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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

Robert Liguori (credit: New York State Sex Offender Registry)

L.I. Man Gets Up To 3 Years For Hidden Camera At Fashion Show

A convicted sex offender who admitted to recording young women surreptitiously at a Long Island fashion show has been sentenced to as many as three years in prison.

05/08/2013

Pine Tree Day Nursery School in Riverhead, N.Y. (credit: Google Maps)

Riverhead Police Seek Man Who Jumped Nursery School Fence, Grabbed Girl

A teacher at Pine Tree Day Nursery School in Riverhead said a man jumped the fence, tossed a toy car, and grabbed a little girl before being confronted and running away.

05/02/2013

Natalie Malik's bag of Potpourri (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Long Island Woman Claims She Bought Potpourri With Snake Inside

A Long Island woman claims she bought potpourri and inside there was a snake which is now somewhere in her home.

04/02/2013

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

Riverhead Town Board Votes To Lift Anti-Boo Ban

In Tuesday’s 4-1 vote to strike the anti-boo rule from the books, the board voted to retain another part of its code. That part prohibits disruptive behavior and disruptive demonstrations.

03/21/2013

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

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