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Gilgo Beach Murders: Police Searching Wooded Area In Manorville For New Evidence, Report Says Gilgo Beach Murders: Police Searching Wooded Area In Manorville For New Evidence, Report Says
Police Searching Manorville For Gilgo Beach Murder Evidence Multiple police agencies are searching a wooded area on Long Island looking for new evidence in the Gilgo Beach serial murders case, WNBC reports. Investigators are focused on a “large, wooded area” in Manorville, near Wading River Road north of the Long Island Expressway, a New York State Police official told the outlet. At least one K9 unit was on scene. A spokesperson for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office would not confirm that the search is specifically related to the Gilgo Beach killings, but told Daily Voice that Suffolk County Police, NYPD, and New York State Police are a…
Best High Schools: Long Island Well-Represented In Brand-New U.S. News Rankings Best High Schools: Long Island Well-Represented In Brand-New U.S. News Rankings
Best High Schools: Long Island Well-Represented In Brand-New U.S. News Rankings New York is well-represented on U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings of the nation's best high schools. The brand-new rankings were released Tuesday morning, April 23, and determined by performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. The highest-ranked school outside New York City is on Long Island: Jericho, at No. 13 statewide and 104th nationally. The top-rated high school in Westchester County is Edgemont at No. 14 in the state and 128th in the nation, with Bronxville, at No. 16 in the state and 151st nationally. Another W…
Serial Parking Meter Burglar Caught On Long Island: Police Serial Parking Meter Burglar Caught On Long Island: Police
Serial Parking Meter Burglar Caught On Long Island: Police A man has been arrested in connection to over a dozen thefts across Long Island, police announced. Marvin O Morejon Flores, age 35, was arrested on Wednesday, April 17, according to Nassau County Police. On multiple occasions Morejon Flores, who is from Hempstead, stole from parking meters along Roslyn Road and Jericho Turnpike, an investigation claimed. He reportedly gave police false information; after he was arrested for the alleged larcenies, police found he had warrants out for his arrest for violating probation and criminal possession of a controlled substance. For the thefts, M…
Duo Charged After Altercation On Long Island Starts With Dog Attacking Officer: Police Duo Charged After Altercation On Long Island Starts With Dog Attacking Officer: Police
Duo Charged After Altercation On Long Island Starts With Dog Attacking Officer: Police Two men are facing a host of charges after an altercation with police that began when a dog attacked an officer in an overnight incident on Long Island, according to authorities. Officers responded to a disturbance call on Maxwell Street in East Rockaway at around 7 p.m. Friday, April 19. After speaking to Robert Battaglia, age 25, outside of his residence, Nassau County Police said he went back inside the home and failed to secure his pit bull while entering.  The dog ran out of the residence and attacked the responding officer, biting his right leg.  To protect himself, the of…
Worker Killed At Long Island Construction Site Worker Killed At Long Island Construction Site
Worker Killed At Long Island Construction Site A worker was killed in an incident at a construction site on Long Island. The incident happened around 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Glen Head. A 34-year-old landscaper was working in a tree at the site, cutting a branch with a chainsaw when a nearby powerline electrocuted him, Nassau County Police said. The man succumbed to his injuries at the scene and was pronounced deceased by a Nassau County Police Medic. His identity has not yet been released. A 51-year-old male coworker was injured while attempting to render aid to the victim. He was transported to a local hospital with…
Bullet Strikes Man In Wallet In Broad Daylight At Coram Residence Bullet Strikes Man In Wallet In Broad Daylight At Coram Residence
Bullet Huts Man In Wallet In Broad Daylight At Coram Complex Police are investigating an incident in which a man was shot in his wallet at a residence on Long Island. The incident happened at around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Coram. An unknown person fired multiple shots into a vehicle located at the intersection of Homestead Drive and Grant Court inside the Homestead Village Apartment Complex, Suffolk County Police said.  A bullet became lodged in the wallet of a man who was inside the vehicle. The man was not injured. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 …
Burglar Nabbed For $2K Theft On Long Island: Police Burglar Nabbed For $2K Theft On Long Island: Police
Burglar Nabbed For $2K Theft On Long Island: Police A homeless man has been arrested nearly a month after he stole over $2,000 worth of goods from work trailers parked on the grounds of a Long Island high school. Police announced the arrest of 35-year-old Kyle Simpson on Tuesday, April 16 for his alleged role in the Glen Head burglary, which took place nearly a month before on Thursday, March 21. At approximately 1:30 a.m. that morning, Simpson is thought to have broken into two parked work trailers, which were located on the grounds of North Shore High School at 450 Glen Cove Road. He used a metal rod to pick the locks and took a backpac…
17-Year-Old Under Influence Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On Meadowbrook Parkway: Police 17-Year-Old Under Influence Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On Meadowbrook Parkway: Police
17-Year-Old Under Influence Crashes Into Patrol Cruiser On Meadowbrook Parkway: Police A teenager was charged with driving under the influence after crashing into a New York State Police cruiser on Long Island. The incident happened on the Meadowbrook State Parkway at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, April 13 south of Exit M5 in Hempstead.  During an investigation, the trooper was seated in the driver’s seat of the cruiser which was stopped in the southbound left lane with the emergency lights activated, the New York State Police said. A vehicle operated by a 17-year-old driver struck the cruiser in the rear and the trooper was taken to the hospital for non-life thr…
Measles Outbreak: Cases Surpass 2023 Numbers, NY Among Dozens Of States Reporting Sickness Measles Outbreak: Cases Surpass 2023 Numbers, NY Among Dozens Of States Reporting Sickness
Measles Outbreak: Cases Surpass 2023 Numbers, NY Among Dozens Of States Reporting Sickness Less than a month since a case of measles showed up outside of New York City, the number of cases has more than doubled across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Friday, April 12, the CDC announced that the total number of measles cases in the US in 2024 has reached 121 — far surpassing last year’s number of 58 — with cases being reported in 18 states and jurisdictions, including New York State. The update comes after a Nassau County child under the age of 5 was announced as the state’s first measles case to be reported outside of New York C…
Construction Alert - Northern State Parkway Stretch To Close: Here's When, Where Construction Alert - Northern State Parkway Stretch To Close: Here's When, Where
Construction Alert - Northern State Parkway Stretch To Close: Here's When, Where Transportation officials announced a new set of closures on the Northern State Parkway on Long Island that will last for weeks. Beginning on Monday, April 15, and lasting for around seven weeks, the eastbound Northern State Parkway will be closed between the Meadowbrook State Parkway and the Wantagh State Parkway in Westbury, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. The closures will occur overnight, with one eastbound lane closing at 9 p.m. and the rest of the eastbound lanes closing at 10 p.m. NYSDOT said lanes will open back up at 5 a.m. During the planned closur…
Alleged IHOP Oil Thief Arrested On Long Island, Police Say Alleged IHOP Oil Thief Arrested On Long Island, Police Say
Alleged IHOP Oil Thief Arrested On Long Island, Police Say A Queens man was nabbed for attempting to steal used cooking oil from two Long Island businesses, authorities said. The Oceanside incident occurred on Wednesday, April 10, according to Nassau County Police. It was just before 3:30 a.m. at the IHOP located at 2971 Long Beach Road when authorities allegedly caught 27-year-old Jahquay Rowe attempting to take the restaurant’s cooking oil. Rowe, who is from Flushing, Queens, reportedly had parked a box truck right next to the eatery’s cooking oil containers and was arrested. Nassau County Police said Rowe is also behind a similar crime tha…
Rite Aid Announces Additional Long Island Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy Rite Aid Announces Additional Long Island Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy
Rite Aid Announces Additional Long Island Store Closures After Declaring Bankruptcy Rite Aid has announced new store closures after the struggling pharmacy chain filed for bankruptcy in the fourth quarter of 2023. Shortly after declaring bankruptcy, Rite Aid announced 154 store closures, with 20 in New York, and 14 on Long Island. In a filing on Tuesday, April 9, the company said 17 more stores, including three in New York (with two on Long Island) are now slated for closure. Rite Aid currently has 2,000 stores and about 44,000 employees. The Long Island stores slated for closure (with the newly announced closures in bold) are: 283 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntingto…
Long Island Nurse, Former Marine Reservist Faked COVID Vax Cards: USAO Long Island Nurse, Former Marine Reservist Faked COVID Vax Cards: USAO
