Mark Gross

LIPA truck (credit: CBS 2)

LIPA Bills Increasing For Second Time This Summer

The average single-family home will have to pay about $6.21 more in September. LIPA is citing higher energy costs during peak air-conditioning use for the latest hike.


A bucket truck pulled down wires and power poles in Elmont, Long Island on Aug. 27, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Man Runs Amok With Stolen Bucket Truck; Blacks Out 6,000 On Long Island

A huge cleanup was under way Tuesday on Long Island following a bizarre incident that left thousands of homes without power earlier in the morning.


Downed trees in Woodbury, Long Island as a result of Sandy (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Angry LIPA Customers Say They Can’t Get Clear Answers About Power Restoration

For those on Long Island without power since Sandy struck, there is word from the Long Island Power Authority that they won’t want to hear.


Long Beach, New York (credit: Barbara Byrne Wagner)

Looting Becomes Problem On Long Island’s South Shore; LIPA Under Half A Million Outages

On Long Island, looting has become such a problem on the south shore that state police are on patrol.