Long Island News

A home in Riverhead, N.Y. on the north shore of Long Island.
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Reports from Terry Sheridan and the Long Island News Bureau staff, a collaboration with Stony Brook University's School of Journalism; WSHU's Charles Lane; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio

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Mike Groll / AP

Senator GOP Leader John Flanagan, was re-elected as the leader of the Republicans in that chamber on Friday afternoon, surviving a challenge to his leadership from upstate Senator Cathy Young of Olean. But, come January, he’ll be in charge of the minority party, after Democrats took control of the Senate for only the third time in the last century.

Suffolk DA Creates Conviction Integrity Bureau

Nov 16, 2018
Frank Franklin II / AP

Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini has created a bureau to assess possible wrongful convictions following the recent firing of a Suffolk County assistant district attorney for prosecutorial misconduct.

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About 45 acres in Jamesport on the North Fork of Long Island will be set aside for preservation because of their historical and cultural significance to Native Americans.

Chris Spies / NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Residents of the Town of Babylon said waterfowl hunting season on the South Shore of Long Island is becoming dangerous for homeowners.

Karen DeWitt / WSHU

Progressive-leaning groups say now that more Democrats have been elected to the State Senate, they’ll hold their feet to the fire in January to ensure that measures like bail reform and legalizing marijuana are swiftly enacted into law.