Long Island teen gets college degree before graduating from high school
Bryan Diaz-Ximello is the first in his family to ever earn a college degree, and he hasn't even graduated from Longwood High School yet.
Rapper Fetty Wap sentenced to 6 years on federal drug charges
Back in August, the rapper pleaded guilty to a conspiracy drug charge admitting to participating in drug trafficking that brought illegal substances from the West Coast to Long Island.
Suffolk County legislator proposes legal action to curb migrant arrival
Legislator Kevin McCaffrey plans to hire an outside counsel to explore what can be done to prevent migrants from coming into Suffolk County.
Suffolk County lawmakers come out against housing migrants
The Presiding Officer of Suffolk County, Kevin McCaffrey, said the legislature there will block any plans New York City has to send migrants to hotels in their county.
Arrest made in fatal shooting on LIRR train, more than a year later
The Suffolk County Police Department says the 20-year-old suspect was arrested Thursday on a murder charge.
Suffolk police officer makes miraculous recovery after being shot
A Suffolk Police officer was released from the hospital just a week after getting shot in the upper thigh during a confrontation with an alleged gang member.
New York beach ranks third as one of the nation's best in annual report
A professor known as “Dr. Beach,” has rated beaches and coastal areas throughout the world. Hawaii placed three beaches on this year's list, more than any other state. Florida was next with two.
NYC migrant crisis: Riverhead residents divided over housing asylum seekers
Residents have mixed feelings on whether Riverhead should help New York City lighten the load by housing hundreds of asylum seekers.
From Straight A's to the ballot: Long Island student runs for Board of Ed.
Quinn Bedell has just about 24 hours to convince his community to elect him as the newest member of the West Islip School Board.
Police officer shot in Coram, Suffolk County
A Suffolk County Police officer is in stable condition after being shot in the thigh by a robbery suspect on Thursday afternoon.
Long Island teen's allergic reaction allegedly mistaken for drug use by school officials: Family
Arianna Varghese says her junior prom turned into a nightmare when staff at her school mistook a severe allergic reaction for drug use.
Long Island school district accused of turning its back on bullying
New allegations against the Central Islip School District accuse officials of allowing a 13-year-old girl to be bullied with repeated threats that led her to have suicidal thoughts.
Suffolk County drug, weapons trafficking bust nets 21 arrests
Police say some of the 21 people arrested are alleged members of the Nine Trey Bloods gang.
Huntington Hospital offering nutritional care to disadvantaged patients
Huntington Hospital is taking a proactive approach to promote health and healing by offering discharged patients a bag of nutritious food through its Food as Health program.
Central Islip School District sued over failure to protect student from bullying
An alleged epidemic of violence and bullying in and around Long Island schools has led some parents to file lawsuits in order to make the schools a safer place for students.
Major cybersecurity flaws led to Suffolk County ransomware attack: Officials
According to a forensic report, criminal actors gained entry to Suffolk County Clerk servers through a vulnerability in the office before launching a full-blown attack against the county
Riverhead zero-tolerance policy aims to crack down on quality-of-life crimes
The town’s leaders hope to limit certain types of behaviors that could be offensive toward others such as urinating in public, smoking weed near children's play areas and aggressive panhandling.
Inmate starts fire on Rikers Island, oil smuggling: Here are this week's top stories
This week the NYPD arrested a suspect for shooting a rookie cop, there was a fire on Rikers Island, and a man was arrested for stealing cooking oil.
Man arrested for stealing cooking oil from local Chick-fil-A
After nearly 3 months, Suffolk County Police arrested Hector Castrol-Espinal, 23, for stealing cooking oil from Chick-fil-A in Huntington Station.
Man sentenced for sexually assaulting 10-year-old in Long Island parking lot
Investigators said the child screamed and banged on the windows as she tried to fight him off, getting the attention of a passerby.