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A volunteer firefighter suffered critical injuries while battling a fire at this home in Woodmere, N.Y. on Dec. 19, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Firefighter In Critical Condition After House Fire In Woodmere

The Central Avenue house was totally gutted by the fire, which broke out at around 4 a.m., CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported.

12/19/2014

Ralphael Brown (Credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Man Stepped On, Kicked Toddler In Violent Hempstead Robbery

Police have arrested one man after an alleged violent robbery on Long Island.

12/19/2014

Bill and Marianna Lacal of Port Washington, LI celebrate being reunited with Vadim, their 16-year-old adopted son from Ukraine. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Congressman Helps Bring Family’s Newly Adopted Son Home For The Holidays

Bill and Marianna Lacal of Port Washington have been trying to adopt 16-year-old Vadim from Ukraine, but were bogged down by visa and paperwork issues.

12/18/2014

Activists of Pakistan civil society hold candles for the victims of an attack by Taliban gunmen on an army-run school in Peshawar, in Karachi on December 17, 2014. Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif and Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani vowed to fight "terrorism and extremism" together, a day after Taliban militants killed 148 people at a Pakistani school. AFP PHOTO / Asif HASSAN        (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

New York Pakistani Communities Mourn Deaths In Taliban Attack On School

A group of Pakistanis on Long Island gathered to condemn the violence and to plead for help for innocent Pakistanis

12/17/2014

Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit: Exploretalent.com)

City Council Looks Into Lighting And Safety In Wake Of Akai Gurley Death

Exterior and interior lighting issues are expected to come up at the City Council hearing Tuesday morning.

12/16/2014

Jerome and Jerilyn Goldchain. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Island Couple Recounts Fatal Fire On Oceania Insignia

A Long Island couple who were aboard the cruise ship that caught fire in the Caribbean last week are recounting the harrowing experience.

12/15/2014

Corrections officers protesting outside Nassau County Jail. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau County Jail Affirmative Action Officer Hit With Discrimination Complaint

The Nassau correction union has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the county jail affirmative action specialist for allegedly posting anti-racist comments on his Facebook.

12/15/2014

Zachary Ranftle, 12-year-old boy fatally struck by an SUV while walking to school in Valley Stream. (credit: Handout)

12-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck By SUV While Walking To School In Valley Stream

It happened on Merrick Road and Franklin Avenue in Valley Stream around 7:20 am. Thursday.

12/12/2014

A Long Island man claims he received a shipment of needles from Toys "R" Us after ordering toys online. (credit: Robert Stoebe)

Long Island Man Claims He Found Needles In Toys ‘R’ Us Package

Toys “R” Us said it is looking into how a Long Island family got a shipment of needles after ordering toys online.

12/12/2014

Thomas Donovan (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: L.I. Gym Owner Used Clients’ Credit Card Info To Shop At Home Depot

A Long Island gym owner has been arrested on identity theft charges, police said.

12/10/2014

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

Nassau County School Zone Speed Cameras Likely To Be Repealed

Nassau County Republicans have now joined Democrats in calls to repeal the law.

12/09/2014

Thomas Datre Jr.&  Sr. leaving court after pleading not guilty in Islip dumping scandal (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

6 Charged, Including 2 Former Islip Town Officials, In Illegal-Dumping Probe On Long Island

The six also include two businessmen and local contractors. The 32-count indictment includes charges of criminal mischief, conspiracy and numerous environmental violations.

12/08/2014

(Credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Police: Intoxicated Woman Drove Wrong Way On Long Island Highway

Long Island woman is facing several charges after police said she drove the wrong way on a highway while intoxicated.

12/05/2014

Nicole Noble, daycare worker accused of leaving two children at Bay Shore mall. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: Day Care Worker Arrested After 2 Children Found Alone At Bay Shore Mall

Two children who were found alone at a Bay Shore mall will be reunited with their parents.

12/04/2014

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (Mona RIvera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy Talks To 1010 WINS About Leaving Congress, What Lies Ahead

“It’s coming to an end. I can’t believe it’s 18 years. Everytime I think about that … I said where’d the time go,” McCarthy told 1010 WINS’ reporter Mona Rivera in her first radio exit interview.

12/02/2014

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