CLEARED Accident – Southern State Parkway WB at 41S (Bay Shore Rd), Bay Shore NY, Suffolk County,ALL LANES ARE CLEARED AT 2:52am

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DESCRIPTION: CLEARED Accident – Southern State Parkway WB at 41S (Bay Shore Rd), Bay Shore NY, Suffolk County,ALL LANES ARE CLEARED AT 2:52am INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

Cleared: NY 231 SB at Grand Blvd., Accident invesitgation,, Deer Park, Suffolk County, N.Y. aLL LANES ARE CLEARED AT 2:50am

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DESCRIPTION: CLEARED Accident Investigation on NY 231 SB at Grand Blvd., Deer Park, Suffolk County, N.Y. All lanes are cleared at 2:26AM INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

UPDATE: UPDATE: NY 231 SB at Grand Blvd., Accident invesitgation, One lane open at 12:12AM for Est 2 hours, Deer Park, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: UPDATE: Accident Investigation on NY 231 SB at Grand Blvd., Deer Park, Suffolk County, N.Y. All lanes are cleared at 2:26AM INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

UPDATE: Accident – Southern State Parkway WB at 41S (Bay Shore Rd), Bay Shore NY, Suffolk County, Left lane open at 2:13 A.M. EST 2 Hrs.

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DESCRIPTION: Accident – Southern State Parkway WB at 41S (Bay Shore Rd), Bay Shore NY, Suffolk County, Left lane open at 2:13 A.M. EST 2 Hrs. Robert Moses Causeway SB is now closed as well. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

Accident – Southern State Parkway WB at 41S (Bay Shore Rd), Bay Shore NY, Suffolk County, Left lane open at 12:44 A.M. EST 2 Hrs.

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DESCRIPTION: Accident – Southern State Parkway WB at 41S (Bay Shore Rd), Bay Shore NY, Suffolk County, Left lane open at 12:44 A.M. EST 2 Hrs. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

UPDATE: UPDATE: NY 231 SB at Grand Blvd., accident invesitgation, all lanes closed at 9:27 PM for est 2 hours, Deer Park, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: UPDATE: NY 231 SB at Grand Blvd., accident invesitgation, all lanes closed at 9:27 PM for est 2 hours, Deer Park, Suffolk County, N.Y. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

UPDATE: NY 231 SB at Grand Blvd., accident invesitgation, all lanes closed at 9:27 PM for est 2 hours, Deer Park, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: UPDATE: NY 231 SB at Grand Blvd., accident invesitgation, all lanes closed at 9:27 PM for est 2 hours, Deer Park, Suffolk County, N.Y. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

UPDATE: NY 231 SB at Grand Blvd., accident invesitgation, all lanes closed at 9:27 PM for est 2 hours, Deer Park, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: UPDATE: NY 231 SB at Grand Blvd., accident invesitgation, all lanes closed at 9:27 PM for est 2 hours, Deer Park, Suffolk County, N.Y. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

NY 231 SB at Grand Blvd., accident, all lanes closed at 7:40 PM for est 2 hours, Deer Park, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: NY 231 SB at Grand Blvd., accident, all lanes closed at 7:40 PM for est 2 hours, Deer Park, Suffolk County, N.Y. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More
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West Babylon Crash Leaves 2 Dead

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Two men died after their SUV crashed in West Babylon early Saturday morning. Suffolk County police said Jose Edgardo Diaz, 23, of Brentwood, was driving a Ford Explorer southbound on Little East Neck Road when he lost control of the truck, which struck two utility poles and a building at the corner of Park Avenue at 1:30 a.m. Diaz and his passenger, 53-year-old Brian Zatkowski of West Babylon, were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where they were pronounced dead. First Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8152. ... Read More
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Manorville Man Dies in Motorcyle Crash

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A 43-year-old Manorville man was killed a motorcycle crash in Moriches on Friday night. Suffolk County police said Chris Hurley and a woman who was his passenger were riding on his Harley Davidson westbound on Montauk Highway when he crashed into a guardrail near the corner of Cedar Street at 9:50 p.m. Hurley was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was pronounced dead. The woman was not injured. Seventh Squad detectives impounded the motorcycle and are continuing the investigation. ... Read More
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Montauk Highway crash leaves motorcyclist dead

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MORICHES, Long Island (WABC) -- Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle wreck in Moriches Friday night.Around 10 p.m., Chris Hurley and a woman were traveling west on Montauk Highway, near Cedar Street, when he crashed his Harley-Davidson into a guardrail, Suffolk County Police said. Hurley, 43, of Manorville was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead.The woman, who was a passenger, was uninjured, police said. The investigation is continuing. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Zeldin sets ‘community forum’ Sunday at community college Riverhead campus

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Rep. Lee Zeldin held mobile office hours today in Peconic. Photo: Katie Blasl Rep. Lee Zeldin is inviting constituents to a “community forum” in Riverhead on Sunday afternoon on the eastern campus of Suffolk County Community College. The forum, a Q&A with the congressman, will be moderated by Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy, Zeldin... Read More
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Bay Shore Man Admits to Fatal Shooting

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Police seek public’s help to identify shoplifting suspects

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Town Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate two men accused of shoplifting at local stores last month. Police released surveillance camera images of both suspects. On March 16 at approximately 10:15 p.m., a man stole a 40” television from Walmart, located at 1890 Old Country Road. The suspect was described as a white stocky male who was wearing a black hat, white long sleeve shirt and blue jeans. The man left the store without paying for the television, valued at $448, and fled in an unknown direction. On March 19 at approximately 7 p.m.... Read More
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Police on Long Island arrest man in church vandalism

