Mike Xirinachs

Investigators and first responders work near the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger train carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York that derailed late last night May 13, 2015 in north Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At least five people were killed and more than 50 others were injured in the crash.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Expert Tells WCBS 880 Fatigue Could Have Played Part In Amtrak Derailment

After 39 years as an Amtrak engineer, Robert’s first thought after hearing about the recent tragedy was fatigue.

05/20/2015

NYPD Sgt. Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera during a media press conference on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Nassau County Police To Get Body Cameras Under Pilot Program

Thirty-one county police officers from the First, Third and Fifth precincts will test 62 body cameras from three vendors as part of a yearlong pilot program.

05/18/2015

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) conductor is viewed on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

LIRR Service Canceled Between Mineola And Hicksville This Weekend

Repair work is expected to cause major disruptions for some 40,000 Long Island Rail Road riders this weekend.

05/15/2015

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DNA Technology May Help Huntington Station Residents Recover Stolen Items

It’s part of a six-month pilot program that Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer says will also serve as a deterrent to burglars.

05/14/2015

A great white shark (Credit: Thinkstock)

Great White Shark Becomes Attraction Off Long Island

Researchers believe the 3,500-pound beast is headed to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to give birth.

05/13/2015

Dean Skelos, left, surrenders to authorities on May 4, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

NY Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos Resigns Leadership Post

State Senate Leader Dean Skelos has stepped down from his leadership post Monday following his arrest on corruption charges, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reports.

05/11/2015

Security cameras caught a group of men stealing the tires and rims from a car in Massapequa. (credit: Handout)

Surveillance Camera Catches Tire Thieves In Action On Long Island

A Long Island man has released surveillance video of a group of thieves who ripped off his daughter’s car over the weekend.

05/11/2015

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Long Island High School Principal Quits Over Common Core Reforms

A Long Island high school principal is taking her fight against Common Core standards to a new level.

05/11/2015

A home is torn down in Miller Place, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Schneiderman Pushes For ‘Zombie Homes’ Bill On Long Island

It would require lenders to take responsibility for properties soon after they are vacated, not at the end of a foreclosure process.

05/07/2015

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive will be held May 9, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

US Postal Service Food Drive Saturday

It’s the annual Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive, and Island Harvest CEO Randi Shubin-Dresner is encouraging people to help feed the needy.

05/06/2015

(L): Curtis Granderson wears an NYPD hat during batting practice in honor of slain officer Brian Moore. (R): members of the NYPD salute as the national anthem is played before the game between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles on May 5, 2015 at Citi Field. (Photos by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mets Pay Tribute To Slain NYPD Officer Brian Moore

The Mets wore NYPD hats and held a moment of silence before Tuesday night’s game against Baltimore. Across the field, the O’s autographed a jersey for the Moore family.

05/06/2015

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Long Island AARP Members Head To Albany To Push For Care Act

The Care Act would ensure that families receive instructions from hospital staff on how to properly care for loved ones discharged to home.

05/05/2015

A man and woman were found shot to death in a suspect murder-suicide in Mastic Beach, Long Island on Thursday, April 30. (Credit: CBS2)

Couple Dead In Mastic Beach Murder-Suicide; 6 Children Taken From Home

A man and woman were found shot to death Thursday in a home in Mastic Beach, Long Island.

04/30/2015

Suffolk County police Sgt. Scott Greene was arrested following an undercover sting showing him stealing from a driver after pulling him over. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

Lawsuit: Suffolk County Cops Targeted Latino Drivers For Traffic Stops, Robberies

The federal class-action suit alleges that at least 21 Latinos and immigrants were stopped and some were robbed of money.

04/30/2015

The Long Beach Fire Department (Photo: CBS2)

Long Beach City Officials, Firefighters Locked In Battle Over Reduction Of Fire Force

There’s a fire fight going on in Long Beach, but it’s not the kind having to do with flames.

04/22/2015

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