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Jennifer McLogan

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, walks on the main track at Belmont Park on June 2, 2014 in Elmont, N.Y. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Final Preparations Underway At Belmont For California Chrome’s Run At History

Just five days to go — and all eyes are on the racetrack. California Chrome’s fan club is growing. And so is the security detail for the Triple Crown threat at Belmont Park.

06/02/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado, is walked in his barn after training on the main track at Belmont Park on May 30, 2014 in Elmont, New York. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

California Chrome Visits Paddock At Belmont; Timed Workout Saturday

California Chrome has visited the Belmont Park paddock and galloped his usual two miles in preparation for his bid to win horse racing’s first Triple Crown in 36 years.

05/30/2014

Joseph Beer

Controversial ‘Pot Defense’ Rocks Long Island Impaired Driving Case

A bombshell defense rocked a Long Island courtroom on Thursday. The lawyers defending a teenaged driver in a deadly car crash claimed even though he was high on marijuana, that’s not what caused the accident.

05/29/2014

Meatless Mondays

Long Island School District Embraces Meatless Mondays

The initiative at the Wyandanch school district is part of an international campaign to encourage less consumption of meat for health and environmental benefits.

05/28/2014

TV personalities Kourtney Kardashian (L) and Khloe Kardashian attend the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party on March 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Some Southampton Residents Not Thrilled With Kardashians’ Plan To Set Up Shop

The Kardashians are set to start filming in the Hamptons within the next week, and surprised Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley by leasing a space to open a shop.

05/27/2014

Jones Beach Memorial Day

Crowds Flock To Area Beaches As Summer Season Unofficially Kicks Off

The sun was sizzling, and tons of people were out at the beach Monday for the official beginning of the summer season.

05/26/2014

The American Air Power Museum has unveiled an exhibit honoring women World War II correspondents. CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan views it here with curator Julia Laura Blum. (Credit: CBS 2)

American Air Power Museum To Honor Female World War II Correspondents

A special honor will be bestowed upon a group of women this Memorial Day weekend. They documented the battle on the front lines of World War II, while at the same time fighting for the right to cover the historic conflict.

05/23/2014

A home security camera (Credit: CBS 2)

Security Cameras Grow In Popularity, Make Jobs Easier For Police

Security cameras, more than alarms, are helping police solve crimes, investigators say.

05/22/2014

Suffolk County officials announce May 21, 2014, that the Steve Nelson Health Act has been signed into law. (Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Signs Carbon Monoxide Detector Law

The Steve Nelson Safety Act comes in response to the death of a restaurant manager in February.

05/21/2014

California Chrome arrives at Belmont Park on May 20, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

California Chrome Arrives At Belmont Park

California Chrome is here! The Triple Crown hopeful arrived at Belmont Park on Tuesday morning.

05/20/2014

Kyle Howell in Mineola courthouse after charges were dismissed (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against L.I. Man Who Says He Was Beaten By Police Officers

Kyle Howell, 20, of Westbury, was arrested on charges that included tampering with physical evidence, marijuana possession and resisting arrest following an encounter with the officers on April 25.

05/19/2014

Jones Beach (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Tri-State Area Residents Gear Up For Memorial Day Celebrations

Following months of cabin fever, hibernation is over and Tri-State area residents are dusting off their barbecues, counting down the days until Memorial Day.

05/16/2014

Texting 911 (credit: CBS 2)

911 Text Technology Coming By Year’s End Under Federal Statute

The text 911 technology rolled out Thursday in several upstate New York counties and will soon arrive closer to home.

05/15/2014

Rescuers carry out cats from a house in Westbury, N.Y. on May 14, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Authorities Raid L.I. Home, Rescue Dozens Of Cats Living In ‘Deplorable’ Conditions

The cats were taken to the North Shore Animal League for bathing, shots and to be put up for adoption.

05/14/2014

Kyle Howell, 20, of Westbury, is suing Nassau County PD for what he claims was an unprovoked beating (credit: Handout)

Union Backs Nassau County Cops Seen On Video Beating Suspect

Two Nassau County cops had no choice but to be rough with a man they pulled over during a traffic stop, the head of the county’s police union said Wednesday.

05/14/2014

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