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Rallies Take Place In Hempstead, Hartford In Support Of Trayvon Martin

Activists in Hartford are holding a rally today to call for justice in the killing of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer. A rally is also taking place in Hempstead on Long Island in support of the victim.


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Students At Long Island Private Schools Learn Alongside Animals

Students at some of Long Island’s elite private schools are doing their learning alongside gentle animals; it’s part of a philosophy to educate the heart as well as the mind.


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Nassau Teenager Arrested For Weapons Possession, Injury Of Police Officer

Police say an armed Long Island teenager is under arrest after allegedly breaking a police officer’s thumb while resisting arrest.


Students rally for the DREAM Act at Nassau Community College - Uniondale, NY - Feb 16, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Long Island Rally Held In Support Of DREAM Act

The act would allow a path to legal residency for those who were brought into the country illegally as minors, but are in otherwise good legal standing and graduate high school.


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Pharmacies Using New Technology To Deal With Dangerous Criminals

After the horrific and deadly pharmacy massacre in Medford, Long Island store owners are looking for ways to protect their employees and customers.


Northern Parkway School - Uniondale, NY (file / credit: Uniondale Public Schools)

What Happens When A District Doesn’t Use Its Snow Days?

Maybe it is wishful thinking, but we are already into February and the Uniondale school district on Long Island has not used any of its two snow days. Dare we ask what happens if this continues?


Job Fair - Uniondale, NY - Feb 1, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Job Fair Held In Nassau County Days Ahead Of Monthly Numbers

On Friday, we’ll get the January unemployment figures from the Labor Department, but today a job fair was being held in Nassau County.


Northern Parkway School - Uniondale, NY (file / credit: Uniondale Public Schools)

Long Island Man Accused Of Stealing From Relative, School District

52-year-old Ivan Shamberger is accused of stealing a paycheck from his relative, but the crime didn’t end there.


John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders scores at 10:30 of the third period against James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

MacArthur Has Goal, Assist As Leafs Top Isles 5-4

Clarke MacArthur scored a goal and added an assist, and James Reimer stopped 30 shots to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.


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Uniondale Senior Antoinette Glacken Socked With ‘False Alarm’ Fees Following Hurricane Irene

An elderly Long Island Woman who lost power during Hurricane Irene is getting a one-two punch.


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Latest Idea For Nassau Coliseum: Relocation To Belmont Park

The task force assigned to figure out how to plan a future for the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum fell apart last week.


The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is seen from Chopper 880 - Uniondale, NY - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Latest Nassau Coliseum Plan Nixed

There have been disagreements and there has been confusion over the mission of the task force assembled to tackle the future of the arena that is home to the New York Islanders.


LIPA Truck (file / credit: Long Island Power Authority)

Environmentalist Takes On LIPA For Not Using Energy Saving Program

The Long Island Power Authority’s Edge program calls on 36,000 volunteers to raise air conditioner temperature levels and shut off pool pumps during peak energy use times, like during a heat wave.


New York Islanders owner Charles Wang, left, and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano. (credit:  AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Nassau Executive Mangano Appeals For New Proposal After Coliseum Referendum Voted Down

Ed Mangano said he will seek new ideas and bids from New York Islanders owner Charles Wang and any other private developer.


The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Is Seen From Chopper 880 - Uniondale, NY - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Public Vote Monday On $400M Nassau Coliseum Renovation Project

The future of professional sports in Nassau County is likely riding on a public referendum on Monday, and both sides are making a full court press.