Friday. The new installation is part living science laboratory, and part interactive exhibit featuring mussels, but not the kind you eat ...

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Con Edison To Pay $153 Million In Settlement For East Harlem Gas Explosion

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Con Edison has agreed to pay $153 million to settle charges over a 2014 gas explosion in East Harlem that killed eight people and injured about 50. As WCBS 880’s Myles Miller reported, the settlement was approved on Thursday by the state’s Public Service Commission. The commission had found that Con Ed violated state safety regulations. ...

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VIDEO: Man Blamed In 11-Year-Old Girl’s Shooting Death Attacked In Jail

 (CBS) — New video shows a jailhouse attack on the man charged with murdering 11-year-old Takiya Holmes. In the surveillance video released by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, 19-year-old Antwan Jones appears to be sleeping while he’s handcuffed to a chair in a holding room before bond court Wednesday. Moments later, the 7-second surveillance video shows an inmate run up and ...

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Philly Film Office Holding Screenplay Competition

by John McDevitt PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Submissions are being accepted by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office for an annual screenplay competition. It’s called “Set In Philly.” Full length screen plays or original TV pilots to be shot in Philadelphia can be submitted by anyone from around the world. There is a total of $18,000 in cash prizes, not to mention ...

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Philly Street Artist Gets Exhibit At African American Museum

by Melony Roy PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local street photographer’s work is now on display at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. His photography skills on Instagram helped get him noticed. Street photographer Shawn Theodore, better known as @_xst (pronounced “exist”) on Instagram, has nearly 61,000 followers. “Instagram has definitely been a huge factor in the trajectory of my career. ...

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‘I Am Jane Doe’ Shines Spotlight On Child Sex Trafficking, Boston Victims

BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts film director, Mary Mazzio, says she was astounded to learn that child sex trafficking is happening in the United States. “When I first read this article I thought, child sex trafficking? That doesn’t happen in this country,” Mazzio said. The troubling realization inspired her to create a movie highlighting the issue. Called “I Am Jane Doe”, ...

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Lawmakers Call For Legislation To Get Chemicals Out Of Long Island Water

LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — State lawmakers are calling for legislation to clean up the water on Long Island. As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, the man-made chemical 1,4-dioxane – which is listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as a “probable carcinogen” — was found in nearly all the water districts on Long Island. Meanwhile, Democratic state senators said the ...

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Suburban Man Honored For Finding Missing Veteran

(CBS) — A man from the far north suburbs has just received an “Outstanding Citizen’s Award” from the Virginia-based Aware Foundation, which helps find missing persons. He is the reluctant hero — reluctant because he doesn’t even want us to use his last name. Brian, from Richmond, Illinois, had the day off almost three weeks ago. He decided to spend it ...

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Five Towns Residents Stand Behind Friedman As He Faces Confirmation Hearings

LAWRENCE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel David Friedman hails from the Five Towns, and some residents there watched his confirmation hearing Thursday. Students at a Lawrence yeshiva were glued to their televisions watching a man they consider a hometown hero, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported. “It’s very inspiring to both myself and students here and the community at large. It ...

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A Flu Season Update

By Stephanie Stahl PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The flu is now widespread in our area and around much of the country. Health officials say so far it’s been an average year for the flu, and that the vaccine is working pretty well. They say we got off to a slow start for the flu season, probably because the weather was mild, ...

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President’s Day Sales Guide: What To Buy From Winter Clothes To Home Decor

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President’s Day Sales are underway, but where can you find the biggest discounts and what should you buy? CBS2’s Cindy Hsu spoke with shoppers who were on a mission. “Anytime there’s a sale I’m excited,” said Robin Daniels. “I’m looking for some shoes, some boots.” “I think I did pretty well,” said Erika Zack. “I got a ...

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3 On Your Side: Get The Best President’s Day Deals

by Jim Donovan PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Do you have any shopping planned over the long President’s Day weekend? If you do, 3 On Your Side’s Jim Donovan has a look at what you can expect from the sales this year, and what the best deals will be. When it comes to sales, President’s Day offers some of the biggest shopping ...

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Businesses In Little Village Close For Nationwide “Day Without Immigrants”

CHICAGO (CBS) – A nationwide campaign picked up momentum Thursday in Chicago. A boycott highlighting the contributions of immigrants to the U.S. Businesses joined the effort Thursday in the predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood of Little Village. CBS 2’s Sandra Torres has more on the story. Shops and restaurants along 26th Street generate millions of dollars for the city of Chicago, but ...

