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Leah Cuevas (credit: CBS 2)

Investigators: Brooklyn Murder Victim May Have Threatened To Expose Suspect’s Secret

Leah Cuevas, of Brooklyn, faced a judge Thursday. She is charged in the alleged killing and dismemberment of a woman whose body parts were found scattered around Long Island earlier this month.

07/24/2014

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Long Island Man Sentenced To 60 Days In Jail For Animal Cruelty

Lee Hughes pleaded guilty in February to failure to provide veterinary care to a dog suffering from a neck wound that became so infected that it compromised the animal’s ability to breath, the Nassau County District Attorney’s office said.

07/24/2014

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Melville Teen Arrested For Hit-And-Run Involving Four Victims

Police say 18-year-old Netanya Lewis, of Melville, was in her vehicle around 4 a.m. when she hit four men, then fled the scene of the accident.

07/24/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a 5-alarm blaze in Williston Park, NY on July 24, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Fire Spreads Through Row Of Storefronts On Long Island

Business owners are vowing to rebuild after a five-alarm fire ripped through a row of Long Island storefronts early Thursday morning.

07/24/2014

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