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Mega is the newest member of the Nassau County district attorney's office. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Mega, 2-Year-Old Labrador Retriever, Joins Nassau County District Attorney’s Office

A new and special staffer has joined the Nassau County district attorney’s office.


Wantagh High School (file / credit: Wantagh Union Free School District)

Wantagh High School Student Wanting To Form Christian Club Claims School Told Her It Was Illegal

A student is fighting a Long Island school district after she said they will not allow her to have a Christian club.


Suffolk County officials hold a turkey frying demonstration on Nov. 18, 2014, in Yaphank, N.Y. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Suffolk Officials: Think Safety Before Frying Turkeys This Thanksgiving

Robert Sutton, president of the Suffolk County Fire Safety Educators Association, said cooks should always follow the directions that come with turkey fryers and to use them in a safe, open area.


Jamie McNicholas holds a picture of her daughter Ceili on Nov. 13, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Mother Says Vaccine Controversy May Keep Daughter Out Of School

The mother of an 8-year-old Sound Beach girl said her daughter is being kicked out of school because of a controversy over a recent change in state regulations on immunizations.


Sen. Charles Schumer holds up a number of LIRR tickets during a news conference on Nov. 11, 2014, in Mineola, N.Y. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Urges Congress To Restore Full Mass Transit Tax Benefit

More than 300,000 people who take the Long Island Rail Road to work on a daily basis are no longer receiving the full benefit that saved commuters thousands of dollars every year.


Suffolk County Police Cruiser

Cops Hunt For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Pedestrian In Central Islip

Lorenzo Fuentes, 64, was walking to work on Motor Parkway around 5 a.m. Sunday, when he was struck and killed, authorities said.


Adam Saalfield in court on Nov. 6, 2014. (credit: POOL/Newsday/James Carbone)

Man Charged In Stabbing Death Of L.I. Teen Pleads Not Guilty

Adam Saalfield, 21, appeared in court in Riverhead Thursday after being indicted for second degree murder.


A directional sign in various languages is placed to point voters to a polling station in New York on November 4, 2014. (credit: AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

Despite Being Under Indictment, Rep. Grimm Wins Reelection

Closely watched U.S. House races in New York include a spirited challenge to embattled Staten Island U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, a Hudson Valley rematch and two first-time candidates battling for an open seat stretching across the state’s northern reaches.


Adam Saalfield, 21, of Huntington Station, who was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Maggie Rosales. (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

21-Year-Old Man Charged In Stabbing Death Of L.I. Teen Held Without Bail

A 21-year-old man faces charges in connection with the stabbing death of a teenager earlier this month on Long Island.


Suffolk County Police are trying to figure out who stole flags from Civil War graves and damaged property at a cemetery in Lake Grove. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Police: Flags Stolen From Civil War Graves At Long Island Cemetery

Suffolk County Police are trying to figure out who stole flags from Civil War graves and damaged property at a cemetery in Lake Grove.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.