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Crews still battle brushfires in Northeastupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 18:44:00

Firefighters continue to battle a series of brushfires raging on nearly 2,600 acres in the U.S. Northeast, which officials say were triggered by high winds and dry conditions.

Science scholar's success means a home for her familyupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 22:14:00

A young, aspiring marine biologist -- who did not let living in homeless shelters on Long Island deter her from pursuing a prestigious Intel science program scholarship -- finally has a house to call home.

Homeless teen up for prestigious awardupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 22:14:00

A high-school science whiz who is also homeless is now a semi-finalist for a prestigious $100,000 scholarship.

Occupy Boston activist's Twitter info subpoenaedupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 18:38:00

A decision by Massachusetts prosecutors to subpoena the Twitter records of an Occupy Boston activist, as well as records linked to two Twitter hashtags, has free speech advocates up in arms, calling the move a violation of the First Amendment.

Mother of Shannan Gilbert asks FBI to take over serial killer caseupdated: Tue Dec 20 2011 16:59:00

The mother of Shannan Gilbert said Tuesday that police botched an investigation into her daughter's death and the apparent murders of other victims on Long Island, New York, and she threatened to file a lawsuit against Suffolk County Police if the FBI doesn't take over the case.

New York remains are identified as those of Shannan Gilbertupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 16:36:00

A New York medical examiner's office said Saturday that a body discovered this week along a remote stretch of Long Island beach was that of Shannan Gilbert, the missing New Jersey woman whose disappearance led investigators to 10 sets of human remains and the hunt for a possible serial killer.

Police: Pocketbook of missing woman found on Long Islandupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 18:59:00

The pocketbook of a New Jersey woman whose disappearance in 2010 led authorities to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains across two Long Island, New York, counties has been found, police said Wednesday.

Long Island killings done by one person?updated: Wed Dec 07 2011 18:59:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti takes a look at a new theory about a string of unsolved murders on Long Island, New York.

Police say one serial killer to blame for Long Island killingsupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 05:28:00

After a nearly year-long investigation, police say they now believe 10 sets of human remains uncovered along a desolate stretch of Long Island, New York, beach are linked to a single killer.

Utah professor says he's innocent of child porn chargesupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 17:49:00

A Utah professor allegedly caught looking at child pornography during an airline flight said Monday at a court hearing that he is innocent, the Suffolk County, Massachusetts, district attorney's office said.

Police release sketches, evidence from Long Island bodies investigationupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 19:38:00

With a police official saying, "This is not a television show where everything is solved in an hour," New York authorities Tuesday released details, evidence and two composite sketches related to 10 sets of human remains found along a remote stretch of Long Island beach in recent months.

Man pleads guilty in New York pharmacy killingsupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 17:05:00

A New York man pleaded guilty Thursday in the Father's Day shooting deaths of four people at a Long Island pharmacy, authorities said.

Man pleads not guilty in New York pharmacy killingsupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 18:28:00

A man pleaded not guilty Thursday in the Father's Day shooting deaths of four people in a Long Island, New York, pharmacy robbery for painkillers, according to Robert E. Clifford, a spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney's office.

Police raise reward in Long Island serial killer caseupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 18:05:00

Suffolk County Police have upped the ante in their search for a killer or killers who apparently dumped their victims along a remote stretch of beach in Long Island, New York.

Official: 4 sets of Long Island remains aren't linked to serial killerupdated: Mon May 09 2011 18:31:00

The four sets of human remains most recently discovered on a Long Island beach don't appear to be related to four others discovered nearby that have been linked to a suspected serial killer, the Suffolk County district attorney said Monday.

Multiple Long Island killers?updated: Mon May 09 2011 18:31:00

An official says four new sets of human remains discovered on a Lond Island beach aren't linked to a serial killer.

Police: Search for evidence resumes on N.Y. beachupdated: Mon May 02 2011 08:23:00

Police will continue their search for human remains along Long Island Monday morning following the discovery of additional remains connected to a possible serial killer.

