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Nassau County Won’t Help Merrick Residents Deal With ‘Drunken Sailor’ Raccoon

When residents in Merrick called police, they were told removing the raccoon would be the homeowners’ problem.


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Lucky L.I. Residents Line Up For $1.98 Per-Gallon Gas As Part Of Radio Promotion

Ninety-eight cars lined up down the block as they waited to fill up for a big discount at a Mobil station on Merrick Avenue in Merrick.


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Police Arrest Arson Suspect In Merrick Sunday

The flames gutted the garage, spread throughout the home on West Loines Avenue, melted siding, and burned an SUV.


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Police: Six Cars Found Vandalized In Nassau County

Investigators say a half-dozen vehicles parked in front of homes were found damaged Tuesday night and Wednesday morning just days after 21 cars were found vandalized a few miles away in Massapequa.


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Nassau County Police Release Sketch, Surveillance Photo In Distraction Burglary Cases

Police said since Dec. 9, teams of two have targeted senior citizens in Wantagh, Massapequa Park, Jericho, West Hempstead, Oceanside and Merrick.


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Nassau County Police Investigating Another Distraction Burglary

A recent rash of distraction burglaries is continuing on Long Island. This time the two suspects allegedly targeted an Oceanside woman on her 89th birthday around noon on Wednesday.


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Nassau Police Investigating Series Of Burglaries Targeting The Elderly

Nassau County police say the burglaries happened seven times in the past two weeks.


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Tri-State Area Seniors Coping With Hurricane Irene’s Aftermath

It’s hard enough for the able-bodied and young to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Imagine being elderly.


Police and Hazmat crews responded to the Taco Bell on Merrick Road after a child, and a police officer, fell ill. (Credit: CBS 2)

Hazmat Crews Respond After Poisoning Scare At Long Island Taco Bell

It was a scary afternoon at a Long Island Taco Bell, as Hazmat crews had to be called in after a customer, and a police officer, complained of falling ill.


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Long Island Mothers Applaud Drop-Side Crib Ban

On the day the new federal drop-side crib ban went into effect, Michele Witte, whose son Tyler died in a crib tragedy, found some comfort.


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Long Island Native Lindsay Lohan To Read ‘Top Ten’ On Letterman

Lohan is expected to appear via satellite from Los Angeles. Thursday will mark the first time she’s been on the Late Show since May of 2007.


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Police Investigate Latest Purse-Snatching On L.I.

Women on Long Island were on alert after reports of yet another purse snatching.This time it happened as the female victim was getting into her car at Nassau Community College.


Police on Long Island released this sketch of the suspect in a string of violent purse-snatchings. (credit: CBS 2)

Serial Purse-Snatchers Strike Again On Long Island

Another woman has been targeted and attacked on her driveway on Long Island, and police say it’s the same group of purse-snatching thieves who have struck throughout Nassau County.


Police on Long Island released this sketch of the suspect in a string of violent purse-snatchings. (credit: CBS 2)

Cops: Serial Purse Snatchers Strike Again On L.I.

Investigators say two suspects who have allegedly been snatching purses from women on Long Island have struck again.


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Attempted Murder Charges For Man In Dave and Buster’s Stabbing

Evan Sachs, a 23-year-old movie theater worker from Merrick, has also been indicted on several other charges.