Winter weather advisory in effect until Monday morning. A winter storm advisory remains in effect until 7 a.m. Monday for Nassau County, but snowfall total predictions have risen as heavier than expected snow falls across the region.
Moderate to locally heavy snow will likely mix with sleet or change to sleet and freezing rain on Sunday evening, the NWS says. The precipitation should end after midnight on Monday.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Inclusive immigration policy was the topic of a summit at Long Island’s Hofstra University Friday.
Attorney and immigration advocate Patrick Young points to the numbers that he says are evidence of the need for inclusive immigration policy...MORE (CBS NY)
Ryan Bonner Patch.com: A Lindenhurst man recently spent more than a week in the hospital after his iPhone spontaneously exploded in his pocket.
Erik Johnson had reportedly just arrived at his cousin’s wake on Valentine’s Day when his iPhone 5c exploded as he bent down to pick up a set of keys he had dropped.
“I felt the burn instantly and a cloud of smoke instantly,” the 29-year-old told News 12 Long Island. “I couldn’t get the phone out of my pocket, so I had to rip my pants off to get the phone away from me.”
Johnson suffered a third-degree burn the size of a football to to his upper left thigh and spent 10 days in a hospital burn unit. He returned home on Tuesday...MORE (Patch.com)
Joaquin Souberbielle, 27, from Valley Stream NY is a contestant on the new season of "Survivor".
Souberbielle is a member of the White Collar tribe "I’ve always managed to find a way to survive in every situation life has thrown at me,” he said, according to his profile from CBS. “I’m sure I’ll be just fine.”
Inspiration In Life: Derek Jeter for his dedication, finesse and choice in women, of course. Favorite Sport: Football Pet Peeves: People who have no common sense.
Which Survivor Contestant are you like: I’m not like any prior contestants. It’s the first time you’ll ever see anyone like me. I promise you will enjoy this.
Good Luck Joaquin!
Souberbielle's bio at the CBS Survivor page is here.
A community activist group in Nassau County is calling for criminal charges against the officials in the Hempstead School District after an audit revealed a myriad of problems.
As News 12 has reported, the 50-page audit report uncovered systematic problems between July 2011 and March 2013. Among the key problems, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said the audit "revealed a pattern of wasteful spending, poor decision-making, sloppy record keeping and a lack of transparency." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po63BiebC_w
ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a $1.7 billion plan Wednesday to provide property-tax credits by tying taxes to household income.
The program would be phased in over four years and provide credits to more than 1 million middle-class homeowners and more than 1 million renters. Homeowners would be eligible if they earn less than $250,000 a year in adjusted gross income and if their communities stay under the property-tax cap. Also, a homeowner's property taxes would have to exceed 6 percent of income in order to be eligible.
Cuomo said his proposal would be another way to cut down on New York's property taxes, which are among the nation's highest. The plan will be part of his proposed 2015-16 budget and State of the State address Jan. 21...MORE (lohud.com)
Just when it appeared the Islanders were headed for their third straight loss, John Tavares came to the rescue.
The Islanders captain single-handedly saved his team from defeat in Newark by scoring the game-tying goal in regulation and game-winning tally in overtime to carry the Isles to a 3-2 win over the Devils on Friday night.
The Isles have tied a franchise record with 27 wins at the midpoint of the season — set in 1978-79 during an 80-game campaign — and are back in first place in the Metropolitan Division...MORE (NYDailyNews.com)