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2 Dead In Plane Crash At Long Island MacArthur Airport 2 Dead In Plane Crash At Long Island MacArthur Airport
2 Dead In Plane Crash At Long Island MacArthur Airport Two men were killed when a small plane crashed at a New York airport. Click here for a new, updated story - Plane Crash Update: IDs Released For 2 Men Killed At NY Airport The incident happened on Long Island at MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma around 6:15 p.m. Monday, July 22. Suffolk County Police said a single engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36 took off heading south from the airport and was attempting to return to the same runway when it crashed. The male pilot and his adult male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was injured. Police are withholding their ident…
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Hit-Run Long Island Crash Injuring Child Drunk Driver Nabbed After Hit-Run Long Island Crash Injuring Child
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Hit-Run Long Island Crash Injuring Child An allegedly drunk driver has been charged after a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a child on a Long Island roadway. It happened around 4:45 a.m. Sunday, July 21, in Patchogue. A 13-year-old boy from Wheatley Heights was riding an e-bike eastbound on East Main Street when an eastbound Audi struck him in front of 350 East Main Street and fled the scene, according to Suffolk County Police. The boy was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries. Following an investigation, Flavio Lituma, age 53, of Medford, was arrested in fron…
Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Sunrise Highway Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Sunrise Highway
Full Closures Planned For Portion Of Sunrise Highway Scheduled highway closures could cause delays for Long Island drivers in the coming days. In Suffolk County, all westbound lanes of Sunrise Highway (Route 27) are slated to close nightly in the town of Babylon beginning on Monday, July 22. From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., lanes will close Monday, July 22, Tuesday, July 23, and Wednesday, July 24 between exits 40 and 39. Closures will occur again on Thursday, July 25, and Friday, July 26, between exits 38 and 39. During those times, traffic will be detoured onto North Service Road while crews perform bridge cleaning work, the Department of Transport…
Long Island Man Killed In Head-On Crash Long Island Man Killed In Head-On Crash
Long Island Man Killed In Head-On Crash One person was killed in a head-on crash on Long Island. It happened around 11:45 a.m. Friday, July 19, in Suffolk County on Main Road, east of Union Avenue in Aquebogue. A 2018 BMW, operated by New York City resident Anthony Croce, age 65, of Brooklyn, collided head-on with a 2002 Nissan, operated by Matthew Schramm, age 67, of Huntington Station, Riverhead Police said.  Schramm, who suffered extensive injuries, was rushed to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival. Croce was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for t…
Hit-Run Crash Killing Volunteer Firefighter Leads To Felony Charge For Long Island Woman Hit-Run Crash Killing Volunteer Firefighter Leads To Felony Charge For Long Island Woman
Hit-Run Crash Killing Volunteer Firefighter Leads To Felony Charge For Long Island Woman Prosecutors have formally charged a Long Island woman accused of leaving a volunteer firefighter for dead following a car crash. Maria Guallpa-Bonilla, age 36, of Bellport, was indicted on a count of leaving the scene of an incident without reporting in Suffolk County Court Thursday, July 18, in the death of Christopher Hlavaty. The 22-year-old died Monday night, June 10, after his motorcycle was struck by a car in Patchogue, near Main Street and Rider Avenue, according to police. Earlier Report: Arrest Made In Hit-Run Death Of Christopher Hlavaty Prosecutors claim Guallpa-Bonilla …
Man Who Stabbed Cousin To Death At Long Island Business Before Attacking Victim's GF Sentenced Man Who Stabbed Cousin To Death At Long Island Business Before Attacking Victim's GF Sentenced
Man Who Stabbed Cousin To Death At Long Island Business Before Attacking Victim's GF Sentenced A man who stabbed his cousin to death at a Long Island business before turning the knife on the victim’s girlfriend will spend decades behind bars. Wilson Felipe Andrade-Molina, age 38, of Brentwood, was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, July 17. It came months after jurors convicted him of murder and related charges in the death of Miguel Andrade-Cando. Earlier Report: Man Stabbed Cousin To Death At Long Island Business Before Brutally Attacking Victim's GF: Jury Prosecutors said surveillance video captured Andrade-Molina arriving at Elec…
28-Year-Old On Suspended License Fled After Causing Long Island Crash Killing Passenger: DA 28-Year-Old On Suspended License Fled After Causing Long Island Crash Killing Passenger: DA
