Hempstead

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

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

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

Leah Cuevas, 42, is charged in the death of Chinelle Thompson Browne of Brooklyn, whose dismembered body was found on Long Island. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suspect Charged In Death Of Brooklyn Woman Whose Dismembered Body Was Found On L.I.

A woman has been arrested and charged in the death of a Brooklyn woman, whose partially dismembered body was found on Long Island earlier this month.

07/24/2014

Handcuffs (credit: clipart.com)

Two Long Island Couples Arrested For Allegedly Short Selling Property to Catholic School

Two Long Island couples have been arrested on bank fraud and conspiracy charges after allegedly short selling a foreclosure property to a Hempstead Catholic school, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

07/22/2014

David Sadler (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Charged With Striking, Killing Teen With Machete On Long Island

David Sadler, 45, of Hempstead, is accused of striking 17-year-old Terrance Grier in the neck with a machete, killing him.

07/19/2014

Police on the scene after a human head was found in a Hempstead yard. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police Probe For Link Between Dismembered Body, Head Found In Hempstead

The latest discovery was reported Thursday in Hempstead, where what appears to be a human head was found in bushes in front of a neatly kept home.

07/18/2014

Police on the scene after a human head was found in a Hempstead yard. (Credit: CBS 2)

Human Head Discovered In Hempstead Yard

A human head was found in a Hempstead yard in the same area where two human arms were found just last week.

07/17/2014

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