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If you're interested in getting a local perspective on the big picture in news, then our National & World News will give you just what you're looking for. This section covers all the big stories that matter to the nation – from the perspective of a local like you.

Mars Rover Design Earns Suffolk Student a Trip to Johnson Space Center

Suffolk County Community College student Ian Kotler is an Earth & Space Sciences major with an Astronomy emphasis. Ian's Mars Rover design earned him a trip to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Arctic Front Approaching Long Island, Potential for Snow on Thursday

Time to bundle up in preparation for Thursday’s Arctic Front!

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for All of LI, Freezing Rain and Light Snow on the Way

The NWS has announced a "long duration winter weather event" with freezing rain and up to an inch of snow.

State of Emergency Declared for Long Island as Locals Brace for the Worst

In a press conference at 2 PM today, Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a State of Emergency for Long Island.

Governor Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for all Downstate Counties Throughout Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island

Tractor Trailer Ban on Select Roadways to Begin at 4PM; State Considering Full Travel Ban on Roads and Bridges and Suspension of Public Transit in Affected Areas at 11PM.

Winter Stargazing: Constellations To Look Out For

If you love stargazing, and finding the different seasonal constellations, then the Wintertime is an opportune time for you!

Ringing in the New Year: Watching the Ball Drop at Home

Skipping on going to the City to watch The Ball drop this New Year’s Eve? Then why not just watch it from home!

Scammers Prey on Consumers around the Holidays: What to Watch Out For

The holidays bring around good spirits in most of us, but that is also reason why so many fall victim to holiday scams. Know what to look out for.

Governor Cuomo Launches New Effort to Boost Solar Implementation in Communities Across New York State

Community Solar NY makes solar installation more affordable and feasible.

2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: A Beloved Family Holiday Tradition

Only 2 more weeks until Thanksgiving and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

PBS To Honor Billy Joel With Star-Studded Performances From Tony Bennett, Kevin Spacey, Leann Rimes And Many More

“Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize” is a PBS music special honoring singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

New Marijuana Policy in NYC Taking Effect November 19th

Starting next Wednesday, November 19th, a new marijuana policy will begin taking place in New York City.

Statements from Governor Cuomo and Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Zucker on the Release of Dr. Craig Spencer

Governor Cuomo & Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Zucker reflect on the release of Dr. Craig Spencer.

CDC Increasing Supply of Ebola-Specific Personal Protective Equipment for U.S. Hospitals

Products are being configured into 50 kits that can be rapidly delivered to hospitals.

New Study Casts Sharpest Light Yet on Genetic Mysteries of Autism

Our picture of how genetic errors contribute to autism has just gotten sharper.

Reflections: Two Years After Hurricane Sandy

With this year marking the 2 year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, let’s take a look back at the storm and the effect it has had on us.

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Governor Chris Christie Announce Additional Screening Protocols for Ebola at JFK and Newark Liberty International Airports

Steps Include Mandatory Quarantine of Those Providing Medical Services to Ebola Patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea.

Governor Cuomo Outlines State Response to Positive Test for Ebola in Patient in New York City

NYS DOH has sent personnel to Bellevue to monitor the use of personal protective equipment to ensure that health care workers are following protocols to protect themselves.

Governor Cuomo Outlines Ebola Preparedness Plan for New York State

Unannounced training drills in health facilities expanded to occur in mass transit centers and on college campuses statewide education session for healthcare workers scheduled for October 21.
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