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Reports from News Director Terry Sheridan, Long Island Bureau Chief Jay Shah and the Bureau staff, in 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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A new law in Suffolk County will require amusement and water parks to contact police if a criminal act occurs. The legislation is in response to a sexual harassment incident last year where four teenage girls were groped by a group of men at Splish Splash Water Park in Calverton during a YMCA trip.

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The Senate and Assembly are approving measures to expand the window in which New Yorkers can vote in elections, from one day to 11 days. The action comes at the start at what is anticipated to be a busy week at the State Capitol, that includes the release of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget plan.

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Long Island law enforcement is preparing for the legalization of recreational marijuana in New York, and officials say road safety should be a top priority.  

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The Democratic-led New York State legislature is set for a big week. Action is planned for Monday to implement early voting in the state, and on Tuesday to grant more civil rights to transgender New Yorkers. Also this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo will release his budget proposal.

Lawyers Face Off In Advance Of Mangano Retrial

Jan 10, 2019
Seth Wenig / AP

The corruption case against former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife Linda has taken several turns since the couples’ arrest back in 2016. As the case heads towards a retrial, the Manganos’ defense attorneys and prosecutors continue the pre-trial battle.