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    A knife-wielding man was apprehended after stabbing two people at a popular Long Island seafood restaurant. Two men, ages 33 and 57, were at Ben’s Crab Shack on Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale at 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13 when they were approached by Columbia, Mississippi resident Bradley Taylor at the restaurant. Police said that Taylor, 50, removed a large knife from his belt sheath and immediately stabbed both victims before walking out of the restaurant. Upon officers’ arrival, Taylor was arrested without incident. Both of Taylor’s victims were stabbed and were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and are listed in stable condition, police said. It is unclear what prompted Taylor to attack the...
    A woman was found dead after an apparent homicide overnight on Long Island, police said. It happened on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 11:45 p.m. in Levittown. That's when Nassau County Police Department officers responded for a disturbance that was occurring at a residence located on Cord Lane. Upon officers' arrival, a female victim was found dead and a male victim was found injured. The male victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he is in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing. Further details are expected to be released later in the day Friday. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    A woman was found dead after an apparent homicide overnight on Long Island, police said. It happened on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 11:45 p.m. in Levittown. That's when Nassau County Police Department officers responded for a disturbance that was occurring at a residence located on Cord Lane. Upon officers' arrival, a female victim was found dead and a male victim was found injured. The male victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he is in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing. Further details are expected to be released later in the day Friday. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    A man and woman clinging to a jet ski submerged on Long Island were rescued. The incident happened on Thursday, Aug. 13 at around 1:45 p.m. in Wantagh. According to Nassau County Police, while on routine patrol, Marine 1 spotted the two clinging to a jet ski that was submerged in Bellmore Channel.  Officers were able to pull the passengers, a 25-year-old woman, and a 25-year-old man, to safety.  Both individuals were transported to Wantagh Marina. Neither passenger suffered an injury.
    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island family is celebrating Thursday. Their loved one is finally home after a nearly five month battle with COVID-19. Behind 77-year-old Theodore Alston’s mask was a giant smile when he saw his family face-to-face for the first time in a long time, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported. “I’m so happy. I’m just so happy,” said Alston. Thursday was “discharge day” for Alston, who was isolated from his family for four-and-a-half months battling the coronavirus. “I couldn’t see my wife, my children, all of my friends, my son. I love them,” he said. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home...
    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Lawmakers unveiled a plan Thursday to help struggling businesses on Long Island. It’s called the “Downtown Deals Travel Pass,” a free program that could mean a 15 percent discount at shops and restaurants, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported. “Key to our economic recovery from COVID-19 is the revitalization and the vibrancy of our downtowns,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. The tourism council, Discover Long Island, is partnering with Nassau and Suffolk’s industrial development agencies to lure in business. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing...
    MERRICK, Long Island (WABC) -- There are new details in the search for a man wanted for exposing himself to two young sisters on Long Island on Monday.Officers fanned out Thursday, not only on Webster Avenue, but throughout Merrick.Their goal is to make sure the public sees a flyer, showing the surveillance picture of a man in his 20's, in red or maroon sweatpants on a bicycle. Police say this man exposed himself to a 9-year-old girl Monday, then tried to grab her twin sister."We're just imploring the entire community to look at your video cameras, look at your surveillance, look at your ring doorbells and let's try to capture that information and get it to the police...
    LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- Officials in Nassau and Suffolk counties are teaming up to launch a program to help local businesses struggling after the coronavirus pandemic.Discover Long Island teamed up with the Industrial Development Agencies (IDA) of both Nassau and Suffolk counties to launch a free mobile program called "Downtown Deals Travel Pass."More than 100 businesses in Farmingdale, Great Neck, Rockville Centre, Greenport, Huntington and Patchogue are included in the program."We encourage our residents and visitors to utilize this digitized platform to explore the endless gems in the vibrant downtowns that are the fabric of our community," said Kristen Jarnagin, president and CEO of Discover Long Island.Related: Driveway Jazzercise to stay in shape during pandemicParticipants are able to sign-up for...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- It's mostly cloudy and humid Thursday with scattered thunderstorms throughout the Tri-State area.Check the latest alerts and advisories for the New York area from the National Weather ServiceEMBED More News Videos Sam Champion has your AccuWeather Forecast. Here's the AccuWeather 7-day forecast:ThursdayHeavy storms with peeks of sun. High 84.FridayStill a chance for a storm with a high of 83.SaturdayHumid blend with a high of 81.RELATED: Tropical Storm Josephine forms in the AtlanticSundayA chance for a shower or thunderstorm. High 78.MondayStill a chance of showers and storms. High 81.TuesdayPartly sunny with a high of 83.WednesdayPartly sunny with a high of 82.MORE ACCUWEATHER RESOURCESCheck the latest alerts and advisories for the New York area from the National Weather...
    Officials in Nassau and Suffolk counties are teaming up to launch a program to help local businesses struggling after the coronavirus pandemic.Discover Long Island teamed up with the Industrial Development Agencies (IDA) of both Nassau and Suffolk counties to launch a free mobile program called "Downtown Deals Travel Pass."More than 100 businesses in Farmingdale, Great Neck, Rockville Centre, Greenport, Huntington and Patchogue are included in the program."We encourage our residents and visitors to utilize this digitized platform to explore the endless gems in the vibrant downtowns that are the fabric of our community," said Kristen Jarnagin, president and CEO of Discover Long Island.Participants are able to sign-up for the Downtown Deals Travel Pass at DiscoverLongIsland.com/deals.They will receive a link to...
    It took a week, but PSEG Long Island is claiming power has now been fully restored after Tropical Storm Isaias barreled through the region. PSEG reported late on Wednesday, Aug. 12 that the company has restored power to all 420,000 customers affected by Isaias, though other outages that were identified during the cleanup process still remain. As of 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, PSEG is still dealing with 763 other outages that were impacting 2,117 of its 1,162,455 Long Island customers. PSEG said it is actively restoring power to the remaining customers. The total outage map number includes new outages resulting from recent weather activity as well as new outages the company could expect to see on...
    A Long Island woman who crashed into a pickup truck stopped at a red light was driving drunk with an infant in her vehicle, police said. The crash happened around 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 in  Holtsville. Danielle Smith,  35, of Farmingville, was driving a 2012 Jeep Liberty westbound on Barretts Avenue with her 9-month-old son in the vehicle when she attempted to turn northbound onto Waverly Avenue and crashed into a southbound 2020 Chevrolet Silverado that was stopped at a red light, Suffolk County Police said. The driver of the Chevrolet, Doug Viola, 25, of Holbrook, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to police.  Smith and her son were not injured, police said. Smith...
