Carolyn Gusoff

Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vechio, in white sweater, was recorded referring to some people in attendance at a Town Board meeting as "wackos." (credit: Town of Smithtown)

Smithtown Supervisor Regrets ‘Wacko’ Comment Caught By Open Mic

Moments before a Town Board meeting in Smithtown on Thursday, Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio was overheard telling a board member, “There are a lot of wackos here tonight.”


Brandon McNeil, 7, walked out of his Long Island school and was on dangerous streets for more than a mile, according to his mother. (Credit: CBS2)

Mother: 7-Year-Old Son Walked Out Of L.I. School Without Anyone Noticing

Jacalyn Easters said she was shocked when her 7-year-old son Brandon McNeil who was supposed to be in second grade class at Tangier Smith Elementary School in Mastic Beach suddenly showed up on a relative’s doorstep Wednesday.


Surveillance video shows a knife-wielding man robbing Evan's Corner Store in Valley Stream, N.Y. (credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Police Search For Armed Suspect In Long Island Candy Store Robbery

In a struggle caught on surveillance video, the robber brandishes a large butcher knife and yanks out the cash register drawer while Patel calls 911.


Gary Melius, owner of Oheka Castle, sits down for an exclusive interview with 1010 WINS. (credit: 1010 WINS)

Oheka Castle Owner Says Shooting That Wounded Him Remains Mystery One Year Later

It has been one year since a masked gunman drove up to Oheka Castle, got out of his SUV, pressed a gun against the driver side window of Melius’ car and opened fire.


Does your insurance company cover damage to your home caused by extreme cold? (Photo: CBS2)

Experts: It Pays To Find Out If Your Homeowners Insurance Covers Extreme Cold Damage

The bitter cold weather that has hammered the Tri-State Area for weeks has been keeping some people very busy, especially in the insurance and home repair field.


Southern Pine Beetles are attacking trees on Long Island. (Credit: New York State DEC)

Pine Beetle Ravaging A Thousand Acres Of Long Island’s Pine Barrens

One of the most destructive pests that have already ravaged forests in New Jersey are now threatening Long Island.


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Suffolk Co. Police Recruit Pool Smaller This Year Than Years Past

One of the largest and highest paid police departments in the nation is looking for more than a few good men and women.


Court Of Appeals ruled only state law governs where sex offenders may live (Credit: CBS2)

Court Of Appeals Tosses Local Laws Restricting Where Sex Offenders Can Live

There are about 38,000 registered sex offenders in New York.


Debris is left out for removal on Nov. 20, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Superstorm Sandy Victims: Insurance Companies Conspired Not To Pay Us

Homeowners who saw their lives devastated by Superstorm Sandy say they were betrayed after the storm by insurance companies.



Survey: Staggering Number Of Teens Not Getting Enough Sleep

The survey suggested that teens need to learn they need about nine hours of sleep for good grades and better health.


A Montana state lawmaker wants to ban wearing yoga pants in public in that state. (Credit: CBS2)

Many New Yorkers Scoff At Montana Proposition To Ban Yoga Pants

Yoga pants may be the perfect fit in the yoga studio. But some argue that the clingy clothes are too revealing to wear in public.


Craig Perkins turned himself in to police four days after fatally striking Kieran Smith with his vehicle in 2012. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

Driver In Fatal Brentwood Hit-And-Run Sentenced To 1 Year, But Walks Free With Time Served

A Long Island man who killed a college student in a hit-and-run crash nearly three years ago walked free Wednesday after his sentencing.


A man wanted in connection with 10 armed robberies in Nassau County. (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police Investigate Spree Of Nassau County Gas Station, Convenience Store Robberies

There have been 13 robberies at gas stations and a convenience store since December. At least three of the businesses may have been struck twice.


LIE billboard rendering by Allvision (Credit: Allvision/CBS2)

Nassau County Considers Billboards Along LIE, Near Roosevelt Field Mall

The plan is erect 48-foot-wide electronic billboards all along the Long Island Expressway and near Roosevelt Field mall.


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Long Island Teen Raises $30K To Install Clean Water System In South America

A Long Island teen went from sponsoring a child through a charity to changing lives in his impoverished village.