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Weather in New York: CBS2 12/30 Evening forecast at 6 p.m.CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock has your weather forecast for December 30 at 6 p.m.

The legislation is said to be pesticides that kill bee colonies in New JerseyThere is a new proposal in New Jersey to save a vital part of the state’s agricultural industry. The legislation would ban certain pesticides that kill bee colonies; CBS2’s Meg Baker explains.

A pharmaceutical company and subsidiaries recognized as responsible for the opioid crisisA jury has found a pharmaceutical company and its subsidiaries responsible for the opioid crisis in a landmark Long Island trial. CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis spoke to a family who have been battling the epidemic for more than a decade.

Connecticut Governor Lamont discusses delay in home test kitsConnecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that state-ordered rapid home tests have still not arrived.

City, state agencies understaffed amid COVID outbreakLatest wave of COVID increasingly understaffed city and state agencies; CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reports.

Hundreds of new laws will come into force in 2022Hundreds of new laws will come into effect on Saturday in the tri-state area. These laws impact everything from recreational marijuana to coffee cups; CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reports.

NYC High School Cheerleading Squad Needs Help Getting To National CompetitionA local high school cheerleader team have a chance to make history after qualifying to compete in a national competition. The only problem now is to get there; Leah Mishkin of CBS2 reports.

Tesla’s problems lead to 2 recallsMore than 475,000 Tesla cars are in trouble, leading to two recalls.

Regarding the levels of heavy metals present in many spicesSpices can be found in just about everyone in the kitchen, but a new study reveals that some spices can contain worrying levels of heavy metals; Naomi Ruchim reports for CBS2.

A look back at the two terms of Mayor Bill De BlasioOn Thursday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio thanked New Yorkers for the opportunity to serve for the past eight years and attributed the city’s residents the inspiration for the initiatives he has pursued. How did de Blasio respond to his ambitious program? Tony Aiello of CBS2 looks back on his two terms.

Yonkers opens COVID testing sites in 3 schoolsYonkers is opening more COVID testing sites as the city prepares for students to return to school on Monday.

Nativity scene statues stolen from church in New JerseyThe search is on for the vandals who targeted a church in New Jersey. Heavy statues from a nativity scene were stolen on Boxing Day; Reports from CBS2’s Meg Baker.

NYPD finalizes New Years Eve security plansNYPD Finalizes Security Plans for Celebration in Times Square; CBS2’s Nick Caloway reports.

President Joe Biden chats with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid mounting tensions over UkrainePresident Joe Biden held his second appeal with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday this month amid mounting tensions over Ukraine; Skyler Henry reports for CBS2.

COVID continues to impact travel nationwideCOVID cases among airline pilots and crews continue to impact flights with more than 1,000 cancellations nationwide on Thursday.

Yale New Haven Health restricts visitors due to COVID outbreakWith so many cases of COVID, some hospitals in New Haven, Connecticut, are restricting access to patients.

COVID causing staff shortages for MTA, affecting metro serviceThe MTA is affected by a staff shortage due to COVID and this is impacting metro service. There are delays and some lines have been suspended; CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reports.

New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams unveils his COVID-19 strategyNew York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams revealed his strategy for tackling COVID-19 and the highly contagious variant of Omicron on Thursday; CBS2’s Dave Carlin reports.

Weather in New York: Thursday afternoon update 12/30 from CBS2Elise Finch has the latest tri-state area forecast on CBS2 News At Noon.

Times Square New Years ball tested ahead of celebrationThe world famous Times Square ball was tested on Thursday.

Nativity statues stolen from church in Woodland ParkA thief targeted a church in New Jersey and stole pieces of her nursery.

Funeral service organized for Lieutenant FDNY Joseph MaielloThe funeral of a deceased veteran FDNY firefighter at his Staten Island fire station took place on Thursday.

NYPD makes security preparations for New Years Eve in Times SquareIn addition to bag checks, the police will be responsible for checking immunization status. CBS2’s Nick Caloway reports.

FDNY tells New Yorkers not to call 911 for COVID testingVarious New York City departments are feeling the pressure from the peak in COVID cases.

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