Hempstead

Ralphael Brown (Credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Man Stepped On, Kicked Toddler In Violent Hempstead Robbery

Police have arrested one man after an alleged violent robbery on Long Island.

12/19/2014

Winners of a housing lottery will move into federally subsidized homes on Long Island in 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Housing Lottery Proves To Be Christmas Miracle For Seven New York Families

Christmas wishes came true on Thursday, for seven lucky winners of a unique lottery.

12/18/2014

Hempstead officials are looking for volunteers to help build dunes and fight erosion. (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Town Seeks Volunteers To Help Build Up Coastal Dunes

This week’s nor’easter caused moderate beach erosion on Long Island’s south shore, but favorable winds kept it from being worse.

12/11/2014

Nassau Police vehicle. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

2 Men Arrested In Series Of Long Island Robberies

Sgt. John Giambrone said the men targeted business owners, believing they had large amounts of cash on them.

12/11/2014

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Nassau Police: Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Car In Hempstead

According to Nassau County police, two men were walking across Clinton Street at Dartmouth Street in Hempstead at around 1:15 a.m. when they were struck by an orange 2013 Dodge Challenger travelling northbound.

12/06/2014

Grace Mahler of Levittown with Luke Rosenthal, the boy who saved her from a swarm of wasps. (Credit: CBS2)

L.I. Boy Gets Award For Saving Woman Being Attacked By Wasps

An 8-year-old Long Island boy was recognized as a hero Monday, after he saved his neighbor when a swarm of wasps attacked her.

12/02/2014

Greenfield Cemetery in Hempstead (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Upset By Crackdown On Gravestone Items At Hempstead Cemetery

The town claims the crackdown is strictly a maintenance issue, but critics argue it’s disrespectful.

10/29/2014

The new transitional school in Hempstead will be housed on the second floor of this former bus terminal. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Hempstead Opening Transitional School For Immigrant Students

About 1,200 new students enrolled in the system this year, and nearly three dozen others were allegedly turned away.

10/21/2014

Teachers, parents and students have been complaining about overcrowded classrooms in Hempstead. (Credit: CBS 2)

Hempstead Parents Call For Surrounding School Districts To Help Alleviate Overcrowding

Many of the new students are immigrants. Some parents at a school board meeting Wednesday night called on surrounding districts to help absorb the overflow of students.

10/16/2014

A plow goes to work during a winter storm. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Towns Beefing Up Snow-Removal Budgets

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said last year the town budgeted $2 million for snow removal, but spent more than $2.4 million. This winter, they’re setting aside $2.8 million.

10/14/2014

Teachers, parents and students have been complaining about overcrowded classrooms in Hempstead. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Hempstead Schools Plagued By Overcrowded Classes, Botched Schedules

Class size is reaching the crisis level in the Hempstead Union Free School District, where teachers said they have been packed like sardines with more than 50 students in a classroom.

09/08/2014

Araceli Mondragon-Vargas is charged with aggravated DWI and endangering the welfare of a child. (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Long Island Woman Charged With DWI With Toddler In Car

Araceli Mondragon-Vargas, 27, of Hempstead was arrested around 4:15 a.m. after failing to stay in her lane, police said. Officers pulled her over and determined she was intoxicated, police said.

08/24/2014

Murder suspect Leah Cuevas appears in court July 31, 2014, in Riverhead, N.Y. (Credit: Pool photo by James Carbone/Newsday)

Brooklyn Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Long Island Body Parts Case

Leah Cuevas was arraigned on indictment charges Thursday in Suffolk County District Court. She’s being held without bail.

07/31/2014

Leah Cuevas is accused of killing and dismembering Chinelle Browne and scattering her body parts on Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

Cab Driver Claims To Be Key Witness In Long Island Body Parts Case

Chinelle Browne’s family is demanding answers on where the woman was killed and dismembered, and if the woman charged in the crime, Leah Cuevas, had help.

07/25/2014

Leah Cuevas (credit: CBS 2)

Investigators: Brooklyn Murder Victim May Have Threatened To Expose Suspect’s Secret

Leah Cuevas, of Brooklyn, faced a judge Thursday. She is charged in the alleged killing and dismemberment of a woman whose body parts were found scattered around Long Island earlier this month.

07/24/2014

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