Mastic Beach

Singer Kayla Vega (left) performs a song written by Laura March (right), who was severely injured in a car crash when she was 16. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

L.I. Teen Performs Song Written By Maryland Woman Severely Injured In Car Crash

It was a happy and emotional day for a 25-year-old songwriter who was in a coma after being severely injured in a car accident.

12/24/2014

A dead fin whale was found washed up on shore at Smith Point County Park on Oct. 9, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Large, Dead Fin Whale Washes Up On Long Island Beach

The male fin whale was found at Smith Point County Park about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

10/09/2014

An alligator that was rescued from a home in Mastic Beach, NY. (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

SPCA: Alligator Rescued From Home In Mastic Beach

The 30-inch, 3-year-old gator was dropped off at a rescue group, which then contacted the SPCA.

10/06/2014

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Mastic Beach Residents Upset After Dune Project Halted Because Of Endangered Species

A federal judge stopped the work set to begin because the society believes a tiny bird that nests along the shore, the piping plover, would be unable to get around the bigger dunes.

09/17/2014

Suffolk County Police Cruiser

Suffolk Police Sergeant Saves Apparently Suicidal Woman From Drowning In Moriches Bay

According to police, a group of teenagers observed the woman walk into Moriches Bay in Mastic Beach while fully clothed.

05/24/2014

Generic car crash graphic (Credit: AP)

2 U.S. Marines From New York Killed In North Carolina Car Crash

Nicholas S. Buscarnera, of Mastic Beach, and Skyler D. Way, of Gouverneur, were killed after the car they were in crashed into a canal just off Catfish Lake Road in Craven County, N.C. Both men were 19.

01/08/2014

Bryan and Carol Clay (credit: Jessica Lancaster)

L.I. Musician, Wife Homeless After Fire Destroys Mastic Beach Home

Bryan Clay lost everything after a fire gutted his Mastic Beach home on Dec. 8. His wife Carol, who is an animal rescuer, was nursing 14 cats, all of which perished in the blaze.

12/16/2013

Memorial at the Shirley home where a mother and her 3 kids were killed in a fire, Oct. 14, 2013. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Report: Mother, 3 Children Died Of Smoke Inhalation In Shirley House Fire

The funerals for Jennifer McCusker and her three children will be held Friday morning at St. Jude’s Church in Mastic Beach.

10/15/2013

Racial Slurs Spray Painted In Mastic Beach (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: Racial Slurs Spray-Painted On Mastic Beach Fence, Boat

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.

06/26/2013

Suffolk County Police Cruiser (file/credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Police: L.I. 13-Year-Old Boy Stabs Mom’s Ex-Boyfriend To Death In Domestic Dispute

Police said the man walked into his ex-girlfriend’s house on Selden Road and confronted her and her new boyfriend around 3:45 a.m. Monday.

06/10/2013

Supplies bound for Oklahoma are loaded into a trailer in Island Park, N.Y. - May 28, 2013 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Sandy-Ravaged L.I. Community Sends Aid To Tornado-Ravaged Oklahoma

In just a few short days, Sandy-ravaged Island Park residents raised thousands of dollars in supplies for Oklahoma tornado victims.

05/28/2013

Snow In Ossining (credit: CBS 2)

Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Effect As Round 2 Of Storm Continues

After several hours of flurries, the region was seeing heavy snowfall in some areas Thursday night. In Westchester County, plows were hitting the streets. Along the Jersey Shore, streets were inundated with rising waters.

03/07/2013

Top: James Donnellan, Sharmane Cromer; Bottom: Joseph Elardo, Nicole Johnson (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: Suspects Sold Stolen Frozen Shrimp To L.I. Restaurant To Support Drug Habit

The suspects had stolen at least $2,400 worth of frozen shrimp from supermarkets since December 2012 and sold it to the Tai Yu Chinese Restaurant in Mastic Beach, police said.

02/05/2013

Erika Hughes and her daughter Gabriella (credit: Hughes Family via CBS 2)

Mastic Man’s Light Sentence In Fatal Hit And Run Infuriates Victim’s Family

Preston Mimms, 48, pleaded guilty last month to charges in connection with the accident that killed 24-year-old Erika Hughes on July 29, 2011.

01/04/2013

Erika Hughes and her daughter Gabriella (credit: Hughes Family via CBS 2)

Family Outraged At Lenient Sentence Expected For Driver Who Killed Woman

Erika Hughes was in the prime of her life, with a great job and a beautiful daughter, when her life was snatched away by a hit-and-run driver last year. Now, a controversial plea deal could send the driver away for little more than a year in prison.

12/05/2012

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