Hunt for a serial killerupdated: Mon May 02 2011 08:23:00

Several bodies are found on Long Island, New York. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.

Bone science identifies crime victimsupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:29:00

CNN's Jason Carroll looks into how bones are used to discover the identity of victims in a criminal inverstigation.

Police: Human teeth found on N.Y. beach during search over deathsupdated: Fri Apr 22 2011 14:29:00

Two teeth that appear to be human were discovered by investigators Friday in a thicketed and remote oceanfront stretch of Long Island, according to police.

Police dive teams scour NY bay in probe over 8 bodiesupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 17:16:00

Police divers returned to a section of a Long Island, New York, bay on Wednesday in their search for clues in the mysterious deaths of at least eight people.

Bone fragment found in probe of N.Y. beach deaths turns out not humanupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 14:04:00

A bone fragment found by divers during an investigation into the discovery of at least eight bodies on Long Island is not from a human, police said Tuesday.

Investigators test DNA looking for Long Island serial killing linksupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 20:37:00

As they worked to determine if new bones found off Long Island, New York, were human -- and possibly those of victims of a suspected serial killer believed to have targeted sex workers -- tests were underway Monday to match up identities with at least four other sets of discovered remains.

Police hack through brush on NY beach in possible serial killer caseupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 15:43:00

Police and FBI agents finished searching 18 "spots of interest" in Long Island, New York on Thursday without uncovering additional evidence in their investigation of a possible serial killer.

Man describes seeing victim aliveupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 15:43:00

CNN's Allan Chernoff talks to a man who says he saw Shannan Gilbert alive when she came pounding on his door for help.

Searching for a serial killerupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 21:24:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux speaks with a forensic psychiatrist who tells us what to look for in search for a serial killer.

'Crazy' killings scare some in beach townsupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 16:32:00

As police on New York's Long Island were sending dive teams to search for clues in a string of suspected serial killings Wednesday, area residents were trying to come to terms with the grisly crimes.

Serial killer probe finds what could be 9th set of human remainsupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 10:01:00

Police are examining what appears to be a human skull found on the outskirts of a bird sanctuary in Long Island, New York, potentially the ninth set of remains discovered in the probe of a suspected serial killer.

Police: Skull, remains found on Long Island are humanupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 05:44:00

Remains found Monday on Long Island, New York, have been identified as being human, police said Tuesday.

9th set of human remains thought to be found in serial killer probeupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 18:13:00

Police found what appears to be a human skull Monday on the outskirts of a bird sanctuary in Long Island, New York, a county police officer said, potentially the ninth set of remains discovered in the probe of a suspected serial killer.

Serial killer on the loose?updated: Mon Apr 11 2011 18:13:00

Eight bodies have been found so far during a search of a Long Island, New York, beach community.

Police: 4 bodies found were prostitutes; serial killer likelyupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 20:29:00

All four women found dead in Long Island, New York, last month were prostitutes who advertised on the website Craigslist, and were probably slain by a serial killer, according to Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer.

Serial killer targeting prostitutes?updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 20:29:00

Police in New York believe the four women found dead in Long Island are the work of a serial killer.

Police identify three bodies found on Long Island beachupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 18:48:00

Police say they have identified three bodies found on Long Island, New York, last month, and the deaths may be the work of a serial killer.

Convicted killer could inherit victim's assetsupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 20:09:00

A man imprisoned for killing his mother-in-law in 2008 could soon inherit his victim's assets, valued at a minimum of $250,000, authorities said.

Gas leak repaired following evacuations in Long Island townupdated: Sun Jan 02 2011 10:33:00

A propane gas tank leak that prompted the evacuations of an estimated 900 homes in Shirley, New York, was contained, officials said Saturday night.

Remains found on Long Island aren't those of missing womanupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 20:58:00

Searching for clues to the disappearance of a missing woman, authorities made a grisly discovery: the bodies of four women in various stages of decomposition, stuffed into bushes along an isolated strip of waterfront property on Long Island.

Dead bodies found on beachupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 05:16:00

Police have found the remains of four people on a secluded Long Island beach.

