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Speed safety sign outside Saw Mill Road Elementary School in North Bellmore, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Electronic Speed Signs Being Installed Near Hempstead Schools

The electronic signs display a driver’s speed as they go by. They’re posted below the signs alerting drivers that the speed limit in a school zone is 15 mph.

10/08/2013

Rich Kissel's Sandy-damaged house in Amityville, N.Y. (credit: CBS 2)

Federal Aid To Cover Suffolk Home Elevations; Nassau Residents Not Eligible

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has earmarked $500 million to lift 4,500 homes five to 10 feet to weather future storms.

09/03/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in Manhattan, signs a law increasing penalties for texting while driving - July 1, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

New York Increases Penalties For Teens Caught Texting While Driving

The legislation approved by the Senate and Assembly applies to drivers with permits and probationary or junior licenses.

07/01/2013

Victoria Scalli of Merrick with Senator Charles Fuschillo who presented the 12 year old with the Liberty Medal (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

12-Year-Old Long Island Girl Honored For Saving Father’s Life

A 12-year-old Long Island girl has received the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for saving her father’s life after he started choking.

05/09/2013

Cars wait in line for fuel at a Gulf gas station on Nov. 1, 2012 in Fort Lee, New Jersey. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

State Budget Provides Grants To Gas Stations In The Event Of A Superstorm

The New York state budget will give grants to gas stations for generators so that if another superstorm like Sandy hits, there will not be interminable lines at gas stations.

03/23/2013

School Bus into Syosset home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Parents Back Push For Interlock Ignition Devices On School Buses

Some parents on Long Island are encouraging lawmakers to pass a new law that would prevent school bus drivers from getting behind the wheel drunk.

CBS New York–10/20/2012

School Bus into Syosset home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

NY Lawmakers Want Ignition Interlock Devices Installed In School Buses

The move comes after two alleged drunken driving incidents over the last two weeks.

10/17/2012

The Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont, N.Y. on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

State DOT Plans More Safety Changes For Hempstead Turnpike

Vision Long Island and other community groups have appealed to the state for help. Police accident reports reveal 500 pedestrians hit by cars or trucks along Hempstead Turnpike from 2005-’11.

09/17/2012

James O'Donnell (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: L.I. Man Charged With DWI After Seriously Injuring 2 In Crash

James O’Donnell, 47, was driving on Holbrook Road when he hit a Lincoln, injuring the 26-year-old driver and her passenger, police said.

05/23/2012

Holland Tunnel (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

NY Lawmaker Argues Against Proposed Port Authority Hike On Bridges And Tunnels

“These increases will raise costs on families, hinder economic development, and raise the costs of doing businesses in a region which is expensive enough,” New York State Senator Charles Fuschillo, Jr. said.

08/07/2011