People cool off in a fountain in Battery Park. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Big Apple Heat Wave Packs Steamy Punch; Another Scorcher On Tap For Thursday

It’s so hot, we could shatter records set more than seven decades ago. The blazing sun made it feel like 100 degrees on Wednesday and it’s not over yet.


Long Island Railroad station - Freeport, NY (file / credit: MTA)

Disruptions This Weekend On LIRR’s Busiest Branch

Shuttle buses will be replacing trains between Freeport and Babylon as the LIRR completes work on a $23 million signal and switching upgrade.


Long Island Rail Road station - Hicksville, NY - File / Photo: MTA

New Garage Opens At Hicksville LIRR Station

The days of having to park far away and take a shuttle bus are over!


Nassau County police cruiser (file/credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

NY Man, 89, Burned In Votive Candle Fire Dies

An 89-year-old New York man has died from injuries he suffered after his clothes caught on fire as he was lighting a votive candle in his wife’s memory.


Pastor Gerard Gentleman, left, called 911, while Father Henry Reid, right, used fire extinguisher on a parishioner who was on fire (Photo/Mona Rivera)

Elderly Man Severely Burned After Catching Fire At Long Island Church

A Long Island priest was being credited with saving the life of one of his parishioners on Thursday after an elderly man accidently set himself on fire near the altar.


Car Flipped Over On Northern State Parkway in Roslyn, L.I. Jan. 26. Photo: Mona Rivera

Yet Another Snowstorm Batters The Tri-State

It’s beginning to sound really old: The New York City area is getting snow again.


(Credit: AP)

NYer Charged With Harassment After Nearly 50 Calls

A Hicksville man has been arrested and accused by authorities of repeatedly calling U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman and threatening local and federal law enforcement.


Blizzard 2010

Police: Wallet Stolen From Stranded NY Driver

The man got stuck in the snow while driving on Plainview Road in Hicksville. Police said two men approached and offered to help push the car.


Incident Map (CBS 2)

Police Investigate Latest Purse-Snatching On L.I.

Women on Long Island were on alert after reports of yet another purse snatching.This time it happened as the female victim was getting into her car at Nassau Community College.


A Hess Gas Station - Hicksville, NY - Dec 7, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Highest Gas Prices Are On Long Island

$3.05 a gallon is the national average for regular unleaded gasoline, according to the Lundberg Survey, and prices are rising.


Goldman Brothers store in Hicksville. (Photo/Google Street View)

Rough Economy Forces Hicksville Store To Close

After 71 years in business, Goldman Brothers — a family-owned store on Long Island specializing in athletic gear — will be closing its doors for good.


Police on Long Island released this sketch of the suspect in a string of violent purse-snatchings. (credit: CBS 2)

Serial Purse-Snatchers Strike Again On Long Island

Another woman has been targeted and attacked on her driveway on Long Island, and police say it’s the same group of purse-snatching thieves who have struck throughout Nassau County.


Police on Long Island released this sketch of the suspect in a string of violent purse-snatchings. (credit: CBS 2)

Cops: Serial Purse Snatchers Strike Again On L.I.

Investigators say two suspects who have allegedly been snatching purses from women on Long Island have struck again.


BOCES Bus Attack

Cops: 3 Teens Viciously Beat 14-Year-Old On Bus

Nassau County Police said a local teen was savagely beaten on a Long Island school bus, in what’s being called a bias attack.


Carousel Day School (Photo/Mona Rivera)

Guilty Pleas Made In L.I. Toddler’s Choking Death

The owner and former assistant director of a Hicksville day care center where a 2-year-old girl choked to death on a carrot in 2009 have pleaded guilty to criminal charges.