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Plane crash in Old Bethpage

(Old Bethpage, NY)-  A small plane crashed Sunday afternoon in Old Bethpage.  Nassau County Police say that an officer spotted the plane going down around 1 o’clock in the afternoon and rushed to the scene off Winding Road where he found the pilot pinned in the cockpit.  The plane was also said to be leaking…

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UK COVID strain found on LI

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  Over the weekend New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, announced that the UK variant of the coronavirus had been detected on Long Island.  Cuomo said the person infected is a 64-year-old Massapequa man, who initially tested positive back in December.  According to the Associated Press, State Health officials are “working with contact tracers…

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More Long Islander’s now eligible for COVID vaccine

(East Farmingdale, NY)- Starting Monday, a whole new group of New Yorker’s will be eligible to get a COVID vaccine.  Group 1B includes; teachers and education workers, first responders including police and firefighters, also corrections officers and persons age 75 and older.  You can check to see if you are eligible to get a vaccine on…

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Man shot Thursday in Central Islip

(Central Islip, NY)-  Police say a man was shot Thursday night in Central Islip.  Officials say the man was parked in his vehicle on Connetquot Avenue at 7:40 p. m., when he shot.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers…

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NYC police commissioner tests positive

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s police commissioner has tested positive for the coronavirus. The department’s top spokesperson said Friday that Commissioner Dermot Shea is feeling well and running the department remotely from home. Spokesperson Richard Esposito says Shea has remained in regular contact with the department’s senior staff. The 51-year-old commissioner is among…

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Cops: LI man arrested for attempted elder scam

(Copiague, NY)-  A Copiague man was arrested on Thursday after allegedly attempting to scam a North Carolina grandma, out of money.  Officials in Suffolk County say an 80-year-old woman in North Carolina received a call on January 6th from a person claiming to be her grandson.  The caller said he was arrested on charges including…

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Calls to remove Trump

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  The call to remove President Donald Trump from office in his final days is growing on Long Island.  New York Democrats including, Long Island Representative Kathleen Rice, Representative Tom Suozi, and New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, joined the list of elected officials across the nation that are calling for…

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ICU beds in Suffolk County reach 85% capacity

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  Suffolk County Department of Health announced Thursday that the county only has 15% of its ICU beds still available.  The limited number of ICU beds comes as the number of people infected with COVID-19 in Suffolk County continues to rise, another 2,194 people tested positive in Suffolk County on Thursday.  In recent…

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LI students named in science competition

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  There are some proud families on Long Island today after the Society for Science announced the top scholars in their Renegeron Science Talent Search.  41 Long Island High School students were among the top 300 in the nation.  Each student and their school, will receive $2,000.  The finalists will be named later…

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Unemployment numbers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly to 787,000, evidence of a job market stumbling in the face of the viral pandemic and the damage it has inflicted on the economy for nearly 10 months. Thursday’s figure from the Labor Department, a slight decline from the previous week, showed that…

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Congress confirms President-Elect Joe Biden

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  Congressional leaders reconvened at the Capitol last night and continued their work overnight and through the early morning hours before formally validating Joe Biden’s Presidential Election victory.  Moments later, just before 4 o’clock Thursday morning, President Donald Trump,  issued a statement saying, “there will be an orderly transition on January 20th” (AP…

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NY eyes legalized sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New York’s governor has done an about-face and now embraces mobile sports betting as a way to deal with financial losses stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement came as a company that tracks gambling legislation and performance predicted that revenue from legal sports betting could reach…