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Suffolk Grand Jury Indicts School Bus Driver for Selling Heroin

A private school bus driver stands accused of selling heroin between routes.

Safety Alert: Commack Student Approached by Unknown Woman Outside School

A Commack intermediary student was approached after exiting her school bus in the morning.

NWS Issues Fire Weather Watch for Long Island

Dry conditions and strong winds could exacerbate the spread of brush fires.

SCPD: Silver Alert Issued for Potentiall Suicidal Port Jefferson Man

The Suffolk County Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Port Jefferson man who may be suicidal.

Arbor Day 2014: Celebrate the Trees at Botanical Gardens, Arboretums, and Nature Preserves

Although Earth Day has passed, you can celebrate nature still with Arbor Day this April 25th. Check out Arboretums and Nature Preserves in the area and celebrate the trees!

Mangano & NICE Bus Win Green Award

This Earth Day, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and NICE Bus were recognized for their efforts in reducing Nassau County’s Carbon footprint through the green purchasing of natural gas.

Broadway Performer Brings Down the House at LI Master Class Workshop

World-renowned Broadway Performer Craig Schulman wows his students during a Master Class Workshop at the Northport - East Northport Community Theater.

Celebrate Earth Day with Small Steps Toward Going Green!

Check out these wonderful ways to help keep our environment clean this Earth Day!

AG Schneiderman Celebrates Earth Week By Presenting A Review Of Initiatives Protecting Our Environment

Map Of Regional Programs Demonstrates Statewide Impact Of Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Efforts

LI High School Teacher Arrested for DWAI and Hit-and-Run Crash

A teacher at Center Moriches High School has been arrested after driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Movie Roundup: Captain America Sequel Tops Weekend Box Office for Third Week, ‘Transcendence’ Falls Short of Making It to the Top Three

As 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' continued to dominated the weekend box office, 'Heaven Is For Real' also hit it off well this Easter holiday weekend! 'Transcendence' with Johnny Depp on the other hand struggled.

Financial Literacy Month: Managing Your Money After Tax Season

Now that tax season is over, many people are starting to reconsider their fiances. April is officially Financial Literacy Month; a month where one looks on your finances and learn what one should so with one's money.

Oscar Meyer Wieners Recalled, Those Allergic to Milk Beware

Beware if you're a consumer of hot dogs. There's been a recall!

Spruce Up Your Home, Lawn and Garden with These Savings!

Check out these savings that can help you save on lawn and gardening supplies as well as paints from Home Depot, Lowes and Sherwin Williams!

Egg-cellent Ways to Enjoy Easter Eggs After the Holiday

Wondering what to do with all of those Easter Eggs? Check out these great ways to enjoy your leftovers post-holiday!

Suffolk SPCA: Live Animals Make Bad Easter Presents

This holiday, the Suffolk County SPCA would like to remind Long Islanders that baby chicks and bunnies do not make good gifts for Easter.

Children's Workshops at Garvies Point this Summer

Workshops will take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August.

Suffolk Legislature to Vote on Automatic Pay Raises

A recent proposal would end the practice of giving Suffolk officials a raise without a vote every year.

Wedding Planning 101: How to Avoid Common Scams When Planning Your Big Day

Being a savvy consumer can really help when it comes to saving time & money when planning your big day.

Skip the Super Market and Try a Farmers Market: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Now that the weather is improving, farmers markets are beginning to start functioning for the year. Try some local produce and goods!
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