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NY to start Covid-19 testing at JFK and LGA airports

NY to start Covid-19 testing at JFK and LGA airports

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that the Port Authority of NY and NJ and NYC Health and Hospitals will be setting up COVID-19 testing sites at JFK and LaGuardia Airports to limit the spread of the coronavirus from visitors arriving out of state.  Its still unclear how this will be implemented.   (Photo:…

Melville fire damages multiple vehicles

Melville fire damages multiple vehicles

Suffolk Arson  detectives are investigating a fire that damaged several cars in Melville on Monday.  Officials say on August 24, 2020 at approximately 2:45 p.m. a vehicle that was being stored in an accessory parking lot behind the Hilton Long Island Huntington, located at 598 Broadhollow Road, caught fire.  Officials say the vehicle fire spread…

Lower-risk youth sports can resume September 21st on Long Island

Lower-risk youth sports can resume September 21st on Long Island

On Monday, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that lower-risk, school-sponsored sports in all regions may begin to practice and play beginning September 21st. Lower-risk sports include; tennis, soccer, cross country, field hockey and swimming.  Travel for practice or play will be prohibited outside of the school’s region or contiguous regions or counties until…

NY Governor proposes new laws to hold utility companies accountable for outages

NY Governor proposes new laws to hold utility companies accountable for outages

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced that he would propose new legislation to hold utilities accountable for outages.  The new legislation would increase the current legal limits on penalties and create a streamlined process to revoke a utilities companies operating certificate.  Governor Cuomo said, “The response by the utility companies to Isaias was…

NYC to utilize parks and streets for outdoor classrooms

NYC to utilize parks and streets for outdoor classrooms

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will work to make outdoor instruction space available in parks and on closed-off streets in an effort to prevent new coronavirus infections when school starts next month. He said Monday that principals of the city’s 1,700-plus public schools would be asked…

Long Island gyms set to reopen on Monday

Long Island gyms set to reopen on Monday

After months of zoom classes and socially distanced outdoor workouts, on Monday, Long Islander’s will be able to head back inside the gym, for a workout.  Gyms and fitness centers on Long Island will need to adhere to strict guidelines from New York State in order to maintain operations.  Capacity will be reduced to 33…

East Meadow man arrested on charges including Public Lewdness

East Meadow man arrested on charges including Public Lewdness

An East Meadow man was arrested over the weekend after cops say that he exposed himself to two teenage girls.  Nassau Police say on Saturday, August 22, 2020 they responded to a 9-1-1 call at 101 Carmen Avenue in East Meadow about a man who was exposing himself and touching himself in front of two…

Cops investigate fatal weekend crash on Wellwood Ave in West Babylon

Cops investigate fatal weekend crash on Wellwood Ave in West Babylon

Suffolk Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened in West Babylon on Sunday afternoon.  Police say Dennis Markey and Marcus Pitts were heading southbound on Wellwood Avenue in a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer when the driver lost control and crashed through a fence and overturned several times.  Police say both occupants weer thrown from the…

A Coram man stranded on a raft, was rescued by police over the weekend

A Coram man stranded on a raft, was rescued by police over the weekend

Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers rescued a man who was stranded on a raft in Narrow Bay early on Sunday morning.  Marine Bureau officers received a 911 call reporting a man yelling for help in the marsh on the north side of Narrow Bay just after 3 a.m on August 23, 2020. A Suffolk…

Police looking for the suspect who robbed a Farmngville store early on Monday morning

Police looking for the suspect who robbed a Farmngville store early on Monday morning

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating an attempted robbery and a robbery that occurred at nearby convenience stores in Ronkonkoma and Farmingville early on Monday morning.  Officials say on August 24, 2020, a man approached a store employee outside of Mobil, located at 950 Portion Road in Ronkonkoma, displayed a knife and demanded cash…