4 bodies found near New York beachupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 05:16:00

A total of four bodies have been found near a Long Island, New York, beach by authorities searching for a missing person, police said.

Arrest leads to seizure of almost a ton of marijuanaupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 22:58:00

Boston police have seized almost a ton of marijuana in the city's largest such haul in recent memory, according to Suffolk County, Massachusetts, District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.

Long Island man guilty in hate crime caseupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 17:02:00

Jurors on Monday convicted a Long Island man of manslaughter as a hate crime in the death of an immigrant from Ecuador.

Long Island hate-crime slaying case goes to juryupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 12:37:00

Jury deliberations are set to begin Wednesday morning in the case of a Long Island man charged with murder as a hate crime.

Closing arguments begin in Long Island hate crime trialupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 13:27:00

Closing arguments are under way in the trial of a Long Island man charged with murder as a hate crime in the death of a Latin American immigrant.

Trial under way in New York immigrant killingupdated: Fri Mar 19 2010 12:05:00

A murder trial that casts light on racial and ethnic tension on Long Island, New York, entered its second day Friday.

CNNMoney: Census jackpot: $500 billion a year in U.S. aidupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 09:23:00

Federal programs will dole out more than $500 billion a year over the next decade based on data collected through the 2010 Census, according to a study released Tuesday.

New rule for truck, bus drivers: No textingupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 12:29:00

Drivers of commercial trucks and buses are prohibited from texting under federal guidelines that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday.

Distracted drivers caughtupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 12:29:00

Affiliate KRON's Stanley Roberts rides along as an officer catches distracted drivers in the act.

CNNMoney: Crib recall: 2.1 million deemed unsafeupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 19:43:00

The federal agency in charge of product safety announced the recall of 2.1 million cribs Monday, citing defective hardware that can cause toddlers and infants to suffocate.

Feds to investigate claims of police discriminationupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 17:36:00

The Justice Department and federal prosecutors will investigate allegations of discrimination against Latinos by police in Suffolk County, New York, officials said.

Latinos in Suffolk County face racial intolerance, report saysupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 16:12:00

Latino immigrants living in Suffolk County, New York, have been living in an environment of intolerance and attacks against them, a report released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center said.

Illinois to ban texting while drivingupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 17:16:00

Illinois will become the 17th state on Thursday to ban texting while driving, a safety worry that has caught the attention of the federal government.

Texting and driving banupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 14:02:00

A new bill in the Senate would require states to ban texting while driving. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

Accidents prompt summit on distracted drivingupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 14:02:00

The Obama administration is calling together a wide range of officials next month to address how to end accidents caused by distracted motorists.

Texting is 'driving blind'updated: Thu Jul 30 2009 09:44:00

CNN's Tom Foreman shows the dangers of texting while driving.

Senators push nationwide ban on texting while drivingupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 09:44:00

Four senators pushed for a bill Wednesday to ban texting while driving, a day after a study found that drivers who text while on the road are much more likely to have an accident than undistracted drivers.

Study: Texting while driving more dangerous for truckersupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 18:45:00

Truckers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to crash or get into a near-wreck than an undistracted driver, while car drivers face the greatest danger when dialing their cell phones, a transportation study found.

Beware of texting truckersupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 18:45:00

A new study shows texting while driving greatly increases crash risk. CNN's Josh Levs reports.

Trolley operator indicted; texting led to crash, investigators sayupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 19:50:00

The operator of a Boston trolley that rear-ended another in May was indicted Wednesday on a charge of gross negligence, the Suffolk County district attorney said.

People.com: Accused Craigslist Killer Pleads Not Guiltyupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 17:48:00

Philip Markoff is arraigned with his family and his alleged victim's mother in the courtroom

Speed camera boss is caught speedingupdated: Wed May 06 2009 09:55:00

A speed camera boss had a taste of his own medicine on Wednesday when he was banned from the road for driving at more than 100 mph (165 km/h) on a 70mph highway.

