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Controversial Cartoonist, Mr. Fish, on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

Stony Brook, NY - February 20, 2019 - Acclaimed cartoonist, Mr. Fish, is Tom Needham’s exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’ They will be discussing Mr. Fish’s award-winning documentary ‘Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End.’


Stony Brook hosts second annual Women in STEM Leadership Program

Women in management positions who are working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and who are seeking support to advance their careers, can find that help at an immersive three-day Women in STEM Leadership Program held by Stony Brook University.


Events - Smithtown Library Nesconset

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Nesconset Building. View photographs that capture the beauty and history of Italy’s famous cities, including Venice, Florence and Rome. This exhibit will be on display in the Nesconset Building front lobby display case through February. The Nesconset Building is


Port Jefferson To Hold 2nd Annual Breakfast Crawl

The Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce announced it will be holding its second annual Breakfast Crawl on March 23. The event, which is just like a bar crawl where patrons go from restaurant to restaurant in search of great morning bites, will run from 9 a.m. to noon.


Smithtown residents come out in support of proposed group home

Nearly 100 residents filled the Eugene A. Senior Citizen Center in Smithtown Feb.14 to discuss a proposed St. James group home on Twixt Hills Road. Previously, St. James residents raised concerns over the home, but the latest meeting saw a shift in the majority of residents speaking in favor of the


Stony Brook University students petition to change LaValle Stadium’s name

In response to the decision of state Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) to vote against a ban on gay conversion therapy, almost 800 people have signed a petition calling for Stony Brook University officials to change the name of the football stadium that bears his name.


Former NYPD cop from LI convicted in ex-girlfriend's stabbing death

A former NYPD officer from Centereach who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death with a machete-type knife and then jumped in front of a subway train has been convicted of first-degree murder by a jury in Bergen County, New Jersey, his attorney said on Wednesday.


NYU offering tuition-free LI School of Medicine to train primary doctors

New York University plans to open an accelerated, tuition-free medical school in Mineola in July with a focus on training primary care physicians, university officials said. NYU will officially announce the creation of the NYU Long Island School of Medicine on Tuesday. On Feb. 12, the Liaison Commit


Zombie Deer Disease In New York State

There is a disease spreading through deer that makes them zombie like and emaciated. It has affected deer in twenty four states including New York. It's official name is Chronic Wasting Disease but it is also called zombie deer disease. It is an illness that has been found in deer across twenty four


New York State Court of Appeals: Public allowed to see police body camera footage

NEW YORK (AP) — Police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure under New York law, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Appellate Division panel rejected a police union’s argument that body camera footage constitutes a personnel record and is therefore covered by a state law keeping


New Staff Joins Long Island Select Healthcare

Andrea Martinez-Villalobos, PA-C has joined the staff of Long Island Select Healthcare (LISH) as a Physician Assistant. Ms. Martinez-Villalobos will be providing primary care services to patients in the Central Islip location.


March Shows At Theatre Three In Port Jefferson

NINE - THE MUSICAL - Feb. 23 to March 23, 8 p.m. Ticket Prices: Tickets $35Student/Senior $28Children Ages 5-12, $20. NINE is the story of a celebrated film director Guido Contini and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring t


Dead cat found in cage floating near dock on Long Island

BLUE POINT, N.Y. (FOX 5 NY) - Two brothers made a shocking find on a beach on Long Island on Sunday. They were walking on the dock at the end of Corey Beach in Blue Point when they saw something floating in the water.


A new dairy ambassador has been chosen for New York State

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A young lady from Delaware County has been chosen as one of 3 ambassadors for the dairy industry in New York State. Morgan Hungerford, Delaware County's Dairy Princess, was named the 2nd alternate for the state at a pageant held last night in Syracuse.


Selden Man in SCPD Custody After Allegedly Robbing Bohemia Bank

Bohemia, NY - February 20, 2019 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a Selden man for robbing a Bohemia bank last month. On Monday, January 14, a man entered Capital One, located at 4110 Veterans Memorial Highway, at 9:43 a.m., approached a teller and presented a note demanding cash. The teller com


Police official: ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect; detectives presenting case to grand jury

CHICAGO — Police official: “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect and detectives are presenting case to grand jury. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


School bus driver revived with Narcan after crashing in New Jersey

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- The driver of a school bus carrying children with special needs was revived with the narcotic overdose drug Narcan after crashing in New Jersey Wednesday, according to authorities, and now she is under arrest.


Group of co-workers claims largest jackpot in New York State Lottery history

CBS NY - The ticket to the largest Mega Millions jackpot in New York State Lottery history was claimed Tuesday. The eighth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history now belongs to a group of 23 co-workers who came forward anonymously in January to form an LLC named, appropriately, "New Life 2019."


TJ’s Hero Shop Set to Move to Robinson’s Market in East Patchogue

After almost 25 years on Montauk Highway, TJ’s Hero Shop owner Tim Moore looked high and low before settling on the historic Robinson’s Market to expand in East Patchogue. “We looked downtown in the village but the rents were extremely high,” Moore told GreaterPatchogue from his soon-to-be former lo


Thousands Flood Hampton Bays For Tearful Farewell To NYPD Hero

HAMPTON BAYS, NY — On Wednesday, Hamptons Bays was the world, at least for the thousands who traveled for miles and hours on city highways and country roadways to bid a solemn and tearful farewell to fallen NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen.