Mike Xirinachs

The Asian long-horned beetle, a menace to certain trees, has resurfaced on Long Island following a five-year absence. (Photo: CBS 2)

Asian Long-Horned Beetle Once Again A Long Island Nuisance

A bad bug is raising its ugly horns on Long Island once again.

09/30/2014

FILE - Generic stadium lights. (credit: Clip Art)

Some Long Island Residents Crying Foul Over New $4.2 Million Sports Complex

Loud cheering and glaring lights atop 70-foot poles have residents around a new multi-million dollar sports complex crying foul on Long Island.

09/30/2014

FDNY patches (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

FDNY Captain Being Extradited To California, Accused Of Sex Crimes Against Kids

Wilbert Riera, 51, was arrested Friday at his Staten Island stationhouse. He will face six counts of sex crimes against children in L.A.

09/29/2014

Doug Winter, president of Great Atlantic Shellfish Farm, Islip, showing harvested oysters (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Town Of Islip Lauds Success Of Great South Bay-Bottom Leasing Program For Oyster Industry

Town of Islip officials and bay men lauded the bay bottom-leasing program, which they credit with the rebirth of the oyster industry on Long Island’s South Shore.

09/24/2014

Pictures posted on Twitter showing students at Commack High School wearing shirts that spell out "rape." (credit: Twitter)

Commack School Officials Investigate After Another Photo Of Student Wearing Inappropriate Shirt Surfaces

Commack school officials are investigating after another photograph surfaced, apparently showing a high school student on school grounds wearing an inappropriate shirt.

09/24/2014

Chad Morizsan is accused of striking and critically injuring a Suffolk County police officer with a stolen vehicle. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Driver Accused Of Striking, Critically Injuring Suffolk County Cop Faces Judge

A driver accused of striking and critically injuring a Suffolk County police officer and his passenger faced a judge on Tuesday.

09/23/2014

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Long Island Community Mourns Loss Of Youth Baseball Coach

Richard Becher, 50, was struck in the head by a ball while pitching batting practice to his son’s team at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank on Saturday.

09/22/2014

Frank Nicholas (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Nassau County Police Say Suspect Arrested In So-Called Distraction Burglary In Herricks

Frank Nicholas, 27, was arrested Wednesday and charged with second-degree burglary, police said.

09/18/2014

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Mastic Beach Residents Upset After Dune Project Halted Because Of Endangered Species

A federal judge stopped the work set to begin because the society believes a tiny bird that nests along the shore, the piping plover, would be unable to get around the bigger dunes.

09/17/2014

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Officials: Restoration Of Cupsogue Beach Pavilion Destroyed In Weekend Fire Could Take Years

It could be a few years before a popular pavilion at a Long Island beach is fully functional following a devastating weekend fire.

09/17/2014

Scott Shea is accused of leaving the scene of an accident in a hit-and-run that injured a 3-year-old girl in Shirley, Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2/Suffolk County Police)

Suspect In Alleged LI Hit-And-Run That Injured 3-Year-Old Girl Appears In Court

Scott Shea, 30, was arrested Monday and charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

09/16/2014

Artist rendering of the planned Ronkonkoma Hub project (credit: TRITEC Real Estate)

Suffolk Makes Ronkonkoma Hub A Priority, Says It Will Help Reverse ‘Brain Drain’

The county will assist in the development and reinvention of the hub with the aim of creating an environment that young people desire.

09/15/2014

The rubble of the World Trade Center smolders (credit: ALEX FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

Study On Exposure To 9/11 Dust Shows Nerve Damage In Rats

A study on the short term effects of residual dust from the World Trade Center on rats showed some nerve damage, according to Winthrop-University Hospital Researchers.

09/12/2014

John Ottaunick (center) has been told he can no longer play football at Oyster Bay High School because he is now 19. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island High School Senior Cut From Football For Being Too Old

A high school senior had been excited for the upcoming football season, but was told on a day before the first practice that he cannot play because he is too old at 19.

09/11/2014

Nassau Police vehicle. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau County Seizing Vehicles After DWI Arrests

Nassau County police have started seizing vehicles of motorists arrested for DWI and holding them while the cases proceed through the courts.

09/11/2014

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