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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.
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.
Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Hiring New Correction Officers
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY — If you're looking for a new career, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office has announced that it's hiring a new team of correction officers this year. The exam will be given on April 27.
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.
New School Board Member Appointed in Rocky Point
From Rocky Point Schools: Rocky Point School District's Board of Education has appointed Scott Reh to fill the trustee seat vacated by Joseph Coniglione earlier this school year. Mr. Reh, who was officially sworn in during the board's Jan. 14 meeting, will serve in this role until the conclusion of
2 drivers get out of cars, then flee fatal hit and run on Long Island
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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.
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
Suffolk Police Arrest 2 Accused Of Scamming People On Letgo App
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Suffolk County police have arrested two men who allegedly were involved in a scam to defraud people through the popular app letgo. The app is used for exchanging items, but authorities say at least five people were robbed when they met with sellers offering cell phon
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.
Making Democracy Work: A step forward to achieve pay equity in Suffolk County
Somewhat quietly in late 2018, the Suffolk County Legislature and County Executive Steve Bellone (D) added an important tool to the fight for pay equity: The Restricting Information on Salaries and Earnings (RISE) Act.
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.
Authorities Report Man Killed in Cold Spring Harbor Motor Vehicle Crash
Cold Spring Harbor, NY - January 17, 2019 - Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a man in Cold Spring Harbor on Thursday, January 17.
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
Manhattanite traces Nikola Tesla’s life 74 miles to Shoreham
Todd Aydelotte, a Manhattan native and ultrarunner, was more than winded as he crossed through the threshold of the Shoreham Wardenclyffe property Jan. 10. He was frozen solid from running 74 miles in subfreezing temperatures and whipping winds, and he was visibly exhausted by near-constant running
Medical marijuana dispensary applies for East Farmingdale location
Acreage Holdings, formerly known as High Street Capital Partners, counts former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner as an investor. Babylon Town officials are considering approving an application for a medical marijuana dispensary in East Farmingdale. It would be the second marijuana dispen
Island Harvest, other LI groups to help workers hit by shutdown
Island Harvest, a food bank in Hauppauge, on Thursday, outlined programs and services available to help federal workers affected by the government shutdown. Some of the services are direct food assistance, help with SNAP benefits, free school breakfast and lunch programs for children of affected wor
NYPD Cop on Way Home From Shift Dies in Wreck With Parks Department Truck: Police, Sources
An NYPD officer on his way home from an overnight shift guarding police headquarters in Manhattan died in a wreck with a Parks Department truck in the Bronx, according to officials and law enforcement sources familiar with the case.
Crook uses car to burglarize Long Island gas station — police
Some thieves use wire hangers to pick locks. This guy used a Hyundai. Long Island cops busted a boneheaded burglar who drove his car into a Suffolk County gas station — just so he could burglarize the place, officials said Thursday.
State: 15 LI districts, 34 schools need improvement
Fifteen school districts and 34 individual schools on Long Island were rated Thursday by the state as needing academic improvement under a new system — required by federal education law— that for the first time takes into account the number of students who boycott state tests.