Sophia Hall

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

Ziggy, dog found in abandoned Lindenhurst home, after getting a haircut. (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

Suffolk County Couple Adopts Dog Found Abandoned In Lindenhurst House

Ziggy, the Shih Tzu-mix that was found abandoned in a house in Lindenhurst last month, has found a forever home.

08/01/2014

Murder suspect Leah Cuevas appears in court July 31, 2014, in Riverhead, N.Y. (Credit: Pool photo by James Carbone/Newsday)

Brooklyn Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Long Island Body Parts Case

Leah Cuevas was arraigned on indictment charges Thursday in Suffolk County District Court. She’s being held without bail.

07/31/2014

John Bittrolff appears in Suffolk County courtroom July 31, 2014 (pool)

John Bittrolff Pleads Not Guilty In 2 L.I. Cold Case Murders

John Bittrolff, 48, of Manorville, was arraigned Thursday in a Riverhead court. The carpenter and married father of two has been indicted on two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths 31-year-old Rita Tangredi and 20-year-old Colleen McNamee.

07/31/2014

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

Police: Man Poses As Water Department Worker, Robs Elderly Couple In Valley Stream

A man posed as a water department worker knocked on the door of a North Cottage Street home and told an elderly couple that he needed to check the water pressure in the basement, police said.

07/30/2014

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