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Nassau County Announces Yellow Dot Program To Help First Responders

A simple yellow dot could save your life, if a new program in Nassau County is successful.

12/21/2011

Adam Frasse and his sons (file / credit: All For Adam)

Fundraiser To Be Held Saturday Night For NYC Detective Adam Frasse

In November of 2009, New York City detective Adam Frasse suffered a heart attack and has been in a vegetative state in a Woodbury nursing home ever since.

10/14/2011

Jason Cruz (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Bronx Man Arrested For Selling Heroin Near Wantagh Schools

Over the past few years, heroin has become a major problem on Long Island, where police tell WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall that many teenagers have become addicted to the drug.

10/06/2011

Site in Wantagh where a 150 foot high water tower will not be built because of community opposition. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Aqua New York Scraps Plan For Water Tower In Wantagh

A 150-foot tall water storage tank and well station which was to fix a low water pressure problem will not be built in Wantagh after all.

08/08/2011

The site of the Billy Dean strip club - Wantagh, NY - May 19, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Wantagh Residents Don’t Want Billy Dean’s Strip Club In Their Town

Billy Dean already has a location in North Bellmore. It’s known as Long Island’s number one strip club. Now, he wants to open a location in Wantagh, near homes with well manicured lawns.

05/19/2011

Nassau County Police stand near a crime scene where they found additional remains during a search on Jones Beach Island on April 11 (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police Find 2 Adult Teeth Off Ocean Parkway During Search For More Bodies

Police returned to a barrier island of Long Island to focus on an area where the most recent human bones were found.

04/22/2011

Long Island Railroad station - Freeport, NY (file / credit: MTA)

Disruptions This Weekend On LIRR’s Busiest Branch

Shuttle buses will be replacing trains between Freeport and Babylon as the LIRR completes work on a $23 million signal and switching upgrade.

04/08/2011

Wantagh, NY - File Photo

Homeowners Protest Planned Cabaret In Wantagh

Dozens of Wantagh homeowners will be taking to the street to protest a planned cabaret in their neighborhood.

03/28/2011

Food collected by Island Harvest - File Photo

Long Island Students Spend Vacation Collecting Food

Hundreds of Long Island high school students are spending their winter break at Island Harvest in Uniondale helping to prepare and distribute food for the needy.

02/23/2011

Cocker Spaniel puppies, generic image (Credit: AP)

Animal Control Officers Make ‘Grisly’ Discovery At L.I. Home

Five dead animals and 17 severely neglected dogs were found in what officials called a “grisly” scene at a home in Rockville Centre.

01/13/2011

Generic Handgun File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Jury Deliberations To Resume In NY Murder Trial

The jury deliberated for more than five hours Monday night without reaching a verdict on the first-degree murder charge against De Von Callicutt, one of three men charged in the October 2008 shooting of 22-year-old Richard Bailey.

12/14/2010

Incident Map (CBS 2)

Police Investigate Latest Purse-Snatching On L.I.

Women on Long Island were on alert after reports of yet another purse snatching.This time it happened as the female victim was getting into her car at Nassau Community College.

12/09/2010

Police on Long Island released this sketch of the suspect in a string of violent purse-snatchings. (credit: CBS 2)

Serial Purse-Snatchers Strike Again On Long Island

Another woman has been targeted and attacked on her driveway on Long Island, and police say it’s the same group of purse-snatching thieves who have struck throughout Nassau County.

12/01/2010

Police on Long Island released this sketch of the suspect in a string of violent purse-snatchings. (credit: CBS 2)

Cops: Serial Purse Snatchers Strike Again On L.I.

Investigators say two suspects who have allegedly been snatching purses from women on Long Island have struck again.

11/22/2010

Police on Long Island released this sketch of the suspect in a string of violent purse-snatchings. (credit: CBS 2)

$5,000 Reward Offered In L.I. Purse-Snatchings Case

The violent purse-snatchers have struck again, attacking two more women on Long Island. At least nine women have been terrorized over the past three weeks.

11/19/2010

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