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LIRR passengers wait at Jamaica Station on Sept. 2, 2015. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBSNewYork.com)

LIRR President Warns Future Breakdowns Could Happen ‘At A Moment’s Notice’

The LIRR said equipment breakdowns like the one riders experienced on Wednesday could happen “at a moment’s notice” until it can make permanent repairs to a faulty signal system.

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Aiden Killoran, who has Down syndrome, must be bused to another district with better special education resources, school officials in Westhampton Beach say. (Credit: CBS2)

Dad Protests, Calls For Westhampton Beach Special Ed Program

Christian Killoran is trying to legally force the district to admit his son into its middle school.

09/02/2015

Aiden Killoran, who has Down syndrome, must be bused to another district with better special education resources, school officials in Westhampton Beach say. (Credit: CBS2)

Westhampton Beach Student With Down Syndrome To Be Bused Out; Parents Call It Discrimination

A Westhampton Beach student wants to continue to be mainstreamed and remain with his friends, sibling and classmates.

08/31/2015

A house is seen after a car crashed into the home on Little East Neck Road and Gordon Avenue in West Babylon, NY on Aug. 31, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Teen Killed, 2 Seriously Hurt After Car Crashes Into Home On Long Island

It happened just before 9 p.m. Sunday on Little East Neck Road near Gordon Avenue in West Babylon.

08/31/2015

Edgar Medina is charged with burglary, grand larceny and possession of burglar tools. (Credit: Nassau County Police Department)

$1.8 Million Burglary Of Armored Car Company On Long Island Foiled By Alert Officer

Edgar Medina, of Brentwood, was charged with burglary, grand larceny and possession of burglar tools.

08/27/2015

Long Island Expressway (Credit: CBS 2)

Drivers: Rest Stop Desperately Needed Along Long Island Expressway

The state Department of Transportation has withdrawn its bid to build a rest area off the Long Island Expressway in Huntington, between exits 51 and 52.

08/26/2015

Ingrid Gordon-Patterson and the pain clinic office in Deer Park where prosecutors said she operated a pill mill. (credit: Suffolk County DA's Office)

Nurse Practitioner Convicted Of Running Pill Mill On LI Gets 9 To 19 Years In Prison

Ingrid Gordon-Patterson was convicted in June of criminal sale of a prescription, conspiracy and criminal possession of a weapon.

08/25/2015

South Nassau Communities Hospital (credit: CBS 2)

Lullaby And Goodnight: LI Hospital Airs Lullaby Whenever A Baby Is Born

South Nassau has been playing the lullaby for about two weeks now, and hospital spokesman Joe Calderone said the impact has been wonderful.

08/21/2015

Snapping Turtle (credit: Clip Art)

200-Pound Turtle, Hundreds Of Birds, Other Animals Found In Bellmore Home

The Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is ready to make a move to rescue hundreds of animals from a Long Island home.

08/20/2015

A video shows mice running around the McDonald's in the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, N.Y. (Credit: Tarran Carter/Facebook)

Video Shows Mice Running Around McDonald’s In Long Island Mall

The video was recorded Saturday by a West Hempstead couple waiting to see a movie. As of Wednesday morning, the video had been viewed nearly 90,000 times.

08/19/2015

Suzan Grossman-Kerner is accused of stabbing her mother to death. (credit: CBS2)

Daughter Charged With Fatally Stabbing Elderly Mother On Long Island

The attack took place around 12:45 p.m. at victim Irma Grossman’s home in Oceanside.

08/18/2015

Kendell Owens, the driver charged in a deadly crash in Shirley, NY, speaks to reporters on Aug. 12, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Driver Charged In Deadly LI Crash Apologizes, Says He Was High On Drugs

Kendell Owens, 31, apologized as he was led away in handcuffs on his way to court Wednesday morning.

08/12/2015

Storm damage in Setauket, NY on Aug. 4, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Thousands Still Without Power Following Severe Storm On Long Island

PSEG Long Island said it hopes to have everyone’s power restored by Thursday night.

08/06/2015

The aftermath of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, by the Americans at the end of World War II. The occupants of the burned-out bus were all killed.   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Long Island Marks 70th Anniversary Of Hiroshima Atomic Bomb

Thursday marks 70 years since the United States dropped the first of two atomic bombs on Japan, ultimately ending World World II.

08/06/2015

Storm damage in Setauket, NY on Aug. 4, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Intense Storm Takes Down Trees, Power Lines On Long Island

An early morning storm has knocked out power to thousands of customers on Long Island and snarled rail service for LIRR riders.

08/04/2015

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