A large flash of light filled the night sky south of East Moriches just after 8:30 p.m. on July 17, 1996.
In seconds, 212 passengers and 18 crew members aboard TWA Flight 800, an international flight from John F. Kennedy airport bound for Paris, were killed as the plane exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
A “blue-green algae” bloom has been confirmed in Peconic Lake in Calverton and in Marratooka Pond in Mattituck, according to the Suffolk County Health Department, which is urging people not to swim or wade in these waters. READ
A seven-year-old federal lawsuit filed by a company seeking to build a go-kart track in Calverton may be on the verge of a settlement. READ
Two men were shot outside the Calverton Hills apartment complex early this morning, Suffolk County police said. READ
With just a few dozen people in attendance, U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. John Prince’s burial Friday at Calverton National Cemetery seemed atypical for someone killed in combat.
The small gathering of relatives and strangers was unusual for a military funeral, during which long processions often follow grieving parents or spouses into the cemetery.
But for Mr. Prince, a Queens native who died over 70 years ago during World War II, that type of service was never possible. His remains were discovered only last summer in a mass grave on Betio Island in the central Pacific, along with those of more than 30 other soldiers.
A type of cicada that has only appeared in a few states was recently spotted at Wildwood State Park in Wading River.
Luminati Aerospace isn’t just building unmanned aerial vehicles at the Enterprise Park at Calverton. The company is also building an amphibious aircraft.
A Wading River man was arrested on a felony charge Saturday after driving drunk and under the influence of drugs with a 6-year-old passenger before crashing his vehicle in Calverton, according to a press release.