Mike Xirinachs

Snow in Morningside Heights on Jan. 9, 2015. (credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork)

So Far This Winter, Snow Business Is Slow Business

At Commack Hardware, for example, there are stacks of shovels, ice scrapers and snow melt.

01/22/2015

The vacant Fortunoff store in Westbury, Long Island is seen on Jan. 21, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Huge Crowds Expected At Meeting On Proposed Nassau County Gaming Parlor

The proposal by Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting would turn the former Fortunoff store in Westbury into a video gaming parlor with 1,000 slot machines.

01/21/2015

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and families of victims of fatal hit-and-runs holds a news conference Jan. 20, 2015. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Victims’ Families Demand Stiffer Sentences For Hit-And-Run Killers In New York

The families, accompanied by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and state senators, demanded that the maximum sentence be increased from seven to 15 years for hit-and-run drivers.

01/20/2015

Commuters enter a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

LIRR Report: Public Largely Responsible For Increase In Train Delays

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new Long Island Rail Road report appears to point the finger at the public for an increase in train delays — and that isn’t sitting well with some riders. According […]

01/19/2015

Long Island light poles with chemicals. (Credit: TV 10/55)

PSEG Long Island Files Lawsuit Against Town Over Warning Signs On Poles

The battle over PSEG Long Island’s controversial towering new utility poles continues.

01/16/2015

Brookwood Hall in Islip on Jan. 15, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Officials Hope To Restore Historic Islip Mansion To Original Grandeur

Some generous donations will help save one of Long Island’s once grand South Shore mansions.

01/15/2015

Classroom (file/credit: clipart.com)

Third Case Of MRSA At Long Island High School

A third student on the same sports team at Rocky Point High School on Long Island has been diagnosed with the bacterial infection known as MRSA.

01/15/2015

Todd Bowles (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Todd Bowles Signs Contract, Officially Becomes Head Coach Of Jets

The 51-year-old Bowles replaces Rex Ryan, who was fired, along with general manager John Idzik, on Dec. 29 after six seasons. Bowles was a highly sought candidate after leading Arizona’s defense the last two seasons.

01/14/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposes a $1.66 billion property tax credit program while speaking at at Hofstra University on Long Island on Jan. 14, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Gov. Cuomo Proposes NY Property Tax Credit Program

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new plan that would bring property tax breaks to some New Yorkers.

01/14/2015

A Long Island Rail Road train at Jamaica station on July 11, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

Another Swastika Found At Cedarhurst LIRR Station

Another swastika was found etched into a glass panel at the Long Island Rail Road station in Cedarhurst on Monday.

01/13/2015

Police on the scene after a robbery turned deadly at a home in Mineola, NY on Jan. 11, 2015. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Suspect Sought After Man Shot, Killed In Driveway Of Mineola Home

Police said a man was shot in the head and robbed in his own driveway on Roslyn Road in Mineola.

01/12/2015

A heroin needle (credit: ClipArt.com)

Suffolk County Unveils More Initiatives To Fight Heroin, Opiate Crisis

Suffolk will roll out a program that targets users in the Suffolk County Drug Court system, the probation system, users who are saved by Narcan and those in county jails

01/12/2015

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Snowy Friday Morning Commute To Follow Dangerously Deep Freeze

Arctic air sent temperatures plummeting across the Tri-State area on Thursday with wind chills driving them even lower.

01/08/2015

USA Industries plant on Long Island. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

29 Sickened In Suspected Carbon Monoxide Leaks At Long Island Industrial Sites

A total of 29 people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening illnesses Thursday, following carbon monoxide incidents at two separate industrial sites on Long Island.

01/08/2015

Duck hunter was stranded near this island off Timber Point Marina in Great River. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police Rescue Long Island Duck Hunter Stranded In Great South Bay

A Long Island duck hunter had to be rescued by police after becoming stranded on an island amid sub-freezing temperatures and high winds.

01/08/2015

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