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Melissa Brengel of Huntington Station points to empty bracket which held special 9/11 flag. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Woman Says American Flag Honoring Firefighter Brother Killed On 9/11 Stolen From LI Yard

Melissa Brengel said the flag was taken from her home on Michael Lane in Huntington Station sometime Monday night.

07/02/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Brookhaven Town Officials To Sue Over Contaminated LIRR Yard

Town of Brookhaven officials announced Tuesday that they will take legal action against the Long Island Rail Road to clean up a shuttered yard full of toxic chemicals in East Yaphank.

07/01/2014

Utility trucks at the National Grid Hub Center in Melville, LI (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schumer Wants National Grid To Give LI Customers Notice Before Visits

The senator is calling for the improved notification system following three recent burglaries in which suspects posed as National Grid utility workers to gain access to customers’ homes.

06/30/2014

Richard Ortiz (credit: Nassau County Police)

LI Dad Accused Of Hitting Teen With Crowbar After Driving Daughter To Fight

Richard Ortiz, 45, of East Meadow, surrendered to police on Tuesday and was charged with second-degree assault.

06/25/2014

Christine Nunes (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Nanny Locked Child In Van, Shoplifted From LI Target Store

Christine Nunes, 37, of Lynbrook left the 3-year-old girl in the backseat of a locked 2006 Dodge Caravan while she went inside a Target store, where she stole several items, police said.

06/25/2014

Jeff Norwood of Glenwood Landing used Youthire.com to hire Brian Sebetic, 17, of Sea Cliff for yard work. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

New Website Helps LI Youths Find Summer Jobs

North Shore businessman Thomas Cerna came up with the idea for Youthire.com last summer when he needed someone to water his plants while he and his wife went away on vacation.

06/24/2014

Monica Peterman's family announces wrongful death lawsuit. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Family Files Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Doctor Charged With DWI In Deadly LI Crash

Monica Peterman, 45, was on her way to work when her car was struck on East Main Street and Route 111 in Smithtown on June 14. Peterman was taken to a local hospital where she died.

06/23/2014

Michael Elardo is escorted to court on June 17, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Bail Hearing For Retired NYPD Officer Charged In Deadly Levittown Hit-Run Crash Postponed

Michael Elardo, 48, of Syosset was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after surrendering to police earlier this week.

06/19/2014

Shanelle Davis (Credit: Milken Family Foundation)

Student Becomes First African-American Valedictorian At Benjamin Cardozo High School

Shanelle Davis is a senior at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside and will be graduating at the top of her class.

06/18/2014

Phil Datz, left, and his attorney, Robert Balin. Datz sued Suffolk County police after he was arrested following an order to stop videotaping the arrest of a suspect. (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

Cameraman Settles Suit Against Suffolk Police Over Arrest For Taping Officer

A freelance videographer has settled a civil rights lawsuit against the Suffolk County Police Department, after he was arrested an arrest following an order by a police sergeant to stop taping the arrest of a suspect.

06/17/2014

The aftermath of a small plane crash in East Patchogue on June 17, 2014. (credit: Brandon Scileppi)

Pilot Dead After Small Plane Crashes In East Patchogue

The plane went down around 9 a.m. near the side of a house on Camille Lane in East Patchogue and burst into flames, authorities said.

06/17/2014

Arlindo Cunha in his circular driveway in Mineola Village. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Mineola Law Places Limits On Driveway Shape And Size

Mineola officials said they’re trying to preserve the village’s suburban charm with a new ordinance that prohibits paved driveways from taking up more than 25 percent of a front yard.

06/16/2014

Hank Hunt and his wife DaLonna, who came to Long Island to push for Kari's Law (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Texas Family Comes To L.I. To Show Support For Proposed ‘Kari’s Law’

Suffolk County is considering legislation, dubbed “Kari’s Law,” that would eliminate the need to dial 9 before 911 while staying at a hotel.

06/12/2014

The berm at Veterans Way where the highest levels of contamination were found. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA: Veterans Way In Islandia Contaminated With Hazardous Materials

Test results confirm a housing development for war veterans on Long Island is contaminated with hazardous materials.

06/11/2014

Marion Long lives across from the house dubbed "the monstrosity" by critics in Freeport. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Some Neighbors Call Freeport Home ‘Monstrosity’

A house being built on the water in Freeport is being called “the monstrosity” by some neighbors.

06/10/2014

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