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NYCHA workers removing mold, mildew, oil & other components at a home after Hurricane Sandy. (credit: NYCHA via Facebook)

Audit: NYCHA Failed To Hire Public Housing Residents For Sandy Repairs

An audit by the city comptroller found NYCHA failed to ensure that contractors working on repairs hire a certain percentage of public housing residents.

07/24/2014

Leah Cuevas, 42, is charged in the death of Chinelle Thompson Browne of Brooklyn, whose dismembered body was found on Long Island. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suspect Charged In Death Of Brooklyn Woman Whose Dismembered Body Was Found On L.I.

A woman has been arrested and charged in the death of a Brooklyn woman, whose partially dismembered body was found on Long Island earlier this month.

07/24/2014

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Suffolk Police Chief Offers Tips On Backyard Pool Safety

The recent near-drowning of a toddler has prompted Suffolk officials to remind residents of backyard pool safety precautions that can be taken at all times.

07/23/2014

Photos of debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Residents To Sue Town Of Islip Over Toxic Dumping At Roberto Clemente Park

Residents near the Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, where toxic materials were recently discovered, said they’re worried about the health of their families.

07/23/2014

John Bitrolff stands charged with the murders of two women on Long Island in 1993 and 1994. (Credit: CBS 2)

Neighbors Shocked At Arrest Of L.I. Man In 2 Cold-Case Murders

A Long Island man was charged earlier this week in two murders, both dating back more than 20 years.

07/23/2014

Hendrickson taking weather observations at his farm in Bridgehampton, N.Y. (Photo: NOAA/ 2008)

NOAA To Honor World’s Oldest Weatherman, Richard G. Hendrickson, 101

He’s certainly seen his fair share of sunny and stormy days.

07/23/2014

Christopher Loeb, 31, is charged with burglarizing a house of worship in Coram, Long Island. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Man Accused Of Burglarizing House Of Worship In Coram, L.I.

A man was arrested on Long Island Tuesday and charged with burglarizing a house of worship earlier this month.

07/22/2014

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Toddler Found Unresponsive In Pool In Sayville, Long Island

Police on Long Island were investigating Tuesday, after a small child was found unresponsive in a pool in Sayville.

07/22/2014

Dangerous blue green algae are polluting bodies of water on Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Dangerous Blue-Green Algae Turn Long Island Waterways Toxic

Out of control algae have become a serious problem in Suffolk County, and experts said the build-up has turned some of the waterways toxic.

07/22/2014

John Bittrolff (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Neighbor Says Suspect In 2 Cold Case Murders ‘Like The Mayor’ Of Manorville

John Bittrolff, 48, of Manorville, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of 31-year-old Rita Tangredi and 20-year-old Colleen McNamme.

07/22/2014

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Two Long Island Couples Arrested For Allegedly Short Selling Property to Catholic School

Two Long Island couples have been arrested on bank fraud and conspiracy charges after allegedly short selling a foreclosure property to a Hempstead Catholic school, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported.

07/22/2014

Nassau County Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola, N.Y. (file / credit: Google Maps)

Nassau County Doled Out Big Bucks To Part-Time Employees In Last Year

Nassau County paid more than $26 million last year to 2,000 part-time or season workers, WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported.

07/22/2014

Hutchinson River Parkway - Rye Brook, NY - Sep 9, 2009 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Westchester, State Officials Work To Prevent Truck Accidents At Overpasses

The latest incident involving a truck hitting a parkway overpass has officials taking another look at how to stop this from happening again, WCBS 880′s Sean Adams reported.

07/22/2014

FILE -- A Suffolk County police car is seen in Huntington Station, N.Y. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Man Charged In Murders Of 2 Women On Long Island Over 20 Years Ago

A man was arrested and charged Monday in connection with the murders of two women on Long Island – dating back more than 20 years.

07/22/2014

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Appeals Court: L.I. Man Who Spanked Son Used ‘Reasonable Force’

A New York state appeals court has ruled that a Long Island father used reasonable force when he spanked his 8-year-old son for cursing at an adult.

07/21/2014