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Man Crashes Into Pedestrian, Pole, Charged With DWI: Cops
MASTIC, NY — A man was charged with driving while intoxicated after hitting a pedestrian and a pole in a Shirley crash Friday night, police said. According to Suffolk County Police, Steven Reid, 46, of Wyandanch, was arrested at 11:37 p.m. and charged with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of
Couple from Babylon opens Toresco & Simonelli law firm in West Islip
Husband-and-wife legal team John Toresco and Gina Simonelli have put the finishing touches on their new building in West Islip and are now accepting clients. The two have over 15 years of experience in the law field, with Simonelli just having left a larger firm in Melville as a managing attorney. T
Police: Suffolk man with 65 license suspensions caught in stolen car
Police say 65 license suspensions didn't stop a North Lindenhurst man from getting behind the wheel. Oscar Ronquillo was pulled over Friday morning in West Babylon. Police say he was driving a stolen Honda when they spotted him on Fulton Street.
My mom’s medical emergency became a hospital horror show
I was visiting home last Tuesday night and was just leaving when my mother, Phylis Corso, came home from work early. She told me she thought she was having a heart attack and needed to go to the hospital.
Worker gets trapped in dirt pit at new Riverhead development
Walls of dirt collapsed Friday as construction workers were installing a cesspool at a new home on AJ Court in Riverhead, burying one worker up to his waist. Officials say they got the call around 3 p.m. Friday to a new housing development. The worker was buried down in the pit, unable to get out.
Investigators: Man ran ecstasy 'cook lab' out of Mastic home
Federal officials say an intercepted package led them to uncover a "cook lab" inside a Mastic home that was being used to produce ecstasy. Teams with Homeland Security Investigations, Suffolk police and other agencies descended on the Roda Drive home on Friday, with some officers in hazmat suits. Ph
Mini Bus Bursts Into Flames After Crash With SUV
NORTH BABYLON, NY - A mini bus burst into flames after crashing into a vehicle in North Babylon on Friday morning, according to the North Babylon Volunteer Fire Company. Firefighters responded to the crash and fire on Sylvan Road and Deer Park Avenue at about 10:45 a.m.
ICYMI: Jersey Mike's To Open Latest Eatery In Lindenhurst
LINDENHURST, NY - Jersey Mike's Subs will be opening its latest eatery in Lindenhurst next week. The new restaurant will open on 155 West Sunrise Highway on December 12. Franchise owners Jeff and Laura Maier will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, December 12 to Sunday, Dec
Suffolk police: Driver had license suspended 65 times
A North Lindenhurst man was charged Friday with driving a motor vehicle with a license that had been suspended 65 times, Suffolk police said. Oscar Ronquillo, 25, was driving a 2005 gray Honda, which had been previously reported stolen, in the area of Fulton Street, near Schenectady Avenue in West B
Police seek suspect who robbed Lake Grove gas station at knifepoint
Police are searching for the person who injured a clerk in a gas station robbery in Lake Grove Friday. It happened at the Conoco on Middle Country Road around 5:30 p.m. Officials say the suspect pulled out a knife, demanded cash and then took off with the money.
Feds: Fentanyl dealer from Huntington Station gets 7 1/2 years in prison
Jamal Brown possessed and sold more than 40 grams of fentanyl, along with cocaine, which he stored at locations in Bay Shore and Huntington Station, prosecutors said. A Huntington Station man was sentenced in federal court in Central Islip Friday to 7 1/2 years in prison for trafficking and selling
Retail Roundup: Babylon OKs Walmart plan to convert LI store to supercenter
Walmart has been trying to get a bigger piece of the retail action in Farmingdale for nearly a decade. The world’s largest retailer will finally get its wish. The Town of Babylon has given Walmart Inc. the go-ahead on a plan to convert its Farmingdale store to a supercenter by constructing a 62,450-
New Moe's In Hauppauge To Open Next Week
HAUPPAUGE, NY - A new Moe's restaurant will be opening in Hauppauge next week. The latest eatery for the popular Tex-Mex chain will open its doors on 586 Veteran's Highway on Thursday, December 20.
Man Hit In Head With Baseball Bat During Attempted Robbery
BRENTWOOD, NY - A man was hit in the head with a bat during an attempted robbery in Brentwood earlier this week, according to Suffolk Police. The incident was reported on Tuesday at about 11 p.m. on Macarthur Avenue.
Century-old Waterfront West Islip Home Asks $999,990
This ivy-covered traditional home with all of the beautiful details expected of a home built more than a century ago is listed for sale at 230 Secatogue Ln. in West Islip. Built in 1902 on more than an acre situated on prestigious Willets Creek with more than 100 feet of bulkhead, this five-bedroom
LI Couple Fled Cops, Crashed Stolen Car Upstate: Report
MONTICELLO, NY - A Long Island couple were arrested last weekend in upstate New York after leading cops on a chase in a stolen Oldsmobile and crashing the car, according to a report in the Times Herald-Record.
Driver dies in Northern State Parkway crash, police say
The driver of a pickup truck was killed after he crashed into trees along the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills Thursday night, authorities said. The man was going east when he veered off the road just west of Exit 42, Route 231, State Police said. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead, p
West Islip Swimmer Wins County Title, All-State Honors
WEST ISLIP, NY - West Islip High School sophomore swimmer Jackie Triglia won the county title in the 100-yard butterfly at the Section XI championships, swimming the event in 56.84, breaking a team record of 59.42.
Bay Shore is getting its very own beer, brewed by Destination Unknown
Destination Unknown Beer Company is teaming up with the Bay Shore Restaurant Committee to brew a brand-new beer exclusively to Bay Shore. The hoppy pale ale will soon be flowing from the tap lines of nearly two dozen Bay Shore restaurants — and just in time for Christmas.
Police: Northport woman seen on video stealing packages arrested
A Northport woman was arrested late Tuesday after she was caught on video stealing several packages from outside an East Northport residence, police said. Deborah Amato, 60, was observed taking the packages from the front stoop of a residence on Montrose Lane at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Suffolk County pol