    A 22-year-old was killed in a two-vehicle crash crash at an intersection on Long Island overnight. It happened around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 in Smithtown. Christopher Figueroa, 17, of Nesconset, was driving a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder westbound on Carriage House Road when he made a left turn onto Route 25A and struck a northbound 2007 Honda motorcycle operated by James Shellock, 22, of Smithtown, Suffolk County Police said. Shellock was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.  Figueroa was not injured, said police. Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact the Fourth Squad 631-854-8452.
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The Nassau County Legislature will meet Thursday to discuss PSEG Long Island’s handling of power outages caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. The utility company’s management will be on hand to answer questions. MORE: Nassau County Exec. Demands PSEG Long Island Pay Back Customers For ‘Botched’ Storm Response Legislators will review whether they did an adequate job in preparing for outages and communicating with customers about the timeline to restore. It has been nine days since the storm, and 17,000 PSEG Long Island customers are still without power. Click on the links below for information from utilities in your area. New York: Con Edison NYSEG National Grid PSEG Long Island Orange & Rockland New Jersey:...
    A 14-year-old Long Island girl has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. Yasmin Granado was last seen at her Wantagh residence on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 5:45 p.m. Nassau County Police said.  She is described as being 5-foot-2, 130 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing denim shorts and a black T-shirt with a gold “BATMAN” logo. Her possible destination is unknown. Detectives request that anyone with information regarding the above missing juvenile should contact the Missing Persons Squad at 516-573-7347 or 911. All callers will remain anonymous. Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- It has now been 10 days since Tropical Storm Isaias, and PSEG says it has finally returned power to all of its customers on Long Island. Most people now have their power back across the Tri-State area.Isaias carved a path of destruction, downing trees and power lines and leaving more than 1 million residents and businesses in the dark at the peak of the outages.RELATED: AccuWeather ForecastEMBED More News Videos Sam Champion has your AccuWeather Forecast. "ConEd and PSEG did a lousy job," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "It's a technical term, 'lousy job.' They were not prepared, and they didn't anticipate what it would take to get back online quickly...(Residents) are fed up, and they're right,...
    ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It’s been a week since Tropical Storm Isaias blew through the area, yet thousands of customers on Long Island were still without power Wednesday afternoon. It was day nine and counting without power for some on Long Island. One Huntington family couldn’t bear to face day ten. “Very stressful, you know, I’m on the verge of tears almost every day,” homeowner Rebecca Guiteriez told CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan. Rebecca Guiteriez is due to give birth any day and, per doctor’s orders, is on bed rest. “My wife is nine months pregnant, high-risk pregnancy, and she also has asthma. Now at this point we are worried,” said Alin Airinei, Guiteriez’s husband. MORE: A Week After Storm, Long Island...
    OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The recent increase in shark sightings has prompted heavier monitoring up and down Long Island beaches. A green flag billowing in the ocean breeze signals safety from any potential apex predators under the surface. “It’s like riding a bicycle on a busy road — there’s always a danger to it, but if you follow the safety protocols, you’re going to get home OK,” Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joe Salidino said. Shark patrols have increased, including helicopters making multiple passes up and down the beach along with lifeguards looking for fins in the water. RELATED STORY: Hempstead Launches ‘Shark Patrol’ After Multiple Shark Sightings Along Long Island’s South Shore Sharks have always come to our beaches....
    WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The future of a popular youth sports facility on Long Island is on the line. It was shuttered back in March after it was unable to reopen due to New York state’s COVID-19 regulations. And on Wednesday, an ultimatum was issued by the arena’s landlord, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported. The sign on the door posted five months ago was hopeful: “We will reopen when the time is right.” But that time has still not come. Island Garden in West Hempstead is still closed. The basketball facility is categorized in New York as a gymnasium, and basketball is a high-risk sport. As a result, the clock is running out for it to survive. “I have to...
    SELDEN, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island woman is speaking out about the police officer and canine who rescued her missing mother after she had gone missing for 18 hours.Martine Fontus, of Islip, almost lost her mother this week.Fontus's mother, 68-year-old Jill Zarella, wandered away from her apartment on Boyle Road in Selden late Monday night.Zarella's caretaker noticed Zarella was gone the next morning, but her cellphone, wallet and purse were in the residence. The door of the home was found slightly ajar."Call all the hospital, nothing," Fontus said. "And the cops did the same thing, now we start losing hope."Fontus, who spoke exclusively with Eyewitness News, said Suffolk County police officers never gave up. They brought in Canine...
    TOBAY BEACH, Long Island (WABC) -- As 17 sharks have been spotted off the south shore of Nassau County over the last two weeks, officials are working to tag the species and track their movement.Hempstead beaches remained waist-deep out of precaution Wednesday.Swimmers were pulled from Point Lookout and Nickerson Beach Tuesday after a shark was spotted at around 3:15 p.m.The 7-foot shark breached the water and was spotted by a lifeguard and a half dozen swimmers.On Tobay Beach on Wednesday, there weren't any new sightings, but there were visits from shark tracers.Researchers along the coast are using hydrophones to monitor shark and fish activity. The team from Stonybrook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is focusing on the great...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- You may have expected to see a scene of destruction last Wednesday right after the storm, but not many expected to still see damage like this more than a week later.Isaias carved a path of destruction throughout the Tri-State, downing trees and power lines and leaving more than 1 million residents and businesses in the dark at the peak of the outages.Now, the race to restore power for desperately needed air conditioners, refrigerators and electronic devices remain in full swing under sunny skies as thousands of power company workers tried to restore energy with a heat advisory in effect until Wednesday night..RELATED: AccuWeather ForecastEMBED More News Videos Sam Champion has your AccuWeather Forecast. "ConEd and PSEG...
    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… The latest shark sighting off a Long Island shore forced the closure of several area beaches to swimmers this week. A shark was spotted by lifeguards approximately 40 yards off the shore of Nickerson Beach in Nassau County at approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, prompting officials to red-flag some beaches as a precaution. Town of Hempstead beaches between Point Lookout Civic Beach and Lido West Town Park were forced to close, officials said, following the latest sighting. It marks the 17th confirmed shark sighting in Nassau County this summer, according to County Executive Laura Curran. Officials said it is unclear when swimming will be allowed...
