Nassau County Boosts Shark Patrols After Recent Sightings Off Long Island BeachesCounty officials said they don't want to frighten anyone, but shark activity off the shore is up with an unprecedented 20 sightings last year.
State Department Temporarily Shuts Down Online Booking System For Passport Appointments, Adding Frustration To Post-Pandemic BacklogThe State Department has temporarily removed the online booking system for appointments on its website. It's the latest frustration for many trying to get passports.
2 Abandoned Black Swans Rescued On Long IslandThe black swans are native to Australia, and are believed to have been hand-raised.
July 29 An Important Deadline To Sign Up For 9/11 Victim Compensation FundVictims who already have a certified illness or lost a loved one more than two years ago must register by July 29th.
Bull Remains On The Loose On Long Island Over 24 Hours After Escaping Manorville FarmOne animals rights group did say they found his tracks Wednesday morning, and they're still on the lookout with a large net gun.
Woman Seeks Family Of Purple Heart Recipient Charles W. Crabbe, Whose Parents Lived On Long Island"It was given to us by a friend who found it in furniture from an estate sale somewhere in Florida," said Fort Myers, Florida, resident Brenda Carlson.
COVID Did A Number On Shellfish Industry, But Long Island Aquaculture Programs Planting Thousands Of Oysters In 2-Fold PlanLong Island oyster farmers are struggling. The COVID-19 pandemic vastly limited restaurants' need for shellfish. Orders are down from Montauk to New York City.
Hempstead Officials Issue Reminder About Danger Of Rip CurrentsSo far, this season has been average for rip current formation, but with the approach of peak hurricane season, the Town of Hempstead is ramping up efforts to educate the public.
Police: 1,500 Pound Bull Still At Large On Long IslandDoorbell cameras across Mastic captured the stunning sight and priceless residents' reactions. They couldn't believe their eyes. The animal was too big to be a dog and too short to be a horse.
Dog Named Archie Missing After Jumping From Convertible On Long Island ExpresswayMissing Angels Long Island says he went missing from a convertible on the way to exit 68, William Floyd Pkwy in Shirley.
N.Y. Attorney General Letitia James Announces $1.1 Billion Deal With Opioid DistributorsNew York reached a settlement Tuesday with some of the nation's largest opioid distributors that will net the state more than $1 billion.