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    TAIWAN has vowed to arm itself with long-range missiles to defend against the “severe threat” from China amid World War Three fears. The pledge comes after the Chinese air force made more than 500 incursions into Taiwan’s air-defence identification zone so far in 2021, according to an official.     1China sent 19 fighter jets,...
    A Long Island ShopRite is getting ready to permanently close next month, according to a new report. The ShopRite of West Babylon will close its doors on Sunday, Oct. 10, GreaterLongIsland.com reported. A spokesperson for ShopRite told the news outlet that the business did not reach the level of sales to make the supermarket profitable....
    Seven people aboard a boat that was taking on water were rescued by police on Long Island. The rescue took place around 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, in Oyster Bay. According to police, the Nassau County Marine Bureau received a call for a vessel taking on water while being towed.  It was determined the boat...
    A Long Island school district was forced to delay its morning opening due to an anonymous threat made online, officials announced. The threat was reported on Monday, Sept. 27 at the Lakeside School in the Merrick School District. School officials made the announcement early on Monday morning as the Nassau County Police Department “actively tried...
    A man was critically injured after being hit by a car on Long Island. The crash took place around 9:40 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26 on Route 112, in Medford. According to police, a 22-year-old Medford man was driving a 2005 Honda Civic southbound on Route 112, south of Granny Road, when he struck the 54-year-old who...
    By ARIJETA LAJKA HOLBROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Lines of mourners paid their respects Sunday for Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old whose death on a cross-country trip has sparked a manhunt for her boyfriend. Among those who congregated in Holbrook, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of New York City, were family members, friends and co-workers and...
    GABBY Petito's father asked funeral-goers to be "inspired" by his daughter and said he couldn't be "more proud" as a service was held in Long Island. A funeral was held Sunday in Holbrook, New York, after 22-year-old Petito's remains were found in Wyoming a week earlier. 7Mourners came out for Gabby Petito's funeral on...
    HOLBROOK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A memorial service is being held Sunday for Long Island-native Gabby Petito. The memorial at Moloney’s Funeral Home in Holbrook is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. READ MORE: New Video Shows Suspects Wanted For East Harlem Slashing Memorial visitation for a Gabby Petito today In Holbrook Long...
    Authorities rescued a dog from a house fire on Long Island. Officers responded to a report of a fire at a home on Prospect Avenue in East Meadow at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, according to the Nassau County Police Department. Police said while searching for any occupants of the building, NCPD officers and...
    LONG ISLAND -- Long Island's two counties are among the tops in New York state for auto fatalities, and officials and safety advocates say increased enforcement can't be the only solution.Data from the Albany-based Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research show Suffolk County led the state with 113 people killed last year and Nassau...
    LONG ISLAND, N.Y. -- A memorial service will be held Sunday for Gabby Petito on her native Long Island.The services at Moloney's Funeral Home in Holbrook will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m.On Saturday, Petito's father, Joseph Petito, announced the creation of 'The Gabby Petito Foundation.'In a tweet, he said the...
    BLUE POINT, Long Island (WABC) -- A memorial service will be held for Blue Point-native Gabby Petito Sunday afternoon on Long Island.The services at Moloney's Funeral Home in Holbrook will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m.On Saturday, Petito's father, Joseph Petito, announced the creation of 'The Gabby Petito Foundation.'In a tweet,...
    New York State Police detectives on Long Island are investigating a pair of incidents that saw motorcycles stolen from locked storage containers. Shortly before 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, New York State Police investigators in Suffolk County responded to Heckscher State Park in East Islip, where there was a report of stolen motorcycles. During...
    A man driving drunk who ran a red light was charged after a chain-reaction crash at a Long Island intersection left one person seriously injured, police said. It happened around 12:45 a.m.  Sunday, Sept. 26 in Medford. Victor Gonzalez Lopez, age 39, of Middle Island, was driving a 2003 MINI Cooper southbound on North Ocean Avenue when the...
    BLUE POINT, Long Island (WABC) -- Gabby Petito's father, Joseph Petito announced the creation of 'The Gabby Petito Foundation.'In a tweet, he said the foundation will give resources and guidance to families of missing children. The Gabby Petito Foundation. No one should have to find their child on their own. We are creating this foundation...
    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A massage therapist on Long Island is accused of touching clients inappropriately and practicing without a license. According to the Nassau County district attorney’s office, 60-year-old Sut-Ho Leung, of New Hyde Park, is facing multiple charges, including sexual abuse. READ MORE: NYPD: MTA Employee Robbed At Gunpoint At Upper West...
