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1 Dead After Small Plane Crashes In Long Island Sound

The Coast Guard said it received a report from another aircraft in the area of a small, white plane in the water about eight miles off Mattituck Inlet.

07/07/2014

Gene Lyons

Police: 4 Men Beat, Rob Wheelchair-Bound Navy Veteran On Long Island

The victim was attacked from behind around 10:30 p.m. on June 1 near the Long Island Railroad tracks on Maple Avenue after leaving church.

06/10/2014

The asparagus crop is coming in late on Long Island following cooler than normal spring (credit: CBS 2)

Frigid Winter, Unseasonably Cool Spring Stunting Local Crops

On Long Island – where early crops are normally going strong this time of year – there are delays that will soon impact prices.

05/05/2014

A look inside the Suffolk County Jail in Riverhead, N.Y. (Photo: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: CBS 2 Chronicles A Group Of Teens’ ‘Journey To Jail’

For parents, identifying a teen who needs some tough love can be a tough decision. Some are forcing their kids to stand face to face with hardened criminals, hoping they’ll clean up their act.

04/25/2014

Suffolk County DA Tom Spota speaks before a table of heroin glassines seized. Nine people were indicted in the drug ring. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

9 Busted In Premium Heroin Dealing Ring In Riverhead, LI

The heroin glassines allegedly sold by the members of the drug ring were stamped with the word Hollywood, authorities said. The high-grade heroin was sold in Riverhead, Suffolk County DA Tom Spota said.

02/19/2014

Sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with an attack at the Tanger Outlet mall. (credit: Suffolk County  Police)

Police Release Sketch Of Suspect Wanted In Tanger Outlet Mall Attack

Investigators said the suspect attacked a 67-year-old woman inside a women’s public restroom at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Riverhead around noon Tuesday.

10/31/2013

Riverhead Tanger Outlet Mall (credit: CBS 2)

Shoppers On Edge Following Broad Daylight Attack In Suffolk Outlet Mall Bathroom

Investigators said the suspect was hiding inside the women’s public bathroom waiting for his victim at 12 noon on Tuesday at the Tanger Outlet Mall in Riverhead.

10/30/2013

Kittens.

Reward Up To $5,200 In Riverhead Kitten Killings

The reward has risen to $5,200 for an arrest and conviction in connection with the slaying of four kittens whose bodies were found at a brake shop on Long Island.

10/13/2013

(credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

600 Pumpkins Stolen From Long Island Farm

Police this weekend were searching for the suspects who stole hundreds of pumpkins from a farm on Long Island.

10/05/2013

Suffolk County SPCA Badge (credit: Facebook/Suffolk County SPCA)

4 Kittens Found With Throats Slashed On Long Island

Suffolk County officials are investigating a “heinous act of animal cruelty” on Long Island.

10/04/2013

Construction site of Costco in Riverhead (credit: CBS 2)

Removal Of Trees For Costco Project Roils Riverhead Residents

Hundreds of trees were torn down to clear more than 40 acres of land for a new Costco store.

09/03/2013

Long Island tomatoes face a blight for a 5th straight year. (credit: CBS 2)

Tomato Blight Returns To Long Island; Farmers Worry Crop May Be Lost

The confirmation of the blight’s return makes this the fifth year in a row a tomato blight has surfaced on Long Island.

07/29/2013

Jose Escobar, inside courtroom at Riverhead Criminal Court where he was sentenced to 4 to 12 years by Judge John Toomey on July 23, 2013 for the crash that killed his 10-month-old daughter in a DWI crash in Brentwood on July. 19, 2012. An interpreter stands next to him. (credit: James Carbone/Newsday Pool)

L.I. Drunk Driver Sentenced For Crash That Killed His Daughter

Jose Escobar, 30, was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for crashing into a Brentwood 7-Eleven store last year. His 10-month-old daughter’s car seat was thrown from the car in the collision. Helen was on life support for less than a week before succumbing to her injuries.

07/23/2013

Long Island Rail Road train (file / credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Long Island Rail Road To Launch Scoot Trains With East Side Access

The planned “scoot” trains would offer faster, more frequent service from places like Brooklyn to Jamaica, Oyster Bay to Mineola, and Ronkonkoma to Riverhead.

07/23/2013

Farmers on Long Island said that wet June weather has been bad for this year's strawberry crop. (Credit CBS 2)

Wet June Causing Poor Growing Conditions On Long Island Strawberry Farms

June is the peak season for strawberries on Easter Long Island, but farmers said that this month has been more like November.

06/14/2013

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