Pharmaceutical Company Says Experimental Pill May Reduce Effects of COVID-19



Weather in New York: CBS2 evening forecast 10/1 at 6:00 p.m.CBS2’s Lonnie Quinn has your weather forecast for October 1 at 6 p.m.

Celebration of National Electricity WeekIt’s National Electricity Week.

‘Aladdin’ cancels performances until October 10 due to COVIDThe Broadway musical “Aladdin” is once again closing its doors.

Battle of Macy’s Herald Square Billboard heads to courtA battle around a billboard outside Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square is now heading for court.

Woman says con artist tried to rob Newark’s houseA woman bought her first home in Essex County only to have someone she never met before trying to rob it. Now she wants others to beware that this could happen to them; Alice Gainer’s reports from CBS2.

Breast cancer awareness reminders more important than ever during a pandemicIt’s October, and that means you’ll see a lot of pink for breast cancer awareness. This year, this reminder is more important than ever after many people missed important cancer screens due to the pandemic; CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reports.

Yonkers residents still clean Ida a month laterA month after the devastating Ida floods, there is still some cleanup to be done in Yonkers, and neighbors are calling to account after being promised help; Reports from Kevin Rincon of CBS2.

Rikers Island inmate: “I’m so scared for my life”State lawmakers asked Blasio administration officials about the crisis on Rikers Island after many visited the facility and saw conditions deteriorating. CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas introduces us to an inmate who shares his experiences behind the walls.

SCOTUS rejects request to block vaccination mandate for New York schoolsThe Supreme Court will not block Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccination mandate for New York public school staff.

16-year-old girl shot dead in Brooklyn, police search for gunman16-year-old girl is in critical condition after being shot in the head in Brooklyn; Cory James of CBS2 reports.

‘Thoughts Of A Colored Man’ Begins Broadway PerformancesA new play called “Thoughts of a Colored Man” begins its Broadway performances Friday night. It comes in the midst of the struggle to bring greater and more meaningful diversity and inclusion to the theater community; CBS2’s Dave Carlin reports.

Extended vaccination and mask policy for Broadway theatersThe Broadway League is expanding vaccination and mask requirements.

Postage rates increase, some mail may take longer to arrive under a new planA new post office plan has started, so your mail may take longer to reach you; Errol Barnett reports for CBS2.

Coppertone recalls sunscreens containing benzeneThere is a consumer alert after a carcinogen is detected in a line of sunscreens, leading to a recall.

Women working to shed light on menopauseIt’s World Menopause Awareness Month, a time to focus on education around this often taboo medical issue. Cindy Hsu from CBS2 introduces us to some women who work to bring this natural part of life to light.

Gabby Petito opens up about fight with her fiancé in Body Cam videoPolice in Moab, Utah, released new video captured on an officer’s body cam showing their meeting with Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie.

2 current NYPD agents and 1 retired agent face corruption chargesTwo current NYPD agents and a retired officer face bribery charges in connection with an alleged towing scheme.

Cell Phone Video Helps Akbar Rogers Clear Charges In Police CaseVideo taken on a neighbor’s cell phone cleared a 45-year-old father from Long Island of charges against him in a police case; CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reports.

SCOTUS rejects request to block vaccination mandate for New York schoolsSupreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has dismissed New York’s public school workers’ request for an emergency injunction against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate.

National Women’s Football League postpones weekend games after sexual misconduct allegations against coachNational Women’s Football League puts season on hiatus this weekend after allegations of sexual misconduct by one of the coaches; Reports from Steve Overmyer of CBS2.

Connecticut residents weigh on the price of congestionConnecticut residents had the chance to express their views on congestion pricing during an MTA virtual public comment hearing.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy threatens to use Port Authority as bargaining tool in fight against congestion pricingNew Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is now threatening to use the port authority as a negotiating tool to prevent New Jersey drivers from paying more for congestion pricing; CBS2’s Jessica Layton reports.

Taxi driver shot, killed in Orange County UpstateA taxi driver was shot dead Thursday night in northern Orange state. His family demand justice as the police search for the gunman; CBS2’s Nick Caloway reports.

Pharmaceutical company claims experimental pill may reduce effects of COVID-19We may soon see a new drug to treat COVID. Pharmaceutical company Merck says its experimental pill can drastically reduce the effects of the virus; CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reports.



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