Long Island HS Teacher Accused Of Sending Inappropriate Texts To Student Long Island HS Teacher Accused Of Sending Inappropriate Texts To Student
Long Island HS Teacher Accused Of Sending Inappropriate Texts To Student A Long Island high school teacher has been accused of sending inappropriate texts to a student. On Monday, July 15, Southampton Town Police Department received a walk-in complaint of the inappropriate relationship between a student at Hampton Bays High School and a member of the faculty  During the interview with the juvenile, detectives learned that there was an inappropriate texting relationship between the student and the teacher,  Southampton Town Police Department said.  No allegations of a physical relationship were made.  Detectives spok…
Transgender Athlete Ban Signed Into Law in Nassau County; AG, NYCLU Announce Plans To Sue Transgender Athlete Ban Signed Into Law in Nassau County; AG, NYCLU Announce Plans To Sue
Transgender Athlete Ban Signed Into Law in Nassau County; AG, Nyclu Announce Plans To Sue Attorney General Letitia James and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) have announced plans to sue Nassau County after a bill preventing transgender women from participating in women’s sports was made official. The Nassau County bill was signed into law on Monday, July 15. Introduced by Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman — whose February executive order with the same goals prompted backlash and was quickly struck down — the bill requires sports teams to designate whether they are a female, male, or co-ed team and prevents “biological males” from competing on women’s teams at th…
West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes On Long Island; Here's How To Protect Yourself West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes On Long Island; Here's How To Protect Yourself
West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes On Long Island; Here's How To Protect Yourself Health officials on Long Island are urging people to take precautions after testing of mosquitoes confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus. Twelve mosquito samples were positive for the virus following testing done at locations around Suffolk County, according to county Health Commissioner Dr. Gregson Pigott. The samples were collected on Sunday, July 2, and Monday, July 3, in Northport, Melville, West Babylon, Lindenhurst, Holbrook, Holtsville, North Patchogue, Farmingville, and Manorville. It brings the total number of positive mosquito samples this year to 16. “The confirmation of Wes…
Protected Hawk Found Injured In East Rockaway, Rescued By Officers Protected Hawk Found Injured In East Rockaway, Rescued By Officers
Protected Hawk Found Injured In East Rockaway, Rescued By Officers On-duty officers from Long Island made a feathered friend when they rescued an injured bird that used to be on the endangered species list. At about 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, Nassau County Police Officers Carlson, Locher, and Gervasio were on the job in East Rockaway when they came across something unusual. The three officers found the injured osprey in a parking lot near Harbor Road. After contacting the state’s Department of Conservation and moving the bird out of the roadway, they were able to get in touch with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, who transported the osprey to the n…
Severe Heat, High Humidity Will Pose Significant Health Risk To NYers, Hochul Warns Severe Heat, High Humidity Will Pose Significant Health Risk To NYers, Hochul Warns
Severe Heat, High Humidity Will Pose Significant Health Risk To NYers, Hochul Warns Gov. Kathy Hochul is warnig New Yorkers that severe heat and high humidity will pose a significant health risk from Monday, July 15, through Wednesday, July 17. Temperatures during that stretch are likely to bring dangerous heat indexes between 95 and 104 degrees across the entire state.  New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, and Southern Tier, also have a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms in the afternoon into the evening on Monday. Air quality health advisories for ozone are also in effect for New York City and Long Island on Monday from 11 a.m. to 11 p…
Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police
Injured Victims From PA Trump Rally ID'd By Police The two men who were shot during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania and left in critical condition have been identified by the Pennsylvania State Police on Sunday evening. David Dutch, 57 of New Kensington, PA, and James Copenhaver, 74 of Moon Township, PA, have serious injuries following the shooting by Thomas Matthew Crooks at the Trump rally on Saturday, July 13 but were listed in stable condition on Sunday, July 14, state police explained.   Former fire chief, Corey Comperatore, 50 of Sarver, was identified as the man who was shot dead, as Daily Voice previously reported. &nbs…
Costco Raising Membership Fees In US, Canada Costco Raising Membership Fees In US, Canada
Costco Raising Membership Fees In US, Canada The Costco Wholesale Corporation has announced membership hikes in the US and Canada for the first time in seven years, according to a news release by the company issued on Wednesday, July 10.  Costco opened the release sharing a June sales growth in the US of 5.6%, which is higher than the past 44 weeks of just 4.4%, the company experienced a decrease in revenue internationally.  On the heels of sharing that news, the company made the announcement about raising the membership fees in both the US and Canada beginning Sept. 1.  Annual memberships are rising $5 making them $65…
