01/22/15 8:00am
01/22/2015 8:00 AM
Tristan and his mother Raven Krueger leave their home on Twomey Avenue Wednesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Tristin and his mother Raven Krueger leave their home on Twomey Avenue Wednesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

On Wednesday morning, Raven Krueger of Calverton took her son Tristin to Stony Brook University Hospital for chemotherapy. It’s a routine the family has been forced to repeat twice a month since the teen was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in December 2013, just before his 17th birthday.

After this particular treatment, however, the Kruegers did not have a home to return to.

On Saturday, Tristin, now 18, was with his two older brothers in their Twomey Avenue home when they heard what sounded like gunshots. The noise came from shotgun shells exploding in the attic, where a fire had erupted. (more…)

11/13/14 3:33pm

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Update, 4:10 p.m.: A mother and her adult daughter escaped from their burning condo unharmed, according to Riverhead Police.

The fire is believed to have started in the chimney shortly before 3 p.m.

Just about an hour later, most of the flames had been extinguished by fire volunteers that had responded to the scene. (more…)

10/23/14 6:00pm
10/23/2014 6:00 PM
Amberlynn (left) and Lyn Fountaine posed for photos at Lyn's graduation this year, just two days after her father was injured in the fire. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Amberlynn (left) and Lyn Fountaine posed for photos at Lyn’s graduation this year, just two days after her father was injured in the fire. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Four months after a fire destroyed the Fountaine family’s home in Northampton, friends and neighbors are coming together to raise funds through a Chinese auction and dinner event called “Love Thy Neighbor.”

One day before the event, the dinner has already sold out of nearly all 250 of its $50 tickets. (more…)

07/22/14 10:52am
07/22/2014 10:52 AM
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A fire gutted a home on Dogwood Drive in Wading River Tuesday morning. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A Wading River woman and her family’s two dogs were rescued from a structure fire that “significantly” damaged a Dogwood Drive home this morning.

About 60 fire personnel from seven different departments responded to the two-story home shortly after 8:20 a.m., Wading River fire officials and Riverhead Town police said at the scene.   (more…)

04/27/14 5:33pm
04/27/2014 5:33 PM
On Monday morning, the crashed truck of Ronald Diachun still remained crunched into the tree he hit while fleeing to get help Saturday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

On Monday morning, the crashed truck of Ronald Diachun still remained crunched into the tree he hit while fleeing to get help Saturday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The owner of a mobile home that caught fire on Peconic Bay Blvd. in Laurel Saturday night crashed his vehicle into a tree while attempting to leave the scene for help, Southold Town police said.

Laurel resident Ronald Diachun, 55, crashed his 1991 Chevrolet after the fire sparked at around 7:50 p.m., police said. The Mattituck Fire Department transported Mr. Diachun to Peconic Bay Medical Center to be treated for his injuries, officials said.

The fire department found the trailer fully engulfed in flames and firefighters put the fire out, police said.

No other information about the incident or Mr. Diachun’s injuries were immediately available.

Police said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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A mobile home trailer was fully engulfed in flames Saturday night. (Credit: Google Maps image)

03/01/14 3:15pm
03/01/2014 3:15 PM
Wading River Deli will donate the proceeds from sales made this Sunday to the Dalecki family, who lose their Wading River home in a fire earlier this month. (Paul Squire photo)

Wading River Deli will donate the proceeds from sales made this Sunday to the Dalecki family, who lose their Wading River home in a fire earlier this month. (Paul Squire photo)

If you find yourself hankering for a hero this weekend then stop by Wading River Deli, whose owners plan to donate the proceeds made from each purchase between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday to the family of Jean and George Dalecki, who lost their Wading River home in a fire earlier this month. (more…)