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Prescription Pills. (Credit: CBS 2)

LI Doctor Accused Of Supplying Illegal Painkiller Prescriptions Pleads Guilty

Dr. Eric Jacobson faces 7 to 9 years in prison under a plea deal for illegally prescribing oxycodone and other powerful painkillers to scores of patients. If convicted at trial, he could have been sentenced to 20+ years in prison.

05/05/2014

U.S. Coast Guard (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Coast Guard Searches For Missing L.I. Boater; 2 Others Rescued In Separate Incident

A Coast Guard cutter was on the water Monday looking for a 26-foot sailboat off Long Island after the boater reported Sunday it was taking on water.

05/05/2014

Nassau County Police Big DL

Nassau County Finance Board To Vote On Ending Wage Freeze

The state’s approval of speed cameras will help pay some of the $129 million price tag.

05/02/2014

Flooded streets in Howard Beach, Queens on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Hit With Flooding, Mudslides Caused By Soaking Rain

The New York City Office of Emergency Management said residents impacted by Wednesday’s flooding should contact 311 to report damage to their homes or businesses. New Yorkers can also report any damage at nyc.gov/311.

05/01/2014

French Bulldog puppies  (file/credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Suffolk Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Sale Of Puppy Mill Pets

The measure also calls for more pet shop inspections, new caging standards and tougher penalties for violators.

04/30/2014

Harley Avenue Elementary School (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

LI School Stands Firm On Decision To Cancel Kindergarten Show Despite Protest From Parents

Some parents believe the year-end kindergarten show at the Harley Avenue Elementary School was canceled by the district as part of a Common Core curriculum protest.

04/28/2014

Police respond to a 911 hoax at a home on Laurelton Boulevard in Long Beach, Long Island, on April 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Cops: ‘Swatting’ 911 Prank Leads To Massive Police Response In Long Beach

It turned out the 911 call police were responding to was a hoax and part of a game called “Swatting” that law enforcement officials say has become a nationwide epidemic.

04/22/2014

Matthew Botchler (credit: Matt's Kidney Kampaign/Facebook)

L.I. Man Issues Emergency Plea For Living Kidney Donor

Matthew Botchler, 37, of Selden has been plagued by illness since birth and now his kidneys are in rapid failure. He is on a seven to nine year waiting list for a kidney transplant, but his condition is so severe that he knows he won’t make it.

04/22/2014

Catharine Candelario, an employee at the newly opened Henley Vaporium, vapes, or smokes an electronic cigarette, on Dec. 19, 2013, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

L.I. City Looks To Add E-Cigarettes To Anti-Smoking Laws Already On The Books

A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that poisonings from liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes have increased dramatically over recent months.

04/21/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Union, MTA Hold Final Contract Talks Before Possible July Strike

The Presidential Emergency Board will once again try to bring the MTA and railroad employees to a contract agreement. If no deal is reached, a strike deadline is set for mid-July

04/21/2014

Riders get ready to board a Long Island Rail Road train in Bethpage, N.Y. (file/credit: Getty Images)

LIRR Union Official Blasts Tentative MTA Deal With NYC Transit Workers; Talks Resume Monday

Contract talks between the railroad workers and the MTA resume Monday with the presidential mediation board. The two sides have been far apart on pay raises and union givebacks.

04/18/2014

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

Police: Man Forced Woman Back To Her House At Gunpoint, Shot At Her On L.I.

Police on Long Island were searching Wednesday night for a man who allegedly forced a woman to go back to her own house and give him money at gunpoint, and went on to fire shots at her.

04/16/2014

The inside of a limo bus that the owner claims was trashed by a group of drunken teens. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Owner: Drunken Teens Caused $25,000 Worth Of Damage To L.I. Limo Bus

The party bus that police said was full of drunken teens Monday night is completely trashed, company owner Matt Delaney said.

04/16/2014

Luis Guevara-Henriquz was charged with endangering the welfare of children. (credit: New York State Police)

Cops Arrest Driver After Dozens Of Drunken Teens Found On Limo Bus In Southampton

There were 42 people, all ages 16 and 17, in various stages of intoxication aboard the limo bus, police said.

04/15/2014

FILE - A smoker outside an office building in New York City.   (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Nassau Lawmaker Wants To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Like Suffolk County, NYC

On Monday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed into law a measure raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19 to 21. It takes effect on Jan. 1.

04/15/2014

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