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hidden eras to be placed in suffolk county parks, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county legislators, on feb. 3, 2017 in hauppauge, urged suffolk county police commsiioner timothy sini to increase surveillance of area parks after recent incidents of illegal dumping and graffiti. hidden eras — some activated by movement — will be placed in suffolk county parks to combat graffiti and illegal dumping, law enforcement and legislators announced friday.suffolk county legislators kara hahn and sarah anker said during a news conference in hauppauge that they are supporting a number of initiatives to stop illegal activity in the more than 70 parks and 46,000 acres of parkland...






people’s bank closing in on suffolk county national bank


advertisement | advertise on newsdaypresident and ceo of suffolk county national bank howard bluver, seen here in january 2012, will become new york market president after the bank's takeover by people's bank. (credit: chris ware) people’s bank, of bridgeport, connecticut, is one step closer to buying suffolk county national bank.the office of the comptroller of the currency has approved the acquisition, according to suffolk county national bank, which also released its fourth quarter results on tuesday.the all-stock deal, which is valued at about $402 million, still needs the approval from the federal reserve’s...






suffolk committee to explore new drag-racing sites


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county officials and drag racing enthusiasts annouced the formation of a drag racing committee on tuesday, feb. 7, 2017, at the suffolk county legislature building in hauppauge. the committee will investigate potential locations for a suffolk county drag strip, the economic benefits of one and the impact of illegal drag racing on public roads and public safety.to the cheers of a roomful of racing devotees, suffolk legislative officials tuesday named a bipartisan committee to find a new site for drag racing on long island.presiding officer duwayne gregory (d-copiague) announced the creation of an eight member committee and gave it the directive of coming up with one or more potential sites within nine months.gregory said drag racing has thousands.






steve bellone seeks to restrict where sex offenders can live


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county executive steve bellone addresses the suffolk county legislature at the beginning of the 2017 session in smithtown, jan, 3, 2017. (credit: ed betz) a convicted child rapist recently moved to within 370 feet of a school, another moved to within 170 feet of a different school, and yet another registered sex offender moved to within 101 feet of a third school, according to their own required reports to authorities, suffolk county executive steve bellone said tuesday.bellone said in albany that these cases and more like them show why the...






hidden eras to be placed in suffolk county parks, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county legislator kara hahn, speaks during a press conference about dumping and vandalism in county parks, in smithtown, feb. 3, 2017. (credit: ed betz) hidden eras — some activated by movement — will be placed in suffolk county parks to combat graffiti and illegal dumping, law enforcement and legislators announced friday.suffolk county legislators kara hahn and sarah anker said during a news conference in hauppauge that they are supporting a number of initiatives to stop illegal activity in the more than 70 parks and 46,000 acres of parkland...






suffolk otb counts on a casino in islandia to counter bankruptcy


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county otb, which is opening a video lottery casino in the islandia marriott, projects it could bring in $2 billion a year in gross revenue. (credit: edmund j. coppa) suffolk county otb executives say long island’s first video lottery casino is the agency’s last-ditch effort to emerge from bankruptcy and save itself — if the islandia betting parlor can meet projected revenues.otb officials said the casino, to open this month in a el on the long island expressway north service road, could generate $2 billion a year in gross revenue, netting suffolk...






car flips after hitting lie guardrail, suffolk police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybrentwood firefighters, suffolk county police and other emergency personnel respond to a crash on the westbound long island expressway on wednesday, feb. 8, 2017. the crash occurred westbound about 12:30 a.m. near exit 53, sagti parkway, suffolk police said. (credit: paul mazza) a car struck a guardrail on the long island expressway in dix hills early wednesday and flipped over, suffolk county police said.several people were taken to southside hospital in bay shore with injuries that were described as not life-threatening.the crash occurred westbound about 12:30 a.m. near exit 53, sagti parkway, and westbound lanes were closed westbound for an hour and...