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COMMACK, Long Island (WABC) -- Police on Long Island have arrested a man who they say vandalized a church earlier this year.Lucas Rousso, 21, of Commack, was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal mischief. On Jan. 26, at Christ the King Church in Commack on Indian Head Road, police said Rousso threw a skateboard through the front door, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.The glass window on the front door of the church shattered. Rousso is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Central Islip. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More

CLEARED: ACCIDENT-495 WB EXITS 49 TO 48/HOV & LEFT LANES CLOSED/SUFFOLK COUNTY-EST 1HR

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DESCRIPTION: CLEARED:ACCIDENT-495 WB EXITS 49 TO 48/HOV & LEFT LANES CLOSED/SUFFOLK COUNTY-EST 1HR INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

ACCIDENT-495 WB EXITS 49 TO 48/HOV & LEFT LANES CLOSED/SUFFOLK COUNTY-EST 1HR

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DESCRIPTION: ACCIDENT-495 WB EXITS 49 TO 48/HOV & LEFT LANES CLOSED/SUFFOLK COUNTY-EST 1HR INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

CLEARED: ACCIDENT-495 EB EXITS 49 TO 50/ LEFT & CENTER LANES CLOSED/SUFFOLK COUNTY-EST 1HR

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DESCRIPTION: CLEARED:ACCIDENT-495 EB EXITS 49 TO 50/ LEFT & CENTER LANES CLOSED/SUFFOLK COUNTY-EST 1HR INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

ACCIDENT-495 EB EXITS 49 TO 50/ LEFT & CENTER LANES CLOSED/SUFFOLK COUNTY-EST 1HR

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DESCRIPTION: ACCIDENT-495 EB EXITS 49 TO 50/ LEFT & CENTER LANES CLOSED/SUFFOLK COUNTY-EST 1HR INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

UPDATE: NY 109 (Babylon-Farmingdale Rd) WB Utility Work at Old Farmingdale Rd in West Babylon, Suffolk Co., the right lane is closed, est. 6 hrs

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DESCRIPTION: UPDATE: NY 109 (Babylon-Farmingdale Rd) WB Utility Work with a pole & wires down at Old Farmingdale Road in West Babylon, Suffolk County, the right lane is closed, est. 6 hrs INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

UPDATE: NY 109 (Babylon-Farmingdale Rd) WB is CLOSED, accident with a pole & wires down at Old Farmingdale Rd in West Babylon, Suffolk Co., est. 6 hrs

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DESCRIPTION: NY 109 (Babylon-Farmingdale Rd) WB is CLOSED, due to an accident with a pole & wires down at Old Farmingdale Road in West Babylon, Suffolk County, est. 6 hrs. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

NY 109 (Babylon-Farmingdale Rd) WB is CLOSED, accident with a pole & wires down at Old Farmingdale Road in West Babylon, Suffolk County, est. 4 hrs.

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DESCRIPTION: NY 109 (Babylon-Farmingdale Rd) WB is CLOSED, due to an accident with a pole & wires down at Old Farmingdale Road in West Babylon, Suffolk County, est. 4 hrs. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More
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Bohemia knifepoint robbery believed to be 16th in Long Island spree

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BOHEMIA, Long Island (WABC) -- Police are investigating yet another knifepoint robbery on Long Island, in what is believed to be the 16th in a spree of similar incidents.Suffolk County police said a man entered the Baskin-Robbins in the Bohemia Shopping Plaza on Sunrise Highway in Bohemia around 9 p.m. Wednesday. The suspect took out a knife and demanded cash. It's not yet known how much money was taken.One night before, a Subway restaurant in Holbrook was robbed of $300. No one was injured.Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini said the investigation into the rash of knifepoint robberies, which started in February, is being hampered by poor quality surveillance imaging and the suspect's uncann... Read More
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Comment on Cantor: High taxes driving LI’ers away could mean even more taxes by Clifford Sondock

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While the Long Island economy has recovered from the Great Recession, the robustness of that recovery is tempered by the fact that the 2016 Long Island population has decreased from 2015, our property taxes are among the highest in the country and the 2015 regional poverty rate is the highest since 1959. All this illustrates the fragility of the socio-economic foundation on which the growth of Long Island’s economy depends. Troubling are the reasons for the slight decrease in Long Island’s 2016 population as reported in recently released U. S. ... Read More
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Comment on Bellone: Tax reform must not come at homeowners’ expense by Hector Gavilla

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By Steve Bellone In the coming weeks, tax reform is likely to be one of the most hotly debated issues across the country. I would normally welcome such a discussion if it meant the opportunity to have a conversation on solutions to lower taxes and simplify a federal tax code for those who need it most. Unfortunately, our new U.S. Treasury Secretary and the administration have taken a radically different approach: Floating a reckless proposal to eliminate the federal mortgage interest deduction. This ill-conceived idea under the guise of tax reform would ironically increase taxes on every Long Island homeowner across the board – especially the middle class. I stand opposed to this measure because ... Read More
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Latest knifepoint robbery believed to be 16th in Long Island spree

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BOHEMIA, Long Island (WABC) -- Police are investigating yet another knifepoint robbery on Long Island, in what is believed to be the 16th in a spree of similar incidents.Suffolk County police say a man entered the Baskin-Robbins in the Bohemia Shopping Plaza on Sunrise Highway in Bohemia around 9 p.m. The suspect took out a knife and demanded cash.It's not yet known how much money was taken.Just one night before, a clerk at a Subway restaurant in Holbrook was robbed of $300. No one was injured.Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini said the investigation into the seemingly unending rash of knifepoint robberies is being hampered by poor quality surveillance imaging and the suspect's uncan... Read More
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Funeral Held For Youngest Of Four Victims Murdered In Suffolk County Parl