28-Year-Old On Suspended License Fled After Causing Long Island Crash Killing Passenger: DA A 28-year-old man who was driving on a suspended license fled on foot after causing a Long Island car crash that killed his passenger, prosecutors alleged. Dolores Mancia-Landaverde, of Medford, was indicted on multiple felony charges in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, July 16, in connection with a suspected hit-and-run crash in Medford that killed 44-year-old Hedilberto Nava-Perez. According to investigators, Mancia-Landaverde was driving a BMW sedan southbound on Horseblock Road with two passengers when he turned in front of a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Express Drive North sh…
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…
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 …
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…
Stop & Shop Closing Dozens Of Stores, Including 4 On Long Island Stop & Shop Closing Dozens Of Stores, Including 4 On Long Island
Stop & Shop Closing Dozens Of Stores, Including 4 On Long Island Stop & Shop announced they plan to close 32 underperforming stores, including seven in New York. The supermarket said on Friday, July 12, that the closures allowed it to take the next steps in its plans to position the company for growth.  Following the closures, Stop & Shop will continue to have a strong presence across its five-state footprint with more than 350 stores.  The company said Stop & Shop associates at impacted locations will be offered other opportunities within the company.  “Stop & Shop is proud of the deep roots and community ties we have de…
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…
Seen These? $17K Worth Of Artwork Stolen From Long Island Storage Unit Seen These? $17K Worth Of Artwork Stolen From Long Island Storage Unit
Seen These? $17K Worth Of Artwork Stolen From Long Island Storage Unit Police are asking for the community’s help after thousands of dollars' worth of artwork was stolen from a storage unit on Long Island. Suffolk County Police said the paintings, valued at approximately $17,000, were taken from Life Storage, located on Mariner Drive in North Sea, sometime between Friday, Jan. 26 and Wednesday, May 29. Crime Stoppers of Suffolk County is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.  Anonymous tips can be called in to 1-800-220-TIPS or provided on the organization’s website.
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…
Farmingdale Business Owner, Second Defendant Dodge Prison After $1M Sales Tax Fraud Farmingdale Business Owner, Second Defendant Dodge Prison After $1M Sales Tax Fraud
Farmingdale Business Owner, Second Defendant Dodge Prison After $1M Sales Tax Fraud Two Long Island business owners will avoid prison after confessing that they intentionally dodged income taxes to line their pockets. Brian Soltan, age 62, of West Islip, and Gerald McCrystal, age 51, of Dix Hills, were both ordered to pay six-figure restitution payments in Suffolk County Court on Wednesday, June 26. According to prosecutors, Soltan admitted that he intentionally failed to report more than $2.8 million in taxable sales between January 2011 and November 2015 from several auto body businesses he owned in East Islip. Those companies included Long Island Auto Body, Long Islan…
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power On Long Island Potent Storm Knocks Out Power On Long Island
Potent Storm Knocks Out Power On Long Island Thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast. At around 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, a total of around 16,315 customers in New York are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Here's a breakdown by counties in the region: Dutchess - 5,999 Suffolk - 934  Ulster - 681 Putnam - 530 Greene - 344 Sullivan - 340 Columbia - 215 Rensselaer - 188 Nassau - 93 Westchester - 30 Saratoga - 28 Albany - 24 Orange - 13 Rockland - 0 A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for the entire region from around midday to 7 p.m. Sunday. Check back to Daily Voice for…
$18.3 Million Resurfacing Project To Begin On Long Island Roads $18.3 Million Resurfacing Project To Begin On Long Island Roads
$18.3 Million Resurfacing Project To Begin On Long Island Roads Governor Kathy Hochul announced the beginning of a new two-year road resurfacing project that will affect five state roads on Long Island. The $18.3 million project, which builds on an ongoing $250 million investment into Long Island roads, will begin in July 2024, Hochul said. Sixty total lane miles across five state roads — three in Suffolk County and two in Nassau County — are included in the project, which will replace existing roadways with two inches of new asphalt, add new highly reflective pavement markings, and install crosswalks. The following locations in Suffolk County are s…
Fatal Crash: 51-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Corvette Slams Into Tree On Long Island Roadway Fatal Crash: 51-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Corvette Slams Into Tree On Long Island Roadway
Fatal Crash: 51-Year-Old ID'd As Victim After Corvette Slams Into Tree On Long Island Roadway One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash on a Long Island roadway. It happened around 7:15 a.m. Sunday, June 30, in Deer Park. Suffolk County Police said the victim was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Corvette eastbound on Grand Boulevard when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree at the corner of West 11th Street.  Dominick Benedetto, age 51, of Deer Park, was transported to Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call First Squad detectives at 631-854-8152.