Long Island Nurse, Former Marine Reservist Faked COVID Vax Cards: Usao Two people – including a nurse from Long Island – have been given their prison sentences for running a scheme, peddling faked COVID-19 vaccination cards. Queens man Jia Liu, age 28, faced his 21-month sentence for the scheme on Friday, April 5, according to the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. Alongside Steven Rodriguez, a 29-year-old nurse from Long Beach, the two men conspired to steal, forge, sell, and distribute COVID-19 vaccination cards to hundreds of unvaccinated people between March 2021 and February 2022.  Original Story - COVID-19…
'Warrior' LI Student Who Survived Chimpanzee Attack Now Dominates At Wrestling Competition 'Warrior' LI Student Who Survived Chimpanzee Attack Now Dominates At Wrestling Competition
'Warrior' LI Student Who Survived Chimpanzee Attack Now Dominates At Wrestling Competition A Long Island teen who, as a child, narrowly survived a chimpanzee attack in his native Central Africa is now showing his resilience by making a name for himself in high school wrestling. When Dunia Sibomana Rodriguez was only 6, his life was forever changed. Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he traveled into Virunga National Park to play with his brother and cousin one day when the trio was attacked by a chimpanzee. Sibomana Rodriguez’s younger brother and cousin were killed in attack and the 6-year-old suffered severe injuries to his lips and face. In 2015, rangers from …
Burlington Adding 2 Stores In Suffolk County Burlington Adding 2 Stores In Suffolk County
Burlington Adding Stores On Long Island, In Capital Region Attention shoppers: Burlington is expanding its footprint in New York. The discount retailer, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory, is set to open three new stores on Long Island and one in the Capital Region this spring, the company announced on its website. Below are the locations and expected opening dates for the new stores: Albany County – Colonie on Friday, May 3 Nassau County – Oceanside on Friday, July 12 Suffolk County – Selden on Friday, April 19 and Riverhead on Friday, July 26 Specific addresses for the new locations were not immediately available. Founded in 1972, Burli…
Duo Shot 8-Year-Old In Drive-By Attack On Medford Home, DA Says Duo Shot 8-Year-Old In Drive-By Attack On Medford Home, DA Says
Duo Shot 8-Year-Old In Drive-By Attack On Medford Home, DA Says Two alleged gang members have been formally charged in connection with a drive-by shooting at a Long Island home that injured a child. Ersen Kumas, age 19, of Middle Island, was arraigned on assault and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, April 4. Prosecutors said Kumas and 22-year-old Anthony Peña, of Coram – both alleged members of the Gorilla Stone Blood Gang – took part in a drive-by shooting at a Medford home located on Cedar Avenue early on July 26, 2023. At around 1:30 a.m., the men, joined by an unidentified third suspect, fired multiple shots into the residence, s…
$30K Gambling Scam: Man Nabbed For Scheme On Long Island $30K Gambling Scam: Man Nabbed For Scheme On Long Island
$30K Gambling Scam: Man Nabbed For Scheme On Long Island A Brooklyn man was caught and arrested for attempting to scam a Long Island woman out of tens of thousands of dollars, police said. It happened on Monday, April 1 in Mineola, according to Nassau County Police. On that day, a 57-year-old woman was contacted by the alleged scammer, who claimed to be a Microsoft employee. He told the victim that she had a $30,000 gambling charge on her account. Then, a short time later, another man called the victim, this time claiming to be from Chase Fraud Prevention. Police said that the second caller persuaded the woman to take out the $30,000 in cas…
East Moriches Among Dozens Of Suffolk County Schools Recognized At NAMM Foundation Awards East Moriches Among Dozens Of Suffolk County Schools Recognized At NAMM Foundation Awards
East Moriches Among Dozens Of Suffolk County Schools Recognized At Namm Foundation Awards Out of the 975 districts across the nation honored for having outstanding music education programs, approximately 60 Long Island were selected and bestowed with the award. Dozens of school districts on Long Island were awarded by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation for having the Best Community For Music Education (BCME). Now in its 25th year, the foundation’s BCME award “celebrates outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education.” Nine hundred and seventy-five school…
New Earthquake Update: Shaking Felt Across Long Island, 'No Major Incidents' New Earthquake Update: Shaking Felt Across Long Island, 'No Major Incidents'
New Earthquake Update: Shaking Felt Across Long Island, 'No Major Incidents' The shaking from a 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit New York and most of the Northeast was felt throughout Long Island. Earlier report - 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast Long Islanders were in for a shock when, at 10:23 a.m. on Friday, April 5, many felt the waves of the quake that originated in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in the borough of Lebanon, according to the US Geological Survey. Suffolk County Executive Edward Romaine confirmed just before noon that “no major incidents” were recorded in the county following the quake; similarly, Nassau County Executive …
