Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy

Jeffrey Conroy, 19, seen to the left, was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crim on Monday, April 19, 2010. His victim, Marcelo Lucero, to the right, was an Ecuadorean Immigrant living in Patchogue. (credit: 1010 WINS)

Dept. Of Justice Turns Up Heat On Suffolk PD Over Hate Crimes Against Latinos

After a two-year investigation, the Justice Department is urging the Suffolk County Police Department to change procedures for hate crime investigations involving Latinos. The feds cite the case of Marcelo Lucero.


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Suffolk County Officials File Papers To Create Anti-Gang Zone In Wyandanch

Suffolk County officials are seeking a preliminary injunction to restrain 37 self-admitted gang members from associating within a two-square-mile “Safety Zone” in Wyandanch.



Groups Want Expanded Investigation Into Hate Crime Response In Suffolk County

Immigration leaders have asked the Justice Department to investigate discriminatory policing in Suffolk County, and charges the County Executive has hampered bias crime investigations.


Car stuck in snowbank in Plainview, L.I. (Photo/Mona Rivera)

Eastern Long Island Digs Out From Latest Snowstorm

Officials on eastern Long Island say some areas were hit by up to 17 inches of snow during an overnight storm, causing dozens of fender-benders but no injuries.


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Crackdown On Wrong-Way DWI Begins On Long Island

On Tuesday night police were launching a crackdown on wrong-way drivers following a series of incidents across Long Island.


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L.I. Lawmaker Wants Stores Closed On Thanksgiving

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy is proposing a law that would force large retail stores to be closed between noon and 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving beginning next year.


Suffolk officials announce the Gang Watch List proposal. (Photo/Mona Rivera)

Suffolk County Takes On Gangs

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy’s “Gang Watch List” program would prevent known gang members from hanging out with each other in public areas.