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Drunken driver crashes into 3 occupied cars in Copiague, police say

A Copiague man who police said was driving drunk when he crashed his car into three occupied vehicles Thursday night has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Suffolk County extends amnesty program on outstanding moving violations, parking tickets

It was set to expire Feb. 20 but will now go through Feb. 28 before the county starts booting and towing cars, officials said. Suffolk County has extended the amnesty program that waives late fees and penalties on outstanding moving violations, red light citations and parking tickets.


NYS Police: Shirley Man in Custody, Charged with Forcibly Touching a Child

Southampton, NY - February 15, 2019 - On February 14, 2019, the New York State Police arrested Edward Quinn, 54, of Shirley for Forcible Touching and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, less than 17 years of age.


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


Bay Shore Man Arrested for Driving with 53 License Suspensions, Police Report

North Babylon, NY - February 14, 2019 - Suffolk County Police arrested a man for driving with 53 license suspensions in North Babylon on Wednesday, February 13,. Darrell Morgan was driving a 2000 Mercedes SUV on the Sunrise Highway North Service Road, near Hubbard Path, at approximately 3:30 p.m. wh


Overturned Tractor Trailer Shuts Down Sunrise Hwy In Massapequa

An overturned tractor trailer has shut down Sunrise Highway in Massapequa. The tractor trailer overturned at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and County Line Road. The trailer, which appeared to be carrying scrap and garbage, spilled its contents all over the road.


Police Activity Reported In East Islip

EAST ISLIP, NY - Police activity was reported in East Islip on Friday afternoon. Suffolk Police could not confirm what the activity was but did say they were searching for someone.


Five Suspects Busted by NCPD in Connection with Farmingdale Gang Assault

Farmingdale, NY - February 15, 2019 - The Second Squad reports the Arrest of five (5) persons for Gang Assault that occurred on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:15 P.M. in Farmingdale.


Suffolk County Contemplating Restrictions On Plastics, Styrofoam

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Suffolk County is mulling a crackdown on plastics and foam containers. Lawmakers say, if successful, they hope it would lead to state legislation, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Wednesday.


5 people dead, 5 officers wounded in Aurora, Illinois shooting; gunman also killed

AURORA, Ill. — Five people were killed and five police officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, city police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night.


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


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.


Ridge Man Sentenced To 16 Years For Heroin Distribution And Fatality

Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Richard Jacobellis was sentenced by United States District Judge Joanna Seybert to an agreed upon 16 years of imprisonment, to be followed by three years’ supervised release, for distributing heroin. When Jacobellis pleaded guilty in June 20


Truck crash closes eastbound Sunrise Highway

The eastbound highway is expected to be closed at County Line Road for an extended period as the tractor trailer is righted, the road cleared of debris and the vehicles towed, police said.


Long Island faces price spike for cleaner drinking water

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (FOX 5 NY) - Safer drinking water may cost homeowners double or even triple if it means eliminating a harmful chemical known as 1,4-dioxane, according to some water suppliers on Long Island.


NYS Police: Centereach Man Allegedly Shoots Vehicle During Road Rage Incident

Islip Terrace, NY - February 14, 2019 - On February 12, 2019, the New York State Police arrested Paul F. Rizzo Jr., age 57, of Centereach, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, Reckless Endangerment 1st degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd degree, Menacing 2nd degree, Reckless Endangerment of pro


Magnitude 2.0 earthquake hits upstate New York, Canada

NEW YORK — A magnitude 2.0 earthquake hit areas in upstate New York and Canada on Wednesday, according to officials. The following distances and locations were reportedly hit at 2:29 p.m.:


Lawyer: Friendly fire suspect made 'apparent effort at police suicide'

The Brooklyn man charged in the friendly fire shooting in Queens that killed a detective from Long Island was apparently determined to commit suicide by cop, his attorney said Friday.


Suspect wanted for attacking woman with bat on Long Island

WYANDANCH, Long Island (WABC) -- There is new video of the suspect wanted for attacking a woman with a bat in Suffolk County. Video shows the man swinging a bat towards the woman in Wyandanch.