Solar Eclipse: How NYers Can Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade' Solar Eclipse: How NYers Can Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade'
Solar Eclipse: How NYers Can Keep Furry Friends Safe During 'Astronomy Event Of Decade' Ahead of the upcoming total solar eclipse – dubbed the astronomy event of the decade – pet owners should also be prepared. The total solar eclipse, slotted to occur on Monday, April 8, will follow a path of totality across just 15 states on the eastern side of the United States, including much of western and upstate New York. Between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. that day, the moon will pass between the sun and the earth, blocking out all light for a few minutes for those in the zone of totality – which includes Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Lake Placid, and Plattsburgh. Places farther away…
Man Found Dead Behind Building In Brentwood Man Found Dead Behind Building In Brentwood
Man Found Dead Behind Building In Brentwood An investigation is underway after a man was found dead on Long Island. The discovery was made behind a building in Brentwood, located at 345 Washington Ave., just after noon on Wednesday, April 3. The preliminary investigation and exam were inconclusive regarding the cause of death, Suffolk County Police said. The identity of the man and a cause of death will be determined by an autopsy by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Squad detectives at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.  Check back…
Jackpot! $2M Powerball Prize Claimed By Huntington LLC Jackpot! $2M Powerball Prize Claimed By Huntington LLC
Jackpot! $2M Powerball Prize Claimed By Huntington LLC A limited liability company (LLC) on Long Island hit a massive jackpot after taking a chance on a Powerball ticket. The 3317 Holdings LLC of Huntington claimed a $2 million Powerball Powerplay prize for matching the first five numbers drawn on Oct. 2, 2023, New York Lottery said. When purchased, the optional $1 Powerplay feature automatically doubles the $1 million second prize to $2 million. The winning ticket was purchased in Orange County in Newburgh, at the Smokes 4 Less located at 59 North Plank Road. Lottery officials said the LLC received a single lump sum payment of $1.3 million a…
Make The Whole Place Shimmer: Taylor Swift Laser Show Planned In Patchogue Make The Whole Place Shimmer: Taylor Swift Laser Show Planned In Patchogue
Taylor Swift Laser Show Planned In Patchogue Swifties, rejoice: a performing arts center on Long Island has plans to put on a Taylor-themed laser show. Fans looking for something to do this summer — that doesn’t involve re-watching the Eras Tour film — can turn to “Taylor Shines - The Laser Spectacular,” hosted by Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA), located at 71 East Main Street in Patchogue. Led by the theater’s DJ Tiff and DJ JC, the event (scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 1) will feature all things Taylor combined with the fun of a laser and light show. In the event's description, PTPA wrote that guests should be ready …
Long-Duration Storm: Be Ready For Wintry Mix, Power Outages, Flooding, Hochul Warns NYers Long-Duration Storm: Be Ready For Wintry Mix, Power Outages, Flooding, Hochul Warns NYers
Long-Duration Storm: Be Ready For Wintry Mix, Power Outages, Flooding, Hochul Warns NYers Ahead of an upcoming storm system expected to last several nights, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is urging residents across the state to prepare for snow, heavy rains, power outages, and flooding.  According to the latest predictions, the storm is expected to arrive in the Hudson Valley, Capital Region, and Long Island on Tuesday, April 2, and continue through Thursday night, April 4, bringing poor travel conditions and likely power outages along with it, Hochul announced.  Related Report - Strengthening Nor'easter Will Bring Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds, Up To 2 Feet Of Snow In Spo…
West Babylon Man 'Poisoned' Prominent Transgender Activist, 'Pose' Star Who OD'd: Feds West Babylon Man 'Poisoned' Prominent Transgender Activist, 'Pose' Star Who OD'd: Feds
Duo Charged In Death Of Transgender Activist Cecilia Gentili Two New York men are facing federal charges in the death of a prominent transgender activist, performer, and author. Long Island resident Antonio Venti, age 52, of West Babylon and Michael Kuilan, age 44, of Brooklyn, were arraigned on a four-count indictment in Brooklyn federal court on Monday, April 1. Prosecutors said Venti and Kuilan sold heroin laced with fentanyl to Cecilia Gentili. NYPD officers responded to the 52-year-old’s Brooklyn home on Feb. 6 following a 911 call from her partner. Gentili was found dead in her bedroom. An autopsy determined that she died from the combined eff…
