Hempstead

A fire broke out an apartment complex at 100 Terrace Ave. in Hempstead, Long Island, on Feb. 19, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Massive Fire Erupts At Hempstead Apartment Complex

About 200 firefighters battled a fire — and strong winds — at a Hempstead apartment complex Thursday.

02/19/2015

Paul Keiley (right) and Sharona Abraham protest against the $30 Nassau County Driver Responsibility Fee, which is charged even for tickets that are dismissed. (Credit: CBS2)

Extra Parking Ticket Fee Infuriates Nassau Drivers, But Judge Advises Getting Used To It

Some Long Island drivers are livid, after their tickets were dismissed but they were stuck with a costly surcharge anyway.

02/19/2015

Some residents on Long Island are against a proposed video gambling parlor at an old Fortunoff store in Westbury. (Photo: CBS2)

Nassau OTB Backs Off Plans For Casino In Westbury Following Strong Opposition

The attorney for Nassau OTB said although they believed the site would have received all the necessary approvals, the opposition no longer made the property viable.

01/31/2015

Suffolk County Police Cruiser

Hempstead Man Claims Racial Discrimination After Rejection From Suffolk County Police Force

A Hempstead man is planning to sue the Suffolk County Police Department saying he wasn’t hired because of his race.

01/23/2015

(clockwise from top left): Jean Guilberto, Troy Russell, Larry Henley, Jahmari Monroe, and Alecia Holland are charged with participating in a fake accident and insurance fraud ring on Long Island. (Credit: New York State Attorney General's Office)

5 Arrested In Alleged Accident Staging, Insurance Fraud Ring On Long Island

Five people have been arrested and charged in an alleged staged car accident ring on Long Island, the New York State Attorney General’s Office announced Wednesday.

01/07/2015

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

FILE -- Students sit in a classroom in Hempstead. (credit: CBS2)

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

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