Carolyn Gusoff

Suffolk County police Officer Nick Guerrero was struck and nearly killed in a 2014 hit-and-run in Huntington. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Suffolk Officer Speaks For First Time Since Near-Deadly Hit-And-Run

A Suffolk County police officer had slim chances of survival when he was mowed down by a fleeing car thief last year, but now, the grateful cop has spoken out for the first time.

07/31/2015

Heather Horstmann of Lindenhurst has a house with an open foundation for flood prevention. Many Long Island municipalities are banning such foundations. (Credit: CBS2)

LI Towns Ban Open Foundations For Elevated Homes Despite Savings

Homes built on pilings fit in well in beach communities and can stand up to storms, but some Long Island towns and villages are banning such open foundations.

07/30/2015

FILE - Cecil the lion. (credit: CBS2)

NJ Lawmaker Proposes Ban On Game Trophies Coming Through NY, NJ Airports In Wake Of Cecil The Lion’s Death

A New Jersey lawmaker is proposing legislation that would ban game trophies of threatened or endangered species from coming through airports controlled by the Port Authority.

07/29/2015

Town of North Hempstead movies

Lights, Camera, Action: LI Town Passes New Rules As TV, Movie Shoots Move East

The Town of North Hempstead is now reviewing production fees to bring in more money, but wants to keep the Gold Coast an attractive location.

07/28/2015

LIRR Worker Salaries

Report: Many LIRR Workers Making Six-Figure Salaries

The Empire Center for Public Policy said the average LIRR worker pulled in $106,000 and 130 employees earned more than $200,000, while riders struggle with rising fares.

07/17/2015

Long Island burning car rescue

Autistic Son Saves Mother From Burning Car On Long Island

Tyler Gianchetta said he knew something was wrong when his 50-year-old mother stopped responding to him while driving in West Hills.

07/16/2015

Oysters are being introduced to Moriches Bay to filter the polluted water. (Credit: CBS2)

Young Oysters Dispatched To Moriches Bay To Filter Polluted Water

The struggling Long Island bay waters have been receiving some special help, courtesy of thousands of young shellfish.

07/14/2015

Eisenhower Park in Nassau County. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: $1 Eisenhower Park Rental Fee Has Nassau Taxpayers Asking Questions

Should one of the area’s largest public parks be rented out to a private company for a dollar?

07/09/2015

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas says political mailings are out of hand. (Credit: CBS2)

Acting Nassau DA: Taxpayer-Funded Political Mailings Are Out Of Hand

Lawmakers in Nassau County were calling Wednesday night for tighter regulations over political messages that end up in your mailbox.

07/08/2015

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Officers, Good Samaritans Rescue Sisters, Mother At Long Island Beach

Two sisters caught in riptide currents and their terrified mother were rescued at a Long Island beach over the weekend.

07/06/2015

Wounded Iraq War veteran Sam Cila and his service dog, Gillian. (Credit: CBS2)

Wounded L.I. Veteran Commemorates Harrowing Anniversary On July 4, Plows Ahead

This Fourth of July weekend holds special meeting for a Long Island veteran, who was observing the tenth anniversary of injuries that nearly killed him in Iraq.

07/03/2015

Harrison Selnick, 7, uses a nebulizer to quell asthma attacks. (Credit: CBS2)

New N.Y. State Law Allows Kids To Bring Anti-Asthma Nebulizers Onto Athletic Fields

A new law goes into effect Wednesday that will help some kids – and their parents – breathe easier.

06/30/2015

A firefighter stands next to a car that smashed into a home in Woodbury, N.Y. on June 29, 2015. (credit: Carolyn Gusoff/CBS2)

Driver Loses Control, Crashes Car Into Bedroom Of Elderly Woman’s Woodbury Home

“We couldn’t get it to stop,” driver Arthur Goldberg said. “I think we crashed some cars over there and wound up in here.”

06/29/2015

Hempstead Public Schools (credit: CBS 2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Hempstead High School, Other LI Schools Must Improve Or Face Takeover

Six Long Islands schools face receivership — including Central Islip, Roosevelt and Wyandach high schools.

06/25/2015

Long Beach Sandy Damage

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

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