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Latest knifepoint robbery believed to be 15th in Long Island spree

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HOLBROOK, Long Island (WABC) -- Police are investigating yet another knifepoint robbery on Long Island, in what is believed to be the 15th in a spree of similar incidents.Detectives said a man entered a Subway restaurant on Portion Road in Holbrook around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, took out a knife and demanded cash. The clerk, alone in the store, handed over $300. No one was injured.Suffolk County Police Commissioner Tim Sini said the investigation into the seemingly unending rash of knifepoint robberies is being hampered by poor quality surveillance imaging and the suspect's uncanny ability to commit most of his robberies in less than one minute.He is now urging the owners of commercial establishments to ... Read More
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New Suffolk County knifepoint robbery under investigation

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HOLBROOK, Long Island (WABC) -- Police are investigating yet another knifepoint robbery on Long Island.Detectives said a man entered the Subway restaurant Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. on Portion Road in Holbrook, took out a knife and demanded cash. No one was injured and the suspect took $300.On April 15, investigators said a man walked into a Subway in North Merrick with a large kitchen knife and demanded money.A worker pressed the panic alarm and the subject fled on foot with no proceeds.Two hours later, a TCBY in Lynbrook was targeted by a man carrying a knife. In that case, the thief did not take any money. Police believe these incidents are connected with a ... Read More
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New Suffolk County knife-point robbery under investigation

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HOLBROOK, Long Island (WABC) -- Police are investigating yet another knifepoint robbery on Long Island.Detectives said a man entered the Subway restaurant on Portion Road in Holbrook, took out a knife and demanded cash. No one was injured.Just days ago, investigators said a man walked into a Subway in North Merrick Saturday night with a large kitchen knife and demanded money.A worker pressed the panic alarm and the subject fled on foot with no proceeds.Two hours later, a TCBY in Lynbrook was targeted by a man carrying a knife.In that case, the thief did make off with money. It is not clear whether these three cases are connected to a ... Read More
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Suffolk County Police promise community action after gang murders

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CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- A community in Central Islip sieged by gang violence is looking for real answers from police.They're tired of feeling scared. They're tired of the drugs and violence destroying their neighborhood and are desperate for help.Tuesday night the Suffolk County Police told them that they have a plan.Families arrived at the Knights of Columbus Hall Tuesday night hoping to get some answers about the murders of four teenagers last week allegedly by gang members, and to learn if any arrests were imminent.Vanessa lives a block from the park where the bodies were found."It's a little scary because my children, we went there the day before to play, so now my chi... Read More
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Another knife-point robbery under investigation in Suffolk County

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HOLBROOK, Long Island (WABC) -- Police are investigating yet another knifepoint robbery on Long Island.Detectives say a man entered the Subway restaurant on Portion Road in Holbrook, took out a knife and demanded cash. No one was injured.Just days ago, investigators say a man walked into a Subway in North Merrick Saturday night with a large kitchen knife and demanded money.A worker pressed the panic alarm and the subject fled on foot with no proceeds.Two hours later, a TCBY in Lynbrook was targeted by a man carrying a knife.In that case, the thief did make off with money. It is not clear whether these three cases are connected to a ... Read More
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Venture Challenge: Innovators dazzle, CountryBox soars

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By GREGORY ZELLER // An e-commerce website pitched by a trio of undergraduate students walked off with top honors, and a hefty $20,000 check, in Tuesday’s final round of the Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge Series. Envisioned by Class of 2017 seniors Henry Crayton, Rory Murphy and Lerthon Theuma, CountryBox – designed to bring “care packages” from the old country to expats living abroad – edged out nine other finalists in the annual student business-plan competition. The Venture Challenge is the brainchild of Hofstra alum Mike Seiman, founder and CEO of New York City-based digital media company CPXi, which reformed this year as ... Read More

CLEARED: I-495 EB at Exit 55, accident, all lanes open at 8:04 PM, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: CLEARED: I-495 EB at Exit 55, accident, all lanes open at 8:04 PM, Suffolk County, N.Y. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

UPDATE: I-495 EB at Exit 55, accident, hov lane closed at 7:49 PM for est 2 hours, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: UPDATE: I-495 EB at Exit 55, accident, hov lane closed at 7:49 PM for est 2 hours, Suffolk County, N.Y. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

I-495 EB at Exit 55, accident, left and hov lanes closed at 7:06 PM for est 2 hours, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: I-495 EB at Exit 55, accident, left and hov lanes closed at 7:06 PM for est 2 hours, Suffolk County, N.Y. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More
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Fire tears through lumber yard in Mastic Beach, Long Island

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MASTIC BEACH, Long Island (WABC) -- Firefighters in Suffolk County battled a fire at a lumber yard in Mastic Beach on Tuesday afternoon.The flames broke out at 211 Mastic Road just after 4:30 p.m. So far, there are no reports of injuries.The billows of smoke could be seen for several miles away. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Man who caused crash that killed dad, 2 kids on Southern State Parkway receives maximum sentence

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CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- A Queens man convicted of causing a fiery crash on the Southern State Parkway in 2015 that killed a 37-year-old father and his two children received the maximum prison sentence Tuesday.Oniel Sharpe Jr., 26, was sentenced to the maximum on all counts, totaling 12 to 36 years in prison. He was found guilty in February of aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter in the second degree, leaving the scene of a fatal crash and tampering with evidence.Sharpe was driving a BMW SUV that rear-ended the Queens family's Toyota RAV4 in July 2015, causing it to burst into flames near e... Read More
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Legislator Spencer Joins Suffolk County Water Authority and Northport Community for WaterTalk Forum