suffolk police: 2 officers hurt when police car rear-ended


advertisement | advertise on newsdaytwo suffolk county police officers were treated for injuries after their police car was rear-ended monday night, feb. 6, 2017, in north amityville, police said.  (credit: paul mazza) two suffolk county police officers were treated for injuries after their police car was rear-ended monday night in north amityville, police said.the police car was stopped in a northbound lane of great neck road near avon drive when it was struck by a honda at 7:50 p.m., a police spokeswoman said.the officers were treated at a hospital for unspecified injuries and released, the spokeswoman...






li man s in shoulder by police faces additional charges


advertisement | advertise on newsdaymichael shear, 34, arrives for arraignment at suffolk county court in riverhead on friday, jan. 27, 2017. shear was arrested and s by police earlier this month after fleeing a traffic stop and reportedly dragging an officer in pursuit. he now faces additional ault and drunken driving charges in suffolk county. (credit: james carbone) a man who was arrested and s by police earlier this month after fleeing a traffic stop and reportedly dragging an officer in pursuit was arraigned friday on additional ault and drunken driving charges in suffolk county.the holtsville resident was s in the shoulder by a yet unidentified suffolk police officer in medford, after the stop in patchogue led to a pursuit of about 3 1⁄2...






bohemia teen in critical condition after suffolk police chase, cops say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk police at the scene of a crash on sunday, feb. 12, 2017 after a collision at the end of a pursuit involving a bohemia teenager in critical condition and facing a charge of driving while intoxicated, officials said. (credit: christopher sabella) a bohemia teenager was in critical condition sunday morning after crashing a truck into another vehicle at the end of a police chase, suffolk police said.thomas barbella, 16, was driving a 2004 gmc southbound in the northbound lanes of lakeland avenue at about 12:23 a.m. when a fifth precinct patrol officer tried to pull him over and he fled.police pursued barbella’s vehicle and a...






long island weather: blizzard warning for suffolk, 10-14 inches predicted


advertisement | advertise on newsdayon wednesday, feb. 8, 2017, suffolk county police commissioner timothy sini held a news conference at the first precinct in west babylon to ure the public that the police and the county are prepared for thursday's snowstorm. sini asked that the public stay off the roads if possible, and stressed that those who must drive should use extreme caution.the national weather service has issued a blizzard warning for suffolk county for thursday, calling for 10 to 14 inches of snow. the warning is in effect from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. a winter storm warning remains in effect from midnight to 6 p.m. in n au county, where forecasters are calling for as much as 8 to 12 inches of snow.gov. andrew m. cuomo urged new yorkers to “avoid all unnecessary...






long island weather: blizzard warning for suffolk, 10-14 inches predicted


advertisement | advertise on newsdayon wednesday, feb. 8, 2017, suffolk county police commissioner timothy sini held a news conference at the first precinct in west babylon to ure the public that the police and the county are prepared for thursday's snowstorm. sini asked that the public stay off the roads if possible, and stressed that those who must drive should use extreme caution.the national weather service has issued a blizzard warning for suffolk county for thursday, calling for 10 to 14 inches of snow. the warning is in effect from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. a winter storm warning remains in effect from midnight to 6 p.m. in n au county, where forecasters are calling for about 10 to 11 inches of snow.the fast-forming storm calls for a mix of rain and snow from...






car flips after hitting lie guardrail, suffolk police say


a car struck a guardrail on the long island expressway in dix hills early wednesday and flipped over, suffolk county police said.advertisement | advertise on newsdayseveral people were taken to southside hospital in bay shore with injuries that were described as not life-threatening.the crash occurred westbound about 12:30 a.m. near exit 53, sagti parkway, and westbound lanes were closed westbound for an hour and 40 minutes, police said.






christopher loeb’s conviction to be vacated, lawyer says


advertisement | advertise on newsdaychristopher loeb, who was aulted by former suffolk county police chief james burke, speaks about his experience on monday, dec. 14, 2015, in uniondale. (credit: howard schnapp) the smithtown heroin addict who was beaten and threatened by former suffolk police chief of department james burke will be freed tuesday after a special prosecutor agrees to vacate his conviction, his attorney said monday.burke’s beating of christopher loeb — and the extensive cover-up he orchestrated — led to burke’s resignation, getting sentenced to 46 months in federal prison, numerous...






