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Babylon Town Hall (credit: DanTD/Wikimedia Commons)

Family Poverty On The Rise In Babylon

The poverty rate in the town, which also features multimillion-dollar homes along the waterfront, jumped from 2 percent in 2010 to 8 percent in 2013.

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Waters off coast of Long Island (Credit: CBS 2)

New Data Shows Alarming Nitrogen Levels In Long Island’s Waterways

In a startling new study by Stony Brook scientists, more than two-thirds of the Island’s coastal waters this summer showed poor to lethal amounts of oxygen.

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Miss Harper with her new family. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Abused Pit Bull Puppy, Miss Harper, Gets New Home On Long Island

Miss Harper was found last September with her back leg and both her ears cut off.

10/21/2014

Anthony Myles (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Bail Set At $1 Million For Man Accused Of 16 Burglaries On Long Island

Anthony Myles, who is known as “Tree Top” because he stands 6-feet-6-inches tall and weighs more than 300 pounds, is accused of 16 commercial burglaries in Suffolk County, mainly in the Town of Huntington, over the last five months.

10/16/2014

Michael Elardo (center) in court. (credit: CBS 2)

Retired NYPD Officer Sentenced In Levittown Hit-And-Run That Killed Girl, 13

A retired NYPD officer who pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome in Levittown was sentenced to 1 1/3 to four years in prison on Tuesday.

10/14/2014

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Southampton Elementary School To Close Wednesday After Case Of Enterovirus

Officials emphasized however that the student did not have the D68 strain which killed 4-year-old Eli Waller of Hamilton, N.J.

10/14/2014

Raleigh Maddox (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

‘Career Criminal’ Charged With Break-Ins At Long Island Church, Home

Raleigh Maddox, 44, is accused of prying open the door of the Eglise Baptist Haiti Enne Church on Prospect Avenue in New Cassel in August and stealing $12,000 worth of audio/visual equipment.

10/14/2014

A plow goes to work during a winter storm. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Towns Beefing Up Snow-Removal Budgets

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said last year the town budgeted $2 million for snow removal, but spent more than $2.4 million. This winter, they’re setting aside $2.8 million.

10/14/2014

A dead fin whale was found washed up on shore at Smith Point County Park on Oct. 9, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Expert Says Whale That Washed Ashore On L.I. Had Injuries Likened To Hitting A Vessel

A dead 58-foot whale caused quite a stir on Smith Point Beach on Long Island this week after it washed ashore.

10/11/2014

Village Hall - Sagaponack, NY (file / credit: Americasroof via Wikipedia)

27 Long Island Towns Make Forbes’ Wealthiest Zip Codes List

Of the 27 most expensive zip codes that are on Long Island, Sagaponack — where Billy Joel used to own a house — ranked second on the Forbes list.

10/11/2014

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Police Arrest 3 In Connection With 3 Long Island Bank Robberies

Police said with the help of his ex-wife and an acquaintance, Robert Oliver robbed three banks over the course eight days in Setauket, Smithtown and Nesconset.

10/11/2014

Jonathan Graff (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police Investigating After Teen From Queens Found Dead In Suffolk

Detectives said the body of 17-year-old Jonathan Graff, of Queens, was found by a man walking his dog in Spur Drive Park at around 4:15 p.m.

10/11/2014

The Long Island GLBT Services Network has received four threatening letters. (Credit: CBS 2)

L.I. LGBT Advocacy Group Undeterred By Threatening Letters

Police on Long Island are investigating a series of hateful letters sent to a gay advocacy group, including one that threatened to kill its leader and burn down a housing complex.

10/10/2014

Nassau County police cruiser (File/Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police: 5 Luxury Vehicles Stolen In Nassau County Since Beginning Of October

Five vehicles have been stolen since the beginning of October, said Nassau County Police Inspector Kenneth Lack. The thefts occurred in Woodbury, Baldwin, Greenvale, Munsey Park and Kings Point.

10/10/2014

A skydiver was killed and another was seriously injured on Long Island on Wednesday when their parachute failed to open. (Credit: CBS 2)

Parachute Association: ‘Dust Devil’ Could Have Caused L.I. Skydiving Accident

U.S. Parachute Association Spokeswomen says a miniature tornado or as skydivers call it, a dust devil, could have caused a skydiving accident in Long Island.

08/01/2014

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