Farmingdale

Sandy damage in Long Beach, Long Island (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Long Island Community Group Looks To Help 100 Sandy Victims

A new group called ‘Friends of Long Island’ plans to raise $500,000 to help up to 100 people get back into their Sandy-ravaged homes. The group is made up of local residents and community leaders.

04/04/2013

Kitchen Sink Faucet (credit: clipart.com)

Officials: Pesticides In Long Island Water Pose No Known Health Threat

Increasing trace amounts of pesticides are showing up in the drinking water on Long Island, but despite calls for a pesticide ban, public officials denied Tuesday that there is any health threat.

04/02/2013

Kelly Ann Tinyes

24 Years Later, Young Murder Victim’s Parents Say Justice Hasn’t Been Served

The grieving parents of a murdered teenage girl renewed their call for justice Tuesday, more than two decades after the crime.

03/05/2013

Long Island mother Priscilla Arena reading letters she wrote to her family when she was stranded along L.I.E. (credit: CBS 2)

Mother Trapped In Car On L.I.E During Blizzard Shares ‘Last Words’ To Family

Many drivers wound up spending the night in their cars, waiting for first responders to come to the rescue. Parts of Suffolk County were slammed with up to 30 inches of snow.

02/10/2013

Snow shovels (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Snow Equipment Suppliers Want Real Snowfall

Most of the snow we’ve had this year hasn’t been enough to even mess up the commute and, for some, that has been bad for business.

02/06/2013

The Vince Lombardi trophy and helmets are displayed during a press conference for Super Bowl XLVII.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

No Big Demand For Super Bowl Memorabilia In Tri-State Area This Year

In Jets and Giants territory, there has not exactly been big demand for Super Bowl memorabilia this year.

02/02/2013

Long Island Rail Road Station (file/Mike Xirinachs)

Service Restored On LIRR Ronkonkoma Branch

The extreme cold is apparently to blame for several incidents on the rails this past week.

01/25/2013

LIRR President Helena Williams and Sen. Charles Schumer at LIRR 'Double Track' Announcement Jan. 16, 2013 (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

LIRR Officials Roll Out Next Phase Of ‘Double Track’ Project

An environmental assessment is under way on building an additional track from Ronkonkoma, one of the railroad’s busiest stations, to Farmingdale. Only one track runs between the stations, which are about 18 miles apart.

01/16/2013

Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Services Of All Sorts Available For Sandy’s Victims At Farmingdale Event

At the hurricane relief center at Farmingdale State College, all kinds of help is available – everything from legal services, financial advice, and food, even counseling for the stress of it all.

11/07/2012

Antron McCloud (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Cops: L.I. Man Charged With Three Burglaries During Sandy-Related Power Outage

Antron McCloud, 21, is accused of breaking into a home on North 20th Street, gas station and drug store in Wyandanch, police said.

11/07/2012

Boxes being carried out of Farmingdale, LI home Oct. 9, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

L.I. Home Where Toddler’s Remains Were Found In Backyard Has Been Emptied

The mother’s boyfriend, Robert Rodriguez, has been named a person of interest in the case.

10/09/2012

Robert Rodriguez, person of interest in Farmingdale buried remains case (credit: CBS 2)

Investigation Continues After Police Find Remains Of Toddler In Farmingdale Backyard

Police said the remains of Justin Kowalczik had been buried in a shallow grave behind 1 Hallock Street for more than two years but the family never reported the 17-month old child dead or missing.

10/07/2012

Scene of investigation at 1 Hallock Street in Farmingdale (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Authorities Find Remains Of 17-Month-Old Boy In Backyard Of Farmingdale Home

17-month-old Justin Kowalczik is believed to have been buried in the backyard for more than two years, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported, while all along Police Major Patrick Regan said the family pretended he was still alive — and the youngest of three.

10/06/2012

Missing child investigation

NYS Police Dig Up Long Island Yard In Search Of Clues In Missing Child Case

Police spent Friday night digging in the backyard of a Nassau County home, searching for the body of a 3-year-old who went missing about a year ago. The search could be connected to a man mentioned in an AMBER Alert earlier in the day.

10/05/2012

Skateboard (file / credit: clipart.com)

Farmingdale Considers Skateboarding Ban In Name Of Safety

Skateboarders reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour have Farmingdale officials considering banning the sport on two very steep streets.

10/02/2012

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