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Riverhead Blotter: Bronx man arrested for endangering the welfare of a child in Riverhead

Jermell White, 33, of the Bronx was arrested Sunday afternoon on multiple charges in relation to a domestic incident in Riverhead involving a former girlfriend, according to Riverhead Town police.


Southampton conducts code enforcement sweep in Riverside, Northampton and Flanders

Southampton Town code enforcement officers issued over 60 notices of violations and eight field appearance tickets in a recent investigation of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton area. The officers went into dozens of neighborhoods and inspected street by street and found several dozen property


Retired Suffolk County lieutenant accused of hit-and-run involving Nassau County officer

WESTBURY, Long Island (WABC) -- A retired Suffolk County Police lieutenant is accused of a hit-and-run involving a Nassau County Police sergeant. Authorities say the incident began last Friday afternoon when William Hasper was pulled over on Old Country Road in Westbury for motor vehicle violations.


Court ruling sets higher bar for police, prosecutors in asset seizures

ALBANY -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling limiting the ability of state and local police to seize cars, cash and homes from criminal suspects has raised the bar for such forfeitures in New York state, authorities said Thursday.


Kneeland Reaches Career Milestone, Helps Advance Pierson Girls Basketball To Small Schools Championship

It was as if Pierson would seemingly coast to a victory and everything would have worked out perfectly. It's called a rivalry for a reason, though, and Mattituck wasn't going to face its third loss of the season lying down.


One Minute on the North Fork: Bailie Beach, Mattituck

A bit more private and secluded than some of the North Fork’s other well-known beaches, the Mattituck Park District’s Bailie Beach, is a favorite for many in the community.


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.


Fallen detective laid to rest at Jamesport Cemetery: photos

After a funeral Mass in Hampton Bays, Detective Brian Simonsen of Calverton was laid to rest at Jamesport Cemetery. A procession arrived in Jamesport Wednesday afternoon following the funeral, as dozens of motorcycle officers lined Main Road saluting. The mourners then crowded into the small cemeter


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.


Editorial: Hatred arrives on a pole in Riverhead this week

At some point in recent days, a sign was posted on a pole in Riverhead’s Polish Town that reads: “Better dead than red.” Under the banner is the web address for the group behind the sign: PATRIOTFRONT.US.


Suffolk County wants the public's input on legalizing recreational marijuana

Should the recreational use of marijuana be legalized in Suffolk County?. That is the topic of discussion of an upcoming public hearing at the Suffolk County Legislature on Monday, Feb. 25.


Southold Blotter: Greenport woman caught driving drunk in Peconic

Southold Town police arrested a Greenport woman for driving drunk on Route 48 in Peconic Saturday night. After Nancy Marshall, 48, was stopped around 11:45 p.m. for having an expired inspection sticker, an officer found she was intoxicated.


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."


Carbon monoxide kills man, injures women in LI home, police say

One man was killed and his wife was hospitalized from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in their Melville home Thursday morning, Suffolk police said. Stephen Yancofski, 55, was found unconscious in the Scott Drive home and taken to Plainview Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Suffolk County Hom


Multiple white nationalist group posters appear in downtown Riverhead

A Riverhead man reports removing at least seven posters promoting the white nationalist group Patriot Front in downtown Riverhead this month. Kristopher Geraci, who lives in the downtown area and walks to his job on Main Street, said he discovered the posters on the evening of Feb. 8 and the followi


Hampton Bays Opened Hearts To Host 20,000 For NYPD Hero's Funeral

HAMPTON BAYS, NY — The words "it takes a village" or, rather, a hamlet, were never more true than in Hampton Bays this week, as an entire community of residents, business owners, volunteers and town officials worked hand in hand and and opened their hearts to welcome about 20,000 mourners as NYPD De


Mike Long Steps Down as NY State Conservative Party Chairman

A political earthquake in New York State came last week in Albany when legendary NYS Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long announced his retirement. Long, 78, has served as chairman for 30 years. “I am fully aware that the fight for Conservative values carries on and that many battles remain, but I


Mastic Liquors and the lore of two front doors

When the two-story Parr Gas Station was being constructed along Montauk Highway 100 years ago, local lore has it that Suffolk County was considering changing the flow of the road. It could either go on the south or north side of the building.


Officials discuss upgrades for South Jamesport Beach park

Riverhead officials are considering whether South Jamesport beach could someday resemble Suffolk County’s Meschutt Beach in Hampton Bays, and whether the town could accomplish that by signing a long-term lease with a vendor who would in turn renovate the snack stand there.


Long Island sex-trafficking victim shares her story 6 months after her escape

LONG ISLAND, NY — Six months ago, a sex-trafficking victim made a run for it after over six years of being tortured and sold for sex. Marie, who's now in her 20s, was fed crack every night. PIX11 is concealing her identity for safety reasons.