Ex-Principal Lied About Relationship With Student, Faked Job Applications On Long Island: DA Ex-Principal Lied About Relationship With Student, Faked Job Applications On Long Island: DA
Ex-Principal Lied About Relationship With Student, Faked Job Applications On Long Island: DA The former principal of a Long Island middle school has been charged with faking her employment application, leaving out that she had her license suspended years prior for having a relationship with a student. Jessica Bader, who was previously known as Jessica Zimbler, faced her arraignment on Monday, April 1, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Bader, age 52 from Nesconset, applied for a position as the Director of Humanities at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District (OBENCSD) in March 2022, the DA’s Office said. She was hired two months later. In July 2023, she…
Easter Sunday Home Invasion: Suspects On Run After Person Shot Twice In Sayville Easter Sunday Home Invasion: Suspects On Run After Person Shot Twice In Sayville
Easter Sunday Home Invasion In Sayville: Suspect On Run Two suspects are at large following an apparent targeted home invasion on Long Island in which a person was shot two times. Two masked men, one with a handgun, entered through an unlocked side door of the residence located on Greenbrier Lane at approximately 11:40 p.m. Sunday, March 31, Suffolk County Police said. A small gathering was taking place inside, and the men stole cell phones, jewelry, and cash from the people in attendance.  As the men were exiting through the side door, they encountered a man who was about to enter the house.  The burglar with the…
Serial Drug Store Burglars Nabbed On Long Island: Police Serial Drug Store Burglars Nabbed On Long Island: Police
Serial Drug Store Burglars Nabbed On Long Island: Police A pair of men from New York City were arrested in connection to a slew of drug store burglaries across Long Island, police said. Nassau County Police officers said that the two men — 22-year-old Kyle Morgan and 19-year-old Tyrone Owens, Jr — were arrested during a traffic stop in Freeport on the night of Thursday, March 28. At about 9 p.m. that night, the two had previously been spotted at the Walgreens in North Bellmore, located at 703 Newbridge Road. After going inside the store, Morgan (who is from the Bronx) allegedly walked into an “Employees Only” section, where he grabbed various…
Hotel Torture: Lindenhurst Man Burned Women With Iron For Sleeping During Massage, Jury Finds Hotel Torture: Lindenhurst Man Burned Women With Iron For Sleeping During Massage, Jury Finds
Hotel Torture: Lindenhurst Man Burned Women With Iron For Sleeping During Massage, Jury Finds A Long Island jury convicted a man for subjecting two women to hours of torture that included beatings and burns with a hot iron. Johnathan Wright, age 34, of Lindenhurst, was found guilty of assault, witness tampering, and more than three dozen other charges in Suffolk County Court on Thursday, March 28. Prosecutors said Wright was staying at a Ronkonkoma hotel with two women, one of whom suffered from mental disabilities, on July 21, 2021. He became enraged when the women fell asleep while giving him a back massage. Wright choked and punched the victims in their faces and bodies and atte…
Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Long Island, More: Indictment Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Long Island, More: Indictment
Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Long Island, More: Indictment A Florida man allegedly commandeered doctors’ credentials so that he could run a scheme of ordering and issuing prescriptions for drugs like Oxycodone across Long Island and the country, officials said. The Nassau County District Attorney announced the indictment of 21-year-old Devin Anthony Magarian, who is from Kissimmee, Florida, on Tuesday, March 26. Earlier Report - Florida Man Hacked Doctor's Info, Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: DA Magarian is allegedly the leader in an elaborate conspiracy that hacked the e-prescribing credentials of doctors across…
Ex-Nurse Accused Of Slamming Newborn Down At West Islip Hospital Dodges Criminal Charges Ex-Nurse Accused Of Slamming Newborn Down At West Islip Hospital Dodges Criminal Charges
Ex-Nurse Accused Of Slamming Newborn Down At West Islip Hospital Dodges Criminal Charges A former nurse at a Long Island hospital will dodge criminal charges after allegedly being caught on video slamming down a 2-day-old infant in his bassinet. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office has dropped its case against 30-year-old Amanda Burke, a former NICU nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. “Unfortunately, despite the disturbing video which captured the incident in this case, the New York State Department of Licensing found the defendant did not act with gross negligence,” a Suffolk County DA spokesperson told Daily Voice. “As such, we could not prove the ch…