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Developers look to add two pieces to Port Jeff’s uptown puzzle
After fits and starts, legally required studies, a rebranding, and countless hours of discussion, presentations, and negotiations, it seems as if the long-awaited revitalization of Upper Port Jefferson might finally begin in earnest.
Medford Man Nabbed For Committing Four Armed Robberies In 16-Day Span, Police Say
Suffolk County Police have arrested a Medford man for allegedly committing four armed robberies during a 16-day span this month. According to police, the man entered four businesses between April 5 and April 21, displayed what appeared to be a handgun, demanded cash and fled with proceeds.
Cop, NYC Teacher Among 16 Alleged Child Predators Snared in NJ App-Luring Ring
More than a dozen alleged child predators, including a New York City teacher, a New Jersey cop, a dental hygienist, a minister and two ride-share drivers, have been arrested for allegedly luring children for sex via chat apps, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Nursing home sues family whose father died in the facility
PORT JEFFERSON STATION, N.Y. - A family near New York is outraged, after being sued by a nursing home where their father died. The facility was found liable in his death six years ago, but now claims the family owes it money for his stay there.
The long-abandoned Swap and Shop in Coram is torn down
It’s been the source of numerous citizen complains and town building code violations for over two decades, officials said. That’s how long the old Swap and Shop pawn site on Middle Country Road sat abandoned.
Long Island Village To Consider Hiring Hunters To Reduce Deer
The Village of Port Jefferson is considering hiring hunters to reduce the overpopulation of deer, officials said. Village officials estimated 500 deer live in the village, and said residents are tired of them going in their yards and causing car accidents.
NYC Pilot Program Will Limit Cars Along 14th Street Starting in June
A pilot program that will limit cars on 14th Street was announced Wednesday, all with the goal of easing congestion while getting bus riders moving across one of the city’s busiest streets.
Man Arrested For Robbing 4 Suffolk Businesses At Gunpoint: PD
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY - A Medford man was charged on Wednesday with committing armed robberies at four Suffolk businesses this month, according to Suffolk Police. Eric Wright, 31, the businesses between April 5 and April 21, displayed what appeared to be a handgun, demanded cash and fled with proceeds,
Mather Hospital to participate in Drug Take Back Day April 27
Mather Hospital is offering a way to easily dispose of unused or expired prescription medications. On Saturday, April 27, the Port Jefferson hospital will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, where staff will be accepting the medications
Multiple manhole fires in Midtown
MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Firefighters responded to multiple manhole fires in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday morning. Smoke could be seen pouring from two manholes on 32nd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues shortly after 11:00 a.m.
State Police: Drivers arrested in Suffolk 420 checkpoints
On the day marijuana smokers around the country and the world gathered to celebrate weed culture, several police departments on Long Island were out looking for impaired drivers throughout Suffolk County.
Connecticut lighthouse could get second life as home for cremated remains
A bill to authorize the use of a lighthouse to store cremated remains. A measure urging accommodations in the workplace for breastfeeding mothers. The regulation of e-scooters. It was an eclectic day of business Tuesday at the Connecticut House of Representatives.
2 NYPD Patrol Officers Under Investigation For Response To Fatal Ax Attack
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two NYPD officers are under investigation for what they allegedly did while responding to this weekend’s fatal ax attack on a pregnant woman in Brooklyn.
Man who killed wife and New York State trooper sentenced to life without parole
WATERTOWN N.Y. â€” After being found guilty for murdering his wife and a New York State trooper, a North Country man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The sentencing comes two years after Justin Walters shot his wife 13 times in their home in Theresa.
Upstate New York prepares as Lake Ontario water rises again
SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario. Director of emergency services for Niagara County Jonathan Schultz says lake levels have risen about five inches in 10 days.
Town of Huntington, NY - News Details
Lupinacci Suspends On-Street Parking Enforcement for Spaces 700-711 & 747-756 While Lot is Repaved. Huntington - The East Carver Street municipal parking lot will be closed for repaving from Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 17; at the request of Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci, on-street parking enfor
Milford Resident Wins $30,000 Lottery Prize
MILFORD, CT — A Milford resident is $30,000 richer after purchasing a winning lottery ticket in town, according to the Connecticut Lottery. On April 22, Helene Williams, of Milford, won $30,000 after purchasing a 30X Cash 5Th Edition ticket from Milford On The Run.
Cops: Two masked men rob Calverton gas station at gunpoint Tuesday night
Two masked men robbed a Calverton gas station at gunpoint late last night. The men entered the Exxon gas station on Edwards Avenue last night at approximately 10:25 p.m., displayed hand guns and demanded cash from an employee at the counter, according to Suffolk County Police. The employee complied
ICE Agents Appear at a Westchester Court the Day After New York State Restricts Access
A day after the Office of Court Administration created a new rule to limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses, three ICE agents showed up to an undocumented man’s criminal court hearing in an attempt to arrest him.
NY, NJ residents will need REAL ID, enhanced ID to board domestic flights starting 2020
NEW YORK — New York and New Jersey residents are going to need an enhanced driver’s license or REAL ID if they want to board domestic flights. Starting October 2020, if residents want to use their license or non-driver ID to get onto an airplane, enter certain federal buildings or enter military bas