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Meeting informed residents of issues affecting sole-source aquifer and fostered a robust dialogue between the water supplier and the community. Northport, NY - April 18, 2017 - Suffolk County Legislator William R. Spencer, M.D. was pleased to join officials from the Suffolk County Water Authority (SCWA) last Tuesday at the Northport American Legion for a WaterTalk Forum. The meeting, which is part of a ten year educational initiative, seeks to inform residents of issues affecting ou... Read More
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Driver Sentenced for DWI Hit-and-run Crash That Killed 3

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A Queens man who drove drunk, caused a crash that killed three and fled the scene on the Southern State Parkway was sentenced Tuesday to 12 to 36 years in prison. A Suffolk County jury found Oneil Sharpe guilty in February of vehicular homicide, manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. Authorities have said the 26-year-old man was drunk while speeding more than 80 mph westbound in a BMW when he rear-ended a car near exit 41 in North Bay Shore at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 2015. Three members of the family of four returning home to St. Albans after a family party in Central Islip—37-ye... Read More
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Cantor: High taxes driving LI’ers away could mean even more taxes

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While the Long Island economy has recovered from the Great Recession, the robustness of that recovery is tempered by the fact that the 2016 Long Island population has decreased from 2015, our property taxes are among the highest in the country and the 2015 regional poverty rate is the highest since 1959. All this illustrates the fragility of the socio-economic foundation on which the growth of Long Island’s economy depends. Troubling are the reasons for the slight decrease in Long Island’s 2016 population as reported in recently released U. S. Ce... Read More
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HIA-LI to Host Annual Hauppauge Industrial Park (HIP) Update

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Tech & Science, Nature & Weather, Local News, Business & Finance, Health & Wellness By Long Island News & PR Published: April 18 2017 Business and Legislative Leaders to Share Status of Park Profile... Read More
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Sessions Cites Central Islip Quadruple Murder in Touting MS-13 Crackdown

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U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions cited last week’s quadruple murder on Long Island while touting a renewed federal crackdown on the violent street gang investigators suspect was responsible: MS-13. Sessions briefly discussed how he plans to take down the four-decade-old street gang headquartered in El Salvador while speaking Tuesday the Organized Crime Council, which includes leaders of various federal law enforcement agencies targeting syndicates such as the mafia and international drug cartels. “Just a few days ago, law enforcement believes that members of MS-13 murdered four young ... Read More
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County Executive Bellone Announces Upcoming Towns Halls to Inform Residents of Proposed Septic Improvement Program

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Town Halls will be Held in Flanders, Port Jefferson, Huntington & Centereach; Upcoming Series of Events Part of County Executive’s Community Outreach Program. Suffolk County, NY - April 18, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced a series of upcoming town halls to inform residents of the proposed Reclaim Our Water: Septic Improvement Program.  This first-of-its-kind water quality improvement program in Suffolk County would provide eligible homeowners grant funding and low-interest financing through ... Read More
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Kaiman named Suffolk deputy county executive

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Suffolk County has a new deputy county executive whose role is to bring cost-saving measures to taxpayers. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone named Jon Kaiman to the position. Kaiman is the former Nassau County Interim Finance Authority chair as well as the former North Hempstead supervisor. Kaiman will lead the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “shared services” initiative, which under the newly adopted state budget aims to streamline bureaucracy, bringing cost-savings to taxpayers. He will also oversee intergovernmental affairs and communications. Bellone described Kaiman as a “natural leader” and a “public servant with a proven track record of getting the job done.” Employees from various county offic... Read More
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Vigil held for victims found violently murdered in Long Island park

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BELLPORT, Long Island (WABC) -- A vigil and prayer service was held on Long Island Monday evening to allow residents to stand united as a community against gang violence following the brutal murders of four young men whose mutilated bodies were found in a park last week. Two of those victims, 16-year-old Justin Llivicura and 18-year-old Jorge Tigre, will be honored at the "glow stick vigil" at 7:30 p.m. at Bellport High School, where they were students. Monday was the ... Read More
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Vigil planned for victims found violently murdered in Long Island park

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BELLPORT, Long Island (WABC) -- A vigil and prayer service will be held on Long Island Monday evening to allow residents to stand united as a community against gang violence following the brutal murders of four young men whose mutilated bodies were found in a park last week.Two of those victims, 16-year-old Justin Llivicura and 18-year-old Jorge Tigre, will be honored at the "glow stick vigil" at 7:30 p.m. at Bellport High School. Grief counselors will be on site, and ... Read More

CLEARED: I-495 EB at Exit 63, accident, all lanes open at 4:24 PM, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: CLEARED: I-495 EB at Exit 63, accident, all lanes open at 4:24 PM, Suffolk County, N.Y. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

UPDATE: I-495 EB at Exit 63, accident, hov lane closed at 4:07 PM for est 2 hours, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: UPDATE: I-495 EB at Exit 63, accident, hov lane closed at 4:07 PM for est 2 hours, Suffolk County, N.Y. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

I-495 EB at Exit 63, accident, left and hov lanes closed at 3:43 PM for est 2 hours, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: I-495 EB at Exit 63, accident, left and hov lanes closed at 3:43 PM for est 2 hours, Suffolk County, N.Y. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More
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Central Islip Slayings Largest Mass Murder on Long Island Since 2011 Medford Massacre

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David Laffer and Melinda Brady The brutal murders of four males, including three teenagers, in a wooded area in Central Islip this week represents the largest mass slaying on Long Island since the so-called “Medford Massacre” on Father’s Day six years ago. Suffolk County police Wednesday night discovered four mangled bodies in the woods adjacen... Read More
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Bayport Armed Home Invasion Victim Assaulted

