02/16/15 10:57am
02/16/2015 10:57 AM
Danielle Lawrence (Facebook)

Danielle Lawrence (Credit: Facebook)

Teachers at Riverhead High School remember Danielle Lawrence as a kind, sweet and talented girl who always had a smile on her face.

“She was the type of student that you wish you can have 10 of them just like her in your class,” said math teacher Athena Angerhauser. (more…)

02/16/15 5:09am
Police investigate the scene at 27 12th Street Monday morning following a double-murder and suicide. (Credit: Joe Pinciaro)

Police investigate the scene at 27 12th Street Monday morning following a double-murder and suicide. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

One by one they left the Wildwood Acres Pavilion and headed up Hulse Avenue Monday night, lit candles in hand.

Braving temperatures well below freezing, approximately 70 friends and neighbors walked the few short blocks to the home on 12th Street where Tanya and Danielle Lawrence had been killed nearly 24 hours earlier.

The 43-year-old mother and her 17-year-old daughter were shot dead by Ms. Lawrence’s boyfriend, 44-year-old Thomas Calhoun, who then turned the gun on himself. Danielle was most likely shot coming to the aide of her injured mother, investigators said.  (more…)

02/15/15 3:55pm
02/15/2015 3:55 PM

A Riverhead man was arrested on drunken driving charges Sunday after he was caught driving erratically in Mattituck with his 11-month-old child in the car, according to a police press release.

Valentin Garcia, 29, of was driving westbound on Road 48 shortly before 2 a.m. when police observed him changing his lane of travel in an unsafe manner, Southold Town police said.

After he was pulled over, police found him to be intoxicated, officials said.

Mr. Garcia was charged with DWI Leandra’s Law, a felony, and several traffic violations, police said.