    A Rockland County man was arrested after attempting to withdraw tens of thousands of dollars from a closed bank account using a fake ID on Long Island, police said. Stony Point resident Ravid Abdul, 52, was inside Dime Community Bank on Old Country Road in Westbury at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, Suffolk County Police said, when he attempted to withdraw $29,000 from an account using fraudulent identification. According to the Nassau County Police Department, an employee of the bank became suspicious when processing the request and further investigation determined that the account was previously closed due to prior fraudulent activity. The bank teller alerted the police, who were able to arrest Abdul without incident. Abdul, 52, was charged...
    Police officers on patrol on Long Island busted a person of interest in multiple vehicle larcenies who was found in possession of a stolen laptop and drugs. Far Rockaway resident Darion Torres, who was wanted for questioning in connection to several larcenies from autos in Nassau County was stopped by police at approximately 4:20 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 on Westwood Road. According to police, at the time of the stop, Torres was in possession of a stolen laptop computer and a green-colored vaporizing device containing a substance believed to be THC, 26 wax paper envelopes containing a tannish brown substance believed to be heroin and was placed under arrest without incident. Further investigation determined that Torres stole cash and...
    A man is wanted for allegedly using stolen credit cards to go on a shopping spree at a Long Island mall. An alert was issued by Suffolk County Police detectives as they attempt to identify and locate a man who used stolen credit cards in Huntington Station last month. Police said that the man used credit cards at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s at the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington Station Thursday, July 9. The credit cards had been reported stolen from a Huntington home earlier that day. Anyone with information regarding the man or the stolen credit cards has been asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or leaving an anonymous tip for detectives online.
    A man was killed after crashing his car twice at a train station on Long Island. It happened just before 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, in Merrick. While driving a 2007 Hyundai Sonata eastbound in the Town of Hempstead parking lot M7, the operator, Lloyd Sagendorph, 30, of Bellmore, struck a light pole, Nassau County Police said.  Witnesses then observed him back up his car and continue on at a high rate of speed traveling westbound in the lot, according to police.  Sagendorph then struck a concrete train trestle stanchion, causing him to suffer multiple trauma injuries, police said.  After 911 was called, he was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead by a staff physician....
    One person was killed in a crash between a car and a motorcycle near a Long Island apartment complex. It happened just after 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 in Woodbury on Jericho Turnpike. While approaching Crossways Park Drive, a 2016 Toyota Camry being driven by a 28-year-old man attempted to make a left turn from eastbound Jericho Turnpike into the Fairhaven Apartment complex before colliding with a 2020 Yamaha motorcycle. As a result of the collision, the 31-year-old operator of the motorcycle was ejected and suffered multiple trauma injuries. He was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbs to those injuries and was pronounced dead by a staff physician.  The 28-year-old was transported to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- You may have expected to see a scene of destruction last Wednesday right after the storm, but not many expected to still see damage like this more than a week later.Isaias carved a path of destruction throughout the Tri-State, downing trees and power lines and leaving more than 1 million residents and businesses in the dark at the peak of the outages.Now, the race to restore power for desperately needed air conditioners, refrigerators and electronic devices remain in full swing under sunny skies as thousands of power company workers tried to restore energy with a heat advisory in effect until Wednesday night..RELATED: AccuWeather ForecastEMBED More News Videos Sam Champion has your AccuWeather Forecast. "ConEd and PSEG...
    LONG Island Medium star Theresa Caputo’s daughter Victoria showed off her fit figure after her major weight loss. Victoria has been working hard to shed some weight as she preps for her upcoming wedding. 12 She has documented her weight loss on social mediaCredit: Instagram 12 Victoria shared a snap while wedding dress shoppingCredit: Instagram 12 The 25-year-old has slimmed down ahead of her weddingCredit: Instagram 12 She is the daughter of Long Island Medium star Theresa CaputoCredit: Instagram The 25-year-old posted a photo of herself sitting on the bathroom floor and holding up her phone- which displayed the FitTrack app- and a scale. She captioned the post: "Quarantine got me a head start on my fitness and health goals!...
    MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island highway worker received a hero’s recognition on Tuesday after saving two teenage brothers on the water. The incident happened on his day off, when he spotted two teens drifting away from from their boat in rough waters, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported. How do you thank someone who saved your life? It’s hard to put into words. “I just want him to know he is a hero and he saved me and my brother,” rescued victim Joseph Lagrega said. The hugs said even more, thanks for the July 12 rescue in the waters off Fire Island. MORE: Nassau County Police Investigating Deadly Freeport Creek Boat Crash; 1 Dead, 6 Injured The winds were whipping and...
    MASSAPEQUA, Long Island (WABC) -- A 17-year-old boy and his 14-year-old brother who both nearly drowned in the waters off Long Island were reunited Tuesday with the man who saved their lives.Vincent and Joey LaGrega were with family on their uncle's boat near Democratic Point in the Fire Island Inlet on July 12. They were on the shore watching their uncle struggle to anchor the boat, and Vincent instinctively jumped in the water to swim out."My uncle was trying to anchor the boat," he said. "I was trying to swim and help him, couldn't swim anymore."LaGrega attempted to swim in the strong currents and was shouting for help when his 14-year-old brother Joey attempted to rescue him but quickly found...
    A photo has been released by police of a man who allegedly exposed himself to a Long Island 9-year-old girl riding her bicycle before trying to pull her sister’s pants down, police said. Two sisters, both age 9, riding their bikes in Merrick to and from their Petit Avenue home to their grandmother’s house on Webster Street came across a man at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10 sitting on a bicycle, according to Nassau County Police. Police said that while riding to her grandmother's home, the man’s first victim saw him sitting on his bike near the intersection intentionally exposing himself to her. The girl proceeded to immediately turn around to alert her parents. Minutes later, the girl’s...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Another shark sighting prompted "red-flag" closures of beaches between Point Lookout Civic Beach and Lido West Town Park on Long Island Tuesday afternoon.A Town of Hempstead lifeguard at Town Park Point Lookout spotted the shark.Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town of Hempstead Lifeguard team are expected to provide an update on the beaches as the "shark patrol" continues to monitor the waters throughout the day and early evening and make determinations on whether the waters will be open to swimming.On Sunday, Town of Hempstead beaches were red flagged due to a shark that was caught by fishermen on Long Island. Beach Update (8/9 at 12:15 p.m.): East Atlantic Beach and Atlantic Beach Estates are redflagged...
