Long Island was a disaster area Tuesday night, after Superstorm Sandy uprooted trees and blew them over like matchsticks, and at one point cut power to 90 percent of LIPA customers without power.
Police said there may be surveillance video of some of the attacks. They are asking local residents to be on the look out for a trio of young men wearing dark clothing and armed with knives, guns and wooden clubs.
Loventino Cassadean, 49, was arraigned on a second-degree murder charge. He was ordered remanded without bail.
One woman is dead following a house fire on Long Island.
Thomas Heslin was arrested around 9 p.m. Sunday in Freeport after officers saw him operating a 2000 Donzi without navigation lights in the Woodcleft Canal, police said.
Kayla Gerdes, 20, pleaded guilty in April to manslaughter and other charges in the death of retired doctor, 69-year-old Rebecca Twine.
A crank call sent police rushing to a Long Island apartment building on Friday night, mistakenly thinking that a man was holding his family hostage inside.
Thousands of fishermen are converging on Washington today trying to ease regulations that they say are strangling their industry, and those on Long Island support the effort.
Police say Kaitlin Grant of Elmont worked as a substitute teacher in the Freeport School District. The relationship allegedly took place from November 2011 to March 2012. Her attorney says his client “emphatically denies the allegations.”
The men were rushed to Nassau University Medical Center and are listed in critical but stable condition.
The lieutenant scored highest on the chief’s exam and claims he was overlooked for the coveted slot, because his black mayor didn’t want a white police chief.
Trees that came down on Long Island as a result of Hurricane Irene have been cut up and pushed to the side of the road for crews pick up but that doesn’t seem to be the case in many areas.
Mets first baseman Ike Davis told a group of LI campers on Tuesday that his injured ankle is “not good” and he’s resigned to not playing this season because of it. “I’ll have to discuss that with him,” said manager Terry Collins. “He might want to inform me before he springs that on anyone else.”
The sweltering, humid weather that made stepping out the front door like stepping into a hot, slick sponge kept its hold on the Tri-State area Tuesday.
Port Authority police arrested 22-year-old Rock Diaz of Freeport on charges of second-degree impersonation.