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Scott Silverman (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police Accuse Man Of Damaging Tires On Long Island

The vehicles were vandalized in the parking lots of the Deer Park Library, Deer Park Bowl, and various supermarkets between early October and the beginning of November, police said.

11/10/2014

Posters containing pictures of homicide victims on Long Island.  (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Families Of L.I. Homicide Victims Call On Witnesses To Come Forward

Family members of Long Island homicide victims gathered at a church in Uniondale to call on the public for help in solving the crimes that took their loved ones.

11/06/2014

FILE -- A Glock 9 mm pistol (credit: Getty Images)

Suffolk County Lawmakers Vote To Arm Off-Duty Correction Officers

County lawmakers voted unanimously to arm some 200 officers with Glock 9 mm pistols.

11/06/2014

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State Demands Greater Public Access To Beaches In Asharoken, Long Island

New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation is telling Asharoken village officials to either improve its beach-public-access plan or forget about receiving millions of dollars is dune repair funds.

11/05/2014

A directional sign in various languages is placed to point voters to a polling station in New York on November 4, 2014. (credit: AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

Despite Being Under Indictment, Rep. Grimm Wins Reelection

Closely watched U.S. House races in New York include a spirited challenge to embattled Staten Island U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, a Hudson Valley rematch and two first-time candidates battling for an open seat stretching across the state’s northern reaches.

11/04/2014

Police investigate the deaths of two men in Port Jefferson Station on Nov. 3, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Police: Ex-Boyfriend Kills Woman’s New Boyfriend, Self In Port Jefferson Station

Police said a couple was out to dinner with friends at the Long Island Pour House Bar and Grill on Patchogue Road when they were confronted by the woman’s ex boyfriend in the parking lot.

11/03/2014

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Nassau County Lawmakers Demand Suspension Of School Zone Speed Cameras

Democratic legislators in Nassau County are calling for the troubled speed camera program aimed at catching speeders in school zones to be stopped until its signage problems can be corrected.

11/03/2014

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

Police Beef Up Patrols After Recent Rash Of Burglaries In Nassau County

Police have reported nearly 30 recent break-ins, mostly south of the Northern State Parkway from Manhasset Hills east to Roslyn Heights around Shelter Rock and Searingtown roads.

10/30/2014

FILE -- Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (credit: Getty Images)

Google Chief Eric Schmidt Makes Push For Broadband In All NY Public Schools

Schmidt is a member of the state’s Smart Schools Commission, which is proposing a $2 billion plan to bring broadband and other integrated technology into every public school.

10/30/2014

One person was found dead near an apartment building in Farmingdale, and another was hit by an LIRR train, on Tuesday, Oct. 28. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Woman Decapitated, Son Struck By Train In Murder-Suicide In Farmingdale

Police said 66-year-old Patricia Ward was killed by her son, 35-year-old Derek Ward, who then killed himself by stepping into the path of an oncoming Long Island Rail Road train.

10/29/2014

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AARP Survey: Most Baby Boomers Looking To Leave Long Island After Retirement

According to a new study by the AARP, 70 percent of Long Islanders who expect to retire at some point said it’s likely they’ll leave the state.

10/28/2014

Nurse Kaci Hickox at an isolation unit at University Hospital in Newark. (credit: CBS 2)

Nurse Furious Over Being Quarantined In New Jersey Over Ebola Concerns

A nurse who was forcibly quarantined at a hospital isolation unit in New Jersey after testing negative for Ebola has been released.

10/27/2014

A member of Bellevue's Hospital staff wears protective clothing during a demonstration on how they would receive a suspected Ebola patient on October 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

North Shore-LIJ Health System Considers Building Biocontainment Unit

Officials at North Shore-LIJ Health System want to build a $15 million biocontainment unit at one of their 16 hospitals.

10/24/2014

Peconic Bay Medical Center (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

2 LI Hospitals In Talks To Join One Of Two Larger Health Systems

Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead and Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport are in discussions with Stony Brook University Hospital and North Shore-LIJ Health System.

10/23/2014

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

Huntington Station Residents Demand Stronger Police Presence In Wake Of Four Unsolved Murders

Hundreds of residents converged on Huntington Town Hall Tuesday night demanding a stronger police presence and protection following four killings since last October.

10/22/2014

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