    VICTORIA Caputo, the daughter of Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo, is the newest model for Khloe Kardashian’s popular denim line Good American. The 25-year-old shared the exciting partnership news with a cute snap of her rocking one of the brand’s jeans, as well as one of their tops, on her social media account recently. Victoria Caputo, daughter of Long Island Medium's Theresa Caputo, is now a model for Khloe Kardashian's Good American jeans companyCredit: Instagram The Long Island hairstylist rocked the company’s Good Legs Crop jeans and white Boxy Button Down top. Victoria wrote with the post: “Even through these uncertain times it always feels good to dress up, put some makeup on and feel a sense of normalcy. ...
    LONG Island Medium Theresa Caputo and her ex-husband Larry divorced in 2018 after 30 years of marriage. The two separated after they began to spend less time with each other. 6 Theresa and Larry on Long Island MediumCredit: TLC Theresa plans to detail her side of the split in a tell-all book released later this year. Who is Theresa Caputo? Theresa Caputo is the star of TLC's Long Island Medium. She is a TV personality known for her ability to connect with the departed. The 54-year-old offers readings and spiritual advice in and around her native Long Island. 6 Long Island Medium Theresa CaputoCredit: YouTube She was married to Larry Caputo for 30 years before the two called it quits....
    ROSLYN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It’s another day of extreme heat, and tens of thousands of people across the Tri-State Area still do not have power. More than 34,000 customers are out in New York, and 32,000 of them are on Long Island. As CBS2’s John Dias reports, it’s not the summer soundtrack those living in Roslyn thought they would be listening to, but the hums of generators are still blaring. “For a four or five hour storm, very frustrating to be without power with a 3-year-old at home,” resident Brett Maslin said. “With today’s technology, not pleased at all,” said Louis Ligeri. “Very disappointed.” With more than 400,000 outages, Long Island suffered more power failures than any other region in...
    A 68-year-old woman who became disoriented and was found lying in a wooded area on Long Island was rescued with an assist by a police canine. The woman was reported missing from the St. Joseph’s Senior Center on Boyle Road in Selden by her daughter on Monday, Aug. 10 before being rescued by Suffolk County Police. Police said that the woman’s caretaker noticed the woman was gone but her cellphone, wallet, and purse were all in the residence. The door of the home was found slightly ajar, and the woman’s daughter called 911 at 1:25 p.m. Suffolk County Police investigators responded to the home, where Det. Sgt. Timothy Romaine and Det. Luis Cabrera initiated a search, calling in Canine Officer...
    A man is behind bars after police say he fatally stabbed his girlfriend overnight at their Long Island home. Southampton Town Police responded to 48 Ludlam Ave. in Riverside just after 11 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10. after an occupant of the home called 911 to report 33-year-old Bayron Fajardo-Gonzalez stabbed Tania Fox.  Fox, 45, was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead where she was pronounced dead., Suffolk County Police said. Fajardo-Gonzalez, 33, was charged with second-degree murder and is due to be arraigned Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Southampton Town Justice Court.
    Two brothers had to be rescued from the Long Island Sound after their rowboat became stranded miles from the shore. Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers responded shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10 after two Brentwood brothers found themselves stranded approximately three miles off Sunken Meadow Beach. Police said that Estras Ruiz Treminio, 19, and Misael Ruiz Treminio, 21, were on a 10-foot rowboat in the Sound with no motor and only one paddle. They were forced to call 911 at 10:10 p.m. when they realized they could not get back to shore. Officers were able to locate the brothers at 10:37 p.m. on Monday night, took the brothers on board and towed the boat back to Sunken...
    A man who exposed himself to a 9-year-old girl riding her bicycle and tried to pull her sister’s pants down on Long Island is at large and wanted by police. Two sisters, both age 9, riding their bikes in Merrick to and from their Petit Avenue home to their grandmother’s house on Webster Street came across a man at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10 sitting on a bicycle, according to Nassau County Police. Police said that while riding to her grandmother's home, the man’s first victim saw him sitting on his bike near the intersection intentionally exposing himself to her. The girl proceeded to immediately turn around to alert her parents. Minutes later, the girl’s sister saw the...
    MERRICK, Long Island (WABC) -- Police on Long Island are searching for a man who they say exposed himself to two young sisters on separate occasions and attempted to pull down one of the girl's pants.The incident happened around 7:15 p.m. Monday on Petit Avenue in Merrick.Authorities say the sisters, both 9, encountered a male white subject at two different times while traveling to and from their home to their grandmother's house on Webster Street.The first victim was riding her bicycle to her grandmother's when she observed the man sitting on a bicycle on the corner of Petit Avenue and Webster Street intentionally exposing himself to her, according to detectives.The victim turned around and went home to tell her parents.Approximately...
    Thousands on Long Island remain without power a week after Tropical Storm Isaias ravaged the East Coast. As of 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 29,820 of PSEG Long Island’s 1,162,445 customers remained without power a week after the storm toppled trees, limbs, and power lines. In Suffolk County, 13,437 of PSEG’s 638,022 customers were without power, while 16,297 of its 488,488 Nassau County customers were still reporting outages. PSEG officials said that “the damage to many of these circuits is extensive, and as these individual damage spots are assessed, estimated restoration times will be refined.” In Suffolk, outages were still reported in: Huntington: 5,230; Smithtown: 2,926; Islip: 1,849; Babylon: 1,777; Southampton: 93; Riverhead: 89; Southold: 56; East...
    A 27-year-old suffered critically injured after being struck by a vehicle overnight on Long Island. It happed around 10:10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 in Brentwood. Elna Panphile, 54, of Brentwood, was driving a 2009 Hyundai Accent eastbound on the 200 block of 2nd Ave., when the vehicle struck the pedestrian in the roadway. The pedestrian, Wilmer Velasquez, of Brentwood, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore in critical condition. Panphile was not injured. The vehicle was impounded for a safety check.
    A 2-year-old boy was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash on Long Island. The crash happened around 4:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 in Nesconset. Kevin Cavooris, 33, of Saint James, was driving a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage eastbound on Middle Country Road, near Cambon Place, with his 2- and 4-year-old sons in the vehicle, when an eastbound 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 struck the rear of the Mitsubishi, Suffolk County Police said. The 2-year-old boy was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical but stable condition, police said. Cavooris and the 4-year-old boy were transported to the same hospital with minor injuries, according to police.  The driver of the Dodge, David Mascarella, 50, of Port Jefferson, self-transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore...
