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Esther Cohen celebrates her 98th birthday at Southside Hospital on April 6, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

‘Gym Rat’ Celebrates 98th Birthday 3 Days After Open-Heart Surgery

Cohen, still in recovery at Southside Hospital, was wheeled into a room Monday, where loved ones and hospital employees surprised her with gifts and sang “Happy Birthday” to her.

04/06/2015

FILE -- Businessman John Catsimatidis owns United Riverhead Terminal Inc.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Riverhead Residents Fight Oil Terminal Expansion Plan

United Riverhead Terminal Inc. says the expansion in the Northville section of Riverhead will bring more jobs and cheaper gas prices.

04/06/2015

Smithtown Highway Superintendent Glenn Jorgensen is seen outside court in Central Islip on April 1, 2015. (credit: James Carbone/Newsday)

Smithtown Officials To Determine Cost Of Repaving Roads Following Scandal Involving Highway Superintendent

Some improperly paved roads may have to be paved again in one Long Island town.

04/03/2015

Residents of Garden City, Long Island are worried that PSEG will mount 80-foot 'monster poles' in their neighborhoods. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Rep. Rice: PSEG Long Island To Keep Power Cable Buried In Garden City

U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday night that PSEG Long Island has agreed to keep new electrical cable underground in Garden City, rather than erecting what some critics have called “monster poles.”

04/01/2015

Commuters enter a Long Island Rail Road train. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Derailment Repair Causes More Delays On LIRR Ronkonkoma Line

Some Long Island Rail Road riders can expect a tough commute Wednesday after rail officials discovered problems on the Ronkonkoma line.

04/01/2015

Evelyn Ain walks with her 15-year-old son, Matthew. (credit: CBS2)

Hofstra Research Could Lead To New Autism Treatments

Professor Keith Shafritz of Hofstra University and a team of medical scientists found a pointed difference in the way blood flows to specific brain regions, between those with and without autism.

03/31/2015

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and other officials announce they will increase police patrols around temples, synagogues, churches and other houses of worship for the upcoming Passover and Easter holidays. (credit: Nassau County Executive's Office)

Nassau County Increasing Police Patrols For Passover, Easter

Nassau County will increase police patrols around temples, synagogues, churches and other houses of worship for the upcoming Passover and Easter holidays.

03/31/2015

A car crashed into the windows of an AT&T store in Great Neck on March 30, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Woman Dies After SUV Crashes Into AT&T Store In Great Neck

Lizabeth Sbar, 66, was sitting on a couch in front of the window inside was struck and became trapped under the SUV.

03/30/2015

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Family Claims Teacher Attacked Long Island Boy For Walking Wrong Way In Hall

The incident was captured on surveillance video, but, Mollins said, the principal at the Freshman Center won’t release it.

03/30/2015

Hempstead Public Schools (credit: CBS 2)

New Partnership To Help Boost Academic Achievement Of Hempstead High School Students

A new partnership between Hempstead High School and Johns Hopkins University aims to boost academic achievement and improve graduation rates.

03/30/2015

Firefighters on the scene of a fire in Cherry Grove on Fire Island on March 27, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Several Buildings Destroyed By Fast-Moving Blaze On Fire Island

Just weeks before the start of the tourist season, fire destroyed four buildings on Cherry Grove.

03/27/2015

Freeport Village Police Officer Jason Zimmer shows his body camera. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

All Freeport Police Officers To Be Equipped With Body Cameras

The Nassau County District Attorney is set to announce a new program to equip officers in the Freeport Police Department with new technology.

03/26/2015

Distracted Driving (credit: Clip Art)

Study: Distractions Play Role In 58 Percent Of Crashes Involving Teen Drivers

Distractions play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.

03/25/2015

A Long Island man was bitten by his pet rattlesnake and will likely suffer permanent damage. (Credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

Long Island Man Bitten By Pet Diamondback Rattlesnake

A Long Island man is hospitalized after being bitten on the eyelid by his pet Diamondback rattlesnake.

03/25/2015

A variety of  electronic cigarette flavors are viewed for sale at Vape New York, an electronic cigarette store on June 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Law Requires Suffolk County Retailers Post Warnings About Liquid Nicotine

Retailers will be required by local law to display signs warning consumers of the dangers of liquid nicotine, which is not regulated by the federal government.

03/24/2015

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