Long Island Cardiologist Admits Having Thousands Of Images Depicting Child Sex Abuse Long Island Cardiologist Admits Having Thousands Of Images Depicting Child Sex Abuse
Long Island Cardiologist Admits Having Thousands Of Images Depicting Child Sex Abuse A Long Island cardiologist and convicted sex offender is facing years in prison for again possessing images depicting child sex abuse. Frank Pollaro, age 55, of Deer Park, pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, July 11. According to prosecutors, in September 2023 the Suffolk County Police Department was tipped off that a user was uploading images of child pornography on the website Freechatnow.com. Investigators eventually identified the user as Pollaro and, together with the FBI, raided his Deer Park home in October …
US Congressman's Nephew Shot In Neck At PA Trump Rally US Congressman's Nephew Shot In Neck At PA Trump Rally
US Congressman's Nephew Shot In Neck At PA Trump Rally A US congressman from Texas has announced that his nephew was shot while in the audience of former president Donald Trump's rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas's 13th District explained how his nephew was shot as follows, reading in part: "My family was sitting in the front, near where the President was speaking. They heard shots ringing out — my nephew then realized he had blood on his neck and something had grazed and cut his neck. He was treated by the providers in the medical tent." Jackson's nephew was not among the two audience members who wer…
Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says
Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says A former fire chief has been identified as the member of the audience shot dead during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  Former Buffalo Township Fire Chief, Corey Comperatore, 50 of Sarver, PA, has been identified on social media by his family as the man killed by a bullet aimed at former president Donald Trump by Thomas Matthew Crooks. His community has been mourning its sudden loss on Facebook: REST IN PEACE Corey Comperatore Gone too soon. Father, friend, and patriot. Will never be forgotten. May his memory live on as an example to all of us. God Bless …
Here's What We Know About PA Man ID'd As Trump's Attempted Assassin: FBI Here's What We Know About PA Man ID'd As Trump's Attempted Assassin: FBI
Here's What We Know About PA Man ID'd As Trump's Attempted Assassin: FBI The rooftop shooter at former president Donald Trump's campaign rally has been identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Sunday, July 14.  Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20 of Bethel Park, PA, was shot and killed by officials while still on the roof of a manufacturing plant about 130 yards, from the rally according to statements by officials.  Crooks had no criminal record, was a registered Republican, and previously donated to the liberal voter turnout group, Progressive Turnout Project, through ActBlue in January 2021, according to public records.  When he graduated fro…
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. 
Aggressive, Hungry Black Bear Returns To NY Home Shortly After Destroying Kitchen Aggressive, Hungry Black Bear Returns To NY Home Shortly After Destroying Kitchen
Aggressive, Hungry Black Bear Returns To NY Home Shortly After Destroying Kitchen An aggressive black bear apparently searching for food destroyed the kitchen of an upstate New York home and then returned to the residence shortly after the break in. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said an officer received a report of the incident in  Washington County on Friday, June 21 in the town of White Creek, located about halfway between Saratoga Springs and Albany. While the officer was at the residence reviewing photos of the bear, the animal returned to the yard and became aggressive.  DEC wildlife experts provided technical …
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…
Mutilated Dog 'Niva' Euthanized After Long Island Man's Abuse, DA Says Mutilated Dog 'Niva' Euthanized After Long Island Man's Abuse, DA Says
Mutilated Dog 'Niva' Euthanized After Long Island Man's Abuse, DA Says A Long Island man is accused of mutilating his dog and then foregoing veterinary care for weeks, ultimately leading to the animal’s death. David Iglesias, age 34, of Bellport, was arraigned on animal cruelty and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Friday, July 12, in connection with the death of his female canine, Niva. According to the Suffolk County DA’s office, Niva was attacked by Iglesias’ other dog in November 2022, leaving her severely injured. Instead of seeking medical care, prosecutors said Iglesias brought Niva down to his basement, cut her injured ears off, and then use…
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…
Courtroom Stunner: Judge Tosses Manslaughter Case Against Alec Baldwin In On-Set Shooting Courtroom Stunner: Judge Tosses Manslaughter Case Against Alec Baldwin In On-Set Shooting
Courtroom Stunner: Judge Tosses Manslaughter Case Against Alec Baldwin In On-Set Shooting Actor Alec Baldwin will not face criminal charges in connection with the on-set shooting that killed a cinematographer, CNN reports. In a stunning development Friday afternoon, July 12, a judge in Santa Fe, New Mexico dismissed the involuntary manslaughter charge against Baldwin stemming from the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, citing prosecutorial misconduct, according to the outlet. Judge Mary Marlowe threw out the case with prejudice, meaning it cannot be brought again, after finding that law enforcement intentionally concealed evidence that prevented Baldwin from pr…