suffolk’s ‘red light robin hood’ pleads guilty to criminal mischief


advertisement | advertise on newsdaystephen ruth jr. of centereach speaks with reporters on friday, june 3, 2016 at riverhead criminal court. (credit: joseph d. sullivan) a centereach real estate salesman who fashioned himself into suffolk county’s “red light robin hood” pleaded guilty wednesday to a felony charge of criminal mischief in riverhead.stephen ruth jr., 44, has always cheerfully acknowledged that he cut wires in red light eras the night of april 9, 2016, in 17 locations so that they wouldn’t work, and did so again in suffolk county court. district...






steve bellone seeks state authority to borrow $60m for cop payouts


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county executive steve bellone, seen feb. 9, 2017, went to albany seeking borrowing authority for police payouts on tuesday, feb. 14, 2017. (credit: steve pfost) suffolk county executive steve bellone went to albany tuesday to pursue state authority to borrow $60 million over the next two years to pay retiring police for unused sick and vacation time, despite opposition by the police union, county lawmakers and state senate majority leader john flanagan.however, bellone during his visit seemed to step back from last year’s request for state authority...






bohemia teen critical, charged with dwi after police chase, cops say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county police at the scene of a crash on lakeland avenue in bohemia after a police pursuit involving a teen driver on sunday, feb. 12, 2017. the 16-year-old, who hit and injured another driver and was himself critically hurt, faces a charge of driving while intoxicated, police said. (credit: christopher sabella) a bohemia teenager was in critical condition sunday morning after crashing a truck into another vehicle at the end of a police chase, suffolk police said.thomas barbella, 16, was driving a 2004 gmc southbound in the northbound lanes of lakeland avenue at about 12:23 a.m. when a fifth precinct patrol officer tried to pull him over and he fled.police pursued barbella’s vehicle, and a...






n. bellport man accused of rape, sex crimes against teen, da says


a north bellport man was arraigned tuesday on charges involving rape and sex crimes authorities say he committed against a 16-year-old girl.efrain villafane, 60, pleaded not guilty to seven counts in the indictment at his arraignment before suffolk county court judge timothy mazzei in a riverhead courtroom, suffolk district attorney thomas spota said. advertisement | advertise on newsdayvillafane, who was arrested by suffolk police on feb. 2, is accused of attacks that are alleged to have occurred in 2015 and 2016.see alsorecent li mug shotsdatali crime statshe is charged with two counts of rape in the third degree, two counts of criminal sexual act in the third degree, two counts of sexual misconduct and one count of endangering the welfare of a childvillafane posted $50,000 bond and is s






n. bellport man accused of rape, sex crimes against teen, da says


advertisement | advertise on newsdayefrain villafane, 60, of north bellport, pleaded not guilty tuesday, feb. 14, 2017 to a seven count indictment charging him with rape and other sex crimes committed against a teenage female, suffolk county district attorney thomas spota said. (credit: scda) a north bellport man was arraigned tuesday on charges involving rape and sex crimes authorities say he committed against a 16-year-old girl.efrain villafane, 60, pleaded not guilty to seven counts in the indictment at his arraignment before suffolk county court judge timothy mazzei in a riverhead courtroom, suffolk district attorney thomas spota said. villafane, who was arrested by...






