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Stories From Main Street: Special P.T.S.D. Workshops In Babylon

For those dealing the with the emotional aftermath of a horrific experience, there is new help in Suffolk County.

09/17/2012

Mosquitoes (credit: CBS 2)

Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus At Historic High On Long Island

To combat the insect infiltration, Suffolk and Nassau Counties have been spraying mosquito repellant by air and by ground. But that is not without controversy.

08/07/2012

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Brittney Walsh, Teen Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver, Laid To Rest

Walsh, 18, was killed on Sunday, June 24 when a Michael Grasing, who police said was driving with a blood alcohol limit nearly four times the legal limit, slammed into her car while she was driving home from work.

06/29/2012

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

DA: Driver Charged In Deadly L.I. Crash Had BAC Nearly 4 Times Legal Limit

Michael Grasing’s blood alcohol level was .30 about 90 minutes after slammed into a car driven by 18-year-old Brittney Walsh on Montauk Highway around 10:25 p.m. Sunday, investigators said.

06/27/2012

Field 5 at Robert Moses State Park - May 18, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Lack Of Sand To Mean More Crowded Beach At Robert Moses

One of Long Island’s most popular beaches will be a little more crowded this Memorial Day weekend, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

05/18/2012

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Female Suspect On L.I. Seen Wearing Mets Cap During Bank Robbery

Twice in the last week, a woman has robbed a bank in Suffolk County. It happened last week in Babylon and again on Wednesday in Chase Brightwaters.

04/05/2012

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

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