    One person was killed in a crash between a Jeep and motorcycle at a Long Island intersection. It happened just before 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, in Garden City Park. While approaching the intersection of Jericho Turnpike and County Courthouse Road, an eastbound 2014 Ducati motorcycle, being driven by a 32-year-old man, was involved in a collision with a 2020 Jeep Wrangler, Nassau County Police said. The Jeep was heading westbound on Jericho Turnpike and was attempting to make a left turn onto County Courthouse Road, according to police. As a result of the collision, the operator of the motorcycle was ejected, suffered multiple trauma injuries, was transported to an area hospital and was pronounced dead by a staff physician,...
    SELDEN, Long Island (WABC) -- A 68-year-old woman who became disoriented and fell after leaving her home in Suffolk County was rescued more than half a day later, thanks to a Suffolk County K-9 officer and his dog.Officer Thomas Teufel and his dog, Maverick tracked the woman's scene and found her lying face up in the woods in Selden, near her senior citizen complex.Police were called after the woman's caretaker woke up to find the door open and the woman gone, but her wallet and cellphone still in the house.RELATED: PAPD officers make girl honorary K-9 officerIt is believed the woman wandered out of her home around midnight.He says the woman was in good spirits as she was taken away...
    A “Karen” from Massapequa, Long Island berated a grocery store worker after they told her to put her mask on while shopping. Hide The video captured by a shopper has circulated on Twitter and has more than 118,000 views.  Hide Anti-masker on Long Island says "Ill beat the f***ing s*** outta you" and "Dont pull your communist bulls*** on me" to an employee pic.twitter.com/MD7z81ud1t— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) August 9, 2020 “We live in America, don’t give me none of this Communist crap,” the woman can be heard yelling at the grocery store worker. The worker replies, “Are you serious? Because I asked you to put your mask on?” Hide The woman then yells at the worker...
    MELVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Five weeks into the camp season and camping leaders are making note of what appears to be working locally. They’re offering up their coronavirus safety protocols as a possible template for reopening schools, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Monday. MORE: New York Schools Allowed To Reopen Statewide For In-Person Classes This Fall, Gov. Cuomo Says Every camper and staffer gets a daily temperature check. Arrivals and dismissals are staggered for social distancing. And once inside Camp Crestwood in Melville, campers separate into small cohorts of 15. Even at lunch, they are seated together with tables 6 feet apart. Utensils are not shared. Equipment is sanitized between uses. It’s a model followed by Long Island day camps that Crestwood...
    A Long Island covidiot got her hackles up and profanity-laced rant out at a supermarket’s frozen food section when an employee confronted her about not wearing a mask. In the viral footage uploaded to Twitter on Saturday, the foul-mouthed woman is seen at King Kullen in Massapequa, where the staffer had the audacity to tell her to follow the state mandate by wearing a mask, the Long Island Press reported. “Don’t pull your communist bull—- on me!” the shrill shopper shouts at the employee, adding that the worker must be stupid because she works in a supermarket. “I’ll beat the f—- shit outta you!” she adds in the video, which was posted by @davenewworld_2 and has been viewed more than...
    RIVERHEAD, New York -- As you step into the Benthal's backyard you can't help but notice a bright yellow shack called 'Jo's Cottage'. This bright house belongs to Johanna, the Benthal's youngest daughter, who has had over 100 brain surgeries since she was born.The shack is her art space, where she releases her creativity and spends the majority of her time - especially since it's not the best idea for her to go anywhere due to the coronavirus pandemic.Johanna's parents, Eileen and Steve, have had to wear masks and other varieties of PPE equipment throughout Johanna's life, for the past 23 years.Johanna was diagnosed at 3-months-old with a large mass on her brain stem.In the beginning, they thought after the...
    LONG BEACH, Long Island -- Teenagers are working to make a difference by helping to rebuild a home destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.The group of teens from New York and New Jersey with the Orthodox Union are working with Habitat for Humanity to lift the home of James Hodge that was destroyed during Sandy.It's part of their project, Community 2020.The home in Long Beach should have been rebuilt eight years ago.Related: Teens create landscaping business to raise money for charity"Being able to first-hand build back the community, helping something that is greater than myself has been so amazing," said Ayelet Rosman a volunteer with Orthodox Union. "He's been so expressive of his appreciation. He comes over while we're working."Others agreed and...
    HEMPSTEAD, New York (WABC) -- When Hector Henriquez pictured the "American Dream," he always imagined he would be living it out on a baseball field, pitching for one of the Major League teams. In the Dominican Republic, baseball is the main sport that every kid plays growing up, hoping to become as good as Alex Rodriguez. Henriquez played every day, practicing his pitches and keeping his hopes up for his dream to come true.Henriquez, unfortunately, developed an injury in his arm and had to pursue his second passion, cooking. Henriquez and his wife, Martha Caro, opened "El Mofongo" in Hempstead in 2017. They knew they wanted to bring to the community authentic Dominican-style food and baked goods. One of the...
    Two people were hospitalized after being attacked by dogs on Long Island. A 52-year-old woman was attacked by two pit bulls at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9 while walking on Hungry Harbor Road in Valley Stream, police said. Upon arrival, officers found the woman bleeding heavily, with lacerations caused by the dogs to her face, arms, and legs, police said. A 52-year-old man who attempted to intervene also suffered bites to his right hand and foot as he attempted to stop the dogs’ attack. Police said that the dogs were contained by responding police officers before being removed by animal control. The man and woman were taken by paramedics to an area hospital for treatment on the injuries...
    Know him? Suffolk County Crime Stoppers issued an alert as they seek the public’s assistance to identify and locate a man who allegedly stole from a Long Island Target location. According to Suffolk County Police, a man stole assorted clothing and electronics from Target on East Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. No other description of the suspect was provided by investigators. The stolen medication had an estimated value of $465, police said. Anyone who recognizes the man or has information regarding the shoplifting incident has been asked to contact Suffolk County Police investigators by calling 1-800-220-TIPS or online at www.P3Tips.com.
    An alert has been issued after a man allegedly stole a Rolex watch from a truck that was parked in a driveway. On Friday, Aug. 7, Suffolk County Police investigators released photos of a man who was caught on camera entering an unlocked pickup truck that was parked in Centerport. Police said that at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, a man went into an unlocked Dodge Ram that was parked in a driveway on Judy Court, where he stole the Rolex watch. The Rolex had an estimated value of approximately $30,000. A $5,000 reward has been offered by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers as they attempt to identify and locate the suspect pictured above.  Anyone with information has been...