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Suffolk County police are investigating an armed home invasion in which a man was assaulted in Bayport on Friday night, authorities said. Two masked men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, confronted a 33-year-old man as he entered his Cinque Lane home and pushed their way inside at 9 p.m., police said. The victim, who fell down the stairs and was struck in the head, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of a broken leg and arm. The suspects fled the scene with cash. There were no arrests and no description of the suspects. Fifth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation. ... Read More
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Cops ID Victims of Central Islip Quadruple Gang Murder

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Suffolk County police identified the four recent Central Islip murder victims who investigators believe were killed by the street gang MS-13 and urged tipsters to come forward with information to help investigators. The victims were identified as 16-year-old Justin Llivicura of East Patchogue, 20-year-old Michael Lopez Banegas and Jorge Tigre of Bellport, Jefferson Villalobos of Pompano Beach, Fla., both 18, police said. Authorities released few other details about the case, but did confirm that a video of the victims was sent to one of their girlfriends. “We know that the community is on edge,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini told reporters during a Friday evening news conference outside the Third Preci... Read More
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Man charged with fatally shooting girlfriend on street in Dix Hills, Long Island

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DIX HILLS, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island man is under arrest on charges of fatally shooting his girlfriend on a street in Dix Hills Thursday night.Suffolk County Police say Eric Bermudez, 36, confronted his girlfriend, Regina Flecha, on Burroughs Avenue, north of Kenmore Street, at approximately 7:30 p.m. and shot her multiple times. Bermudez then allegedly pulled Flecha into his vehicle and drove away from the scene.Detectives observed Bermudez's vehicle speeding on Fifth Avenue in Bay Shore and pulled over the vehicle when they discovered the victim, according to police.Flecha, 37, of Dix Hills, was taken by ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where she died a short time later.... Read More
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4 men found in Central Islip park identified

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CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- Their families identified on Friday four men who were found murdered in a Long Island park Wednesday night.They were found at the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Clayton Street in Central Islip, badly beaten, but police did not immediately identify the four. Three other victims were identified by family members: cousins Michael Banegas and Jefferson Villalobos, both 18, and Jorge Tigre. Police believe all four were murdered where they were found.On Friday, Llivicura's mother, Blanca Zhicat, said her son was a quiet, non-violent boy, and she has no idea why he was killed.Zhicat said she thinks the 16-year-old was lured from the family's home with a party invitat... Read More
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4 teens found in Central Islip park identified

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CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- The family of Justin Llivicura said he is one of four men, apparent homicide victims, discovered in a Long Island park Wednesday night.They were found at the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Clayton Street in Central Islip, badly beaten, but police did not immediately identify the four. Three other victims were identified by family members: cousins Michael Banegas and Jefferson Villalobos, both 18, and Jorge Tigre. Police believe all four were murdered where they were found.On Friday, Llivicura's mother, Blanca Zhicat, said her son was a quiet, non-violent boy, and she has no idea why he was killed.Zhicat said she thinks the 16-year-old was lured... Read More
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Dix Hills Man Charged With Fatally Shooting Girlfriend

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Suffolk County police investigate the discovery of a Dix Hills murder victim at the corner of Fith Avenue and Union Boulevard in Bay Shore on Thursday, April 13, 2017 (Timothy Bolger/Long Island Press) A man was arrested for allegedly shooting his 37-year-old girlfriend to death in their hometown of Dix Hills on Thursday night, Suffolk County police said. Eric Bermudez repeatedly shot Regina Flecha on ... Read More
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Senator Ken LaValle: State Budget Includes Historic Investments To Protect Our Water and Our Environment

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$2.5 Billion In State Investments Dedicated to Clean Water Efforts. Albany, NY - April 6, 2017 - Senator Ken LaValle announced that the approved NY State Budget includes record funding to protect our environment for a second consecutive year.  Senator LaValle said, “Throughout my career, I have made it a priority to preserve and protect our fragile environment for this generation and the next. We have been extraordinarily successful in increasing support for environmental initiatives for the second year in a row.”   He continued, “It’s critically important that we address water issues today... Read More

CLEARED: CAR FIRE-495 EB AT EXIT 51/ RIGHT & CENTER LANES CLOSED-SUFFOLK COUNTY-EST 1HR

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DESCRIPTION: CLEARED:CAR FIRE-495 EB AT EXIT 51/ RIGHT & CENTER LANES CLOSED-SUFFOLK COUNTY-EST 1HR INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

CAR FIRE-495 EB AT EXIT 51/ RIGHT & CENTER LANES CLOSED-SUFFOLK COUNTY-EST 1HR

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DESCRIPTION: CAR FIRE-495 EB AT EXIT 51/ RIGHT & CENTER LANES CLOSED-SUFFOLK COUNTY-EST 1HR INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

CLEARED: NY 25A EB & WB Closed due to an accident, electric lines down between Ashleigh Dr. to Wellington Dr. in Suffolk Co,, Stony Brook.

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DESCRIPTION: CLEARED: NY 25A EB and WB Closed due to an accident with electric lines down between Ashleigh Drive to Wellington Drive in Suffolk County, Stony Brook, est. 3 hrs. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More
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Suffolk Presiding Officer Gregory Hosts Customer Assistance Expo With National Grid & PSEG LI

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Tech & Science, Local News, Business & Finance, Community, Charity & Cause By Long Island News & PR Published: April 13 2017 Event assists income-eligible residents with saving money on their energy bills. ... Read More
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Bodies of 4 men, apparent homicide victims, discovered in Central Islip

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CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- The bodies of four men, apparent homicide victims, were discovered in Long Island park Wednesday night.They were found at the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Clayton Street in Central Islip, and Suffolk County police say there was "significant trauma" on the victims. They were not immediately identified. Crime scene investigators and detectives were scouring the woods for evidence, on the edge of a complex of soccer and football fields and a children's playground.Justin Meyers, assistant to the Suffolk County police commissioner, said Thursday that the killings all appeared to be recent homicides. Meyers declined to comment on whether the killings of the four men were... Read More
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4 men found dead on Long Island

