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Riverhead Blotter: Three arrested for stealing from Route 58 store

Police arrested three individuals from Wyandanch in Riverhead Friday after a traffic stop revealed they were in possession of shoes valued at $174.98 that were reported stolen from Famous Footwear on Old Country Road.


On LI, progress in the fight against the opioid epidemic

Timothy Kroll got migraines. Bad ones. But he hated taking pills so he tried other things. Acupuncture. Trips to a chiropractor. Nothing worked. Desperate, he finally saw a pain specialist. The doctor prescribed oxycodone. Timothy got hooked. He graduated to heroin and cocaine.


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.


Flash flood watch in effect Saturday

A flash flood watch is in effect in Suffolk County today as periods of heavy rain are expected, the National Service said this morning. Total rainfall amounts will be around one inch with locally higher amounts possible, according to the weather service. Excessive runoff will be possible which may l


National Drug Take Back Day Coming To Hampton Bays

HAMPTON BAYS, NY — Here's a chance to clean out the medicine cabinet in a safe way. Southampton Town Police will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day with an eye toward tackling a crucial public safety and public health issue.


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


NYPD: Cop shot in confrontation that left suspect dead out of hospital

A wounded NYPD officer from Suffolk County left the hospital Friday to applause, salutes and a pipe-and-drum serenade. Joined by his family, Officer Justin Vartanian, 34, walked out of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood, wearing a Mets shirt and police ja


Suffolk County To Offer 311 Call Service

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced a 311 non-emergency call service for residents in his annual State of the County speech. The call service will be for non-emergencies like potholes and general inquiries. Suffolk will become the first suburban county in New York with a 311 system.


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


Westhampton-Hampton Bays Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS, NY — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Flash Flood Watch for your area on Saturday, lasting from 2:00 am to 8:00 pm. You can read more info from the National Weather Service here.


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,


Police Release Surveillance Video Of 7-Eleven Knifepoint Robbery

NORTH AMITYVILLE, NY - Suffolk County Police released a surveillance video on Friday of the duo who robbed a North Amityville convenience store at knifepoint earlier this year.


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.


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.


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.


Video apparently shows shootout that injured NYPD officer, killed suspect in Washington Heights

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- Video circulating on social media is believed to show the shootout between an NYPD officer and a suspect in Washington Heights. The incident was reported near West 187th Street and Wadsworth Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.


Southold Police Blotter: Mulch fire in Southold, handgun found in Mattituck

A Southold man called police around 12:49 p.m. last Tuesday to report a mulch fire in his neighbor’s backyard. Police, along with members of the local fire department, responded and extinguished the fire. The neighbor told police that the homeowner, a Southold man, frequently has fires in his backya


East End Garden Festival Returns To Riverhead, Adds Water Mill Location

The East End Garden Festival is returning in May to the Tanger Outlets in Riverhead, and this 24th annual fundraiser will introduce a satellite location in Water Mill to further support the mission of Operation International.


Yankees Silence Singer Kate Smith Recording While Investigating Racism Claims

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer.


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.