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MTA hoping for federal dollars to forestall service cuts

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists and mass transit riders in New York already facing fare and toll increases next year and in 2023 could face drastic service cuts if the federal government doesn’t help the Metropolitan Transportation Authority out of a gaping budget hole brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency also plans to…

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Bellmore woman found dead in wooded area in Centereach

Suffolk County Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances around how a woman’s body ended up in a wooded area in Centereach.  Police say on Sunday October 11, 2020 around 12 p. m., Sixth precinct officers responded to a call of a woman’s body lying in a wooded area off Hawkins Road near Eastwood Blvd.  The…

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Pedestrian seriously injured in Port Jeff Station crash

A pedestrian was seriously injured Monday night in Port Jefferson Station.  Suffolk Police say the crash happened around 8 p. m. on Route 112, north of Wilson Street.  Authorities say on Monday, October 12, 2020, a man was driving a 2015 Mitsubishi sedan southbound on Route 112, when it struck a man in the roadway. …

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2 colleges north of NYC go remote after coronavirus cases

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Two colleges north of New York City are holding classes remotely, suspending in-person activities and barring visitors after detecting multiple cases of the coronavirus. Iona College in Westchester County said it was moving classes online for two weeks starting Monday after identifying 58 cases. The Catholic college said in an online…

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Religious gathering limit upheld as NY hospitalizations rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the number of New Yorkers hospitalized with coronavirus is rising as authorities focus on limiting gatherings in COVID-19 hotspots. The governor said Saturday that 826 people were hospitalized with the virus. That’s the highest number since July 15. Still, Cuomo says the numbers “remain good news,” noting…

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Pedestrian injured in Centereach hit and run crash

A pedestrian was seriously injured last night in Centereach.  Suffolk Police say Sunday night, October 11, 2020, around 10 p.m., a white pick up truck, struck a man that was standing in front of Jack McCarthy’s pub on Middle Country Road  Police say the vehicle fled the scene southbound on Lake Grove Blvd.  The pedestrian…

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Police say man slashed outside Holbrook bar

Suffolk County say a man was slashed last night in Holbrook.  According to detectives on Sunday night, October 11, 2020, two adult males were involved in a dispute outside of Rams American Pub, located at 236 Union Ave., when one of the men slashed the other with a sharp object at approximately 11:45 p.m. The…

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Police say officer was attacked and bitten at a LI bar

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say an officer who was helping an injured woman in a Long Island bar was attacked by a friend of the victim. Nassau County police officers responded to a call about an injured woman at a bar in Oyster Bay just before 11 p.m. Saturday. Police say that as…

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Covid crackdown, NYC hands out fines

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has handed out 62 tickets amounting to more than $150,000 in fines during a weekend crackdown on violators of newly imposed restrictions in coronavirus hot spots. The enforcement numbers were announced Sunday on the city government’s Twitter account. Among those issued summons by New York City Sheriff Joseph…