Say hello to NY’s number one picks


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The Giants are adding some offensive line help after the first night of the NFL Draft. The “G-Men” took 329-pound offensive tackle Ereck Flowers out of Miami-Florida with the ninth overall pick. The Giants have the 40th and 74th overall picks in rounds two and three today.

The Jets bolstered their pass rush on the first night of the Draft. Gang Green selected defensive end Leonard Williams out of USC with the seventh overall pick. The draft continues today with rounds two and three. The Jets have the 37th and 70th overall picks today.




Murder suicide in Mastic Beach

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An investigation is underway into an apparent murder-suicide in Mastic Beach.

Suffolk Police say four children walked into an ice cream shop yesterday afternoon and said they were locked out of their Woodside Drive home. A man accompanied the kids to their home, looked into a window and saw a man lying on the floor. He called 911 and that’s when officers found 29-year-old Wayne Street and 28-year-old Jenni Lee Street shot to death. Wayne Street had apparently shot himself. Two other children were also found in the home.

None of the kids were injured.

LIPA Chief executive to step down

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LIPA chief executive John McMahon announced his resignation on Thursday morning after two years of running the embattled utility.
McMahon, who joined LIPA in April 2013 after more than 35 years at Con Edison, has said he had always planned to keep his stay at Long Island Power Authority short.
“I came here thinking I would stay six months,” McMahon said in an interview. “It’s time to declare victory and go home.”
McMahon, who lives in Manhattan, leaves LIPA at the end of August.
LIPA has not named a replacement.

Taxi driver dies after crashing into a home

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Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash during which a taxi driver was pronounced dead after his vehicle struck a home in Oakdale yesterday morning.
Joseph Saccente was driving a taxi northbound on Shore Road when his vehicle left the road, drove across lawns of multiple homes and struck multiple mailboxes before crashing into the den of the home located at 168 Shore Road at approximately 7:10 a.m.
Saccente, 92, of West Sayville, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead. Preliminary investigation indicates Saccente may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash.
The vehicle, owned by Colonial Taxi, was impounded for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the  Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.


Merrick man busted for sex performances for minors

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A Merrick man will be arraigned today on charges of disseminating indecent material to minors.

Nicholas Caruso is accused of using a webcam to perform sex acts on the Internet while children as young as five watched online.  He was arrested at his home on Mill Road by Nassau County detectives and the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force.

Investigators found files on Caruso’s computer that showed him performing sex acts in front of kids via webcam.

Long Island marathon this weekend

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The Long Island Marathon is being held this weekend.

It’s a weekend full of events including a sports and fitness expo on Friday, a one-mile run, 5K race and kids fun run on Saturday.  The Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K race will take place on Sunday.

The race finishes up in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow with a start by Nassau County Community College.

Man shots the grandfather of a boy who pulled his daughters hair

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Suffolk County Police arrested a man for the shooting on Albany Avenue in North Amityville yesterday.

During the investigation it was discovered that Anthony Franklin was upset that his 6-year-old daughter had her hair pulled by another student on the bus ride to school. Franklin went over to the residence of the boy he believed was involved on the bus. He started an altercation with the grandfather of the boy, Wilson McWilliams. During this altercation, Anthony Franklin pulled out a gun and shot McWilliams twice. Franklin, 28, of 61 E. Greenwich Ave., was charged with Assault 2nd Degree and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on April 30.

Neurologist arrested from groping a patient


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Suffolk County Police arrested a neurologist for forcibly touching a patient in Port Jefferson earlier this year.

Dr. Jacob Mathew was arrested at his office, located at 100 Oakland Ave., Port Jefferson for inappropriately touching a female patient during a treatment visit in February.

Mathew, 58, was charged with Forcible Touching. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.

The name of the patient will remain confidential.

Detectives request that anyone having any information to contribute to this ongoing investigation call Sixth Squad detectives at 631-854-8652.

You’ll get the boot for unpaid traffic tickets

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The town of Amityville has passed a measure allowing police to boot vehicles with three or more unpaid traffic violations.

Village Trustees passed the measure Monday night in an effort to chip away at a backlog of four-thousand outstanding traffic tickets.  Newsday reports the town is owed some 400-thousand-dollars in unpaid tickets.  Forty-thousand-dollars worth of those tickets are from repeat offenders.

The law will go into effect in about a week.

Police investigate possible arson suicide in Coram

Suffolk County Police Homicide and Arson Squad detectives are investigating two separate incidents, during which a Coram man was found dead in a park  and the house in which he was residing was intentionally set on fire.
Police were called to 18 Hartsdale Lane, Coram, at approximately 3:30 p.m. to an active house fire. Arson Squad detectives believe the fire was intentional. The house was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no one was injured.
Police were later called to Tanglewood Park, located on Howe Road, Coram, at approximately 5:05 p.m. when a passerby saw a man slumped over in his vehicle. An investigation by Homicide Squad detectives revealed the 67-year-old-man had a self-inflected gunshot wound. Further investigation revealed the deceased resided at the house that was set on fire.
Homicide and Arson Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.