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Medford Man Charged By County Suffolk SPCA with Animal Cruelty

Medford, NY - March 25, 2019 - Suffolk County SPCA Detectives arrested and charged a Medford man with animal cruelty. Stuart Babitch, 76, was charged with failure to provide proper sustenance including veterinary care and allowing the dog to live in deplorable conditions The animals were transported


Long Island school bus driver accused of kissing teen girl on bus

PATCHOGUE, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island school bus driver is facing charges, accused of kissing a teenage girl. Joel Cedeno, 62, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.


5 New Properties For Sale In The Medford Area

MEDFORD, NY — Looking for a new home, and want to get a better feel for what's available near you? Perhaps you could use some help finding the perfect place for you and your loved ones? Not to fear! To keep you up to date, we've compiled an up-to-date batch of five new listings nearby.


Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.


Sandy Hook victim’s father dead in apparent suicide at Newtown Town Hall: police

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook shooting died in an apparent suicide early Monday, according to police. Jeremy Richman, 49, of Newtown, was found dead at the Edmond Town Hall by ambulance crews who were called to the scene.


SCPD Seeking Suspects Who Made Off with $2,500 in Clothing from Riverhead Store

Riverhead, NY - March 26, 2019 - Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the women who stole clothing from a Tanger Outlet store in Riverhead in February.


Is Dr. Danielle Roberts – the branding doctor – operating in Suffolk County?

I received this email today and am hoping some readers might be able to shed a little light on it. It was signed, but I am withholding the name of the person for her privacy. “Hello! I am a concerned citizen of the Suffolk County, Long Island NY.


Eight arrested, 20 pounds of pot, $7,000 cash seized in Paterson raid

The police raided an apartment on Main Street, arresting eight people, seizing 20 pounds of drugs, and $7,076 in cash, on Friday evening, according to police director Jerry Speziale.


'Fruity Pebbles' and 'Cinnamon Toast Crunch' Among Marijuana Edibles Seized in Recent Raid

PATERSON, NJ- Eight arrests were made were following an operation by Paterson Police Department’s Narcotics Division at 146 Main Street, Apt. 301 on Friday. According to Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the investigation was launched after officials received information related to drug sales a


Stephentown, N.Y.: VITA offering free tax preparation

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance will provide free tax return assistance from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Stephentown Memorial Library, 472 State Route 43 at Grange Hall Road.


Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort more than $20 million from Nike

NEW YORK — The Manhattan US Attorney’s office said Monday that it is charging attorney Michael Avenatti “for attempting to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational


Priciest home sales in Miller Place

Priciest home sales in Miller Place (11764) The three highest-priced home sales in Miller Place last month ranged from $430,000 to $561,350. The priciest Miller Place home sold in February was a 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath colonial on 1 acre at 263 Helme Ave. that sold for $561,350. It was listed by Wayne H


Accused Mob Boss Killer Facing Murder Charges

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The man accused of gunning down reputed Gambino mob boss Frank Cali is now formally facing charges in New York. Anthony Comello has been arrested on charges of murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon for a loaded firearm, reports CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge.


Search On For Women Who Stole Kids' Clothing: Cops

RIVERHEAD, NY — The search is on for women who stole clothing from a Tanger Outlet store in Riverhead, police said. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police are seeking the public's help to identify and locate the women who stole clothing from Polo Ralph Lauren Children's Factory Outl


South Country Students Receive Commendations For Artwork

PATCHOGUE, NY - From South Country School District: South Country community members visiting the district's central office on South Dunton Street in East Patchogue cannot help but take note of the exceptional student artwork hanging in the main hallway. These students were recently honored during th


Two $1M Powerball Tickets Sold In NY As New Jackpot Swells To $750M, Fourth Largest Ever

No one has won the Powerball jackpot since the day after Christmas, and now, the newest jackpot has swelled to the fourth largest total ever. The grand prize for the drawing on Wednesday, March 27 is now just over $750 million.


Police Seeking Driver Who Hit 2 Parked Cars, Fled

Police are seeking the public's help to identify and locate a driver who struck two parked cars before fleeing the scene in Farmingville last month. According to Suffolk Police, someone driving a dark colored sedan (pictured above) crashed into two cars on Carnegie Drive and left the scene at about


Yale soccer coach, others due in court in college admissions scam

A dozen athletic coaches, test administrators and others charged in a nationwide college admissions scam are in due in court. The group will be arraigned Monday in federal court in Boston on a charge of racketeering conspiracy.


Port Jefferson Students Investigate Long Island’s Watershed

Port Jefferson Middle School students in Janelle Bellotti sixth-grade science class had a hands-on opportunity to learn about Long Island’s watershed and non-point source pollution when Tracy Marcus, a marine youth education specialist from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, visited th


A second cat cafe confirms a trend on Long Island

A Kitten Kadoodle Coffee Cafe is set to open in Selden at the end of May, making it the second cat cafe, a place where free-roaming cats can be watched and played with, on Long Island.