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FDNY: Lithium battery caused 5-alarm fire that disrupted LIRR service

The Long Island Rail Road suspended service in both directions on four branches on Friday, March 16, 2018, due to a large fire at a recycling plant near LIRR tracks in Queens. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp An improperly disposed lithium battery was to blame for the five-alarm fire in Queens that br

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-17 21:14:49

Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued in Advance of Nor'easter Chance

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and says a nor'easter might bring "heavy snow" to the area next week. The National Weather Service on Saturday morning issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for all of Southern Connecticut in advance of a potential 4th nor'easter, whic

PATCH - 2018-03-17 12:42:31

VIDEO: Teen Siblings Hospitalized in Central Islip by Hit-and-Run Driver; SCPD Seeking Suspect

A 15-year-old female and her twin brother were walking to their bus stop when a vehicle struck the pair, cops say. SCPD are seeking the driver of a vehicle that struck twins and fled the scene in Central Islip. Central Islip, NY - March 16, 2018 - Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Pol

LONGISLAND.COM - 2018-03-16 16:31:54

LI man found guilty of killing girlfriend on Dix Hills street

Eric Bermudez pumped eight bullets into Regina Flecha, prosecutors said. Police caught him driving with his fatally wounded victim in the front passenger seat. Eric Bermudez, 37, who shot Regina Flecha, 37, to death, was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and several counts of second- and thi

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-16 22:38:13

Sheriff: Woman orders breakfast from jail booth, get handcuffs

Lizabeth Ildefonso, 44, of Jamesport, faces impaired driving and other charges after trying to order breakfast at the Suffolk County jail's security booth on Friday, the Sheriff's Office said. Photo Credit: Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Talk about making a wrong turn. Lizbeth Ildefonso, 44, drov

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-17 13:46:36

Ex-boyfriend charged with murder in LI nursing student's death, DA says

Haley Anderson's body was found March 9 in the off-campus home of her ex-boyfriend, Orlando E. Tercero, who has been charged with her murder, Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell said. Orlando Tercero, left, shown Tuesday in Managua, Nicaragua, has been charged with murder in connection w

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-18 01:10:00

Local Girls Dance In NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade: Video, Photos

SOUTHAMPTON, NY - Irish eyes are smiling as three local girls march in the 256th New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday. Naomi Cichanowicz, 13, from Peconic, in a green dress, Katie O'Connor, 12, from East Moriches, wearing white and purple, and Chloe Phillips, 12, from Southampton, in the

PATCH - 2018-03-17 16:41:35

Fireworks eyed in Centereach house fire, chief says

Fire officials are investigating a report that fireworks shot through a bedroom window and started a fire in Centereach early Saturday. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service Fire officials are investigating a report that fireworks shot through a bedroom window started a fire that largely consumed th

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-17 15:19:00