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LIRR Riders Considering Options In Event Of Strike

The Commuter Council is warning Long Island Rail Road riders to plan ahead for a possible work strike next month.

06/24/2014

The Asian tiger mosquito is known to carry dengue virus. (File/Credit: Getty Images)

Long Island Officials Ask For Federal Help In Battling Dengue-Carrying Mosquito

Elected officials and health experts on Long Island are calling for the federal government’s help in fighting a breed of mosquito known for carrying the potentially deadly dengue fever virus.

06/23/2014

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

MTA Releases Strike Contingency Plan For LIRR Commuters

In the event of a walkout, shuttle bus service will be provided from six LIRR stations to subway stations in New York City.

06/20/2014

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

Suffolk County Touts Continued Drop In Crime

The latest stats show a 17 percent reduction in property crimes and an 8.5 percent decline in violent crime since 2012.

06/18/2014

Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said 1,100 truckloads of debris were illegally dumped at Roberto Clemente Park. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Officials: Cleanup Of Roberto Clemente Park Could Take At Least 6 Months

Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood has been closed since District Attorney Tom Spota announced in May that about 1,100 tractor-trailer truckloads of contaminated debris were illegally dumped there.

06/18/2014

The aftermath of a small plane crash in East Patchogue on June 17, 2014. (credit: Brandon Scileppi)

Pilot Dead After Small Plane Crashes In East Patchogue

The plane went down around 9 a.m. near the side of a house on Camille Lane in East Patchogue and burst into flames, authorities said.

06/17/2014

Michael Elardo is escorted to court on June 17, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Bail Set At $1 Million For Retired NYPD Officer Charged In Deadly Levittown Hit-Run Crash

A retired NYPD officer charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome in Levittown faced a judge Tuesday.

06/17/2014

Arlindo Cunha in his circular driveway in Mineola Village. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Mineola Law Places Limits On Driveway Shape And Size

Mineola officials said they’re trying to preserve the village’s suburban charm with a new ordinance that prohibits paved driveways from taking up more than 25 percent of a front yard.

06/16/2014

An unidentified woman's body was found in the woods in Medford, Long Island, by a search party looking for missing mother Sarah Goode, 21. (credit: CBS 2)

Sources Tell CBS 2 Body Found Near Missing Long Island Mother’s Car Is Sarah Goode

Police said the body was discovered “in close proximity” to where missing Goode’s car was found on Sunday.

06/13/2014

Hank Hunt and his wife DaLonna, who came to Long Island to push for Kari's Law (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Texas Family Comes To L.I. To Show Support For Proposed ‘Kari’s Law’

Suffolk County is considering legislation, dubbed “Kari’s Law,” that would eliminate the need to dial 9 before 911 while staying at a hotel.

06/12/2014

home invasion in Great Neck (Credit: CBS 2)

Nassau Police Searching For Suspect In Violent Great Neck Home Invasion

Officials said the burglar pretended to be a flower deliveryman when he knocked on the victim’s door.

06/11/2014

The berm at Veterans Way where the highest levels of contamination were found. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA: Veterans Way In Islandia Contaminated With Hazardous Materials

Test results confirm a housing development for war veterans on Long Island is contaminated with hazardous materials.

06/11/2014

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Police: 4 Men Beat, Rob Wheelchair-Bound Navy Veteran On Long Island

The victim was attacked from behind around 10:30 p.m. on June 1 near the Long Island Railroad tracks on Maple Avenue after leaving church.

06/10/2014

Sarah Goode, of Medford, N.Y., went missing on June 7, 2014, police said. (Credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Search For Missing Mother In Long Island Intensifies

Sarah Goode was last seen Friday night at a friend’s house in Shirley.

06/10/2014

Darrell Fuller is escorted by police on his way to court on Oct. 25, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Trial Of Alleged Cop Killer Darrell Fuller Begins On Long Island

34-year-old Darrell Fuller has pleaded not guilty in the October 2012 killing of Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez and a second man.

06/09/2014

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