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6 hrs ago | WALK 97.5

Special Grand Jury to Investigate Toxic Islip Dumping

A special grand jury will join the investigation into illegal, toxic dumping in and around the Town of Islip, with authorization to expand the exploration beyond Islip and into Suffolk County. The grand jury was convened by the Suffolk District Attorney's Office and authorized to commence work on September 10, according to published accounts.

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Related Topix: Islip, NY, Brentwood, NY

11 hrs ago | Newsday

Man shot in the knee in Bay Shore, police say

A man was shot in the knee as he stood on a street in Bay Shore on Saturday, Suffolk County police said. The man, who was not identified, was on Belford Avenue when he was shot in the knee by an unknown assailant just before 8 p.m., police said.

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Related Topix: Bay Shore, NY, Medicine, Southside Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

15 hrs ago | Newsday

Copiague man wounded at his front door in shooting attack, cops say

A Copiague man answering a knock at his front door was shot through the door early Sunday morning in what Suffolk County police said was a targeted attack. Police said Aaron Goodman, 30, heard a knock at the door of his home on Dixon Avenue just after midnight on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Copiague, NY

16 hrs ago | Shelter Island Reporter

Suffolk Closeup: The marriage of money and politics

"When you are dealing with a $3 billion budget, you need more eyes watching the money," said Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter. Ms. Carpenter was explaining why Suffolk voters should say no to a referendum question on November's ballot to eliminate the office of treasurer and "consolidate all powers and duties" of it into the office of county comptroller.

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20 hrs ago | Newsday

Central Islip bicyclist hit by car, killed

A man riding his bicycle in Central Islip Saturday was killed after he was hit by a car, Suffolk County police said. Marlon Santos, 27, of Central Islip, was riding on his bicycle on Joshuas Path at about 10:14 p.m. when he was hit by a 2004 Mitsubishi Montero, police said.

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Related Topix: Islip, NY, Central Islip, NY, Coram, NY

21 hrs ago | Newsday

Bellone, Schaffer are uneasy allies in Suffolk politics

Despite months of backroom infighting, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone last Wednesday night very publicly bear-hugged Suffolk Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer before a crowd of 150 at a legislative fundraiser. A smiling Bellone called Schaffer his "longtime friend and mentor."

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Related Topix: Babylon, NY, US News, Opinion

Yesterday | New York Daily News

Suffolk County legislature's vote was the rights thing

Immigrant activists praised County Executive Steve Bellone and the county legislature for changing an anti-immigrant climate they say existed during the tenure of Bellone's predecessor The people of Suffolk County had much to celebrate Tuesday, when the county legislature unanimously passed a bill amending the Human Rights Law. "These amendments are very welcome, long overdue changes to the local law," said Michelle Santantonio, Long Island Housing Services executive director.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Newsday

Man arrested in hit-and-run crash in Shirley that left woman injured

Suffolk County police Seventh Squad detectives at the scene of a hit-and-run crash. Police said a pedestrian from Mastic was hit as she crossed Grand Avenue in Shirley just north of Montauk Highway at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Shirley, NY, Mastic, NY, Baiting Hollow, NY

Newsday

Cupsogue Beach County Park pavillion on fire, officials say

East End fire departments are fighting a blaze that appears to have engulfed the pavillion at Cupsogue Beach County Park in Westhampton, dispatchers from multiple departments said Saturday night. Suffolk County police received a call reporting the fire at about 8 p.m., and arson squad officers were on their way to investigate, a department spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Westhampton, NY

Patch.com

Farewell to Summer Concert

Hundreds of people came to the Farewell to Summer concert sponsored by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Suffolk County Office for the Aging Friday night at the Patchogue Theater.

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Related Topix: Patchogue, NY

Newsday

Hate crimes in Suffolk far exceed Nassau total

A crime scene investigator probes criminal mischief to a sign at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnessess at 36 Southdown Road in Huntington where damage to the sign was discovered around 12:20 p.m. A crime scene investigator probes criminal mischief to a sign at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnessess at 36 Southdown Road in Huntington where damage to the sign was discovered around 12:20 p.m. Suffolk County police say they have investigated 236 hate crimes since the start of 2012, about 74 percent more than in Nassau County during the same time period, records show. Suffolk documented 87 hate crimes last year, down from 111 in 2012 -- the year Suffolk recorded the second highest number of bias crimes of any county in the state.

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Related Topix: Huntington, NY, Nassau County, NY

LongIsland.com

SCPD Arrest Man Who Fatally Stabbed His Mother and Seriously Injured His Sister

September 12, 2014 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a Babylon man who fatally stabbed his mother and seriously injured his sister at their residence in Babylon this morning. First Precinct patrol officers responded to Livingston Ave. at approximately 7:20 a.m. after Kathleen Kearns called 911 to report that she and her mother, Mina Kearns, had been stabbed.

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Related Topix: Babylon, NY, Islip, NY, West Islip, NY

Bloomberg

Uber Drivers Protest in NYC Against Rising Commissions

Uber Technologies Inc. drivers in New York City are protesting against the mobile car-booking company's rising commissions and lower fares, posing the latest stumbling block for the startup as it races to expand. The drivers, who dub themselves the Uber Drivers Network, temporarily stopped working yesterday and sent an e-mail calling a meeting for colleagues today at 4 p.m. in Woodhaven's Forest Park Drive.

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Related Topix: Uber, iPhone and iPad App, Woodhaven, NY, Queens, NY, New York, NY

Fri Sep 12, 2014

LongIsland.com

SCPD: Three Wanted for Robbing Grocery Store

September 12, 2014 - Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public's help to identify and locate three people wanted for stealing groceries from a Hauppauge store last month. Two men and a woman filled a shopping cart with assorted groceries at Shoprite, located at 335 Nesconset Highway, on August 22 at approximately 6:35 p.m. and exited the store without paying.

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Related Topix: Hauppauge, NY

Newsday

Watchdog: Drainage basin-area property cleaned up

My concern is the property at Albany Avenue and New Highway in North Amityville. Ecologically it's terrible, and physically it's just a garbage dump.

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Related Topix: North Amityville, NY, Amityville, NY, Babylon, NY

LongIsland.com

County, Town and Local Officials Celebrate East Northport Festival

The East Northport Chamber of Commerce observed its 19th annual Festival featuring live music, food, craft vendors, exhibits, sidewalk sales, magic shows, petting zoo, demonstrations, amusement rides and much more. The event offered something for any age.

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Patch.com

September 12-Suffolk Arrest Report

All of the following information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate a conviction.

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Related Topix: Babylon, NY, North Babylon, NY

CBS Local

Man Accused Of Dropping Pants At Long Island Middle School

A man has been charged with allegedly pulling his pants down in front of a boy's locker room at a Long Island middle school. The 45-year-old East Northport man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly dropped his pants in the presence of three East Northport Middle School students who immediately reported the incident to school officials, Suffolk County police said.

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Related Topix: East Northport, NY, Northport, NY

Newsday

Police: Mastic woman seriously injured in hit-run

Suffolk County police Seventh Squad detectives at the scene of a hit-and-run crash. Police said a pedestrian from Mastic was hit as she crossed Grand Avenue in Shirley just north of Montauk Highway at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Mastic, NY, Shirley, NY

The East Hampton Star

A Fabiano Calls It Quits

Sgt. Paul Fabiano, seen at right with his partner of 10 years, Officer John Natuzzi, retired last week after 25 years with the Sag Harbor Village Police Department. Last Thursday, Sgt.

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Related Topix: Sag Harbor, NY, Plattsburgh, NY, Shelter Island, NY

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