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A Long Island Rail Road train at Jamaica station on July 11, 2014. (credit: Marta Zielinska/CBS New York)

MTA Chief Announces Contingency Plan In Case Of LIRR Strike

With just nine days left before a potential Long Island Rail Road strike, the MTA has made its contingency plan public.

33 mins ago

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Riverhead Police Warn Residents Of Violent Robberies Targeting Hispanic Men

There have been eight robberies this year and about 15 last year, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegemiller.

8 hours ago

A second severed arm was found in as many days on Thursday, July 10 in Hempstead, Long Island. (Credit: CBS 2)

2 Severed Arms Found In Hempstead In As Many Days

Police are trying to determine if an arm found in the yard of a home in Hempstead is connected to the discovery of partially dismembered remains in Bay Shore.

20 hours ago

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Stony Brook Grad Student Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash

Artem G. Ayzen, 25, of Brooklyn was rollerblading on North Country Road around 10:55 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene, police said.

21 hours ago

MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast meets with members of the New York Congressional delegation on July 9, 2014 about a potential Long Island Rail Road strike. (credit: MTA/Twitter)

Congress Will Not Intervene In Contract Dispute To Prevent LIRR Strike

Lawmakers said they have no plans to get involved with the contract dispute and urged the MTA and the unions to return to the bargaining table.

07/09/2014

Nassau Police Officer Matthew Andoos, credited with rescue of three people from Uniondale house fire. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police Officer Saves 3 People From Uniondale House Fire

A Nassau County police officer without protective gear ran into a burning home and saved three residents in Uniondale.

07/09/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

MTA, LIRR Union Contract Talks Stall As Potential Strike Date Nears

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast will travel to Washington on Wednesday to ask Congress what its intentions are if an agreement is not reached by the July 20 deadline.

07/08/2014

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Investigation Underway After Huntington Station Man Is Found Dead On Front Lawn

Homicide detectives on Long Island are investigating the death of a man found dead on his front lawn.

07/05/2014

Melvin Marroquin is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree reckless endangerment. (Credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Father Charged With Leaving Toddler In Hot Car On L.I. Faces Judge

Melvin Marroquin, 30, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.

07/04/2014

Lightning strikes in New Jersey, seen from Morningside Heights on Thursday, July 3. (Credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork)

Severe Storms Blast Tri-State For Second Night In A Row

Watches and warnings are in effect across the Tri-State area as severe weather moves in, a day after strong thunderstorms downed trees and power lines and flooded streets.

07/03/2014

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Garbage Piling Up On Long Island Due To Trucking Shortage

A quick fix, which would have the waste taken off the island by railcars, has to be approved by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

07/03/2014

FILE- A cat stares out from behind a cage at an animal shelter. (credit: Getty Images)

Smithtown Calls For New Animal Shelter With More Space

A new animal shelter has been proposed for the town of Smithtown, Long Island.

07/02/2014

Melissa Brengel of Huntington Station points to empty bracket which held special 9/11 flag. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Woman Says American Flag Honoring Firefighter Brother Killed On 9/11 Stolen From LI Yard

Melissa Brengel said the flag was taken from her home on Michael Lane in Huntington Station sometime Monday night.

07/02/2014

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Brookhaven Town Officials To Sue Over Contaminated LIRR Yard

Town of Brookhaven officials announced Tuesday that they will take legal action against the Long Island Rail Road to clean up a shuttered yard full of toxic chemicals in East Yaphank.

07/01/2014

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Queens Village Man Allegedly Threatened To Blow Up Several Police Precincts

The 30-year-old was upset over summonses that he received so he called 911 and said that he had a bomb strapped around him and was going to blow up precincts in Nassau County and Queens, according to prosecutors.

06/28/2014

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