It was a happy and emotional day for a 25-year-old songwriter who was in a coma after being severely injured in a car accident.
The male fin whale was found at Smith Point County Park about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.
The 30-inch, 3-year-old gator was dropped off at a rescue group, which then contacted the SPCA.
A federal judge stopped the work set to begin because the society believes a tiny bird that nests along the shore, the piping plover, would be unable to get around the bigger dunes.
According to police, a group of teenagers observed the woman walk into Moriches Bay in Mastic Beach while fully clothed.
Nicholas S. Buscarnera, of Mastic Beach, and Skyler D. Way, of Gouverneur, were killed after the car they were in crashed into a canal just off Catfish Lake Road in Craven County, N.C. Both men were 19.
Bryan Clay lost everything after a fire gutted his Mastic Beach home on Dec. 8. His wife Carol, who is an animal rescuer, was nursing 14 cats, all of which perished in the blaze.
The funerals for Jennifer McCusker and her three children will be held Friday morning at St. Jude’s Church in Mastic Beach.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.
Police said the man walked into his ex-girlfriend’s house on Selden Road and confronted her and her new boyfriend around 3:45 a.m. Monday.
In just a few short days, Sandy-ravaged Island Park residents raised thousands of dollars in supplies for Oklahoma tornado victims.
After several hours of flurries, the region was seeing heavy snowfall in some areas Thursday night. In Westchester County, plows were hitting the streets. Along the Jersey Shore, streets were inundated with rising waters.
The suspects had stolen at least $2,400 worth of frozen shrimp from supermarkets since December 2012 and sold it to the Tai Yu Chinese Restaurant in Mastic Beach, police said.
Preston Mimms, 48, pleaded guilty last month to charges in connection with the accident that killed 24-year-old Erika Hughes on July 29, 2011.
Erika Hughes was in the prime of her life, with a great job and a beautiful daughter, when her life was snatched away by a hit-and-run driver last year. Now, a controversial plea deal could send the driver away for little more than a year in prison.