Sophia Hall

A fire broke out an apartment complex at 100 Terrace Ave. in Hempstead, Long Island, on Feb. 19, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Massive Fire Erupts At Hempstead Apartment Complex

About 200 firefighters battled a fire — and strong winds — at a Hempstead apartment complex Thursday.

02/19/2015

Black is seen with stitches. (credit: Handout)

Bay Shore Family Demands Investigation After Dog Shot By Police Officer

Darell Baldwin said his 9-year-old dog, named Black, was in the fenced-in backyard of their Bay Shore home Sunday playing with a ball in the snow when he heard a pop.

02/19/2015

Hempstead Public Schools (credit: CBS 2)

NY Attorney General Orders Hempstead Schools To Open Their Doors To Immigrant Students

Immigrant students must be enrolled in the Hempstead School District, according to an order by the attorney general.

02/19/2015

GEB HiRise in Uniondale was raided by the New York Attorney General's Office on Feb. 18, 2015 in connection with an investigation into Hurricane Sandy insurance payouts (credit: Holli Haerr/1010 WINS)

LI Engineering Firm Raided Amid Attorney General Probe Into Sandy Insurance Payouts

Authorities are looking into whether employees rewrote reports for flood insurance claims after Sandy in an effort to cheat homeowners out of money to fix damage from the storm.

02/18/2015

Frozen pipes caused by frigid temperatures keep plumbers around the Tri-State area busy (file/credit: CBS 2)

Expert Gives Tips On How To Remedy Frozen Pipes

Frustrating is an understatement when the pipes in your home freeze up.

02/18/2015

A pit bull the Suffolk County SPCA says was found abandoned and beaten in Central Islip, NY. (credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

SPCA: Reward Offered After Pit Bull Found Beaten, Abandoned On L.I.

The dog, a pit bull, was found in the middle of the road Monday night at Route 111 and Sage Street in Central Islip.

02/18/2015

Nassau County police Officer Mohit Arora speaks to reporters outside the Mineola criminal courthouse Feb. 17, 2015. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Burglar Takes Plea Deal In Shooting Of Nassau County Cop

Cong Xu, a Chinese national living in Brooklyn, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the shooting of Officer Mohit Arora following a New Hyde Park home invasion in August 2013.

02/17/2015

Snow in Garfield, New Jersey on Saturday, Feb. 14. (Credit: CBS2)

Officials Urge Caution As Tri-State Area Is Socked With Snow, Bitter Cold This Weekend

The extreme cold will last throughout the weekend with Sunday being the worse for some areas where it will feel like below zero.

02/14/2015

Utility trucks at the National Grid hub center in Melville, Long Island (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Strike Averted For National Grid Workers On Long Island

A union representing 1,100 workers who repair gas mains and help operate power plants across Long Island is still negotiating as a midnight Friday strike deadline draws closer.

02/13/2015

LIE billboard rendering by Allvision (Credit: Allvision/CBS2)

North Hempstead Town Supervisor: Long Island Expressway Billboards Would Be ‘Visual Pollution’

The county is looking to replace some $30 million in projected revenue that was lost from the failed school zone speed camera program.

02/12/2015

Rendering of police academy training center in Nassau County. (credit: Nassau County Police Department Foundation)

Nassau County To Get $40 Million Police Academy Training Center

The facility will be built on the Nassau Community College campus in Garden City. It’ll be the department’s first county-owned training and intelligence facility.

02/11/2015

Snow-melting machine leased by the town of North Hempstead (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

North Hempstead Leases Snow-Melting Machine

The town has leased a snow melter to help clear snow from commuter parking lots and areas where the snow is blocking viability on roadways.

02/10/2015

Utility trucks at the National Grid hub center in Melville, Long Island (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

National Grid Workers On Long Island Threaten To Strike Friday

The union’s contract expires Friday. A strike would affect 1,200 gas and power-plant employees.

02/10/2015

Chief of Department James Burke (right) with Suffolk County Police Commissioner Edward Webber (left) in 2012 (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Lawsuit Claims Suffolk Police Chief Beat Suspect While Chained To Floor

Christopher Loeb’s attorney said her 28-year-old client suffered great physical pain after he was beaten while in custody at Suffolk County Police Department in 2012.

02/07/2015

FILE -- A Home Depot store (credit: Getty Images)

Ex-Home Depot Worker On Long Island Sentenced For Extortion Bomb Plot

It was a major scare at the Huntington Home Depot back in 2012 after a pipe bomb was planted in the store by then-employee Daniel Sheehan, authorities said.

02/07/2015

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