Mike Xirinachs

A memorial of candles and flowers in front of the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn, NY on December 21, 2014. Police officers Wenjian Liu (L) and Rafael Ramos (R), from the 84th Precinct, were shot and killed execution style as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn on December 20, 2014. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

Funeral Plans Set For Slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos

An NYPD baseball cap surrounded by flowers, teddy bears and candles marks the spot where two police officers were killed by a gunman in Brooklyn who was targeting law enforcement.

12/22/2014

An American flag (Photo: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Signs Bills Into Law Aimed At Helping Homeless Veterans

The Housing Our Homeless Heroes Act, which was signed into law Monday, provides returning military veterans with access to housing and home assistance.

12/22/2014

Students at Uniondale High School hold a brief protest before a forum on policing in America on Dec. 17, 2014. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Uniondale High School Hosts Forum On Police Interactions

In response to recent shootings and killings of young black men by police, the forum sought to educate students about police behaviors and their rights and wrongs.

12/18/2014

Flu Shot (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC To Require Flu Shots For Children 6 Months To 5 Years Old

The New York City Department of Health has announced new measures to fight this year’s outbreak of the flu.

12/17/2014

DJ Self's video "I Be About It," which features several other rappers, was filmed at the Nassau County jail.

Video Filmed By Controversial Rappers At Nassau County Jail Sparks Outrage

The sexually charged video stars three rappers who are convicted felons, said John Jaronczyk, president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association.

12/16/2014

Cars drive in front of Plainedge Middle School. (credit: CBS 2)

Nassau County Lawmakers Repeal Speed Camera Program

County Executive Ed Mangano has warned of painful spending cuts to help fill the $30 million budget gap created by the speed camera repeal.

12/15/2014

Tucker the horse was killed after escaping from the Double D Bar Ranch in Manorville, Long Island. (Credit: Double D Bar Ranch/CBS2)

Runaway Horse Struck, Killed By Tractor Trailer After Escaping From LI Ranch; 2 Other Horses Found Safe

One horse is dead after escaping with two other horses from a ranch on Long Island.

12/11/2014

Ed Mangano (file / credit: County Executive's Office)

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano Lists Options For Plugging Budget Hole If Speed Cameras Repealed

The Legislature is expected to unanimously approve a repeal of Nassau’s controversial speed camera program Monday.

12/11/2014

One lane of Route 35N closed in Belmar due to flooding from the Shark River. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Nor’easter Brings Heavy Rain, Wind To Tri-State, Leaves Some Areas Flooded

A flood watch is in effect through late Tuesday night for New York City, parts of Long Island, Westchester, Orange, Rockland and Putnam counties as well as for parts of Connecticut, New Jersey.

12/09/2014

Cars drive in front of Plainedge Middle School. (credit: CBS 2)

Nassau County School Zone Speed Cameras Likely To Be Repealed

Nassau County Republicans have now joined Democrats in calls to repeal the law.

12/09/2014

Thomas Datre Jr.&  Sr. leaving court after pleading not guilty in Islip dumping scandal (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

6 Charged, Including 2 Former Islip Town Officials, In Illegal-Dumping Probe On Long Island

The six also include two businessmen and local contractors. The 32-count indictment includes charges of criminal mischief, conspiracy and numerous environmental violations.

12/08/2014

Speed camera (file/credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Nixes Speed Cameras In School Zones

County Executive Steve Bellone said Monday that he and county legislators have decided to nix the idea.

12/08/2014

MacArthur Airport is owned and operated by the town of Islip (credit: Americasroof/Wikimedia Commons)

Islip Officials Unveil Remodeled MacArthur Airport

The airport includes a new gift and wine shop, a restaurant, an art gallery and an atrium concert hall.

12/04/2014

Speed camera (file/credit: CBS 2)

Nassau County Scaling Back Use Of Speed Cameras In School Zones

Instead of operating on school days from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the problem-plagued program will, beginning Monday, operate from 7 to 9 a.m. and again from 2 to 4 p.m.

12/04/2014

FILE -- A snowplow (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Riverhead Residents Worried About Plan To Halt Snowplowing On Private Roads

Unless Riverhead residents living on private roads have their streets declared public, they’ll no longer receive town snow-plowing services.

12/03/2014

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