Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man has been arrested for drugged driving in a head-on crash, injuring a woman who had an infant in her car in Shoreham on Tuesday morning, Suffolk County police said.Denis Karachopan was driving his BMW westbound on Route 25A when he crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and hit an eastbound Nissan shortly after 11 a.m., police said. Officers found the 24-year-old man to be under the influence of drugs, police said.The woman and her 3-week old baby were taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where the woman was treated for serious injuries. The baby was not injured.Karachopan was charged with driving while impaired by drugs, heroin possession and possession of a hyperdermic needle. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Listen, I get it.You’re tired of watching the dang Harlem Shake video of dang Harlem Shake videos.Some of you (Sal) don’t even find the humor in it.Yet, we left it up for like 83 days.Why?Because I was sick.And because I hadn’t yet found a video of a bunch of goats screaming their little goat faces off.Thanks to Scott, I am now complete.And now YOU can witness goats in all of their terrified-human-like screaming glory.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was shot and wounded in Roosevelt on Friday night, Nassau County police said.Officers responded to a call of shots fired on Westerfield Avenue where they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm at 11:19 p.m.., police said.The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for a non life threatening injury.Special Investigations Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Have you seen this suspect?Suffolk County police released a sketch Friday of suspect that authorities said is wanted for sexually assaulting a woman in Brentwood last week.Police said the man in the sketch began speaking to the victim in Spanish while she was walking on Grouse Drive at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.The woman ran away, but fell on ice in the roadway. The man then sexually assaulted the woman and fled the area, police said.Investigators described the suspect as a Hispanic man, 5-feet, 6-inches tall, chubby, between 30 and 40 years old with a full black mustache and thinning black hair. He was wearing a brown Carhartt jacket with blue jeans and work boots.Third Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631-854-8352 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
A potential Nor’easter could briefly interrupt the first full week of spring and dump several inches of snow on Long Island Tuesday into Wednesday, forecasters said.The National Weather Service in Upton is monitoring the path of the storm, but at this point forecasters believe the coastal storm will remain far enough south that it won’t directly hit the Island. That means snowfall amounts could come in between 2-3 inches across most of Nassau and Suffolk counties, and up to 4 inches in the East End. “We’re not looking at what we call a significant snowfall” which is considered six inches or more, said NWS meteorologist Brian Ciemnecki. But the forecast could change significantly depending on the track of the storm. Tuesday’s forecast calls for a 50-percent chance of light snow after 1 p.m. with temperatures hovering above freezing. The likelihood of precipitation is greater from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday, with snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible, forecasters said. Wednesday is expected to be breezy with mostly sunny skies later in the day and temps in the high 30s. The mercury is expected to dip into the low 20s in the evening. Temperatures should kick back into the 40s on Thursday and remain in the 50s the rest of the week. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man and woman were killed when their vehicle was rear-ended by a driver who was allegedly high on drugs in their hometown of Lynbrook on Monday night, Nassau County police said.John Aniano, 25, was speeding in his Mercedes Benz westbound on Sunrise Highway when he crashed into the back of a Toyota, which then veered into the opposite lane of traffic, where it collided with another vehicle at 8:13 p.m., according to investigators.The driver of the Toyota, 42-year-old John Jones, was taken to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, where he died. His passenger, Sharon Rene Long, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the third vehicle was treated for non-life threatening injuries.Aniano, who is also from Lynbrook, was taken to a local hospital for a leg injury. Homicide Squad detectives alleged that he was found to be under the influence of drugs and two prescription bottles were found in his vehicle, police said. Detectives impounded the suspect’s vehicle while the investigation is continuing.Aniano was charged with two counts second-degree manslaughter, two counts second-degree vehicular manslaughter and driving while ability impaired. He will be arraigned as soon as medically practical, police said.