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Sen. Charles Schumer holds up a number of LIRR tickets during a news conference on Nov. 11, 2014, in Mineola, N.Y. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Urges Congress To Restore Full Mass Transit Tax Benefit

More than 300,000 people who take the Long Island Rail Road to work on a daily basis are no longer receiving the full benefit that saved commuters thousands of dollars every year.

11/11/2014

Suffolk County Police Cruiser

Cops Hunt For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Pedestrian In Central Islip

Lorenzo Fuentes, 64, was walking to work on Motor Parkway around 5 a.m. Sunday, when he was struck and killed, authorities said.

11/11/2014

U.S. Navy veteran Shafqat Wasi and his family are joined by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and other local leaders for the dedication of their new house in Hicksville. (Credit: CBS2)

L.I. Navy Vet, Family Honored With House Built By Other Veterans

A deserving serviceman and his family were handed the keys to their new home Monday. It is a subsidized house, built over the last five months by other veterans working in their spare time.

11/10/2014

Feeding feral cats could soon be illegal in Roslyn Estates, Long Island. (credit: CBS2)

Roslyn Estates Considers Ban On Feeding Feral Cats, Wild Animals

Some trustees in Roslyn Estates are considering banning the feeding of wild animals after receiving complaints that a growing number of homeowners are leaving out food and drink — all day and all night — for undomesticated animals that could carry rabies or other diseases.

11/10/2014

Corner in Cedarhurst where police said a 60-year-old woman was mugged while walking from train station. (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police: 60-Year-Old Woman Robbed By 4 Women In Cedarhurst

The victim was walking from the Cedarhurst Train Station when the suspects came up to her, punched her in the head and then took off with her pocketbook, police said.

11/10/2014

Rosendo "Rusty" Torres (credit: Nassau County Police)

Guilty Verdict Upheld In Child Sex Abuse Case Against Ex-Yankee ‘Rusty’ Torres

The ex-ball player’s defense claimed that jurors had been pressured to change their votes to end deliberations, the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office said.

11/10/2014

GENERIC POLICE, CRIME SCENE

Homemade Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing On Long Island

Officials said mechanical problems forced the aircraft to land in a sod farm field behind a residential neighborhood north of Vineyard Way in Aquebogue.

11/10/2014

Scott Silverman (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police Accuse Man Of Damaging Tires On Long Island

The vehicles were vandalized in the parking lots of the Deer Park Library, Deer Park Bowl, and various supermarkets between early October and the beginning of November, police said.

11/10/2014

GENERIC POLICE, CRIME SCENE

Police: Woman Killed In DWI Crash On Long Island

According to authorities, 25-year-old Ismelda Rodriguez, of Brentwood, was a passenger in a car driven by 27-year-old Daniel Moreira when it struck the back of another vehicle near Exit 49 in Melville at around 3:45 a.m.

11/09/2014

Chris Lapak of Copiague, Long Island, was saved after 11 minutes of clinical death during the New York City Triathlon. (Credit: CBS 2)

Triathlete Meets First Responders Who Saved His Life

A Long Island man who nearly died during the New York City Triathlon got the chance on Sunday to meet with the first responders who saved his life.

11/09/2014

Alligator turned in at Suffolk County SPCA "amnesty day" event on Nov. 9, 2014 (credit: CBS2)

Alligator, Turtles Turned In At Suffolk County SPCA Event

The amnesty initiative was aimed at getting illegal reptiles and amphibians into a controlled environment where they can be cared for properly.

11/09/2014

Max Sapirman (credit: Suffolk County Police)

L.I. Man Arrested, Accused Of Impersonating Police Officer On Three Occasions

A Long Island man is accused of impersonating a police officer on three separate occasions.

11/07/2014

Penn Station

Penn Station Elevator Fire Causes NJ TRANSIT, LIRR Delays

A fire in a freight elevator at Penn Station caused delays on both NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road trains during the Friday evening commute.

11/07/2014

Brentwood High School senior Laura Villatoro and Suffolk County 3rd Precinct Officer Bonnie Raber. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. High School Senior Wins $10,000 Scholarship For Anti Texting And Driving Video

Brentwood High School senior Laura Villatoro said she knows firsthand how dangerous it could be to text and drive because of what happened to an 18-year-old relative.

11/07/2014

(Credit: New York State Parks Office)

Jones Beach Holiday Light Show To Return After Going Dark In 2007

A popular holiday light show is returning after going dark for seven years due to budget cuts.

11/06/2014