Controls were smashed and wires were cut on the rescue boat in Bellport, Long Island in early August 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Vandals Destroy Controls Of Bellport Rescue Boat; Who Is To Blame?

A rescue boat counted on by tens of thousands of beachgoers and boaters has been sidelined after a mysterious act of vandalism.


Matthew Horsley, Bellport village lifeguard who left the job. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Island Beach To Reopen After Dispute With Lifeguards

A Long Island beach that was closed to swimming last week over a dispute with lifeguards is scheduled to reopen on Friday.


Frank P. Long Intermediate School in Bellport, N.Y. (Photo: CBS2)

Suspicious Foul Odor Frustrates Teachers, Students At Long Island Elementary School

Teachers say they are getting sick in the classroom, as a result of a terrible odor. They think they know where the smell is coming from, but nothing has been done to fix the problem.


A marina freezes over on Long Island's South Shore. (credit: CBS2)

Long Island Officials Racing To Repair Marinas Damaged By Winter Ice

Across Long Island’s South Shore, bay constables and national park service rangers snapped photos of docks being swallowed in ice. Pilings were crusted in 13 feet of frozen water, only now thawing.


A dog was found dead inside a crate in a wooded area near a Bellport park. (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

SPCA: Dog Found Dead Inside Crate Near Bellport Park

The young female lab mix was found inside a crate in a wooded area near the Martha Avenue Park Tuesday.


(credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk Police: Bellport Man Arrested For DWI After Critically Injuring Woman In Coram

The incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night on Fife Drive, police said.


Police escort two men accused of posing as chimney inspectors and burglarizing two elderly women. (credit: CBS 2)

Prosecutors: 2 Men Face Bias Crime Charges In L.I. Chimney Scam

Two Long Island men accused of posing as chimney inspectors and targeting the elderly will be arraigned Wednesday on a grand jury indictment.


Violet, the 92-year-old woman from Bellport who helped Suffolk Police nab two men who allegedly posed as chimney cleaners and burglarized her home. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police: 2 Men Posing As Chimney Cleaners Burglarize Elderly LI Woman’s Home

Police have arrested two men who they said pretended to be chimney cleaners and burglarized the home of a 92-year-old Long Island woman.


FILE -- A Suffolk County police car is seen in Huntington Station, N.Y. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Man Accused Of Fleeing Police, Crashing Stolen Car On Long Island

Police on Long Island arrested a man on Friday, after he allegedly fled officers in a stolen vehicle and crashed it in Bellport.


Bullet hole, shattered glass in back of South Country Ambulance. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Volunteer EMS Injured On Way To Call In Bellport When Ambulance Was Shot At

Broken glass sprayed through the back of the ambulance and a 19-year-old volunteer was hit in the incident.


Mary Immaculate Church  crucifix (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Police: Gold Crucifix Stolen From Bellport Church

Police said someone broke into the Mary Immaculate Church on Browns Lane and stole a three-inch by five-inch gold crucifix.


Jonathan Elsalam has been charged with rape, criminal sexual acts for allegedly engaging in a nine-month affair with a 16-year-old student. (credit: Handout/Suffolk County DA)

Student Involved In Alleged Affair With Long Island Teacher Files $10 Million Lawsuit

Jonathan Elsalam has pleaded not guilty to the rape and other charges against him. He’s also facing a $10 million lawsuit filed by the student.


Joseph Pittman mug shot (credit: Suffolk County Police)

L.I. Armed Robbery Suspect Tased By Police

Joseph Pittman was confronted by police in the parking lot as he was trying to flee. Pittman, 34, allegedly brandished the knife and threatened to hurt himself. The officers used their tasers to restrain Pittman, according to police.


Tyler and Frank Furia (credit: Kyle Reitan/WCBS 880)

Bellport Firefighter To Receive New Kidney Thanks To ‘Hero’ Son

Tyler Furia will turn 21 years old on March 22, but will be undergoing surgery the day before so he can donate a kidney to his father Frank. Both men are firefighters in Bellport, Long Island.


Homeowner Thomas Schultz with some canvases that could not be restored and included in the exhibit. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Art Found In Long Island Garage Appraised At $30 Million

Thomas Schultz discovered thousands of paintings, drawings and journals by Arthur Pinajian after he bought a cottage in Bellport in 2007. He was told by members of the Pinajian family to just throw the artwork away.