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A beautiful day turned deadly when lightning struck a California beach. The incident left some in the New York area wondering what they would do in a similar situation. (Credit: CBS 2)

Day At The Beach Turns Deadly: What You Need To Know When Wild Weather Strikes

From out of nowhere on a beautiful day a freak storm hit Venice Beach and killed a 20-year-old man, injured more than a dozen people, and jolted others.

07/28/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train in Lynbrook, N.Y. on July 14, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

Long Beach Businesses: LIRR Strike Would Hurt Bottom Line

Businesses along West Park Avenue right near the Long Beach train station say a strike will hurt, even if it’s short.

07/16/2014

Long Beach Heron Rescue

Firefighters Rescue Baby Herons After Nest Falls In Long Beach

Two baby herons were back resting comfortably in their nests Tuesday night, after being rescued by firefighters when they fell out of a tree in Long Beach, Long Island.

07/08/2014

Long Beach beach patrol (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Beach Lifeguards On High Alert Due To Rip Currents

In Long Beach, the town deployed more than 100 beach patrol personnel Saturday to cover more than 4 miles of beach.

07/05/2014

Crews work to remove Sycamore trees in Long Beach. (Credit: CBS 2)

City Officials Say Mass Tree Removal In Long Beach Is A Public Safety Issue

Long Beach residents are stumped and upset as hundreds of trees in the oceanfront town have come down.

07/01/2014

Long Beach Fire Hydrant

New Long Beach Fire Hydrants Won’t Rust, Freeze, Or Get Opened By Wrong People

In Long Beach, some revolutionary new fire hydrants have been turning a lot of heads.

06/10/2014

A graphic presented by NOAA  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) of potential storm surge flooding in the Gulf Coast region as NOAA issued the initial outlook for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season during a press conference May 22, 2014 at the New York City Office of Emergency Management's Emergency Operations Center in Brooklyn.  (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

L.I. Officials Urge Preparedness For Upcoming Hurricane Season

Although forecasters are expecting a slower-than-usual hurricane season, officials are still advising residents to be ready.

05/30/2014

State Assemblyman Harvey Weisneberg (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg Set To Retire

Longtime New York State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D-Long Beach) announced Monday that he will not run for reelection this fall.

04/28/2014

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2 Arrested In Connection With 2 Burglaries, 1 Attempted Burglary In Lido Beach

Jeremy Laratro and Dayvon Merchant are accused of two burglaries and an attempted burglary in Lido Beach, Long Island.

04/27/2014

Police respond to a 911 hoax at a home on Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach, Long Island, on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

FBI Joining Probe Of Long Island ‘Swatting’ Hoax Call

Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said more than 60 heavily armed officers went to a home Tuesday after they had received a fake call that someone killed his mother and brother there.

04/23/2014

Police respond to a 911 hoax at a home on Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach, Long Island, on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Cops: ‘Swatting’ 911 Prank Leads To Massive Police Response In Long Beach

It turned out the 911 call police were responding to was a hoax and part of a game called “Swatting” that law enforcement officials say has become a nationwide epidemic.

04/22/2014

Magnolia Day Care Center in Long Beach, N.Y. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

State Looking Into Safety, Welfare Violations At Long Beach Day Care Facility

Failure to report suspected child abuse or mistreatment is among the 21 violations the Magnolia Day Care Center has been accused of by the state.

04/03/2014

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Getting Into NYC Is More Than Just A Commute

Commuting into New York City is more than just a commute –it’s a lifestyle. But with all the congestion and traffic, we sometimes forget the beautiful scenic views we come across as we head into NYC.

02/24/2014

Parents are concerned that a Long Beach elementary school could be closed. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Beach Parents: Don’t Shake Up Our Schools

In Long Beach, homes and lives are still being rebuilt in the wake of superstorm Sandy. But now children in the Long Island community may have to weather another kind of storm.

01/14/2014

Goldie Steinberg

New York’s Second Oldest Resident Celebrates 113th Birthday

The second oldest resident of New York state celebrated a milestone Wednesday, as she celebrated her 113th birthday.

10/30/2013

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