Suffolk County News

Syndicate content
Updated: 20 hours 21 min ago

FBI: Gabrielle Petito's death ruled a homicide

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 01:15
The FBI said Tuesday the death of Gabrielle Petito has been ruled a homicide based on an autopsy that positively identified the 22-year-old Blue Point native's remains, which were found Sunday in a national forest in Wyoming.

Long Island tops 1,000 COVID-19 cases, as Moderna booster trial begins locally

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 00:14
Researchers at Manhasset's Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research this week administered COVID-19 booster shots to the first group of liver and kidney transplant recipients who are part of a nationwide clinical trial to study the efficacy of a third Moderna vaccine shot on that group.

Proposed Huntington Town budget calls for more than 2% spending increase

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 00:02
Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci says his operating budget for 2022 maintains current levels of service, has no layoffs and gives raises only to union employees under a contractual agreement.

Feds oppose bail for Spota, McPartland during appeal process, court papers say

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 00:01
"The defendants are not entitled to bail pending appeal, as they have utterly failed to raise a substantial question of law or fact for appeal," prosecutors said in the court papers.

Stony Brook unveils speech-language program on its Southampton campus

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 21:30
Renee Fabus, the program's associate professor and chair, said data from the 2020 census and the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrates a growing need in the field of speech-language pathology, particularly in East End communities.

LI SNAP recipients whose food was spoiled by Ida floods eligible for hot, prepared goods

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 20:28
The waiver of the usual prohibition on buying hot or prepared foods with the federal benefits lasts through Oct. 3, but request forms must be submitted by Oct. 1, Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement on Monday. 

Long Island Expressway in Brentwood reopened after brief closure, Suffolk police say

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 14:47
The highway was closed while officers responded to an emergency near the Sagtikos Parkway, Suffolk County police said.

FBI says it has ended search of Florida home of Brian Laundrie, 'person of interest' in fiancée's disappearance

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 02:21
The FBI spent several hours Monday searching the Florida home of Brian Laundrie, who police have called a "person of interest" in the disappearance of his fiancée Gabrielle Petito, a day after remains consistent with her description were found in Wyoming. In her native Blue Point, the library's flag was lowered in her honor, Cecilia Dowd reports.

Sea of blue, family and friends say goodbye to Charles Vroom, officer who died from COVID-19

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 00:18
"You lose a 52-year-old young man like this, it brings the attention to that vaccine and the importance of getting it done," Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said before funeral services for Officer Charles "Chuck" Vroom.

Doctor says Pfizer-BioNTech found the 'perfect dose' for 5- to 11-year-olds

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 23:12
Allowing younger children to receive a smaller dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 is an important step in battling the virus and the delta variant, pediatric health care specialists said.

Murder trial in Thomas Valva case postponed until January, judge rules

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 22:35
The trial of the former New York City police officer and his ex-fiancee accused of killing the officer's 8-year-old son has been postponed until Jan. 10.

Selden man charged with hate crimes after attacking Hispanic day workers, police say

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 22:32
Suffolk District Attorney Timothy Sini said the hate crime allegedly committed by Christopher Cella against three Hispanic men was a "highly disturbing" case.

LI forecast: After sunny Tuesday, rain chances goes up as work week goes on

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 20:05
Even with Summer ending Wednesday, temperatures this week should stay in the mid to high 70s, forecasters said.

Endangered piping plovers seeing a baby boom on Fire Island, officials say

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 19:23
Through collaborative efforts, this year's piping plover season, which ran from late March until early September, produced a record number of 50 nesting pairs and 70 fledglings, officials say.

See which jobs Amazon is hiring for on Long Island

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 15:58
With existing and planned locations across Long Island, it's only natural the online retail superpower will need employees to staff them.

Hauppauge IT company owners seeking variance to build office ice rink as employee perk

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 15:37
It's part of a trend toward workplace amenities that "is occurring in medium-sized businesses — I'll call it maybe a little bit of the Google effect," said the architect who made the request at a zoning meeting.

Human remains consistent with description of missing Blue Point native Gabrielle Petito found; search for fiance suspended

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 14:03
The search of a Florida park and wildlife preserve for Petito's fiance, Brian Laundrie, labeled a "person of interest" by police, was suspended today.

Garden City's schools, shopping, commute attract home buyers

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 10:00
Real estate in the village is pricey, with homes coming on the market starting at about $750,000.

Cops: 3 die in crashes in Nassau, Suffolk on Sunday

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 02:12
Eight others were injured in the three crashes, which occurred early Sunday, Nassau and Suffolk police say.

Ancient Order of Hibernians still helping Babylon neighbors with modern-day problems

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 22:49
The Babylon group is celebrating its 75th anniversary and regularly assists local parishes, veterans' groups and the town's food pantry with clothing, food and blood drives.