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Brake lights illuminated as traffic backs up at a toll plaza. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Severe Storms Make For Miserable Memorial Day Commute For Tri-State Area Residents

People all across the Tri-State marked the unofficial start of summer by hitting the roads this Memorial Day weekend — and severe storms Friday evening made for a miserable commute.

05/23/2014

Marty Tankleff, right, and his lawyer, Bruce Barket (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

EXCLUSIVE: Once Convicted Of Murdering His Parents, Martin Tankleff To Get Law Degree

Tankleff’s legal odyssey will take another dramatic turn this weekend when at age 42 he’ll become Martin Tankleff ESQ., earning a law degree from Touro Law Center.

05/22/2014

P.C. Richard and Son is among the retailers that will be offering big savings this Memorial Day Weekend. (Credit: CBS 2)

The Unofficial Start To Summer Also Means Big Savings At Area Retailers

Memorial Day weekend is in sight and while the weather isn’t guaranteed, holiday weekend sales are expected to deliver.

05/21/2014

Independent Group Home Living Program  suspects (NYS Justice Center)

Suffolk Group-Home Worker Pleads Guilty In ‘Fight Club’ For Disabled Case; 3 Others Plead Not Guilty

Three employees from a Suffolk County group home pleaded not guilty Tuesday to running a fight club that encouraged disabled men to beat each other up.

05/20/2014

Nine-week-old Maya takes a nap. (credit: CBS 2)

Study Ties Children’s Sleep To Obesity Rates

the study by Massachusetts General Hospital found children who got the least shut-eye had the highest rates of obesity and body fat.

05/19/2014

Exclusive photos obtained by CBS 2 show more dumping of asbestos and other hazardous materials in a park in Central Islip. (Credit: CBS 2)

Town Of Islip To Test All Parks After More Asbestos Contamination Is Discovered

An investigation has widened into suspected toxic dumping on Long Island, after another public park tested positive for hazardous materials.

05/16/2014

Weed-Eating Goats

Goats Brought To Long Island Nature Preserve To Clear Weeds

Weeds are popping up everywhere now that the weather has warmed up, and now, there is a different kind of eco-friendly solution.

05/15/2014

Authorities are working to determine whether an incident at the Walt Whitman mall that left a woman in serious condition was an accident or road rage. (Credit: CBS 2)

Woman In Serious Condition After Being Struck By Car In Walt Whitman Mall Parking Lot

A coveted parking spot may have been behind a heated argument that led to an elderly Long Island woman getting hit by a car.

05/14/2014

Suffolk County officials say this illegal dump site in Central Islip contains asbestos and possibly other contaminants. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk County Officials Discover Second Contaminated Dump Site

Piles of debris rising more than 20 feet have been discovered on an illegal dump site in Central Islip, the second such recent discovery in the town of Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said.

05/13/2014

Barnard College graduation ceremony in 2012 (credit: Getty Images)

Some Positive Signs, But Most College Grads Still Battling Weak Job Market, Big Debt

College seniors will soon be donning caps and gowns, but more than half will also be shouldering staggering debt.

05/12/2014

Handshakes can be a good indicator of someone's health, a study says. (credit: CBS 2)

Study: Handshake An Indicator Of Health, Aging

Warren Sanderson, an economics professor at Stony Brook University, authored a study that found handshakes are an indicator of person’s “true age.”

05/09/2014

Photos of debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Town Of Islip Readies Lawsuits Over Illegal Dumping In Roberto Clemente Park

Police are standing guard at the gate of the now-closed Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, after Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said about 1,100 truckloads of contaminated debris were dumped there.

05/08/2014

Amy Worth stands outside her home which was destroyed after a car plowed into it and burst into flames. (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

SUV Bursts Into Flames After Slamming Into Huntington Station Home

The incident occurred around 5 a.m. Tuesday on Hillwood Drive in Huntington Station.

05/06/2014

The asparagus crop is coming in late on Long Island following cooler than normal spring (credit: CBS 2)

Frigid Winter, Unseasonably Cool Spring Stunting Local Crops

On Long Island – where early crops are normally going strong this time of year – there are delays that will soon impact prices.

05/05/2014

Flooded streets in Howard Beach, Queens on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Hit With Flooding, Mudslides Caused By Soaking Rain

The New York City Office of Emergency Management said residents impacted by Wednesday’s flooding should contact 311 to report damage to their homes or businesses. New Yorkers can also report any damage at nyc.gov/311.

05/01/2014

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