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Long Island Cop Saves Pets From Burning Home

LAKE GROVE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Long Island police officer ran into a burning house to rescue a cat and then went back in again to save two dogs. Suffolk County police say Officer Eli […]

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A group of children and mothers return to Guatemala on July 22, 2014, after being deported from the United States amidst the humanitarian crisis caused by Central American immigrant children. (Credit: Getty Images)

Long Island A Popular Landing Spot For Undocumented Children

The latest government figures show that more than 2,200 of the undocumented, unaccompanied minors are now on Long Island.

08/28/2014

A woman stands at her doorway watching the water level rise on Moffit Boulevard in Islip, N.Y., following heavy rains and flash flooding Aug. 13, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

FEMA Inspectors Arrive In Suffolk To Assess Damage From Historic Rainfall, Flooding

Ultimately the inspectors will decide if town’s hit hard by flood water should be declared disaster areas, making them eligible for federal aid.

08/20/2014

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Suffolk IT Commissioner Donald Rodgers Resigns Prior To Guilty Plea

Prosecutors said Rodgers failed to report ownership of a consulting firm and income from the firm on his county financial disclosure form.

08/19/2014

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3 Long Island Beaches Closed Due To High Bacteria

Suffolk County health officials say Saturday they’re closing Benjamin Beach in Bay Shore, Sayville Marine Park Beach and Bayport Beach until further notice.

08/16/2014

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Bay Shore Residents Raise A Stink About Sewage Smell

The storm is over, but there’s a new problem in the air for Long Island residents

08/15/2014

Cars are abandoned on a flooded Brooke Avenue following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Long Island Drying Out After ‘Historic’ Storm Dumps Record Rainfall

Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.

08/14/2014

Litchfield Avenue in Babylon flooded after a nasty story dumped 13 inches on parts of Long Island on August 13, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Advisory Against Swimming Issued For 66 Suffolk County Beaches

The Suffolk County health department says the advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday because of the potential for bacteria from runoff following heavy rain and flooding.

08/14/2014

Experts say a toxic rust tide is threatening marine life off of Long Island's East End. (Credit: CBS 2)

Toxic Rust Tide Hits Long Island’s East End At The Height Of Summer Tourist Season

Just when you thought that it was safe to go in the water, a danger is lurking off of Long Island’s east end, and it’s the worst that anyone has seen in years.

08/08/2014

Pending legislation in Suffolk County would force some vendors to offer healthy alternatives along with junk food. (Credit: CBS 2)

Junk Food Lovers In Suffolk County Fight For Their Right To Chow Down On Fatty Foods

Some junk food junkies on Long Island are worried that they will not be able to chow down on their favorite fatty foods.

08/07/2014

Murder suspect Leah Cuevas appears in court July 31, 2014, in Riverhead, N.Y. (Credit: Pool photo by James Carbone/Newsday)

Brooklyn Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Long Island Body Parts Case

Leah Cuevas was arraigned on indictment charges Thursday in Suffolk County District Court. She’s being held without bail.

07/31/2014

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Melville Teen Arrested For Hit-And-Run Involving Four Victims

Police say 18-year-old Netanya Lewis, of Melville, was in her vehicle around 4 a.m. when she hit four men, then fled the scene of the accident.

07/24/2014

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Suffolk Police Chief Offers Tips On Backyard Pool Safety

The recent near-drowning of a toddler has prompted Suffolk officials to remind residents of backyard pool safety precautions that can be taken at all times.

07/23/2014

US soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base near Alkozai village following the shooting of Afghan civilians allegedly committed by a rogue US soldier in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province on March 11, 2012. (credit: Jangir/AFP/Getty Images)

Nassau, Suffolk Counties Make Pledge To Recruit, Hire Veterans

Sixteen companies, along with both Nassau and Suffolk counties, have made a pledge to train, recruit and hire veterans for jobs, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

07/22/2014

FILE -- A Suffolk County police car is seen in Huntington Station, N.Y. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Man Charged In Murders Of 2 Women On Long Island Over 20 Years Ago

A man was arrested and charged Monday in connection with the murders of two women on Long Island – dating back more than 20 years.

07/22/2014

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