Man found dead in pool identified

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A man found floating face down at the Syosset-Woodbury Community Park pool Sunday has been identified as Jonathan Sobel, 44, of Woodbury, Nassau County police said.
Police said Sobel was swimming in the main pool about 1:25 p.m. when “a short time later” his body was found floating face down.
Lifeguards pulled the man from the pool and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He was then transported to nearby Syosset Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Arrest in Farmingville murder

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A 34-year-old Bay Shore man is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of a Farmingville woman. 

Charles Pray is scheduled to be arraigned Today.  Police say Monica Lino was stabbed to death inside of her home on Berkshire Drive.  She was discovered by her nephew Sunday afternoon.

Lino leaves behind two children. 

Plastic bag ban possible in Southampton

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Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst is weighing support on a possible plastic bag ban throughout Suffolk County.  

Advocates say single-use plastic grocery bags are an environmental nightmare and often end up in the ocean, where they pose a danger to marine life.

In 2011, Southampton and East Hampton made using them illegal.  Throne-Holst and other supervisors are pushing to expand the ban to all five towns. Right now, they are trying to gauge support with grocers and locals. 

Cop killer sentenced to life

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It’s a guilty verdict for the man on trial for killing a Nassau County cop and a man he carjacked two years ago.  

A Long Island jury convicted Darrell Fuller on all counts he was facing in the death of 29-year-old Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez and 58-year-old Brooklyn construction worker Raymond Facey. The ex-convict who served time for attempted murder and violating parole on a drug arrest faces life in prison without parole for the first degree murder conviction.

Back in October of 2012 Fuller shot and killed the officer during a traffic stop near the Queens-Long Island border and then fatally shot Facey while stealing his car on the Cross Island Parkway to make a getaway.  

Explosive detecting canine now at MacArthur

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and officials from the Suffolk County Police Department will announce the recent deployment of SCPD’s first explosive detection canine to Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma.
The Vapor Wake Explosive Detection Canine named Unser was recently deployed to MacArthur Airport and has abilities and training to detect carried or body-worn explosives. Unser, a yellow Labrador, can also detect an explosive’s vapor-wake after a person has left an area and follow the vapor-wake to the explosive source. This tool is aimed at providing an enhanced level of protection to travelers of the airport.
The canine and related training were paid for by a grant from the New York State Homeland Security and Emergency Services.