    By Matt DeLucia, CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer The first weekend of fall is looking beautiful! Just a slight hiccup for eastern Long Island… READ MORE: NYPD: MTA Employee Robbed At Gunpoint At Upper West Side Subway Station For most, it’s a nice mix of sun and clouds this afternoon. Spots out east will be closer to...
    By Giorgio Panetta, CBS2 Chief Meteorologist/Weather Producer Hi there! READ MORE: NYPD: MTA Employee Robbed At Gunpoint At Upper West Side Subway Station We can expect a gorgeous weekend, with only one little bump on the road. As newly formed Subtropical Storm Teresa spins in the Atlantic, it forces some clouds and yes, even some...
    BLUE POINT, Long Island (WABC) -- Armed with lighters and freighted with sorrow, on Friday, residents of Blue Point resolved to find light in the dark tragedy. They lit candles for Gabby Petito in a memorial that stretched as far as the eye could see - to show her family they aren't alone.EMBED More News...
    Share this: On Thursday, in Eastern District Federal Court in Central Islip, Eduardo Portillo, also known as “Firuli” and “Tito,” a member of MS-13, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges relating to his participation in the murder of 15-year-old Javier Castillo, and to conspiring to distribute cocaine and marijuana.   The guilty plea was entered before United...
    A suspect is at large after a man was shot and killed in broad daylight on a residential Long Island street. It happened on Friday, Sept. 24 at 5:15 p.m. in Elmont. Officers responded to a call for multiple shots fired in the rear of 100 Raff Ave. and upon arrival, discovered the man who...
    Police investigators on Long Island are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a wanted man who allegedly stole more than two dozen cans of Red Bull from an area CVS. An alert was issued by Nassau County Crime Stoppers for an unknown suspect who walked into CVS on Burnside Avenue in Inwood, entered...
    DEER PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The search is on for two missing teenage cousins from Long Island. Suffolk County police say 16-year-old Freddy Turcios-Funes and 13-year-old Alexandra Baca-Funes were reported missing Tuesday. Alexandra Baca-Funes, 13, of Bay Shore, and Freddy Turcios-Funes, 16, of Deer Park (Credit: Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office) Freddy is from Deer Park,...
    KINGS PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Fatal drug overdoses have surged during the pandemic, up 34% in Nassau County. Pushers and suppliers currently charged only with criminal sale of a controlled substance may soon face tougher penalties. CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan has more on the “Death by Dealer” bill. Linda Ventura lost her Kings Park lacrosse star...
    A man who jumped from a Long Island parkway bridge onto the Long Island Expressway survived the fall. The incident took place around 9:40 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, when State Police responded to a report of a man on the Sagtikos Parkway bridge over the expressway in the town of Islip. According to Trooper Daniel...
    Three Long Island store clerks were charged after police said they sold alcoholic beverages to an undercover State Police operative under the age of 21. New York State Police said the Underage Drinker Enforcement Operation was conducted in the Town of Brookhaven on Monday, Sept. 20.  Police said the following people were arrested and charged with...
    TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island school bus driver is accused of driving while intoxicated with a child on board. Police said 29-year-old Mercedes Parada was found slumped over the steering wheel of a bus shortly before 5 p.m. Monday at South Franklin and Grove streets in Hempstead. Officers said they noticed...
    A Long Island man suffered serious injuries in a crash after he allegedly drove through a red light and struck a car. The Suffolk County Police Department reported that the two-vehicle crash happened in Bay Shore at about 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21. A 24-year-old Brentwood man was driving a 2011 Nissan Altima for...
    A Long Island MS-13 member has pleaded guilty to charges related to his role in the murder of a man and attempted murders of suspected rival gang members in 2016. On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Nelson Argueta-Quintanilla, age 24, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges related to the murder of Oscar Acosta and attempted murders...
    Numerous complaints by members of the community led to the arrest of a woman for allegedly running an unlicensed massage parlor on Long Island, police said. Suffolk County Police officers raided the Oasis Sap on Route 25A in Miller Place at approximately 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, leading to the arrest. That investigation led to...
    A Long Island school bus driver was charged with allegedly driving drunk while children were aboard the bus. At around 4:50 p.m., Nassau County Police received a report of a woman slumped over the steering wheel of a school bus in Hempstead. Officers responded to South Franklin Street and Grove Street to perform a welfare check...
