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BREAKING NEWS

Audio! Martin Cantor, chief economist for Destination LI

Calling into LI in the AM is Martin R. Cantor, chief economist for Destination LI, a nonprofit smart-growth group based in Plainview that advocates for creating centers that support and generate economic development.

 

Audio! John Tsunis, Chairman of NY Hospitality & Tourism Association

John Tsunis, the Chairman of the NY Hospitality & Tourism Association, calls into LI in the AM to discuss hotels needing to simplify their 911 dial system.

 

Audio! Suffolk Legislator Al Krupski

Jay Oliver talks with Suffolk County 1st District Legislator Al Krupski about what it’s like handling the largest district.

 

Spurs are the Champs

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The San Antonio Spurs are NBA champions.  They took their fifth NBA title last night after defeating the Miami Heat 104-87 in Game Five of the finals.  Ecstatic fans flooded the streets downtown after the win, with Spurs signs and memorabilia as far as the eye could see. 

 San Antonio Spurs‘ forward, Kawhi  Leonard is the NBA Finals MVP.  Averaging about 18 points a game during the series, the 22-year-old is the youngest finals MVP in 15 years. 

In 1999, fellow Spur Tim Duncan won the MVP at 23.  Rumors are flying that Duncan may retire after this season. 

Hit and Run in Levittown

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Nassau County police are asking the public for help in finding the hit-and-run driver that left a 13-year-old girl dead in Levittown. 

Detectives say Brianna Suplin, who had Down syndrome, was crossing Hempstead Turnpike at Gardiners Avenue just after midnight Sunday when she was struck.  She was brought to Nassau University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.  Brianna’s family says she was on her way to her grandparents’ house and left without anyone realizing. 

The vehicle that hit Brianna is described as a 2011 or 2013 blue Town and Country minivan. 

Man dies riding ATV

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A member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, who had survived a serious car accident that killed two others in 2012, died Saturday after he lost control of his all-terrain vehicle and crashed, his family and New York State Police said Sunday.
Brian N. Bess Jr., 20, was driving an ATV on the reservation off Little Beach Road in Southampton at 4:13 p.m. when he hit a parked vehicle, then a telephone pole, State Trooper Richard Gantt said.
Bess’ grandmother, Diane Smith, said Sunday the young man had lost control of the ATV as he turned a corner. He was conscious after the crash and taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment, Gantt said.

Casey Kasem dies at 82

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Radio icon Casey Kasem has died at the age of 82, following a lengthy illness. 

In addition to creating the radio countdown show “American Top 40,” Kasem was also an actor and voice talent. 

Among his many film and TV credits, Casey is best remembered as the voice of Shaggy from the “Scooby-Doo” cartoons. 

Bellport man busted for DWI

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Suffolk County Police today arrested a Bellport man driving while intoxicated with a friend and her 11-year-old child in the car.

Juan Campos was driving a 1991 Dodge Stealth westbound on Sunrise Highway near exit 52 in Holbrook when he was pulled by Highway Patrol Officer Henry Coleman over for failing to maintain his lane. Campos had a 28-year-old female friend and her 11-year-old son in the car with him.

Upon interview, it was determined Campos was under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested and charged with Aggravated DWI with a Child 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  He was also issued three citations for vehicle and traffic law violations.

Campos, 32, of 662 Doane Ave., will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on June 16.

 

Shooting in W. Babylon being investigated

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Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred following a party in West Babylon early this morning.

A disturbance broke out in the street in front of 18 Pitcher St. at approximately 12:10 a.m. following a house party and Joseph Wyer was shot once in the leg and once in the foot.

Wyer, 22, of Cadman Avenue, Babylon, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was listed in stable condition. His injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

The investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.