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Duck hunter was stranded near this island off Timber Point Marina in Great River. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police Rescue Long Island Duck Hunter Stranded In Great South Bay

A Long Island duck hunter had to be rescued by police after becoming stranded on an island amid sub-freezing temperatures and high winds.

01/08/2015

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Ed Walsh, L.I. Political Leader And Law Enforcement Official, Charged With Fraud

A Long Island political leader and law enforcement official was arraigned on felony fraud charges Wednesday.

01/07/2015

Southern Pine Beetles are attacking trees on Long Island. (Credit: New York State DEC)

Officials: Destructive Beetles Are Attacking Pine Trees On Long Island

Pine trees are under attack from tiny beetles, smaller than grains of rice, that are invading by the thousands.

01/05/2015

Poster brought to sentencing by supporters of Brittney Walsh's family (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Island Man Sentenced In DWI Crash That Killed High School Grad

Prosecutors said Grasing had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit and was speeding when he rear-ended 18-year-old Brittney Walsh’s car on Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst, causing her car to tumble off the road.

01/05/2015

Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting has chosen the vacant Fortunoff store at The Source mall in Westbury  as the site of a new gambling hall. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Nassau OTB Eyes Vacant Westbury Store As Site For New Gambling Hall

The facility would include up to 1,000 slot machines and table games. OTB hopes to open the facility next year, but strong community opposition is already forming.

12/31/2014

Hundreds of firefighters line the street for the funeral of Inwood firefighter Joseph Sanford, Jr. on Dec. 31, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Funeral Held For Long Island Firefighter Fatally Injured In Woodmere Blaze

Hundreds of firefighters lined the streets Wednesday to pay tribute to Joseph Sanford, Jr.

12/31/2014

Nassau Police vehicle. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau County Beefing Up Patrols To Catch Drunken Drivers This New Year’s

Nassau County is not the place to drive drunk this New Year’s holiday, County Executive Ed Mangano warned Tuesday.

12/30/2014

FILE -- Students sit in a classroom in Hempstead. (credit: CBS2)

State Audit Finds Mismanagement At Hempstead School District

The audit released Tuesday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli also accuses the Hempstead school board of scheduling too many “emergency” meetings at times when the public will be unlikely to attend.

12/30/2014

Deer

Deer-Hunting Season Extended In Suffolk County

The season for both gun and bow hunters has been extended through the end of January — including weekends.

12/29/2014

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Long Island Mom Who Allegedly Drove Drunk With Kid In Car Appears In Court

Sheri Hinds, of Farmingdale, was drunk and speeding with her 8-year-old boy in her minivan when police pulled her over in Roosevelt around 6:45 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.

12/29/2014

The scene of an accident that left James Ness critically injured. (credit: Newsday)

L.I. Man Critically Injured In Car Wreck Meets Officers Who Helped Save Him

A Christmas wish was granted on Long Island as a critically injured man met his life savers.

12/23/2014

A memorial of candles and flowers in front of the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn, NY on December 21, 2014. Police officers Wenjian Liu (L) and Rafael Ramos (R), from the 84th Precinct, were shot and killed execution style as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn on December 20, 2014. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

Funeral Plans Set For Slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos

An NYPD baseball cap surrounded by flowers, teddy bears and candles marks the spot where two police officers were killed by a gunman in Brooklyn who was targeting law enforcement.

12/22/2014

An American flag (Photo: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Signs Bills Into Law Aimed At Helping Homeless Veterans

The Housing Our Homeless Heroes Act, which was signed into law Monday, provides returning military veterans with access to housing and home assistance.

12/22/2014

Students at Uniondale High School hold a brief protest before a forum on policing in America on Dec. 17, 2014. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Uniondale High School Hosts Forum On Police Interactions

In response to recent shootings and killings of young black men by police, the forum sought to educate students about police behaviors and their rights and wrongs.

12/18/2014

Flu Shot (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC To Require Flu Shots For Children 6 Months To 5 Years Old

The New York City Department of Health has announced new measures to fight this year’s outbreak of the flu.

12/17/2014

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