Babylon

Volunteers braved frigid temperatures in Babylon to help rebuild a home that was ravaged by Sandy. (Credit CBS 2)

Volunteers Brave Frigid Temperatures To Rebuild Home For Sandy Victims

While most New Yorkers spent their Saturday digging out from the snow storm some residents were still cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy.

01/04/2014

Toasting At A Cocktail Party (file/credit: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)

L.I. Town Imposes Stricter Public Drunkenness Law

Those caught being drunk and disorderly in Babylon can now be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor carrying a penalty of up to 90 days in jail. Previously, police could only hand out tickets for public drunkenness.

11/08/2013

Most of the money from the New York Rising program will go to Long Island homeowners. (credit: CBS 2)

State Reimbursement Checks A Welcome Boon For Superstorm Sandy Victims

Checks are beginning to roll in from a fund earmarked for homeowners with rebuilding and repair costs not covered by insurance or FEMA.

10/16/2013

Suffolk County Police Cruiser

L.I. Men Rescued 12 Hours After Boat Capsizes

The men set off to go clamming around 1:30 Sunday afternoon and their boat sank in the choppy waters around 7:15 p.m.

10/08/2013

Laquan Brown (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Teen Charged With Robbing Man Walking Home From Babylon Train Station

Laquan Brown was on a bicycle and armed with a BB gun when he rode up to the man, who was walking from the Long Island Rail Road station in Babylon, and stole his wallet, police said.

08/15/2013

Long Island Rail Road Station (file/Mike Xirinachs)

LIRR Ronkonkoma Service Restored After Train Strikes Man On Tracks

The incident occurred at a grade-level crossing on the Brentwood-North Bay Shore border east of Deer Park around 5:45 a.m. Friday.

08/09/2013

Suffolk County Anti-Gay Attack Suspects

4 Charged In Alleged Anti-Gay Attack In Suffolk County

Four young men were charged Monday in an alleged anti-gay attack on Long Island that left one of the victims seriously injured.

07/22/2013

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L.I. Teen Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Offer Support To Al Qaeda Affiliate

Federal authorities announced Wednesday a high school student from Long Island pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his plans to travel to Yemen to volunteer to fight for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

06/26/2013

Bamboo (file / credit: clipart.com)

Babylon Mulls Bamboo Restrictions, $500 A Day Fines

Another Long Island community is proposing restrictions on the planting of bamboo, and recommending stiff fines for violators.

06/12/2013

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Mosquitoes, Ticks Invading Post-Sandy Long Island

It may be time to brace for an uptick in blood-sucking ticks and mosquitoes this season, and some experts on Long Island have blamed the expected surge on Superstorm Sandy.

05/29/2013

This small plane made an  emergency landing on Route 231 in Babylon on May 2, 2013. (credit: Carolyn Gusoff/CBS 2)

Small Plane Lands On Road In Babylon After ‘Engine Completely Quit’

The plane made a hard landing not far from MacArthur Airport with one person on board, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

05/02/2013

The flooding continues on a routine basis along the South Shore communities of Long Island. (Photo: CBS 2)

Sandy May Be Long Gone, But Flooding Continues On Long Island’s South Shore

Residents in one South Shore community who are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy now have another fight with Mother Nature – flooding on almost a daily basis.

02/19/2013

Long Island Rail Road Station - Babylon, NY (file / credit: MTA)

Business Continues To Thrive In Babylon

In the last two years, 24 companies have either moved in or expanded in the town of Babylon.

01/13/2013

Cuban Crocodile

Sandy-Ravaged Shops Hope For Boost On Small Business Saturday

Black Friday was the big day for major retailers, but Saturday is all about the mom and pop stores.

11/24/2012

Babylon Small Business (credit: CBS 2)

Local Store Owners Hope To Bounce Back From Effects Of Sandy On ‘Small Business Saturday’

In Babylon on Long Island, small shops are feeling the strain from two weeks of lost sales, storm-damaged products and buildings and customers dealing with personal crises and fewer discretionary dollars.

11/20/2012

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