Sophie Grieser

Reporter

sgrieser@dailyvoice.com

Sophie joined the Daily Voice team in March 2023, covering Long Island. Before this, her work appeared in publications such as the Borgen Project Magazine, The Interlude Magazine, and NYU Local.

Sophie graduated from New York University in 2021 with degrees in journalism and drama. 

Sophie Grieser's Contributions

Man Accused Of Leaving CT Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police Man Accused Of Leaving CT Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police
Man Accused Of Leaving CT Crash Scene, Driving Unregistered Car, More: Police A Connecticut man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly crashed into another car on a highway, injuring two, and fled the scene. The New Haven County incident occurred on Friday, July 12 in the town of Seymour, according to Connecticut State Police. Just after 10 p.m. that night, 34-year-old Bethany man Brandon Graham was driving a gray Mercedes-Benz 380SL northbound on Route 8. Near the area of Exit 22, he reportedly hit the back bumper of the car in front of him, a Nissan Sentra carrying two people. After the crash, Graham’s vehicle car veered into the left lane and hit the …
Winner, Winner! Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At This Bellmore Store Winner, Winner! Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At This Bellmore Store
Winner, Winner! Prize-Winning Lottery Ticket Sold At This Bellmore Store One lucky Long Islander is in for a surprise after lottery officials announced a winning ticket was sold at a local store. The prize-winning Take 5 ticket was sold at Bellmore News, located at 2680 Jerusalem Avenue, the New York Lottery said. Worth $16,609, the ticket was a part of the evening drawing on Tuesday, July 9. Take 5 numbers are drawn from a field of one to 39. Drawings are televised twice daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Lottery officials also reminded players that game prizes of any amount can be claimed for up to one year after the drawing date. 
Closures Announced For Meadowbrook, Southern State Parkway Sections In Hempstead Closures Announced For Meadowbrook, Southern State Parkway Sections In Hempstead
Closures Announced For Meadowbrook, Southern State Parkway Sections In Hempstead Traffic officials have announced that a part of the Meadowbrook State Parkway — and a ramp of the Southern State Parkway —will be closed for maintenance. Starting Monday, July 15, and lasting through Monday, July 22, the northbound Meadowbrook State Parkway in Hempstead will be closed at Exit M6E (Southern State Parkway). The closures, which are slated to last from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and are weather-permitting, will facilitate bridge maintenance, according to the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). In addition, the Exit 22N ramp from the eastbound Southern State Parkway…
Former President Trump Rushed Offstage After Apparent Shots Fired At PA Rally Former President Trump Rushed Offstage After Apparent Shots Fired At PA Rally
Former President Trump Rushed Offstage After Apparent Shots Fired At PA Rally Secret Service agents rushed to get former President Donald Trump offstage after loud bangs were heard and he dropped to the ground at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania. Just minutes after the early evening event on Saturday, July 13 in Butler, just north of Pittsburgh, started, the apparent shots were heard. Trump had turned to show a chart of border crossing numbers when bangs rang throughout the crowd. He ducked and was tackled by Secret Service members as members of the crowd gasped and chanted, "U-S-A." Possible gunshots at former President Trump's rally in Butler, PA. Secret Servic…
CT 19-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Route 1 Crash CT 19-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Route 1 Crash
CT 19-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Route 1 Crash Police are searching for witnesses to a crash on a Connecticut roadway that left a 19-year-old man seriously injured. The New London County incident occurred on Friday, July 12 in the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut State Police said. Just before 1 a.m., the teen was driving north on Route 1, or Boston Post Road, in a Honda HR-V LX. Near the intersection of Boggy Hole Road, the teen lost control of the SUV, veered onto the left side of the roadway, and hit a parked car sitting in a nearby driveway, according to police. His car continued forward into an embankment and rolled over. The …
Advisory Issued For 58 Suffolk County Beaches Due To High Bacteria Levels Advisory Issued For 58 Suffolk County Beaches Due To High Bacteria Levels
Advisory Issued For 58 Suffolk County Beaches Due To High Bacteria Levels Health officials have advised against bathing at dozens of Long Island beaches after the potential bacteria levels exceeded state health standards. On Saturday, July 13, the Suffolk County Police Department announced that three beaches were closed and an additional 55 were under an advisory against bathing. The advisory will last until noon on Sunday, July 14. Officials said that the decision is based on the potential bacteria levels at these beaches, which currently exceed New York State standards due to the recent rainfall in the area. Related: New Rounds Of Storms Headed To Re…
Valentine's Day Strangler Sentenced For Killing Woman In Mineola, Dumping Her Body Valentine's Day Strangler Sentenced For Killing Woman In Mineola, Dumping Her Body
Valentine's Day Strangler Sentenced For Killing Woman In Mineola, Dumping Her Body A man will spend the next 25 years behind bars for strangling a woman to death Andrew Avila, age 26 of Elmont, received his sentence of 25 years in prison on Thursday, July 11, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Earlier Report: Elmont Man Admits Strangling Woman In Mineola  In the early morning hours of February 14, 2023, Avila met up with 39-year-old Rebecca Carlson at his car in Mineola. Avila had contacted Carlson through a website, and the two had later agreed to meet up in person for sex. However, the pair got into an argument that escalated when Carlson…
Pair Of Shark Sightings Reported At Rockaway Beach Pair Of Shark Sightings Reported At Rockaway Beach
Pair Of Shark Sightings Reported At Rockaway Beach Governor Kathy Hochul announced that state parks would be increasing their shark surveillance capabilities after two shark sightings were reported at at Rockaway Beach, causing closures. The first set of jaws was spotted at just after noon on Thursday, July 11. According to a post by the New York Police Department’s Deputy Commissioner Kaz Daughtry, the shark was captured by surveillance drones - Rockaway Beach at 86th Street. As a result, police closed down the beach from 64th to 104th streets. Be Advised! Our drones have sighted a shark at Rockaway Beach. Beach will be closed…
Missing Central Islip Boy May Be With 'Suicidal' Father, Authorities Say Missing Central Islip Boy May Be With 'Suicidal' Father, Authorities Say
Missing Central Islip Boy May Be With 'Suicidal' Father, Authorities Say Authorities are searching for a 5-year-old boy who may be in danger after going missing from Long Island. Henderson Calderon Carranza was last seen on Tuesday, July 9 in Central Islip, according to the New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse. On that day, the boy was spotted on East Elm Street at 11 a.m. and is believed to be with his father, Jose Calderon Arias, who authorities said may be suicidal. The two may be in a black sedan and could be headed to Houston, Texas. Henderson, who has autism, stands at 3-foot-2 and weighs approximately 55 pounds. He has brown hair and eyes. …
Lottery Fraud: 'Good Samaritan' Scams Roosevelt Woman Out Of Jewelry, Cash, Police Say Lottery Fraud: 'Good Samaritan' Scams Roosevelt Woman Out Of Jewelry, Cash, Police Say
Lottery Fraud: 'Good Samaritan' Scams Roosevelt Woman Out Of Jewelry, Cash, Police Say Police are searching for a man who tricked a Long Island woman out of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and cash after using a good deed to gain her trust. It happened in Roosevelt on Tuesday, July 9, according to Nassau County Police. At around 3 p.m. that day, a 76-year-old woman was walking on Nassau Avenue near the intersection of Debevoise Avenue with her groceries. A man approached her and asked if she needed help carrying her groceries home. She happily obliged, police said. When they arrived at her home, the man explained that he had a winning lottery ticket in his possess…
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