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Ever heard of a puffball mushroom?

Some lifelong Vermonters say they had no idea what was really growing right under their noses all these years. It’s called the puffball mushroom. …read more Source: CBS Vermont – WCAX     

German-American Heritage On Display At Annual Steuben Day Parade

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A spectacular celebration of German heritage was under way in Manhattan Saturday. As WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported, those who walked along the east side of Central Park Saturday could expect to hear oompahs and see Lederhosen. play pause German-American Heritage On Display At Annual Steuben Day Parade WCBS 880′s Rich…

Police Await Autopsies On Two Bodies Found NH River

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of two men whose bodies were pulled from the Hampton River within about an hour of each other. Authorities say the first body was reported just before 11 a.m. Friday. After recovering the body using a small boat, police …read more Source: CBS…

Gov. Patrick To Stump For Booker In NJ

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is set to hit the campaign trail in New Jersey. On Tuesday, Patrick will stump for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate. Booker and Republican Steven Lonegan are vying to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died in …read more Source: CBS…

5 CVS Stores In Boston Targeted By Bomb Threat Scam

BOSTON (CBS) – Police are investigating a series of bomb threats targeting CVS stores around Boston. On Thursday, bomb threats were called in to five separate CVS pharmacies in the city. Each time the caller demanded that money be transferred to a pre-paid credit card. In the past few weeks, a number …read more Source:…

Englewood Cliffs Schools Superintendent Relies On Business Experience

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The first-year superintendent of schools in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. has brought lessons he learned from the boardroom into the classroom. As WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell reported, Robert Kravitz took over a failing school when he first became a principal in Fort Lee, N.J. play pause Englewood Cliffs Schools Superintendent …read…

Summer Fades Away

The weather has just been exquisite lately and I would rate the last few days as close to perfection. Yesterday’s highs near 80 away from the ocean was delightful. It felt more like summer and today is the last full day of summer with the autumnal equinox happening at 4:44 …read more Source: CBS local…

UMass Dartmouth To Honor Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is holding a special ceremony to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The Saturday ceremony coincides with International Peace Day and a cross country meet at the school. University officials, students and others are planting a peace tree to honor not …read more Source:…

Neil Patrick Harris Talks To WBZ-TV About Hosting Emmys On CBS

BOSTON (CBS) – Neil Patrick Harris will host the Emmys for a second time Sunday night and he’s excited about it. Read: CBS Boston’s Emmy Coverage Harris, a “How I Met Your Mother” star, said you can expect “nice pieces of entertainment spread throughout the show.” “I may tell a joke,” he told …read more…

What To Watch For In Patriots-Bucs Week 3 Matchup

BOSTON (CBS) – We’ve heard it all week that the Buccaneers could easily be 2-0, and the Patriots could just as easily be 0-2. The Patriots’ wins have not been pretty to start the 2013 season, but as Tommy Kelly said earlier in the week, it’s a whole lot better to …read more Source: CBS…

NY Attorney Opens Up About Growing Up Abused, Homeless On L.I.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An attorney and New York state official, who grew up abused, neglected and homeless on Long Island, is no longer hiding from her past. “My entire professional life I’ve shunned my background, I never wanted to be defined by my childhood experience,” Regina Calcaterra told 1010 WINS’ …read more Source: CBS…

Student: Conn. class forced to re-enact slavery

HARTFORD, Conn. — Middle school-aged students from Connecticut on a field trip last year were forced to re-enact slavery by pretending to be sold at auction and in fields picking cotton, according to a student’s complaint. They were told they would be whipped or worse if they ran, and some …read more Source: Albany Times…

Doctors Report More Cases Of “Sleep Texting”

BOSTON (CBS) – Everyone knows texting and driving is a bad idea, but now doctors have a new warning when it comes to our smartphones. More people are seeking help because they now find themselves texting while they are sleeping. Megan is one of those people. She admits she is hooked …read more Source: CBS…

Red Sox Clinch AL East With Win Over Blue Jays

BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Red Sox are AL East champions. After clinching a postseason berth on Thursday night, the Red Sox secured their spot as division winners by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3. Jon Lester allowed one earned run over seven innings and struck out eight. It’s the Red …read more Source: CBS…

Teenager Hospitalized Following Shooting At Brooklyn Park

NEW YORK (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was in stable condition Friday night after being shot in the groin in a Brooklyn park. Police said the boy was shot at about 7:30 p.m. in Canarsie Park, often referred to as Seaview Park. The boy was taken to Brookdale University Hospital where he …read more Source:…