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Erik Johnson, of Long Island, said his iPhone 5C exploded in his pocket without warning (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Man Suffers 3rd-Degree Burns After iPhone Explodes In Pocket

Erik Johnson said he was in New Jersey for his cousin’s wake when all of a sudden, he felt a severe burning on his leg — his iPhone 5C had exploded in his front pocket.

02/28/2015

FILE -- Gun, generic. (credit: Clip Art)

Police Investigating 2 Separate Shootings In Suffolk County

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the two shootings to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

02/28/2015

A wooden figure wearing a sweatshirt that police said a man had in his vehicle in the HOV lane on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills on Feb. 27, 2015. (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Police: Man Caught Driving In Long Island Expressway HOV Lane With Fake Passenger

A Long Island man was caught Friday morning driving in the HOV lane with a fake passenger in his vehicle, Suffolk County police said.

02/27/2015

Gavel (file/credit: clipart.com)

Woman Reportedly Assaulted By Banana Mogul Boyfriend Says She Is Not A Victim

Posecutors made the case that Hoey beat Allison Bretherick so often and so viciously that she once scribbled on the back of a photograph, “If you find me dead, Thomas hoey did it.”

02/27/2015

The Ellison Avenue Bridge over the Long Island Rail Road in Westbury will be closed for a year as it is replaced. (Credit: CBS2)

Westbury Residents Not Looking Forward To Replacement Of Bridge Over LIRR

A deteriorating, heavily-used Long Island bridge over railroad tracks is going to be replaced. But that means a year of detoured traffic, and snarled road closures near the busy Roosevelt Field Mall in Nassau County.

02/27/2015

Long Island City Immigration Office (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Inclusive Immigration Policy A Hot Topic At Hofstra Summit

Inclusive immigration policy was the topic of a summit at Long Island’s Hofstra University Friday.

02/27/2015

Mary Grace O'Brien's East Rockaway home after a fire. (credit: Mary Grace O'Brien)

LI Woman Says Insurance Company Won’t Pay Fire Claim Because She Owns A Pit Bull

A Long Island woman whose house was severely damaged in a fire alleges her insurance company refuses to pay her claim because she owns a pit bull.

02/27/2015

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

Suffolk County Police Officer Saves Boy During Severe Allergic Reaction

A Suffolk County police officer came to the rescue this week, using an epipen to save a 12-year-old boy suffering from a severe allergic reaction.

02/26/2015

Kevin Westley displayed a St. Patrick's Day-themed T-shirt he finds offensive. (Photo: CBS2)

Long Island Man Takes On Walmart Over St. Patrick’s Day-Themed T-Shirts

St. Patrick’s Day is less than three weeks away, and businesses are hoping to see lots of green. But a Long Island man says retailers are cashing in on a stereotype.

02/26/2015

Stony Brook University campus (credit: CBS2)

Former Student Claims In Lawsuit Stony Brook University Mishandled Sexual Assault Case

The 22-year-old woman says she was sexually assaulted in a dorm room in January 2014 and left with numerous bruises, including on her neck.

02/26/2015

Police in Nassau County are searching for a brazen tire and rim thief targeting luxury cars. (Photo: CBS2)

Nassau County Police Warn Mercedes-Benz Owners Of Tire And Rim Thefts

Dozens of expensive cars parked on driveways and in front of homes across Nassau County have been hit by thieves.

02/26/2015

Nautical Mile, Freeport, N.Y. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Travel Site Names Freeport, LI, And Asbury Park, NJ, Among 20 Coolest Towns In US

Freeport, Long Island and Asbury Park, New Jersey are among the top 20 coolest towns in America, according to the travel website Matador Network.

02/26/2015

Authorities on the scene of a two-car crash in Hauppauge, NY on Feb. 26, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

3 Injured In Hauppauge Crash, Including Stony Brook Fire Chief

Police said a man driving with a passenger was heading south on Route 111 when their car struck the SUV belonging to the Stony Brook fire chief.

02/26/2015

Surveillance video shows a knife-wielding man robbing Evan's Corner Store in Valley Stream, N.Y. (credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Police Search For Armed Suspect In Long Island Candy Store Robbery

In a struggle caught on surveillance video, the robber brandishes a large butcher knife and yanks out the cash register drawer while Patel calls 911.

02/25/2015

Cops monitor a protest at Sen. Skelos' office on Long Island over property tax breaks for rich. (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Protesters Storm Sen. Skelos’ LI Office Over Property Tax Program For Wealthy

Protesters want Skelos to stop letting multi-million-dollar condos, like those at the One57 building in Manhattan, get out of paying most real estate taxes while Long Islanders pay double or triple the amount.

02/25/2015