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Suffolk County DA Thomas Spota speaks at a news conference Jan. 16, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk Co. D.A. Wants Tougher Laws For Hit-And-Run Cases

The Suffolk County District Attorney said Wednesday that it’s becoming a big problem throughout the county – people driving drunk or high on drugs, hitting someone and then fleeing the scene.



Former NYC Cop Among Those Busted In Suffolk County Drug Ring

Suffolk County authorities announced Thursday the arrest of six people charged in an illegal prescription drug ring.



Suffolk DA: 13 People Arraigned On Charges Of Running Major Marijuana, Ketamine Ring

The arraignments came following a ten-month investigation into the drug ring, the DA’s office said.


Sophia Anderson (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Woman Who Took Rap For Boyfriend In L.I. DWI Crash Sets Record Straight

Sophia Anderson, 21, was arraigned on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of governmental operation after prosecutors determined she wasn’t the driver in the crash that displaced two elderly sisters from their house.


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Man Becomes First In NYS To Be Charged With Aggravated Vehicular Homicide In A Boat

The speedboat slammed into a fishing boat around 4:50 a.m., killing 39-year-old Christopher Mannino, of West Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


The three suspects arrested in a recycling scheme on Long Island (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

3 Accused Of Scamming Smithtown Out Of Recycling Revenue

The suspects pocketed more than $200,000 in the scheme, said Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spot.


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L.I. Woman Gets 25-To-Life For 1996 Killing Of Riverhead H.S. Homecoming Queen

Sixteen years after a murder that stunned Suffolk County, Thursday was sentencing day for the convicted killer. The victim was a 17-year-old homecoming queen. Prosecutors said she was stabbed dozens of times in a jealous rage.


Cash, Jewelry Confiscated In Suffolk County Drug And Sex Ring (credit: Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

Heroin And Prostitution Ring Busted In Suffolk County

Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said it’s rare to see drug and sex rings combined into one operation.


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DA: Three Indicted In Bronx-Riverhead Cocaine Ring

Detectives seized 13 cars, three of which contained hidden traps that were used to store cocaine and cash, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.



Suffolk County Grand Jury Addresses Prescription Painkiller Abuse

The panel has offered several solutions and recommendations to address the epidemic after hearing testimony from 38 witnesses and considering 123 exhibits.


Authorities announce a crackdown on drunk driving - Riverhead, NY - May 23, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Drunk Driving Task Force Hits Long Island For Memorial Day Weekend

More than a dozen different law enforcement agencies on Long Island have formed a task force focused on nabbing drunk drivers.


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Suffolk County Ethics Report Critical Of Unnamed Officials

A special grand jury report finds that unidentified Suffolk County officials used an ethics commission as a “political sword” to attack enemies.


Benjamin Achampong (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

DA: L.I. Man Accused Of Stealing Identities Of Brain-Injured Patients ‘Shameless’

Benjamin Achampong, 30, is accused of using his former position at the Long Island Head Injury Association to access the Social Security numbers and other information of more than 50 victims, officials said.


Ronny Lacaliano (credit: pool)

Suffolk Cops Say Improved Sharing Of Intelligence Helped Nab Alleged Serial Robber

Police said Ronny Lacaliano was caught thanks to the new intelligence-driven policing policy. They allege Lacaliano robbed 19 places to feed a crack addiction.


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Brooklyn Assemblyman Joseph Lentol Sees Deal For DNA Databank

The chief Assembly sponsor of legislation to double New York’s DNA database with genetic information from all felony and penal misdemeanor offenders says he expects a compromise to pass.