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Human remains found near pond

(Great River, NY)-  Officials in Suffolk County say they received a 911 call on Tuesday after human remains were discovered near a Pond in Great River.  Police say skeletal remains were found by West Brook Pond and taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiners office to be examined.  Anyone with information is asked to call…

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States betting on sports revenue

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — States around the country are realizing that future of sports betting — and tax money to be made from it — is online. But they’re also realizing that that extra tax money isn’t nearly enough to balance state budgets. Currently, 15 states plus Washington, D.C., offer mobile sports betting, and…

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NY farmers are eager to grow Marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Farmers dealing with depressed prices for plants that produce CBD are eager to take part in a statewide marijuana market expected to generate billions of dollars a year once retail sales start. They already know how to grow and process cannabis plants, since hemp is essentially the same plant with lower…

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Police search for missing child

Roosevelt, NY-  The search is on for a missing little girl.  Nassau Police say they got a 911 call Tuesday night around 10:20pm about a female child, approximately seven or eight years old, walking alone through a BP gas station parking lot on Nassau Road.  Officials say the child was not wearing any shoes.  The…

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Woman’s body found in the trunk of a car

Inwood, NY-  The body of a woman was found in the trunk of a vehicle Wednesday morning in Nassau County.  NYPD say they saw four men carrying something out of a building in Far Rockaway before placing it in the trunk of a vehicle and driving off.  Officers followed the vehicle from Far Rockaway into…

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NY pausing use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state health officials will follow federal recommendations and pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker says all appointments for Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Tuesday at state-run mass vaccination sites would be honored with the Pfizer vaccine. Several colleges in the state…

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NY State issues guidelines for Prom and Graduation

East Farmingdale, NY- Big news for High School Seniors on Long Island.  New York State Health officials issued updated guidance on Monday about graduation ceremonies and proms.  Starting on June 1, 2021 in person indoor and outdoor graduation ceremonies will be allowed.  Schools can also plan proms. Certain restrictions will be place.  Click here to…

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Man seriously injured in Tuesday morning crash

Hauppauge, NY-  Police say a man was seriously injured early Tuesday morning in a motor vehicle accident in Hauppauge.  Authorities say a man was traveling westbound on Veterans Memorial Highway, making a left turn onto Raoul Wallenberg Drive, when it was struck by a sedan traveling eastbound.  Police say the accident happened around 1 o’clock…

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Man seriously injured in Monday night crash

St. James, NY-  A Centereach man was seriously injured Monday night in a motor vehicle crash in St. James.  Police say Timothy Hearney was driving a 2021 Nissan Acura eastbound on Woodlawn Avenue, when his vehicle was struck at the intersection of Lake Avenue by a northbound 2016 Ford pickup truck, driven by Steven Schwamb,…

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CDC & FDA suggest US pause J&J vaccine over clotting concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the…

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NYC announces plan to bring more students back to classrooms

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says some 51,000 more New York City students will return to in-person schooling later this month. That will bring the total number of students in school buildings to 365,000 out of 960,000 non-charter public school students. Parents whose children were attending school remotely were given a two-week…

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Holtsville Ecology Site Animal Preserve will reopen May 1st

Holtsville, NY-   The Town of Brookhaven’s Holtsville Ecology Site Animal Preserve in Holtsville will reopen on Saturday, May 1st, 2021.  Access to the animal portion at the Ecology site will be limited to Town of Brookhaven residents.  Brookhaven residents will need to book appointments in advance at www.BrookhavenNY.gov/Ecology to schedule an appointment. During the Spring,…