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Nassau County officials unveil billboard seeking information in connection with murder, gas station robberies. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau County Officials Seek Public’s Help In Solving Murder, Gas Station Robberies

Officials are launching a new campaign to catch a man wanted in connection with a murder and a string of gas station robberies in Nassau County.

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A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) conductor is viewed on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

LIRR To Remove Toxins From Soil At 7 Sites

The Long Island Rail Road will excavate nearly 5,000 tons of contaminated soil at seven substations in Queens and Nassau County.

03/05/2015

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Nassau County Official: Gas Station Shut Down After Selling Contaminated Fuel

Nassau County Consumer Affairs Commissioner Madeline Farley said the tanks at the BP gas station on Carmen Avenue in Westbury had 5 inches of water in them, and at least five vehicles broke down as a result.

03/05/2015

Man wanted in connection with the murder of Oscar Ventura in Mineola. (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police Release Sketch, Video Of Man Wanted In Mineola Murder

Police have released a sketch and surveillance video of a man wanted in connection with a murder in Mineola.

03/04/2015

A car struck by an LIRR train in Patchogue on March 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

One Person Hurt When LIRR Train Strikes Car In Patchogue; Push On For Safety Upgrades

One person in the car was injured and taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.

03/03/2015

Jonathan Parra (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Uniondale Man Recorded Coworkers In Domino’s Bathroom

Jonathan Parra, 19, faces unlawful surveillance charges.

03/03/2015

Children on a playground. (Credit: CBS 2)

NY Assemblyman Looks To Change Sex Offender Laws Following Court Of Appeals Ruling

Nine bills, including a similar one to Kaminsky’s, passed the state Senate this past week.

02/28/2015

Erik Johnson, of Long Island, said his iPhone 5C exploded in his pocket without warning (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Man Suffers 3rd-Degree Burns After iPhone Explodes In Pocket

Erik Johnson said he was in New Jersey for his cousin’s wake when all of a sudden, he felt a severe burning on his leg — his iPhone 5C had exploded in his front pocket.

02/28/2015

A wooden figure wearing a sweatshirt that police said a man had in his vehicle in the HOV lane on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills on Feb. 27, 2015. (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Police: Man Caught Driving In Long Island Expressway HOV Lane With Fake Passenger

A Long Island man was caught Friday morning driving in the HOV lane with a fake passenger in his vehicle, Suffolk County police said.

02/27/2015

Mary Grace O'Brien's East Rockaway home after a fire. (credit: Mary Grace O'Brien)

LI Woman Says Insurance Company Won’t Pay Fire Claim Because She Owns A Pit Bull

A Long Island woman whose house was severely damaged in a fire alleges her insurance company refuses to pay her claim because she owns a pit bull.

02/27/2015

Stony Brook University campus (credit: CBS2)

Former Student Claims In Lawsuit Stony Brook University Mishandled Sexual Assault Case

The 22-year-old woman says she was sexually assaulted in a dorm room in January 2014 and left with numerous bruises, including on her neck.

02/26/2015

Andrew Quattrone is with two counts of attempted use of a child in a sexual performance, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal solicitation. (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

Police: Long Island Man Arrested After Asking Teenage Girls To Appear In Porn Video

The man showed the girls a box of condoms, asked them if they would appear in an adult video with him and then showed them pornographic images on his cellphone, authorities said.

02/24/2015

Some residents on Long Island are against a proposed video gambling parlor at an old Fortunoff store in Westbury. (Photo: CBS2)

LI Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Halt Gaming Facilities In Nassau, Suffolk Counties

After the Westbury community came together and fought the plan to bring a casino to their neighborhood, a lawmaker has proposed a bill that would halt gaming facilities in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

02/24/2015

Two children were killed in an Orange, New Jersey house fire on Feb. 20, 2015 (Credit: CBS2)

2 Children Killed In Fire At Orange, NJ Home

The frigid temperatures made it particularly tough for firefighters to battle the fire as the water from hoses froze almost on impact.

02/21/2015

Winter Storm Brings Cold Winter And Light Snow To New York Area

Bitterly Cold Air Leads To Record Lows, Brutal Wind Chills Across Tri-State Area

Winter is keeping its icy grip on the Tri-State area as Arctic air continues to plunge the region into a deep freeze.

02/20/2015

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