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Islip Town Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt, Councilman Steven Flotteron (center) and Public Safety Commissioner John Carney hold a news conference Aug. 18, 2014, asking for homeowners to report flood damage. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Islip Officials Pushing For Flood Victims To Report Damage To Town

Officials so far estimate at least 400 homes suffered flood damage.

08/18/2014

GENERIC POLICE, CRIME SCENE

Police Seek Suspect In Central Islip Hit-Run That Injured Pedestrian

According to authorities, 25-year-old Edgar Abrego was crossing Carleton Avenue at Brightside Avenue around 9:25 p.m. when he was struck by a car heading northbound.

08/18/2014

Keith Keene (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Man Accused In Dozens Of Car Break-Ins Spanning Several LI Towns

Keith Keene is charged with two counts of grand larceny and five counts of petit larceny.

08/17/2014

Clam Eating Contest held in Island Park on Aug. 17, 2014 (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Extreme Eater Kobayashi Coaches LI Firefighters In Clam Eating Challenge

The event, which raised money to benefit firehouses that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy, was held at Peter’s Clam Bar on Long Beach Road.

08/17/2014

Janine Stange is attempting to singing the national anthem in all 50 states. (credit: YouTube)

Long Island’s ‘National Anthem Girl’ About To Complete 50-State Journey

Janine Stange has performed the national anthem in 48 states and is on track to reach 50 before the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is celebrated Sept. 14.

08/17/2014

Ambulance (credit: clipart.com)

Cops: Long Island Man Dies After Car Falls On Him During Oil Change

Rony Calderon, 48, was pinned around 4 p.m. Saturday when the vehicle rolled off a set of ramps holding up the front tires, Riverhead police said.

08/17/2014

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3 Long Island Beaches Closed Due To High Bacteria

Suffolk County health officials say Saturday they’re closing Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore, Sayville Marine Park Beach and Bayport Beach until further notice.

08/16/2014

GENERIC POLICE, CRIME SCENE

Long Island Man Dead After Crashing Into Telephone Pole

Nassau County police say Brett Dinsky was pronounced dead at the scene in Garden City around 10:30 a.m., Saturday.

08/16/2014

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Police: LI Woman Attempts To Sell $60K Of Stolen Legos Online

Nassau County detectives say the 53-year-old Island Park woman lifted the toy sets from a storage facility in that Nassau County village.

08/16/2014

A group of children and mothers return to Guatemala on July 22, 2014, after being deported from the United States amidst the humanitarian crisis caused by Central American immigrant children. (Credit: Getty Images)

Plan To Send Immigrant Children To NY Causes Uproar

U.S. cities and towns have been asked to identify facilities where children can be temporarily housed. The federal government will cover the cost of preparing, operating and staffing them.

08/16/2014

Crews search for missing kayaker in Lake Ronkonkoma. (credit: CBS 2)

Father Of Kayaker Missing In Lake Ronkonkoma Says Son Was Dying Of Huntington’s Disease

The father of a kayaker reported missing in Lake Ronkonkoma said his son was dying from Huntington’s disease at the time of his disappearance.

08/16/2014

(Photo credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

LIRR Union Members Vote To Approve New Contract

Members of the unions representing most Long Island Rail Road workers have approved the four-year contract that was negotiated last month.

08/16/2014

BAYSHORE, NY - AUGUST 13:    A car is abandoned on a flooded Brooke Ave following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore, New York. The south shore of Long Island along with the tri-state region saw record setting rain that caused roads to flood entrapping some motorists.  (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Buyer Beware! Shady Dealers Could Be Selling Water Damaged Cars With Clean Titles

Experts warn that some of the hundreds of cars that were flooded out on Long Island roadways this week could eventually show up back on the market with no evidence that they had been water-logged.

08/15/2014

Experts say the harsh temperatures over the winter ruined the summer bloom of the popular hydrangea. (photo: CBS 2)

Experts: Polar Vortex Has Crippled This Summer’s Hydrangea Bloom

You know summer is in full swing when you see those gorgeous blue hydrangea flowers — arguably the most popular shrubs in our area. But this year, the most common of the beloved hydrangea is missing from our landscape.

08/15/2014

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Uninsured Long Island Homeowners Play Waiting Game For Flood Damage Repair

The historic rainfall that hit western Suffolk County this week has left crater-like sinkholes in its wake and took an emotional and financial toll on homeowners.

08/15/2014