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Lawmakers Fight Back Against FEMA’s Request For Sandy Victims To Pay Back Funds

Reps. Rice and Meeks are sponsoring legislation to allow FEMA to forgive debts owed by storm victims

06/19/2015

A Long Island Rail Road train at Jamaica station on July 11, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

Demolition Of Old Bridge To Disrupt LIRR Service On Port Washington Line This Weekend

Some Long Island Rail Road riders are in store for some big disruptions this weekend.

06/19/2015

Police on the scene of an accident involving a LIRR train and two vehicles in Riverhead on June 18, 2015. (credit: Richard Rose/WLNY-TV 10/55)

LIRR Train Strikes 2 Vehicles In Riverhead

A Long Island Rail Road train has collided with two vehicles at an intersection in Riverhead, a railroad spokesman said.

06/18/2015

Joshua Golson-Orelus faces murder and robbery charges on Long Island. (credit: CBS2)

Police: Arrest In January Shooting Of Jericho Gas Station Attendant

Joshua Golson-Orelus, 23, was arrested Wednesday on murder, robbery, attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon charges, Nassau County police said.

06/18/2015

President Barack Obama pauses as he makes a statement on June 18, 2015, regarding the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In Wake Of Charleston Massacre, Obama Again Sounds Gun Control Rallying Cry

CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, who keeps records of such things, said Thursday marked the 14th time Obama had addressed the nation following a gun tragedy.

06/18/2015

Suffolk County residents say in spite of recent rain, Deer Lake is in danger of drying out. (Credit: CBS2)

Despite Recent Rain Storms, Suffolk County Lake Is Nearly Dried Up

With all the rain we’ve had recently you’d think our lakes would be overflowing. But, that’s not the case on Long Island where one lake is nearly dried up.

06/17/2015

Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy & activists protest at site of NYS DOT yard on June 17, 2015 (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Freeport Mayor, Activists Protest Over State DOT Storage Yard On Village Property

Freeport Village, which owns the land, has gone to court to try and push the state off the property.

06/17/2015

Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/FILE)

Authorities Bust Bronx-To-Long Island Heroin Ring

All together, 14 men and women were charged in the heroin bust.

06/17/2015

Boat at Jones Beach (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Here’s How To Stay Safe At The Beach This Summer

Beaches are popular in the summer and experts are sharing how to stay safe.

06/17/2015

FILE -- Tens of thousands of dead bunker fish have been washing up in the Peconic Bay area. (Credit: CBS2)

Thousands More Dead Fish Found Floating In Peconic River

Experts blame low oxygen levels for the kill, but what exactly is causing the problem remains a mystery.

06/16/2015

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Sea Cliff Mayor: Vandal Broke Into Village Hall, Left Message On Wall

When Sea Cliff Mayor Bruce Kennedy walked into work Monday, he discovered the message scrawled out in marker.

06/16/2015

House For Sale Sign (file / credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Long Island Housing Prices On The Rise

According to Multiple Listing Service, the average price of a home in Suffolk County has jumped 10 percent, and Nassau County’s average is up 6 percent.

06/16/2015

Karla Vanston is honored with a 13 years' perfect attendance award at Riverhead High School. (Credit: CBS2)

Riverhead High School Senior Honored For 13 Years Of Perfect Attendance

Riverhead High School senior Karla Vanston has had perfect attendance for 13 years – all the way back since kindergarten.

06/15/2015

Gigi Kearns (CBS2)

After School Supervisor Fired For Explaining Sandy Hook Shooting To Kids During Lockdown Drill

A beloved supervisor of a Long Island after school program is out of a job after explaining the Sandy Hook school shooting to children during a lockdown drill.

06/15/2015

Iknoor Singh (ACLU)

Judge Rules Sikh Hofstra Student Can Enroll In ROTC Without Shaving Beard, Removing Turban

“It was kind of surreal. This is something I have been fighting for for two or three years. I’m excited and nervous; very excited to learn,” Iknoor Singh said.

06/15/2015