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Advocates say cameras on the side of school buses can help crack down on drivers who ignore stop signals. (Credit: CBS2)

Advocates Push For ‘Stop Arm’ Cameras On School Buses In New York, New Jersey

School officials claim drivers illegally speed past stopped school buses an estimated 50,000 times per day in New York state.

04/23/2015

An alleged carjacker held up a woman in this East Rockaway driveway. (Credit: CBS2)

Police: Long Island Woman Was Carjacked By Suspect In Midst Of Crime Spree

A Long Island woman was recently carjacked steps from her front door, and police said the frightening encounter was all part of a disturbing crime spree.

04/23/2015

New York State Police say this woman stole Kate Sullivan's identity. (credit: NYSP)

New York State Police: Woman Withdrew $9,200 From Terminally Ill Fashion Executive’s Account

A woman posing as Kate Sullivan withdrew more than $9,000 from a Chase branch in Commack, Long Island, on Sept. 23, 2014, before unsuccessfully trying to repeat the crime in Freeport, police said.

04/23/2015

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Police: Woman Driving Pickup In Westhampton Beach Accidentally Hits Husband

Police on eastern Long Island say a driver accidentally struck and killed her 80-year-old husband in a high school parking lot.

04/23/2015

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Sandy-Ravaged Island Park Village Hall Demolished To Make Way For New Building

After Superstorm Sandy, the Village Hall in Island Park was destroyed. But now, 2 1/2 years later, residents will be seeing a new building constructed.

04/23/2015

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Long Island Puts Out Call For More Volunteer Firefighters

Nassau and Suffolk county executives are coming together to make an appeal for more volunteer firefighters.

04/23/2015

New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos speaks to members of the media following a conference with republican senators on June 17, 2011, in Albany, New York. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

NY Senate Leader Dean Skelos Not Resigning Amid Federal Investigation

Republican Dean Skelos told reporters that he has hired an attorney in response to the investigation but said he had no plans to step down.

04/23/2015

Aretha tested positive for exposure to psittacosis. (credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Rescued Exotic Bird Tests Positive For Contagious Parrot Fever; Other Families Could Be At Risk

A rare, contagious bird infection has surfaced on Long Island in a bird that was housed with more than 100 others. It’s an illness that could spread to humans.

04/22/2015

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

Woman Accused Of Robbing 2 Long Island Banks Pleads Not Guilty

Authorities say mother of two, Julia Rigby, went from stealing small items from stores to robbing banks on Long Island.

04/22/2015

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Lawsuit Claims East Hampton’s Airport Noise Curfews Are Unconstitutional

A group representing helicopter operators has filed a lawsuit claiming new laws restricting flights at East Hampton’s town airport are unconstitutional.

04/22/2015

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NY State Students Begin Math Portion Of Common Core Exams

After seeing thousands of students sit out New York’s statewide English assessments last week, school districts are beginning three days of math testing.

04/22/2015

Police respond to a 911 hoax at a home on Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach, Long Island, on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Swatting’ Call Triggers Huge Police Response In Long Beach, Long Island

Police sent a swat team to a Long Island home after receiving a call about a possible hostage situation that turned out to be a hoax.

04/22/2015

The Long Beach Fire Department (Photo: CBS2)

Long Beach City Officials, Firefighters Locked In Battle Over Reduction Of Fire Force

There’s a fire fight going on in Long Beach, but it’s not the kind having to do with flames.

04/22/2015

Jennifer Jordan is charged with driving under the influence of drugs on Long Island and crashing into a fence as she allegedly fled police. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: L.I. Woman Fled Police, Crashed Car Into Fence While On Drugs

A Centereach, Long Island woman was arrested Tuesday, after allegedly crashing into a fence in Bay Shore driving while high on drugs.

04/21/2015

Marty Tankleff (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Wrongful Conviction Overturned, Long Island’s Marty Tankleff Ponders Congressional Bid

After serving half of his young life behind bars, Long Island’s Marty Tankleff is seriously considering running for congress.

04/21/2015