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Police: Boyfriend is 'person of interest' in woman's disappearance; report says they had recent physical altercation

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 10:51
Police in Florida will hold a press conference today to discuss the disappearance of Gabrielle Petito, 22, a former Blue Point woman who went missing while traveling on a cross-country road trip.

Sini: Suffolk cop failed to respond to emergency calls

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 00:09
A Suffolk County police officer accused of failing to respond to six calls for police assistance and falsifying reports last year was arrested, the district attorney said.

Hochul believes court will uphold denial of 'religious exemption' to vaccine mandate

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 00:02
New York's denial of a "religious exemption" allowing people to avoid mandated COVID-19 vaccines will be upheld in court, Gov. Kathy Hochul said.

Friends issue challenge: Run for Quogue crash survivor's recovery

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 23:28
Fundraiser participants can run, or walk, for a goal of 80 miles, and are encouraged to donate $80 to "Miles for Bri" for Briann Maglio, who remains in critical condition after the crash that killed her boyfriend and four others.

No more peak fares on the LIRR for the rest of '21, MTA says

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 23:15
The measure to lure riders back comes as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority sees big gains in ridership in recent days.

Suffolk County Supreme Court building renamed after 1st Black elected judge

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 22:39
County and judicial leaders renamed the Suffolk County Supreme Court building in Central Islip the "Honorable Marquette L. Floyd Supreme Court" and unveiled a portrait and bronze plaque commemorating the trailblazing jurist's career.

Amazon plans a last-mile warehouse in Long Island Innovation Park in Hauppauge

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 22:28
Consultants said the space would be for a 64,000-square-foot facility with space for 186 "sprinter" delivery vans at 49 Wireless Blvd.

Making waves: Plaque marks LI's role in advancing wireless communications

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 22:27
The sign, erected at the Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest, marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the transmitting station from where the first transatlantic radio transmission was sent, from Rocky Point over to Europe.

Pandemic not over, experts say, as new COVID-19 cases on Long Island top 900

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 15:00
Long Island logged 963 new cases — 407 in Nassau County and 556 in Suffolk County — in test results from Monday, up from the 461 on Sunday. New York City registered 1,545 new cases on Monday.

'Come forward': Family of former Blue Point woman implores boyfriend who traveled with her to talk to authorities

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 12:52
In a statement, the parents of Gabrielle Petito said the boyfriend of their missing daughter is refusing to answer "critical questions" about their daughter's whereabouts.

LIRR: Most service restored on Babylon branch after person hit, killed by train earlier

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 03:14
The LIRR says most service is back on schedule Tuesday night after rush-hour delays.

Passenger in disabled car struck by accused drunken driver dies of injuries, cops say

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 01:22
Lisa Hynds had been critically injured in the crash, when an accused drunken driver slammed into the disabled car she was in on the Sunrise Highway in Sayville.

Northport's Main Street, waterfront are a draw, but inventory is tight

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 00:25
Homes that hit the market, starting at $500,000, sell quickly.

Students can take a new Regents-approved 'Civic Readiness Pathway' toward graduation

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 23:01
Students who devote 40 hours' volunteer work to civic-action projects and meet other requirements could earn credit toward graduation and skip a Regents exam, under a pilot project approved by the state's Board of Regents. 

Babylon tries again for state certification to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 22:10
For more than 12 years the Town of Babylon has been trying to get certification for the state's Climate Smart Communities program, which helps local governments reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Answers to your questions about booster vaccines against the coronavirus

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 21:40
There is disagreement among top federal health officials as to whether booster vaccines are needed. We answer your questions about the issue.

Northport church recommended for historic landmark status, Hochul says

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 20:19
A listing on the state and national registers makes sites eligible for an array of public preservation programs, state grants and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits. 

'She needs help': Parents searching for ex-Blue Point woman gone missing in Wyoming

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 17:34
The parents of Gabrielle Petito, 22, formerly of Blue Point, say she was traveling in Wyoming with her boyfriend when she stopped communicating with them last month. 

SPCA's 9/11 mission: Help the dogs helping at Ground Zero

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 15:41
Two decades later, Suffolk SPCA's chief recalls the hectic hours after the attack when the organization quickly mustered a team and headed into Manhattan to treat rescue dogs and look after other animals near Ground Zero.  

Sini: Ronkonkoma couple operated cocaine, crack ring

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 01:09
Authorities seized a kilo and a half of cocaine and more than $13,000 in cash while executing a search warrant last month at the apartment of Kobaski R. Claros and Maria Jesus Rivera, according to prosecutors.