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Nassau Democrat asks FBI to investigate Trump call

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  Nassau County Democrat, Kathleen Rice, is calling for the FBI to investigate President Donald Trump’s leaked phone call to Georgia’s Secretary of State.  In the letter, Rice said she believes that Donald Trump, engaged in “a number of election crimes”.  Suffolk County Republican Lee Zeldin, told News 12 Long Island, that Trump’s…

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NY finds UK virus variant

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In an effort to speed up what has been a sluggish rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, New York’s governor threatened Monday to fine hospitals up to $100,000 if they don’t finish their first round of inoculations by the end of the week. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the threat hours before announcing…

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Law ends driver’s license suspensions over unpaid fines

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York drivers who can’t afford to pay the entirety of a traffic fine will be able to do so via installments and will no longer face the risk of their licenses being suspended for that debt, thanks to legislation signed by the governor. The Driver’s License Suspension Reform Act ends…

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Man rescued after falling into storm drain

(Central Islip, NY)-  Police and Fire officials rescued a Central Islip man after he fell into a storm drain.  Officials say they responded to a 911 call on Saturday, regarding a man who fell approximately 10 feet down a storm drain outside an apartment complex, located at 201 Medea Way, at approximately 1:15 p.m. Officers…

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Shots fired at Suffolk County church

(Bellport, NY)-  Gunshots were fired at a Suffolk County church on Sunday.  Police say the shooting happened just before noon at the Philadelphia Way Community Church on Montauk Highway in Bellport.  Officials say no one was injured.  Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers. Photo: Suffolk County Police Public Information

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Body of Long Island kayaker, recovered

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. (AP) — The body of an 18-year-old kayaker has been recovered after he went missing while paddling in Long Island’s Great Peconic Bay. The U.S. Coast Guard says Raistlin Ruther of Riverhead launched his kayak around 8 a.m. Saturday in South Jamesport. He was reported overdue shortly after 4 p.m. Multiple agencies,…

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NY tops 1 million COVID-19 cases

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state has recorded more than 1 million positive COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. That’s according to figures released Saturday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. According to the state’s data, the roughly 15,000 new positive tests reported statewide on Friday bring the total number of cases over 1 million. Experts…

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Crash at Long Island intersection leaves 2 men dead

YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island are investigating a crash at an intersection that left two men dead. The crash occurred Saturday night in Yaphank. Suffolk County police say 70-year-old Robert Manganaro had stopped his 2004 Chevrolet Suburban at a red light on William Floyd Parkway at about 7:30 p.m. when he was…

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Cuomo says he’ll wait for vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he won’t receive the coronavirus vaccine until Black, Hispanic and poor New Yorkers in his age group are able to receive it. Cuomo made the pledge Sunday during recorded remarks to the congregation at Abyssinian Baptist Church. Cuomo is considered an essential worker and would be eligible…

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McConnell objects to vote on COVID-19 relief payments

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected yesterday to a vote on a House bill increasing COVID-19 relief payments to $2,000. McConnell added that the Senate will “begin the process” of addressing President Trump’s request that Congress increase relief payments to $2,000. The House voted 275-134 on Monday to increase the stimulus payments set to go…