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An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

President Obama’s Board Backs Unions Again In LIRR Labor Talks

The three-member Presidential Emergency Board issued its nonbinding resolution on Tuesday, calling the unions’ proposal a “reasonable” solution.

05/21/2014

Hempstead Public Schools (credit: CBS 2)

Audit: Hempstead School District Inflated Students’ Grades

A state audit has found that a Long Island school district routinely and improperly inflated students’ grades.

05/20/2014

Kyle Howell in Mineola courthouse after charges were dismissed (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against L.I. Man Who Says He Was Beaten By Police Officers

Kyle Howell, 20, of Westbury, was arrested on charges that included tampering with physical evidence, marijuana possession and resisting arrest following an encounter with the officers on April 25.

05/19/2014

Nassau County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum (credit: NassauCountyNY.gov)

WCBS 880: Nassau Democrats Call For Legislator Ellen Birnbaum To Resign Over Alleged Comments

Nassau County Democrats are calling on one of their own county legislators to resign over racially derogatory comments she allegedly made about a predominantly minority community.

05/19/2014

Virgin Mary Statue Damaged

Virgin Mary Statue Decapitated Outside L.I. Knights Of Columbus Branch

Someone cut the head off a statue of the Virgin Mary and left it lying on the ground at a Knights of Columbus chapter on Long Island, police said Thursday.

05/15/2014

Speed radar placed near the scene of a fatal accident on Conklin Street in Farmingdale (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Gov. Cuomo Unveils Traffic Safety Initiatives Following Deadly Farmingdale Car Crash

On Thursday, Gov. Cuomo sent a letter to Farmingdale Mayor Ralph Ekstrand detailing the safety measures the state is undertaking following the accident.

05/15/2014

Eisenhower Park - East Meadow, NY - May 7, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Nassau County Exec. Proposes Increasing Fees For County Services

Under the plan, inspections would cost an additional $61, adult annual membership at Eisenhower Park’s Aquatic Center would rise by $50 and weekend golf at the park would go up from $36 to $40.

05/15/2014

Kyle Howell, 20, of Westbury, is suing Nassau County PD for what he claims was an unprovoked beating (credit: Handout)

Union Backs Nassau County Cops Seen On Video Beating Suspect

Two Nassau County cops had no choice but to be rough with a man they pulled over during a traffic stop, the head of the county’s police union said Wednesday.

05/14/2014

Photos of debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Veterans Community Suspected To Be Third Suspected Illegal Toxic Dumping Site On Long Island

The discovery follows on the heels of the study of illegal asbestos dumping at a park and a construction site in the Town of Islip.

05/14/2014

Farmingdale Teens Killed In Crash (CBS 2)

‘How Many More People Have To Die?’ Farmingdale Residents Want Traffic Study In Wake Of Fatal Crash

Farmingdale residents and local officials want the state Department of Transportation to conduct a traffic safety study on the busy stretch of Conklin Avenue in Farmingdale where five teens died following a head-on crash early Saturday.

05/13/2014

Five teenagers were killed in a head-on collision in Farmingdale on May 10, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Sources: Long Island Teens Were Seen Drinking, Drag Racing Before Fatal Crash

A teenage driver was drag racing just before his car crashed head-on with an SUV on Long Island over the weekend, sources told CBS 2.

05/12/2014

Photos of debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Town Of Islip Readies Lawsuits Over Illegal Dumping In Roberto Clemente Park

Police are standing guard at the gate of the now-closed Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, after Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said about 1,100 truckloads of contaminated debris were dumped there.

05/08/2014

'The Virgin Mother' statue by British artist Damien Hirst sits covered up at the Old Westbury estate owned by Aby Rosen. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bronze Sculpture Of Nude Pregnant Woman Upsets Some L.I. Residents

The statue, “The Virgin Mother,” by British artist Damien Hirst has an exposed fetus, skull and tissue. It stands on a conservation easement of the historic Old Westbury estate of real estate mogul Aby Rosen.

05/07/2014

Kyle Howell, 20, of Westbury, is suing Nassau County PD for what he claims was an unprovoked beating (credit: Handout)

LI Man Suing Nassau County Police Over Beating; DA Looking Into Incident

Kyle Howell, 20, of Westbury, claims two Nassau County cops viciously beat him during a routine traffic stop, breaking his nose and fracturing his face. Police said he tried to swallow a bag of marijuana.

05/06/2014

Police on the scene of a deadly double shooting in Hempstead on May 5, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2)

Broad Daylight Double Homicide Leaves Hempstead Community On Edge

Two men were shot and killed outside of a house on Belmont Parkway in Hempstead around 1 p.m. Monday.

05/06/2014

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