Suffolk County

Firefighters on the scene of a fire in Cherry Grove on Fire Island on March 27, 2015. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Several Buildings Destroyed By Fast-Moving Blaze On Fire Island

Just weeks before the start of the tourist season, fire destroyed four buildings on Cherry Grove.

03/27/2015

Supporters of a domestic violence policy bill that is expected to be voted on by the Suffolk County Legislature. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Legislature To Vote On Domestic Violence Policy Bill

Under the legislation, Suffolk County police would receive new tools for differentiating offenders at highest risk of escalating domestic violence and provide training for victim advocates.

03/24/2015

A variety of  electronic cigarette flavors are viewed for sale at Vape New York, an electronic cigarette store on June 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Law Requires Suffolk County Retailers Post Warnings About Liquid Nicotine

Retailers will be required by local law to display signs warning consumers of the dangers of liquid nicotine, which is not regulated by the federal government.

03/24/2015

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Suspect In Shooting Of Suffolk County Cop Pleads Not Guilty

Officials say Officer Mark Collins was shot just before midnight Wednesday while confronting a suspect who fled a traffic stop in Huntington Station.

03/12/2015

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Police Investigating 2 Separate Shootings In Suffolk County

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the two shootings to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

02/28/2015

Authorities on the scene of a two-car crash in Hauppauge, NY on Feb. 26, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

3 Injured In Hauppauge Crash, Including Stony Brook Fire Chief

Police said a man driving with a passenger was heading south on Route 111 when their car struck the SUV belonging to the Stony Brook fire chief.

02/26/2015

Pedro Hernandez was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years in prison for a wrong-way crash that left a couple seriously injured. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

L.I. Man Sentenced In Wrong-Way Crash After Pleading Guilty To DWI

A Long Island man has been sentenced to 2 1/2 to five years in prison in connection with a wrong-way crash that seriously injured a married couple last year.

02/25/2015

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

LI Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Halt Gaming Facilities In Nassau, Suffolk Counties

After the Westbury community came together and fought the plan to bring a casino to their neighborhood, a lawmaker has proposed a bill that would halt gaming facilities in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

02/24/2015

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Long Island Is Most Expensive Place To Live In U.S., Website Says

Stamford-Norwalk ranked third, Westchester County was fifth, and New York City eighth.

02/24/2015

Residents and lawmakers have unanswered questions about a pending mini-casino in Nassau County. (Credit: CBS2)

State Lawmaker Proposes Legislation To Block OTB Gaming Parlors On Long Island

A state lawmaker is introducing new legislation to prohibit the Off-Track Betting Corporation from building gambling parlors on Long Island.

02/23/2015

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Suffolk Co. Police Recruit Pool Smaller This Year Than Years Past

One of the largest and highest paid police departments in the nation is looking for more than a few good men and women.

02/19/2015

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

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LI Parents Ask School Districts To Enforce Stricter Safety Regulations For Contact Sports

There are calls being made on Long Island for new rules to protect student athletes from unsafe equipment.

02/11/2015

Sen. Schumer explains for wastewater treatment plant at Brookhaven Airport (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schumer Calls On FAA To Expedite Approval For Part Of Mastic-Shirley Sewer Project

Suffolk officials are waiting on the FAA to move forward with a massive sewer project.

02/09/2015

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Police: L.I. Man Burglarizes Home, Kills Cat After Crashing Car

A Suffolk County man facing a series of charges in connection with a crime spree that started with a car crash and ended in the death of a cat is due in court Thursday, Nassau County police said.

02/05/2015

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