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Small plane ends up in shrubs near Long Island airport

Small plane ends up in shrubs near Long Island airport

EAST QUOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a small plane attempting an emergency landing has overshot a runway at a Hamptons airport and plowed into some shrubs, but no injuries were reported. The Southampton Town Police Department says the plane took off Saturday from the East Hampton, headed west and had an engine failure. The…

Judge won’t bar public from Ghislaine Maxwell jury selection

Judge won’t bar public from Ghislaine Maxwell jury selection

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has rejected British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s bid to block the public and news media from jury selection in her New York City trial on charges she recruited teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan said Thursday that the press and public…

Gang boss in Haiti threatens to kill abducted missionaries

Gang boss in Haiti threatens to kill abducted missionaries

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The boss of a notorious Haitian gang accused of kidnapping 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group last weekend is warning that the hostages will be killed if his demands aren’t met. Gang leader Wilson Joseph delivers the death threat in a video posted on social media Thursday. He also threatens…

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Pfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing infections in elementary school children. Details of the study were posted online Friday as U.S. regulators consider opening vaccinations to youngsters 5 to 11. The shots could begin early next month if regulators give the go-ahead. If the FDA…

3rd Annual Run 4 Beigel

3rd Annual Run 4 Beigel

East Farmingdale, NY- The 3rd Annual Run 4 Beigel, will take place on Saturday, October 23rd at Heckscher State Park in East Islip. The 5k run/walk will support the Scott J. Beigel memorial fund. Scott J. Beigel, a Dix Hills, Long Island Native, was killed in the Parkland Florida school shooting. Photo:Linda Beigel Schulman, mother…

Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is producing and starring in a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says Halyna Hutchins,  director of photography for…

COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots

COVID vaccine: CDC expands booster rollout, OKs mixing shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say millions more Americans can get a COVID-19 booster and choose a different vaccine for that next shot. Certain people who received Pfizer vaccinations months ago already are eligible for a booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said specific Moderna and Johnson & Johnson recipients…

Two teens killed in overnight crash

Two teens killed in overnight crash

West Hempstead, NY- Nassau Police say two teenagers were killed in an overnight crash in West Hempstead. Police say an 18 year old female was driving a 2018 BMW X3 northbound on Westminster Road near Fairlawn Avenue when she struck a parked vehicle. Two occupants in the vehicle, a 19 year old man and a…

FDA signs extension of COVID-19 booster shots, approves mismatched doses

FDA signs extension of COVID-19 booster shots, approves mismatched doses

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators have signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The officials also say anyone eligible for a booster can get a brand that is different from the one they got initially. The decisions by the Food and Drug Administration mark…

Brian Laundrie items, potential remains, found in Florida park

Brian Laundrie items, potential remains, found in Florida park

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie and potential human remains have been found at a Florida wilderness park during the search for clues in the slaying of Gabby Petito during the couple’s cross-country road trip. Law enforcement sources and a Laundrie family attorney are confirming the discoveries, which were…

NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers

NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement Wednesday. That presents an ultimatum to public employees who’ve refused, and ensures there will be a fight with some of the…