mastic restaurant destroyed by morning fire, cops say


a mastic restaurant was destroyed by an early morning fire sunday being investigated by suffolk county police arson detectives and the brookhaven town fire marshal’s office.there were no injuries and no one was inside the manor house restaurant on montauk highway at the time.advertisement | advertise on newsdayas a result of the blaze, montauk highway in mastic is closed between lambert ave and fulton ave until at least 3 p.m. sunday, suffolk police said.according to police, the fire started at about 5:05 a.m.a spokesman for suffolk county fire communications said the blaze was battled for more than two hours and was declared under control 7:11 a.m. long islandrecent li firesfirefighters from mastic, mastic beach, brookhaven, yaphank, east moriches, eastport, ridge, manorville, bellport an






selden men arrested in suffolk robberies, police say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayjason kinlaw, left, and frederick staria iii, both of selden, were arrested monday, feb. 13, 2017,  and charged in connection with the robbery of three stores and the attempted robbery of another store in three communities on sunday and monday, suffolk county police said. (credit: scpd) two selden men have been arrested in connection with the robbery of three stores and the attempted robbery of another store in three communities on sunday and monday, suffolk county police said tuesday.frederick staria, iii, 35, of south newton avenue, was charged with three counts of third-degree robbery and one count of third-degree attempted robbery, while jason kinlaw, 24, of north evergreen...






suffolk police: coram home hit by porsche, driver flees


a car crashed into the attached garage of a home in coram early wednesday and the driver fled on foot, suffolk county police said.there were no injuries to occupants of the home on wellington road, police said, but both the garage and a car parked in the driveway were damaged.advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe white 2014 porsche that hit the garage e to rest in the trees near the home, p os from the scene showed. police said the investigation was continuing.p osli car accidentssee alsorecent li mug s sdatali crime statsthe crash occurred about 2:20 a.m., police said.






towering teen brandon marshall closes in on record


a 15-year-old boy is closing in on being the tallest teenager in the world.brandon marshall, who is 6ft 11.5ins (2.12m) tall, hopes to become a professional basketball player.but he says his height comes with issues, like having to sleep diagonally across king size bed.his mother lynne quelch said buying clothes for her son as "horrific".brandon, from bury st edmunds, in suffolk, is not expected to stop growing just yet and could equal or overtake the current guinness world record holder kevin bradford, 18, from the us, who stands at 7ft 1ins.the tallest man in the world is sultan en, 34, of turkey, who is 8ft 3ins (2.51m).towering suffolk teen heading for height record






no injuries reported in train derailment in virginia


suffolk, va. — officials say a train has derailed in downtown suffolk but no injuries have reported.the city said in a statement that they were notified of the norfolk southern train derailment just before 7 a.m. urday. the statement said that the derailment caused a coal spill in the area.norfolk southern spokeswoman susan terpay says the train was comprised of 161 coal cars and that the company is estimating 44 railcars derailed. the train was headed to norfolk and the coal was to be exported.the city, about 20 miles west of norfolk, said that streets in the area are closed and train personnel are attempting to disconnect the cars remaining on the track to move them further down the line.the city said clean-up efforts and track repairs are expected to be "extensive and ongoing."






corrie mckeague: police to search milton landfill site


image copyrightsuffolk constabularyimage caption corrie mckeague, 23, has been missing for more than four months detectives looking for missing airman corrie mckeague are to search a landfill site.the raf serviceman vanished after a night out in bury st edmunds, suffolk, on 24 september.a bin lorry made a collection in the area a short time after the last sighting of the 23-year-old.his mother nicola urquhart said she was both "terrified and desperate" for the result the search, which will start on 22 february, may bring.live: updates on this and other suffolk newspolice will search more than 920 square metres of waste. it is expected to take a team of specialist officers up to 10 weeks to complete.mrs urquhart, from dunfermline, said: "it is with extreme mixed emotions that myself, the bo






no injuries reported in train derailment in virginia


suffolk, va. — officials say a train has derailed in downtown suffolk but no injuries have reported.the city said in a statement that they were notified of the norfolk southern train derailment just before 7 a.m. urday. the statement said that the derailment caused a coal spill in the area.norfolk southern spokeswoman susan terpay says the train was comprised of 161 coal cars and that the company is estimating 44 railcars derailed. the train was headed to norfolk and the coal was to be exported.the city, about 20 miles west of norfolk, said that streets in the area are closed and train personnel are attempting to disconnect the cars remaining on the track to move them further down the line. the city says a warehouse building was damaged by coal that spilled from the train. a home and a car






