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  • LI Expressway Reopened After Tanker Explodes

    LI Expressway Reopened  After Tanker Explodes
    Police say all lanes of New York's Long Island Expressway have reopened a day after a fuel truck flipped and exploded on the highway, killing the driver. The eastbound lanes of the highway that connects the suburbs to New York City remained closed...
  • Increase In Truck Traffic May Spell Trouble For LIE's Future

    Increase In Truck Traffic May Spell Trouble For LIE's Future
    As the 'Smokey And The Bandit' theme song goes, "eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin," so goes the crowded Long Island Expressway. According to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council, some 20,000 trucks rock and roll through the jammed...
  • Officials Looking to Reduce Traffic on the LIE

    Officials Looking to Reduce Traffic on the LIE
    For those who battle traffic on the Long Island Expressway you know just how frustrating it can be. However, good news is on the horizon and apparently it's coming fast. Federal stimulus dollars are being used right now, that could reduce traffic on...
  • Early Three-Alarm Building Fire In Queens

    Early Three-Alarm Building Fire In Queens
    An early morning three-alarm fire broke out in Queens Tuesday morning. At 6am, firefighters arrived at a two-story brick commercial building at 50-10 27 Street in Long Island City. Fire officials declared the blaze three-alarms by 6:23am. Billowing...
  • Suffolk Cop Car Struck By Alleged Drunk Driver

    Suffolk Cop Car Struck By Alleged Drunk Driver
    A Suffolk County Highway Patrol Officer is lucky to be alive after being hit by a suspected drunk driver. The man who hit him remains in critical condition and will most likely face criminal charges. The rear of the Suffolk Highway police cruiser was...
  • Car Driving Against Traffic On LIE Slams Into Super Shuttle

    Car Driving Against Traffic On LIE Slams Into Super Shuttle
    A man driving his Mercedes-Benz against traffic on the Long Island Expressway slammed into an airport shuttle van just after 6 a.m. Monday. Dave Richards, 30, of Hempstead, was drunk and speeding when he crashed near the Kissena Boulevard exit while...
  • 'Wrong Way' Crash Victim Loses Leg

    'Wrong Way' Crash Victim Loses Leg
    The airport shuttle driver who was hit on the Long Island Expressway, by a drunk driver heading the wrong way on July 5, had his right leg amputated today at New York Hospital- Queens. PIX 11 News has learned 65 year old John Rey has been battling...
  • 'Wrong Way' Crash Victim Dies

    'Wrong Way' Crash Victim Dies
    The airport shuttle driver who was hit by a "wrong way" drunk driver on the Long Island Expressway on July 5 has died from his injuries, PIX 11 News has learned. John Rey, 65, of Greenlawn died in the Intensive Care unit at New York Hospital-Queens at...
  • Flooding Spurs Emergency Calls On Long Island

    Flooding Spurs Emergency Calls On Long Island
    Police say severe flooding that had stranded some motorists on a number of suburban New York roadways has receded. Nassau County police say that as of 4 a.m. Monday, no motorists were stuck in their vehicles. Police had received at least a dozen...
  • LI Cops: Murder Suspect Committed Suicide During Police Chase

    A man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death before fatally shooting a friend and leading police on a chase which ultimately ended in his death, according to Suffolk County police. The incident unfolded around 2:30 a.m. when someone on Atlantic...