    Clean up in the frozen foods section. Footage going viral on social media appears to show a woman yelling at a supermarket employee — and threatening to beat up the worker — over the store's mask policy. While this video isn't dated, it is the latest to show a public confrontation breaking out over mask guidelines. MAN LAUNCHES EXPLETIVE-FILLED TIRADE AT RESTAURANT STAFF FOR TAKING TOO LONG TO PREPARE HIS TO-GO MEAL A post containing the footage was uploaded on Saturday night to Twitter, where it has since been viewed more than 78,000 times. According to the uploader, the video was filmed at a Long Island grocery store. Several news outlets, such as the Daily News, have identified the store as the King Kullen supermarket in Massapequa....
    Thousands on Long Island remain without power nearly a week after Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the East Coast. As of 9:20 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, 45,621 of PSEG Long Island’s 1,162,445 customers remained without power six days after the storm toppled trees, limbs, and power lines. In Suffolk County, 22,795 of PSEG’s 638,022 customers were without power, while 22,736 of its 488,488 Nassau County customers were still reporting outages. PSEG officials said that “the damage to many of these circuits is extensive, and as these individual damage spots are assessed, estimated restoration times will be refined.” PSEG Long Island took on an additional 1,000 workers and have more than 5,000 line-workers, tree trimmers, and other personnel who...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York’s attorney general’s office has reportedly launched an inquiry into PSEG Long Island. Newsday reports the utility company received a letter requesting documents and information related to last week’s tropical storm. The attorney general’s office is neither confirming nor denying the probe. “Long Islanders deserve better. I am concerned about how PSEG prepared for this storm and how it served customers in the storm’s aftermath,” a spokesperson told CBS2 in a statement. “These problems must be solved with long-term solutions that take into account the issues that climate change presents.” Click on the links below for information from utilities in your area. New York: Con Edison NYSEG National Grid PSEG Long Island Orange &...
    One person was critically injured in a chain-reaction seven-vehicle crash on Long Island. State Police received a call for a vehicle collision in Suffolk County on the Robert Moses Causeway northbound on the main span, in town of Islip on Wednesday Aug. 5 at approximately 7:40 p.m. Oscar A. Rios-Sosa, 30, of Brentwood, was driving a 2013 Mercedes on the northbound side when he failed to stop, as traffic was stopped, at which time he struck one vehicle from behind and caused six other vehicles to be struck, state police said. Sameer Ramnarine, 19, of Jamaica, Queens, who was driving a 1997 Lexus, was critically injured and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip No one in...
    A man has been charged with assault and driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol after he ran over his brother with a motor vehicle in the parking lot of a Long Island hotel, police say. Brothers Thomas Delaney and Michael Dubhlaine were engaged in a verbal argument in the parking lot of the Hyatt Regency Long Island, located at 1717 Motor Parkway in Hauppauge, at approximately 9:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, according to Suffolk County Police. Delaney then got into his 2015 Ford F-250 pickup truck and ran it over Dubhlaine, police said. Dubhlaine, 36, of Port Jefferson, was airlifted via Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Fourth Squad detectives...
    A 44-year-old man was critically injured after being struck by an SUV near a busy Long Island intersection. Vicente Monterroso, of Central Islip was crossing Suffolk Avenue on foot from north to south, approximately 180 feet east of Carleton Avenue, when he was struck by an eastbound 2016 Honda CRV at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, Suffolk County Police said. Monterroso was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore in critical condition, according to police. The driver of the Honda, Anoosha Maddi, 31, of Ronkonkoma, was not injured.  The Honda was impounded for a safety check.
    A subcontractor for PSEG Long Island suffered an electric shock while working on the power lines, according to authorities. The incident happened just after 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9 in New Cassel. According to officers, the 34-year-old man was working in the vicinity of 683 Old Country Road. He was transported to an area hospital and was last listed in stable condition.
    NORTH BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- A vehicle with three adults and a baby flew off the road, plowed through a barrier and crashed into two other cars on Long Island Sunday.On one side of Old Britton Road in North Bellmore are homes while on the other side is the busy Southern State Parkway.After the crash, the mangled SUV and other items were left scattered all over a lawn."Very scary, very scary. The sound was nerve-wracking," witness Jonathan Cervantes said.He was home around 10:45 a.m. and ran outside after hearing the crash."It flew out of the Southern State... the car flew over, landed and the pick-up truck greeted them," Cervantes said.Video from Cervantes' security camera shows the SUV bursting out...
    A woman was caught on camera insulting a supermarket employee at a store on Long Island after being told that she needed to wear a face mask.  The video, which was apparently recorded at a King Kullen supermarket in Massapequa, New York, was uploaded to social media and sees the woman in a grey shirt and black pants yelling at the worker who is out of shot. The insults come thick and fast as the woman insists that she had been wearing a mask earlier on. A woman was filmed in a supermarket yelling at a worker after being told to put on a face mask while she was inside the store The shopper accused the staff...
    NORTH BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- A vehicle with three adults and a baby flew off the road on Long Island and through a barrier. Police are trying to find out how it all happened.On one side of Old Britton Road are homes - on the other side - the busy Southern State Parkway. The mangled SUV and other items are scattered all over a lawn."Very scary, very scary - the sound was nerve-wracking," said Jonathan Cervantes.Cervantes was home about 10:30 a.m. Saturday and ran out to the noise and saw the wrecked car."It flew out of the Southern State...the car flew over, landed and the pick-up truck greeted them," said Cervantes.Surveillance shows the SUV bursting out of the barrier,...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Town of Hempstead beaches have been red flagged due to a shark that was caught by fishermen on Long Island. Beach Update (8/9 at 12:15 p.m.): East Atlantic Beach and Atlantic Beach Estates are redflagged due to a shark catch by local fishermen.— Town of Hempstead (@HempsteadTown) August 9, 2020Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced Sunday Nickerson Beach is currently waist-deep swimming only due to a shark sighting at nearby Atlantic Beach.On Saturday, a shark was caught by a fisherman at Jones Beach.Story below is from August 2A total of 13 shark sightings since Monday halted swimming at beaches on Long Island.EMBED More News VideosDiana Rocco has the latest on the sharks sightings on Long...
    Seen him? New York State Police investigators have issued an alert for a 38-year-old man who has been wanted in Nassau County for more than six years on a bench warrant for a criminal possession of a controlled substance charge. Jermaine Chapman is wanted by the New York State Police and Nassau County First District Court after failing to appear at court proceedings following an arrest on the drug charge on April 25, 2014. A bench warrant was issued for him on July 22 that year. Chapman has been described as a 5-foot-11 African American weighing approximately 250 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts has been asked to contact New York State Police...
