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Heavy rain and whipping winds were the major problem on Long Island on Wednesday, Nov. 26. (Credit: CBS2)

Flooding, Whipping Winds Plague Drivers, Residents On Long Island

The snow, slick roads and spinouts of north suburban counties were not seen on Long Island, but drivers and residents there ran into their own problems with drenching rain and flooding.

11/26/2014

Babylon Town Hall (credit: DanTD/Wikimedia Commons)

Family Poverty On The Rise In Babylon

The poverty rate in the town, which also features multimillion-dollar homes along the waterfront, jumped from 2 percent in 2010 to 8 percent in 2013.

10/23/2014

A plow goes to work during a winter storm. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Towns Beefing Up Snow-Removal Budgets

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said last year the town budgeted $2 million for snow removal, but spent more than $2.4 million. This winter, they’re setting aside $2.8 million.

10/14/2014

A family killed in a deadly wreck on the Southern State Parkway was to be laid to rest on Saturday. (Credit: CBS 2)

Family Killed In Southern State Parkway Wreck To Be Laid To Rest

The family who died in a crash on the Southern State Parkway last weekend was to be laid to rest on Saturday.

09/06/2014

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Uninsured Long Island Homeowners Play Waiting Game For Flood Damage Repair

The historic rainfall that hit western Suffolk County this week has left crater-like sinkholes in its wake and took an emotional and financial toll on homeowners.

08/15/2014

Litchfield Avenue in Babylon flooded after a nasty story dumped 13 inches on parts of Long Island on August 13, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Advisory Against Swimming Issued For 66 Suffolk County Beaches

The Suffolk County health department says the advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday because of the potential for bacteria from runoff following heavy rain and flooding.

08/14/2014

Restoration at two beaches in Babylon, Long Island will be complete for the Memorial Day weekend. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sandy-Ravaged Babylon Beaches Fully Restored For Memorial Day Weekend

Two Sandy-damaged beaches on Long Island have been fully restored, and are now ready to open for Memorial Day.

05/21/2014

James Moran was allegedly stabbed and killed by Michael Grusel on May 17, 2014 in Babylon, N.Y. (Credit: CBS 2)

Suspect In Deadly Long Island Stabbing Makes Court Appearance

A dramatic scene unfolded outside of court on Sunday, after the suspect in a deadly Long Island stabbing appeared in front of a judge.

05/18/2014

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Police Investigating After Fatal Stabbing Near Babylon Little League Game

Detectives said the stabbing occurred during a fight between the victim, 20-year-old James Moran, and the suspect 28-year-old Michael Grusel.

05/17/2014

A plow goes to work during a winter storm. (Credit: CBS 2)

Town Of Babylon Takes Search For New Plow Drivers To Facebook

The town of Babylon has advertised on Facebook that they need new snow plow drivers. If you have a truck with a plow and are willing to work overnight for $70/hour this may be the job for you.

02/15/2014

Town of Hempstead crews loading salt onto trucks in Leviittown on Jan. 21, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Wild Winter Takes Big Bite Out Of Long Island Snow Budgets

Some towns on Long Island have already blown their snow budgets and the season is only halfway over.

02/10/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Broken Rail Snags LIRR Trains During Evening Rush

Three LIRR train runs were canceled during the Wednesday evening rush, due to broken rail west of Rockville Centre.

01/15/2014

6AM. Venetian Blvd and Shore Place - March 7, 2013 (credit: Eileen Lehpamer / 1010 WINS)

LI Officials Launch Pilot Program To Prevent South Shore Flooding

Residents contend saltwater from the Great South Bay creeps up driveways, corroding cars and damaging yards and foundations whenever they get substantial rain.

01/14/2014

Sen. Schumer announces effort to change fluke quotas for recreational fishermen, Jan. 13, 2014. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Fluke Fairness Could Be On The Way For New York’s Recreational Fishermen

Currently, fishermen in New York cannot catch as many fluke as fishermen in Connecticut or New Jersey. It appears the federal Fisheries Council is prepared to establish new guidelines after decades of fighting for a fairer, regional fluke fishing quota for New York’s recreational fishermen.

01/13/2014

The street in front of a home on Wynsum Lane is littered with contents of a flooded home in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Merrick, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Official: Checks In The Mail For Thousands Of Long Islanders Still Rebuilding After Sandy

The money in question will be used to help with future reconstruction and to help with mortgage payments for displaced homeowners. The checks will go to about 6,000 property owners.

01/10/2014

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