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Leandra's Law News Conference Dec. 30, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Lawmakers Push To Close Legal Loophole In Leandra’s Law

Officials called on state lawmakers to close a loophole allowing convicted drunk divers to avoid the mandatory ignition interlock requirement under the anti-drunk driving measure.

12/30/2012

Mega Millions winner Philip Cimino (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Floral Designer Wins $33 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

The 67-year-old purchased the winning ticket for the Nov. 2 drawing in Mineola.

11/29/2012

Floral Park Trees

Devastation On Long Island: Power Down, Widespread Damage, 2 Dead

Long Island was a disaster area Tuesday night, after Superstorm Sandy uprooted trees and blew them over like matchsticks, and at one point cut power to 90 percent of LIPA customers without power.

CBS New York–10/30/2012

Nassau County police cruiser (file/credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Motorcyclist Killed When Bike Slams Into Minivan In Meadowmere

Nassau County police said that the man was traveling south on the Rockaway Turnpike on Friday night when a 72-year-old man heading north in a minivan made a left turn, cutting across the victim’s path of travel.

09/22/2012

Jail cells (file/credit: clipart.com)

Convicted Rapist Sentenced To 62 Years To Life For 2009 Long Beach Attack

The victim was shaking and crying as she spoke in the Nassau County courtroom during the sentencing hearing, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

09/05/2012

25 DWI offenders arrested in ignition interlock sting (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

Convicted Nassau County DWI Offenders Arrested Again For Driving Without Ignition Interlocks

More than two dozen convicted drunk drivers in Nassau County were busted for illegally driving a car to meet with their probation officers. The Nassau County District Attorney’s office announced the arrests of 25 convicted drunk drivers during a two-week sweep.

08/28/2012

Sergio Argueta speaks at the podium at the symbolic funeral of youth programs. (Credit: CBS 2)

Symbolic Funeral Protests ‘Death’ Of Youth Programs In Nassau County

Some streets on Long Island were filled with caskets and hearses on Thursday. The coffins were empty, but the scene was filled with very real and raw emotion.

08/02/2012

Jose Sorto (Credit: Nassau County Police Department)

East Meadow Man Surrenders To Authorities After Being Accused Of Fatal Hit-And-Run

Nassau County detectives said that 48-year-old Jose Sorto of East Meadow surrendered to authorities on Saturday night, and he has been charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an incident.

07/22/2012

Senator Charles Schumer and Mineola residents display debris from freight trains (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schumer Calls For Investigation After Mineola Residents Complain Of Flying Debris From Freight Trains

Schumer wants the Federal Railroad Administration to require freight trains traveling through densely populated areas to cover cars carrying loose debris.

05/21/2012

Katherine Starr (right) gave the keynote presentation at the “Recognizing and Preventing Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports” symposium. (Credit: www.nassaucountyny.gov)

Former Olympian Shares Story At Long Island Symposium On Preventing Sex Abuse

Former Olympian Katherine Starr offered her moving and heartfelt perspective on Tuesday at “Recognizing and Preventing Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports,” a Nassau County symposium on preventing child sex abuse.

04/18/2012

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos (file / credit: Nassau County Comptroller)

County Comptroller: Economy Is Looking Up In Nassau County

There’s some good economic news for residents of Nassau County. Sales tax revenues have jumped in Nassau County, and county comptroller George Maragos said they are up 5.2 percent compared to last year.

04/13/2012

Long Island fake cop gang

EXCLUSIVE: FBI Breaks Up 7-Man Fake Cop Gang On Long Island

A gang of suspected fake police officers on Long Island allegedly thought they were about make a killer score. Instead, they ended up in some very real cuffs.

03/28/2012

Protestors at Nassau legislature in Mineola before hearing on police precincts on Feb. 13, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Committees Vote In Favor Of Nassau County’s Community Policing Plan

The full legislature will vote on the move in two weeks on February 27th.

02/13/2012

Sean Landeta plays for the New York Giants (credit: George Rose/Getty Images)

Sean Landeta Celebrates Giants’ First Super Bowl Win; Mangano Lauds Economic Boost

Former New York Giants punter Sean Landeta wears two Super Bowl rings and he knows how tough it is to get one.

01/25/2012

Gavel (file / credit: clipart.com)

Nassau County Opens New Court For Veterans

Nassau County officials are marking Veterans Day a day early. They opened a court Thursday dedicated to cases involving former service members involved in non-violent crimes.

11/10/2011

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