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  • LIRR Derailment Disrupts Monday Commute

    Dustin Collins had to push back his morning meetings. Jermaine Yates said he was going to have to explain to his boss why he was late for work -- for the third time in a week. "My boss doesn't want to hear it," Yates, 33, of Brentwood, said Monday...
  • Patchogue Victim Recalled as 'Peaceful Guy'

    Marcello Lucero usually drove to get around, but he chose to walk to a friend's place in Patchogue late Saturday, his brother said. It was on that walk that Lucero, 37, was fatally stabbed because he is Hispanic, police said. Joselo Lucero, 34,...
  • Straphangers: MTA Plan Would Hike Fares 28 Percent

    The average Long Island Rail Road fare would jump from $5.71 to $7.31 if the Metropolitan Transportation Authority implemented its "doomsday budget" for 2009, a transit group said yesterday. The Straphangers Campaign released the findings of an...
  • Problems Linger for LIRR Commuters

    NEW YORK - Whereas the average eastbound LIRR ridership on Wednesdays between noon and 4 p.m. is 15,000, that figure doubles to 30,000 on Thanksgiving eve, LIRR officials said. Fifteen extra trains also are planned for tomorrow to carry people coming...
  • Macy's Parade Floats on with New Attractions

    There'll be more Buzz than usual at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. That's because a giant inflated Buzz Lightyear will make his debut tomorrow at the 82nd annual march down Broadway. He'll join Snoopy, Shrek and SpongeBob SquarePants among...
  • Sources: LIRR Manager Charged in Pension Scandal

    A Long Island Rail Road official was arrested Monday by detectives from the office of State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on charges of official misconduct in connection with the recent railroad pension scandal, sources said. Sources identified the...
  • LIRR Official Arrested in Disability Scandal

    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Authorities have derailed a 23 year employee of the Long Island Railroad, for helping fellow workers obtain disability benefits just before their retirement, officials say. Fred Kreuder, a railroad budget manager, was charged with...
  • Woman Dies After Hit by Train in Merrick

    A Long Island Rail Road train fatally hit a woman on the tracks by the Merrick station, according to the LIRR. The incident, which happened around 11:03 a.m., is being investigating by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police, said LIRR spokesman...
  • McCarthy Knocks Gillibrand as Choice for Senate

    NEW YORK - Rep. Carolyn McCarthy said yesterday Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand's gun control views make her unacceptable for the U.S. Senate and threatened a primary challenge in 2010 if Gov. David A. Paterson selects the Hudson Democrat to replace Hillary...
  • Video: Rep. Carolyn McCarthy Lashes Out At Gov's Pick

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Governor David Paterson's decision to name Kirsten Gillibrand to Hillary Clinton's senate seat wasn't finalized until late last night.  Sources involved in conversations with the Governor, have told PIX News there was a strong...
  • Fatal Long Island Fire Kills Four

    LAWRENCE, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A fire blazing out of control early Thursday morning at a laundromat in North Lawrence has left four people dead, including two children. Nassau County police say a 46-year-old mother, her two daughters ages 9 and 10 and a 19-...
  • LIRR Ridership Down By A Million People

    A million fewer rides were recorded on the Long Island Rail Road in January and February when compared with the same period last year, the latest figures show. That drop in LIRR ridership for the first two months of the year translated into $2.6...