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Suspect in Suffolk cop stabbing was violent even in custody, prosecutors say

Suffolk County News - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 03:52
Jonathan Nunez, 25, struggled with EMTs who transported him in an ambulance to Long Island Community Hospital and kicked a police officer in the eye, according to prosecutors, who said the suspect had to be sedated. 

Babylon Village offers tentative $11M budget with 2.76% tax increase for 2021-22

Suffolk County News - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 02:41
The proposed $11M spending plan pierces the tax cap and is $800,000 less than the current budget, but Mayor Adams says residents will not see a reduction in services.

Cops: Central Islip man charged in fatal shooting of Freeport resident

Suffolk County News - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 01:47
Detectives arrested Tulio Ayala, 42, and charged him for the fatal shooting of Daniel Garcia-Carbajal, 19, of Freeport.

Sikhs, Hindus mark harvest festival across Long Island

Suffolk County News - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 00:26
Celebrated on April 13 or April 14, Vaisakhi marks the traditional start of the Punjabi New Year, as well as the Hindu Solar New Year and the Nepalese New Year.

Kittens under the hood: Tiny felines rescued from engine of Deer Park woman's car

Suffolk County News - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 00:02
After a chilly, wet Monday night, the three kittens — between six-and eight-weeks old — somehow climbed up under the car's hood and wedged themselves against the engine block for an improvised shelter.

Bellone, advocates call for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform

Suffolk County News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 21:45
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone plans to send a letter to the region's Congressional delegation calling for them to pass a bill that will include a pathway to citizenship for people here illegally while strengthening the border.

What will summer look like on Long Island? Here's a preview.

Suffolk County News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 20:33
It could look a lot like last summer — but there's hope: The Bethpage Air Show is set to return. The Long Island Ducks might play ball, and shows and concerts are on track to come back. And of course there's the beaches and parks.

Baiting Hollow offers country life close to shopping hub

Suffolk County News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:44
The pastoral landscapes with rolling hills are not far from Riverhead's Route 58 commercial strip, which has plenty of retail outlets.

Huntington board moves forward with development of senior housing at Indian Hills

Suffolk County News - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 02:28
John Hayes, president of the Fort Salonga Property Owners Association, which represents about 300 homes, said important concerns raised by the association were "completely ignored" by the Huntington planning board.

Outdoor graduation ceremonies of more than 500 people OK with restrictions, Cuomo says

Suffolk County News - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 23:59
The governor also announced guidance for smaller outdoor and indoor ceremonies, including capacity restrictions and COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements, after limitations last year severely curtailed in-person graduations.

'Let's vaccinate them at the schools': New York's vaccine push focusing on students

Suffolk County News - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 23:49
Gov. Cuomo said during a visit to Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood that the state will send doses to colleges.

Precinct supervisor: 'We thought we had lost' injured cop after suspect stabbed him

Suffolk County News - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 23:44
Suffolk police Sgt. Frank Samartino said he decided to transport Officer Christopher Racioppo to a hospital in a patrol car because the three-year police veteran looked like he was bleeding to death.

Projected fatal drug overdoses increased on LI during the pandemic, statistics show

Suffolk County News - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 23:35
Projected fatal drug overdoses increased 34% in Nassau and nearly 12% in Suffolk during 2020, which experts say is linked to social isolation, financial anxieties and mental health challenges caused by the pandemic.

Regents seek greater emphasis on diversity in school curricula, hiring

Suffolk County News - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 22:22
Board members' blueprint suggests that efforts could include diversification of workforces, as well as greater inclusion in social studies guidelines of historical acts of racism and bigotry. 

State figures: New York nursing home staff lagging in getting COVID-19 vaccine

Suffolk County News - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 22:21
Nursing home executives said they've been relentless in messaging the importance of vaccinations, but four of every 10 staff members have declined the shots for the coronavirus despite having priority access.

Unkechaug Nation moves to evict operator of Fast Gas station

Suffolk County News - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 22:19
But representatives for the gas station owner say she plans to fight the eviction and the station was still open Monday morning.
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