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An accident on the Taconic Parkway during snow on Nov. 26, 2014. (credit: Lou Young/CBS2)

Thanksgiving Travelers Across Tri-State Fight Through Rain, Snow

One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year poses special challenges as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contend with a nor’easter packing rain and snow.

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"Manhattan West" Construction just west of Ninth Avenue (Credit: CBS 2)

Platform Over Train Tracks Completed In New Manhattan West Neighborhood

The two-acre platform located between 9th and 10th avenues between 31st and 33rd streets is bigger than Bryant Park and was built over active Amtrak, LIRR and NJ Transit tracks.

11/18/2014

Sketch of man whose body was found dismembered in Queens (Credit: NYPD)

Police Release Sketch Of Man Whose Dismembered Body Was Found In Queens

The medical examiner’s office determined the body parts belonged to a 30-year-old white man, but police have not been able to identify the victim.

11/08/2014

Penn Station

Penn Station Elevator Fire Causes NJ TRANSIT, LIRR Delays

A fire in a freight elevator at Penn Station caused delays on both NJ TRANSIT and Long Island Rail Road trains during the Friday evening commute.

11/07/2014

Bernard Jenkins, 58, is charged with stealing copper cable multiple times from the Long Island Rail Road system. (Credit: MTA Police)

Police: Man Stole Copper From LIRR Tracks, Snagged Thursday Morning Commute

A Hicksville man was charged Friday with stealing copper cable that belonged to the Long Island Rail Road eight different times this month.

10/31/2014

One person was found dead near an apartment building in Farmingdale, and another was hit by an LIRR train, on Tuesday, Oct. 28. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Woman Decapitated, Son Struck By Train In Murder-Suicide In Farmingdale

Police said 66-year-old Patricia Ward was killed by her son, 35-year-old Derek Ward, who then killed himself by stepping into the path of an oncoming Long Island Rail Road train.

10/29/2014

One person was found dead near an apartment building in Farmingdale, and another was hit by an LIRR train, on Tuesday, Oct. 28. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 Found Dead In Farmingdale, LIRR Line Shut Down

Police Tuesday evening were investigating two deaths in Farmingdale, in a probe that shut down the Ronkonkoma Branch of the Long Island Rail Road.

10/28/2014

Penn Station

Repairs To Sandy-Damaged Hudson, East River Tunnels Could Cut Rail Service

Four rail tunnels that carry trains in and out of New York City may have to be closed one at a time for at least a year to repair damage from Superstorm Sandy.

10/02/2014

A view of the game between the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on September 26, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwartz: The Good, Bad And Obstructed Of Islanders Hockey At Barclays

Beautiful arena, decent commute. Now the bad news: Barclays Center holds 15,795 fans for hockey, and not all of those seats offer an ideal view of the ice.

09/29/2014

As part of the East Side Access megaproject, the MTA is building a new concourse for the Long Island Rail Road under Grand Central Terminal. This photo shows progress as of October 2013. (credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority/Patrick Cashin)

MTA Receives $203M In Additional Funding For East Side Access Project

The MTA is building tunnels and tracks under Manhattan so that the Long Island Rail Road can connect to Grand Central Terminal.

09/27/2014

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train sits at the platform on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: LIRR To Spend $14 Million To Replace Recently Upgraded Escalators

The Long Island Rail Road plans to spend $14 million to replace six escalators that were upgraded less than two years ago.

09/22/2014

Chris Marshall and Bill Gerow reunite after the life-saving incident on the LIRR last month. (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Reunited With Good Samaritan Who Saved His Life While On LIRR Train

The two families are now bonding and all of the children have promised to learn CPR.

09/16/2014

Bill Gerow (left) with Christopher Marshall (right) (Credit: CBS 2)

Good Samaritan Saves Man’s Life On Long Island Rail Road Train

Bill Gerow learned CPR as a Boy Scout, yet somehow those long ago instincts kicked in aboard an LIRR train in a moment of crisis.

08/18/2014

(Photo credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

LIRR Union Members Vote To Approve New Contract

Members of the unions representing most Long Island Rail Road workers have approved the four-year contract that was negotiated last month.

08/16/2014

Long Island Rail Road riders on Thursday, July 17. (Credit: CBS 2)

LIRR: Commuters Can’t Live With It– Or Without It

Commuters call it a love-hate relationship, but after bracing for life without the railroad, riders say the busiest commuter rail line in the nation is still the best bet to get to and from the city.

07/18/2014

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