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Southampton Blotter: Man arrested for driving with a suspended license

Southampton Town police arrested a Riverhead man after he was caught driving with a suspended license in Riverside Friday. Vincent Ramos, 33, was stopped for speeding near Cross River Drive around 10:45 p.m., according to police. A search of DMV records revealed his license had been suspended in Dec


Cops: Expect traffic delays in Hampton Bays during officer's services

Drivers in Hampton Bays should expect traffic delays Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during services for NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen, of Calverton, who was killed in a friendly fire shooting in Queens.


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


GRIDLOCK SAM: Lunar New Year parade Sunday brings street closings in Chinatown

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR PRESIDENTS DAY. Many Chinatown streets will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday for the Lunar New Year Parade. You'll see traffic turbulence on Canal St. and by the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges. Parts of E. Broadway, Mott, Forsyth, an


Honoring Fallen NYPD Hero: Streets To Be Lined With Blue Ribbons

HAMPTON BAYS, NY — The streets of Hampton Bays will be lined with blue ribbons as mourners pay their final respects to a fallen hero. A GoFundMe page, "Help HB Honor NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen" was created by Julie Lofstad, who is also a Southampton Town councilwoman.


Suffolk County seeks to ban single-use plastics

Single-use plastics could become a thing of the past in Suffolk County. Southampton Town officials Tuesday adopted a new code amendment that will ban plastic straws and polystyrene (Styrofoam) take-away containers at food establishments.


Man Faces New Charges For Thefts From Cars In Wading River: Cops

WADING RIVER, NY — A man is facing new charges after a string of reported larcenies in Wading River, police said. The Riverhead Police Department's COPE division arrested Patrick A. Fontaine, 36, on Feb. 14 and charged him with 10 counts of criminal possession of stolen property, police said.


O'Neill: Second suspect charged in friendly fire shooting

A second person has been arrested and charged in connection with the alleged attempted robbery that led to the friendly fire death of an NYPD detective from Long Island, New York Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill said.


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


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.


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


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.


Westhampton Beach Girls Basketball Defeats Rival ESM To Advance To County Championship

Westhampton Beach came into Saturday afternoon's Class A semifinal fully aware of the Lady Sharks' defensive prowess and figured it would be them at their own game. The Lady Hurricanes defeated host and cross-town rival ESM, 33-25, to advance to their first county championship since 2005, where they


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


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.”


Heroin Dealer Sentenced For Causing Death Of Wrestling Star

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY - A Ridge man was sentenced to prison on Friday after pleading guilty to distributing heroin that caused the death of a 20-year-old Kings Park man last year, according to the U.S. attorney.


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.


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


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


Drunk Driver Crashes Into Fire Hydrant: Police

MATTITUCK, NY — A drunk driver was arrested and charged after he crashed into a fire hydrant in Mattituck, police said. According to Southold Town Police, Alex P. Endres, 21, of Mattituck was arrested at Feb. 17 at 3:19 a.m. on Reeve Ave.