News Headlines: Tuesday, June 9th 2020

  • As protest on long island and around the world continued Monday…. Lawmakers in Albany quickly moved to pass legislation that would ban the use of choke holds.  Governor Cuomo said he would sign the law when it reaches his desk…. Tuesday Albany lawmakers are expected to overhaul a law protecting police disciplinary records.
  • After three gloomy months and 21,000 deaths, New York City slowly began reopening Monday….Long Island will enter phase 2…on Wednesday, which allows for haircuts… and outdoor dining…. and up to 50% of office staff can return to places of business like law, accounting and government.
  • The black man whose death has inspired a worldwide reckoning over racial injustice will be buried in Houston Tuesday. George Floyd, who was 46 when he was killed, will be laid to rest next to his mother. …The former Minneapolis police officer charged with second-degree murder in George Floyd’s death will remain in custody on $1 million bail. Derek Chauvin’s next appearance is set for June 29.
  • Suffolk police say they shot and killed an East Northport man on Sunday night during a dispute.  Police say the man pointed a weapon at officers…  that weapon, turned out to be a pellet gun.
  • Tropical Storm Cristobal could soon renew its strength by merging with another storm system to form a large cyclone. forecasters now expect the storm to bring fierce winds and heavy rain to much of the Midwest by Tuesday.
  • And Major League Baseball made another try to start the coronavirus delayed season in early July…  proposing a 76-game regular season, expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to as many as 16 …a deal still needs to be reached with players