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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

Students on a college campus. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Helps You Weed Out The Unnecessary College Costs

When you send your kid off to college, what do they reallly need? In this day and age there are more and more amenities offered, but do you budget?

08/14/2015

Containers filled with medical marijuana (Credit: CBS2)

Town Of Riverhead Mulling A Medical Marijuana Moratorium

New York residents will soon be able to fill prescriptions for medical marijuana close to home. But in one town, lawmakers are considering a marijuana moratorium

08/14/2015

Authorities say two men conned 100 LI teens into working for almost nothing in a summer charity scam. (Credit: CBS2)

DA: Scammers Posed As Charity And Tricked LI Students Into Working For Free

More than 100 school children, many from Long Island, may have been victimized by a charity scam. They worked for two summers at concessions stands, but didn’t earn a dime.

08/13/2015

Kendell Owens, the driver charged in a deadly crash in Shirley, NY, speaks to reporters on Aug. 12, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Driver Charged In Deadly LI Crash Apologizes, Says He Was High On Drugs

Kendell Owens, 31, apologized as he was led away in handcuffs on his way to court Wednesday morning.

08/12/2015

Belmont Lake State Park

Police: 2 Women Groped At Belmont Lake State Park In Separate Incidents

Authorities are looking for a suspect who they said forcibly touched two women at Belmont Lake State Park this week.

08/12/2015

Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick at his 4th of July party over the weekend. (Credit: CBS2)

Billy Joel, Wife Alexis Joel Welcome Daughter Della Rose

Della Rose Joel arrived at 2:40 a.m. weighing in at 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces.

08/12/2015

Scott Meyer

LI Accountant Gets Prison Time In Theft From Elderly, Disabled Clients

The 48-year-old pleaded guilty in March to grand larceny, falsifying business records and other charges.

08/11/2015

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 13:  Former NASA aerospace engineer Stewart Meyers explains to local schoolchildren how to fly a Delta Dart rubber-motored model airplane during a workshop at the National Building Museum January 13, 2008 in Washington, DC. Local children participated in the museum's "A Day of Flying in the Great Hall" event, which introduced them to the world of engineering and future career options and also provided a chance for them to work with their parents.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Stewart Meyers

L.I. Model Airplane Clubs Fear Being Targeted By Restrictions On Drones

Model airplane club members in Suffolk County are concerned about a proposed bill that would place regulations on drones.

08/11/2015