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Officer Joseph Olivieri (credit: Handout)

Thousands Attend Funeral For Nassau County Cop Killed On L.I.E.

It was an emotional goodbye at the funeral for Officer Joseph Olivieri at St. Joseph Church in Ronkonkoma Monday.

10/22/2012

Officer Joseph Olivieri (credit: Handout)

Nassau Officer Killed In Action To Be Laid To Rest Monday; Suffolk Police Issue Traffic Advisory

A sea of blue is expected to dominate Ronkonkoma, as a police officer killed on the Long Island Expressway is laid to rest.

10/21/2012

James Ryan is accused of vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment and other charges in the crash that resulted in the death of Officer Joseph Olivieri. (credit: CBS 2)

Driver In L.I.E. Crash That Killed Nassau County Cop Released On Bail

Bail was set at $120,000 for 25-year-old James Ryan. He was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a control substance, driving while intoxicated and other charges.

10/19/2012

Officer Joseph Olivieri (credit: Handout)

Nassau County Police Officer Killed Responding To L.I.E. Wreck In North Hills

Officer Joseph Olivieri was apparently struck after he got out of his patrol car to investigate the accident that closed the eastbound lanes of the expressway.

10/18/2012

2011 Run Against Hunger 10k (credit: John Spring)

Stories From Main Street: Croton-On-Hudson Hosting Harry Chapin Run Against Hunger

More than 30 years after singer-songwriter Harry Chapin died in a car crash on the Long Island Expressway, his music still resonates. His legacy of giving lives on, too.

10/15/2012

Street signs for L.I.E. upgrade (credit: CBS 2)

Upgrade Project Along L.I.E. Will Replace Lighted Signs With Reflective Signs

The sign replacement project will begin at the city line heading east-bound. There will be lane closures as crews work on the upgrades one mile at a time, from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. five nights a week.

09/13/2012

Traffic heading into New York City (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

WCBS 880 Special Series: Your Future Commute – Thursday Is The New Friday For Traffic

What is the worst day of the week for traffic in the Tri-State area? The answer might surprise you.

09/13/2012

Lincoln Tunnel Helix (credit: Google Maps/Google Earth)

WCBS 880 Special Series: Your Future Commute – No Pain, No Gain

Making your commute smoother down the road requires pain now.

09/11/2012

Scene in Queens where empty school bus crashed into Q23 bus and other vehicles, injuring several people. (credit: Monica Miller, WCBS 880)

MTA: School Bus Driver Tried To Flee After Hitting Q23, Other Vehicles

The school bus hit several cars, then struck a Q23 bus at the intersection of 108th Street and the Horace Harding Expressway in Corona. The driver of the school bus then tried to drive away, but was stopped a short time later, according to the MTA.

09/06/2012

Jose Escobar in court - Riverhead, NY - Aug 1, 2012 (credit: Newsday / Pool)

DA: 10-Month-Old In L.I. DWI Crash Dies; Dad Faces New Charges

Jose Escobar never looked up once as he sat in Suffolk County Court in Riverhead on Wednesday. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

08/01/2012

Scene Of Long Island Expressway Crash (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Head-On Collision On Long Island Expressway Leaves One Dead

It was a head-on collision between a black Honda and a gray Mercedes, and it was the Honda that was going the wrong way. The car entered at Exit 41 North going eastbound.

07/29/2012

Kenneth Baribault

EXCLUSIVE: Nassau Cop Struck By Drunk Driver Making Remarkable Recovery

His steps are slow, but there was a time no one thought Kenneth Baribault would ever walk again or speak. His words also come slowly, but he can now string a few together with the help of an iPad and his 10-year-old son.

07/24/2012

Police Officer Michael Califano (Photo/Nassau County Police)

10 Emergency Pull-Off Areas Coming To LIE In Wake Of Nassau Cop’s Death

The federal study of the 7.2 mile stretch was called for after the death of Officer Michael Califano, a highway patrolman from Wantagh who was killed by a truck during a routine stop at night in early February of 2011.

07/09/2012

Credit CBS 2

Boy Injured In Horrific LI Crash Given VIP Tour Of Yankee Stadium

The 11-year-old survivor of a horrific crash on the Long Island Expressway smiled as he took a VIP tour of Yankee Stadium on Sunday.

06/10/2012

Gabriel Larsen (credit: handout via CBS 2)

Utah Boy Stable Following LIE Crash That Killed Grandma, Driver

The cab carrying 60-year-old Suzanne Nicholson and her grandson, 11-year-old Gabriel Larsen, was crushed after the chain-reaction wreck early Saturday morning on the Long Island Expressway.

06/04/2012

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