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Experts say the harsh temperatures over the winter ruined the summer bloom of the popular hydrangea. (photo: CBS 2)

Experts: Polar Vortex Has Crippled This Summer’s Hydrangea Bloom

You know summer is in full swing when you see those gorgeous blue hydrangea flowers — arguably the most popular shrubs in our area. But this year, the most common of the beloved hydrangea is missing from our landscape.

08/15/2014

Cars are abandoned on a flooded Brooke Avenue following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Long Island Drying Out After ‘Historic’ Storm Dumps Record Rainfall

Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.

08/14/2014

Cars stranded on the Northern State Parkway in Jericho on August 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Storm Of Historic Proportions’ Dumps 13 Inches Of Rain In Some Spots Of LI

A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.

08/13/2014

A drug workstation in a Brentwood house. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

More Than 20 People Arrested In Long Island Drug Ring Takedown

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said sales occurred on side streets near the Sunrise Highway or the Long Island Expressway and some regular customers got home delivery.

08/12/2014

Raymond Balboa (credit: Image via CBS 2)

Long Island Man Charged After Deadly Boating Accident

Raymond Balboa, 53, is charged with vehicular manslaughter, operating a vessel while intoxicated and operating an unregistered vessel

08/11/2014

Time and weather are threatening the dwindling number of marsh houses in the water off Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Time, Weather Taking A Toll On Historic Long Island Marsh Houses

You’ve probably seen them in the waters off of Long Island and were not sure what they were. Bay houses, some of them over a hundred years old, are seeing their numbers dwindle.

08/08/2014

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Back-To-School Supply Shopping Giving Parents Sticker Shock

They’re in the mail, online and very possibly hanging on your refrigerator door: school supply lists making you feel like summer is fleeting and it’s time to outfit your kids for the classroom.

08/07/2014

Sarah Espinosa (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Police: Woman Who Crashed Into New Hyde Park Firehouse Had Stolen Snake Wrapped Around Her Neck

Sarah Espinosa, 22, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to reckless endangerment, driving while intoxicated, unlawful possession of marijuana and petit larceny charges.

08/05/2014

Crescent Beach Club

Bayville Residents Fed Up With Noise Level At Waterfront Club

It’s a stunning setting: views of the Long Island Sound with spectacular sunsets, but folks who live in Bayville in the shadow of the Crescent Beach Club say it’s a big headache.

08/04/2014

John Bitrolff stands charged with the murders of two women on Long Island in 1993 and 1994. (Credit: CBS 2)

Neighbors Shocked At Arrest Of L.I. Man In 2 Cold-Case Murders

A Long Island man was charged earlier this week in two murders, both dating back more than 20 years.

07/23/2014

John Bittrolff (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Neighbor Says Suspect In 2 Cold Case Murders ‘Like The Mayor’ Of Manorville

John Bittrolff, 48, of Manorville, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of 31-year-old Rita Tangredi and 20-year-old Colleen McNamme.

07/22/2014

A Malaysia Airlines plane.  (Credit: ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Airlines Altering Routes After Malaysia Airlines Flight Downed

But now, with nearly 300 killed in Friday’s crash in eastern Ukraine, frequent flyers say they’ll check their flight paths online and hope airlines rethink routes over hot spots.

07/18/2014

Long Island Rail Road riders on Thursday, July 17. (Credit: CBS 2)

LIRR: Commuters Can’t Live With It– Or Without It

Commuters call it a love-hate relationship, but after bracing for life without the railroad, riders say the busiest commuter rail line in the nation is still the best bet to get to and from the city.

07/18/2014

Bill Schoolman, CEO of Bohemia-based 7bus, is offering $10 fare in event of LIRR strike. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Islanders Making Reservations With Private Transportation Companies In Event Of LIRR Strike

Commuters fearing a Long Island Rail Road strike have been flooding area car and bus services with inquiries about lining up alternative plans — and some are even booking helicopters and sea planes.

07/16/2014

Employees of Marcum LLP Accountants and Advisors are preparing for a possible Long Island Rail Road strike. (Credit: CBS 2)

Businesses Say Preparing For LIRR Strike Is Like Bracing For Storm

With the threat of a Long Island Rail Road strike growing direr by the day, businesses have been forced to firm up alternate plans right along with commuters.

07/15/2014

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