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Feline and feeling (mostly) fine: Cat lost at JFK for 18 days has been found

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 19:04
Ettore, a black-and-tan cat, lost three pounds and suffered some bruises while he was lost at Kennedy Airport after escaping the baggage area, his rescuer said.

Free safety checks for car seats, boosters at 3 LI sites this week

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 15:17
Nearly half of car seats, 46%, are not installed properly in fatal crashes, Gov. Kathy Hochul said, citing federal statistics.

Tani's game plan: Prodigy aims to be youngest grandmaster ever

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 14:57
Says the 11-year-old who lives in Port Jefferson Station, "I will make it. I trust myself."

FBI issues arrest warrant for Brian Laundrie

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 01:38
Laundrie, a "person of interest" in the homicide of Gabrielle Petito, was indicted on a charge that he used a debit card and bank accounts without authorization after the Blue Point native's death, the FBI said.

Barney the Bull on the run since July caught

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 01:04
The bull was captured in Moriches when he went into a corral set up with a feeding trough inside to lure him in. The corral lock was then sprung remotely by sanctuary founder Mike Stura.  

Missing teen cousins found unharmed, Suffolk police say

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 21:39
The teen cousins had gone missing Tuesday and police said their families believed they were together. 

AG declines to appeal Sand Land court decision; move lauded by environmentalists

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 21:35
A May appellate court ruling found the DEC violated state environmental conservation law by issuing a permit allowing Sand Land — which a 2018 Suffolk County report linked to groundwater contamination — to dig 40 feet deeper and operate for another eight years.

Babylon Village proposes new fishing regulations at its parks

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 21:28
Mayor Mary Adams says the village has noticed an increase in wildlife injuries and deaths from birds getting entangled in fishing line or having hooks embedded in them.

Bayport boy, 14, killed by LIRR train, railroad says

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 20:48
The boy was found next to the tracks near the Patchogue LIRR station, officials said.

Greenport outdoor parklets coming down, but hope springs for summer '22 return

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 20:03
The mayor says Greenport would be open to bringing back the parklets next year, but some village business owners want the dining spaces to stay through the fall.

Peter Brown, decorated Nassau police officer, dies at 73

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 01:02
Peter Brown had a flair for heroics — helping to pull a toddler from a cesspool and removing the umbilical cord from the neck of a baby he helped deliver.

Search for Brian Laundrie, 'person of interest' in fiancee's death, concludes fourth day, resumes Thursday

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 23:35
The police search for Brian Laundrie, a "person of interest" in the homicide of Gabrielle Petito, was concluded after its fourth day but will resume Thursday, police said. 

Long Island weather: Flash flood watch for Nassau Thursday into Friday

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 23:08
Rain is possible Wednesday night but more likely late Thursday, when heavy rain and storms could develop overnight and into Friday morning, the National Weather Service said. 

State formalizes agreement with Northrop Grumman to clean up pollution

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 22:56
The state will over the next 30 days accept public comments on the plan, which includes $60 million for the state and local water districts.

Cops: Worker hurt after vehicle falls on him at Flanders junkyard

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 22:16
The man was injured just before 5 p.m. and transported to a hospital for treatment, police say.

Nassau IDA tables proposal to grant tax breaks for Great Neck apartment project

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 22:10
The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency tabled a resolution to grant Gesher Center LLC a 22-year PILOT to redevelop the property at 733-741 Middle Neck Rd. after residents voiced concerns about density and higher taxes.

Levy appellate brief argues agreement should be kept secret

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 22:03
Levy is seeking to overturn a lower-court ruling that ruled the agreement be released to Newsday.

Six 'exemplary' Long Island high schools achieve Blue Ribbon status

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 09:44
Blue ribbons recognize schools with superior graduation rates and test scores, and those with exemplary records in closing achievement gaps between students of different races, ethnicities and economic backgrounds.

Commack schools superintendent Donald James resigning

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 09:00
Commack schools superintendent Donald James will resign to take a job leading a private company. His resignation will take effect Nov. 30.

Morning fire breaks out at East Setauket farm complex, officials say

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 01:39
Firefighters from 16 fire departments including a fleet of ladder trucks and bulldozers responded just after 10 a.m. to the Spy Coast Farm.