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Driver killed in Middle Island crash

(Middle Island, NY)-  Suffolk Police are investigating a single car crash that killed a person in Middle Island on Tuesday night.  Officials say on October 20, 2020 at approximately 11:45 p. m., a 2007 Infiniti sedan was traveling southbound on Rocky Point Road, south of Whiskey Road, when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree,…

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Babylon man found in water off Tanner Park in Copiague

(Copiague, NY)-  Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was found in the water off Tanner Park in Copiague.  Officials say Joseph Kelly launched his personal watercraft from Amityville on October 18 at approximately 8:30 p.m. When Kelly did not return to shore, an acquaintance notified police at approximately 7:50 a.m. on…

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Man killed in East Northport house fire

A 68 year old man was killed in a house fire in East Nortport on Monday morning.  Officials say the fire at 257 East 4th street, happened just before 7 a. m., on Monday morning.  Officials say the victim’s 33 year old son and 62 year old wife, were able to escape the fire and…

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NY may reconsider travel ban as COVID numbers rise in NJ & CT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York may have to consider changes to its quarantine rules for out-of-state travelers now that two of its closest neighbors, Connecticut and New Jersey, are on the brink of getting added to the list of places subject to the restrictions. Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’ll release an update Wednesday…

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Nassau County breaks ground on new park to honor 9/11 hero

(Oceanside, NY)-  On what would have been the 55th birthday of NYPD Bomb Squad Detective Luis G. Alvaraez, lawmakers, friends and family broke ground on a new park in Oceanside in his memory.  Alvarez was a leading voice for the Victims Compensation Benefits fund and passed away after a battle with cancer stemming from his…

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A Brooklyn man was shot and killed by Suffolk Police in Coram

(Coram, NY)-  Suffolk County Police are investigating a police-involved shooting that killed a man in Coram.  Officials say on Monday, October 19, 2020, officers responded to a 911 report of a violent domestic dispute at Fairfield Townhouses at Coram.  A woman reported that her intoxicated ex-boyfriend was refusing to leave her apartment. The woman then…

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WATCH: Bystanders help rescue elderly couple from Lindenhurst canal

LINDENHURST, N.Y. (AP) — Bystanders helped rescue an elderly couple from a sinking car Monday after it careened into a Long Island canal. Police say seven people, including two police officers, jumped into the water to pull 78-year-old Joseph Abitabile to safety while rescue workers broke a window to free his wife, who was unconscious…

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4 teens arrested for vandalizing multiple properties in Smithtown

Police in Suffolk County are looking for more possible victims, after they arrested a group of teenagers this weekend, for vandalizing multiple properties.  Police say on Sunday, October 18, 2020 around 2 a. m., Fourth Precinct officers responded to a home on Lindron Avenue after a 911 caller reported seeing people damage the fence on…

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Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in Shirley crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash on Sunday in Shirley.  According to detectives, on October 18, 2020 at 5:20 p. m., a 2018 BMW was heading westbound on Victory Avenue, in a turning lane in front of 38 Victory Avenue, when the vehicle was struck by a 2017 Kawaski motorcycle. The operator of…

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NY’s ban on plastic bags is back in effect

You may want to grab your reusable shopping bag today to head to the store or be prepared to pay 5 cents per plastic bag.  New York State’s ban on plastic bag’s is back in effect as of October 19, 2020.  The DEC says, “the plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1,…

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NY to allow skiing this winter with COIVID-19 precautions

NEW YORK (AP) — Ski resorts in New York will be allowed to open next month at half their indoor capacity with restrictions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that ski resorts can open Nov. 6. Masks will be required at all times except when eating, drinking or skiing. Gondolas and lifts will be restricted to…

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LI movie theaters can reopen this Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters in New York state can reopen beginning Oct. 23 with restrictions on audience size and other precautions in place, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. Theaters in New York City aren’t included, and counties must have a positivity rate below 2% on a 14-day average and have no…