4 Killed, 9 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into NY Store 4 Killed, 9 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into NY Store
4 Killed, 9 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into NY Store Four people were killed and nine others injured after an SUV crashed into a store in New York. Click here for a new, updated story: Man Charged With DWI After SUV Crashes Into Long Island Store, Killing 4, Injuring 9  The Long Island incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in Suffolk County in the hamlet of Deer Park. The business, Hawaii Nail and Spa, is located in a strip mall at 796 Grand Blvd. All four killed were inside the salon, according to ABC 7, which is reporting that the driver was partially conscious and rushed to the hospital. The vehicle nearly came…
Trio Nabbed For Burglary On Former Long Island College Campus Trio Nabbed For Burglary On Former Long Island College Campus
Trio Nabbed For Burglary On Former Long Island College Campus Two women and a man were arrested on an abandoned college campus after they were allegedly caught with burglar tools and tried to flee the cops. It happened in Shirley on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 27, Suffolk County Police said. At around 3 p.m. that day, a security guard working at the former Dowling College campus, located at 1300 William Floyd Parkway, noticed that the previously-secured gate was now open. That’s when he allegedly noticed Michele Brill, age 44 of Selden, sitting in a Nissan sedan while two other people — 40-year-old Christopher Alaia and 39-year-old Kristle Do…
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power On Long Island Severe Storm Knocks Out Power On Long Island
Severe Storm Knocks Out Power On Long Island Tens of thousands are without power after a severe storm swept through the Northeast overnight. At around 7 a.m. Thursday, June 27, a total of around 35,000 customers in New York are without electricity, according to poweroutage.us. Most of the outages are in areas farther north with a combined 27,110 outages in Orange, Dutchess, and Ulster counties. Here's a breakdown by counties in the region: Orange - 12,374 Dutchess - 11,459 Westchester - 3,600 Ulster - 3,277 Putnam - 1,215 Nassau - 1,191 Rockland - 1,066 Suffolk - 225 Sullivan - 23 Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Man Fatally Shot Long Island Mother In Parking Lot Of Strip Mall, Jury Finds Man Fatally Shot Long Island Mother In Parking Lot Of Strip Mall, Jury Finds
Man Fatally Shot Long Island Mother In Parking Lot Of Strip Mall, Jury Finds A 32-year-old man was found guilty of fatally shooting a woman in a Long Island parking lot. Anthony Santiesteban, of Centereach, was convicted of second-degree murder and related charges by a Suffolk County jury on Monday, June 24, in the death of 33-year-old Martina Thompson. Prosecutors said Santiesteban was captured on surveillance footage talking with Thompson in a Coram parking lot in the early hours of Oct. 29, 2022. The video shows him following the woman into a fenced area at the rear of the parking lot before a single gunshot is heard on the recording. He is then seen leaving the…
Journalist Vs. Chemist: Avlon, Goroff Face Off For Long Island Congressional Primary Race Journalist Vs. Chemist: Avlon, Goroff Face Off For Long Island Congressional Primary Race
Journalist Vs. Chemist: Avlon, Goroff Face Off For Long Island Congressional Primary Race Among the New York races that political pundits are keeping an eye on this Primary Day is that of the journalist versus the chemist. On Long Island, Democrats John Avlon and Nancy Goroff are facing off to determine who will take on Republican Rep. Nick LaLota in November for the state’s 1st Congressional District, representing the eastern two-thirds of Suffolk County. The 51-year-old Avlon is a former political analyst at CNN who previously served as a columnist and associate editor for The New York Sun. He was also the chief speech writer for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Ea…
Suspect Who Allegedly Forced Entry By Throwing Objects Nabbed For Long Island Burglary Spree Suspect Who Allegedly Forced Entry By Throwing Objects Nabbed For Long Island Burglary Spree
Suspect Who Allegedly Forced Entry By Throwing Objects Nabbed For Long Island Burglary Spree A suspect has been apprehended in connection to a spree of burglaries of Long Island businesses. Following an investigation by Suffolk County Police Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Squad detectives, Joseph Foresto, age 67, was charged with six commercial burglaries and an attempted burglary between Saturday, May 18, and Saturday, June 22.  During the burglaries, Foresto, a Lake Grove resident, forced entry by throwing objects through a glass door or window to enter the closed businesses. Foresto was arrested at his home around 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, and cha…
