06/13/14 11:45am
Trendell Walker is led by police out of his arraignment in Riverhead town court Friday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Trendell Walker is led by police out of his arraignment in Riverhead town court Friday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A two-time felon who had avoided police for nearly a month was arrested by police this week after he allegedly violated an order of protection and attacked a woman at a Riverhead bar, authorities said. (more…)

06/12/14 3:38pm
Police at the scene of the fatal hit and run on Route 58 near Woodcrest Avenue in  July 2013. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

Police at the scene of the fatal hit and run on Route 58 near Woodcrest Avenue in July 2013. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)

With just five days left in the New York State Assembly session, North Fork and East End lawmakers are making a last-minute push to drum up support for bills that would increase penalties for hit-and-run drivers who flee the scene of serious accidents.

Those bills — including one co-sponsored by the North Fork’s assemblyman, Anthony Palumbo — are currently stalled in committee, where they have sat since January. The legislators say they have until Tuesday to get a bill out of the committee and onto the floor for a full Assembly vote. (more…)

06/12/14 3:36pm
Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton. (Credit: File)

Riley Avenue Elementary School in Calverton. (Credit: File)

Riley Avenue Elementary School was on lockdown Thursday morning after someone discovered what appeared to be an explosive inside a home nearby, Riverhead Town police said.

The “explosive” — which was discovered as the house of a deceased relative was being cleaned out — appeared to be an old smoke grenade and posed no danger, said Lt. Kevin Burke of the Suffolk County bomb squad.

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06/12/14 11:57am
The former Long Island Beagle Club off Edwards Avenue in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The former Long Island Beagle Club off Edwards Avenue in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski said he heard the Calverton community “loud and clear” Wednesday night: don’t use the Beagle Club property as Long Island ABATE’s home.

So, it won’t happen.

(more…)

06/11/14 8:00am
An advocacy group launched a campaign called "Humanity is the New Black" after the popular Netflix showed filmed there. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

An advocacy group launched a campaign called “Humanity is the New Black” after the popular Netflix showed filmed at the Suffolk County jail in Riverhead. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Conditions at the Riverside jail aren’t what they seem on the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.”

According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, which filed a lawsuit against Suffolk County two years ago, they’re much worse.  (more…)

06/09/14 1:00pm

A Riverside woman was scammed out of $970 in cash and roughly $1,400 in jewelry after two women convinced her that if she turned over her ID and other belongings she could collect winnings from a lottery ticket, Southampton Town police said.

The woman was approached by the scammers at noon last Tuesday at the victim’s home in Riverside, police said. The two asked to use the victim’s ID, claiming that they had a winning lottery ticket and needed to cash in, according to the report.

The scammers then talked the victim into handing over the cash and jewelry as part of the scam and ran off, police said.

Detectives are investigating the incident, according to the incident report.

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