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If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Friday Feb.12 16,11:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

The Gilgo Beach Murders: Two Years Later

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The Gilgo Beach Murders have remain unsolved for the past two years, despite potential suspects.

The Gilgo Beach murders remain unsolved. This isn’t the first time a serial killer has eluded the police, of course, but it is one of the more recent and disturbingly high-profile. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, those close to the case were curious if the storm was going to uncover any more clues or bodies that may have gone unnoticed during the initial investigation two years ago.

Believed to be responsible for somewhere around a dozen or so killings over the past fifteen years, the Gilgo Beach Killer has recently come back into the spotlight thanks to Mari Gilbert, mother of victim Shannan Gilbert. The distraught mother is currently suing Dr. Peter Hackett, the physician whose house Shannan Gilbert found refuge at the day she went missing. While Hackett has been cleared by the Suffolk County Police Department, the doctor has remained a suspect in the eyes of Mari Gilbert, even though in a letter to 48 Hours, Hackett further professes his innocence.

The doctor even was willing to take a polygraph test, but never followed through, citing “certain health issues” that would “negate its results and therefore interpretation.” Mari Gillbert’s lawyer, John Ray stated that “Dr. Hackett has told many bizarre stories about his role in this case.” While the evidence is all circumstantial at this point, there’s no telling exactly how much money Mari Gilbert stands to win should she win her suit against Dr. Hackett. Initial estimates point at millions, should Hackett lose the case. He is currently residing in Florida.

Gilbert, like a few of the other victims, was an online escort, using Craigslist to find clients. Recently, a suspect to the murders was presented in the form of 60-year old ex-con Lucius Crawford. Suffolk PD released a statement later regarding Crawford stating “At this point in time there does not appear to be any reason to suspect that Crawford has any involvement with the homicides that have occurred in the last several years where the bodies were discovered in the vicinity of Gilgo Beach.”

Sometimes all it takes is for the police to get lucky. David Berkowitz, New York’s “Son of Sam,” was caught when police investigated a parked car with a rifle in the back seat. His words, upon being arrested, were reportedly “Well, you got me. How come it took you such a long time?”

One wonders if Long Islanders will say something similar when the Suffolk PD finally arrest the Gilgo Beach Killer and close the book on two dark years of murder and mayhem.

 

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