corrie mckeague: mother says £50,000 reward offer to end soon


image copyrightsuffolk constabularyimage caption corrie mckeague, 23, has been missing for more than four months a £50,000 reward offered for information about missing raf airman corrie mckeague is to be withdrawn if nobody comes forward in the next week.mr mckeague vanished after a night out in bury st edmunds, suffolk, on 24 september.the reward was offered by an anonymous business couple in suffolk.his mother nicola urqhuart said on facebook: "we consider it sensible that the offer of a reward should not remain in place indefinitely."live: for more on this and other suffolk storiespolice have begun to search more than 920 sq m (1,100 sq yds) of waste to a depth of 8m (26ft) at a landfill site at milton in cambridgeshire.mrs urquhart, from dunfermline, said: "at this moment in time, the






corrie mckeague: mother says £50,000 reward offer to end soon


image copyrightsuffolk constabularyimage caption corrie mckeague, 23, has been missing for more than four months a £50,000 reward offered for information about missing raf airman corrie mckeague is to be withdrawn if nobody comes forward in the next week.mr mckeague vanished after a night out in bury st edmunds, suffolk, on 24 september.the reward was offered by an anonymous business couple in suffolk.his mother nicola urqhuart said on facebook: "we consider it sensible that the offer of a reward should not remain in place indefinitely."live: for more on this and other suffolk storiespolice have begun to search more than 920 sq m (1,100 sq yds) of waste to a depth of 8m (26ft) at a landfill site at milton in cambridgeshire.mrs urquhart, from dunfermline, said: "at this moment in time, the






suffolk police to invest in drones as part of tech upgrade


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya demonstration of the inspire 1 drone, dec. 15, 2014, in shenzhen, south china's guangdong province. (credit: ap / kin cheung) suffolk police are close to buying a pair of drones capable of providing investigators with a bird’s-eye view of crime scenes, car accidents and emergency situations that they say will cut down on traffic tie-ups and save money.the planned high-tech purchases, the latest in a slew of new technological upgrades for the department, are expected to slash the amount of time roads are closed after...






corrie mckeague: police to search landfill site in milton


image copyrightsuffolk constabularyimage caption corrie mckeague, 23, has been missing for more than four months detectives looking for missing airman corrie mckeague are to search a landfill site.the raf serviceman vanished after a night out in bury st edmunds, suffolk, on 24 september.a bin lorry made a collection in the area a short time after the last sighting of the 23-year-old.det supt katie elliott said searching the site in milton, bridgeshire, was "the next logical step."live: updates on this and other suffolk newspolice will begin the search of more than 920 square metres of waste on 22 february.it is expected to take a team of specialist officers up to 10 weeks to complete.mr mckeague was last seen walking into a bin loading bay known as the "horseshoe" at 03:25.image copyrights






corrie mckeague: police to search landfill site in milton


image copyrightsuffolk constabularyimage caption corrie mckeague, 23, has been missing for more than four months detectives looking for missing airman corrie mckeague are to search a landfill site.the raf serviceman vanished after a night out in bury st edmunds, suffolk, on 24 september.a bin lorry made a collection in the area a short time after the last sighting of the 23-year-old.det supt katie elliott said searching the site in milton, bridgeshire, was "the next logical step."live: updates on this and other suffolk newspolice will begin the search of more than 920 square metres of waste on 22 february.it is expected to take a team of specialist officers up to 10 weeks to complete.mr mckeague was last seen walking into a bin loading bay known as the "horseshoe" at 03:25.image copyrights






lie closed eastbound in ron koma after fiery crash, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county police respond to a crash on the eastbound long island expressway at exit 60 on wednesday, feb. 1, 2017. (credit: jim staubitser) all eastbound lanes of the long island expressway were closed wednesday because of a fiery crash at exit 60 in ron koma, officials said.the crash involved multiple vehicles, one of which caught fire, according to the informny website of the state department of transportation.a police spokesman said the accident was reported at 10:50 a.m. in the eastbound lanes.p os from...






