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River Otter Pup

Long Island Aquarium Launches Naming Contest For River Otter Pups

The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead has launched a naming contest for four baby otters born this past weekend.

03/18/2013

The Riverhead Town Board (file / credit: Town of Riverhead)

New Rule On Long Island: No Booing At Riverhead Town Hall

You can still boo or hiss at a basketball, baseball, or football game, but if you try it at a Riverhead town board meeting, you could be told it’s against the rules.

03/08/2013

Snow In Ossining (credit: CBS 2)

Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Effect As Round 2 Of Storm Continues

After several hours of flurries, the region was seeing heavy snowfall in some areas Thursday night. In Westchester County, plows were hitting the streets. Along the Jersey Shore, streets were inundated with rising waters.

03/07/2013

(credit: AccuWeather)

Winter Weather Advisory In Place As Wind, Rain, Snow Heads Toward Tri-State

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday for parts of Conn., northeastern New Jersey, New York City and western and central Long Island.

03/06/2013

Motorists in Lake Grove try move their car. (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Slammed With Snow As Blizzard Moves Through

The heaviest snowfall is expected Friday night and into Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning, which remains in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.

02/08/2013

Cars in Calverton (Credit: CBS2)

Environmentalists: Cars Wrecked During Sandy Creating Natural Disaster

An environmental group believes sensitive Long Island land is being contaminated by cars damaged during superstorm Sandy.

02/05/2013

Propane Tank (file / credit: clipart.com)

Roslyn Schools Switch To Propane Buses

A Long Island school district has made the move to a cleaner and less costly way to transport its students.

01/22/2013

Daniel Sajewski (credit: Suffolk County Police)

L.I. Man Sentenced In Memorial Day Drunk Driving Crash Through Home

The judge sentenced Daniel Sajewski, 24, to one-and-a-half to three years behind bars on charges including driving while intoxicated, reckless endangerment and making false statements.

01/15/2013

Ellen Burkheimer mug shot (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk County Woman Charged In Head Start Fundraising Scheme

Ellen Burkheimer used the money she collected to buy heroin and pay her rent and other personal expenses, according to police.

01/09/2013

Puppies Dumped

Woman Charged With Abandoning 2 Sick Puppies In Suffolk County

A Suffolk County woman has been charged with dumping two pit bull puppies at an animal hospital, authorities announced Sunday.

12/30/2012

An alligator that was found walking in the parking lot of a Pathmark supermarket in Baldwin, NY on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 (credit: Handout via Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Fourth Alligator Discovered On L.I. Taken To Riverhead Aquarium

There’s a snappy mystery still unfolding on Long Island. Someone has been dumping gators in several neighborhoods. Yes, gators, as in alligators. And the thought of them roaming free has residents a little skittish.

10/05/2012

Curtisha Morning

L.I. Woman Gets 25-To-Life For 1996 Killing Of Riverhead H.S. Homecoming Queen

Sixteen years after a murder that stunned Suffolk County, Thursday was sentencing day for the convicted killer. The victim was a 17-year-old homecoming queen. Prosecutors said she was stabbed dozens of times in a jealous rage.

08/23/2012

Cash, Jewelry Confiscated In Suffolk County Drug And Sex Ring (credit: Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

Heroin And Prostitution Ring Busted In Suffolk County

Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said it’s rare to see drug and sex rings combined into one operation.

08/13/2012

Rain garden in Riverhead parking lot (credit: CBS 2)

Rain Garden Helps Spruce Up Suffolk County Parking Lot

The garden in Riverhead soaks up rain – as much as 3 inches of it – to help stop the flooding that used to happen.

08/01/2012

Jose Escobar in court - Riverhead, NY - Aug 1, 2012 (credit: Newsday / Pool)

DA: 10-Month-Old In L.I. DWI Crash Dies; Dad Faces New Charges

Jose Escobar never looked up once as he sat in Suffolk County Court in Riverhead on Wednesday. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

08/01/2012

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