NYPD officer from Long Island dies

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A 25-year-old New York City police officer died Monday, two days after being shot in the face in Queens.  Officer Brian Moore was taken off life support yesterday. 

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton praised Moore’s five year career, saying he had made 150 arrests and had been awarded several commendations.  Moore’s alleged killer is being held without bail.  Charges against Demitrius Blackwell will now be updated to murder. 

The gun believed to have been used in the shooting was found in a backyard near the shooting scene in Queens yesterday.

Posted On 05 May 2015

Cancer victim who cried wolf sentenced

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A woman who claimed to have cancer in order to raise money for her drug habit will spend the next one to three years behind bars.

Twenty-four-year-old Brittany Ozarowski appeared in court in Central Islip Monday after she failed to complete a mandated drug treatment program.  She pleaded guilty late last year of grand larceny charges. 

Posted On 05 May 2015

Kate Murray to join Nassau District Attorney race


What has long been rumored is now official.  Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray has joined the race for Nassau County District Attorney.  

She says her goal is to fight cyber crime and the spike in heroin use in the county.  Murray, a Republican, will be opposed by acting DA Madeline Singas, a Democrat.

Posted On 05 May 2015

Yankee’s refuse to pay Arod bonus

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The New York Yankees will not be showing their appreciation for Alex Rodriguez’s 660th home run in a financial manner.  General manager Brian Cashman stated on Saturday they won’t pay Rodriguez the six-million-dollar bonus for tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list.

A-Rod was set to be paid a bonus when he caught Mays, Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds homer totals.  According to ESPN, in the contract the Yankees needed to be able to market the milestones for Rodriguez to get his payment.  The organization considers Rodriguez’s previous use of PEDs an impediment to that.

A-Rod hit the home run pinch hitting in the eighth inning Friday night to give the Yanks a three-two win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Posted On 04 May 2015

Skelo’s arrest is could come as early as today…

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One of New York’s top politicians could be arrested on federal corruption charges as early as today.  State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skellos and his son Adam face charges of conspiracy, extortion and bribery.

Multiple reports say the investigation centers around whether the Long Island Republican used his influence to help his son’s Arizona-based business win a government contract.  The news signals an extended investigation into the alleged ongoing corruption in Albany and comes several months after former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver resigned from his leadership post.  It’s not clear if Skellos too will step down.

Posted On 04 May 2015

Neighbor and Suffolk PD save Centereach Woman


A Centereach woman is lucky to be alive after a neighbor and two Suffolk police officers saved her from a raging house fire.

Authorities say the fire broke out at a Forest Road home shortly after 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning, trapping 66-year-old Rosemarie Donnelly on the second floor.  Neighbor Thomas Earl and two cops managed to find a ladder and safely get Donnelly out.  Four others in the home were able to get out on their own.

A family dog died in the fire.  Donnelly and Earl were hospitalized with back injuries.

Posted On 04 May 2015

Bomb Threat at Wantagh High School

Wantagh High School and Wantagh Middle School have both been evacuated because of a bomb threat found at the high school as of this morning.

Superintendent Maureen Goldberg confirmed that school officials “discovered a threatening message” in a boys’ bathroom at Wantagh High School.  High school students and staff were evacuated to Forest Lake Elementary School.  Middle school students and staff were sent to St. Francis Church.

Wantagh School District alerted the Nassau County Police  at 9:26 a.m. Police said that they don’t believe the threat is credible. However, both the middle and high schools were evacuated as a precaution.  Police are on site conducting an investigation.



Posted On 01 May 2014

Cuomo says no to property tax increase

Governor Andrew Cuomo is saying “no” to property tax increases and wants to impose a state freeze.

Cuomo says the property taxes in New York are already among the highest in the country. He says the freeze he’s promoting is designed to encourage towns across the state to consolidate and share services, such as fire and police departments. Cuomo claims the answer to high taxes is less government, rather than more. Cuomo’s budget is due on April 1st.


Posted On 21 Mar 2014

Bus driver fired after bullying kids

A Suffolk bus driver has been fired after being accused of bullying kids.

Students from Mills Pond Elementary School in St. James, ranging from ages 5 to 10 years old, say that their driver pushed, shoved, squished them in their seats, and even picked them up by their backpacks and dropped them.

Officials from the Smithtown School District said within 24 hours of the complaint the driver was decertified, so he can no longer work for the school. After an investigation from the Towne Bus Company, the company whom the driver worked for, the driver was fired.


Posted On 21 Mar 2014

Teacher acquitted of inappropriate touching

A former teacher at Eastport Southmanor Central School who was accused of inappropriately touching a female student in his high school Spanish class was acquitted by a Suffolk jury.

38-year-old Felipe Argueta of Mount Sinai was tried on a charge of child endangerment, which is a class A misdemeanor. Argueta was arrested back in June of 2011 after a student made the accusation. Argueta had been suspended from his position in the district shortly after.


Posted On 21 Mar 2014