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Colleges Rethink Offering Numerous Credits For Advanced Placement High School Courses

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — In a change of heart for higher education, many colleges and universities are beginning to push back at the ideas of giving numerous credits to incoming students who took Advanced Placement courses in high school. As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, college-bound high school students used to count AP courses as money in the bank. The courses ...

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Staten Island Father Furious Over Homework Assignment Slamming Trump

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — What do you do when a homework assignment turns political? As CBS2’s Jessica Moore reported, one local father is outraged over a Staten Island teacher’s idea of a vocabulary lesson. He is taking his fight all the way to the city Department of Education. “I couldn’t believe that of all those vocabulary sentences, that those two ...

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Food Manufacturers Looking To Standardize Expiration Labels

CHICAGO (CBS) – Ever toss out food you thought was probably okay, but you just did not want to take a chance? “Sell By” and “Best If Used By” dates can be confusing. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has more on a new effort to help consumers sort it out and save money. Food Labels at the grocery store sometimes raise ...

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Shoplifters Plowed Into Vehicle During Police Chase, Killing Teen: Authorities

(CBS) — The mayor of Hammond says maybe somebody should have called off a police chase Wednesday evening that began in East Chicago and ended with a fatal wreck in his city. The vehicle police were pursuing collided with another car, killing a 13-year-old Whiting girl, Julianna Chambers, and critically injuring her grandmother. Julianna Chambers (Photo supplied to CBS) Police ...

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Businesses Look Ahead To Outcome Of “Grand Bargain” After New Budget Plan

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago business leader said local companies can live with tax increases in the budget plan being worked out by Illinois Senate leaders, but they want to see other reforms in the so-called “Grand Bargain”. Theresa Mintle, President of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce said her group is encouraged that Senate President John Cullerton and Senate Republican ...

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Ind. AMBER Alert Subject Now Charged With Her Mother’s Murder

(CBS) – Chastinea Reeves, the 15-year-old Gary, Ind. girl who was the focus of an AMBER Alert earlier this week, has now been charged in the stabbing death of her mother. Thirty-four-year-old Jamie Garnett was found dead early Monday. The Lake County Coroner’s Office says she was stabbed to death. Authorities had issued an AMBER Alert on Monday; Gary police ...

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Tourism Board Proposes MontCo Multi-Use Sports Facility

by Jim Melwert PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A tourism advocacy group says a $40 million multi-use sports facility in Montgomery County could have a $100 million economic impact for the county over a five-year span. The announcement came at Center Ice in Oaks, about to host the MyHockey tournament this weekend, with 1,000 players and 3,000 travelers. “It brings in over ...

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Ice Fishing: Don’t Bother At This Point, Officials Say

(CBS) —Ice fishing?  You can stick a fork in it, if you can even find the ice. The unusually mild weather has done it in earlier than ever. The McHenry County Conservation District is allowing ice fishing at only one location, on Lake Atwood in the Hollows, near Cary. But spokesperson Wendy Kummerer said she expects conservation personnel to close it ...

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Suffolk County Pizzeria Lets Customers Pay It Forward With ‘Imagine The Pizzabilities’ Campaign

LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A pizzeria in Suffolk County is letting its customers pay it forward with pizza. As CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reported, their pies might do more than fill your belly, they’ll likely warm your heart. “It makes me happy, you know?” Ryan Hank said. With a smile, Hank said the description on the pizza box fit him to ...

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City Officials Looking To Improve Students’ ‘Out Of School Time’

by Pat Loeb PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is taking a new approach to providing students with activities when they’re not in school. City officials launched a program on Thursday to make “out of school time” as productive as time in school. Just as city officials are working to expand and improve pre-kindergarten, as a path to better lives, they’re also ...

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Is Spring In The Air? Not Just Yet.

by Suzanne Monaghan PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There have been some early signs of spring: mild weather, some buds on trees, and blooms breaking through the ground. Highs are expected in the 60s this weekend, so is that a sign that spring is in the air? “I would say don’t close the book on winter just yet,” says CBS 3 Meteorologist ...

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Terrell Owens On WFAN: After Character Debate, Hall Of Fame ‘Doesn’t Mean Anything To Me’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Terrell Owens insisted Thursday that stories leading Hall of Fame voters to question his character have been overblown. Talking to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, the six-time Pro Bowler said his former teammates know the truth about him. “Guys … that have been in that locker room, been in intimate spaces with me know who I am as ...

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