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State Police: Driver killed, another arrested in Southern State crash

Family and parishioners of a Merrick church are mourning the loss of a retired priest who delivered a sermon on Jesus' life and resurrection, then died hours later on Good Friday in a crash allegedly caused by an impaired driver on the Southern State Parkway.


6-year-old boy hospitalized after falling from apartment window

A six-year-old boy was hospitalized Friday night after falling from the third-floor window of his Bronx apartment building as his father was installing an air conditioner, police said.


Ronkonkoma Firefighter Loses Home in Blaze

An online fundraiser has been started for a Ronkonkoma Fire Department firefighter who lost his home in a fire Wednesday afternoon. "A dedicated and long time volunteer firefighter from our department has lost his house and nearly all of his belongings today due to a fire in his home," a GoFundMe fu


Governor delivers Long Island budget to local crowd

Cuomo lauds LIRR reform, hints at renewable energy initiatives. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) unveiled April 11 his Long Island agenda to a crowd of some 400 politicians, business leaders, local residents and students at Stony Brook University’s Student Activities Center. It was one of two stops statewide,


Ben Affleck Grabs His Morning Coffee From Dunkin' Donuts

Ben Affleck starts off his day with an iced drink from Dunkin’ Donuts!. The 46-year-old Triple Frontier actor – who recently split from Lindsay Shookus again – was spotted making his daily coffee run on Thursday morning (April 18) in Brentwood, Calif.


Riverhead Blotter: Three arrested for stealing from Route 58 store

Police arrested three individuals from Wyandanch in Riverhead Friday after a traffic stop revealed they were in possession of shoes valued at $174.98 that were reported stolen from Famous Footwear on Old Country Road.


Man Slashed in Neck; Cop Struck by Fleeing Minivan

FARMINGDALE, NY – Police are searching for a white minivan that struck three people, including a Nassau Police officer, outside a hookah lounge early Saturday. Police were called to a disturbance at Mystique Gardens Hookah Lounge at 365 Conklin St. in Farmingdale around 2:45 a.m. When officers arriv


Suffolk County To Launch Its Own 311 Call Center

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Suffolk County is about to become the first suburban county in New York state to launch a 311 call center. Critics say it is too costly, but the county executive says it actually saves money.


Child airlifted to hospital after being struck by car on Long Island

SEAFORD, Long Island (WABC) -- A child was airlifted to the hospital in unknown condition after being struck by a car on Long Island Friday afternoon. It happened on Merrick Road at Washington Avenue in Seaford around 1:40 p.m.


Police: Northport man pointed loaded rifle, knife at officer

A Northport man is accused of pointing a loaded rifle and a butcher's knife at a police officer. Police were called to a home on Fort Salonga Road in Northport late Thursday night. A tenant of the house told officers he was punched by 22-year-old Logan Arens -- another tenant who lives in the baseme


Flash flood watch in effect Saturday

A flash flood watch is in effect in Suffolk County today as periods of heavy rain are expected, the National Service said this morning. Total rainfall amounts will be around one inch with locally higher amounts possible, according to the weather service. Excessive runoff will be possible which may l


Know Him? Police Looks To ID Man Accused Of Stealing $220 Jacket At Bay Shore Macy’s

Suffolk County Police released a photo and ask the public's help in identifying and locating a man they say stole a jacket from Macy's in Bay Shore back in January. Police are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the man accused of stealing a jacket worth $220 from Ma


Millionaire Liquor Heiress Pleads Guilty in NYC Sex Cult Case; Alleged Bookkeeper Expected to Plead Guilty: Sources

The heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune has pleaded guilty to two charges in connection with the alleged NXIVM sex-trafficking cult case. Clare Bronfman, the 39-year-old daughter of late philanthropist and Seagram CEO Edgar Bronfman, issued a tearful apology in court Friday as she admitted she h


Teen Charged In Southern State Parkway Roadway Incident

State police arrested an 18-year-old after he allegedly pointed a BB gun at another motorist during a road-rage incident. Nicholas V. Hollifield, of East Islip, was arrested around 1 p.m., Thursday, April 18, after troopers responded to investigate a complaint of road rage and a menacing on the Sout


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Police officer struck by hit-and-run driver while responding to slashing at Hookah Lounge: NCPD

FARMINGDALE, N.Y.— A Nassau County Police Officer is recovering this morning after he was struck by a vehicle while responding to a slashing at a club in Farmingdale, police said Saturday.


Yankees Silence Singer Kate Smith Recording While Investigating Racism Claims

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer.


Cop injured in shootout leaves hospital, as NYPD identifies suspect who was killed as possible gang leader

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan -- Justin Vartanian, the NYPD officer injured in a shootout on Thursday in Washington Heights, is now home, recovering from the gunshot wound that police say was inflicted by a Trinitarios gang member who they shot and killed after he opened fire.


LI man faces child pornography charges

A Massapequa Park man is facing child pornography charges locally while also being held on a warrant in a Pennsylvania case in which he's accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy, law enforcement officials said Friday.


Lethal Carbon Monoxide Levels Found After NY Man Can't Wake Up Family; 6 Kids Among 11 Hospitalized

Nearly a dozen people were hospitalized, including a toddler and five other children, after becoming sickened in a two-family Westchester County home where lethal levels of carbon monoxide were found, authorities say.