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Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding that both the LIRR and Metro-North test their engineers for sleep apnea. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Schumer Wants LIRR, Not Just Metro-North, To Screen Engineers For Sleep Apnea

Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding that both of New York’s big commuter railroads — not just the one that suffered a fatal derailment — test their engineers for sleep apnea, the disorder blamed for the 2013 accident.

8 hours ago

PSEG utility trucks work outside Mobile gas station in Manhasset (Credit: Handout)

PSEG Long Island Proposes Monthly Delivery Charge Increase

Long Islanders will likely roll their eyes when they hear the news PSEG Long Island wants to increase bills.

11 hours ago

The vacant Fortunoff store in Westbury, Long Island is seen on Jan. 21, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Lawsuit Planned In Effort To Stop Westbury, Long Island Gambling Hall

Three municipal governments and a number of residents said Thursday that they plan to ask a judge to issue a restraining order to try to stop a proposed gambling hall in Westbury, Long Island.

01/29/2015

Police are investigating the death of a gas station attendant at a BP station in Jericho, NY on Jan. 28, 2015. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010WINS)

Police: Gas Station Attendant Found Shot To Death At Jericho BP Station

Just after 9 p.m. Wednesday, police said a customer found the body of 56-year-old Hany Awad on the floor behind the counter at a BP gas station on Jericho Turnpike.

01/29/2015

Snow in Suffolk County, Long Island on Jan. 28, 2015.  (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Digging Out From Storm That Dumped 2 Feet Of Snow

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that about 500 pieces of equipment, plows, dump trucks, front end loaders, are on their way to Suffolk County from New York City and the mid-Hudson Valley.

01/28/2015

Vehicles travel on the Long Island Expressway on Jan. 26, 2015. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

With Storm Approaching, Woman Gives Birth To Baby In Car On Long Island

Over the phone, an ambulance medical technician talked the father through the delivery and gave him instructions for drying and warming the baby, police said.

01/27/2015

Ambulance (credit: clipart.com)

Suffolk County Investigating 2 Deaths During Snowstorm

A 17-year-old boy was killed in a tragic tubing accident in Elwood, while an 83-year-old man was found dead in his backyard in Bay Shore.

01/27/2015

Arlene Lamb-Palermo, a woman accused of driving while intoxicated after crashing vehicle into Hauppauge house. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Long Island Woman In Court On Leandra’s Law Charge After Crashing SUV Into Home

Arlene Lamb-Palermo, 48, of Hauppauge crashed her SUV into a house on Sky View Court around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

01/22/2015

Lawyers John Michael Reck (left) and Jeff Anderson (right) holds photo of Father Gregory Yachyshyn, accused of sexual abuse, with accuser at news conference on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Woman Files Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Abuse At Hands Of Priest When She Was 8

The suit’s defendants include the Diocese of Rockville Centre and Father Yacyshyn.

01/21/2015

Steve Auletta searches for treasure in the sand with his metal detector. He recently found a missing wedding ring in a Massapequa park. (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Man Seeks Rightful Owner Of Wedding Ring Found In Massapequa Park

A Long Island man’s hobby may prove to be golden. He was out with his metal detector and came across a wedding ring.

01/20/2015

FILE -- Photos of debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, Long Island. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Initial Tests Find Contaminants In Groundwater Near Brentwood Park

The report by Enviroscience Consultants Inc. of Ronkonkoma, however, cautioned that no definitive connections could be drawn from the tests.

01/20/2015

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Backs Universal Sex Assault Policy For New York Colleges

The governor outlined a proposal that has already been adopted by state universities in New York.

01/17/2015

Arson fire at Cedarhurst apartment building (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Man Charged With Arson After Apartment Fire In Cedarhurst

Arson suspect Douglas Drummond and a 24-year-old neighbor were treated for smoke inhalation.

01/17/2015

FILE -- A Suffolk County police car is seen in Huntington Station, N.Y. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

3 Charged For String Of Vehicle Break-Ins At Suffolk County Cemeteries, Gyms

Three people are now facing charges after dozens of cars were broken into at cemeteries, gyms, post offices and other spots around Suffolk County.

01/16/2015

Counterfeit iPhones can include toxic chemicals and catch fire, experts say. (credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Seeks To Crack Down On Sale Of Stolen Items To Pawn Shops

Officials in Suffolk County said Wednesday that they are looking to crack down on thieves stealing valuables and selling them to pawn shops.

01/15/2015

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