A Long Island physician has been charged in the deaths of two patients who overdosed on Oxycodone last year, federal prosecutors announced this morning.Additionally, the doctor's former office assistant has been hit with charges alleging that he was involved in the unlawful distribution of the dange ... More >>
Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies dropped the hammer on the illegal prescription drug trafficking biz this morning in a sweep that netted nearly 100 arrests, including two doctors and one nurse practitioner.The most arrests occurred on Staten Island, where law enforcement officials s ... More >>
If you live on Long Island, there's a pretty good chance that you absolutely love drugs -- and we're not talking about weed, we're talking about real drugs like heroin, Oxycontin, and other opiates.In response to last year's "Father's Day Pharmacy Massacre" -- during which a pill junky murdered four ... More >>
Full disclosure: we're not cat people. They're rude, cocky, and bring nothing to the table. That said, we acknowledge that cats are living things and we would never do anything to harm one. The same can not be said about some sick creep in Long Island, who recently shot a cat with a bow and arrow. T ... More >>
In New York City, 357 drivers were arrested in 2011 for being under the influence of drugs -- up from 81 ten years prior. That's more than a 300 percent increase.
That's why Sen. Chuck Schumer is making a funding push to crackdown on "drugged driving" through new on-site technologies that would id ... More >>
Laffer's mugshotWhile in jail for allegedly killing four people at a pharmacy in Medford, Long Island, last month, David Laffer, who hit the pharmacy in search of pills for himself and his wife, Melinda Brady, became concerned about his upcoming jury duty -- he'd been called to serve starting ... More >>
The killing over the weekend of four people at a Long Island pharmacy was all to steal painkillers, which the suspected gunman David Laffer's wife says were for her. "He was doing it because he lost his job and I was sick," she said as she was moved from a Suffolk County police station yester ... More >>
Last weekend rallies were held in all 50 states in support of the teachers' union in Wisconsin. And at the Wisconsin state capitol, at least 70,000 people came out on Saturday to protest Governor Walker's attempt to break the union.
Sounds like a big deal, right? Hundreds of thousands of people tur ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Long Island occult-pop five-piece Twin Sister have all the colorful makings of being the next weirdo art-swirl cult smash--that cold-yet-comforting croon, those wet washes of creepy reverb and drone ... More >>