lawyer: christoper loeb’s conviction to be vacated


the smithtown heroin addict who was beaten and threatened by former suffolk police chief of department james burke will be freed tuesday after a special prosecutor agrees to vacate his conviction, his attorney said monday.burke’s beating of loeb — and the extensive cover-up he orchestrated — led to burke getting sentenced to 46 months in federal prison, numerous sealed guilty pleas by other suffolk police officials involved in the cover-up and an investigation that has targeted officials in the office of suffolk district attorney thomas spota, burke’s friend and mentor.advertisement | advertise on newsdayloeb pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon after a pretrial hearing in 2013 and was sentenced to 3 years in prison. the plea e after a pretrial hearing in which several officer






cops: officer, firefighter rescue driver in fiery lie crash


advertisement | advertise on newsdayall eastbound lanes of the long island expressway were closed because of an accident involving multiple vehicles at exit 60 in ron koma on wednesday, feb. 1, 2017, suffolk county police said. a suffolk county police officer and an off-duty firefighter were hailed as “guardian angels” wednesday for rescuing a medford woman from a fiery crash on the long island expressway, authorities said.melissa ortiz, 23, was heading east on the lie in ron koma when her ford expedition collided with a national grid truck at about 10:50 a.m. the impact caused the suv to overturn and burst into...






cops: officer, firefighter rescue driver in fiery lie crash


advertisement | advertise on newsdayall eastbound lanes of the long island expressway were closed because of an accident involving multiple vehicles at exit 60 in ron koma on wednesday, feb. 1, 2017, suffolk county police said. a suffolk county police officer and an off-duty firefighter rescued a woman from her burning vehicle after an accident wednesday morning on the long island expressway, police said.melissa ortiz, 23, of medford, was driving a ford expedition in the left lane of the eastbound lie at 10:50 a.m. when her suv collided with a national grid vehicle. ortiz’s expedition overturned and caught fire,...






lie closed eastbound in ron koma after fiery crash, officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdayall eastbound lanes of the long island expressway were closed because of an accident involving multiple vehicles at exit 60 in ron koma on wednesday, feb. 1, 2017, suffolk county police said. all eastbound lanes of the long island expressway were closed wednesday because of a fiery crash at exit 60 in ron koma, officials said.the 10:50 a.m. crash involved multiple vehicles, one of which caught fire, according to suffolk county police and informny.com, the website for the state department of transportation.john k. smith, an independent insurance adjuster from bayport,...






police: 1 killed, 1 wounded in suspected gang shooting at central islip deli


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county police are investigating after a man was killed and a woman was injured in a suspected gang shooting inside the el pesino deli on caleb's path in central islip on monday, jan. 30, 2017. (credit: barry sloan) two people were s , one fatally, inside a central islip deli monday morning in what police believe was a gang-related shooting, police said. det. lt. kevin beyrer, commanding officer of the department’s homicide squad, said police received a 911 call at 10:33 a.m. reporting a shooting inside the el pesino deli at 133 caleb’s path. third precinct officers responded and found two...






drug dealer arrested after ex-kings park wrestling star’s fatal overdose, offici


advertisement | advertise on newsdaykings park high school's nicholas weber during the suffolk division i championship wrestling final at hofstra university on sunday, feb. 16, 2014. (credit: newsday file / kathleen malone-van dyke) a suffolk county heroin dealer has been arrested and charged with sale of the drug that resulted in the death of a former kings park high school wrestling champion, according to officials.the alleged dealer, richard jacobellis, 23, of ridge, was arrested tuesday night and charged with selling the $100 worth of heroin that killed wrestler nicholas weber, 20, of kings park, in may, according...






