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Peconic Bay Medical Center (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

2 LI Hospitals In Talks To Join One Of Two Larger Health Systems

Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead and Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport are in discussions with Stony Brook University Hospital and North Shore-LIJ Health System.

34 mins ago

FILE -- A Suffolk County police car is seen in Huntington Station, N.Y. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Huntington Station Residents Demand Stronger Police Presence In Wake Of Four Unsolved Murders

Hundreds of residents converged on Huntington Town Hall Tuesday night demanding a stronger police presence and protection following four killings since last October.

23 hours ago

The new transitional school in Hempstead will be housed on the second floor of this former bus terminal. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Hempstead Opening Transitional School For Immigrant Students

About 1,200 new students enrolled in the system this year, and nearly three dozen others were allegedly turned away.

10/21/2014

Nassau University Medical Center's Dr. Victor Politi appears at a news conference on Oct. 20, 2014, with a worker wearing one of the hospital's new protective suits. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Nassau University Medical Center Equipped For Ebola

Hospital President and CEO Dr. Victor Politi explained that the new suits’ improved headgear features “a powered air-purifying respirator.”

10/20/2014

Teachers, parents and students have been complaining about overcrowded classrooms in Hempstead. (Credit: CBS 2)

Hempstead Parents Call For Surrounding School Districts To Help Alleviate Overcrowding

Many of the new students are immigrants. Some parents at a school board meeting Wednesday night called on surrounding districts to help absorb the overflow of students.

10/16/2014

Southampton Elementary School (Credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880_

Southampton Elementary School Closes For Cleaning After Student Sickened By Enterovirus

School officials stressed that the diagnosis was not the D68 strain that killed a New Jersey boy and has sickened countless kids across the country.

10/15/2014

FILE -- Solar panels  in Chicago (credit: Getty Images)

PSEG Long Island Promises Improved Transparency In Placement Of Solar Panel Farms

Shoreham residents are fighting against plans to build 10-foot-high solar panels across 60 acres of open land.

10/13/2014

FILE -- A Suffolk County police car is seen in Huntington Station, N.Y. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Woman Found Stabbed To Death On Huntington Station Street

While the discovery of a dead body would be shocking in most neighborhoods, residents in that section of Huntington Station said they were not stunned by the news.

10/13/2014

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Murder Trial Begins For Alleged Drunken Driver Michael Grasing On Long Island

Michael Grasing’s blood-alcohol level was four times the legal limit in June 2012 when he ran red lights at speeds approaching 100 mph before slamming into the rear of 18-year-old Brittney Walsh’s SUV, authorities said.

10/09/2014

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano talks with CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer about his choice to endorse Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Credit: CBS 2)

GOP Nassau Executive Mangano Crosses Party Lines, Backs Gov. Cuomo

In a stunning development in the New York state gubernatorial race, Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano has rejected his party’s own nominee to back Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

10/08/2014

A hearse is seen with a replica of 16-year-old Tom Cutinella's football jersey at his funeral in Wading River, NY on Oct. 7, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Island Community Mourns Loss Of High School Football Player Who Died After On-Field Collision

A hearse carrying a huge football jersey with Tom Cutinella’s number emblazoned in flowers arrived at St. John the Baptist Catholic church in Wading River Tuesday morning.

10/07/2014

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

(Credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

New York’s First State-Of-The-Art Mobile Breast Cancer Clinic Operating In Nassau County

New York State’s first state-of-the-art 3D mammography mobile breast cancer clinic is now operating out of Nassau University Medical Center.

10/03/2014

Fire Island Lighthouse (file/credit: Paul Costello via Wikipedia)

Fire Island Lighthouse Officials Say Dune Project Delay Is Putting Iconic Landmark In Jeopardy

Fire Island lighthouse officials claim a delay in a dune replenishment project is putting the iconic landmark in jeopardy.

10/03/2014

Tom Cutinella (credit: CBS 2)

Superintendent Calls Death Of Long Island High School Football Player ‘Freak Accident’

Tom Cutinella, a junior at Shoreham-Wading River High School, died Wednesday after being injured during the third quarter of the game at John Glenn High School in Elwood.

10/02/2014

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