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North Babylon's Sean Carter at Day 2 of state wrestling tournament

Sean Carter of North Babylon defeated Jayden Scott of Rush Henrietta in a Division I 120-pound semifinal at the 2019 NYSPHSAA State Championships at the Times-Union Center in Albany on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.


ICYMI: 3 Hospitalized After Barge Malfunction

FIRE ISLAND, NY - Three Coast Guard crew members had to be evacuated after suffering from injuries due to a malfunction at a barge in Fire Island Inlet on Monday evening. According to the Coast Guard, the malfunction with the pump system was reported at Barge Reggie at Station Fire Island at 5 p.m.


Go See Hollywould Babylon at Montclair’s Gallery L

Banish winter doldrums with an escape to the bright, bold, beguiling works of Hollywould Babylon by New Jersey artist Holly Suzanne Rader at Gallery L, through March 10. Inspired by fashion, street art, nature and vintage glamour, Hollywould Babylon is an nostalgic, romantic, edgy escape. Rader cred


Service Monday for Carbon Monoxide Victim

Services are scheduled Monday for the man who died of an apparent carbon monoxide leak Thursday in Melville. Stephen Yancofski, 55, was found unconscious in his home on Scott Drive. He was later pronounced dead. His wife, Kyriaki Bouziotas, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment


Babylon Fire Department battles house blaze

The Babylon Fire Department responded to a house fire on Fire Island Avenue shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday. Feb. 1. Joseph F. Fraccalvieri, 1st Assistant Chief said the Babylon Vamps were assisted by North Babylon Fire Company. They fought the blaze that traveled into the walls and spread to the at


Retired Suffolk County lieutenant accused of hit-and-run involving Nassau County officer

WESTBURY, Long Island (WABC) -- A retired Suffolk County Police lieutenant is accused of a hit-and-run involving a Nassau County Police sergeant. Authorities say the incident began last Friday afternoon when William Hasper was pulled over on Old Country Road in Westbury for motor vehicle violations.


Long Island mom warns daughter not to come home before apparent murder-suicide

BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- A 50-year-old woman was killed Thursday night in what authorities believe is a murder-suicide on Long Island. Police say Dawn Kelly was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in the master bedroom of her home on Thomas Place in Bellmore just before 8:30 p.m.


Historic Black Churches in Long Island, New York, Pass the Torch to Millennials

For millennial Ashley Brown, returning to the pews at Jackson Memorial AME Zion Church in Hempstead has been less about making joyful noise in the choir than creating change in her community.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


New Staff Joins Long Island Select Healthcare

Ann Perry-Blizzard, PMHNP-BC has joined the staff of Long Island Select Healthcare (LISH) as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has worked previously at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip.


Bay Shore Facebook Marketplace Deal Turns Into Robbery

BAY SHORE, NY - A victim was robbed after meeting up to buy a cellphone from Facebook Marketplace in Bay Shore earlier this week. The incident was reported on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 1:20 p.m. on the westbound Sunrise Service Road.


Driver killed as SUV hits utility pole, police say

A woman driving a 2003 Nissan Murano SUV died after veering off Wheeler Road in Hauppauge and slamming into a utility pole before dawn on Friday, Suffolk police said. Rosa Portillo, 29, of Central Islip, was headed south about 4:20 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.


Suffolk Police Report Woman Killed in Hauppauge Motor Vehicle Crash

Hauppauge, NY - February 22, 2019 - Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a woman in Hauppauge on Friday, February 22.


Mastic Liquors and the lore of two front doors

When the two-story Parr Gas Station was being constructed along Montauk Highway 100 years ago, local lore has it that Suffolk County was considering changing the flow of the road. It could either go on the south or north side of the building.


Duo Burglarize East Islip Home At Gunpoint

EAST ISLIP, NY - An East Islip home was burglarized at gunpoint earlier this week. The incident was reported on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 2:21 a.m. at an E. Main Street home. Two people, displaying handguns, forced their way into the residence.


Copiague Man Attempted to Bribe State Police During DWI Arrest, Officials Report

Oyster Bay, NY - February 22, 2019 - On Friday, February 22, 2019, at approximately 1:40 a.m., Johnny Rajkumar, age 20, of Copiague was driving westbound on the Southern State Parkway near exit 31 in town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County and was stopped for multiple vehicle and traffic violations.


Wanted: Police Looking for 4 Women Who Stole from Walmart

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking help to locate the women who stole merchandise from a Commack store in November.


Philly Pretzel Factory opens in Syosset

More than three years after the first Philly Pretzel Factory opened in Bellmore, a fourth franchise location has opened on Long Island. The newest store, on Jackson Street in Syosset, is in the same strip mall as the cupcake franchise Smallcakes, and through Wednesday, the shop is celebrating its gr


Caught on camera: Brutal attack at Huntington Station Burger King

A brutal attack was caught on camera last month outside the Burger King on New York Avenue in Huntington Station. In the video, six young men can be seen punching and kicking the victim, who is lying on the ground. At one point, an attacker jumps and stomps his feet into the victim’s head.


Fundraiser Created To Help Motorcyclist Injured In Crash

WEST ISLIP, NY - An online fundraiser was recently started on behalf of a West Islip motorcyclist who was seriously injured in an East Islip crash last month. On Jan. 28, Brendon Patton was riding a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Main Street near Fern Place when he lost control of his