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Student at desk in classroom (file / credit: clipart.com)

Merrick Parents Sign Petition In Protest Of Cutting Spanish Classes

Some parents in the Merrick School District have signed an online petition to keep the Spanish program for 3rd-6th grade students after the school proposed cutting the instruction for younger students.

02/03/2015

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Elmont Legislator Worries Nassau OTB Will Look To His Community To Open Casino

Now that the Nassau County Off-Track Betting has decided not to pursue opening a casino in Westbury, one Elmont, New York, legislator is worried it will look at his community.

02/03/2015

Some residents on Long Island are against a proposed video gambling parlor at an old Fortunoff store in Westbury. (Photo: CBS2)

Nassau OTB Backs Off Plans For Casino In Westbury Following Strong Opposition

The attorney for Nassau OTB said although they believed the site would have received all the necessary approvals, the opposition no longer made the property viable.

01/31/2015

FIRSTTech Challenge Robotics Competition on Jan. 31, 2015 (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

LI High School Students Compete In FIRSTTech Challenge Robotics Competition

The winning robots were able to pick up the most balls and put them into moving targets.

01/31/2015

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.

01/30/2015

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.

01/30/2015

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

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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

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