An investigation has widened into suspected toxic dumping on Long Island, after another public park tested positive for hazardous materials.
The discovery follows on the heels of the study of illegal asbestos dumping at a park and a construction site in the Town of Islip.
Piles of debris rising more than 20 feet have been discovered on an illegal dump site in Central Islip, the second such recent discovery in the town of Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said.
The Suffolk County SPCA says more than two dozen animals were turned in Sunday at an amnesty event. They include both reptiles and mammals that cannot legally be kept as pets.
Cierra English, 15, was reported missing by her family on March 23 after she left home the day before and never returned, police said.
A Long Island man was arrested Wednesday, on charges of running off from the scene of an accident that left a woman seriously injured last fall.
Police on Long Island say a motorcyclist was killed and his wife was seriously injured when his speeding motorcycle hit a guardrail.
Suffolk received an “F” grade in the American Lung Association’s 2014 air quality report.
The American Lung Association released its 15th annual air quality report Wednesday, which found that half of Americans still live in areas where ozone or particle pollution levels make the air unhealthy to breathe.
The measure also calls for more pet shop inspections, new caging standards and tougher penalties for violators.
A Huntington Station man has been arrested for driving while intoxicated with two children in his vehicle.
Suffolk is following in the steps of New York City and Nassau County, which have both recently made improvements to their systems.
On Monday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed into law a measure raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19 to 21. It takes effect on Jan. 1.
The bill, which was passed last month by the Suffolk County Legislature, also includes a ban on selling e-cigarettes to anyone under 21.
Suffolk County authorities say a Coram man has been arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer.