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Shea Megale celebrates the graduation of her new assistance dog, Pierre, in Medford, Long Island on Friday, May 15. (Credit: CBS2)

Assistance Dogs Graduate Into Life Helping People With Disabilities On Long Island

It was a graduation day on Long Island Friday, as some very special students set out to begin a life of service.

05/15/2015

Seerojnie Ram (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

Long Island Woman Charged With Stealing Identities Of 500 People

An arrest on Long Island has halted a scheme that plundered the identities of hundreds of people, including the dead and disabled, in 31 states, authorities said Friday.

05/15/2015

Justin Zemser

Mourners Salute Navy Midshipman Killed In Amtrak Crash

A funeral is being held for one of the victims killed in this week’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia.

05/15/2015

A sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery in Valley Stream, Long Island. (Credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Robbery Victim Wrestles BB Gun Away From Attacker

A Long Island teenager managed to turn the tables after wrestling a BB gun from a robbery suspect, police said.

05/15/2015

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) conductor is viewed on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

LIRR Service Canceled Between Mineola And Hicksville This Weekend

Repair work is expected to cause major disruptions for some 40,000 Long Island Rail Road riders this weekend.

05/15/2015

Nassau County residents say noise from generators at a sewage treatment plant have become a nuisance. (Credit: CBS2)

Nassau County Residents Say Noisy Generators Are Rattling Their Nerves

The generators were supposed to provide a temporary fix after Superstorm Sandy flooded a sewage treatment plant, but they’re still cranking out power and noise.

05/14/2015

A New York State Park Police cruiser (Photo: CBS2)

NYS Park Police Union: There May Not Be Enough Officers To Patrol Beaches This Summer

The New York State Park Police is sounding an alarm ahead of Memorial Day.

05/14/2015

Tony Metaras stepped in after witnessing a purse snatching on Woodbury, Long Island on Wednesday, May 13. (Credit: CBS2)

Strangers Step In After Broad-Daylight Purse Snatching In Woodbury, Long Island

Strangers came to the rescue on Long Island this week, when they saw two women in need following a wild purse snatching.

05/14/2015

Theresa Imperato and her daughter, Maggie, survived the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. (Credit: CBS2)

Amtrak Derailment Survivor Describes Crash As ‘The Worst Tragedy Of My Life’

A mother and daughter from Long Island survived Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak derailment and described a terrifying chain of events to CBS2’s Valerie Castro.

05/14/2015

Veronica Cirella

Long Island Mom Pleads Guilty In Death Of Disabled Daughter

A Long Island woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of her 8-year-old disabled daughter.

05/14/2015

15 arrested in Nassau County dogfighting, drug ring (Nassau County DA's Office)

L.I. Officials: 15 Gang Members Arrested In Heroin, Dogfighting Ring

A Nassau County drug selling and dogfighting ring has been busted, according to authorities.

05/14/2015

(credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

DNA Technology May Help Huntington Station Residents Recover Stolen Items

It’s part of a six-month pilot program that Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer says will also serve as a deterrent to burglars.

05/14/2015

East Meadow Murder

East Meadow Man Faces Murder Charge In Wife’s Death

A Long Island man is facing a murder charge in connection with his wife’s death.

05/14/2015

Clenzo Thompson

Long Island Man Accused In 2 Bank Robberies In 1 Day

According to Suffolk County police, 53-year-old Clenzo Thompson first tried to rob a Bank of America in Central Islip before robbing a TD Bank in East Islip Wednesday afternoon.

05/13/2015

A great white shark (Credit: Thinkstock)

Great White Shark Becomes Attraction Off Long Island

Researchers believe the 3,500-pound beast is headed to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to give birth.

05/13/2015