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19-Year-Old Arrested After High-Speed Crash on LIE: Police

RONKONKOMA, NY – A 19-year-old man was arrested for reckless driving after a crash on the Long Island Expressway Wednesday afternoon that injured four people, one seriously, police said.


Weekend storm could bring 3-6 inches to parts of Suffolk County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for this weekend — and is forecasting 3 to 6 inches of snow and sleet. The watch lists northwestern Suffolk, northern Nassau County and all five boroughs of New York City as areas expected to be impacted.


Four hurt in crash on Long Island Expressway in Ronkonkoma, police say

A BMW driver who lost control on the Long Island Expressway struck another vehicle, sending four people to the hospital Wednesday in a crash that shut down all westbound lanes in Ronkonkoma for five hours, authorities said.


Residents push back on proposed 7-Eleven

Residents of Medford are speaking out against a proposal to construct a 7-Eleven convenience store on the corner of Route 112 and Jamaica Avenue. This would be the third 7-Eleven in Medford, as two others are just north on either side of the Long Island Expressway on Route 112, and another is in Nor


2 charged in 'letgo' marketplace app scam on Long Island, police say

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Suffolk County SPCA Officers Seizes Alligator in Hauppauge

Hauppauge, NY - January 16, 2019 - On January 16th, the Suffolk County SPCA was contacted by Suffolk County Police Department Detectives who were at a Hauppauge location on an unrelated matter.


State Police: Middle Island Man in Custody on Drug, Weapon Charges After Fleeing Troopers

Brookhaven, NY - January 17, 2019 - On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at approximately 8:03pm, troopers stopped a white BMW for speeding on the westbound Long Island Expressway, near exit 65, in Suffolk County, Town of Brookhaven.


Seneca (20) at Lenape (71) - Girls Basketball

Lenape defeated Seneca 71-20 in Medford, backed by 15 points from Shannon Mulroy. Navaeh Sutton added 10 points for Lenape. Both Hannah Chaney and Emily Stahl scored seven points each for Seneca.


2 drivers get out of cars, then flee fatal hit and run on Long Island

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Two Vehicle Crash On LIE Blamed On Reckless Driving

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for causing a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured a woman and three other people in Ronkonkoma today. Louis Dimuro was driving a 2013 BMW westbound on the Long Island Expressway at a high rate of speed, switching lanes recklessly, when he collided into


Police seize illegal alligator from New York state home

Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Police executing a search warrant on a New York state home ended up calling for assistance when they made an unexpected discovery -- an alligator. The Suffolk County SPCA said the Suffolk County Police Department was searching a Long Island home on an unrelated matter when they disc


I Heart Mac & Cheese Opens In Patchogue

You're gouda brie happy if you love grilled cheese. On Jan. 13, I Heart Mac & Cheese opened in Patchogue, marking the fast-causal chain's first location on Long Island. Specializing in custom, build-your-own (BYO) macaroni and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches, the Florida-based company rec


Long Island Mom Accused Of Trying To Run Down Officers During Traffic Stop

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- A Long Island woman is accused of trying to run over police officers during a traffic stop. Authorities say Casandra Diaferio had her 19-month-old baby girl in the car when she was stopped for a traffic violation around 10 p.m. Tuesday in Farmingville.


Police Release Year-End Report For Fourth Precinct

SMITHTOWN, NY - Fourth Precinct Lieutenant Marty Gansrow recently presented a special year end report in his monthly update at a recent Town Board Meeting. During the meeting on Jan. 8, Gansrow covered a wide range of information, including year end crime statistics, Suffolk Police goals for 2019, a


Fallen Navy SEAL from Patchogue gets new memorial

A new monument for fallen Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy was installed Thursday at Memorial Park in Lake Ronkonkoma. Daniel and Maureen Murphy helped unveil the granite monument to their son, a Patchogue native and posthumous Medal of Honor recipient.


SCPD: Man Charged with Burglary After Crashing Vehicle Through Bay Shore Storefront

Bay Shore, NY - January 17, 2019 - Suffolk County Police arrested a man for burglary after he crashed his vehicle through a storefront in Bay Shore on Wednesday, January 16. Robert Persad intentionally drove a 2001 Hyundai sedan into the front of Sunoco Gas Station Food Mart, located at 1400 Brentwo


'Frogz!' brings family show to Patchogue Theatre for one performance only

Families can see penguins play musical chairs and a cat try to escape from a paper bag during the live family show “Frogz!” when it comes to the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts at 3 p.m. Feb. 10.


Officials: Suffolk police vehicle crashes in pursuit, 2 in custody

A New York State Police pursuit in Suffolk Tuesday ended with two crashes, including one involving a Suffolk police vehicle, and two arrests, authorities said. The initial pursuit by a state trooper started on Route 83 in Farmingville just before 8 p.m. and ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed i


Central Islip's Ty-Shon Pannell has never met a shot he doesn't like

Ty-Shon Pannell refuses to be measured by any number he doesn’t create himself. Although listed at 5-9, the Central Islip guard plays with a tenacity far beyond his height. He will both attack the basket and pull up from nearly any spot on the court — unafraid to create contact or a deep shot and re


Cops find alligator inside Long Island home

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (FOX 5 NY) - Police detectives who came to a home on Long Island discovered an alligator living there. The cops contacted the Suffolk County SPCA, which responded to the house in Hauppauge with the state Department of Environment Conservation.