Carolyn Gusoff

A volunteer firefighter suffered critical injuries while battling a fire at this home in Woodmere, N.Y. on Dec. 19, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Firefighter In Critical Condition After House Fire In Woodmere

The Central Avenue house was totally gutted by the fire, which broke out at around 4 a.m., CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported.

12/19/2014

Winners of a housing lottery will move into federally subsidized homes on Long Island in 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Housing Lottery Proves To Be Christmas Miracle For Seven New York Families

Christmas wishes came true on Thursday, for seven lucky winners of a unique lottery.

12/18/2014

Peter Fedden's family is suing police for not arresting him following a drunk driving accident in 2013. (Credit:CBS2)

Family Of Man Killed In Drunk Driving Crash Says Suffolk County Cops Are To Blame

The family of a man who died in a drunk driving crash claims the police are to blame.

12/17/2014

A third of the students at the Lee Road Elementary School in Wantagh, Long Island, were absent Tuesday amid a flu outbreak. (Credit: CBS2)

115 Students Kept Out Of One Long Island School Amid Flu Outbreak

More than one third of students in a single Long Island elementary school stayed home on Tuesday, with many of them suffering from flu systems.

12/16/2014

Mall shoppers. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts Offer Tips To Reduce Your Holiday Shipping Costs

Black Friday might be one of the busiest shopping days of the year, but this Monday, Dec. 15, was to be the biggest shipping day.

12/15/2014

Zachary Ranftle, 12-year-old boy fatally struck by an SUV while walking to school in Valley Stream. (credit: Handout)

12-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck By SUV While Walking To School In Valley Stream

It happened on Merrick Road and Franklin Avenue in Valley Stream around 7:20 am. Thursday.

12/12/2014

Tucker the horse was killed after escaping from the Double D Bar Ranch in Manorville, Long Island. (Credit: Double D Bar Ranch/CBS2)

Runaway Horse Struck, Killed By Tractor Trailer After Escaping From LI Ranch; 2 Other Horses Found Safe

One horse is dead after escaping with two other horses from a ranch on Long Island.

12/11/2014

Thomas Datre Jr.&  Sr. leaving court after pleading not guilty in Islip dumping scandal (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

6 Charged, Including 2 Former Islip Town Officials, In Illegal-Dumping Probe On Long Island

The six also include two businessmen and local contractors. The 32-count indictment includes charges of criminal mischief, conspiracy and numerous environmental violations.

12/08/2014

John Alaia (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: L.I. Superintendent Charged With Stealing From Apartments Where He Works

A superintendent at a Long Island senior community was behind bars Friday night, after admitting to a month-long burglary spree that featured him using his master key to gain entry.

12/05/2014

(Credit: CBS2)

Cold Spring Harbor LIRR Commuters: Too Many Cars, Not Enough Spaces

Many cars and not enough parking spaces—it’s a problem all too familiar to railroad commuters. Now, some are paying a hefty price for trying to solve it on their own.

12/03/2014

(Credit: Suffolk County police)

Granddaughter Takes Grandfather To Court Over Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settlement

The battle over a wrongful death lawsuit judgment in court Tuesday pit a middle school student against her grandfather.

12/02/2014

John Farrelly of North Babylon is looking for the owner of this ring that he found on the beach at Robert Moses State Park on Long Island. (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Man Is On Quest To Find Owner Of Ring Left On Beach

If you thought finding a needle in a haystack was hard, try finding an engagement ring buried on a beach.

12/01/2014

B. Smith (CBS News)

Famed Celebrity Restaurateur B. Smith Found In New York City

Celebrated New York restaurant owner and former model Barbara Smith, better known as B. Smith, was found Wednesday afternoon after going missing for 18 hours.

11/26/2014

Cecelia Young, 18, has filed a lawsuit against her school and Suffolk County authorities, saying they failed to recognize that she and her two sisters were living in squalor and being neglected. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Girl Who Lived In Long Island House Of Horrors Goes To Court

It made headlines as a house of horrors – an unthinkably vile home on Long Island where a mother raised three children in shocking conditions.

11/24/2014

Photo credit FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Expert: ‘Scarcity Principle’ — Not Discounts — Is What Drives Black Friday Mania

Two-thirds of American consumers plan to hit the stores next week for Black Friday with one mission — big savings. But that’s not the only thing that compels them to hit the stores.

11/20/2014

more