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Belmont Stakes Update: New Security Protocols Announced For Fans Attending the 2015 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The New York Racing Association today outlined enhanced security protocols for fans attending the 2015 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6.

Governor Cuomo Proclaims Severe Weather Awareness Week in New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today proclaimed April 26 to May 2, 2015 to be Severe Weather Awareness Week in New York State, encouraging citizens statewide to prepare and practice for severe weather events that could strike during ...

Schumer: ‘Swatting’ Attacks on Dramatic Rise Across Long Island, New Bill to Crack Down on Swatting & Deter Alarming New Crime Trend

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced legislation to crack down on an alarming new nationwide crime trend called “swatting” that has recently emerged as a problem on Long Island.

Duo Wanted for Stealing iPhone from Patron at Riverhead McDonald's

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Southampton Town Police Department officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate members in a group who were seen taking a customer’s property from a Riverhead fast food restaurant last ...

Ridership Rises Again on MTA’s Railroads in 2014

The Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad both welcomed rising numbers of customers in 2014, new Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) ridership figures show, making them respectively the busiest and second-busiest passenger railroads in the country.

Long Beach Waterfront Warriors 7th Annual Fundraiser Scheduled for Monday, May 18th to Support Soldiers’ Visit

The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors, a group of volunteers who assist wounded, ill and injured soldiers, will hold a fundraiser at Lola’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, 180 West Park Avenue in Long Beach on Monday, May 18.

Duo Wanted in Connection with Counterfeit Currency Investigation

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two men in connection with a counterfeit currency investigation.

Man Arrested for East Rockaway CVS Shoplifting and Car Stealing to Flee the Scene

Fourth Squad detectives are investigating a Robbery that occurred on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm in East Rockaway.

Fort Salonga Civic Association’s Spring Brunch a Success, Suffolk County Leg. Trotta & Smithtown Historian Brad Harris are Guest Speakers

The Fort Salonga Civic Association (FSA) held its annual Spring Brunch at the Indian Hills Country Club and featured Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta and Smithtown Historian as guest speakers.

Governor Cuomo Announces Lights Out New York Initiative to Protect Migratory Birds

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that state buildings will participate in the New York State Lights Out Initiative, joining the Audubon Society in the charge to reduce sources of light pollution that disrupt and disorient birds ...

Rep. Rice, Long Beach Officials Unveil New Federally-Funded Trolley

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice joined Long Beach officials today to unveil the City’s new federally-funded trolley, one of eight vehicles replaced after the City’s public transit fleet suffered severe damage during superstorm Sandy.

No Chronic Wasting Disease Found During 2014-15 Big Game Season

With more than 2,400 white-tailed deer tested in the 2014-15 Big Game season in New York State, none tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today.

Silver Alert Issued for Bipolar Patchogue Man

The Suffolk County Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Patchogue man who is bipolar and may not have taken his medication.

SCPD Highway Patrol Officer Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash with Tractor Trailer

A Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol officer was injured when his vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor trailer on the Long Island Expressway in Lake Ronkonkoma this morning.

Man Wanted for Robbing Chase Bank in Holbrook

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Pattern Crime Unit detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who robbed a Holbrook bank earlier this month.

Long Beach Man Pleads Guilty to the Brutal Murder of 18-Year-old Lauren Daverin in Rockville Centre

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach man pleaded guilty today to the brutal August 2013 murder of 18-year-old Lauren Daverin in Rockville Centre.

Governor Cuomo Announces Federal Railroad Administration Approves $1 Billion Loan to MTA to Improve LIRR & Metro-North Signal System Safety

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the Federal Railroad Administration has approved a loan of $967.1 million to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the improvement of the safety of the signal systems used by the MTA's two ...

Coram Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash Dies

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are investigating a crash that critically injured a female pedestrian in Coram last evening.

Nassau County SPCA to Advocate Two Cases Involving Miss Harper and Theodore in Criminal Court on April 30

The Nassau County SPCA will have advocacy members attend Nassau County Criminal Court Part 98 in Mineola on April 30 for two cases involving animal cruelty.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Resources For Parents To Safeguard Their Children From Lead Poisoning

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced new resources to help parents protect their children from lead poisoning.
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