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From top left: Mario Rodriguez-Chincilla, Wilmer Velasquez-Cruz, Carlos Velasquez, Edwin Acosta-Martinez and Jonathan Portillo (credit: Handout)

Gang Of 5 Indicted In String Of Violent Suffolk County Armed Robberies

They allegedly wore masks and brandished handguns and knives. On Monday, charges were levied in a string of violent armed robberies on Long Island. Homeowners and store owners said there is relief now that five people have been put behind bars.

03/12/2012

Suffolk County Police say Shaun Dosch possessed 22 stolen vases from Pinelawn Cemetery. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk County Police Arrest Man For Possessing Vases Stolen From Cemetery

Shaun Dosch of Babylon allegedly had 22 of the vases. Detectives believe Dosch intended to melt the vases down and sell them for scrap. Their estimated value is $7,000.

02/20/2012

Carlos Borbon (credit: Suffolk County PD)

Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening TV Crew On Long Island

Police say Carlos Borbon got into an altercation with some of the workers, pulled out a kitchen knife, and threatened to kill them.

02/18/2012

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

Some Businesses Love Above Normal Temperatures

Today’s high temperature will be around 50 degrees, which is well above normal for January 24, and that’s good news for some in the area.

01/24/2012

Steve Bellone is sworn-in as Suffolk County Executive - Hauppauge, NY - Dec 30, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Steve Bellone Sworn-In Early As Suffolk County Executive

With his wife and one of his two daughters by his side, Steve Bellone took the oath of office on Friday and became the new Suffolk County Executive.

12/30/2011

Family, friends and fellow officers gather as Officer Peter Figoski is laid to rest. (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

Friends, Family, Fellow Officers Gather For Final Farewell To Peter Figoski

On a crisp and clear winter day, there was a cloud of grief hanging over Babylon on Monday as some 15,000 mourners came to honor the slain officer.

12/19/2011

Fellow NYPD officers lower the flag to half-staff on Long Island Tuesday in honor of slain NYPD Officer Peter Figoski. (credit: CBS 2 | inset: Handout)

Thousands Expected At NYPD Officer Peter Figoski’s Funeral Monday

Funeral home director Charles Spencer says the loyalty shown by Figoski’s fellow officers is nothing short of admirable.

12/18/2011

Fellow NYPD officers lower the flag to half-staff on Long Island Tuesday in honor of slain NYPD Officer Peter Figoski. (credit: CBS 2 | inset: Handout)

Hundreds Attend Wake For Fallen NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

A sea of blue is descending on the Long Island community of Babylon this weekend as hundreds of police officers pay tribute to their fallen colleague, Peter Figoski, who was shot and killed last Monday while responding to a robbery in Brooklyn.

12/17/2011

Ray Kelly  (credit: CBS 2); Figoski (credit: NYPD); Lynch (credit: CBS 2)

Commissioner Kelly, PBA President Lynch Remember Slain Officer Peter Figoski

When asked how his union and other police officers would respond following such a tragic loss, PBA head Pat Lynch responded, saying they would “step in where Peter would have been” and “try to be the shoulder to cry on.”

12/14/2011

Steve Bellone and Angie Carpenter (file / credit: Steve Bellone for Suffolk County Executive, Carpenter for the County)

Results: Bellone Cruises To Victory In Suffolk County Executive Race

Bellone took the county’s highest elected office with 57 percent of the vote to 43 percent for Carpenter, according to unofficial results.

11/09/2011

David McKell - Long Island Santa (credit: CBS 2)

Angie Carpenter Accuses Steve Bellone Of Playing Politics In ‘Santagate’

Babylon town supervisor and Suffolk County Executive candidate Steve Bellone stepped in last week to save Santa Claus from budget cuts.

11/07/2011

Steve Bellone and Angie Carpenter (file / credit: Steve Bellone for Suffolk County Executive, Carpenter for the County)

Suffolk County Executive Candidates Face Off Again

The candidates for Suffolk County Executive faced off at a breakfast gathering in Hauppauge this morning.

10/25/2011

DWI Arrest Reynaldo Jackson

Police Arrest LI Man For DWI With Kids In Car

Suffolk County police arrested a Long Island man on Saturday afternoon for driving while intoxicated with two children in the car.

10/16/2011

Traffic on the Long Island Expressway - Oct 6, 2011 (credit: TrafficLand)

Officials Discuss Plan To Reduce Traffic And Increase Connectivity On Long Island

Lawmakers say a major plan, called Connect Long Island, would increase public transportation and reduce car use.

10/06/2011

Steve Bellone and Angie Carpenter (file / credit: Steve Bellone for Suffolk County Executive, Carpenter for the County)

Candidates For Suffolk County Executive Meet For First Debate

The candidates for Suffolk County Executive met before the Long Island Association Thursday morning for their first debate.

09/15/2011

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