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Freeport Nautical Festival Celebrates Rebuilding After Sandy

After months of rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, the village of Freeport, Long Island, kicked off its Nautical Festival Saturday.

06/01/2013

Sign promoting businesses in Hempstead, N.Y. - May 30, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Hempstead Campaign Spreads The Word That Businesses Have Reopened

Some Sandy-damaged businesses on Long Island are getting help from a government-sponsored ad campaign.

05/31/2013

Supplies bound for Oklahoma are loaded into a trailer in Island Park, N.Y. - May 28, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Sandy-Ravaged L.I. Community Sends Aid To Tornado-Ravaged Oklahoma

In just a few short days, Sandy-ravaged Island Park residents raised thousands of dollars in supplies for Oklahoma tornado victims.

05/28/2013

Generic Police Photo (credit: Clipart.com)

Police: Armed Gunmen Rob, Abduct Driver In Freeport Carjacking

A 35-year-old man driving a Mercedes was stopped at a traffic light when five armed men, four with handguns and one with a shotgun, pulled him out of the car, police said.

05/24/2013

Nautical Mile, Freeport, N.Y. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Reopening Ceremony Held For Long Island’s Nautical Mile

Town officials were on hand to accept $1.3 million in grant money from the National Grid, which will be used to help 45 businesses still struggling to open in time for summer.

05/13/2013

Nick Secchi, Blaise Gibson

Long Island Man Reunited With Good Samaritan Who Rescued Him From Creek

A Long Island man’s long search ended Tuesday night, as he finally found the mystery man who saved his life.

04/23/2013

Milburn Pond Park in Freeport (file / credit: Nassau County)

L.I. Man Seeks Man Who Helped Rescue Him From Icy Water

A Long Island man wants to thank the hero who saved him from the freezing water after he jumped in to save his dog.

04/23/2013

Dead trees on Long Island (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Some Sandy Damage On Long Island Is Only Now Apparent

Only now, when landscaping is supposed to be turning green, are Long Island’s shoreline homeowners realizing additional devastation caused by superstorm Sandy.

04/22/2013

Freeport's Nautical Mile (credit: CBS 2)

Sandy-Devastated Businesses Along Freeport’s Nautical Mile Gear Up For Summer

Nearly six months after superstorm Sandy devastated much of Long Island, merchants along the famed Nautical Mile are fighting back.

04/18/2013

Lloyd Williams was sentenced to 25 years to life for killing a man while driving drunk and high. (credit: CBS 2)

Maximum Sentence For Convicted Drunk, Drugged Driver On Long Island

A jury found Lloyd Williams guilty, handing down a rare depraved indifference murder conviction for a fatal DWI crash in Nassau County in June 2011.

04/17/2013

Raymond Roth (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Man Who Faked His Own Death Has Now Been Impersonating A Cop

A man who recently pleaded guilty to faking his own death was in trouble again this week – this time for impersonating a police officer and trying to kidnap women in Nassau County.

03/27/2013

John O'Mard leaving court in Mineola on March 25, 2013 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Attorney: Freeport Principal Did Not Use Fake Fingerprints To Get Hired

The attorney representing the Freeport middle school principal accused of having sex with a minor said there is no evidence his client submitted phony fingerprints to hide his criminal past.

03/25/2013

John O'Mard (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

DOE: Freeport Principal Accused Of Having Sex With Teen Submitted False Fingerprints

A Long Island middle school principal accused of having sex with a teenager he met online submitted false fingerprints to the state a decade ago, according to the New York State education department.

03/22/2013

John O'Mard (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Police: L.I. Middle School Principal Accused Of Having Sex With Teen He Met Online

John Omard, the principal of J.W. Dodd Middle School in Freeport, arranged to meet the 16-year-old boy last September after the pair met online, police said.

03/20/2013

Dogs seen ahead at a press conference ahead of the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show - Feb. 7, 2013 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Kicks Off In Manhattan

A record 2,700 dogs will compete for the title of Best in Show at the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show today and tomorrow, and some have overcome great challenges to get there.

02/11/2013

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