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Photo of Victoria Gaines, who died in July 4 boating accident, Oct. 11, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Boating Safety Law Signed Following Tragic July 4 Boat Accident

The new law requires operators of boats to take a safety course and have the certificate displayed on board the vessel.

10/11/2012

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone with Suffolk County Police Commissioner Edward Webber in Hauppauge - Sept. 27, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Suffolk Co. Exec. Bellone Defends Top Cop’s Salary

Even as Suffolk County suffers with a multi-million dollar budget deficit, the new top cop is collecting six figures, and he has a defender.

09/27/2012

Mug shot of Michael Albinski (credit: Suffolk County Police)

East Northport Man Arrested On Boating While Intoxicated Charge

Suffolk County officials made a boating while intoxicated arrest Sunday night in the waters off Long Island.

09/03/2012

Long Island Rail Road station - Hicksville, NY - Feb 28, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Court Strikes Down MTA Payroll Tax; Massive Transit Hikes Possible

Astronomical fare hikes and deep service cuts are possibly on the horizon for suburban commuters. It’s all because a major court ruling against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has put the agency in a financial bind.

08/23/2012

Edward Webber - Jul 25, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Executive Makes Pick For Top Cop

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has made his pick for police commissioner. He has selected acting commissioner and veteran cop Edward Webber.

07/25/2012

A Suffolk County Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Fallen Suffolk County Police Officers Remembered In Yaphank

Over the years, 22 members of the Suffolk County Police Department have died in the line of duty. Today, family, friends, and fellow officers gathered to remember them, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

05/18/2012

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk County Exec Revises Layoff List; As Many As 700 Employees Could Be Let Go

Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone is revising his layoff list, and a good chunk of cops are grabbing early retirement in financially strapped Suffolk County.

04/18/2012

Fire crews battle a brush fire in Manorville, N.Y. on April 17, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Firefighters Contain Large Brush Fire In Manorville, Long Island

The blaze broke out around 1:30 p.m. just one mile from and one week after another massive brush fire that burned over 1,000 acres

04/17/2012

The brush fire left Dennis Krupski's business on Wading River Manor Road in shambles. (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

L.I. Wildfire Under Control; Gov. Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency For Suffolk Co.

“The situation is contained for the time being,” Cuomo said, adding he was “cautiously optimistic.” The governor also stated that the response was an example of a case where “government acted better than you could have expected.”

04/10/2012

A brush fire burns in Suffolk County on April 9, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Wind-Fueled Brush Fires Continue To Wreak Havoc On L.I.; NYC, Southern N.J. Also Battling Flames

Several major brush fires continued to burn Monday night in the Tri-State Area. Among the most serious is a fire in Suffolk County, where officials spent the evening coordinating efforts with state authorities and the National Guard.

04/09/2012

Suffolk County Seal

Suffolk Legislators React To Declaration Of Fiscal Emergency

Legislators in Suffolk County are speaking out, after yesterday’s announcement from county executive Steve Bellone that, by the end of 2013, the county will have a $530 million deficit.

03/07/2012

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Declares Fiscal Emergency

We’ve seen bitter budget wrangling in Nassau County, but now Long Island’s county to the east, Suffolk, is getting hit with its own budget crisis.

03/06/2012

Steve Bellone (file / credit: Bellone 2011)

Bellone Seeks To Hire Suffolk Workers From Outside The County

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is seeking emergency approval to amend a 33-year-old residency requirement on top county jobs.

02/07/2012

Officials announced a crackdown on gang activity in Long Island (Credit:MonaRivera)

Authorities Announce Aggressive New Anti-Gang Campaign In Long Island

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced his plan to combat gang violence today. The first step is dismantling a gang task force located at police headquarters.

01/24/2012

Samantha Garvey and her mussels at Brentwood High School - Brentwood, NY - Jan 12, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Homeless L.I. Intel Semifinalist Invited To State Of The Union

Samantha Garvey was invited by Long Island Rep. Steve Israel to the Jan. 24 speech.

01/17/2012

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