Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Walker

Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Walker

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia runoff election Tuesday, ensuring Democrats an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden’s current term and capping an underwhelming midterm cycle for the GOP in the last major vote of the year. With Warnock’s second…

Islanders loss 7-4 to the Blues

Islanders loss 7-4 to the Blues

NEW YORK (AP) — Noel Acciari and Colton Parayko scored 13 seconds apart in the third period and the St. Louis Blues defeated the New York Islanders 7-4 on Tuesday night. Josh Leivo had a goal and an assist and Thomas Greiss made 36 saves and the Blues snapped a five-game skid in the finale…

Suffolk police launching a new holiday safety program

Suffolk police launching a new holiday safety program

Suffolk police announced on Tuesday that they are launching a new holiday safety initiative with more patrols in downtowns and at malls ahead of the holidays. Police say they want to make sure both shoppers and drivers are safe while spending time shopping. In addition, police are also adding extra DWI patrols throughout the county…

Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company was convicted of tax fraud Tuesday for helping executives dodge taxes on extravagant perks such as Manhattan apartments and luxury cars, a repudiation of financial practices at the former president’s business as he mounts another run for the White House. A jury found two corporate entities at the…

GM Cashman signs 4-year contract to remain with Yankees

GM Cashman signs 4-year contract to remain with Yankees

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brian Cashman has signed a four-year contract to remain the New York Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager. The announcement was made Monday during the first day of baseball’s Winter Meetings. Cashman, New York’s GM since 1998, had been working on a handshake agreement since early November, when his five-year…

Veteran of the Iraq war receives Purple Heart in Glenn Cove

Veteran of the Iraq war receives Purple Heart in Glenn Cove

Chris Levi of Melville was honored at a special ceremony in Glen Cove where he received the Purple Heart medal for service in Iraq War The veteran lost both of his legs during an explosion in 2008 and has undergone over 130 surgeries since then. Levi was initially offered the honor while hospitalized in Iraq…

‘Torso Killer’ admits killing 5 women decades ago near NYC

‘Torso Killer’ admits killing 5 women decades ago near NYC

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A serial slayer known as the “Torso Killer” already convicted of 11 homicides admitted on Monday that he also killed five women on Long Island in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Richard Cottingham was sentenced Monday to 25 years to life for the slaying of 23-year-old Diane Cusick, who was…

Verlander agrees to 2-year contract with Mets

Verlander agrees to 2-year contract with Mets

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Verlander agreed to an $86.7 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets on Monday, reuniting the AL Cy Young Award winner with Max Scherzer and giving the team a high-profile replacement for Jacob deGrom. The contract is worth $43,333,333 per season and includes a vesting player option for 2025…

Verlander agrees to 2-year contract with Mets

Verlander agrees to 2-year contract with Mets

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Verlander agreed to an $86.7 million, two-year contract with the New York Mets on Monday, reuniting the AL Cy Young Award winner with Max Scherzer and giving the team a high-profile replacement for Jacob deGrom. The contract is worth $43,333,333 per season and includes a vesting player option for 2025…

Fire destroys Town of Huntington garbage trucks

Fire destroys Town of Huntington garbage trucks

A fire destroys nearly half of the Town of Huntington garbage truck fleet late Saturday night. At least six trucks of the towns 15 vehicles were destroyed in fire. Authorities say there were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation but it does not appear to be suspicious. Despite the loss, the…