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MTA plans test frontline workers weekly

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it’s embarking on a first-in-the-nation testing program to guard against a second wave of the new coronavirus among transit workers. MTA Chairman Patrick Foye said the goal will be to test 15% of frontline workers weekly. That would amount to roughly 6,000 bus and subway workers,…

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Man wanted for questioning in connection with three Bayport/Blue Point restaurant burglaries

(Bayport, NY)-  Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two men wanted for questioning in connection to three commercial burglaries that occurred in Bayport/Blue Point in October.  Police say a person or people broke into and removed property from the following three restaurants during the early morning hours of Sunday,…

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Silver Alert issued for a missing Coram woman

UPDATE: Police say the missing has been found and is unharmed.   (Coram, NY)-  Suffolk County Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing Coram woman who is five months pregnant and may be suicidal.  Gianna Lettieri was last seen on October 26 at 8:25 p.m. in the parking lot of her residence, located…

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COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the increase in NY

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in New York State, has been increasing.  On Monday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said just over a thousand people in NY were currently hospitalized with COVID-19.  The positivity rate for COVID-19 in New York State is three percent in every region.  In New York…

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Nassau County’s annual Barkfest competition, goes virtual due to COVID-19

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  Nassau County’s annual Barkfest competition, is going virtual this year, due to COVID-19.  Nassau County Officials are asking for participants to submit a photo of their dog dressed in a costume on the county’s website www.nassaucountyny.gov/barkfest Barkfest submissions will be accepted online through October 30, 2020.  Voting for the best costume will…

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Two men shot outside an East Patchogue bar

(East Patchogue, NY)-  Suffolk County Police say detectives are investigating a shooting that injured two men outside of a bar in East Patchogue.  Officials say on Saturday, October 24, 2020 around 1:30 in the morning, a man was escorted from El Buen Ambiente, located at 466 East Main St., following an altercation with another patron.…

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Long Islanders wait in long lines to vote early

(East Farmingdale, NY)- This weekend thousands of Long Islanders stood in line for hours to cast their votes for the 2020 Presidential Election.  At Brookhaven Town Hall in Farmingville on Saturday listeners told us they waited in line for five hours.  The wait time on Saturday in Nesconset was said to be three hours, two hours…

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Belmont Park to host Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru event this Saturday

(Babylon, NY)-  The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is hosting a socially distant trick-or-treat drive through from 12-2 p. m. (or until treats out) on Saturday, October 24th at Belmont Lake State Park. Social distancing guidelines will be in effect and attendees must remain in their vehicles. Masks are required. For…

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Bohemia man arrested for raping two 13-year-old girls

(Patchogue, NY)-  Bohemia man was arrested Thursday for raping two 13-year-old-girls.  Suffolk Police say 20-year-old Brendan Sullivan had sexual contact with two 13-year-old females on separate occasions in March and August. Sullivan used Snapchat to meet his victims. Sullivan was arrested in May on charges related to child pornography. A follow-up investigation of that case by Computer…