    A 50-year-old Long Island man was killed in a single-vehicle crash overnight. It happened around 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 in South Farmingdale.  Gary Yander, of South Farmingdale, was traveling westbound in a 2008 Cadillac on Motor Avenue when he struck multiple fixed objects in the vicinity of Merritts Road, Nassau County Police said. He sustained multiple trauma injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by a Police Medic.  The investigation into this incident is ongoing.
    A suspect is on the loose after a Long Island gas station was burglarized.  The incident happened between midnight and 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 in New Hyde Park, Nassau County Police said. Police officers responded to the Sunoco gas station, located at 205 Jericho Turnpike, for a broken front door.  Upon police arrival, it was found that the glass door was completely shattered by an unknown subject who then had gone inside and taken an unknown amount of US currency and a large number of tobacco products before leaving the store heading in an unknown direction, according to police. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives request anyone with information contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. 
    Long Island is well-represented in Niche’s brand-new 2020 Best Places to Live list. Crime, quality of schools, things to do, and cost of living were among the factors used in determining the rankings. Other factors are listed here. The No. 1-rated municipality to live in the New York City metropolitan area is Jericho, which is cited for its top-rated school district and rich history. You can view the entry on Jericho here. Great Neck Gardens ranks second in the metro area, with Great Neck Estates No. 3, Great Neck Plaza No. 4, Kensington No. 5 and Syosset No. 6. One other Long Island municipality -- University Gardens -- made the Top 10 at No. 10.  Cold Spring Harbor, at No. 80,...
    New swimming restrictions are now in place after a shark was caught by fishermen on Long Island. Lifeguards were forced to put out red flags and clear the water just after noontime Sunday, Aug. 9 in Nassau County at East Atlantic Beach and Atlantic Beach Estates. Nearby, Nickerson Beach is now waist-deep swimming. Lido and Lido West Beach are now closed to new visitors, both cars and walk-ins, after reaching capacity late in the morning on Sunday.
    Twitter/Fifty Shades of Whey A Long Island anti-masker threatened a grocery store employee over mask-wearing, according to a viral video. A Long Island anti-masker threatened a grocery store employee over mask-wearing, according to a viral video reposted by Fifty Shades of Whey. The women’s name wasn’t immediately known, but the Twitter account said the incident occurred at a King Kullen in Massapequa, Long Island. Heavy reached out to King Kullen for a statement but didn’t immediately hear back. The person who originally shot the footage wasn’t immediately. Anti-masker on Long Island says "I'll beat the f***ing s*** outta you" and "Don't pull your communist bulls*** on me" to an employee pic.twitter.com/MD7z81ud1t — Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) August...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Town of Hempstead beaches have been redflagged due to a shark that was caught by fisherman on Long Island. Beach Update (8/9 at 12:15 p.m.): East Atlantic Beach and Atlantic Beach Estates are redflagged due to a shark catch by local fishermen.— Town of Hempstead (@HempsteadTown) August 9, 2020Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced Nickerson Beach is currently waist-deep swimming only due to a shark sighting at nearby Atlantic Beach.Story below is from August 2A total of 13 shark sightings since Monday halted swimming at beaches on Long Island.Lifeguards were forced put out red flags and clear the water at Lido Beach on Saturday afternoon after seeing a large dark fin emerge from the water,...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Town of Hempstead beaches have been redflagged due to a shark that was caught by fisherman on Long Island. Beach Update (8/9 at 12:15 p.m.): East Atlantic Beach and Atlantic Beach Estates are redflagged due to a shark catch by local fishermen.— Town of Hempstead (@HempsteadTown) August 9, 2020Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced Nickerson Beach is currently waist-deep swimming only due to a shark sighting at nearby Atlantic Beach.Story below is from August 2A total of 13 shark sightings since Monday halted swimming at beaches on Long Island.Lifeguards were forced put out red flags and clear the water at Lido Beach on Saturday afternoon after seeing a large dark fin emerge from the water,...
    A suspect has been apprehended after a violent robbery of a 32-year-old woman in broad daylight at a busy Long Island intersection. The incident happened at around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 in Cedarhurst. The woman was walking westbound on Broadway in the vicinity of Adelberg Lane and was grabbed from behind by the suspect, now identified as 32-year-old Joseph Nadal, of Cedarhurst, Nassau County Police said. Nadal then grabbed her around the neck, threw her to the ground and demanded money, police said. The victim said she did not have any and he proceeded to touch her inappropriately, according to police. A female witness was driving eastbound on Broadway and pressed her horn which caused Nadal to run northbound on Adelberg Lane,...
    PSEG Long Island said it has opened six customer outreach centers, starting Sunday, Aug. 9, and extended restoration times as thousands of Long Islanders remain without power five days after Tropical Storm Isaias barreled through the region. The centers are open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (or while supplies last), providing people with free water and ice. "To ensure we maintain the physical distancing necessary for the safety of our employees and customers, the centers will offer drive-thru service," PSEG Long Island said. The Sunday locations are: Patchogue – 460 E Main St Brentwood – 1650 Islip Ave Greenlawn – 288 Pulaski Rd Roslyn – 250 Willis Ave Woodmere – Five Towns Shopping Center- 253-01 Rockaway Blvd Babylon...
    A woman was seriously injured in a single-vehicle Long Island crash in Kings Park. Vincent La Rose, 63, of Kings Park, was driving a 2006 Ford Mustang eastbound on Fort Salonga Road near the intersection of the Sunken Meadow Parkway when he swerved to avoid another vehicle that made a U-turn in front him just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Suffolk County Police said. La Rose lost control of the vehicle before it rolled over several times, striking a utility pole, police said. Dawn La Rose, 59, of Kings Park, a passenger in the vehicle, was seriously injured and transported via Suffolk County Police Helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital.  Vincent La Rose was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital...
    An occupant of a Long Island home suffered burn injuries after a house fire broke out. Emergency responders rushed to the scene around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 on Grant Street in South Farmingdale, where the house was fully engulfed in flames, Nassau County Police said. All occupants of the residence had safely evacuated prior to police arrival. The injured occupant, a man, suffered burns to his hand and was treated at the scene, police said. The South Farmingdale Fire Department responded, assisted by several other fire Departments including those from Farmingdale, East Farmingdale, Village of Farmingdale, Bethpage, Seaford, Levittown, Massapequa, Hicksville, Plainview and Westbury.  About 15 pieces of apparatus and 80 firefighters battled the blaze. No Firefighters were injured.  Arson/Bomb...
