Gabby Petito died by strangulation, 3-4 weeks before body was found, coroner rules

Suffolk County News - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 00:26
The Blue Point native died by "manual strangulation/throttling" three to four weeks before her body was found in a Wyoming national forest Sept. 19, autopsy results released Tuesday show.

Moderna, Johnson & Johnson next up to seek FDA approval for booster shots

Suffolk County News - Wed, 10/13/2021 - 00:12
Two days of public meetings of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on the requests start Thursday. It's unclear when a final decision on boosters — and who should get them and when — will come.

Babylon Town Democratic Party leader John 'Jack' Braslow, who 'transcended parties,' dies at 92

Suffolk County News - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 23:56
A son said of John 'Jack' Braslow: "Everyone from every political party loved him because of the way he treated people."

Get ready to be spooked with a guided tour featuring Huntington's haunted history

Suffolk County News - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 23:50
Town Clerk Andrew Raia says of Huntington's history, "We have a very rich history in Huntington and part of that history, honestly, is some darkness and creepiness."

Hate crime suspect gave confession saying he 'hated illegal Spanish people,' Suffolk prosecutors say

Suffolk County News - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 23:16
Court officers took Christopher Cella into custody after State Supreme Court Justice John B. Collins set bail that included a $75,000 cash option and ordered the Selden man to undergo an immediate mental health exam in jail.

Gabby Petito autopsy results to be released Tuesday

Suffolk County News - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 00:38
The Wyoming coroner who performed the autopsy on Petito, the Blue Point native whose body was found last month after she was reported missing from a cross-country road trip with her fiance, will discuss the findings.

Racist comments lead Engeman to cancel 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' performance, officials say

Suffolk County News - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 00:37
Northport police, in a statement on Facebook, said the cast member, who was not identified, informed the theater staff "they were subjected to racist comments." The theater canceled Sunday night's performance of "Smokey Joe's Cafe," and on Instagram said "we are disgusted" by the incident.

Merck anti-COVID pill could have significant impact in pandemic fight, experts say

Suffolk County News - Tue, 10/12/2021 - 00:20
An antiviral pill that people could take at home to reduce their symptoms and speed recovery could prove groundbreaking, easing the caseload on U.S. hospitals. But the ultimate solution to the pandemic remains mass vaccinations, Long Island infectious disease experts said.

Long Island weather: Plenty of clouds and unseasonably warm

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 22:27
Temperatures this week will climb into the low to mid-70s during the day, before retreating to the low 60s and upper 50s at night.
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