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Heroin Bust in Suffolk County

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Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has announced the arrest of nine alleged heroin dealers.  Three men from Harlem, and six local dealers, five of which are Riverhead residents face criminal charges following an East End Drug Task Force investigation of the buying and selling of an especially potent heroin, marketed on the streets with a red lettered stamp “Hollywood” on each dose.

“This Heroin distribution network is based in New York city, where the alleged local east end dealers would travel to buy the heroin from three Harlem men and return to the east end with sleeves of heroin, each containing one hundred individual doses packaged for immediate sale to users,” DA Spota explained.

The East End Drug Task Force undercover detectives made some purchases and witnessed others in parking lots of retail establishments along Route 58 in Riverhead.  The use of confidential informants, undercover officers, and ultimately wiretaps, led to the arrest and indictment of the defendants.

The investigation, which has been ongoing for roughly the past year, found evidence of “Hollywood” –stamped heroin use in Southampton, Southampton Village, Quogue, Sag Harbor, Greenport, Miller Place, Rocky Point and Ronkonkoma.

Posted On 19 Feb 2014

Congressional Hopeful George Demos Fails To Respond To Debate Challenge

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After weeks of harassing emails, press releases and challenges calling on his opponent to debate in the 1st Congressional District, Candidate George Demos has failed to respond to LI News Radio’s offer to host a live debate on the 103.9 LI News Radio and moderated by Newsday’s Rick Brand.  The debate would be for the nomination of the Republican candidate in the 1st Congressional District. The battle for the nomination to take on Suffolk County Rep. Tim Bishop has become one of the more heated Republican primaries this year.
 
LI News Radio station manager Matt Goldapper said, “ LI News Radio was created to give the residents in the area a fair opportunity to hear the candidates speak and that’s what we were trying to organize”.
 
The radio station reached out the both candidates after they received a press advisory from the Demos camp challenging opponent Lee Zeldin to a debate.  After initial contact with both sides and a confirmation of a neutral moderator, Zeldin ‘s team quickly accepted while the Demos team after numerous emails and  phone calls has still failed to respond.  Today, station manager Matt Goldapper went live on the John Gomez show and repeated his desire to coordinate both candidates for a fair, informative and much needed debate.  When Goldapper was asked if he received a response, he commented, “ I have never heard of a candidate refusing their own debate challenge, so as of right now we are still waiting for a response from the Demos camp”.
 
LI News Radio (103.9) is Long Island’s only FM news station.  Broadcasting LIVE from Islip’s MacArthur Airport, bringing news, traffic and weather to all of Long Island on the FM dial and on line at www.linewsradio.com

Nassau on the hook

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NEW YORK’S HIGHEST COURT DEALING NASSAU COUNTY A MAJOR BLOW, BY BLOCKING THE COUNTY FROM SHIFTING MOST OF THE COST OF PROPERTY TAX REFUNDS ESTIMATED AT AS MUCH AS $450 MILLION TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TOWNS AND OTHER TAXING DISTRICTS.  IN ESSENCE ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS, NASSAU IS NOW LIABLE FOR ALL TAX REFUNDS RESULTING FROM ERRONEOUS ASSESSMENTS.

Mall for sale

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The Broadway mall in Hicksville is getting a new owner.

Manhattan-based Vornado Realty Trust, the mall’s current owner, announced in a press release that the 94-million-dollar deal is expected to close in the first quarter of this year.

In an effort to reduce its mall holdings, Vornado sold the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream last year to California-based Macerich Company for 500-million dollars.

Wanted for burglary in Shirley

 

Advisory: Wanted for Burglary

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the men who burglarized a Shirley home.

Two men broke into a home on Chanel Drive East and stole a safe, cash and a shotgun on November 17, 2013 at 2:30 a.m.

One of the suspects was described as a light-skinned black male, in his 20s, 5 feet 9 inches tall to 6 feet tall with a medium build. He has facial hair and a tattoo on his right hand. The second man was described as white, in his 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously toCrime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

 

 

 

Sagamore could remain open til next year

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It appears to be a partial victory for supporters of the the Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center. According to News 12, the center in Dix Hills that planned to close this summer could remain open, but with only half of its beds.

The original plan to close the center this summer was first announced last year.  But after intensive opposition, their is a revised plan to keep half of the 27 beds at the center through next March, which would have Sagamore with half its current capacity.

The state says it is focused on expanding on what they call “community-based services,” which is designed to shorten inpatient hospital stays.

Supporters of the Sagamore Psych Center say the intensive inpatient services are crucial and lifesaving to troubled Long Island children.

Parents and some Long Island lawmakers are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reconsider.

The state’s Office of Mental Health says local hospitals offering children’s inpatient services, including Sagamore, operated below capacity in 2013.

 

Lost jobs

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A tissue manufacturing company is closing its Central Islip location and eliminating 153 jobs.

Washington State-based Clearwater Paper Corporation said in a statement Monday that it would consolidate the local operations into some lower-cost facilities.  Layoffs on Long Island are scheduled to start this weekend.

Union agreement with PSEG Long Island

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PSEG Long Island is announcing a tentative deal on a contract extension with its labor union, Local 1049 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

The proposed 21-month agreement is for nearly 14-hundred PSEG Long Island employees who operate and support the Long Island transmission and distribution system.  The deal announced yesterday replaces a contract that would have expired February 13th, 2015, and will run through November 12th, 2016.

Facade collapse in Huntington

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Via Danielle Finkelstein

The wild winter that has been hitting Long Island hard has caused havoc on our roads with giant, tire eating potholes.  Now its causing other problems.

No one was injured when part of the façade of a Verizon store in downtown Huntington collapsed Tuesday night.  Police told “Newsday” that the collapse was probably weather related due to all the snow and ice we’ve had this winter.  Witnesses say that several big red bricks fell from above the Verizon sign and onto the sidewalk just after two people walked out of the store.

Sharon Stone Hated the Way She Looked in Her 40s

(NEW YORK) — Sharon Stone is undoubtedly still a sex symbol at 55, but the Basic Instinct star wasn’t always confident about getting older.

“There was a point in my 40s when I went into the bathroom with a bottle of wine, locked the door, and said, ‘I’m not coming out until I can totally accept the way that I look right now,’” she admitted in the March issue of Shape magazine.

“This idea that being youthful is the only thing that’s beautiful or attractive simply isn’t true,” she continued. “I don’t want to be an ‘ageless beauty.’ I want to be a woman who is the best I can be at my age.”

Stone, a mother of three, also revealed that she works out, enjoys yoga, avoids alcohol and has a diet of steak and potatoes to maintain her physique.

“I’m not trying to make myself look like a girl because I’m not a girl anymore. I’m very happy about being a grown woman,” she said. “I think there’s a lot of sexuality, and glamour, and allure, and mystery to being a woman that you just don’t have when you’re young.”

“We’ve got 400,000 girls with beachy blonde hair, the same nose, gigantic lips, implants in their cheeks, and little Chicklets for teeth. Are they really prettier?” Stone wonders. The actress turns 56 on March 10.

The March issue of Shape hits newsstands nationwide February 24.

Read On ABC News Radio: http://abcnewsradioonline.com/entertainment-news#ixzz2tlFT1rLN

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