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West Nile virus found in more mosquito samples in Suffolk

Twelve more mosquito samples testing positive for West Nile virus brings to 25 the total in Suffolk County this season, health officials said Friday.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Babylon, NY, West Babylon, NY, Copiague, NY

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Newsday

Suffolk police union settle suit over release of personnel records

Suffolk's largest police union has settled a lawsuit it filed last year that sought to force county officials to uphold a state law forbidding public disclosure of personnel and internal affairs investigations of its police officers.

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Related Topix: Huntington, NY

Examiner.com

Long Island teen pleads not guilty to beating mother

Charles Okonkwo, Jr., 19, pleaded not guilty Friday morning to a felony charge of second-degree assault for allegedly beating his mother, prosecutors say.

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13WHAM

Prosecutor: NY man arraigned in mom's beating

Prosecutors say a suburban New York man with a history of mental illness has been arraigned in the beating of his mother.

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Related Topix: Dix Hills, NY

Shelter Island Reporter

County Tick Committee members learn they'll soon disband

Suffolk County's newly formed tick advisory committee was thrown a curveball after its first meeting Wednesday when members learned they might only have a month and half to continue their work.

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Related Topix: Montauk, NY, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Health

NewsLI.com

Suffolk Police Seeking Public to ID Woman Responsible for Damage at Middle Island Smoke Shop in March

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public's help to identify and locate the woman responsible for damage at a Middle Island smoke shop in March.

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Related Topix: Middle Island, NY

Newsday

Bio-Botanica reduces size, but increases expansion price tag, job numbers

A Hauppauge-based producer of plant extracts used in food, medicine and cosmetics has changed a 2012 expansion plan to now include two factories, instead of one, and to add 28 jobs, an executive said.

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Related Topix: Hauppauge, NY

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Newsday

Suffolk agrees to allow Greenport to lease dock, properties from MTA

In Suffolk construction work on Northern State Pkwy WB between Rt-347/Rt-454/Veterans Hwy and The Sagtikos/Sunken Meadow Pkwys/X44 in Commack In Suffolk construction work on Northern State Pkwy WB between Rt-347/Rt-454/Veterans Hwy and The Sagtikos/Sunken Meadow Pkwys/X44 in Commack In Islip construction work on Sunrise Hwy Service Rd WB between ... (more)

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Related Topix: Greenport, NY, Commack, NY, Islip, NY, Glen Cove, NY

Newsday

Lester Pettaway, Travon Pettaway, cousins, charged in separate rapes...

Travon E. Pettaway, 21, of Hampton Bays, pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned Wednesday, July 30, 2014, on charges of second-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child, and was ordered held on $25,000 bond or $7,500 cash bail, according to court records.

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Related Topix: Hampton Bays, NY, Southampton, NY

Newsday

Ziggy the dog 'to get the home he deserves,' Suffolk SPCA chief says

A Shih Tzu-type dog, which has been named Ziggy, was brought to the Babylon Town shelter in West Babylon, and it took workers more than three hours to shave 4 pounds of stinky, black fur from the dog, who now weighs 11 pounds, the SPCA said.

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Related Topix: Babylon, NY, West Babylon, NY, Lindenhurst, NY, Farmingdale, NY

Star-Telegram.com

Suspects in grisly NY murder cases arraigned

A man is suspected of killing at least two prostitutes and dumping their bodies in remote wooded areas of Long Island in the 1990s.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, East Patchogue, NY

CBS Local

Brooklyn Woman Pleads Not Guilty In LI Body Parts Case

A Brooklyn woman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the killing and dismemberment of a mother of four whose body parts were found on Long Island.

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CBS Local

Long Island Man Pleads Not Guilty In Cold Case Murders

A Long Island man accused in the deaths of two women more than 20 years ago has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

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Related Topix: East Patchogue, NY

LongIsland.com

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $485,000 for Suffolk County Fire Departments

July 30, 2014 - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $176,850 in federal funding for Lindenhurst Fire Department and $308,750 in federal funding for Orient Fire District.

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Related Topix: Lindenhurst, NY

Shelter Island Reporter

4 arrests, 12 tickets on blotter

Those named in arrest reports or receiving police summonses have not been convicted of a crime.

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Related Topix: Shelter Island, NY, Riverhead, NY, East Hampton, NY

LongIsland.com

Governor Cuomo Expands NY Rising Program to Help 6,575 Homeowners...

Individuals eligible for this round of funding experienced damage to their homes as a result of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Irene, Nassau County, NY, Hempstead, NY

NewsLI.com

Suffolk Police Seeking to ID Suspect Who Walked Out of Centereach Walmart with 42-inch LED Television

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public's help to identify and locate a man who stole a television from a Centereach store last week.

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Related Topix: Centereach, NY

Wed Jul 30, 2014

NewsLI.com

County Attorney To Explore Legal Action On Behalf of Commercial Fishing Industry

The Suffolk County Legislature at its July 29 General Meeting unanimously passed a resolution, sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman , asking the County Attorney to explore legal action against the Federal Government on behalf of Suffolk's commercial fishermen to correct inequitable fishing quotas.

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Related Topix: Montauk, NY

Newsday

Advocates want answers in 2010 immigrant's death

Latino, immigrant and civil rights advocates, concerned that no arrests have been made in a 2010 slaying of one immigrant and an attack on another in Shirley, called Wednesday for Suffolk police to solve the crimes and for federal officials to examine the case.

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Related Topix: Shirley, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Newsday

Suffolk OKs healthy options bill

You can have your cake, and kale, too. Concession stands at Suffolk County parks and beaches, as well as vending machines in county buildings, will be required to offer healthy options under a bill passed by the county legislature.

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Related Topix: Life, Nutrition

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