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Easter forecast: Cloudy with chance of rain

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 00:23
Easter egg hunters may want to bring an umbrella or raincoat Sunday just in case a chance of showers brings another day of rain.

NYPD: Cop shot in confrontation that left suspect dead out of hospital

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 17:12
Officer Justin Vartanian was shot in the right armpit, police said, and another responding officer fatally shot the suspect.

Northern State Parkway partially closing for construction overnight for three months

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 16:40
The eastbound Northern State Parkway between exits 37A and 40 will be shut down overnight five days a week beginning Monday, and the westbound parkway will be closed overnight beginning May 20, the state Department of Transportation said.

Courts: Mandatory vaccinations don't violate Constitution

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:00
Despite Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's concerns, state and federal courts repeatedly have upheld laws requiring children to be vaccinated before they can attend school, saying compulsory vaccinations don't violate constitutional rights, records show.

President may have visited $624,999 Bayport home, owner says

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 10:00
A $624,999 Bayport house, built in 1777, is believed to have been visited by President Grover Cleveland, the owner said.

Tiny post office in South Jamesport closed from foul odor, official says

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 01:27
South Jamesport's tiny U.S. Post Office was closed because of a foul odor -- possibly caused by an ill or injured animal that sought refuge under the building before dying, an official said.

Pols: State money for veterans-support program restored

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 23:51
The program is named for Pfc. Joseph Dwyer, an Army medic whose image cradling a frightened child became an early icon of the Iraq War.

Cops: Man, 18, arrested after road rage incident

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 22:55
The teen faces charges after, police said, he pointed a BB gun at another motorist on the Southern State Parkway.

Long Island forecast: Flash flood watch for Saturday

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 22:37
Long Islanders are likely to be waking up Saturday to some wet, windy, stormy weather, expected to roll in during the early morning hours, forecasters said

Police: Northport man menaced officers with rifle, knife

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 22:23
A Northport man is facing menacing and weapons charges after he pointed a loaded rifle at police officers Thursday while holding a butcher knife in his other hand, officials said.

The best Long Island playgrounds for kids worth the drive

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 17:14
These parks offer more than just swings and slides.

Long Island play places and classes perfect for toddlers and preschoolers

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 16:53
Great places to plan a fun day with your little ones

Greenport home owned by historic family lists for $799,000

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:00
A historic Greenport home that's been owned by the same family since it was built is on the market for $799,000.

What LI parents need to know about the hugely popular TikTok app

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:00
It's the love-child of Vine and

Three Suffolk 911 operators honored

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:00
The three 911 operators whose cool heads and quick actions may have saved lives drew plaudits from Suffolk County officials during the celebration of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

Patchogue, a model for downtown revival, is pushing a green movement

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:00
John Murphy opened his pub off Patchogue's Main Street last year targeting certain things for his clientele: a warm atmosphere, cold beer and a low impact on the environment.

A modern-day resurrection: From living in a car to having a home 

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:00
This Easter, Sue Santasiero and Stuart Eckhaus have an apartment, all the food they want to eat and clothes. And, most of all, they have hope.

Long Island weather: Heavy rain Friday into Saturday

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 00:24
Cloudy skies and occasional drizzle and showers Thursday and Friday are setting the stage for a drenching launch of the weekend that could include significant coastal flooding at both Nassau County's southern and northern edges, forecasters say.

Suffolk DA: Uber driver pleads guilty in death of 'car surfer'

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:50
An Uber driver at the wheel when a Cold Spring Harbor teen fell from the vehicle's roof while "car surfing" in September pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree manslaughter, Suffolk prosecutors said.

Nassau bus, nonmonthly LIRR ticket fares to rise Easter Sunday

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 23:35
Daily LIRR ticket buyers will pay between 25 cents to $1.25 more for one way, while weekly tickets will go up by as much as $4.50. And NICE Bus fares go up because of MetroCard increases.