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CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- The bodies of four men, apparent homicide victims, were discovered in Central Islip Wednesday night.They were found in a park at the intersection of Lowell Avenue and Clayton Street. There was "significant trauma" throughout the bodies, according to the Suffolk County Police Department, which has not identified the four men found. Crime scene investigators and detectives were scouring the woods for evidence on the edge of a complex of soccer and football fields, and a children's playground.Justin Meyers, assistant to the Suffolk County police commissioner, said Thursday that the killings all appeared to be "recent homicides." Meyers declined to comment on whether the ki... Read More

UPDATE: NY 25A EB & WB Closed due to an accident, electric lines down between Ashleigh Dr. to Wellington Dr. in Suffolk Co,, Stony Brook, est. 3 hrs.

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DESCRIPTION: NY 25A EB and WB Closed due to an accident with electric lines down between Ashleigh Drive to Wellington Drive in Suffolk County, Stony Brook, est. 3 hrs. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More
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4 Male Homicide Victims Found in Central Islip, Reports Say

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The bodies of four male homicide victims were reportedly found in a wooded area of a Central Islip park, Suffolk County police said. Investigators responded to the scene after the discovery was made near the Central Islip Recreation Center at the corner of Lowell Avenue and Clayton Street, multiple local news outlets reported. The remains were taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where autopsies will be performed to determine the victims’ identities and cause of death. The Central Islip discoveries comes six months after six victims of gang violence—most of them teenager... Read More

NY 25A EB & WB Closed due to an accident, electric lines down between Ashleigh Drive to Wellington Drive in Suffolk County, Stony Brook, est. 3 hrs.

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DESCRIPTION: NY 25A EB and WB Closed due to an accident with electric lines down between Ashleigh Drive to Wellington Drive in Suffolk County, Stony Brook, est. 3 hrs. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More
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2 Suffolk County 7-Elevens robbed at gunpoint

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SUFFOLK COUNTY, LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- Two 7-Elevens, in Islandia and Islip, were robbed at gunpoint overnight Wednesday.Police chased after the suspects, and two were arrested in Central Islip. They are suspected of hitting a 7-Eleven at 1224 Old Nichols Road in Islandia at around 1 a.m.Then, police said, they held up a 7-Eleven at 2715 Union Blvd., in Islip. Police responded and attempted to pull over the suspects' getaway car. The car kept going and police chased it into Central Islip, where suspects crashed in a local neighborhood, police said.Two suspects were taken into custody and police are looking into whether they are wanted for other 7-Eleven robberies in the area. ... Read More
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North Bay Shore Triple Fatal DWI Crash Getaway Driver Sentenced

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A Queens man was sentenced Tuesday to one to three years in prison for helping his friend flee the scene of a crash that killed three people in North Bay Shore two years ago. Demetri Stewart had pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal accident and hindering prosecution last month at Suffolk County court. Authorities have said the 24-year-old man drove his friend, Oniel Sharpe, 26, to Rockville Centre after Sharpe drove drunk at a high rate of speed and rear-ended a vehicle on the Southern State Parkway on July 12, 2015. Three people in the vehicle that Sharpe hit—37-year-old Anc... Read More
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Patchogue Man Admits to Killing Wife in 2010

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A Patchogue man has admitted to killing his 31-year-old wife and dumping her body in the woods near the couple’s home more than six years ago. Joseph Jones pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter Monday at Suffolk County court. A charge of second-degree murder that he was also facing was dropped in exchange for his plea. Authorities have said the 34-year-old man killed Nicole Tessa during an argument in their Prince Street home in Dec. 17, 2010. The victim was reported missing two days later and found in the woods ... Read More
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County Executive Bellone Announces Community Outreach Campaign To Promote First-Ever Septic Improvement Program In Suffolk

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Septic Improvement Program Would Offer Grants and Low-Interest Financing to Help Homeowners Afford to Replace Outdated Septic Systems. Suffolk County, NY - April 11, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced a community outreach campaign as part of a coordinated effort to promote his administration’s proposed Septic Improvement Program.  In the coming weeks, a series of town halls will be held across the county so that residents can hear directly from water quality experts and officials in their own communities on how they would benefit from the program if enacted.  ... Read More
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Police on Long Island looking for suspect in school bus vandalism

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NESCONSET, Long Island (WABC) -- Police are looking for the suspect behind the vandalism of school buses on Long Island.About 30 school buses parked at 70 Southern Blvd., in Nesconset were damaged sometime between March 16 and March 30. Fire extinguishers were sprayed inside the buses and windows were broken. The cost of the damage exceeds $50,000.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 1-800-220-TIPS. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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Man accused of robbing Long Island church 4 times in past month arrested

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WEST ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- A Suffolk County church has been targeted by a thief for the fourth time in the past month, and now, a suspect is facing charges.Police responded late Sunday night to a burglary at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Hunter Avenue in West Islip. The thief made no attempt to disguise himself, this after authorities released surveillance photos of the suspect committing the same crime last week. Early Monday morning, Michael Fredericks was arrested while sleeping in his car in North Babylon following an anonymous tip. He is said to be a heroin addict who made off with $500 in ... Read More
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Pet rescue center on Long Island under investigation after several sick puppies adopted

