Mike Xirinachs

Violet, the 92-year-old woman from Bellport who helped Suffolk Police nab two men who allegedly posed as chimney cleaners and burglarized her home. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police: 2 Men Posing As Chimney Cleaners Burglarize Elderly LI Woman’s Home

Police have arrested two men who they said pretended to be chimney cleaners and burglarized the home of a 92-year-old Long Island woman.

08/21/2014

Sandy-ravaged Islip Beach officially reopened Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to introduce the new boardwalk and shore-front restaurant. (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sandy-Ravaged Islip Beach Back, Stronger Than Ever

The rebuilding of Sandy-ravaged Islip Beach is finally complete with the reopening of its new shore-front restaurant and more durable boardwalk.

08/21/2014

A woman stands at her doorway watching the water level rise on Moffit Boulevard in Islip, N.Y., following heavy rains and flash flooding Aug. 13, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

FEMA Inspectors Arrive In Suffolk To Assess Damage From Historic Rainfall, Flooding

Ultimately the inspectors will decide if town’s hit hard by flood water should be declared disaster areas, making them eligible for federal aid.

08/20/2014

Search continues for missing kayaker in Lake Ronkonkoma on Aug. 19, 2014. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Search Continues For Missing Kayaker In Lake Ronkonkoma

Searchers are now using police dogs and a sophisticated underwater camera to try to locate 40-year-old Kevin Conley, who disappeared in Lake Ronkonkoma last Thursday.

08/19/2014

Islip Town Councilwoman Trish Bergin Weichbrodt, Councilman Steven Flotteron (center) and Public Safety Commissioner John Carney hold a news conference Aug. 18, 2014, asking for homeowners to report flood damage. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Islip Officials Pushing For Flood Victims To Report Damage To Town

Officials so far estimate at least 400 homes suffered flood damage.

08/18/2014

Cars are abandoned on a flooded Brooke Avenue following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Long Island Drying Out After ‘Historic’ Storm Dumps Record Rainfall

Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.

08/14/2014

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’s 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

Green Dot Money Pak card

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

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