Jay Shah

Long Island Bureau Chief

Jay Shah is a radio journalist who spends his time covering all things Long Island. He has reported on agriculture and infrastructure for Nashville Public Radio and worked as a mentor for Syrian citizen journalists with Paper Airplanes.

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Six alleged MS-13 gang members were indicted Wednesday for their roles in two murders last year.

Jay Shah / WSHU

A new program in Nassau County would send people who have overdosed on opioids straight from an emergency room to a treatment facility.

Office of N.Y. State Senator John Brooks

Democratic state senators from Long Island want to try their hands at introducing a bill that gives the families of fallen soldiers from New York access to free tuition at state colleges and universities.

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The Northport power plant on Long Island could be worth $3.4 billion or $192 million, depending on whom you ask. A lawsuit is trying to determine which number is right, and the decision could impact taxes, property values and power rates for Long Islanders.

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Suffolk County is cracking down on plastic straws, styrofoam and packing peanuts. Legislation passed this week sets new restrictions to tackle plastic pollutants.