Suffolk County

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Suffolk County Announces Year’s First West Nile Case

Suffolk County has announced its first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

12/13/2014

Phone Keypad (credit: Clip Art)

Suffolk County Getting Second Area Code

The state Public Service Commission approved the new code on Thursday, saying the existing 631 code is running out of assignable telephone numbers.

12/12/2014

Brett Knight (credit: Handout)

Utah Man Pleads Guilty In Killing Of L.I. Equestrian

A Utah man has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges in the killing of a suburban New York equestrian and wounding of his partner.

12/10/2014

(Credit: Suffolk County police)

Man Arrested In Carjacking Death Of L.I. Man Helping Poor

Police say a New York City man has been arrested for fatally striking another man with his own vehicle as he attempted to stop a carjacking.

12/06/2014

A firefighter and EMT shortage has struck several communities in Suffolk County. (Credit: CBS2)

Long Island Communities Face Major Volunteer Firefighter, EMT Shortage

Volunteer fire and rescue services on Long Island are in need of more than a few good men and women.

11/27/2014

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Long Island Man Convicted In DWI Death Of Teenager, Brittney Walsh

A Long Island man has been convicted in the 2012 drunken driving death of a teenager who had just graduated from high school.

11/26/2014

Cecelia Young, 18, has filed a lawsuit against her school and Suffolk County authorities, saying they failed to recognize that she and her two sisters were living in squalor and being neglected. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Girl Who Lived In Long Island House Of Horrors Goes To Court

It made headlines as a house of horrors – an unthinkably vile home on Long Island where a mother raised three children in shocking conditions.

11/24/2014

Suffolk County has approved legislation allowing for prescriptions for exercise in parks. (Credit: CBS2)

Suffolk County Approves Legislation Calling For Park Exercise Prescriptions

In a first for the Tri-State Area, health care professionals in the suburbs may soon be giving patients unusual prescriptions.

11/20/2014

Microbeads found in facial scrubs/Great Lakes (Credit: The 5 Gyres Institute/5gyres.org)

Suffolk County Legislator Pushes For Study To Find Impact Of Plastic Microbeads On Environment

The small, plastic microbeads found in some facial and body washes have prompted a Suffolk County legislator to push for a study of their effect on the environment.

11/20/2014

Buddy The Dog stuck in cat house (Suffolk County PD)

Golden Retriever ‘Buddy’ Gets Head Stuck In Cat House, Is Rescued By Suffolk County Cops

A Golden Retriever was rescued by Suffolk County Police officers Friday morning after he got his head wedged in a cat house in Medford.

11/14/2014

Police investigate the deaths of two men in Port Jefferson Station on Nov. 3, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Police: Ex-Boyfriend Kills Woman’s New Boyfriend, Self In Port Jefferson Station

Police said a couple was out to dinner with friends at the Long Island Pour House Bar and Grill on Patchogue Road when they were confronted by the woman’s ex boyfriend in the parking lot.

11/03/2014

Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant (Credit CBS 2)

NYS To Fund Major Water, Sewage Projects On Long Island

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will spend nearly half a billion dollars on Long Island for water and sewage projects, including $383 million to help get homes in Suffolk County hooked up to sewers.

10/28/2014

Waters off coast of Long Island (Credit: CBS 2)

New Data Shows Alarming Nitrogen Levels In Long Island’s Waterways

In a startling new study by Stony Brook scientists, more than two-thirds of the Island’s coastal waters this summer showed poor to lethal amounts of oxygen.

10/22/2014

Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter holds property tax refund checks to be mailed to Sandy victims (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Suffolk Treasurer: Property Tax Refunds Sent Out To Sandy Victims

The Suffolk treasurer said nearly 3,000 homeowners will be getting checks. The refunds total about $8 million.

10/22/2014

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Trial Begins For Alleged Drunk Driver Charged In Crash That Killed Long Island Teen

Michael Grasing is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and other charges in the June 24, 2012 death of 18-year-old Brittney Walsh.

10/20/2014

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