African American Museum Of Nassau County Renamed After Local Black History Icons Julius And Joysetta PearseJoysetta Pearse came from a Broadway show business family. Julius Pearse descended from slaves to become Freeport's first Black police officer.
Long Island Community Raising Money To Buy Wheelchair Accessible Van For Family Of 2 Children With Rare Health ConditionsPaul Navarro Jr. and his sister Adryana have the same, rare brain condition. Combined, the Long Island siblings have been through nearly 100 surgeries.
Parents Outraged After Hempstead Village Crews Dismantle Roadside Memorial To Deceased SonSeveral roadside memorials around Hempstead were taken down after the mayor made a campaign promise to clean up the village.
New Mayor Of Hempstead Calls For More Transparent COVID Vaccine Distribution During Inaugural SpeechThe mayor said many seniors are still waiting to get their shots and noted Hempstead residents are usually the last to find out about pop-up vaccination sites.
Hempstead Community Rallies To Support Siblings Who Lost Both Parents To COVID-19The couple tested positive on the same day and felt sick enough to go to the hospital. The siblings, both local college students, never dreamt it would be the last time they'd see their parents alive.
Major Drug Takedown On Long Island Nets Nearly $3 Million In Cocaine, Fentanyl, Heroin, 38 GunsCocaine, crack, heroin - and some of it was being packed up feet from playing children at day care. 
Deadline Approaching For Small Businesses To Apply For Priority Paycheck Protection LoansSmall businesses have just over a week left to apply for another round of loans from the Paycheck Protection Program to keep their employees paid during the pandemic.
N.Y. Lawmakers Call For Plan For Stiffer Penalties For Housing DiscriminationThis followed an explosive investigation on Long Island that revealed steering and redlining of minorities away from white neighborhoods. 
Long Island Duck Hunter Rescued From Frigid Water After Kayak Overturned; 'A Little Longer And He Would've Succumbed To Hypothermia'A dangerously close call for a Long Island man who was duck hunting and suddenly found himself in freezing cold water for an hour. Luckily, he managed to make a phone call that saved his life.
Authorities Locate Missing 1-Year-Old Kaecyn Smith Of Long Island With Fugitive Mother In North CarolinaInvestigators working with the U.S. Marshals Service and Suffolk County authorities found Kayla Smith with her child inside a trailer in Stoneville, North Carolina on Dec. 11.
Authorities Searching For Missing 1-Year-Old Kaecyn Smith On Long IslandKaecyn Smith was last seen with a relative, 22-year-old Kayla Smith, on Beverly Road in Hempstead around 12 a.m. on Dec. 4.
Long Island Couple's Idea To Donate Unused Burial Plots To Families Who Lost Loved Ones To COVID Leads To Change In LegislationDeborah Salant came forward to donate burial privileges in her unused family plot in Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale that her great-grandfather purchased in 1916.
After Another Deadly Crash, State Agrees To Study Highway Safety On Southern State ParkwayPolice said 19-year-old Herson Gonzalez was driving a Honda Pilot that sideswiped a Toyota Corolla. The Honda then crossed over the guardrail and hit an overpass. 
As Seniors Face Holidays In Isolation, Experts Warn Anxiety, Depression Can Be DeadlyJeffrey Reynolds, executive director of the Family and Children's Association, says check in daily with seniors and ask probing questions, such as "did you eat today," "how are you feeling today" and "were you able to jump into the shower?"
BLM Mural Painted On Hempstead's Main Street, Road Renamed 'Black Lives Matter Way'Officials say it's the first Long Island street to be painted since the movement took off.