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Commissioner O'Neill: Second suspect arrested in connection with robbery that led to death of NYPD detective

RICHMOND HILL, Queens (WABC) -- A second suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the the robbery of a T-Mobile store that led to the friendly-fire death of NYPD detective Brian Simonsen, Police Commissioner James O'Neill confirmed Saturday.


Letters: Frustration with new recycling program in Brookhaven

As a longtime resident of Brookhaven Town, I am totally disgusted with the recycling program initiated this year [“Crackdown on recycling,” News, Feb. 11]. After years of faithfully putting out my paper and plastics and glass, we are no longer able to dispose of any glass. I do not have the time to


Police investigate overnight burglaries at two Riverhead tire dealers

Riverhead Police are searching for the person or persons who broke into two tire dealers along Route 58 overnight. Police responded to a commercial burglary alarm this morning at 12:46 a.m. at Firestone located at 815 Old Country Road. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the front door glass had


NYS Police: Shirley Man in Custody, Charged with Forcibly Touching a Child

Southampton, NY - February 15, 2019 - On February 14, 2019, the New York State Police arrested Edward Quinn, 54, of Shirley for Forcible Touching and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, less than 17 years of age.


Boys Basketball: Center Moriches swipes game from Tuckers

It could be said that Center Moriches stole the Suffolk County Class B boys basketball championship. Not that the Red Devils didn’t earn every bit of their 88-66 defeat of Mattituck Saturday, from every single one of Micah Snowden’s 34 points to every one of the 19 steals Center Moriches made to eve


Car hits, seriously injures pedestrian in Bay Shore

A pedestrian was hit while walking across Union Boulevard in Bay Shore on Saturday and is at a local hospital with serious injuries, Suffolk County police said. The incident happened just before 6 p.m. Saturday. A Chevrolet Impala driven by an unidentified person struck the pedestrian, who is at Sou


Quick Bites: Joe's Restaurant and Pizzeria in Shirley

Joe’s Restaurant and Pizzeria has been serving the Shirley area since 1977. This family-owned and operated joint moved to its current location at 433 William Floyd Parkway in 2001, leaving its original home down where The Home Depot is currently located.


Driver sought after 46-year-old man killed in Long Island hit and run

RONKONKOMA, Long Island (WABC) -- A pedestrian was killed in an apparent hit and run on Long Island early Friday, and authorities are searching for the driver. Authorities say the victim, 46-year-old Christopher Grassia, was found dead in the street near Richmond Boulevard and Rosevale Avenue in Ron


Ridge man sentenced to 16 years for selling heroin that killed wrestler

A Ridge man was sentenced Friday to 16 years in federal prison for selling the heroin that resulted in the death of a former Long Island high school wrestling champion. Richard Jacobellis, 25, had previously admitted in federal court in Central Islip that in 2016 he sold the $100 worth of heroin tha


Ward Melville boys, girls fencing teams win Suffolk County Final

Ward Melville was the class of the field in fencing Feb. 9 where both the boys and girls teams won the Suffolk County fencing championship at Newfield High School. Brandeis University recruit and Patriot standout Ben Rogak, who is a four-time all-county fencer, clinched his third consecutive Suffolk


Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


Funeral Set for Fallen NYPD Detective From Long Island

Arrangements have been set for the funeral of a 42-year-old New York City police detective from Calverton was fatally struck by friendly fire at the scene of a robbery in Queens this week.


Police Activity Reported In East Islip

EAST ISLIP, NY - Police activity was reported in East Islip on Friday afternoon. Suffolk Police could not confirm what the activity was but did say they were searching for someone.


ICYMI: 6 Decapitated Birds Found In Smithtown, Great River: SPCA

SMITHTOWN, NY - The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for decapitating a total of 6 birds in Smithtown and Great River.


N. Babylon Pizzeria Damaged After Fight Between Teens Breaks Out

NORTH BABYLON, NY - A North Babylon pizzeria was damaged after a fight broke out among a group of teens on Thursday afternoon, according to Suffolk Police. Officers responded to an incident at Mangia Pizza on 785 Deer Park Avenue, located across from Marion G Vedder Elementary School, at about 2:45


Wow House: Dream Waterfront Home With Bay View In East Patchogue

EAST PATCHOGUE, NY -- This Wow House is a stunning colonial with a beautiful water view of the Great South Bay. On the market for $935,000, the home has five bedrooms and three full bathrooms.


Riverhead Blotter: United Methodist Church damaged

Riverhead Town police are investigating a report of damage to the Riverhead United Methodist Church last Thursday morning, according to reports. A caller reported damage to a screen on the front of the church at 204 East Main St. The caller guessed the damage occurred the previous evening after a so


Cahill says 'time has come' to legalize marijuana in New York state

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Assemblyman Kevin Cahill says some his own family members who suffered from advanced cancer didn’t use marijuana to relieve pain because it was illegal. “I have had other members of my family who said that, in spite of the fact that it was illegal, they would use it — and sure enoug


2 Tire Store Break-Ins Reported In Riverhead: Cops

RIVERHEAD, NY — Two Riverhead tire businesses were the targets of break-ins early Saturday, police said. According to Riverhead Police, on Saturday at 12:46 a.m., an alarm was activated at Firestone, located at 815 Old Country Rd. in Riverhead.


Transgender soldier wins case against N.Y. jail that denied her medical care

When the testosterone started to flow through her system, Jessica Sunderland felt the changes immediately. “I had to do stuff to deal with the anger,” she said. “Working out and meditating, and trying to breathe. I did anything to try to not focus on the anger.”