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Virginia Villafane-Kaplan, 5, of Rocky Point, Long Island, suffers from a severe nut allergy. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: L.I. Girl’s Parents Told Teachers Have Right To Eat Nuts In Classrooms

The first day of school Wednesday for a kindergarten student on Long Island meant health worries for the 5-year-old girl’s mother.

09/03/2014

Milagro Canjura (Credit: CBS 2)

Friends Suspect Pregnant Bay Shore Woman Was Victim Of Revenge Killing

A pregnant woman gunned down outside her Long Island home Saturday night may have been targeted by an enemy of her husband, friends say.

09/01/2014

Precious Pups in Calverton, N.Y. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Dog Rescue Accused Of Selling Sick Dogs Fights To Remain Open

A Calverton no-kill dog rescue operation that is under investigation by the state attorney’s office is fighting to stay open in an attempt to prevent dozens of dogs from being euthanized.

08/26/2014

Residents of Westhampton Beach are outraged over a $400,000 payout for their retiring police chief. (Credit: CBS 2)

Some Westhampton Beach Residents Appalled By Police Chief’s Big Payout

Residents of Westhampton Beach, Long Island were outraged Friday night over the size of a retirement package for the police chief.

08/22/2014

Foreclosed homes have been left in states of disrepair around Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Foreclosed Homes Left In Gross States Of Disrepair On Long Island

Foreclosed homes right in the suburbia of Long Island have been left with giant holes in the ceiling and graffiti-filled walls – and they are costing taxpayers thousands of dollars.

08/21/2014

Precious Pups in Calverton, N.Y. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Dog Rescue Accused Of Selling Sick Dogs

A court has ordered the Calverton dog rescue called Precious Pups to close its doors after complaints that neglected dogs were being rescued, then simply resold.

08/20/2014

Cars drive in front of Plainedge Middle School. (credit: CBS 2)

Nassau Residents Complain About School-Zone Speeding Tickets In Summer

The pilot speed-camera program is generating a lot of complaints from motorists, who say they had no idea school speed zones are in effect in the summer.

08/19/2014

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

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

Cars are abandoned on a flooded Brooke Avenue following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Long Island Drying Out After ‘Historic’ Storm Dumps Record Rainfall

Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.

08/14/2014

Cars stranded on the Northern State Parkway in Jericho on August 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Storm Of Historic Proportions’ Dumps 13 Inches Of Rain In Some Spots Of LI

A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.

08/13/2014

A drug workstation in a Brentwood house. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

More Than 20 People Arrested In Long Island Drug Ring Takedown

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said sales occurred on side streets near the Sunrise Highway or the Long Island Expressway and some regular customers got home delivery.

08/12/2014

Raymond Balboa (credit: Image via CBS 2)

Long Island Man Charged After Deadly Boating Accident

Raymond Balboa, 53, is charged with vehicular manslaughter, operating a vessel while intoxicated and operating an unregistered vessel

08/11/2014

Time and weather are threatening the dwindling number of marsh houses in the water off Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Time, Weather Taking A Toll On Historic Long Island Marsh Houses

You’ve probably seen them in the waters off of Long Island and were not sure what they were. Bay houses, some of them over a hundred years old, are seeing their numbers dwindle.

08/08/2014

(Credit: CBS 2)

Back-To-School Supply Shopping Giving Parents Sticker Shock

They’re in the mail, online and very possibly hanging on your refrigerator door: school supply lists making you feel like summer is fleeting and it’s time to outfit your kids for the classroom.

08/07/2014

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