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Smoke billowed hundreds of feet in the air when wild fires broke out in the Long Island Pine Barrens  in 1995. (Credit: CBS2)

For Long Island Firefighters, 1995 Pine Barren Blaze Was An Intense Learning Experience

Twenty-years-ago on Monday, a firestorm erupted on Long Island’s East End. Flames leaped 200 feet into the sky.


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Long Island Teachers: Department Head Sexually Harassed Us

John Brennan, a social studies teacher at Valley Stream North High School in Franklin Square, says he and several others were sexually harassed by the department head, Cecilia Sanossian.


A plane went down in Hicksville, Long Island on Sunday, Aug. 16, leaving one person dead and shutting down the Long Island Rail Road. (Credit: Frank Hoeffner)

NTSB: Controller Sent Pilot In Fatal Hicksville Plane Crash To Runway That Doesn’t Exist

A preliminary accident report indicates a pilot killed when his plane crashed at a railroad crossing this month on Long Island had been directed by an air traffic controller to a landing strip that no longer exists at a closed airport.


Nassau Police vehicle. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Cops: Long Island Man Shot Ambulance During Argument With Brother

Eric Torres was in an argument with his brother Saturday morning in Freeport when he began shooting a handgun out of a window of his apartment on West Merrick Road, police said.


Robert Zimmerman (credit: NYS Police)

Police: Long Island Man Was Running On Highway Without Pants

Police say a Long Island man has been arrested after troopers found him running on a highway with just a shirt and sneakers.


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Huntington Man Accused Of DWI With 7-Month-Old In Car; 9 Others Charged With DWI

Suffolk County police said they checked 625 cars from 11 p.m. through 3 a.m. Saturday along Route 110 at Church Street.


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Current, Former Teachers File Discrimination Lawsuit Against Riverhead Charter School

Attorney Joseph Dell said the principal wanted teachers to wear seductive clothing and harassed those who didn’t.


A high school football player from Long Island was hospitalized after suffering heat stroke during practice. (Credit:CBS2)

LI High School Student Critical After Suffering Heat Stroke During Football Practice

A Long Island high school football player was in critical condition after getting sick on the field during practice.


Conditions were far less crowded on the LIRR Cannonball Express following a CBS2 investigation about overcrowding. (Credit: CBS2)

LIRR Cracks Down After CBS2 Exposes Crowding, Oversized Luggage On Cannonball Express

CBS2 got action after exposing overcrowded conditions on one Long Island Rail Road express route, and on Friday, officials were making a show of how serious they were taking the changes.


LIE Rest Stop in Dix Hills

Town Councilwoman: Residents Oppose Proposed LIE Rest Stop In Dix Hills

Huntington Town Councilwoman Susan Berland suggested the rest stop would be better at Exit 67, where there is more space.


A car crashed into a home in North Amityville on Aug. 21, 2015. (credit: Susan Heenan)

2 Hurt After Car Crashes Into North Amityville Home

A car crashed into a house on Long Island, injuring the driver and her passenger early Friday morning.


South Nassau Communities Hospital (credit: CBS 2)

Lullaby And Goodnight: LI Hospital Airs Lullaby Whenever A Baby Is Born

South Nassau has been playing the lullaby for about two weeks now, and hospital spokesman Joe Calderone said the impact has been wonderful.


New York Senate Majority Leader Sen. Dean Skelos. (FILE; Credit: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Former State Senate Leader Skelos’ Daughter Arrested In Quarrel At Home

The daughter-in-law of former state Senate leader Dean Skelos has been arrested following a fight at her Long Island home.


Residents want the post office to implement new zip codes in Long Island communities where similar street names have caused confusion. (Credit: CBS2)

Common Street Names With The Same Zip Code Create Confusion On Long Island

Maple Avenue and Park Place are common street names, but in one Long Island community, multiple Maples and other common names share the same zip code.


An overcrowded LIRR train. (credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Gets Action: LIRR Asks Customers To Limit Oversized Luggage On Cannonball Express

The LIRR says it will designate some storage areas on the Cannonball for luggage, but said no luggage will be permitted in aisles or doorways.