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    A Long Island man is facing charges after authorities said he fled from police in a stolen pickup truck and was involved in a crash that killed a teenager.  According to the Suffolk County Police Department, at about 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, an officer attempted to pull over a Toyota Tacoma with a stolen license plate on Long...
    One person was killed and another seriously injured during a police pursuit on Long Island. The incident began around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Holtsville when Suffolk County Police noticed that a Toyota Tacoma mid-size truck failed to stop at a red light and attempted to stop the vehicle. According to Suffolk County Police, the vehicle fled on North...
    Work is now underway on projects totaling around $100 million to improve safety and traffic flow on the Long Island Expressway. A $19.7 million project will lengthen three acceleration lanes and three deceleration lanes on I-495 in Queens, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday, Oct. 20. New auxiliary lanes will also be added between 48th Street and Little Neck Parkway in Queens....
    An attorney for the parents of Brian Laundrie says his parents are being "tortured" by protesters outside their Florida home. Attorney Steven Bertolino told the Insider On Tuesday, Oct. 19 Chris and Roberta Laundrie are "being tortured in their own home by these protesters outside." Brian Laundrie, a 23-year-old Long Island native, the sole person of interest in the disappearance and killing...
    Three boaters were rescued off Long Island after their boat became stuck on a sandbar. The three boaters were rescued around 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the Fire Island Inlet, off Democrat Point, in Babylon. According to the Suffolk County Police, Andre Thchelischeff, the captain of a 36-foot Bennetaue sailboat, put out a distress alert on a VHF channel...
    Gone, but never forgotten. The animal formerly known as Barney, the elusive bull who spent months on the run across Long Island after escaping from a slaughterhouse is now the face of a new ad campaign for PETA celebrating a meat-free lifestyle. Original story - No Bull: Barney Captured After Months On The Run In Suffolk County The bull -...
    HOLTSVILLE, Suffolk County (WABC) -- A driver was killed when a truck being pursued by police crashed into his vehicle.The victim's Honda Civic collided with a 2004 Toyota Tacoma at North Ocean Avenue at Express Drive South at around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday.Suffolk police officers in a marked police cruiser noticed the Tacoma had stolen license plates and attempted a traffic...
    RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — There is a new way to back up your home electricity, and it’s not with a generator. Battery storage walls are growing in popularity, and now some power companies are tapping into their clean energy, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Tuesday. READ MORE: COVID Vaccine 'Mix-And-Match' Study Finds Moderna Booster After J&J Single-Shot Produced Major Increase In...
    The identity has been released of a man who was killed after being struck by a vehicle on a Long Island roadway. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 in Sayville. The man, now identified as Amjed Hussain, age 63, was crossing the westbound Sunrise Highway entrance ramp, west of Lakeland Avenue, when he was struck by a 2020 Jeep Wrangler, Suffolk County...
    The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that leads to an arrest in a Long Island acid attack. The assault happened in Elmont at about 8:30 p.m. on March 17, the FBI said. The victim was approached by an unknown individual in the driveway of her home on Arlington Avenue. The suspect threw acid at her,...
    A man was killed after being struck by a vehicle on a Long Island roadway. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 in Sayville. The man was crossing the westbound Sunrise Highway entrance ramp, west of Lakeland Avenue, when he was struck by a 2020 Jeep Wrangler, Suffolk County Police said. The 63-year-old victim was transported to South Shore University Hospital...
    The identity has been released of a man who was killed in a crash on a Long Island roadway. The crash happened just before 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 in Old Brookville. A 36-year-old man was operating a 2014 Jeep southbound on Glen Cove Road when the vehicle struck the pedestrian, Nassau County Police said. The victim, a 58-year-old man now identified...
    A former co-worker of Brian Laundrie has revealed that the man wanted as a person of interest in connection with the death of Gabby Petito had the personality of a "chameleon" who would sometimes lose his temper. Michael Livingston, age 31, made the comments to Fox News Digital, during a vigil for the late Petito on her native Long Island...
    Know anything? Police investigators on Long Island are seeking information from the public as they continue investigating the murder of a 28-year-old woman who was fatally shot earlier this year. Original story - ID Released For Suffolk County Woman Shot, Killed During Incident Thiasia Williams was sitting in her car at approximately 12:06 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 in...
    A fundraiser has been created to help support the family of a man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the Long Island Expressway. Terence McAree, age 62, of North Babylon, was a passenger in a 2016 Kia Optima that was struck by a 2008 Honda Accord on Sunday, Oct. 17, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. SCPD said the...
    It’s no secret that Long Island is home to some of the nation’s finest public school districts. But which top the list? Each year, Niche issues its rankings of the top districts across the US, factoring in reviews from parents, students, and data from the US Department of Education. According to Niche, ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness,...
