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Defense spending bill requires report to Congress on radium near Bethpage

A provision of the nation's next military spending bill orders the defense secretary for the first time to report back to Congress on any radium or radioactive material releases into groundwater that happened around the site of a former Navy plant in Bethpage. The nearly $696 billion National Defens

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-18 11:00:00

Hauppauge residents displaced by fire, Suffolk officials say

Two Hauppauge residents were taken to the hospital after firefighters battled an early morning blaze Saturday on North Dorado Circle, Suffolk County fire officials said. Smithtown firefighters responded to a fire call at 5:27 a.m. at Devonshire Hills apartment complex, according to Suffolk County F

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-18 14:25:32

Closeout retailer opens in East Northport

Ocean State Job Lot, a Rhode Island-based closeout retailer, is opening a new store in East Northport. The 28,000-square-foot store at 3083 Jericho Turnpike was formerly occupied by a Bob's Store. It is the third Ocean State Job Lot on Long Island, following others in Centereach and North Babylon. T

LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-11-17 15:32:23

Small LI retailers seek to offer what the internet can't

Brian Drucker's Cow Over the Moon toy store in Huntington offers a full-service shopping experience. Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara Small retailers on Long Island are facing the challenge of online shopping by offering products and services that can't be easily matched by a website. The

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-17 11:00:00

Good Samaritan Hospital celebrates World Prematurity Day

For more than three months, the Campos and McLeod families hoped and prayed that their newborn babies would leave the neonatal intensive care unit at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. But on Friday, the families returned - their babies in hand - in celebration of World Prematurity Day, a day e

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-17 20:14:47

Schools use Halloween as a teaching tool for students

Linett Rosario Jimenez, a kindergartner at Great Neck Road Elementary School in Copiague, examines the different parts of the pumpkin using a magnifying glass. Photo Credit: Copiague School District The arrival of autumn proved to be an effective learning tool for kids across Long Island. Local sc


Center Nick Sokol leads line as North Babylon runs amok

Nick Sokol is at the heart of the North Babylon offensive line. The center does battle in the trenches on every play as the Bulldogs grind down opponents. The North Babylon offense leaves little to the imagination. Run right, run left, run up the middle, and coach Terry Manning likes it that way. He

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-18 02:14:00

Long Island home prices rise as inventory dips

But possible loss of deductions for local taxes, mortgage interest, could put a damper on the market, real estate experts say. A home up for sale in Amityville. Throughout the Island, there were 11,395 homes listed for sale last month. Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz Long Island real estate price


8 earthquakes rattled Monterey County this week

It started on Monday morning with a 4.7-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter between Gonzales and Tres Pinos. It rocked the Earth enough to be felt across the entire Central Coast. Tres Pinos resident Michelle Catlin said, "It rocked my whole house! I'm having a new roof put on and that poor crew

KSBW.COM - 2017-11-17 23:46:00

Seven people arrested in Merced County probation sweep

Seven people were arrested in Merced County during a "compliance sweep" on Thursday and Friday, according to the Merced County Probation Department. The sweep started at 3 p.m. Thursday and ended at 1 a.m. Friday, according to officials, and netted 12 firearms, a set of brass knuckles, methamphetam

LOS BAÑOS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-18 00:46:00

Watch two men rob a Los Banos bank at gunpoint. Do you know who they are?

Los Banos police are seeking the public's help in identifying two men suspected of robbing Westamerica Bank in Los Banos last week. Two armed men robbed the bank at about 3:26 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the 900 block of West Pacheco Boulevard, Los Banos police said. The bank was temporarily closed w

LOS BAÑOS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-18 01:34:00

Ex-Los Banos 1st-grade teacher convicted of child porn asks for house arrest, no jail

A former Los Banos Elementary first grade teacher will serve his time in county jail after being convicted of possession child pornography. Ernesto Cortez, 52, was sentenced Oct. 3 to nine months in jail after he pleaded no contest a felony charge of possession of child pornography. On Thursday, Ma

LOS BAÑOS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-17 03:35:00

Plea deal possible for ex-Los Banos priest facing second child-porn case

The trial date has been pushed back for a former Catholic priest from Los Banos facing his second child pornography charge in as many years while he and his attorney mull the possibility of settling the case without a trial. Robert Gamel, once known in the Los Banos community as "Father Bob," was ar


Defense seeks more tests for Dos Palos woman charged with 'Satanic' killing of mother

It will take more time to determine if a Dos Palos woman charged with killing her own mother in an alleged "Satanic sacrifice" is mentally fit to stand trial. Court proceedings for 37-year-old Melissa Anne Bal remained suspended Thursday after her court-appointed attorneys requested a second medica


Veterans Day Parade features local veterans

SALINAS - The Salinas Annual Veterans Day Parade brought many local veterans as well as high school groups, such as Soledad High School NJROTC and Gonzales Marching Band, to honor veterans on Nov. 11 at Downtown Main Street. Capt. Rich Wiley, a King City High School graduate who was raised in Greenf


Two more credit card skimmers found

Gilroy police and a county computer investigating team found two additional skimmers on gas pumps at the Chevron Gas Station, located at 7999 Westwood Drive in Gilroy. Chevron and Valero gas stations are cooperating with investigators as they search for the approximate dates these skimmers were inst

GILROY DISPATCH - 2017-11-17 17:52:00

One person dead in fatal accident in Aiken County

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) - One person has died after a car accident Friday morning in Aiken County. It happened just before 9 a.m. at Charleston Highway and Cadle Crossing Road in Windsor. The victim's name has not yet been released. AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) - One person has died after a car accid

WJBF.COM - 2017-11-17 16:48:02

Hundreds gather under an Augusta bridge for a Thanksgiving outreach

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)- Hundreds gathered under the Calhoun Expressway Bridge at 15th Street Saturday to eat a Thanksgiving meal together. The Bridge Ministry of the CSRA, a local non profit, held it's 10th annual Thanksgiving Bridge outreach. All walks of life came to eat a warm meal and hear a messag

WJBF.COM - 2017-11-19 00:18:07

Three arrested on drugs and gun bust in Burke County

Drug and gun bust in Burke County leads to the arrest of three people. BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) - The Burke County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged three people accused of having drugs, guns and stolen items. Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard said the office's Narcotics Division worked closely wit

WJBF.COM - 2017-11-19 01:29:42

"Save Our Park" Dozens raise their voices concerning Pendleton King Park

AUGSUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)- Dozens gathered at Pendleton King Park Saturday to try and save it. A Trustee on the owner's Will, proposed selling the park to the city, but some in the community are not happy about it. For 50 years, Pendleton King Park has had a partnership with the City of Augusta and the

WJBF.COM - 2017-11-19 00:39:27