    An occupant of a Long Island home suffered burn injuries after a house fire broke out. Emergency responders rushed to the scene around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8 on Grant Street in South Farmingdale, where the house was fully engulfed in flames, Nassau County Police said. All occupants of the residence had safely evacuated prior to police arrival. The injured occupant, a man, suffered burns to his hand and was treated at the scene, police said. The South Farmingdale Fire Department responded, assisted by several other fire Departments including those from Farmingdale, East Farmingdale, Village of Farmingdale, Bethpage, Seaford, Levittown, Massapequa, Hicksville, Plainview and Westbury.  About 15 pieces of apparatus and 80 firefighters battled the blaze. No Firefighters were injured.  Arson/Bomb...
    LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- Some 88,000 people are without electricity on Long Island Saturday after Tropical Storm Isaias caused widespread damage, downing trees and power lines leaving almost half of PSEG's 1.1 million customers in the dark at the peak of the outages.PSE&G says they have about 3,500 crews working 16 hour shifts trying to restore as much power as possible.They expect nearly all customers to be restored by end of day Sunday, with the possibility that a handful of the most extensive jobs may be restored early Monday.With workers from other utilities helping on Long Island, PSE&G says are managing to get the work done faster than what's being projected on the outage map online."We have 300 additional line...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – More than 700,000 homes and businesses in the Tri-State Area were still without electricity Saturday morning as utilities continued trying to get the lights on four days after Tropical Storm Isaias. As of 9 a.m. Saturday, more than 288,000 utility customers were in the dark in Connecticut, more than 298,000 in New York City and its suburbs, and more than 133,000 in New Jersey, according to various utilities. Power Outages Click on the links below for information from utilities in your area. New York: Con Edison NYSEG National Grid PSEG Long Island Orange & Rockland New Jersey: PSE&G New Jersey Jersey Central Power & Light Atlantic City Electric Orange & Rockland Connecticut:...
    WILLISTON PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Customers stepped in at the 11th hour to save a staple of a small town on Long Island nearly forced to close, CBS2’s Steve Overmyer reported Friday. Stepping through Hildebrant’s doors is a journey back in time. The old fashioned soda shop has been in business in Williston Park for nearly 100 years. The building was on the verge of being sold this week to a company that wanted to turn it into a state of the art coffee shop. But, when the current owners broke the news to followers on social media, the response was overwhelming. “The whole town… they were really upset. We have 35 years and it’s my life. We put a...
    CEDARHURST, Long Island -- The search is on for a suspect in the assault and attempted robbery of a woman on Long Island.The victim told police she was grabbed around her neck while walking on Alderberg Lane in Cedarhurst late Thursday afternoon.Police say the man then proceeded to throw her to the ground.The victim told the suspect she didn't have any money and that's when he touched her inappropriately.A nearby witness who was driving nearby pressed her horn, authorities say, which caused the suspect to take off.----------* More Long Island news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
    MASTIC, Long Island (WABC) -- A family of six was forced to evacuate from their Long Island home Friday due to carbon monoxide poisoning.The incident happened just after 11 p.m. in Suffolk County.When firefighters arrived to the Mastic home, two were unconscious and four others were able to walk or be helped out.Officials say a generator running in the basement of the home caused high levels of carbon monoxide.Six people were removed from the home, with four transported to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue for treatment.The condition of the hospitalized family members was not disclosed.None of the responding firefighters were injured.The family had no power since Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Isaias.Authorities say generators should always run outside...
    LONG BEACH, Long Island (WABC) -- A couple on Long Island tied the knot despite the obstacles caused by the pandemic and Tropical Storm Isaias.It's not how they planned it, but Chris and Kristina Seeger's wedding could not have gone better."If we had to pick, this is the wedding that I wanted," Chris Seeger said.Their wedding was set on the ramp behind their condo on Long Beach, with their close family, friends, and neighbors looking on."All the obstacles mean nothing when i walk down that aisle and said I do," Kristina Seeger said.And boy did this year come with a lot of obstacles, especially for the Seegers, both of whom are elementary school teachers planning a wedding."The pandemic, the construction...
    Positive test results for COVID-19 on Long Island remained steady, according to brand-new five-day data released by New York State on Saturday, Aug. 8. Of the 74,857 test results reported to New York State Friday, Aug. 7, 703, or 0.93 percent, were positive.  On Long Island, the positive percentages in the last five days are as follows: Monday, Aug. 3: 1.3 percent Tuesday, Aug. 4: 1.2 percent Wednesday, Aug. 5: 1.0 percent Thursday, Aug. 6: 0.9 percent Friday, Aug. 7: 0.9 percent A total of 703 new COVID cases brought the statewide total to 420,345 confirmed cases during the pandemic. There were 48 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nassau County (up two from a day earlier) with another 68 positive...
    A New York State Police trooper was hospitalized after being involved in a two-car crash on Wantagh Parkway on Long Island. A trooper patrolling the parkway at approximately noon on Thursday, Aug. 6 was involved in a collision just south of exit W2 in the town of Hempstead in his police cruiser. According to New York State Police, the trooper was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries suffered during the crash. All southbound lanes were temporarily closed and traffic is being diverted to Old Country Road as police investigate the crash. Police said that no other information would be immediately released as the investigation continues.  Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    A second teenager who went on a string of auto robberies on multiple occasions in Nassau County has been apprehended after several weeks on the run, police said. An investigation into multiple incidents on several dates in Nassau County led to the arrest of Navindra Naidu, 19, and a second teen who were found to be responsible for at least three robberies. Police said that at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29 in East Meadow, Naidu arranged to meet with a 34-year-old man to test drive a vehicle that the victim was selling over the Internet. After the test drive, the victim was standing outside his car when Naidu jumped into the driver’s seat and began to drive...
    Know him? Police investigators are attempting to track down a man who used a credit card that was reported stolen out fo a vehicle parked at a Long Island assisted living facility. A credit card was reported stolen out of a 2016 Toyota RAV4 that was parked at Bristol Assisted Living on Larkfield Road in East Northport at approximately 3 p.m. on Friday, July 17. Police said that the man later used the stolen credit card that at CVS on Smithtown Boulevard in Nesconsest. It was unclear how much money the suspect charged on the card. Anyone with information regarding the man or the stolen credit card has been asked to contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-220-TIPS...