People.com: Report: Police Match Gun in Craigslist Killingupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 14:53:00

Philip Markoff's fingerprints also match those on plastic restraints, duct tape at crime scene

Teen charged with murder as hate crime in immigrant's deathupdated: Thu Nov 20 2008 17:33:00

A grand jury has indicted a Long Island teenager on a charge of second-degree murder as a hate crime in the stabbing death of an Ecuadoran immigrant this month, according to the indictment, unsealed Thursday in Suffolk County District Court.

Commentary: No time for hateupdated: Sat Nov 15 2008 10:45:00

How's this for a paradox: Just days after Americans made history by electing the first black president, seven teenage thugs in Patchogue, New York, pulled a shameful page from history by forming what one prosecutor called a "lynch mob."

Detectives: Teens 'were actively seeking victims'updated: Fri Nov 14 2008 11:43:00

A Latino group Tuesday expressed outrage over the slaying of an Ecuadoran man, allegedly at the hands of seven teenagers in what police are calling a hate crime.

People.com: Christie Brinkley Requests Restraining Order Against Ex-Husbandupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 07:53:00

The supermodel slams Peter Cook for talking about their failed marriage

People.com: FBI Reveals Real Identity of 'Clark Rockefeller'updated: Sat Aug 16 2008 16:28:00

The German-born man – real name Christopher Chichester – is also linked to a double-murder, authorities say

Dangerous currentsupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 03:59:00

At least seven people have been swept away by strong ocean currents in the New York City-Long Island area.

People.com: Christie Brinkley Looking Forward to 'Independence Day'updated: Mon Jul 07 2008 18:28:00

As her divorce trial continues, the supermodel hopes for a bright future

People.com: Rapper 50 Cent Files a $20 Million Lawsuit against His Exupdated: Sat Jun 21 2008 13:27:00

His defamation suit seeks to prevent former girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins from claiming he "tried to kill" her

People.com: Judge Sets Trial Date for Christie Brinkley Divorce Caseupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 08:13:00

The supermodel and Peter Cook will meet in court on July 2

Timeline: UK prostitute killingsupdated: Thu Dec 14 2006 12:12:00

Here is a timeline from Suffolk police of their investigation into the killings of five women -- all believed to be prostitutes -- whose bodies were dumped near the eastern England city of Ipswich:

CNNMoney: America's riskiest real estateupdated: Wed Aug 03 2005 15:06:00

Some of the nation's frothiest housing markets are at growing risk of price declines, according to the most recent survey from PMI Mortgage Insurance Corporation.

Lohan's father arrested for unpaid billupdated: Wed Jun 30 2004 14:22:00

The father of teenage actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested Tuesday night and charged with theft of services after allegedly skipping out on a $3,800 bill at a hotel.

Fortune: Inside Operation Boris It looked like a routine traffic accident on a wet Long Island highway. But it led investigators to a gigupdated: Mon Dec 08 2003 00:01:00

There was a shortage of regular guys on the road. At least that's how it seemed to six young Russians driving on the Southern State Parkway. They had left the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn--kn...

FSB: Blood Feud Passed over to run the family business, a black-sheep son became the prime suspect in his parents' brutal murder--theupdated: Wed Oct 01 2003 00:01:00

Shortly before dawn on a rainy morning this past summer, Harvey Jay Brown drove to an empty parking lot near his Tampa apartment, where he knew he'd be alone. Dressed in a T-shirt and sweatpants, h...

Fortune: A team for masochists, the law the bankers love -- not, a redbaiter's reminiscence, and other matters. WORKSHOP OF THE WEEKupdated: Mon Jul 12 1993 00:01:00

Some do it to be heroes. Some do it for the rush. And some, psychologists . . . say, do it simply to relieve the tedium . . . The arrests last week of four volunteer firefighters on charges of sett...

Fortune: Terminal illnessupdated: Mon Jun 20 1988 00:01:00

Legislation aimed at protecting workers who use video display terminals (VDTs) may have finally found a home in Suffolk County, on New York's Long Island. If signed into law by the county executive...

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