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Suffolk County police officer dies unexpectedly

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Fadi Rafeh, a 38-year-old police officer for the Suffolk County Police Department, died unexpectedly on Jan. 20, the department announced Tuesday. The married father of two was described as a "very bright, hard-working individual," according to Fifth Precinct Lieutenant Joseph


Riverhead councilman on the mend after a close call

If there’s one big life lesson everyone must learn, it is this: You just never know. Councilman Tim Hubbard nearly died last week. The 58-year-old Aquebogue resident had just buried one of his older brothers, Dennis after a brief battle with bladder cancer. He was on his backyard deck, contemplating


Suffolk County Police Department Mourns Loss of Active Member Fadi Rafeh

Suffolk County, NY - January 22, 2019 - Members of the Suffolk County Police Department are mourning the loss of active member Fadi Rafeh who died unexpectedly on January 20. Officer Rafeh was sworn into the academy in June 2010 and served the residents of the Fifth Precinct his entire career, first


Cops: Crime Stoppers seeks info on theft at Riverhead Target

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the woman who stole merchandise from a Riverhead store in December.


2 arrested after 24 animals found inside Long Island home: police

BROOKHAVEN, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A man and a woman were arrested after 24 animals were found inside their Long Island home, living in deplorable conditions, the Suffolk County SPCA said.


Photos of the Riverhead Farmers Market in January 2019

Each week, local artisans and food purveyors gather at the Riverhead Farmers Market (54 East Main Street) in Riverhead, to offer locally sourced and handcrafted items along with other treats. The indoor market keeps the typically spring and summer experience going year round every Saturday through A


Southampton Blotter: Riverhead man arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance

Jameula Carter, 37, of Riverhead was arrested Jan. 9 for criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to Southampton Town police. Mr. Carter was allegedly seen stumbling southbound down Old Quogue Road. Police found Mr. Cater to be under the influence of PCP. He was carrying an open cont


Man Stole $160 In Clothing From Kohl's: Police

SHIRLEY, NY — The search is on for the man who swiped clothing from Kohl's in December, police said. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers are asking for the public's help to identify and find the man who stole miscellaneous clothing items va


Riverhead Faces Its Justice Woes

Riverhead Town’s justice court has long been cramped, overcrowded, unsafe and in need of wholesale overhaul, but the town’s troubled finances have kept it from finding a solution.


Riverhead Police Say They Have Their Guy

Riverhead Police said on January 18 they may have arrested a person they think is responsible for rifling through numerous vacant cars in Wading River. In recent weeks complaints have flooded in: someone rummaging through vehicles on Herod Point Road, Berry Lane, and Maple Road in Wading River in th


Trust for the Public Land: Planned trails would run length of Long Island

Long Islanders could bike, walk, or jog from Manhattan to Montauk on 175 miles of trails along roads, parks and utility rights of way under a new proposal unveiled on Tuesday. The Trust for the Public Land's $114 million plan mirrors the 750-mile-long Empire State Trail that will cost about $200 mil


A legacy that never fades: Remembering Pfc. Garfield Langhorn

As Venetia Lewis stood next to Congressman Lee Zeldin inside the post office named in memory of her uncle, the emotion of the moment sank in. At a ceremony Monday to commemorate the legacy of U.S. Army Private First Class Garfield Langhorn, Mr. Zeldin announced the introduction of a bill that would


Shinnecock Leader Speaks On 'Hate' In DC That Sparked Viral Video

SOUTHAMPTON, NY — A local Shinnecock tribal leader who attended the First Indigenous People's March in Washington, DC — where a video showing a Native American elder and a teen in a red "Make America Great Again" hat has incited an international backlash and incited anger on both sides — spoke out t


Riverhead: See 5 Local Homes For Sale

RIVERHEAD, NY — When you're looking for some new digs, keeping tabs on all the latest listings can take hours of tedious browsing online. That's why we've gone ahead and done the prepwork for you.


Pre-arrival video: Long Island house fire

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Man Threatens Teens With Shotgun: Cops

NY — A man with a shotgun menaced a group of teenagers on bicycles in East Quogue Saturday, police said. According to Southampton Town Police, the incident took place at about 3 p.m. on Box Tree Lane between Lewis Road and West Side Avenue during a verbal dispute, when a man in his early 20s got out


Double Amputee Cop Matias Ferreira Thwarts Gunman at Long Island Strip Club

Farmingdale, NY – We wrote about Matias Ferreira back in 2017 when he first became a police officer in Suffolk County. He’s been helping the people of his community be safe for a while now. But on Saturday morning at around 3:30 a.m., he thwarted a gunman who began shooting in the parking lot of the


Suffolk County officers search for Land Rover driver involved in Setauket crash

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police 6th Precinct crime section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the person who left the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Setauket in the beginning of January.


Fifty Years After His Death, Riverhead Honors A Vietnam Hero

At the height of the Vietnam War, 50 years ago last week, Army Private First Class Garfield M. Langhorn of Riverhead, then 20 years old, threw himself on a grenade to save members of his platoon.


Local Re-Elected WD Commissioners Welcomed Back to NSWCA

January 22, 2019; Franklin Square, NY - Long Island water commissioners who have been newly elected or re-elected by Long Island voters, including Re-Elected Franklin Square Water District Commissioner Madeline Prest and Re-Elected Cathedral Gardens Water District Commissioner Glenn Barnett, are eit