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MIDDLE ISLAND, Long Island (WABC) -- It's a pet owner's nightmare: you bring home a new puppy only to find out your new pet is very sick.It's a problem in one Suffolk County community. The Suffolk County SPCA and the Attorney General's office both confirm they are investigating Friends of Freddie.Kristen Addiss was thrilled when she adopted puppy Leila from Friends of Freddie Pet Rescue in Middle Island."We stopped on the way home to get her food and a bed and she was coughing in the store, and the woman in the store said she has kennel cough," Addiss said.Turns out it was pneumonia and distemper.Leila had to be hospitalized."We would visit her every day on our lunch break and a... Read More
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Unconventional Wisdom from John Kominicki: After years of rethinking Route 110, it appears to be time for the shovels

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If you’ve tired of reading about projects that will break ground sometime after your last kid moves to North Carolina, here’s some good news. The towns of Babylon and Huntington are veritably skipping along on the Route 110 Plan, which, OK, isn’t actually called that and really isn’t a single comprehensive plan but rather a collection of game-changing initiatives for the area, which is sometimes called Long Island’s “business backbone” or “economic spine.” (It’s called much worse at rush hour, but let’s stay positive here.) Route 110 will take you all the way to Amityville if you want, but for the sake of this discussion, let’s focus on the stretch that heads north from about Republic ... Read More
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Schacker, Blumenfeld honored for 2016 deals

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Phil Shwom and Jeff Starr of Schacker Realty received industry recognition for brokering a deal that turned a Melville building from office to industrial. The Schacker Realty brokers were honored with the Most Ingenious Deal of the Year award by the Association for a Better Long Island and the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society at their annual awards gala at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale last week. Shwom and Starr arranged the $14.7 million purchase of the former Arrow Electronics headquarters at 50 Marcus Drive by Stellae International and assisted in planning its subsequent expansion and conversion to industrial use. Meanwhile, Syosset-based ... Read More
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Burglar targets church in West Islip, Long Island for 4th time in past month

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WEST ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- A Suffolk County church has been targeted by a thief for the fourth time.Police responded late Sunday night to a burglary at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Hunter Avenue in West Islip. It was the fourth incident there since last month.Last week, police released pictures of a man they want to talk to because he was seen at the church at the same time as the first three burglaries. In each of the cases, donation money was stolen.The first burglary occurred sometime between March 22 and March 29. A second burglary occurred during the morning of April ... Read More
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Westbury Subway holdup confirmed as latest in Long Island robbery string

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WESTBURY, Long Island (WABC) -- Nassau and Suffolk County police confirm that the knife-point robber has struck again.A Saturday night holdup at a Subway restaurant in Westbury is the ninth in a string of machete and large knife robberies across both counties.It terrified a new worker at the store and the owner.On most Saturday nights, Mandy works alone inside Subway in Westbury. However, this past Saturday, a new employee was working with her. Mandy was in her office, keeping a close eye on the surveillance cameras."All of a sudden there's a man next to her, I thought it was her husband," Mandy said. She walked to the front and found a man with his face covered behind the counter and a k... Read More
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Central Islip Man Fatally Hit by Car

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A 41-year-old man was fatally hit by his car while crossing a road in his hometown of Central Islip on Saturday night. Suffolk County police said Fausto Monterrosa was crossing East Suffolk Avenue when he was struck by a Lexus at 10:35 p.m. The victim was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where he was pronounced dead. The driver and his two passengers were not injured. They stayed at the scene. Third Squad detectives impounded the vehicle and are continuing the investigation. ... Read More

CLEARED: SUFFOLK COUNTY- Accident Investigation – NY 25 EW at Nicolls Road (Centereach)

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Anti-Muslim & anti-Hispanic hate crimes rise on Long Island

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Reported incidents of both anti-Muslim* and anti-Hispanic hate crimes on Long Island increased between 2014 and 2015, according to data found at data.ny.gov. There were a total of 770 reported incidents of hate crimes committed against people and property on Long Island between 2010 and 2015. The number of hate crimes across the island spiked in 2012 with 184, a 55 percent increase from the 101 hate crimes in 2011. Since 2012, incidents have been declining, with only 104 reported in 2015. Even though hate c... Read More
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Fewer college-age Long Islanders seeking help for heroin addiction

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Heroin use on Long Island has not stopped, but data shows that the number of college-age Long Islanders seeking help for heroin addictions is on the decline. Long Island residents ages 18-24 were admitted to chemical dependence treatment programs for heroin more than any other substance in 2015. In Nassau County and Suffolk County combined, 2,719 out of a total 6,287 Long Island residents participating  in rehabilitation were admitted for heroin use. Suffolk County con... Read More

SUFFOLK COUNTY- Accident Investigation – NY 25 EW at Nicolls Road (Centereach), all lanes closed, est 2 hrs

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DESCRIPTION: SUFFOLK COUNTY- Accident Investigation - NY 25 EW at Nicolls Road (Centereach), all lanes closed, est 2 hrs INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More
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Learn about ‘Creating Magic’ at Riverhead Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting

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Courtesy photo Tim McHeffey, author of “Teacher’s Guide for Creating Magic: Ten Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney” will speak at the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce’s “Eggs and Issues” breakfast meeting on Thursday, April 13. McHeffy’s talk, based on the principles taught at the world-renowned Disney Institute, will be “a p... Read More

CLEARED Accident NY 25A EB at Bennett’s Road, East Setauket in Suffolk County NY. All lanes are cleared at 11:38 PM.

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DESCRIPTION: CLEARED Accident NY 25A EB at Bennett’s Road, East Setauket in Suffolk County NY. All lanes are cleared at 11:38 PM. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

Accident NY 25A EB at Bennetts Road, East Setauket Suffolk County. Two lanes are blocked at 10:23PM EST 2 Hrs.

