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Mykhailo Kuzmin and his mom Natalia Kuzmina (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Mother, Son From Ukraine Reunited In Queens

Mykhailo Kuzmin was able to join his mother and stepfather in Whitestone, Queens thanks to some help from U.S. Rep. Steve Israel.

05/28/2014

Senator Charles Schumer (left) and Congressman Tim Bishop (right) with LI residents Craig Cooper and Lenny Piskorz, holding map of helicopter routes (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sen. Schumer, Rep. Bishop Call For Extension To Chopper Noise Regulation On Long Island

Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Tim Bishop are calling on the FAA to extend the over-the-water route regulation for helicopters flying to and from Long Island’s East End.

05/27/2014

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

Nassau County Police Bringing Back DWI Unit

The unit, known as SET, is coming back after driving while intoxicated arrests dropped sharply after it was eliminated.

05/23/2014

Blue Angels arrive at Republic Airport in advance of Jones Beach Air Show on May 22, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Blue Angels Arrive On Long Island Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend Air Show

The U.S. Navy’s aerobatic team landed Thursday morning at Republic Airport in Farmingdale.

05/22/2014

Miss Harper (credit: Nassau County SPCA)

Nassau County Legislature Approves Proposal For Animal Abuse Registry

The Nassau County Legislature on Monday passed a bill that would establish an online registry of people convicted of animal abuse.

05/19/2014

Kyle Howell in Mineola courthouse after charges were dismissed (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against L.I. Man Who Says He Was Beaten By Police Officers

Kyle Howell, 20, of Westbury, was arrested on charges that included tampering with physical evidence, marijuana possession and resisting arrest following an encounter with the officers on April 25.

05/19/2014

Mega Millions winner Cameron Finney with wife, Donna, and daughter, Christina (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Long Island Man Wins $20 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

Cameron Finney, who will get over $7.4 million after taxes, plans to get a BMW for his daughter, a dream house for his wife and a couple of new rides for himself.

05/15/2014

Yellow-crowned Night Heron shot and wounded in Hewlett Bay Park, seen recovering on May 14, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Protected Heron Recovering After Being Shot, Wounded In Nassau County

The bird was shot in the wing with a pellet gun and suffered fractures in two places, officials said. The heron has undergone surgery.

05/14/2014

Photos of debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Veterans Community Suspected To Be Third Suspected Illegal Toxic Dumping Site On Long Island

The discovery follows on the heels of the study of illegal asbestos dumping at a park and a construction site in the Town of Islip.

05/14/2014

Five teenagers were killed in a head-on collision in Farmingdale on May 10, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Sources: Long Island Teens Were Seen Drinking, Drag Racing Before Fatal Crash

A teenage driver was drag racing just before his car crashed head-on with an SUV on Long Island over the weekend, sources told CBS 2.

05/12/2014

A baby squirrel. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Group: $10,000 In Fundraising Prizes Stolen From L.I. Wildlife Rescue Center

Jim Hunter, board president of the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays, said someone broke into the building Wednesday night and stole $10,000 in prizes for two upcoming fundraisers, as well as $50 in cash from a donation jar.

05/09/2014

Stony Brook University

Student Arrested In Stony Brook University Dorm Break-Ins

The rooms all belonged to female students and the break-ins occurred between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. Thursday.

05/09/2014

Joseph Beer is escorted to the courtroom for opening statements in his trial on May 8, 2014. (Credit: Michael Balsamo)

Prosecutor: Queens Teen High, Speeding In Fatal Southern State Parkway Crash

A Queens teenager was high on marijuana and speeding when he slammed into a tree, splitting his new car in two and killing four of his friends, a defense attorney conceded Thursday, but he insisted pot was not the reason for the crash.

05/08/2014

'The Virgin Mother' statue by British artist Damien Hirst sits covered up at the Old Westbury estate owned by Aby Rosen. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bronze Sculpture Of Nude Pregnant Woman Upsets Some L.I. Residents

The statue, “The Virgin Mother,” by British artist Damien Hirst has an exposed fetus, skull and tissue. It stands on a conservation easement of the historic Old Westbury estate of real estate mogul Aby Rosen.

05/07/2014

Kyle Howell, 20, of Westbury, is suing Nassau County PD for what he claims was an unprovoked beating (credit: Handout)

LI Man Suing Nassau County Police Over Beating; DA Looking Into Incident

Kyle Howell, 20, of Westbury, claims two Nassau County cops viciously beat him during a routine traffic stop, breaking his nose and fracturing his face. Police said he tried to swallow a bag of marijuana.

05/06/2014

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