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Police officer Arthur Lopez and Darrell Fuller (credit: Handouts)

Darrell Fuller Found Guilty Of Murdering Nassau County Police Officer, Motorist

Darrell Fuller faces a sentence of life without parole. He was convicted of murder Monday in the shooting of Nassau County Emergency Services Officer Arthur Lopez and bystander Raymond Facey near the Belmont Park racetrack on Long Island.

07/28/2014

Leah Cuevas (credit: CBS 2)

Investigators: Brooklyn Murder Victim May Have Threatened To Expose Suspect’s Secret

Leah Cuevas, of Brooklyn, faced a judge Thursday. She is charged in the alleged killing and dismemberment of a woman whose body parts were found scattered around Long Island earlier this month.

07/24/2014

John Bittrolff (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Neighbor Says Suspect In 2 Cold Case Murders ‘Like The Mayor’ Of Manorville

John Bittrolff, 48, of Manorville, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of 31-year-old Rita Tangredi and 20-year-old Colleen McNamme.

07/22/2014

(Credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Homeless Man Charged In Murder Of Another Homeless Man In Patchogue

Thomas LaMartina is accused of bludgeoning Nicholas MacQueen to death, police say. MacQueen’s body was found on the grounds of Patchogue’s Emanuel Lutheran Church and School by a soup kitchen worker.

07/21/2014

Charles Okonkwo has been charged with second-degree assault on his 52-year-old mother, police said. (Credit: CBS 2)

WCBS 880: Dix Hills Man Admitted To Hurting Mother And Brother, Authorities Say

A Dix Hills man who is charged with badly beating his mother in the same house where his brother was found dead has a history of psychiatric issues, authorities said.

07/21/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train on Friday, July 11. (Credit: CBS 2)

No New Negotiations Set Between MTA, LIRR Unions As Workers Prepare For Strike

There are no plans to restart talks between the MTA and workers’ unions after negotiations broke down on Monday with both sides walking away from the table.

07/15/2014

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

MTA, LIRR Contract Talks Set Resume Next Week As L.I. Lawmakers Call On Cuomo To Intervene

The latest round of talks last week ended with no compromise in sight and both sides have blamed the other for the stalemate.

07/02/2014

FILE -- Deer (credit: ClipArt)

East Hampton Village To Surgically Sterilize Female Deer To Control Population

Officials believe the surgical sterilization of female deer is the best solution to its population problem, calling it a good middle ground between killing the animals and doing nothing.

07/01/2014

Body found behind Emanuel Lutheran Church and School in Patchogue on June 28, 2014 (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Police Identify Body Found Behind Patchogue Church

An investigation is underway after police determined that Nicholas MacQueen, 65, had been a victim of violence.

06/29/2014

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

Contract Talks Between MTA, LIRR Unions End With No Compromise

Commuters are bracing for the worst after the latest round of contract talks between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road union workers ended with no compromise in sight.

06/27/2014

Speed camera (file/credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo OKs More Speed Cameras Near NYC, Long Island Schools

More than 200 new speed cameras are authorized for school zones in New York City and Long Island under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

06/25/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

LIRR Riders Considering Options In Event Of Strike

The Commuter Council is warning Long Island Rail Road riders to plan ahead for a possible work strike next month.

06/24/2014

The Asian tiger mosquito is known to carry dengue virus. (File/Credit: Getty Images)

Long Island Officials Ask For Federal Help In Battling Dengue-Carrying Mosquito

Elected officials and health experts on Long Island are calling for the federal government’s help in fighting a breed of mosquito known for carrying the potentially deadly dengue fever virus.

06/23/2014

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

MTA Releases Strike Contingency Plan For LIRR Commuters

In the event of a walkout, shuttle bus service will be provided from six LIRR stations to subway stations in New York City.

06/20/2014

FILE -- A Suffolk County police car is seen in Huntington Station, N.Y. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Touts Continued Drop In Crime

The latest stats show a 17 percent reduction in property crimes and an 8.5 percent decline in violent crime since 2012.

06/18/2014

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