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 suspects pocketed more than $200,000 in the scheme, said Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spot.
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.
Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said it’s rare to see drug and sex rings combined into one operation.
Detectives seized 13 cars, three of which contained hidden traps that were used to store cocaine and cash, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
The panel has offered several solutions and recommendations to address the epidemic after hearing testimony from 38 witnesses and considering 123 exhibits.
More than a dozen different law enforcement agencies on Long Island have formed a task force focused on nabbing drunk drivers.
A special grand jury report finds that unidentified Suffolk County officials used an ethics commission as a “political sword” to attack enemies.
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.
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.
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.
In a statement, Jack Fitzpatrick said he believes that based on the available information, it is very unlikely that one person committed all 10 murders.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans an expansion of the state’s DNA databank and Suffolk County authorities are getting behind it.
The Suffolk County district attorney said Brian Andersen “purchased and possessed a number of illegal weapons including illegal machine guns, unregistered automatic and semi-automatic handguns and a stolen firearm.”
People on Long Island thought they were buying fancy jewelry to help a good cause, but officials say it was all a fraud.