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Bellone says allegation cops assaulted woman after Dix Hills shooting was 'false'

Sat, 07/17/2021 - 00:03
Cindy M. O'Pharrow, president of Cops N' Kids Long Island, filed a notice of claim against the county and the police department, alleging she was forcibly removed by police from the rear of an ambulance, injuring her arm. 

NY sees largest increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations since June 14

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 23:33
It's part of a trend of rising COVID-19 indicators over the last few weeks, fueled by a new variant of the virus and a large number of people still unvaccinated, according to medical experts.

Flight 800 reconstruction, set to be destroyed, has trained thousands

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 23:23
As families and friends prepared to mark the crash's 25th anniversary, the NTSB says it will soon seek contractors to build a 3D electronic model and destroy the plane's remnants.

Experts say unvaccinated 'at very high risk' of being infected by delta variant

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 23:10
Dr. Bettina Fries, chief of infectious diseases at Stony Brook Medicine, said the large number of unvaccinated people not wearing masks is a key reason the delta variant is spreading so quickly.

Cat, baby bird OK after separate rescues in Holbrook, Port Jefferson Station

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 22:34
Cat had head stuck in tin can and the baby killdeer had fallen in a storm drain.

Study finding early signs of hope for Peconic scallop fishery

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 21:49
An expanded survey is finding higher levels of larval scallops than has been seen in 17 years, according to a shellfish ecologist for the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Brooks: More cameras, cops possible on Southern State after fatal crash

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 15:14
State Sen. John Brooks (D-Seaford) says he plans to meet with state troopers who patrol the roadway to discuss ways to combat reckless drivers.

From the archive: The victims of TWA Flight 800

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 10:00
Everyone who died aboard TWA Flight 800 has a story. Take a look back at some of the victims, 25 years after the fatal crash.

Long Island weather: Heat advisory through Saturday night

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 02:03
After a scorcher-of-a-Thursday, more of the same is in the Friday and Saturday forecasts with a chance of showers and thunderstorms through Sunday night.

Judge order's Levy's nonprosecution agreement be released to Newsday

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 01:04
The State Supreme Court judge noted that there was "no promise, covenant or agreement to maintain its confidentiality contained within the document itself."

Two mosquito samples in Suffolk test positive for West Nile virus

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 00:55
Samples collected July 6 in Nesconset and July 8 in Northport tested positive for the virus, which can cause neurological problems and muscle weakness, county Health Commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott said in a news release.

Former Suffolk judge Georgia Tschiember, lead prosecutor for serial killer Robert Shulman, dies

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 00:32
Georgia Tschiember, a former Suffolk judge who as a prosecutor led the Robert Shulman serial murder case, has died at her Long Island home. She was 85.

Suffolk detective sues department, county for $35 million, alleging discrimination

Fri, 07/16/2021 - 00:00
The 23-year police department veteran says he was discriminated against because of his Dominican heritage as he applied for promotions that were given to white men.

Nissequogue sets August hearing on bill to opt out of recreational sales of marijuana in village

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 23:44
Trustees are reportedly concerned that the village has no commercial districts where marijuana businesses could be located and that there is land where marijuana could one day be grown and later sold.

Daily average of COVID-19 cases on LI rises by 77% in a week

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 23:34
The rise is fueled by the highly contagious delta variant and large numbers of people who are still unvaccinated, according to medical experts and state data.

MS-13 gang member tells judge he's haunted by 2016 killing

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 23:22
"Years have gone by but I still have nightmares about that day ... I see it again and again," said Jerlin Villalta, 24, of Brentwood.

Skeletal remains found near school, but cause of death noncriminal, authorities say

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 21:31
The remains were found Thursday near St. John Paul II Regional School on Mercy Avenue in Riverhead, according to Suffolk County police. 

Travel if you like, but take precautions because: 'It's never fun to be sick on vacation'

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 21:29
Health experts are advising summer travelers to keep their guard up as new COVID-19 cases tick up around the country, vaccination rates stall and the highly contagious delta variant spreads across the United States.

Two Huntington villages settle suit with town over mooring permits

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 21:24
The Villages of Huntington Bay and Lloyd Harbor sued the Town of Huntington in December, alleging the town was overstepping its authority by issuing mooring permits for use within 1,500 feet of shorelines without prior approval from the villages.

Long before its strip club days, building housed family tavern

Thu, 07/15/2021 - 19:32
When the strip club at the entrance to downtown Smithtown closed this summer, many residents were relieved. But the news was bittersweet for the Buckholz family, whose tavern occupied the building from 1945 through the 1970s.