Timothy Burzynski, 26, is charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon . (Credit: Nassau County Police Department)

CBS2 Exclusive: LI Construction Worker Shot With Pellet Gun; Alleged Gunman Reportedly Blames Noise

Nassau County police said Timothy Burzynski, 26, fired the gun around noon Tuesday from his Merrick home because the construction noise was keeping him from sleeping,

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A Qantas Airlines plane. (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Man Has To Pay $352 After Making Typo On Airline Ticket

A Long Island couple said they ended up having to pay hundreds of dollars just because they made a typo while booking plane tickets.


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Merrick Parents Sign Petition In Protest Of Cutting Spanish Classes

Some parents in the Merrick School District have signed an online petition to keep the Spanish program for 3rd-6th grade students after the school proposed cutting the instruction for younger students.


LIRR ticket machine. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Parking Permit Rules Approved For Merrick LIRR Station, NUMC Lot

Starting on April 1, cars parked at the Merrick lot will have to display a resident parking sticker or face a fine of $120. The goal is to combat overcrowding at lots.


A building collapse at the West Rock Indoor Sports and Entertainment Complex in Nanuet on Feb. 14, 2014. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Heavy Snow Causing Roofs To Collapse Across Tri-State Area

Authorities say heavy, wet snow is putting a serious strain on many buildings around the area.


Salvatore Brecciano has been arrested in connection with an ambulance joy ride (Credit CBS 2)

L.I. Man Faces Charges In Connection With Alleged Ambulance Joy Ride

A Long Island man was facing charges on Saturday, for taking an ambulance for a three-mile joy ride earlier in the month.


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Long Island Chambers Of Commerce: Keep Your Shopping Local

As we approach the all-important holiday shopping season, a big push has been launched on Long Island to get residents to spend money near home.


Merrick Church Fire

Long Island Church Members Maintain Strong Faith After Fire

A large Long Island congregation was without a church Sunday after a fire, but members were not letting the damage deter their faith.


Merrick Church Fire

Fire Damages Church In Merrick, Long Island

Authorities Saturday morning were investigating a fire that damaged a church on Long Island.


Cookie, Dog Missing After Merrick Burglary (credit: Nassau County Police)

Dog Reunited With Family After Disappearing From Burglarized L.I. Home

A black and white dog named Cookie has been returned to his owners days after disappearing following a burglary at the family’s home.


Cookie, Dog Missing After Merrick Burglary (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Dog Missing After Merrick, Long Island Home Burglarized

Someone broke into the Merrick Avenue home through a basement window and then left through the front door between 10:30 a.m. and 2:05 p.m. Monday, police said.


The Farrell family lost their home to Superstorm Sandy but will soon be moving into a new house in Merrick. (Credit CBS 2)

Family Celebrates Special Independence Day After Losing Home To Sandy

“The entire back foundation of our house collapsed into our basement along with half of our yard, and the entire basement was filled with water,” Ann Mary Farrell told CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu.


Nassau County Police Department composite sketch in Bellmore child lurings (via Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Police Step Up Patrols In Merrick, Bellmore After Reports Of Attempted Child Lurings

There have been at least four incidents in which middle school students were followed or approached by strangers in Merrick and Bellmore, officials said.


Long Island Fatal Crash

2 Dead, 3 Critically Injured In Long Island Crash

Two people were killed, and three others were critically injured, in a crash early Sunday on Southern State Parkway on Long Island.


FILE - Actress Lindsay Lohan (L) and mother Dina Lohan (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Police Respond To Lohan Family Home Following Reported Clash Between Lindsay, Dina

Police said they received a 911 call just after 8 a.m. about a domestic situation at the Merrick home of Lohan’s mother Dina, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.