Long Island News

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Reports from Terry Sheridan, Jay ShahJill Ryan and the Long Island News 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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Hans Pennink / AP

New York’s Democrat-controlled legislature will soon vote on a bill that would broaden the definition of extortion to include threats of reporting someone to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

With three weeks to go until the April 1 budget deadline, Governor Andrew Cuomo is drawing some lines in the sand on items he says need to be in the spending plan, like a permanent property tax cap. But Cuomo says a proposal to legalize the adult use of marijuana likely will not be finished in time.

Richard Drew / AP

Former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife have been found guilty on multiple counts, including conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Frank Eltman / AP

The Bethpage Water District has filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman and chemical companies after the toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane was found in the district’s drinking water.