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…
Tragic Update: 2-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From Long Island Swimming Pool Tragic Update: 2-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From Long Island Swimming Pool
Tragic Update: 2-Year-Old Dies After Being Pulled From Long Island Swimming Pool A toddler has died days after being pulled unconscious from a residential swimming pool on Long Island. Emergency crews in Southampton were called to a North Haven residence on Sunset Beach Road for a 2-year-old boy who was found floating in a pool at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7. Southampton Town Police said medics performed CPR on the child as he was transported to Southampton Hospital. He was later transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital. On Friday, July 12, police announced that the boy died at the hospital on Wednesday, July 10. The incident is being investigated by Southa…
Franklin Square Gas Station Owner Attacks Person With Knife, Police Say Franklin Square Gas Station Owner Attacks Person With Knife, Police Say
Franklin Square Gas Station Owner Attacks Person With Knife, Police Say A Long Island man was charged with assault for allegedly hitting a neighboring business employee with a knife during a parking dispute. The incident occurred in Nassau County around 1:55 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, in Franklin Square. According to the Nassau County Police, Daljit Singh, age 58, of Hicksville, the owner of the OK Gas Station on Park Road, had a verbal dispute with an employee of another business regarding car parking on his property. The argument escalated, and Singh struck the victim with a small knife on the left side of his neck and arm, police said. Singh was a…
New York's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Subject Of Federal Criminal Investigation: Report New York's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Subject Of Federal Criminal Investigation: Report
New York's Sean 'Diddy' Combs Subject Of Federal Criminal Investigation: Report A federal criminal investigation is focusing on well-known hip-hop artist and longtime New Yorker Sean "Diddy" Combs, according to a report by NBC.  Combs, a 54-year-old New York City native who grew up in Westchester County in Mount Vernon, was told that he is a focus of an ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by federal authorities in the Southern District of New York, NBC reported.  The outlet added that as part of the probe, a federal grand jury is hearing evidence. There is nothing to suggest that charges are coming, though.  Combs has not received a lett…
NY Police Chief Arrested On Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment Charges Days After Promotion NY Police Chief Arrested On Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment Charges Days After Promotion
NY Police Chief Arrested On Harassment, Unlawful Imprisonment Charges Days After Promotion A newly promoted police chief in upstate New York is facing criminal charges following a complaint from his estranged wife. In Washington County, Cambridge-Greenwich Police Chief Robert Danko was taken into custody Wednesday, July 10, on suspicion of harassment and unlawful imprisonment charges stemming from an alleged domestic incident. Sheriff's officials did not elaborate on the specific nature of the allegations. The arrest came exactly one week after the 44-year-old Danko, a resident of Salem, was sworn in as chief of police on Wednesday, July 3. He was released following his arraignm…
21-Year-Old Attempted Cop Killer Gets Decades For Shooting Long Island Police Officer 21-Year-Old Attempted Cop Killer Gets Decades For Shooting Long Island Police Officer
21-Year-Old Attempted Cop Killer Gets Decades For Shooting Long Island Police Officer A 21-year-old man is facing decades behind bars for shooting a Long Island police officer in the line of duty. Janell Funderburke, of Coram, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, July 11, after pleading guilty to attempted murder and related charges. Prosecutors said Suffolk County Police were surveilling Funderburke’s Coram home, located on Homestead Drive near Norfleet Lane, as part of an armed robbery investigation on May 11, 2023. Earlier Report: Officer Shooting: 21-Year-Old Gunman Admits To Attempted Murder Of Suffolk County Cop Offi…
Long Island 'Dance Instructor' Sought Sexual Photos From 10-Year-Old Girls, DA Says Long Island 'Dance Instructor' Sought Sexual Photos From 10-Year-Old Girls, DA Says
Long Island 'Dance Instructor' Sought Sexual Photos From 10-Year-Old Girls, DA Says A Long Island man is accused of posing as a dance instructor in order to solicit sexual photos from young girls. Taner Ocal, age 22, of Lindenhurst, was arraigned on 30 criminal counts, including possessing child pornography, in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, July 11. According to prosecutors, Ocal contacted two 10-year-old girls in Texas on Instagram in June 2024 while pretending to be a dance instructor.  He allegedly asked them to film themselves dancing and later requested that they send him sexually explicit photos of themselves, prosecutors said. The children blocked his acc…
Mother’s Intestines, Son’s Spleen Removed After Hit-Run Crash Caused By Long Island Man: DA Mother’s Intestines, Son’s Spleen Removed After Hit-Run Crash Caused By Long Island Man: DA
