Real estate developer Gary Melius was stepping into his Mercedes shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Monday at Oheka Castle, the sprawling Long Island estate Melius turned into a high-end hotel, when a masked gunman approached and opened fire. According to police, a family member rushed Melius to Syosset ... More >>
Fear not, Jamba Juice patrons of Long Island. Police have arrested the man suspected in last week's Jamba Juice robbery as well as eight other robberies at gas stations and convenience stores across the island.
Suffolk County Police are seeking a man in connection with eight armed robberies across the county. No one has been harmed in the course of the hold-ups. It's also unclear how the man escapes after each one -- witnesses say he just strolls out. He tends to favor gas stations -- one each in Eastport, ... More >>
The Suffolk County Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for an 87-year-old man suffering from dementia. Medio Figliolia was last seen standing in his driveway of his house at 8 Southhaven Avenue, Mastic, in the early morning on September 18. He was reported missing the night of September 19.
Update: This post has been updated throughout. A Long island driver allegedly high on drugs crashed into a bus carrying disabled children this morning. The driver's Jeep crossed over the yellow line at 1345 Connetquot Avenue in Central Islip just after 8 a.m., colliding with the bus and causing bot ... More >>
Two people are dead -- and a baby is now without parents -- after police suspect a 31-year-old Long Island man fatally stabbed his baby mama before taking his own life yesterday morning.According to the Suffolk County Police Department, James Schultz, of East Northport, was found dead inside his ... More >>
Three women received the Nobel Peace Prize today at a ceremony in Oslo. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, social worker Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkul Karman were all "chosen for their non-violent struggle against injustice, sexual violence and repression." ... 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 >>
Police said on Wednesday that the bodies of four prostitutes found around Atlantic City, New Jersey back in 2006 do not seem to have anything to do with the eight bodies (and maybe ninth and tenth sets of remains) found on Long Island, near Gilgo and Jones Beach, since late 2010. Thought to b ... More >>
Suffolk County police are still are still looking into the four bodies they found near Oak Beach this week. Some new details -- and theories -- surrounding the case have already begun to emerge. The FBI is now involved, and the Daily News, hot on the scandal's trail, talked to a serial killer, ah ... More >>
Oak Beach: This is going to suck for property values.Cops continue to investigate the discovery of three bodies and a "set of skeletal remains" found on a stretch of road along Oak Beach in Long Island, dumped out of a car by someone authorities suspect may be a serial killer. As we mentioned ... More >>
Witch hunts, injustice, and just plain incompetence in the secretive police-department-within-a-department
via Long Island PressBizarrely, grave-robbers have stolen the body of Mattia Filippazzo, a Long Island grandma, from the mausoleum where she was interred with her husband at St. Charles Cemetery in East Farmingdale, New York. Why? The family has little idea, and Suffolk County police are appa ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 14, 1968, Vol. XIII, No. 22 Lining Up the Big Guns; Crackdown on the Way? by Don McNeill A paranoid might observe the proposed increase in federal penalties for the manufacture and sale of LSD, the proposed consolidation of all f ... More >>
A teenage doughnut shop employee was taking out the garbage on Sunday night and fell into a cesspool and died, police said. Amiri Zeqiri, 17, was taking out the garbage shortly after 9 p.m. behind a Dunkin' Donuts in Smithtown, Long Island, when he fell into an 8-foot-deep uncovered sewage ... More >>
Young cops in Far Rockaway recite the NYPD blues and try to flee to suburban jobs