Melissa Maher (credit: CBS 2)

Controversy Surrounding L.I. DWI Stop That Ended With Fatal Crash

A Long Island mother is dead and her six-year-old daughter was critically injured after the woman tried to evade police following a controversial DWI stop. Police said there was no chase.


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Police: Body Found In Trash At Yaphank Recycling Center

Cops were called to the Eastern Resources Recycling on Old Dock Road just before 7 a.m. Thursday after some employees discovered the body, police said.


Railroad on Long Island (Credit: CBS 2)

New Rail Terminal On Long Island Helping Private Companies Trade In Trucks For Trains

The truck traffic on the Long Island Expressway may soon get lighter, as a new rail terminal is helping private companies trade in trucks for trains. The world’s longest parking lot is getting some relief in the form of freight-train service.


A Suffolk County Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Fallen Suffolk County Police Officers Remembered In Yaphank

Over the years, 22 members of the Suffolk County Police Department have died in the line of duty. Today, family, friends, and fellow officers gathered to remember them, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.


Lakes In Yaphank  (credit: CBS 2)

Yaphank Residents Saddened And Angered By Weed Problem In Area Lakes

People living in Yaphank, say the weed problem in area lakes is only getting worse and after meeting with New York State and Suffolk County officials, they see no progress.


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Accused Associates Of Nicholas Cosmo, Long Island’s ‘Mini-Madoff,’ Arrested

Four associates of a New York businessman convicted in a $400 million Ponzi scheme were arrested early Wednesday on charges that they pocketed nearly $38 million in commissions for their efforts in advancing the fraud, federal prosecutors said.


The interior of the seal of the Shinnecock Indian Nation

Shinnecocks Target New Location For Long Island Casino

It’s a 100-acre, uncleared location off exit 66 of the Long Island Expressway in Yaphank.


Main Street Fire House - Yaphank, NY (file / credit: Yaphank Fire Department)

Fire Department At Odds With Historic Committee Over Cell Tower In Yaphank

Yaphank fire commissioner Bill Peters says he’s pushing for a cell tower to be installed even though the proposal is unpopular with many in the community.


Suffolk County Police released composite sketches of two of the victims found along Ocean Parkway (credit: Handout)

Suffolk County Police Getting Tips In L.I. Serial Killer Case Since Releasing Sketches Of Victims

Police say 22 tips have come in since the sketches were released on Tuesday.


Danielle Gruttadaurio at work - Yaphank, NY - Sep 21, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Giving A Face To The Dead: Long Island Forensic Artist Crucial In Bodies Investigation

“Somebody out there loves them and somebody out there is missing them. So, hopefully it could put a little bit of a closure,” says forensic artist Danielle Gruttadaurio.


Robert Barrett (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Authorities Find 40 Cats In Yaphank Man’s Home

An emergency medical call led authorities to a home with dozens of cats on Long Island.


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Earl Weakens, But Still Causes Issues On Long Island

Tropical Storm Earl may have lost much of its strength on Friday, but it’s still creating dangerous conditions on Long Island.


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Weakened, But Still Powerful Earl Headed Near Tri-State

Much of the East Coast is watching and waiting for an unwelcome guest this holiday weekend: Hurricane Earl.

CBS 2–09/02/2010