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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


Suffolk County seeks to ban single-use plastics

Single-use plastics could become a thing of the past in Suffolk County. Southampton Town officials Tuesday adopted a new code amendment that will ban plastic straws and polystyrene (Styrofoam) take-away containers at food establishments.


Man in upstate New York gets life without parole for killing 2, wounding 1

WATERLOO, N.Y. — A man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and a man, as well as wounding a second woman in an upstate New York village.


DEC Officer Saves Bald Eagle in Upstate New York

Some may complain, but New York during the winter is absolutely beautiful and has some perks. One of those perks is being able to take a front seat to nature. From the end of December through February New Yorkers are watching for eagle migration. Here in the Hudson Valley, Bowdoin Park is a popular


Smithtown residents turn out in favor of proposed St. James group home

Dozens of Smithtown residents spoke in favor of a proposed St. James group home for six adults with developmental disabilities and autism at a town meeting Thursday night. Town officials have no approval authority over the home, which would operate under New York State oversight, and there was no to


Quick-Way garbage collection signs off of Port Jeff, others try to take its place

Many Port Jefferson village residents woke up one morning at the end of January to find their garbage would be taken by a different contractor. In a letter dated Jan. 28 sent to all Port Jeff residents signed up with them, Ronkonkoma-based Quick-Way Sanitation Corp. said it would no longer be servic


ICYMI: Road Rage Was Cause Of Sunrise Highway Shooting: Report

LINDENHURST, NY - Suffolk Police believe the shooting on Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst last weekend was a result of road rage, according to a report in Newsday. A 24-year-old man, who has not been identified, was driving a Buick sedan eastbound on the highway near Straight Path when he was shot.


ICYMI: 6 Decapitated Birds Found In Smithtown, Great River: SPCA

SMITHTOWN, NY - The Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for decapitating a total of 6 birds in Smithtown and Great River.


Pedestrian Struck By Car With Teen Driver Seriously Injured: PD

BAY SHORE, NY - A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a car driven by a teen in Bay Shore on Saturday evening, according to Suffolk Police. A 58-year-old man was crossing Union Boulevard from south to north, near 1st Avenue, when he was struck by a westbound 2001 Chevrolet Impala


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.


Man Faces New Charges For Thefts From Cars In Wading River: Cops

WADING RIVER, NY — A man is facing new charges after a string of reported larcenies in Wading River, police said. The Riverhead Police Department's COPE division arrested Patrick A. Fontaine, 36, on Feb. 14 and charged him with 10 counts of criminal possession of stolen property, police said.


Commissioner O'Neill: Second suspect arrested in connection with robbery that led to death of NYPD detective

RICHMOND HILL, Queens (WABC) -- A second suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the the robbery of a T-Mobile store that led to the friendly-fire death of NYPD detective Brian Simonsen, Police Commissioner James O'Neill confirmed Saturday.


Commack custodian arrested for illegal guns, drugs in home

Suffolk County police officers arrested a man who works as an evening custodian for the Commack School District after a search found he had a stash of illegal guns and drugs inside his Patchogue home.


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.


N. Babylon Pizzeria Damaged After Fight Between Teens Breaks Out

NORTH BABYLON, NY - A North Babylon pizzeria was damaged after a fight broke out among a group of teens on Thursday afternoon, according to Suffolk Police. Officers responded to an incident at Mangia Pizza on 785 Deer Park Avenue, located across from Marion G Vedder Elementary School, at about 2:45


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.


Panera Bread to open at Stony Brook University Hospital

Come Spring 2019, there will be one more spot in Stony Brook to indulge in soups, salads, sandwiches and more. A Panera Bread is planned at Stony Brook University Hospital, according to a media statement by the chain restaurant. The cafe will be situated in the hospital’s new wing known as “The Broo


Video Shows Jan.9 Brawl, Beating at Big H Center

Three teenagers were arrested and charged in a fight and stabbing that occurred Jan. 9 behind stores at the Big H center in Huntington. Huntington Now Media obtained three cellphone videos depicting the brawl that broke out involving several high school students.


Long Island weather: Sunny Sunday, then snow for Presidents Day

Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is predicted, with up to 3 inches possible for northern Nassau County and northwestern Suffolk County, according to the National Weather Service.


Garcia leads Stony Brook over New Hampshire 66-64

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Andrew Garcia had 15 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to lift Stony Brook to a 66-64 win over New Hampshire on Saturday. Garcia made two free throws to give Stony Brook a 65-62 lead with 1:11 remaining. Later, Jaron Cornish made on free throw and the Seawolves led 66-62. UNH’