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DESCRIPTION: Accident NY 25A EB at Bennetts Road, East Setauket Suffolk County. Two lanes are blocked. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More
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2 teens arrested after Patchogue school playground sprayed with bias graffiti

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PATCHOGUE, Long Island (WABC) -- Two teens who police said vandalized playground equipment with bias graffiti last month have been arrested.According to Suffolk County Police Department, officials from Bay Avenue Elementary School in Patchogue reported March 29 that the playground had been vandalized. There was racial graffiti, including swastikas, the letters KKK, racial epithets and a phallic symbol, on the equipment.Police said after investigating, they arrested two 14-year-olds Friday evening and charged them with making graffiti. They were released to their parents and issued appearance tickets. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)... Read More
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3 Long Islanders Charged in NYC Pill Mill Bust

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Three Long Island medics were among 13 suspects arrested Friday for alleged roles in a scheme to bilk Medicaid and Medicare by having patients undergo unnecessary tests in exchange for painkillers, authorities said. Valley Stream residents Dr. Paul McClung and Reynat Glaz, a physical therapist, as well as Marie Nazaire, a physician assistant from Melville, were among those charged in a pair of federal indictments, authorities said. The arrests stemmed from a probe of three Brooklyn-based pill mills—doctors’ offices that overlook patients’ signs of addictions when prescribing painkillers. “Prescriptions for oxycodone were treated as a commodity and patients were a means to an end—the end being money,” said Bridge... Read More
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Long Island woman running 7 marathons in 7 days for veterans

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ISLANDIA, Long Island (WABC) -- Running a single marathon is a feat in and of itself, but one woman from Long Island is about to embark on a quest to finish seven in seven days.Eva Casale is a 54-time marathoner who is raising money for a very good cause. "I think about those that I run for and what they sacrificed for our country," she said. "And I build from their strength."And so she's running 183 miles around Long Island raising money for Hope for the Warriors. She says going the distance is a God-given gift."I've been running back-to-back 20 milers on the weekend," she said. "Some weekends a little bit longer...I run between 60 and 80 miles a week."Local politicians gathered at Casale's ... Read More
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‘Smarter’ male enhancement starts in Hauppauge

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By GREGORY ZELLER // When it comes to male enhancement, two heads are better than one. That’s the rationale behind Impress! for Men, a thinking man’s nutritional supplement produced by Michigan-based MaxLabs US that aims to go where no male-enhancer has gone before: not just the space between the legs, but the space between the ears. ... Read More
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Home sales down in Nassau, up in Suffolk

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Long Island’s two counties are going in different directions when it comes to home sales. While pending home sales in March continued to rise in Suffolk County, they have fallen in Nassau County for the fourth consecutive month. There were 1,211 homes contracted for sale in Nassau last month, down 1.6 percent from the 1,230 homes contracted for sale in March 2016, according to an online real estate database. Over the last four months, pending home sales in Nassau are down 3.2 percent, going from 3,917 pending sales from Dec. 2015 through March 2016, to 3,792 pending sales from Dec. 2016 through March 2017. However in Suffolk, the number of homes contracted for sale last month was up 4.6 percent, going from 1,517 in... Read More
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Shirley Woman Killed in Crash

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An 89-year-old woman was killed when the car she was a passenger in crashed into a moving truck in her hometown of Shirley on Thursday afternoon. Suffolk County police said Robert Macioce, 65, of Shirley, was driving his mother, Johanna Macioce, in a Toyota sedan westbound on Dawn Drive when he collided with a southbound Freightliner truck at the corner of William Floyd Parkway at 1:05 p.m. Robert and Johanna were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where Johanna died of her injuries. Robert suffered a leg injury. The other driver and his three passengers were not injured. The car and truck, which is owned by Ronkonkoma-based O’Flaherty Moving & Storage Incorporated, w... Read More

NYS Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert Alert for ELAINE LESSARD on April 06, 2017 at 05:42 pm has been cancelled. http://www.nyalert.gov/?q=4810820

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DESCRIPTION: The New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert on behalf of the Suffolk County Police Department- Headquarters for ELAINE LESSARD is now cancelled as of 08:47 pm on April 06, 2017. INSTRUCTIONS: Thank you for your subscription to NYS Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert.... Read More

NYS Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert Alert for ELAINE LESSARD on April 06, 2017 at 05:42 pm has been cancelled.

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The New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert on behalf of the Suffolk County Police Department- Headquarters for ELAINE LESSARD is now cancelled as of 08:47 pm on April 06, 2017.... Read More

CLEARED: I-495 WB Exits 49 to 48, accident, all lanes open at 6:52 PM, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: CLEARED: I-495 WB Exits 49 to 48, accident, all lanes open at 6:52 PM, Suffolk County, N.Y. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

I-495 WB Exits 49 to 48, accident, right and center lanes closed at 6:34 PM for est 2 hours, Suffolk County, N.Y.

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DESCRIPTION: I-495 WB Exits 49 to 48, accident, right and center lanes closed at 6:34 PM for est 2 hours, Suffolk County, N.Y. INSTRUCTIONS: For more travel information, visit 511NY ("http://www.511ny.org") . For more information on Trans Alert, visit FAQs ("https://users.nyalert.gov/HelpIndex/DisplayTextItem.aspx?itemID=192&Audit=true") .... Read More

Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert, 75 years old white/female. Look for Gray 2006 SUBA LEG HCZ9694 NY **UPDATED WITH PHO http://www.nyalert.gov/?q=4810719

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DESCRIPTION: At the request of the Suffolk County Police Department- Headquarters, a New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued relating to the disappearance of ELAINE LESSARD; age 75; from NEW YORK, NY at 9:15 am on April 06, 2017. **UPDATED WITH PHOTO** INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the link for further details. www.criminaljustice.ny.gov ("http://criminaljustice.ny.gov")... Read More