Suffolk Executive Wants Part Of Plastic Bag Fee To Go To Environmental CausesThe signing of a proposed law in Suffolk County that would charge consumers a nickel per bag at the grocery store is being delayed for environmental reasons.
Sources To CBS2: Scene Of LIE Crash That Killed 6 Suggests Driver Was Going 100 MPHA fifth person has died following a multi-vehicle crash on the Long Island Expressway that also killed a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a father and his young son and the boy's aunt.
Long Island Officials Say 'Be Prepared, Not Scared' For Hurricane SeasonLong Island emergency officials are promoting preparedness a day before the start of hurricane season.
Suffolk County DA Spota Rejects Calls To Resign Amid Corruption ClaimsA veteran Long Island prosecutor is refusing calls by a top elected official to resign.
Bellone Unveils Plan For Clean Water Referendum In Suffolk CountySupporters say paying into it now will save Long Island's most treasured natural resource, but some taxpayers have complained saying, "water and air should be free."
Nassau, Suffolk Executives Announce Task Force To Combat Heroin EpidemicNassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone are rolling out a new joint task force to combat heroin on Long Island.
Officials: High Nitrogen Levels Caused Fish Kills In Long Island's Peconic RiverAdrienne Esposito, with the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, said the higher nitrogen levels are due to over population.
Suffolk County Executive Bellone Takes Oath Of Office For Second TimeWith his wife and three young children by his side at Suffolk County Community College, Bellone was sworn into office by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Suffolk Family Now Formerly Homeless After Receiving Flexible-Rent House"Today, there are more people living in poverty in the suburbs than in the cities," said Alexander Roberts, Community Housing Innovations' executive director. "It's a hidden crisis."
Bellone Facing Political Backlash Over Suffolk County Police Chief's Sudden ResignationBurke was accused, but never charged, with beating a burglary suspect at his home, a violation of his civil rights.
Suffolk County Offering Heroin Treatment To Inmates Upon ReleaseThe pilot program, said Assistant Deputy County Executive Tim Sini, will combine counseling and the medication Vivitrol free of charge, which prevents a person from craving heroin.
Bellone Defends Suffolk Red Light Camera Program, Says Accidents Are DownSuffolk County Republican lawmakers are calling for the camera program to be discontinued, arguing it is a money grab.

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