    The identity has been released of a Long Island man who was killed after being struck first by a minivan and then by a BMW sedan. A 21-year-old man was driving a Honda Odyssey southbound on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley, at the intersection of Sunrise Highway, when the vehicle struck the male pedestrian in the roadway at approximately 11:30...
    BLUE POINT, Long Island (WABC) -- In a heartbreaking new interview, Gabby Petito's parents say they thought their daughter was safe with Brian Laundire and that her fiancé would take care of her for the rest of her life.Now, he is still the subject of a nationwide search and is the sole person of interest in her murder.Mom Nichole Schmidt...
    A new restaurant that opened its doors on Long Island is seeing a positive response to its wide selection of dishes.  Beit Zaytoon is located at 468 Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead.  According to the owners, the Lebanese eatery is focused on offering healthy meals using fresh ingredients.  Menu offerings include dips such as hummus and baba ghannouj, which is made...
    A Long Island man who went missing has been found. John Lander, age 67, had last seen been at his Garden City residence on Princeton Street on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 12:50 pm, Nassau County Police said.  On Monday morning, Oct. 18, police announced he has been located.
    A Long Island man has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating him. John Lander, age 67, was last seen at his Garden City residence on Princeton Street on Sunday, Oct. 17, at 12:50 pm, Nassau County Police said.  He is described as a male white, 5-foot-8, and 190 pounds, and was last seen wearing a...
    GREAT NECK, Long Island (WABC) -- There was a celebration of F. Scott Fitzgerald's most celebrated novel in the Long Island neighborhood where he lived for two years as he wrote 'The Great Gatsby.'A portion of Middle Neck Road in Great Neck was ceremonially renamed 'Great Gatsby Way' on Sunday.MORE NEWS | Gabby Petito Foundation holds first fundraiser on Long...
    PATCHOGUE, Long Island (WABC) -- Long Island native Gabby Petito's family is hoping to turn their personal tragedy into a positive for others.That is the mission statement for the Gabby Petito Foundation, which hosted its first fundraiser in Patchogue on Sunday. The fundraiser started at 1 p.m. and there was music, raffles, food, and donations.This comes after a watershed of...
    The first fundraiser for the new Gabby Petito Foundation saw a line out the door when it kicked off Sunday afternoon in her Long Island hometown. An estimated 200 people stopped in to pay their respects in the first hour of a planned six-hour event at 89 North, a rock venue in Patchogue, New York, according to staff members and...
    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A man was killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday on the Long Island Expressway in Brentwood, police said. The crash happened on the westbound side near Exit 53 around 2:20 a.m. READ MORE: NYPD: Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death, E-Bike Stolen Near Sara D. Roosevelt ParkSuffolk County police said the driver of a 2008 Honda Accord...
    Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a man on the Long Island Expressway overnight. The two-vehicle crash happened in Brentwood at about 2:20 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. A 2016 Kia Optima was traveling west in the right lane on the Long Island Expressway near Exit 53, when the rear of...
    An animal welfare organization is asking the public for information after a cat was shot and found suffering from serious injuries on Long Island.  The cat was discovered in the area of Southfields Road and West Lane in Aquebogue on Monday, Oct. 11, according to the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The cat, named Abraham by...
    PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The Gabby Petito Foundation is holding a fundraiser Sunday on Long Island. It starts at 1 p.m. at the Blue Point Fire Department in Patchogue. READ MORE: NYPD: Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death, E-Bike Stolen Near Sara D. Roosevelt ParkThe event will feature live music, including the Christian Cabrera Band. There will also be food, drinks,...
    An investigation is underway after a fatal overnight crash on a Long Island roadway. It happened just before 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 in Old Brookville. A 36-year-old man was operating a 2014 Jeep southbound on Glen Cove Road when the vehicle struck the pedestrian, Nassau County Police said. The victim, a 58-year-old man, suffered severe trauma and was pronounced dead at the...
    OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Westin Elliott completed 31 of 38 passes for 299 yards and five touchdowns to help Merrimack beat Long Island University 43-5 on Saturday. Four of Elliott’s touchdowns were 15 yards or fewer. His 26-yarder to Jamari Venter gave Merrimack a 21-2 lead with 41 seconds left before halftime. Venter also carried it 15 times...
    A Long Island man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and fleeing the scene of a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian overnight. Darwin Contreras, age 30, was driving a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee in North Bay Shore northbound on Fifth Avenue when the vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street, in front of 1724 Fifth...
    AQUEBOGUE, New York (WABC) -- A large reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest after a cat was found shot on Long Island on Monday.The Suffolk County SPCA says a cat was found injured near Southfields Road and West Lane in Aquebogue.The male cat named Abraham, by its rescuers, was taken to an animal hospital where it...
