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Cars stranded on the Northern State Parkway in Jericho on August 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Storm Of Historic Proportions’ Dumps 13 Inches Of Rain In Some Spots Of LI

A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.

08/13/2014

Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk DA Tom Spota Not Offended FBI Is Handling Corruption Investigation

Sheriff’s Lt. Ed Walsh, who is also chairman of Suffolk’s Conservative Party, is accused of taking more than $50,000 in overtime pay for hours he didn’t work.

08/13/2014

Nearly 200 oak trees need to be removed in Seaford because they have damaged sidewalks. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Nearly 200 Oak Trees Being Removed In Seaford

County officials say the trees have damaged the sidewalks beyond repair, posing a pedestrian hazard.

08/12/2014

Raymond Balboa (credit: Image via CBS 2)

Long Island Man Charged After Deadly Boating Accident

Raymond Balboa, 53, is charged with vehicular manslaughter, operating a vessel while intoxicated and operating an unregistered vessel

08/11/2014

(Credit: WCBS 880/ Mike Xirinachs)

Nassau County Launches Local Women’s Equality Party

There‚Äôs a new political party in town on Long Island with its focus on women, WCBS 880’s Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

08/08/2014

Backyard view of explosion in Port Washington. (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Fire Officials: Deadly Port Washington Explosion Appears To Be Deliberate

Authorities are investigating what caused a massive explosion at a single-family house in Nassau County that killed one person and injured five firefighters.

08/06/2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (second from right) announces that thousands of new bulletproof vests are going to NYPD, Nassau and Suffolk police. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Thousands Of Officers In NYC Area To Get Bulletproof Vests, Officers In NJ To Get Settlement From Defective Vests

It’s a big day for law enforcement agencies in New York and New Jersey when it comes to bulletproof vests.

08/06/2014

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Suffolk County Police Warn Of PSEG Scam Targeting Businesses

Some Suffolk County businesses have reported receiving a call from someone who claims to work for the utility company and threatens to turn off electricity unless immediate payment is made.

08/05/2014

Great Neck proposed rezoning map. (credit: greatneckvillage.org)

Great Neck Seeking To Rezone Parts Of Business District, Make Village More Walkable

At a time when many Long Island communities look for ways to grow and expand downtown business districts, the Village of Great Neck is seeking to do the opposite.

08/05/2014

Housing Sales (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Proposed Initiatives Aim To End Veteran Homelessness On Long Island

A series of legislative initiatives has been proposed on Long Island that aim to end homelessness for military veterans.

08/04/2014

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Historic Garden City Hotel Celebrates 140th Anniversary

It’s a big week for Long Island’s most famous hotel as it celebrates its 140th anniversary, WCBS 880’s Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

08/01/2014

A skydiver was killed and another was seriously injured on Long Island on July 30, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2)

Heartbroken Family Of NYC Correction Officer Killed In Skydiving Accident Speaks Out

Gary Messina was killed and his instructor critically injured during a tandem jump at Calverton’s Skydive Long Island on Wednesday.

07/31/2014

Nassau County police cruiser (File/Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police: Man Poses As Water Department Worker, Robs Elderly Couple In Valley Stream

A man posed as a water department worker knocked on the door of a North Cottage Street home and told an elderly couple that he needed to check the water pressure in the basement, police said.

07/30/2014

Charles Pray (left) is charged with murder in the death of Monica Lino of Farmingville, Long Island. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Man Charged In Farmingville Woman’s Death Pleads Not Guilty

More than a dozen family and friends of 36-year-old Monica Lino filled the courtroom Tuesday for the arraignment of 34-year-old Charles Pray.

07/29/2014

Monica Lino (credit: Facebook)

Suspect Charged In Slaying Of Woman In Farmingville, Long Island

A search was under way on Long Island and beyond Monday evening, for a killer responsible for the violent apparent slashing of a 36-year-old Suffolk County mother.

07/28/2014

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