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A woman pouring mulch on Long Island. (Credit: CBS2)

Expert Offers Gardening Tips As Warmer Weather Arrives At Last

Warmer weather has finally come to the Tri-State Area for several days in a row, and for homeowners, it is time to break out the gardening gloves.

04/16/2015

Testing in New York City public schools. (Credit: CBS 2)

Parents, Schools Locked In Battle Over Those Opting Out Of Standardized Tests

As thousands of public school students prepare to take standardized tests Tuesday, many parents have decided to have their children “opt out” of the exams.

04/14/2015

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Fallout From Common Core Testing Opt-Outs Unclear

Mahopac Superintendent of Schools Brian Monahan said he’s walking a fine line between following the state’s rules and respecting the concerns of parents.

04/13/2015

Southern Pine Beetles are attacking trees on Long Island. (Credit: New York State DEC)

Long Island’s Battle Against Southern Pine Beetles Stretches To Fire Island

Parts of the Fire Island National Seashore are now closed to the public for two weeks while the race is on to stop one of the most destructive forest pests.

04/08/2015

Many residents have come out against plans for gasoline tanks at the United Riverhead Terminal oil storage facility. (Credit: CBS2)

Catsimatidis: Gasoline Tanks At Riverhead Oil Terminal Will Provide Jobs, Other Benefits

A David and Goliath fight of sorts continues to heat up on Long Island – with a small country community pitted against big-city money.

04/07/2015

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Shelter Island Residents Rally To Save Annual 4th Of July Fireworks Display

People from all over Suffolk County who have vacationed or lived on Shelter Island are intent on saving the island staple, the 15 minute firework show that has become a summer highlight.

04/03/2015

Nassau County Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas wants tougher penalties in the wake of the death of a young boy killed by an alleged suspended driver. (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

Nassau County DA Calls For Stiffer Penalties For Drivers With Suspended Licenses In Deadly, Serious Accidents

Nassau County Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas wants tougher penalties in the wake of the death of a young boy killed by an alleged suspended driver.

04/02/2015

Long Beach Police Officer Brian Eidens (Credit: CBS2)

Long Beach Police Officer Crashes Head-On Into Runaway Car To Save Others

A Long Beach police officer says he was just doing his job when he stopped an erratic driver on Sunday night by putting himself in the path of the runaway car.

03/31/2015

A feral cat colony near Field 10 in Jones Beach. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Organization Says Feral Cat Colonies At Jones Beach Threaten Piping Plovers

The American Bird Conservancy is demanding that state officials remove feral cat colonies at Jones Beach.

03/30/2015

Melvin Pineda, Kquamel Jones and Teisean Kemp. (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: L.I. Teens Handed Out Fake $20 Bills To Fellow Students At Uniondale High School

Melvin Pineda, 17, Teisean Kemp, 16, and Kquamel Jones, 16, were arrested at Uniondale High School on Tuesday and are each charged with several counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

03/25/2015

The City of Long Beach plans to plant 2,700 new trees to replace those destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. (Credit: CBS2)

2,700 New Trees To Be Planted In Sandy-Ravaged Long Beach

The City of Long Beach, ravaged by Superstorm Sandy in the fall of 2012, is about to get a new look.

03/24/2015

A TSA PreCheck line for low-risk passengers. (Credit: CBS2)

Lawmakers Alarmed After Convicted Murderer Goes Through TSA PreCheck Airport Screening

How did a convicted murderer with ties to a terrorist group get aboard an airplane through a reduced security screening?

03/23/2015

Sheldon Leftenant pleaded not guilty Thursday, March 12, in the shooting of Suffolk County Police Officer Mark Collins. (Credit: CBS2)

Grand Jury Indicts Man In Shooting Of Suffolk County Police Officer

A grand jury has indicted a Huntington Station man accused of shooting a Suffolk County police officer last week.

03/20/2015

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First Batch Of Sandy-Damaged Long Island Homes Ready For Auction

The first of hundreds of state-owned storm-damaged homes are ready for auction on Long Island.

03/19/2015

Bob Reffi gets a prosthetic limb fitted. New York state Affordable Health Care insurance currently covers only one prosthetic device per limb, per lifetime. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: NYS Amputees Say Insurance Limits Them To One Prosthetic Per Limb For Life

Living with the loss of an arm or a leg is hard enough, and now amputees have begun a fight for insurance coverage in New York state.

03/17/2015

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