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Driver killed as SUV hits utility pole, police say

A woman driving a 2003 Nissan Murano SUV died after veering off Wheeler Road in Hauppauge and slamming into a utility pole before dawn on Friday, Suffolk police said. Rosa Portillo, 29, of Central Islip, was headed south about 4:20 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.


Hauppauge's Dan Mauriello earns state wrestling semifinal win in overtime

ALBANY — Sixth-seeded Dan Mauriello (Hauppauge) earned a 4-2 decision over second-seeded Ryan Stencel (Lancaster), advancing to the state wrestling final in the Division I 152-pound weight class.


Suffolk Police Report Woman Killed in Hauppauge Motor Vehicle Crash

Hauppauge, NY - February 22, 2019 - Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a woman in Hauppauge on Friday, February 22.


Long Island mom warns daughter not to come home before apparent murder-suicide

BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- A 50-year-old woman was killed Thursday night in what authorities believe is a murder-suicide on Long Island. Police say Dawn Kelly was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in the master bedroom of her home on Thomas Place in Bellmore just before 8:30 p.m.


Judge extends order suspending deer culling at William Floyd Estate

A plan to cull whitetail deer at William Floyd Estate that was suspended at the request of animal welfare groups will remain on hold, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein had granted a stay Tuesday in Central Islip that delayed the hunt by the Fire Island Na


Glenn Terry's attempted-kidnapping conviction vacated

The former Holtsville landscaper who told police that he was on his way to kidnap his attorney — Suffolk Conservative Party chairman Frank Tinari — and hide him in a basement had his attempted-kidnapping conviction vacated by a state appellate court this week.


Duo Burglarize East Islip Home At Gunpoint

EAST ISLIP, NY - An East Islip home was burglarized at gunpoint earlier this week. The incident was reported on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 2:21 a.m. at an E. Main Street home. Two people, displaying handguns, forced their way into the residence.


Westhampton Beach Is No Match For Red-Hot Mt. Sinai In Suffolk County Class A Girls Basketball Championship

Having won the county title in 2017, the Lady Mustangs were upset by Hauppauge in last year's county final. They had already avenged that loss by defeating top-seeded Hauppauge in this season's county semifinal this past Saturday, so Mount Sinai had one thing in its sights and that was its second co


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


ICYMI: Smithtown Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday

SMITHTOWN, NY - A Smithtown resident recently celebrated her 100th birthday alongside friends, family and local officials. A special celebration was held for Fortunata Durkin last week at the Smithtown Center For Rehabilitation and Nursing Care where she is currently residing.


Residents Express Safety Concerns At Central Islip Train Station

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY - Some commuters have expressed safety concerns at the Central Islip train station after a second track was added. The issue began last year when the second track was added resulting in commuters having walk through an overpass or cross the roadway in order to get from the side whe


Wanted: Police Looking for 4 Women Who Stole from Walmart

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking help to locate the women who stole merchandise from a Commack store in November.


ICYMI: 3 Hospitalized After Barge Malfunction

FIRE ISLAND, NY - Three Coast Guard crew members had to be evacuated after suffering from injuries due to a malfunction at a barge in Fire Island Inlet on Monday evening. According to the Coast Guard, the malfunction with the pump system was reported at Barge Reggie at Station Fire Island at 5 p.m.


Caught on camera: Brutal attack at Huntington Station Burger King

A brutal attack was caught on camera last month outside the Burger King on New York Avenue in Huntington Station. In the video, six young men can be seen punching and kicking the victim, who is lying on the ground. At one point, an attacker jumps and stomps his feet into the victim’s head.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Bay Shore High School Student Named Coca Cola Scholar Finalist

BAY SHORE, NY - One Bay Shore High School student was recently named a finalist in the annual Coca Cola Scholar competition. Daniela Diaz was among the 251 regional finalists from across the country to be named a finalist. The finalists were chosen out of a total of 95,000 applicants.


Ben Affleck Runs a Few Errands Around Brentwood

About Photo #4242492: Ben Affleck parks his car as he steps out to run a few errands on Thursday afternoon (February 21) in Brentwood, Calif. The 46-year-old Oscar-winning actor looked… Read More Here.


Authorities Seeking Suspects that Stole Over $2,000 in Cell Phones in Hauppauge

Hauppauge, NY - February 22, 2019 - Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two people who stole cell phones from a Hauppauge store in December.


Copiague Man Attempted to Bribe State Police During DWI Arrest, Officials Report

Oyster Bay, NY - February 22, 2019 - On Friday, February 22, 2019, at approximately 1:40 a.m., Johnny Rajkumar, age 20, of Copiague was driving westbound on the Southern State Parkway near exit 31 in town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County and was stopped for multiple vehicle and traffic violations.


Service Monday for Carbon Monoxide Victim

Services are scheduled Monday for the man who died of an apparent carbon monoxide leak Thursday in Melville. Stephen Yancofski, 55, was found unconscious in his home on Scott Drive. He was later pronounced dead. His wife, Kyriaki Bouziotas, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment