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Man Killed in Stabbing

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a man that occurred in Islip Terrace early this morning. Two male residents of 337 Manhattan Blvd. were engaged in an altercation outside the location when one stabbed the other at approximately 2:40 a.m. The victim, 34 years-old,...
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LI man admits fleeing country after viciously beating nephews with metal pipe: DA

A Long Island man admitted in court Monday to beating two of his nephews so severely that one lost his leg — and to fleeing the country after his arrest in the case. Carlos Ortega of Central Islip pleaded guilty to viciously attacking two of his relatives with a metal pipe and escaping to Guatemala, Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney said Tuesday. According to court documents, Ortega’s nephews showed up at his house in August 2018 to take their grandparents, who were visiting from Guatemala, out to dinner. Ortega was so enraged upon seeing the boys at his home that he grabbed...

Landlord charged with homicide in deadly Long Island fire

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- A landlord has been arrested in connection to a deadly fire on Long Island.It happened Monday on the second floor of a house in Hempstead.READ MORE: 1 person killed, 1 seriously hurt and several displaced when fire rips through home in HempsteadPolice say the landlord is charged with criminally negligent homicide for failing to have fire alarms in the home.A woman who lived upstairs died at the scene, and two men who lived upstairs were injured.The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Five Haunted Places on Long Island

Halloween is coming up soon. Get a head start on creeping yourself out and scaring your friends at these five haunted places on Long Island. Fire Island Lighthouse - Legend has it that in the 1800s, a caretaker was so upset by the death of his child that he hung himself and his spirit now allegedly roams the lighthouse. People report seeing a ghostlike figure inside, sometimes holding a rope. Click here to read all the crazy facts about the Fire Island Lighthouse.

Man arrested after allegedly fleeing hit and run in stolen vehicle

Suffolk County Police arrested a New Jersey man Sept. 27 after he was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run crash and then stole another vehicle to flee the scene. Jayson Merceda was driving a 2021 BMW on Charlemagne Drive in Nesconset when he crashed the vehicle into the home at 4 Charlemagne Drive at approximately 1 a.m. A resident of a nearby home came outside when he heard the crash, and while he was outside, Merceda allegedly entered the man’s home, stole a set of car keys and then stole the man’s 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Tornado touched down on Long Island’s East End: officials

MATTITUCK, N.Y. (PIX11) — The National Weather Service on Monday confirmed a tornado touched down on Long Island during severe storms that swept the area Sunday night. In coordination with Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services, the agency surveyed the damage in Mattituck following the storm. Located on the island’s North Fork, Mattituck is […]
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Bridgeport police: Two male suspects fired shots from car before crash

BRIDGEPORT — Local police are searching for two male suspects who allegedly fired shots before crashing a car. Police said the Bridgeport Emergency Command Center received a report of shots fired and a car crash at the intersection of Gregory and Atlantic streets around 4:58 p.m. The caller told dispatchers two male suspects fired out of the window of the car, reported to be a gray Pontiac sedan, before the vehicle collided with a pole, according to police.

County Executive Bellone, Police Commissioner Harrison Announce Results of SCPD’s Back-to-School Safe Driving Enforcement Initiative

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison today announced the results of the department’s Back-To-School Safe Driving Enforcement Initiative conducted during the first two weeks of school in Suffolk County. During that period, more than 430 traffic violations, including speeding, distracted driving and failure to yield to pedestrians, were issued in and around school zones.

New laws to take effect in Conn. Saturday

Several new laws will go into effect in Connecticut on October 1st. Starting on Saturday, a new law will take effect stemming from the death investigation of a woman in Bridgeport. The family of Brenda Rawls said they were never formally notified about her death by Bridgeport police. The new law requires police officers to notify a deceased person’s next of kin about the death as soon as practicable, but within 24 hours after identifying the deceased.

Developer of proposed propane facility on Kroemer Ave withdraws IDA application after failure to capture enhanced benefits

The developer of a proposed wholesale propane facility and industrial office building on Kroemer Avenue has withdrawn its Riverhead Industrial Development Agency application for financial assistance and will likely downsize its project, after the IDA declined to grant the developer’s requested 10-year, 100% enhanced real property tax abatement. The...

New Workboat Delivered to Long Island

Mobile, Ala. boatbuilder Silver Ships recently delivered a multi-mission Explorer 40 Landing Craft vessel to the Suffolk County Public Works Department located on New York's Long Island. Suffolk County Public Works Department oversees all county properties and projects while maintaining safe public navigations including waterways, bridges, docks, marinas, sewerage systems...