Hempstead Turnpike

Michael Elardo (center) in court. (credit: CBS 2)

Retired NYPD Officer Sentenced In Levittown Hit-And-Run That Killed Girl, 13

A retired NYPD officer who pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome in Levittown was sentenced to 1 1/3 to four years in prison on Tuesday.

10/14/2014

Wendy Lantigua started a petition to extend bus service to high school students in Levittown. (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Some Levittown Parents Say Hempstead Turnpike Is Too Dangerous For Their Kids To Cross

Parent Wendy Lantigua has started a petition to get buses for all Division Avenue High School students living south of Hempstead Turnpike.

09/04/2014

Bryanna Soplin

Wake To Be Held For L.I. Teen Killed In Alleged Hit-And-Run Crash

The mother of 13-year-old Bryanna Soplin is distraught and heartbroken as she prepares for her daughter’s funeral.

06/18/2014

Michael Elardo is escorted to court on June 17, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Bail Set At $1 Million For Retired NYPD Officer Charged In Deadly Levittown Hit-Run Crash

A retired NYPD officer charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome in Levittown faced a judge Tuesday.

06/17/2014

Bryanna Soplin

Search Continues For Driver In Fatal Levittown Hit-And-Run Crash

Bryanna Soplin, 13, who had Down syndrome, unknowingly left her family’s home and was crossing Hempstead Turnpike at Gardiners Avenue when she was hit by a minivan just after midnight Sunday, police said.

06/16/2014

Levittown Hit-And-Run

Police: Girl, 13, Killed In Hit-Run In Levittown, Long Island

A driver plowed into a teenage girl and killed her while she crossed a Long Island road early Sunday morning, authorities said. Police are still search searching for the motorist.

06/15/2014

School Bus Accident, Long Island

Long Island School Bus Accident Leaves 17 Students Injured

Seventeen high school students suffered minor injuries Monday afternoon, after an accident on Long Island.

06/02/2014

Scene of fatal Hempstead Turnpike crash (CBS 2)

Sources Tell CBS 2: Driver Arrested In Suspected DWI Crash In Levittown

The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown.

04/22/2014

A pothole on Long Island (file/credit: Mike Xiriniachs/WCBS 880)

Potholes Turn Stretch Of Hempstead Turnpike Into Bumpy Ride For LI Drivers

The bumps and holes are nearly impossible to avoid in the road’s right hand lane where many drivers were left clutching their steering wheels and hoping to avoid flat tires.

04/19/2014

Nassau Inter-County Express Bus (file/credit: wikipedia.org)

Police: Man Punches Long Island Bus Driver In Face

The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Sunday on a Nassau County Inter-Express Bus on the N6 line headed east on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square.

03/24/2014

Ivey Dixon

L.I. Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Bus Driver Attack

Ivey Dixon, 27, was arraigned on a second-degree assault charge. Bond was set at $15,000.

02/27/2014

Nassau Inter-County Express Bus (file/credit: wikipedia.org)

Police: Woman Attacked, Beat Bus Driver On Long Island

Police on Monday were investigating an attack on a bus driver on Long Island, which allegedly happened after a woman got mad that the bus did not make an unscheduled stop.

02/24/2014

The scene of a hit and run in Levittown that left a 14-year-old girl hospitalized. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

14-Year-Old Girl Seriously Injured In Levittown Hit-And-Run

A 14-year-old girl is hospitalized in stable condition after she was mowed down by a hit-and-run driver and then accidentally struck by two other cars.

02/07/2014

James Howley (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Police: Homeless L.I. Man Stabs Victim After Getting Dollar

James Howley, 46, was arrested Sunday on assault, attempted robbery and other charges, Nassau County police said.

10/14/2013

Long Island Flooding

Heavy Rains, Flooding Soak Parts Of Tri-State

A flood watch is in effect until Tuesday morning for southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and parts of New York, including New York City, Westchester, Suffolk, Nassau and Rockland counties.

06/10/2013

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