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6-year-old boy hospitalized after falling from apartment window

A six-year-old boy was hospitalized Friday night after falling from the third-floor window of his Bronx apartment building as his father was installing an air conditioner, police said.


Millionaire Liquor Heiress Pleads Guilty in NYC Sex Cult Case; Alleged Bookkeeper Expected to Plead Guilty: Sources

The heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune has pleaded guilty to two charges in connection with the alleged NXIVM sex-trafficking cult case. Clare Bronfman, the 39-year-old daughter of late philanthropist and Seagram CEO Edgar Bronfman, issued a tearful apology in court Friday as she admitted she h


Suffolk County Correction Officer Indicted And Faces Additional Charges

A Suffolk County corrections officer, who was charged on April 5 with sexually abusing a minor multiple times over the course of several years, was indicted in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Wednesday, and now faces additional charges after another victim came forward with similar accusations.


Eastport-South Manor Adopts $97 Million Budget For Next School Year, Now Subject To Voter Approval

The Eastport-South Manor School Board adopted a $97 million budget for next school year at their meeting Wednesday night, officially placing it on the ballot for voter determination on May 21.


Diamond gems in Long Island baseball and softball

Matt Alifano, Center Moriches: He fired a no-hitter, struck out a school-record 18 and walked one in a 12-0 win over Pierson on April 6. Sean Coveny, Commack: He threw a four-hitter with 14 strikeouts in a 7-0 win over Connetquot in a game that decided sole possession of first place in Suffolk II on


State Police: Driver killed, another arrested in Southern State crash

Family and parishioners of a Merrick church are mourning the loss of a retired priest who delivered a sermon on Jesus' life and resurrection, then died hours later on Good Friday in a crash allegedly caused by an impaired driver on the Southern State Parkway.


Child airlifted to hospital after being struck by car on Long Island

SEAFORD, Long Island (WABC) -- A child was airlifted to the hospital in unknown condition after being struck by a car on Long Island Friday afternoon. It happened on Merrick Road at Washington Avenue in Seaford around 1:40 p.m.


Suffolk County To Launch Its Own 311 Call Center

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Suffolk County is about to become the first suburban county in New York state to launch a 311 call center. Critics say it is too costly, but the county executive says it actually saves money.


Cop injured in shootout leaves hospital, as NYPD identifies suspect who was killed as possible gang leader

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan -- Justin Vartanian, the NYPD officer injured in a shootout on Thursday in Washington Heights, is now home, recovering from the gunshot wound that police say was inflicted by a Trinitarios gang member who they shot and killed after he opened fire.


Remsenburg-Speonk School District Superintendent To Head Center Moriches Schools Next Year

Dr. Ronald Masera will be resigning from his dual position as superintendent of the Remsenburg-Speonk School District and principal of its only school at the end of this school year to replace Russell Stewart, the retiring superintendent of the Center Moriches School District.


Know Him? Police Looks To ID Man Accused Of Stealing $220 Jacket At Bay Shore Macy’s

Suffolk County Police released a photo and ask the public's help in identifying and locating a man they say stole a jacket from Macy's in Bay Shore back in January. Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the man accused of stealing a jacket worth $220 from Ma


Lethal Carbon Monoxide Levels Found After NY Man Can't Wake Up Family; 6 Kids Among 11 Hospitalized

Nearly a dozen people were hospitalized, including a toddler and five other children, after becoming sickened in a two-family Westchester County home where lethal levels of carbon monoxide were found, authorities say.


Sound Avenue partially closed after truck crashes into poles

Westbound traffic has been closed Friday morning on Sound Avenue in Mattituck after a box truck swerved to avoid a deer and struck multiple electrical poles near Kirkup Lane. The right side of the truck was ripped off after it scraped one pole and then crashed into another on the westbound side of S


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats spreads to N.J., N.Y., Pa. Fatal case reported in Michigan.

An outbreak of listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from the infection in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.


Filmmaker to put Mastic Beach in the spotlight with 'Mini Indie' festival

A 25-year-old filmmaker is putting his hometown in the cultural spotlight next month with the first annual Mastic Beach Mini Indie Film Fest. The festival, which will run May 3-5 at the Mastic Beach Property Homeowners Association on 31 Neighborhood Road, will include a lineup of more than 20 films,


New York state tax revenues plummet by $3.7 billion

New York state tax revenues fell by $3.7 billion, or 4.7 percent, last year — the largest collapse since the 9/11 attacks — but officials downplayed the significance. Trying to find a bright side, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said things could have been worse since a surge in collections last m


Cops: Man, 18, arrested after road rage incident

Police arrested an East Islip man after, they said, he pointed a BB gun at a motorist during a road rage incident on the Southern State Parkway in North Amityville on Thursday afternoon.


What to do with kids when it rains on Long Island

So your kids are home and you're eager to do something fun outdoors for the day, but the weather isn't quite cooperating. Don't let a little rain get in the way of family fun. There are many indoor places to play and explore in Nassau and Suffolk.


Planet Fitness coming to Sports Authority location, according to plans filed with town

Owners of the former Sports Authority store are seeking to divide the 45,085-square-foot building into three separate storefronts, which would house a Planet Fitness gym, a dollar store and an unnamed retail store, according to the site plan filed with the Riverhead planning department.