    Though violent crimes spiked across the US during the pandemic, some Long Island towns ranked among the safest in the country according to a newly released report. Northport in Suffolk County was the highest-ranked Long Island community on the top 100 list of safest small towns, boasting a 0.0 crime rate per 1,000 residents, and just one property crime. Lewisboro...
    A man was killed after being struck by a pickup truck at a Long Island intersection overnight. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 in Bay Shore. A 54-year-old Bay Shore man was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Howells Road when the vehicle struck the pedestrian in the roadway at the intersection of Manatuck Boulevard, Suffolk County Police...
    The SPCA is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of a person who abandoned a malnourished rooster on Long Island. The Suffolk County SPCA located an abandoned rooster on Thursday, Oct. 14 that had been left along the side of the roadway at the intersection of Whiskey Road and Creekside Drive in Middle Island. According to...
    WANTAGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A cluster of 10 people in one Long Island neighborhood have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. Medical teams are looking for where the mist or vapor containing the bacteria is coming from. READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 10/16 Saturday Morning Forecast“I’ve had it with bad news,” said Joe Holden. As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported, Holden...
    Seen him? Police investigators on Long Island issued an alert as they attempt to track down an alleged deadbeat dad who owes more than $100,000 in back child support. Stephen R. Soto, age 57, is wanted for a Suffolk County Family Court warrant of arrest for failure to pay child support, the Sheriff’s Office announced. Soto, who has been...
    An investigation is underway after a 24-year-old was fatally stabbed during a fight on a residential Long Island roadway. Suffolk County Police Third Precinct police officers responded to a report of the stabbing in Bay Shore on Walbridge Avenue at approximately 12:05 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15. The victim, Anthony Gilbert, was stabbed during the fight in the street, according to police. Gilbert,...
    Health officials are investigating a reported outbreak of Legionnaires' disease on Long Island that left one dead and hospitalized 10. There have been nearly a dozen confirmed cases within a one-mile radius in Nassau County between Wantagh Avenue and Old Jerusalem Road on the Levittown-Wantagh border, officials announced. At least one person has died from Legionnaires' and two others...
    If you're looking for good old fashion Italian food with some new twists and updates, then a favorite spot on Long Island is a place to try. Opened in 1992, Suffolk County staple Caffe Amici in Selden is known for its homemade pasta nights, as well as for its traditional dishes, yummy pizzas, and specialty Italian cookies and desserts. It's...
    A Long Island resident was seriously injured during a two-vehicle crash. It took place around 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, when a man driving a 2008 Nissan SUV on 5th Avenue in Bay Shore in Suffolk County turned east, striking a 2019 Harley Davidson, ejecting the driver. According to police, the motorcyclist, William Lefferts, age 61, of Bay Shore, was...
    Police on Long Island apprehended a murder suspect who is believed to have killed his wife. On Monday, Oct. 4, the Sag Harbor Police Department in Suffolk County received a report out of New Jersey that a woman, Masany Cruz, age 29, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, who was reported missing there and may be staying at the Sag Harbor...
    An employee at a Long Island store is facing charges after police said he sold alcohol and e-liquid nicotine to minors. Ali Zaman, an employee at J Mart & Smoke Shop in Patchogue, was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. SCPD said officers conducted an investigation at the business, located...
    MONTAUK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — New video shows the Coast Guard making a nighttime air rescue off Long Island. The Coast Guard says a 54-year-old man was suffering from diabetes-related health complications on board a vessel about 80 miles south of Montauk. A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted the man off the ship on Tuesday night. He was flown to a...
    WANTAGH, Long Island (WABC) -- The Nassau County Health Department is looking into a Legionnaires outbreak on Long Island.There are 10 reported cases in a one-mile radius of Wantagh Avenue and Old Jerusalem Road on the Levittown-Wantagh Border.All of the cases were discovered within the past two weeks.The Legionella bacteria are found naturally in the environment and are transmitted by...
    PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A deer is recovering after being rescued on Long Island. The deer got stuck between two fences Wednesday in Port Jefferson Station. Police showed up and found the deer on its back. They had to pull the fence apart to get it out. The deer was wobbly at first, but after getting some attention...
    A Long Island father is being refused the right to see his 3-year-old daughter by a judge's ruling unless he gets the COVID-19 vaccine.   The father, who has yet to be identified, must either get the jab or submit to weekly COVID testing, according to Judge Matthew Cooper.     'Here, in-person parental access by defendant is not in the child's best...
    LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- COVID cases in students are higher on Long Island than anywhere else in New York State, according to data from the New York State Department of Health.According to the state's online COVID Report Card, since September 13, 4,334 students have tested positive on Long Island compared to 4,077 in New York City.The data shows, across the...
    The New York State Public Service Commission is proposing a new area code on Long Island, according to a new report. CBS New York reported that the commission wants public feedback on the petition for a new area code in Nassau County. The petition was due to a projection that there will not be any available 516 numbers by the...