    The positive COVID-19 infection rate on Long Island is down for the third straight day, though multiple new virus-related deaths were reported in both Suffolk and Nassau counties. After spiking above 4.15 percent last week, the average seven-day average positive infection rate for those tested for COVID-19 on Long Island is back on the...
    A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly using stolen credit card numbers at a Long Island strip club over a three-day span. Jajuan Kirkland, of West Babylon, was arrested at about 11:20 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 20, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.  Between Nov. 18 and Nov. 20 in 2020, Kirkland used several...
    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It’s time to leave the car at home and walk it, bike it, or train it. World Mobility Week means we all do our part to encourage sustainable transportation, and this year more people than ever, concerned about global warming, say they want to do their part, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported...
    Seen them? The Missing Persons Clearinghouse has issued an alert for two missing teenage family members who have not been seen for several days and may be traveling together. Alexandria Patricia Baca-Funes, age 13, was reported missing after last being seen on Bay Shore Avenue in Bay Shore at approximately 11 p.m. on Monday,...
    Several schools on Long Island have earned top marks in 2021 by being recognized as National Blue Ribbon schools. US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced 325 schools across the country were recognized for their overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among students. On Long Island, these schools were designated as National...
    Eight people were injured including six children when a box truck rear-ended a school bus on Long Island. According to Southampton Police Lt. Susan Ralph, the bus from the Riverhead Central School District was involved in the crash around 4:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20 in Suffolk County on Route 24. The driver of the box truck,...
    A Long Island man was allegedly drunk when he crashed into a school bus before becoming combative with responding officers, police said. Officers from the Nassau County Police Department received a report of a crash involving a Honda CRV and school bus in the area of 9th Avenue in South Farmingdale at approximately 6:40 p.m....
    A suspect is at large after allegedly exposing himself to a child near a Long Island elementary school. The incident happened Monday, Sept. 20 at about 2:50 p.m. in Merrick. A 13-year-old boy was walking northbound on Merrick Avenue in the vicinity of Camp Avenue Elementary School when he observed a white SUV parked on the...
    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A truck driver was seriously hurt when his vehicle collided with a school bus Monday on Long Island. It happened around 4:15 p.m. in Riverhead. READ MORE: Caught On Video: Sparks Fly When Subway Runs Over Citi Bike On Tracks Police said the driver of the box truck was airlifted to...
    NORTH BELLMORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – History was made at a varsity high school football game on Long Island over the weekend. CBS2’s Alice Gainer introduces us to the player with a first there. READ MORE: TikTok Under Fire For Devious Licks Viral Challenge That Inspires Students To Steal And Vandalize At Schools Number 11 on the...
    The identity has been released of a man who was killed after being struck by a car on a Long Island roadway. The incident happened around 10 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, in East Meadow. A 34-year-old man was driving a 2000 Honda westbound on Hempstead Turnpike in the vicinity of Merrick Avenue and struck the...
    A 19-year-old man was charged with hate crimes after police said he targeted Hispanic men, brought them to remote locations on Long Island, and attacked them. Christopher Cella, of Selden, was arrested without incident at about 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. SCPD said at about 8:15 a.m....
    A new Long Island restaurant has been quickly getting praise for its coal-fired pizzas and pasta dishes. 1653 Pizza Company opened its doors in Huntington in June. The restaurant is located at 80 Gerard St. The restaurant offers a wide selection of pizzas, including margarita, mortadella, and spinach. "Of course, we ordered the mortadella and pistachio...
    A Long Island man is in critical condition after being rescued from a house fire. The blaze broke out in Suffolk County at 2:50 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, on the 300 block of Deauville Boulevard, in Copiague. According to police, officials were notified of the fire by a 911 caller.  Members of the Copiague Fire...
    An investigation is underway after a man was killed in an overnight crash on a Long Island roadway. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20 in Freeport. An 18-year-old man was operating a 2015 Subaru eastbound on Mill Road when the vehicle struck the 40-year-old man in the vicinity of Hanse Avenue, Nassau County Police...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The FBI said Sunday evening a body believed to be that of missing Long Island native Gabby Petito has been found in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Charles Jones, the supervisor senior resident agent of the FBI’s Denver field office, said human remains were discovered consistent with the description of...
    BLUE POINT, Long Island (WABC) -- Dorothy Johnson lives across the street from the Petito family on Long Island. On Sunday night she remembered 22-year-old Gabby."I thank God they have finalization because not knowing is the worst thing. I know how she feels. I know how they feel, I'm very close with the family," Johnson...