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Kids Using Cellphones (Credit: CBS 2)

Student Cellphone Ban In NYC Public Schools Lifted

A longtime ban on cellphones in New York City public schools is set to be lifted on Monday.

03/02/2015

Is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? (Credit: Swiked/Tumblr, via CBS Miami)

White & Gold Or Blue & Black? Debate Over Dress Color Rages On

It’s the dress that’s beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

02/27/2015

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

Suffolk County Police Officer Saves Boy During Severe Allergic Reaction

A Suffolk County police officer came to the rescue this week, using an epipen to save a 12-year-old boy suffering from a severe allergic reaction.

02/26/2015

Brandon McNeil, 7, walked out of his Long Island school and was on dangerous streets for more than a mile, according to his mother. (Credit: CBS2)

Mother: 7-Year-Old Son Walked Out Of L.I. School Without Anyone Noticing

Jacalyn Easters said she was shocked when her 7-year-old son Brandon McNeil who was supposed to be in second grade class at Tangier Smith Elementary School in Mastic Beach suddenly showed up on a relative’s doorstep Wednesday.

02/26/2015

Cops monitor a protest at Sen. Skelos' office on Long Island over property tax breaks for rich. (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Protesters Storm Sen. Skelos’ LI Office Over Property Tax Program For Wealthy

Protesters want Skelos to stop letting multi-million-dollar condos, like those at the One57 building in Manhattan, get out of paying most real estate taxes while Long Islanders pay double or triple the amount.

02/25/2015

Andrew Quattrone is with two counts of attempted use of a child in a sexual performance, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal solicitation. (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Police: Long Island Man Arrested After Asking Teenage Girls To Appear In Porn Video

The man showed the girls a box of condoms, asked them if they would appear in an adult video with him and then showed them pornographic images on his cellphone, authorities said.

02/24/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks with formerly homeless veterans at Liberty Village in Amityville, NY on Feb. 23, 2015. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Once Homeless LI Vets In Danger Of Losing Homes, Other Critical Services

Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reverse its denial of thousands of dollars in assistance for Liberty Village in Amityville to cover the cost of rent and support services.

02/23/2015

Katy and Joe Monte right before her double lung transplant. (photo credit: Christine Zammit )

Queens Woman, Subject Of #OomphForKaty Campaign, Undergoes Double Lung Transplant

A Queens woman, who is the subject of a viral social media campaign, is recovering after undergoing a double lung transplant.

02/20/2015

Black is seen with stitches. (credit: Handout)

Bay Shore Family Demands Investigation After Dog Shot By Police Officer

Darell Baldwin said his 9-year-old dog, named Black, was in the fenced-in backyard of their Bay Shore home Sunday playing with a ball in the snow when he heard a pop.

02/19/2015

A pit bull the Suffolk County SPCA says was found abandoned and beaten in Central Islip, NY. (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

SPCA: Reward Offered After Pit Bull Found Beaten, Abandoned On L.I.

The dog, a pit bull, was found in the middle of the road Monday night at Route 111 and Sage Street in Central Islip.

02/18/2015

Nassau County police Officer Mohit Arora speaks to reporters outside the Mineola criminal courthouse Feb. 17, 2015. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Burglar Takes Plea Deal In Shooting Of Nassau County Cop

Cong Xu, a Chinese national living in Brooklyn, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the shooting of Officer Mohit Arora following a New Hyde Park home invasion in August 2013.

02/17/2015

Police say three people are dead in a murder-suicide inside a home in Wading River, NY on Feb. 16, 2015. (credit: Mona Rivrea/1010 WINS)

Police: 3 Dead In Murder-Suicide On Long Island

Suffolk County police say 44-year-old Thomas Calhoun shot his girlfriend, 43-year-old Tanya Lawrence, and her 7-year-old daughter Danielle Lawrence before killing himself.

02/16/2015

Harvey and Phyllis Granat, couple married for 56 years featured in book "I Do." (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Couples Married For More Than 50 Years Share Their Secrets For Enduring Marriage

Couples who tied the knot more than half a century ago and are still together are sharing their secrets.

02/13/2015

Midwives at Stony Brook Hospital, Boccio family celebrate 10,000th birth at Stony Brook Hospital (Credit: Twitter @stonybrookmed)

And Baby Makes 10,000: Midwifery Practice At Stony Brook Hospital Celebrates Milestone

The midwives created a countdown on social media and had been anticipating this birth for a few weeks.

02/13/2015

Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Leaders Push For Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant Project

Local leaders are urging the federal government to come through with money for a much-needed sewage treatment plant project on Long Island.

02/12/2015

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