Animal welfare crews rescued a 2-foot alligator from a home in Suffolk County this week.
Four mechanics from the 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton came and fixed the problem. The Black Hawk was able to safely fly off about two hours after the emergency landing, according to authorities.
The suspects, three men and one woman, were arrested around 12:10 p.m. Wednesday after allegedly burglarizing a home in East Setauket.
Gov. David Paterson commuted the prison sentence of a black man convicted for the racially charged shooting death of a white teenager on Long Island to time served on Thursday.