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Two people arrested after stealing vehicle from Chic-fil-A parking lot

Farmingdale, NY-  Suffolk County Police arrested two people for stealing a vehicle from a fast food restaurant parking lot in Farmingdale last month.  Officials say an employee at Chic-fil-A had left their keys on a table in the dining area of the restaurant on May 28 at approximately 6:55 p. m.  Another employee asked a…

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Man arrested for firing gun in the air

Huntington, NY-  A Huntington Station man was arrested on Friday morning after allegedly firing a gun in the air.  Suffolk County Police say they responded to a 911 call about possible gunshots on Elm Street in Huntington at approximately 1:30 a. m on June 18th.  Police say officers obtained a description of the suspect and…

Supreme Court Foster Care Impact

Supreme Court dismissed challenge to “Obamacare”

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a third major challenge to “Obamacare,” preserving health insurance coverage for millions of Americans. Though the court has become increasingly conservative with justices nominated by former President Donald Trump, it nonetheless left the entire law intact Thursday. The court ruled 7-to-2 that Texas, other Republican-led states and…

Virus Outbreak The Latest

CDC: Delta variant expected to be dominant in US

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky says she expects the delta variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. The delta variant, first detected in India, has become dominant in Britain. “As worrisome as this delta strain is with regard to its hyper transmissibility, our vaccines…

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Gillibrand: Military justice changes must go beyond sex cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is on the brink of success in her yearslong campaign to get sexual assault cases removed from the military chain of command. But getting over the finish line may depend on whether she can overcome wariness about broader changes she’s seeking to the military justice system. There is now…

NY-City Workers-Juneteenth

Despite pledge, no paid Juneteenth holiday for city workers

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City municipal workers are not getting a paid Juneteenth holiday this year. That’s despite a pledge last year from Mayor Bill de Blasio to make it one. Juneteenth, on June 19th, marks the day in 1865 that enslaved Black people in Texas were told by Union soldiers that they…

Fixing 911

Thousands of NY 911 dispatchers could soon be classified as first responders

East Farmingdale, NY- Thousands of 911 dispatchers in New York State, could soon be classified as first responders.  The bill which passed the New York State Legislature on Tuesday now heads to the Governor’s desk to be signed. More information is available, here. Photo: In this Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 phjoto, communications officers work in…

Wet Spring Mosquitoes

A low flying helicopter will apply pesticides today in Suffolk County

East Farmingdale, NY- Health officials in Suffolk County say a helicopter will be flying low in several communities on Thursday, applying pesticides to marsh areas to control the mosquito population.  The application is scheduled to run from 6 a. m. to 6 p. m.  Officials say the products being applied, do not have significant human toxicity.…

Loan Forgiveness Stalled

The US Education Department is erasing debt for some students

UNDATED (AP) — The U.S. Education Department says it’s erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain that made exaggerated claims about its graduates’ success in finding jobs. The Biden administration is approving 18,000 loan forgiveness claims from former students of ITT Technical Institute, a chain that closed in 2016.…

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More than half the cosmetics sold in the U.S. contain toxic chemicals

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada are awash with a toxic industrial compound associated with serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame tested more than 230 commonly used cosmetics and found that…