3 Hospitalized In Crash On Long Island Involving Ambulance 3 Hospitalized In Crash On Long Island Involving Ambulance
3 Hospitalized In Crash On Long Island Involving Ambulance Police are investigating a Long Island crash involving an ambulance in which a person suffered serious injuries. It happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22 in Miller Place, according to Suffolk County Police. An ambulance with its lights and sirens activated was traveling westbound on Route 25A when an eastbound 2008 Subaru Forester, driven attempted to make a left turn onto Parkside Avenue and collided with the ambulance. The 41-year-old driver of the Forester, a Port Jefferson Station man, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital in serious condition.  …
Man Stabs GF In Neck As 3 Children Watch Inside Long Island Home, Jury Finds Man Stabs GF In Neck As 3 Children Watch Inside Long Island Home, Jury Finds
Man Stabs GF In Neck As 3 Children Watch Inside Long Island Home, Jury Finds A Long Island man could spend years in prison for stabbing his girlfriend with a pair of scissors in front of their horrified children. Jorge Guevara, age 49, of Bay Shore, was found guilty of attempted assault and related charges by a Suffolk County jury on Wednesday, June 19. According to prosecutors, Guevara and the victim got into an argument on March 28, 2023, and he threatened her with a knife. The two struggled over the weapon and Guevara grabbed a pair of scissors and stabbed the woman in her neck and shoulder repeatedly. The couple’s three children were present during the attack, …
Ex-Long Island Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Students Photographed Third Victim, DA Says Ex-Long Island Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Students Photographed Third Victim, DA Says
Ex-Long Island Teacher Accused Of Sexually Abusing Students Photographed Third Victim, DA Says A retired elementary school teacher on Long Island charged with sexually abusing two of his students is now accused of harming a third student. Thomas Bernagozzi, age 75, of Babylon, was arrested on sex crimes charges in December 2023 after an investigation by Suffolk County Police found that he sexually abused two male students between the 1980s and early 2000s while teaching third grade in the Bay Shore School District. At the time of the alleged abuse, the boys were third-grade students at Gardiner Manor Elementary School and Mary G. Clarkson Elementary School.  Bernagozzi taught a…
2 Victims Partially Blinded In MS-13 Member’s ‘Brutal’ Attack Outside Long Island Business: DA 2 Victims Partially Blinded In MS-13 Member’s ‘Brutal’ Attack Outside Long Island Business: DA
2 Victims Partially Blinded In MS-13 Member’s ‘Brutal’ Attack Outside Long Island Business: DA An alleged MS-13 gang member was formally charged in a vicious stabbing attack outside a Long Island business that permanently disfigured two victims. Gensel Soler Avila, age 21, of Huntington Station, was arraigned on assault and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, June 18. According to prosecutors, Soler Avila got into a physical fight with another man at a Huntington Station bar at around 11:45 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2023. When the other man attempted to run away, he reportedly chased him into the middle of the intersection of Pulaski Road and New York Avenue and knocked him to…
Ex-Long Island Nurse May Dodge Jail After Making $1M Selling Fake Vaccine Cards, Prescriptions Ex-Long Island Nurse May Dodge Jail After Making $1M Selling Fake Vaccine Cards, Prescriptions
Ex-Long Island Nurse May Dodge Jail After Making $1M Selling Fake Vaccine Cards, Prescriptions A former pediatric nurse from Long Island could avoid jail time after confessing that she raked in over $1 million selling forged COVID-19 vaccine cards and opioid prescriptions. Julie DeVuono, age 51, of Amityville, pleaded guilty to filing forged vaccination record cards, laundering the criminal proceeds from selling the cards, and filing false prescriptions for opioids in Suffolk County Court in September 2023. According to prosecutors, DeVuono charged her customers $220 or $350, depending on the year, between June 2021 and September 2022 for entering their false vaccine information into…