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Melanie Donus

Lawsuit: Garden City Schools Discriminate Against Special Needs Students

Three Long Island mothers – all tired of battling school administrators – are now going to do battle in federal court over claims that their disabled children are being discriminated against in public school.

02/25/2013

Visitors at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center (credit: CBS 2)

Businesses Suffer After Many School Districts Cancel Mid-Winter Break Due To Sandy

Many businesses rely on revenues from mid-winter break when families are typically looking for indoor activities for their kids.

02/19/2013

Elizabeth Marrinan, 47, is charged with stabbing her husband in Garden City, Queens. (Credit: CBS 2)

Beloved Long Island School Bus Driver Charged With Stabbing Husband

Elizabeth Marrinan is loved by the students she drives to school every day, but on Monday, the Long Island school bus driver stood charged with attempted murder.

01/21/2013

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Nassau County Works To Help Find Homes For Sandy Pets

With pets still in need of a permanent home after superstorm Sandy, Nassau County is putting out a call for help.

01/11/2013

United States Postal Service Job Event at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City on Long Island - Dec. 27, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

U.S. Postal Service Holds Job Fair At Roosevelt Field Mall

Some shoppers were looking for more than just bargains at the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City on Thursday.

12/27/2012

Shoppers At Roosevelt Field Mall Dec. 26, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Shoppers Flock To Stores For Post-Christmas Bargains

Holidays sales numbers so far have been disappointing, but people appear to be ready for the post-Christmas bargains, and even the tourists know to wait if they want to save money.

12/26/2012

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Tree Stump-Strewn Neighborhoods Pose Pricey Problems For Long Island Towns After Sandy

Hempstead is just one of many Nassau County towns that is dealing with this pricey problem. In Garden City, neighborhoods are strewn with uprooted stumps and shattered sidewalks.

12/21/2012

Edward Orenchuk III (credit: Nassau County DA)

L.I. Boy Scouts Leader Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Edward Orenchuk III of Garden City faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.

12/13/2012

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

Long Island Boy Scouts Leader Charged With Child Porn Possession

A Boy Scouts leader in Long Island has been arrested after author allegedly found hundreds of images of child pornography on his computer – some reportedly showing children as young as 5.

12/12/2012

Artie Jackson (credit: police handout)

After Sandy, Armed Looters Creating Fear For Garden City Residents

Police have a possible suspect in the break-ins, 46-year-old Artie Jackson. DNA evidence could link him to other post-Sandy break-ins.

11/12/2012

Floral Park Trees

Devastation On Long Island: Power Down, Widespread Damage, 2 Dead

Long Island was a disaster area Tuesday night, after Superstorm Sandy uprooted trees and blew them over like matchsticks, and at one point cut power to 90 percent of LIPA customers without power.

CBS New York–10/30/2012

An aerial view of John F. Kennedy Airport. (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Long Island Neighbors Complain About Constant Air Traffic Noise From JFK

The Federal Aviation Administration has scheduled a meeting Monday night at the East Williston Village Hall on Long Island, to address concerns about the number of flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport zooming overhead.

WCBS 880–10/20/2012

Members of a military police brigade wish loved ones goodbye before being deployed to Afghanistan. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Army National Guard Members Wish Families Goodbye Before Deployment To Afghanistan

One hundred members of a military police brigade wished loved ones goodbye at a time when the death toll for Americans in the Afghan conflict is climbing.

08/23/2012

Woodpecker FILE PHOTO (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Noisy Woodpeckers Creating Nuisance, Disturbing The Peace In Garden City

The woodpecker is an endangered species taking advantage of a glut of insects out early due to the mild weather of the past months while preying on healthy trees under stress from the winter’s drought.

05/18/2012

The Roosevelt Field Mall - Garden City, NY - File / Photo: Roosevelt Field via Facebook

Neiman Marcus Headed To Roosevelt Field

So many stores have closed up shop because of the economy, but now there is good news in Nassau County.

03/02/2012

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