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Fast food workers and others protest in favor of a $15 minimum wage in Times Square. (Credit: CBS2)

Workers On Long Island Rally For Higher Minimum Wage

They are hoping the wage will be raised to $15 an hour.

06/11/2015

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

Number Of ‘Zombie Homes’ Growing On Long Island, Survey Says

The problem is especially bad in Suffolk County, where there has been a 12 percent jump since earlier this year.

06/11/2015

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

Some Holbrook Residents Fighting Solar Farm Plan

Residents in Holbrook are expected to pack a meeting Wednesday night when the operators behind a plan there try to address their concerns.

06/10/2015

FILE -- Cong Xu (Credit: CBS2)

Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Shooting Nassau County Cop

Cong Xu’s sentence was part of a plea agreement after the 22-year-old Chinese national pleaded guilty in February to assault and burglary.

06/09/2015

FILE -- SAT test preparation books sit on a bookstore shelf. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

College Board Won’t Count Section Of SAT After Printing Glitch

The booklets indicated students were allowed 25 minutes on a section of the 10-part test, but they were told by proctors they only had 20 minutes.

06/09/2015

Jose Mendoza and Gerardo Ramirezperez and three minors are accused of vandalizing cars in a Central Islip LIRR parking lot (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Teens Charged With Vandalizing, Stealing From At Least 15 Cars In LIRR Parking Lot

Police said officers were tipped off about car break-ins at the LIRR parking lot on Suffolk Avenue in Central Islip by an anonymous caller at around 3:20 a.m. Sunday.

06/07/2015

Suffolk County Police Cruiser

3 Teens Accused In Brentwood Robbery, Rape Plead Not Guilty

Three Long Island teens accused of robbing and beating a young couple before raping the 16-year-old female victim were arraigned Friday.

06/05/2015

Police on the scene after three people were found shot to death inside a car in Wyandanch on June 4, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

3 People Found Shot To Death Inside Car On Long Island; Gunman At Large

Suffolk County police say it happened shortly before midnight Wednesday on a residential street in Wyandanch.

06/04/2015

Sheri Lederman claims the state's teacher evaluations are based on statistical flaws. (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Teacher Clears Hurdle In Court Challenge Of Teacher Evaluations

A state Supreme Court judge agreed this week that Great Neck teacher Sheri Lederman showed she suffered personal injury from the “ineffective” job rating she received last year.

06/03/2015

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (credit: Nassau County Government)

Long Islanders Push For Extension Of State Rent Regulation Laws

Rent regulation is not just a New York City issue, said Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams.

06/02/2015

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

Nassau County Police Warn About Distraction Burglaries

The Police Department issued an advisory Monday saying the warmer weather brings out the criminals and that there is an active group of burglars operating in Nassau County.

06/01/2015

What a pilot sees when someone on the ground shines a laser into the cockpit. (Photo: CBS 2)

FAA Investigating After Lasers Pointed At 5 Planes Near JFK Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after five pilots reported that a green laser was pointed at their planes while flying over Long Island and New Jersey near John F. Kennedy Airport.

05/29/2015

Burglary suspects (from left) Wesley Tyler, Tyler McDonald and Joseph Clarke. (Credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

3 LI Men Accused Of Burglarizing Model Homes, Construction Sites, Car Dealerships

According to authorities, the men rented U-Haul trucks to cart away their loot — refrigerators, tires, microwaves, granite countertops, perhaps even kitchen sinks.

05/28/2015

Beach goers at Robert Moses State Park’s Field 5  (file/credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police: Long Island Beach Brawl Ends With One Arrest

A fun day at the beach turned violent Monday on Long Island.

05/26/2015

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

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