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A boarded up structure in Fairfield, Conn. ahead of Hurricane Sandy's arrival - Oct. 29, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conn. Governor Malloy Issues ‘Katrina-Like Warning’ To Residents Who Defied Evacuation Orders

At a news conference, Malloy urged anyone trapped in their home by water to move to the highest point possible. That includes the roof for those in single-floor homes, Malloy said.

10/29/2012

Plum Island Animal Disease Center (credit: USDA)

Sen. Blumenthal Joins Those Who Want Plum Island Preserved

The federal government is shutting down the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, located on Long Island Sound. Now the debate over what to do with the space.

10/18/2012

Jepson Island (credit: Coldwell Banker)

Two Of The Thimble Islands For Sale On Long Island Sound

While some women collect shoes and handbags, one wealthy widow in Conn. collects islands and now she’s ready to sell two of them – for the right price.

08/29/2012

Seaweed (file/credit: clipart.com)

Commercial Seaweed Farm Coming To The Long Island Sound

Aquaculture scientists at the University of Connecticut are poised to produce dividends from their decades of work to clean up the waters of Long Island Sound. The science team’s decades of work has helped rid the waters of nitrogen and, as a byproduct, leaves behind edible seaweed and kelp.

08/21/2012

Emergency vehicles at the site of a search for missing boater in the Long Island Sound on Aug. 19, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Coast Guard: Body Found In Sunken Boat In L.I. Sound

The Coast Guard said they received a distress call at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday that the vessel named Priceless had struck Pulpit Rock and sank with 10 people aboard.

08/20/2012

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Rhode Island Woman Missing Following Boating Accident On Long Island Sound

Dangerous tide and current conditions have caused rescuers to suspend a search in the Long Island Sound waters near Fishers Island for a woman who disappeared when the boat she was aboard sank.

08/19/2012

Lloyd Morgan, 4, was shot dead in the Bronx on July 22, 2012. (credit: Facebook)

WCBS 880 Audiofile: July – The Month In Sound

It’s been a violent month, both here in New York and across the country, and that’s how we begin our July Audiofile of the big stories these past 31 days.

07/31/2012

(credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk County Police Set Free Trapped 1,000 Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle

Boaters spotted the 6-foot, 1,000 pound sea turtle tangled in lobster pot lines about a mile north of Mount Sinai Harbor around 8:40 p.m. Monday.

07/31/2012

Long Island Sound - Mamaroneck, NY - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Catherine Cioffi / WCBS 880)

Authorities Rescue 4 In Separate Incidents Involving Overturned Sailboats

Suffolk County Police said that Marine Bureau officers helped save three men minutes after their sailboat overturned and sank in Huntington. U.S. Park Police also helped rescue a man near the Statue of Liberty.

07/24/2012

Firefighter Keith Morris was killed after the boat he was piloting struck a break wall on July 22, 2012. (credit: Handout)

Police: Body Of Missing New Rochelle Firefighter Found After Boat Capsizes Off Stamford

Stamford police said the body of 30-year-old Keith Morris was discovered near the accident scene Monday afternoon.

07/23/2012

Stage for the Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT - Jul 18, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Stage Set For Gathering Of The Vibes Music Festival In Bridgeport

If you’re about to complain about your job, consider the plight of some workmen in Connecticut.

07/18/2012

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3 Children Dead After Yacht Capsizes Near Oyster Bay On Fourth Of July

The victims were among 27 people onboard a 34-foot Silverton yacht when it tipped over just after 10 p.m in Cold Spring Harbor Bay near Oyster Bay, authorities said.

07/05/2012

Mitch Kramer talks about his rescue of a baby bald eagle on the Long Island Sound. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Couple Helps Rescue Stranded And Struggling Baby Bald Eagle

Mitch Kramer, of Oyster Bay, and his dog Jessie responded in their towboat to a stranded sailor when they saw something struggling in the distance — it ended up being a 1-year-old bald eagle that was sick.

07/04/2012

Warning Sign at Huntington Harbor beach - Huntington, NY - Jun 26, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Storm Runoff Forces Swimmers From Long Island Beaches

The effects of Monday’s heavy rain lingered this morning on Long Island, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

06/26/2012

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Steve Israel in Oyster Bay (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Gillibrand, Israel Introduce Bill To Restore Funding For Long Island Sound

Federal funding to preserve, protect and restore Long Island Sound expired in 2011.

04/13/2012

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