Mother’s Intestines, Son’s Spleen Removed After Hit-Run Crash Caused By Long Island Man: DA An accused hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a mother and her teenage son on Long Island was formally charged. Jamal Graham, age 30, of Central Islip, was indicted on assault and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Monday, July 8, in connection with the May 2023 crash. Prosecutors said Graham was speeding in an Infiniti sedan on Hale Street in Brentwood when he ran a stop sign at Lincoln Avenue and crashed into a Nissan SUV at around 11:30 p.m. on May 29, 2023. The driver of the Nissan, her teenage son, and her son’s friend, all suffered injuries in the crash. The woman and h…
Gang Member 'Hunted Down,' Shot Victim 4 Times In Westbury Over Social Media Post: DA Gang Member 'Hunted Down,' Shot Victim 4 Times In Westbury Over Social Media Post: DA
Gang Member 'Hunted Down,' Shot Victim 4 Times In Westbury Over Social Media Post: DA A 21-year-old will spend two decades in prison after he attempted to kill a perceived gang enemy and hid hundreds of fentanyl pills during his arrest. Elijah Giron, a member of the Latin Kings gang, was sentenced to 20 years behind bars on Tuesday, July 9 for the Westbury incident, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. At around 11:15 p.m. on January 9, 2023, the 21-year-old got out of the driver’s seat of a Dodge Challenger on South Fulton Street and started shooting. He fired four rounds from a 9mm pistol at a person standing outside of a different car before fleeing the scen…
Babysitter Admits Raping, Murdering 3-Year-Old NY Girl Found Covered In Bleach Babysitter Admits Raping, Murdering 3-Year-Old NY Girl Found Covered In Bleach
Babysitter Admits Raping, Murdering 3-Year-Old NY Girl Found Covered In Bleach One year after a 3-year-old New York girl was found murdered inside her home, the man responsible has formally confessed. Rensselaer County resident Robert Fisher, age 34, of Rensselaer, pleaded guilty to murder and rape on Tuesday, July 9, in the death of Josefina Cunningham. According to prosecutors, emergency crews were called to the girl's Rensselaer home near Broadway and Tracy Street on July 7, 2023, after relatives found her not breathing. Earlier Report: Man Rapes, Murders 3-Year-Old Girl At Home In Region, DA Says Josefina’s mother found her lying lifeless on the floor, fo…
Two-Time DWI Driver Sentenced For Killing 'Beloved' Teacher In Rockville Centre: DA Two-Time DWI Driver Sentenced For Killing 'Beloved' Teacher In Rockville Centre: DA
Two-Time DWI Driver Sentenced For Killing 'Beloved' Teacher In Rockville Centre: DA A Long Island man has been given a lengthy prison sentence for driving drunk and high, hitting and killing a 42-year-old father and teacher who was only blocks away from his home. Christopher Flores, age 29, was sentenced on Tuesday, July 9 to five to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter and more, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Over two years before, on March 19, 2022, Flores, who is from Long Beach, was speeding eastbound on Merrick Road on his 2020 BMW motorcycle at around 11:50 p.m. in Rockville Centre. As he approached the intersection of Forest …
2-Year-Old Boy Found Unconscious In Swimming Pool On Long Island 2-Year-Old Boy Found Unconscious In Swimming Pool On Long Island
2-Year-Old Boy Found Unconscious In Swimming Pool On Long Island A toddler is hospitalized after being pulled unconscious from a swimming pool on Long Island. Emergency crews in Southampton were called to a North Haven residence on Sunset Beach Road for a 2-year-old boy found floating in a pool at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7. Southampton Town Police said medics performed CPR on the child as he was transported to Southampton Hospital. The child was later transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he remained days later. The incident is being investigated by Southampton Town Police detectives and code enforcement personnel. 
Man Dismembered Body Of Woman Whose Remains Were Found Along Long Island Highway, DA Says Man Dismembered Body Of Woman Whose Remains Were Found Along Long Island Highway, DA Says
Man Dismembered Body Of Woman Whose Remains Were Found Along Long Island Highway, DA Says Authorities have released new details in the case of a Long Island man accused of concealing human remains that were found along a local highway. The gruesome discovery was made in East Patchogue, along Montauk Highway near County Road 101, on Thursday afternoon, June 27. Suffolk County Police homicide detectives later arrested Garry Cowell, age 72, of Patchogue, on suspicion of tampering with physical evidence and concealing a human corpse. Earlier Report: Man Hid Human Remains Found Along Montauk Highway: Police On Monday, July 8, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office ann…
New Advisory Issued To NYers For Extreme Heat, Severe Storms, Unhealthy Air: Hochul New Advisory Issued To NYers For Extreme Heat, Severe Storms, Unhealthy Air: Hochul
New Advisory Issued To NYers For Extreme Heat, Severe Storms, Unhealthy Air: Hochul New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is urging residents to stay safe and hydrated as hot, humid air rolls into much of the state ahead of severe storms predicted to bring heavy rains and flash flooding.  In an announcement on Monday, July 8, Hochul warned that above-average temperatures and high humidity would arrive in the state in the next few days. This includes "feels like temperatures" at or above 95 degrees, which can cause an increased risk of heat illnesses, Hochul's office said.  Related Report - Rounds Of Thunderstorms Expected Over Span Of Days: Here's Timing In res…