suffolk’s ‘red light robin hood’ pleads guilty to criminal mischief


a centereach real estate salesman who fashioned himself into suffolk county’s “red light robin hood” pleaded guilty wednesday to a felony charge of criminal mischief in riverhead.stephen ruth jr., 44, has always cheerfully acknowledged that he cut wires in red light eras the night of april 9, 2016, in 17 locations so that they wouldn’t work, and did so again in suffolk county court. district attorney thomas spota watched in the courtroom to ensure the deal he helped broker went through.most popularunder the terms of the deal, suffolk county court judge timothy mazzei agreed to sentence ruth to a year on interim probation. if he’s successful in that year, ruth will be allowed to withdraw his felony plea and instead plead guilty to a misdemeanor.storyclash over red-light eras at suffolk hear






hidden eras to be placed in suffolk county parks, officials say


hidden eras — some activated by movement — will be placed in suffolk county parks to combat graffiti and illegal dumping, law enforcement and legislators announced friday.suffolk county legislators kara hahn and sarah anker said during a news conference in hauppauge that they are supporting a number of initiatives to stop illegal activity in the more than 70 parks and 46,000 acres of parkland owned by the county.most popularthey announced a plan with the suffolk county police department to work with the county parks department to install hidden and visible eras in areas where large-scale dumping could take place.“when people know they are being watched, it’s less likely to happen,” hahn (d-setauket) said friday about illegal dumping or graffiti. “where it is, it’s got to stop, and we are d






long island weather: blizzard warning for suffolk, 10-14 inches predicted


advertisement | advertise on newsdayon wednesday, feb. 8, 2017, hempstead town supervisor anthony santino discusses preparations and precautions to take for thursday's expected snowstorm. santino advised that commuters should stay home, being that the heaviest snowfall will be occurring during the morning rush hour -- making it more difficult for storm crews to clear the roads effectively.    the national weather service has issued a blizzard warning for suffolk county for thursday, calling for 10 to 14 inches of snow. the warning is in effect from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. a winter storm warning remains in effect from midnight to 6 p.m. in n au county, where forecasters are calling for as much as 8 to 12 inches of snow.gov. andrew m. cuomo urged new yorkers to “avoid all unnecessary...






bohemia teen critical, charged with dwi after police chase, cops say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya bohemia teenager was in critical condition sunday morning, feb. 12, 2017, after crashing a truck into another vehicle at the end of a police chase, suffolk county police said. the driver of the other vehicle, breanna gamaldi, 26, of bohemia, sustained serious but not-life-threatening injuries in the 12:23 a.m. crash at the intersection of lakeland avenue and the sunrise highway north service road, police said.a bohemia teenager was in critical condition sunday morning after crashing a truck into another vehicle at the end of a police chase, suffolk police said.thomas barbella, 16, was driving a 2004 gmc southbound in the northbound lanes of lakeland avenue at about 12:23 a.m. when a fifth precinct patrol officer tried to pull him over and he fled.polic






mastic restaurant destroyed by morning fire, cops say


a mastic restaurant was destroyed by an early morning fire sunday being investigated by suffolk county police arson detectives and the brookhaven town fire marshal’s office.there were no injuries and no one was inside the manor house restaurant, at 1443 montauk hwy., when the fire began, authorities said.advertisement | advertise on newsdayas a result of the blaze, montauk highway is closed between lambert and fulton avenues until at least 3 p.m., police said.the fire started at about 5:05 a.m., police said. a spokesman for suffolk county fire communications said the blaze was battled for more than two hours and was declared under control at 7:11 a.m. firefighters from mastic, mastic beach, brookhaven, yaphank, east moriches, eastport, ridge, manorville, bellport and center moriches respon






blackberry and nokia phones are coming back — with a twist


the 2017 smartphone cycle is about to kick off in earnest, and there are some familiar names fighting to come back into the fold.blackberry mobile announced this week that a new phone — complete with a physical keyboard and dubbed the "mercury" — will debut feb. 25 at the annual mobile world congress trade show. that follows hard on the heels of an announcement from nokia, which teased the chinese launch of its new nokia 6 phone ahead of a larger feb. 26 launch event.nokia? blackberry? what's next, the return of baby-g watches? it may all feel a bit 2002 seeing these phone brands come back into the spotlight, but here's the thing: these are not the phone brands that you think they are. both of the new smartphones are made by different companies as a result of complicated licensing agreemen