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Plan Afoot In Suffolk To Merge County, Parks Police

A plan has been launched to merge parks police with county police departments in Suffolk County.

03/22/2014

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

Suffolk County Lawmakers Vote To Raise Tobacco Purchase Age To 21

Last year, New York City became the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.

03/19/2014

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Suffolk County Looks To Implement Late Fees For Unpaid Parking Tickets

About 67 percent of people who receive a parking ticket in Suffolk County never pay the ticket because there is currently no penalty for late payment. But the county executive has proposed a measure that would put late fees in effect.

03/14/2014

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Suffolk County 911 Operator Helps Mom Deliver Twin Boys

A 48-year-old Stony Brook woman called 911 from her home on Tuesday and told the dispatcher she was about to give birth. Operator Christine Springer said the new mom stayed calm in an otherwise stressful situation.

03/13/2014

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Police Search For Bank Robber Who Struck In Patchogue, L.I.

Police on Long Island were searching Thursday evening for a bank robber who struck in Patchogue.

03/06/2014

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Police Arrest Man After Long Island Wall Is Covered With Graffiti

Police on Long Island said Wednesday that they have found the man who spray-painted graffiti using the name “Timothy of the Seven Seas.”

03/05/2014

Patchogue residents Donald Hayes and Sarah Hayes are each charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child for leaving their three children unattended in a running car. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk Parents Arraigned In Separate Incidents Of Leaving Children Alone In Cars

A man and a woman were arrested after allegedly leaving three young children unattended in a running, unlocked vehicle in Patchogue on Sunday.

03/03/2014

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Police: Couple Was Driving Car Full Of Heroin On L.I., With Baby Onboard

Suffolk County police Fourth Precinct detectives were on the scene after complaints about drug activity in Ronkonkoma, and pulled over a driver who committed several traffic violations, police said.

02/25/2014

Authorities outside the Legal Sea Foods at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station where a man died and dozens more were sickened by a carbon monoxide leak, Feb. 22, 2014 (credit: Jim Powers/1010 WINS)

Lawmaker Calls For Mandatory Carbon Monoxide Detectors Following Death At LI Mall

Restaurant manager Steven Nelson, 55, was found dead in the basement of Legal Sea Foods Saturday night. More than two dozen other people were sent to hospitals for treatment.

02/24/2014

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Selden Man Faces DWI Charge In Wrong-Way Crash That Injured Two

A Selden man was arrested for driving while intoxicated following a wrong way crash that seriously injured two people on Sunday morning.

02/23/2014

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Suffolk County Cops Investigate Shooting Outside Of Islip Terrace Bar

Police on Long Island are investigating a shooting that took place outside of an Islip Terrace bar on Sunday morning.

02/23/2014

Santos Elena Ruiz Solano is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of her newborn (Credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

L.I. Woman Accused Of Murdering, Throwing Newborn In Garbage Held Without Bail

Prosecutors in court Friday argued that after the baby was born in a bathroom, Santos Elena Ruiz Solano caused three fractures to the baby’s skull. But Solano’s attorney said his client didn’t kill her child.

02/21/2014

Suffolk County DA Tom Spota speaks before a table of heroin glassines seized. Nine people were indicted in the drug ring. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

9 Busted In Premium Heroin Dealing Ring In Riverhead, LI

The heroin glassines allegedly sold by the members of the drug ring were stamped with the word Hollywood, authorities said. The high-grade heroin was sold in Riverhead, Suffolk County DA Tom Spota said.

02/19/2014

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L.I. Legislator’s Stance On Bike Safety Sets Off Social Media Backlash

Barraga also advised against running in the street and suggested that runners and bikers go to the gym instead of using bike lanes where people are still at risk of getting hit by a car.

02/17/2014

People walk through slush on the corner of Varick and Houston streets on February 13, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

More Snow Coming Saturday; Up To 6 Inches Could Fall

A winter weather advisory has been issued between 11 a.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday for northwest New Jersey, all but the western third of Connecticut, and Nassau County on Long Island.

02/14/2014

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