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A dog that appears to have been choked to death, tied up and burned was found stuffed in a black plastic garbage bag in Central Islip this week, Suffolk County authorities said.The young female Pit Bull was found hog-tied with wire cable with burns on the inside of her mouth on Audwin Road at 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to Suffolk County SPCA investigators.A necropsy was performed on the dog, but the results were inconclusive, authorities said.A $2,000.00 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.Suffolk County SPCA investigators ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The owners and operators of a Commack rental complex allegedly discriminated against African American rental applicatnts by misrepresenting the availability of apartments in the predominantly white community, according to a federal lawsuit.The superintendent of the 107-unit Mayfair Garden Apartments allegedly discouraged African Americans from renting apartments by misrepresenting the availability of apartments, not showing available apartments and misrepresenting the dates apartments were available to rent, the suit claimed. Such practices are known as “redlining.”“When white testers inquired about apartments, they were provided assistance, encouragement, and accurate information,” said Fred Freiberg, executive director of the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a Manhattan-based nonprofit advocacy group that is one of the plaintiffs. “In contrast, African American testers were greeted with a mélange of misrepresentations to discourage and exclude them.”FHJC and Syosset-based ERASE Racism filed the complaint against Empire Management America Corporation and Square Realty Group at federal court in Manhattan, where the two companies are based. It also names the complex superintendent, who was unavailable for comment. Attorneys for the companies could not immediately be reached for comment.The companies are accused of racial discrimination in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act and the Suffolk County Human Rights Law. The plaintiffs are seeking future compliance with fair housing laws, unspecified monetary damages and attorney’s fees.The plaintiffs jointly funded and sponsored the investigation, in which several teams of comparably qualified African American and white testers posing as prospective renters inquired about apartments at the complex last year. The suit is the latest in a series of such cases that the advocacy groups have filed using the technique.“Discrimination is not an idea of the past,” said Elaine Gross, president of ERASE Racism. “As I stand here today, in 2015, we are still engaged in a fight to overcome discrimination and make fair housing a reality on Long Island, the 10th most racially segregated metropolitan region in the country.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Emporium, a popular bar and music venue in the heart of downtown Patchogue, abruptly closed its doors Friday.No reason was publicly stated for the closure, a message on the venue’s website gave no clues and its Facebook page appears to have been disabled. It was still advertising upcoming events for this month, including a beer festival and a charity concert, as of Thursday evening.“Out of business,” the website states. “The Emporium is officially closed. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.”The venue, which hosted a mix of big name and up-and-coming hip hop, rock and cover acts, was semi-regularly in the news over its nearly five years in existence.Last fall, it hosted a campaign rally for then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, triggering protests nearby.In February 2016, a rapper from Ohio was arrested for allegedly firing a gun outside The Emporium after he opened for the hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.In March 2016, a co-owner, Frank Profeta, testified at the federal corruption trial of ex-Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Ed Walsh.And one of the venue’s other co-owners, Timothy Lorito, filed a lawsuit against Suffolk County police officers that he accused of beating him after bouncers ejected an officers’ son from the club in 2013. That suit is pending in Central Islip federal court, records show.Profeta did not respond to a request for comment. In a statement issued Monday, Lorito blamed “differences in agreement between its owners and partners” for the closure.“I would like to thank our patrons for five wonderful years of serving the Long Island community with great live entertainment,” he said. “Let it be known that I have worked only in the capacity as a silent partner for the past eight months, and apologize for any inconvenience this closure has caused for those who had organized upcoming events, as the properties landlord is responsible for deposit returns on all cancellations as per our contract. I hope that any issues can be resolved, and these events relocated.”
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Gina RagusaEvery April, credit unions rally for National Financial Literacy month, but are their efforts effective?Do consumers really listen (or care to listen) to the wealth of knowledge or does the information fall on deaf ears?Credit Unions Online polled several credit unions about this annual event, asking if members seem to be absorbing the message and what they are doing to spread the word.“I think financial literacy month is effective in a variety of ways,” says Kara Wenzl, marketing specialist, San Francisco Federal Credit Union ($938.5 million, San Francisco, CA). “First, it grows awareness of financial literacy as a cause that can be donated to or volunteered for by members and the community. Secondly, it gives San Francisco FCU and other credit unions the opportunity to highlight products and services they offer that can help members with their financial education.”Jessica Pope, sales and marketing specialist at People’s Credit Union ($388 million, Middletown, RI) says that the month gives the credit union a chance to make financial goal attainment fun. continue reading »