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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.

08/20/2015

FILE -- A lobster fisherman throws back a premature lobster in the Long Island Sound. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Climate Change Blamed For Pushing Lobsters Out Of Long Island Sound

Commercial lobster boats in New York landed 112 metric tons of lobsters in 2013, a record low.

08/20/2015

Snapping Turtle (credit: Clip Art)

200-Pound Turtle, Hundreds Of Birds, Other Animals Found In Bellmore Home

The Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is ready to make a move to rescue hundreds of animals from a Long Island home.

08/20/2015

Suffolk County Police Cruiser

Long Island Man Says Blind Date Broke Into House, Stole Pills

It turns out his date sneaked into his house Monday through the doggy door and stole Vicodin pills prescribed for him to use after dental surgery, John Gallagher said.

08/20/2015

Baldwin home damaged in Superstorm Sandy

FEMA Offers Review Of Sandy Payouts Following Fraud Claims, But Some Say They’re Skeptical

It’s an offer you’d think homeowners can’t refuse: the possibility of more money on their damaged home claims from FEMA.

08/19/2015

A video shows mice running around the McDonald's in the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, N.Y. (Credit: Tarran Carter/Facebook)

Video Shows Mice Running Around McDonald’s In Long Island Mall

The video was recorded Saturday by a West Hempstead couple waiting to see a movie. As of Wednesday morning, the video had been viewed nearly 90,000 times.

08/19/2015

Michael Dombeck

Long Island Man Accused Of Neglecting Animals Used For Petting Zoos, Street Fairs

Nassau County SPCA’s Bob Sowers said the geese, ponies, dogs, rabbits, and goats were undernourished and living in filth on the Old Westbury property.

08/18/2015

Suzan Grossman-Kerner is accused of stabbing her mother to death. (credit: CBS2)

Daughter Charged With Fatally Stabbing Elderly Mother On Long Island

The attack took place around 12:45 p.m. at victim Irma Grossman’s home in Oceanside.

08/18/2015

An overcrowded LIRR train. (credit: CBS2)

Federal Regulators Meet With LIRR Officials To Discuss Safety Issues

CBS2 News exclusively exposed the problem Monday night.

08/18/2015

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo  (Credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for New York Comedy Festival)

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Rescues Man Caught In Riptide In Hamptons

The “New Day” anchor was on his fishing boat near Shelter Island’s Sunset Beach on Sunday when he spotted the man struggling in the Peconic River.

08/18/2015

Commuters enter a Long Island Rail Road train. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

CBS2 Exclusive: Feds Probe Safety Concerns On LIRR’s Cannonball Express

It’s not just an inconvenience anymore, the feds are looking into danger on the Long Island Railroad.

08/17/2015

Balkumar Singh (Credit: Nassau County Prosecutor's Office)

Man Arrested In Trinidad Pleads Not Guilty To 1999 Long Island Wedding Slaying

Prosecutors say Singh got into an argument while attending a June 1999 wedding in Hicksville. They say Singh fired numerous times outside the wedding hall, killing 19-year-old Abzal Khan.

08/17/2015

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)

1 Dead, 1 Injured When Small Plane Crashes On LIRR Tracks In Bethpage; LIRR Service Restored

Long Island Rail Road service was snagged Sunday morning in the Bethpage, Long Island area, after a small plane crashed right at the tracks.

08/16/2015

Martha Hernandez-Majano, 27, and Renen Vides Jr., 4, were both killed in the crash, police said. (WLNY)

Police: LI Man Charged In 2013 Crash That Killed Girlfriend, 4-Year-Old Son

Renen Vides, 29, was arrested on two counts of second degree manslaughter, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and other charges, police said.

08/15/2015

Dominik Mahalik, 3, of Slovakia, came to Long Island for revolutionary surgery to cure his laughing seizure disorder. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: L.I. Surgeons Cure Slovakian Boy Of Laughing Seizure Disorder

The parents of a Slovakian toddler were left helpless and hopeless, after the boy’s rare laughing condition made life a living nightmare.

08/14/2015