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Suffolk County extends amnesty program on outstanding moving violations, parking tickets

It was set to expire Feb. 20 but will now go through Feb. 28 before the county starts booting and towing cars, officials said. Suffolk County has extended the amnesty program that waives late fees and penalties on outstanding moving violations, red light citations and parking tickets.


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.


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Legislators, task force aim to reduce plastics in Suffolk County

County legislators are looking to restrict the sales of several plastics, some harmful to health and others harmful to the environment. Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn (D-Setauket), along with members of the Legislature’s Single-Use Plastic Reduction Task Force announced four policy initiatives


Southampton Boys Basketball Falls To Mattituck In County Semis

On Thursday night, at the most inopportune time in the Suffolk County Class B semifinal, that weakness reared its head. The Mariners suffered a 70-66 loss at home to Mattituck, which they had defeated twice during the regular season, ending their chances of facing Center Moriches for the county titl


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.


Suffolk County Legislature Restores Funding to Anti-Gang, Youth, Seniors & Substance Abuse Programs

Suffolk County, NY - February 15, 2019 - At yesterday’s Suffolk County General Meeting, IR# 1012-2019 passed with bipartisan support. The bill restores much needed funding to agencies included in the November’s omnibus amendments to the County Executive’s proposed 2019 budget, which were defeated in


5 people dead, 5 officers wounded in Aurora, Illinois shooting; gunman also killed

AURORA, Ill. — Five people were killed and five police officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, city police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night.


Suffolk County Police Pursuit Protocol Called Into Question Following Saturday’s Wreck In Middle Island

MIDDLE ISLAND, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Saturday night’s police pursuit is an incident that needs a careful look, so say family and friends of the three people killed in Middle Island.


Police searching for two women who stole from Target

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two women who stole merchandise from a Riverhead store last year.


Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in Ronkonkoma, police said

Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash in Ronkonkoma. Christopher Grassia, 46, of Ronkonkoma, was struck by a vehicle, believed to be a blue Dodge Ram pickup truck, that was traveling north on Rosevale Avenue, near Richmond Boulevard, Suffolk County police said in


Drunken driver crashes into 3 occupied cars in Copiague, police say

A Copiague man who police said was driving drunk when he crashed his car into three occupied vehicles Thursday night has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.


House of the week: 1912 Dutch Cape in East Moriches selling for $359,000

This 1,800-square-foot “updated and delicately restored” Dutch Cape, originally built in 1912, sits on .35 acres and is just 1,500 feet from the water. Located at 25 Montauk Highway in East Moriches, the home includes a master bedroom with a view of the water and two additional bedrooms. One full ba


Long Island man caught driving with 53 license suspensions

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Editorial: Watch the Suffolk County executive race

Suffolk County’s newest elected officials have taken their oaths of office in recent weeks, and some are still learning the ropes of their new office. But now, voters need to shrug off any remaining 2018 election season fatigue.


Long Island faces price spike for cleaner drinking water

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (FOX 5 NY) - Safer drinking water may cost homeowners double or even triple if it means eliminating a harmful chemical known as 1,4-dioxane, according to some water suppliers on Long Island.


Magnitude 2.0 earthquake hits upstate New York, Canada

NEW YORK — A magnitude 2.0 earthquake hit areas in upstate New York and Canada on Wednesday, according to officials. The following distances and locations were reportedly hit at 2:29 p.m.:


LI MS-13 Member Sexually Abused, Tried To Murder Toddler

An MS-13 gang member from Hempstead pleaded guilty yesterday to all of the charges against him, including attempted murder and sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl. Tommy Alvarado-Ventura, 33, also known as Montana, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to first-degree attempted murder, two counts of predato


Killer Bees Win Suffolk ‘D’ Title and Advance to Fight Another Day

There are inherent pressures that come with being the Bridgehampton boys basketball team, especially come playoff time. Nine state championships will do that to a group of high schoolers.


Second-Half Surge Powers Westhampton Beach Girls Basketball To First Playoff Win In 14 Years

Historically, teams that go on to win championships are the hottest teams going into the postseason, or, teams that have faced adversity throughout the season but have come out the other side of it in time for a playoff run. While it still has a few games to go before winning a Suffolk County Class