Mike Xirinachs

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

Huntington Station Residents Demand Stronger Police Presence In Wake Of Four Unsolved Murders

Hundreds of residents converged on Huntington Town Hall Tuesday night demanding a stronger police presence and protection following four killings since last October.

10/22/2014

The new transitional school in Hempstead will be housed on the second floor of this former bus terminal. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Hempstead Opening Transitional School For Immigrant Students

About 1,200 new students enrolled in the system this year, and nearly three dozen others were allegedly turned away.

10/21/2014

Nassau University Medical Center's Dr. Victor Politi appears at a news conference on Oct. 20, 2014, with a worker wearing one of the hospital's new protective suits. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Nassau University Medical Center Equipped For Ebola

Hospital President and CEO Dr. Victor Politi explained that the new suits’ improved headgear features “a powered air-purifying respirator.”

10/20/2014

Teachers, parents and students have been complaining about overcrowded classrooms in Hempstead. (Credit: CBS 2)

Hempstead Parents Call For Surrounding School Districts To Help Alleviate Overcrowding

Many of the new students are immigrants. Some parents at a school board meeting Wednesday night called on surrounding districts to help absorb the overflow of students.

10/16/2014

Southampton Elementary School (Credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880_

Southampton Elementary School Closes For Cleaning After Student Sickened By Enterovirus

School officials stressed that the diagnosis was not the D68 strain that killed a New Jersey boy and has sickened countless kids across the country.

10/15/2014

FILE -- Solar panels  in Chicago (credit: Getty Images)

PSEG Long Island Promises Improved Transparency In Placement Of Solar Panel Farms

Shoreham residents are fighting against plans to build 10-foot-high solar panels across 60 acres of open land.

10/13/2014

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

Woman Found Stabbed To Death On Huntington Station Street

While the discovery of a dead body would be shocking in most neighborhoods, residents in that section of Huntington Station said they were not stunned by the news.

10/13/2014

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Murder Trial Begins For Alleged Drunken Driver Michael Grasing On Long Island

Michael Grasing’s blood-alcohol level was four times the legal limit in June 2012 when he ran red lights at speeds approaching 100 mph before slamming into the rear of 18-year-old Brittney Walsh’s SUV, authorities said.

10/09/2014

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano talks with CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer about his choice to endorse Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Credit: CBS 2)

GOP Nassau Executive Mangano Crosses Party Lines, Backs Gov. Cuomo

In a stunning development in the New York state gubernatorial race, Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano has rejected his party’s own nominee to back Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

10/08/2014

A hearse is seen with a replica of 16-year-old Tom Cutinella's football jersey at his funeral in Wading River, NY on Oct. 7, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Island Community Mourns Loss Of High School Football Player Who Died After On-Field Collision

A hearse carrying a huge football jersey with Tom Cutinella’s number emblazoned in flowers arrived at St. John the Baptist Catholic church in Wading River Tuesday morning.

10/07/2014

An alligator that was rescued from a home in Mastic Beach, NY. (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

SPCA: Alligator Rescued From Home In Mastic Beach

The 30-inch, 3-year-old gator was dropped off at a rescue group, which then contacted the SPCA.

10/06/2014

(Credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

New York’s First State-Of-The-Art Mobile Breast Cancer Clinic Operating In Nassau County

New York State’s first state-of-the-art 3D mammography mobile breast cancer clinic is now operating out of Nassau University Medical Center.

10/03/2014

Fire Island Lighthouse (file/credit: Paul Costello via Wikipedia)

Fire Island Lighthouse Officials Say Dune Project Delay Is Putting Iconic Landmark In Jeopardy

Fire Island lighthouse officials claim a delay in a dune replenishment project is putting the iconic landmark in jeopardy.

10/03/2014

Tom Cutinella (credit: CBS 2)

Superintendent Calls Death Of Long Island High School Football Player ‘Freak Accident’

Tom Cutinella, a junior at Shoreham-Wading River High School, died Wednesday after being injured during the third quarter of the game at John Glenn High School in Elwood.

10/02/2014

Christopher Montgomery (credit: NYPD)

Police Search For Long Island Man Missing From U.S. Coast Guard

Petty Officer Christopher Montgomery, 26, was reported missing last Thursday.

10/01/2014

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