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MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast meets with members of the New York Congressional delegation on July 9, 2014 about a potential Long Island Rail Road strike. (credit: MTA/Twitter)

Congress Will Not Intervene In Contract Dispute To Prevent LIRR Strike

Lawmakers said they have no plans to get involved with the contract dispute and urged the MTA and the unions to return to the bargaining table.

07/09/2014

Nassau Police Officer Matthew Andoos, credited with rescue of three people from Uniondale house fire. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Police Officer Saves 3 People From Uniondale House Fire

A Nassau County police officer without protective gear ran into a burning home and saved three residents in Uniondale.

07/09/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

MTA, LIRR Union Contract Talks Stall As Potential Strike Date Nears

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast will travel to Washington on Wednesday to ask Congress what its intentions are if an agreement is not reached by the July 20 deadline.

07/08/2014

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Investigation Underway After Huntington Station Man Is Found Dead On Front Lawn

Homicide detectives on Long Island are investigating the death of a man found dead on his front lawn.

07/05/2014

Melvin Marroquin is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree reckless endangerment. (Credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Father Charged With Leaving Toddler In Hot Car On L.I. Faces Judge

Melvin Marroquin, 30, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.

07/04/2014

Lightning strikes in New Jersey, seen from Morningside Heights on Thursday, July 3. (Credit: Jesse Zanger/CBSNewYork)

Severe Storms Blast Tri-State For Second Night In A Row

Watches and warnings are in effect across the Tri-State area as severe weather moves in, a day after strong thunderstorms downed trees and power lines and flooded streets.

07/03/2014

Garbage BIG DL

Garbage Piling Up On Long Island Due To Trucking Shortage

A quick fix, which would have the waste taken off the island by railcars, has to be approved by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

07/03/2014

FILE- A cat stares out from behind a cage at an animal shelter. (credit: Getty Images)

Smithtown Calls For New Animal Shelter With More Space

A new animal shelter has been proposed for the town of Smithtown, Long Island.

07/02/2014

Melissa Brengel of Huntington Station points to empty bracket which held special 9/11 flag. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Woman Says American Flag Honoring Firefighter Brother Killed On 9/11 Stolen From LI Yard

Melissa Brengel said the flag was taken from her home on Michael Lane in Huntington Station sometime Monday night.

07/02/2014

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Brookhaven Town Officials To Sue Over Contaminated LIRR Yard

Town of Brookhaven officials announced Tuesday that they will take legal action against the Long Island Rail Road to clean up a shuttered yard full of toxic chemicals in East Yaphank.

07/01/2014

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Queens Village Man Allegedly Threatened To Blow Up Several Police Precincts

The 30-year-old was upset over summonses that he received so he called 911 and said that he had a bomb strapped around him and was going to blow up precincts in Nassau County and Queens, according to prosecutors.

06/28/2014

SAT Test (credit: CBS 2)

SAT, ACT Will Be Optional For Applicants To Hofstra University In 2015

The new policy will apply to all undergraduate students entering in the fall of 2015 except international and home-schooled students.

06/27/2014

Suffolk County Police Cruiser

Suffolk County Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man After Traffic Stop In Bay Shore

The incident occurred shortly after midnight when two officers pulled over a vehicle on Howells Road.

06/27/2014

Richard Ortiz (credit: Nassau County Police)

LI Dad Accused Of Hitting Teen With Crowbar After Driving Daughter To Fight

Richard Ortiz, 45, of East Meadow, surrendered to police on Tuesday and was charged with second-degree assault.

06/25/2014

Christine Nunes (credit: Nassau County Police)

Police: Nanny Locked Child In Van, Shoplifted From LI Target Store

Christine Nunes, 37, of Lynbrook left the 3-year-old girl in the backseat of a locked 2006 Dodge Caravan while she went inside a Target store, where she stole several items, police said.

06/25/2014

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