Woman arrested after crashing into Ronkonkoma pond

Woman arrested after crashing into Ronkonkoma pond

(Ronkonkoma, NY)-  An Islandia woman was arrested Thursday night after police say she allegedly drove drunk and crashed her SUV into a Ronkonkoma pond.  Officials say 39-year-old Melissa McMullen was driving a 2009 Mercury Mountaineer when she landed in a pond at the Colony Park Apartments on Peconic Street.  When they arrived at the scene,…

Biden’s $1.9 trillion dollar COVID plan

Biden’s $1.9 trillion dollar COVID plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Biden said Thursday that the nation faces “a crisis of deep human suffering.” He hopes…

Heightened security around NY Capitol

Heightened security around NY Capitol

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Security was increased around the New York state Capitol and law enforcement was on heightened alert. But the FBI in Albany said Thursday it was unaware of specific threats in the region. The FBI warned several days ago that armed protests by violent Trump supporters were being planned in all 50…

Cops search for missing woman

Cops search for missing woman

(Copiague, NY)- Suffolk County Police are asking for your help to locate a missing elderly woman.  Officials say 88-year-old Ann Costa, was last seen on Mariners Way in Copaigue.  Ann is 5 foot tall, with brown eyes and red hair.  Ann was last seen wearing a bathrobe.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ann Costa,…

Dangerous bus crash

Dangerous bus crash

NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York City say a bus careened off a road and was left dangling from an overpass in a crash late Thursday. The driver of the bus sustained serious injuries. Officials say the articulated bus crashed just after 11 p.m. at the interchange between the Cross Bronx and Major…

Powerball jackpot grows

Powerball jackpot grows

(East Farmingdale, NY)- No one won hit Powerball Wednesday night, but according to their website, seven tickets matched five numbers.  Winning numbers for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing were: 4-19-23-25-49 and a Powerball of 14. The Powerball jackpot grows to an estimated $640 million dollars for Saturday night. Photo: New York Lotto slips are displayed on a…

Montauk Lighthouse makeover

Montauk Lighthouse makeover

(Montauk, NY)-  The Montauk Lighthouse is getting a makeover.  On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a multi-million dollar contract was awarded to a Bay Shore company for renovations and restorations to the historic monument.  H&L Contracting was awarded a $30.7 million dollars to work on protecting…

UK Covid Cluster found on LI

UK Covid Cluster found on LI

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  More cases of the UK variant of the coronavirus have been found in New York.  On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, said there are two clusters of the new COVID variant in the state, one upstate and the other cluster was found on Long Island.  The upstate cluster connects back to…

National Guard stationed at Capitol

National Guard stationed at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The challenge now is figuring out what’s real and what’s just noise. Investigators are combing through a mountain of online posts, street surveillance and other intelligence. The information suggests mobs could try to…

FBI: Proud Boys fan stockpiled ammo, knives in NY home

FBI: Proud Boys fan stockpiled ammo, knives in NY home

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a supporter of the Proud Boys extremist group who they say threatened to deploy “cars full of armed patriots” to Washington as the Capitol was under siege last week. Eduard Florea was charged Wednesday with possessing ammunition as a convicted felon. He was denied bail after the…