‘Extremely Disturbing:’ Long Island Teen Accused of Raping Mom With 4-Year-Old Present

A teenager on Long Island accused of breaking into a Mastic Beach home has been arrested and charged with burglary, as well as raping a young mother while her 4-year-old daughter was in the room, authorities said Tuesday. Authorities are still searching for an accomplice, but Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney on Tuesday announced … Read more

Exclusive: Man spots Black doll hanging by noose at Long Island recycling business

WEST BABYLON, Long Island (WABC) — Eyewitness News spoke exclusively with a Long Island resident who said he saw a Black doll hanging by a noose with chains around its neck and wrists inside the main office of a scrap metal recycling center in West Babylon. Suffolk County Police confirm exclusively to Eyewitness News that … Read more

Drive-by shooting leaves man dead outside Long Island home

RONKONKOMA, Suffolk County (WABC) — A man was killed in a drive-by shooting outside of a home on Long Island on Friday. Neighbors of the home on Wildwood Road in Ronkonkoma said they heard a barrage of rapid gunfire around 8:50 a.m. “What we’ve learned so far is that a 31-year-old resident of 385 Wildwood … Read more

Homeless woman steals car from Long Island church parking lot, runs over owner: Police

LAKE RONKONKOMA, Long Island (WABC) — A 73-year-old woman was injured when police say a homeless woman stole her car from a church parking lot on Long Island and ran her over with it while fleeing. It happened around 6:45 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of St. Mary’s Church on Lake Shore Drive in … Read more

Suffolk County police officers to stop issuing traffic tickets for broken car lights

SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) — Getting a ticket for a broken tail light is a nuisance Suffolk County drivers won’t have to deal with anymore thanks to a new initiative. The Lights On! Initiative gives Suffolk County police officers the ability to provide drivers with vouchers to pay for broken headlights, taillights, and break … Read more

New York receives first money from billions in settlements by opioid makers

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. – There was a milestone Tuesday in the opioid epidemic.  New York state is receiving its first dollars from the billions in legal settlements nationwide with opioid makers.  As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reports, the funds are promised to communities that have been most impacted.  It was Victor Ciappa’s daughter Natalie whose death 14 years ago served … Read more

Suffolk County police release new footage from unsolved Gilgo Beach murders, increase reward

SUFFOLK COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) — Hoping for a break in a years-long mystery, police on Long Island Tuesday released new video and images of one of the victims of the unsolved Gilgo Beach murders. The new footage shows the last known surveillance video of one of the victims, Megan Waterman, at the Holiday Inn … Read more