East Rockaway

Alexander Wachmyanin is charged with shoplifting at an East Rockaway CVS drugstore and carjacking a woman. (Credit: Nassau County Police)

Man Charged With Shoplifting From CVS, Carjacking Woman In East Rockaway

A man was charged this week with shoplifting numerous items from a CVS drugstore in East Rockaway, Long Island, and carjacking a woman to make his getaway.


An alleged carjacker held up a woman in this East Rockaway driveway. (Credit: CBS2)

Police: Long Island Woman Was Carjacked By Suspect In Midst Of Crime Spree

A Long Island woman was recently carjacked steps from her front door, and police said the frightening encounter was all part of a disturbing crime spree.


Jennifer Garvey holds up a newspaper account of the accident where her sport-utility vehicle was struck by a train in East Rockaway. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Woman Recalls Horror Of SUV Being Hit By LIRR Train

A woman shared her frightening story Tuesday about getting struck by a Long Island Rail Road train at a crossing this week.


Nassau County police cruiser (File/Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Cops: East Rockaway Woman Involved In Two Accidents, Charged Under Leandra’s Law

Police say a drunken driver crashed her car with a 6-year-old girl riding in it on Long Island, and officers soon realized the motorist had just gotten into another wreck nearby.


Charles Ganzenmuller

Prosecutors: Unlicensed Air Conditioning Contractor Scammed L.I. Home Owners

A Pennsylvania man was in court Monday, charged with bilking Long Island homeowners out of thousands of dollars for air conditioning work he never performed.


Nassau County police cruiser (file/credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Nassau County PBA Blames Police Precinct Merger For Crime Spike

The plan to merge police precincts was intended to save Nassau County $20 million, but the PBA said all it has done is increase major crimes.


Fire Truck

L.I. Fire Chief Accused Of Having Affair Inside His Fire Vehicle

A Long Island fire chief was accused this week of using his department vehicle as the rendezvous point for a romantic affair.


Ryan Murphy, of East Rockaway, is worried about his college future. (credit: CBS 2)

Sandy’s Destruction Continues To Make It Hard On L.I. Students Trying To Get Into College

Students on Long Island’s South Shore are struggling without homes, schools and even communication with the colleges they desperately want to attend.


East Rockaway auctioned home

EXCLUSIVE: Abandoned Homes Fixed Up, Put On Auction Block On Long Island

No one wants abandoned houses next to their property. But now some Long Island eyesores are being converted to nice homes, and auctioned to deserving families.


Nassau County police cruiser (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS/File)

Police: Two L.I. Teens, Carrying Weapons And Drugs, Hit Officer In Head-On Car Crash

A Nassau County police officer was driving on Waverly Avenue in East Rockaway early on Sunday morning when his car was hit head-on by another vehicle. The two men in the car that hit him are under arrest and facing multiple charges.


Cathy Scalia (credit: CBS 2)

So-Called L.I. ‘Hot Dog Hooker’ Cathy Scalia Shut Down On Sunrise Highway Over Permit

Cathy Scalia briefly reclaimed her post on Sunrise Highway in Baldwin Wednesday morning before she ran into some permit woes.


Catherine Scalia (credit: CBS 2)

So-Called L.I. ‘Hot Dog Hooker’ Delivers 6-Minute ‘I’m Sexy’ Rant To Reporters

Despite pleading guilty to misdemeanor prostitution Tuesday, Catherine Scalia, 45, of East Rockaway, denies she sold sex out of her Long Island hot dog truck and vows to be back on the street Wednesday to continue selling her goods.


(credit: TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

Baby Sitter Accused Of Stealing $10,000 In Cash And Property

Police say a woman stole about $10,000 worth of jewelry, silver and cash from the Long Island home where she worked as a baby sitter.


East Rockaway High School - East Rockaway, NY - Jun 21, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Water Balloon Fight Gets East Rockaway High School Students Banned From Graduation, Prom

Some Long Island high school students are paying a hefty price for their end-of-year hijinks.


Peggy Motherway holding a photo of her son at court in Mineola. (Photo/Mona Rivera)

L.I. DWI Victim Remembered In Courtroom Tribute

35-year-old Timothy Motherway was killed by a drunk driver as he pulled into his East Rockaway apartment driveway in March of 2009.