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Chanel Lewis sentenced to life in prison for murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

QUEENS — More than two and a half years after the murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, and after two trials and the postponement of the killer’s initial sentencing, Chanel Lewis learned his fate Tuesday.


Richard Dormer, Former Suffolk County Police Commissioner, Dies

Richard Dormer, the former Suffolk County Police commissioner who led the Gilgo Beach killings investigation, died on April 21. He was 79. Dormer died at his Northport home surrounded by family after a three-year battle with cancer, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.


New Details Emerge on Boy Scouts' 'Perversion Files'; Thousands of Boy Scout Leaders Face Child Sex Allegations

Alarming new details have surfaced about how many people were listed in the Boy Scouts of America’s “perversion files,” according to lawyers who demand the full release of thousands of names of alleged offenders in the files. Nearly 200 of them are from New York and New Jersey.


The long-abandoned Swap and Shop in Coram is torn down

It’s been the source of numerous citizen complains and town building code violations for over two decades, officials said. That’s how long the old Swap and Shop pawn site on Middle Country Road sat abandoned.


Suffolk County Moves To Dramatically Cut Plastic Usage

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — On Earth Day, bans on plastic items are in the spotlight in New York, with Long Island leading the way. Bags, straws, stirrers, Styrofoam, even intentionally releasing balloons have all been targeted by lawmakers to reduce plastic usage.


Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole

WATERTOWN N.Y. — After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.


25 Arrested During 4/20 Police Crackdown

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY - A total of 25 people were arrested and over 40 traffic infractions were issued during a "4/20" enforcement across Suffolk County this past weekend. On Saturday April 20, a "holiday" for people who enjoy smoking marijuana, New York State Police, along with Suffolk Police, conduct


Suffolk County Officials Expect IRS Decision On Septic Rebate Taxing Within Three Months

Suffolk County officials told a standing-room-only crowd at Southampton Town Hall last week that they are optimistic an issue revolving around whether residents will have to pay taxes on grant money received to upgrade their septic systems will be resolved in the next three months.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Woman Wanted After Making Off with Merchandise from Shirley Store, Officials Say

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a woman who stole merchandise from a Shirley store in April.


Heavy, gusty thunderstorms to rumble from New York state to Kentucky

While a severe weather outbreak is not expected, heavy, gusty thunderstorms will stretch from the eastern Great Lakes to the western slopes of the central Appalachians and part of the Ohio Valley into Tuesday evening.


Feds: Ex-CEO of New York-based company is first drug exec indicted in opioid crisis

NEW YORK — The former head of a drug distributor has been indicted on what federal prosecutors say are the first-ever criminal charges against a drug company executive stemming from the opioid crisis.


State Police: Drivers arrested in Suffolk 420 checkpoints

On the day marijuana smokers around the country and the world gathered to celebrate weed culture, several police departments on Long Island were out looking for impaired drivers throughout Suffolk County.


Know Her? Woman Accused Of Using Credit Cards Stolen From East Patchogue ShopRite

The Suffolk County Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for information that results in the arrest of a woman caught on surveillance camera they say used credit cards stolen from a supermarket in East Patchogue.


Nursing home sues family whose father died in the facility

PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. - A family near New York is outraged, after being sued by a nursing home where their father died. The facility was found liable in his death six years ago, but now claims the family owes it money for his stay there.


2 NYPD Patrol Officers Under Investigation For Response To Fatal Ax Attack

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two NYPD officers are under investigation for what they allegedly did while responding to this weekend’s fatal ax attack on a pregnant woman in Brooklyn.


Suffolk police test attracts fewer applicants, but more minorities apply

The civil service test to hire new Suffolk County police officers, has drawn 19,833 applicants, the fewest in 16 years due to the strong economy, but also has attracted significantly more minority applicants than in the past.


Smithtown Police Blotter: 2 Grand Larcenies Reported At The Mall

SMITHTOWN, NY - Curious about what's going on in your neighborhood? Check out the recent crimes reported in the area. The Suffolk County Police Department posted the following information.


Man Assaulted, Robbed By Group In Brentwood: SCPD

BRENTWOOD, NY - A Brentwood man was assaulted and robbed by a group in Brentwood this past weekend, according to Suffolk Police. The robbery was reported on Sunday on Brentwood Road at around 12 a.m.


SUV Drives Off Highway, Overturns, Lands In Ditch: Officials

CENTER MORICHES, NY — Minor injuries were reported in a single vehicle crash in Center Moriches Monday morning, police said. According to Suffolk County Police, the call came in at 6:05 a.m. and no one involved was seriously hurt.