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5 Takeaways (Including Trump's) on Suozzi's Win in NY
5 Takeaways
(Including Trump's)
on Suozzi's
Win in NY
THE RUNDOWN

5 Takeaways (Including Trump's) on Suozzi's Win in NY

Ex-president insists Dem congressman-elect 'can be easily beaten' in November, plus other perspectives

(Newser) - A Democrat has taken back disgraced former Congressman George Santos ' Long Island seat—and among those weighing in on Tom Suozzi's win Tuesday was former (and possibly future) President Trump. "Just watched this very foolish woman, Mazi Melesa Pilip, running in a race where she didn't...

Democrat Wins Race to Replace George Santos

Tom Suozzi's win in NY's 3rd district shrinks GOP's House majority

(Newser) - While it's too late to prevent the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the already tiny Republican majority in the House has shrunk. Democratic candidate Tom Suozzi, who represented New York's 3rd congressional district for three terms before former Rep. George Santos was elected in 2022, won...

Long Island Votes on Santos Replacement

Snow could be a major factor in tight race

(Newser) - A major snowstorm kept turnout low on Tuesday in the special election to replace expelled Rep. George Santos. Both candidates—Democratic former Rep, Tom Suozzi and Republican candidate Mazi Pilip—offered voters free transportation to polling sites in New York's 3rd congressional district, which includes part of Long Island...

Long Island Midwife Gave Kids Pellets, Not Vaccinations

Jeanette Breen hit with $300K fine for giving 1.5K children homeopathic pellets, falsifying records

(Newser) - A midwife from Long Island has been hit with a $300,000 fine, accused by the New York State Department of Health of writing up false vaccination records for hundreds of children. News 12 Long Island reports that the inoculation scheme run by Jeanette Breen began in 2019, via her...

Long Island Serial Killer Suspect Hit With New Charge

Rex Heuermann had previously been named prime suspect in murder of Maureen Brainard-Barnes

(Newser) - An architect charged in a string of slayings known as the Gilgo Beach killings was accused Tuesday in the death of a fourth woman, a Connecticut mother of two who vanished in 2007 and whose remains were found more than three years later along a coastal highway in New York....

He Descended Into Cesspool Hole, Was Buried Alive

38-year-old Lauro Pacheco died while working on septic system on Long Island property

(Newser) - A man working on a septic system on Long Island died after being buried alive, despite first responders' desperate, hourslong efforts to save him. Fox News reports that 38-year-old Lauro Pacheco, a Bay Shore resident, was part of the Darius Masonry team that was installing cesspool rings Monday at the...

Cops: Man Pointed Gun at Boy, 6 on His Porch

Kids had left Halloween goody bag at wrong house

(Newser) - A Long Island man who allegedly pointed a gun at the head of a 6-year-old boy in front of his home Saturday evening has been charged with menacing and endangering the welfare of a child—but his lawyer says it's all a misunderstanding. Police say a woman drove her...

Disgraced Ex-Police Chief Solicited Sex in Park: Cops

James Burke, formerly of the Suffolk County Police, asked ranger, 'Do you know who I am?'

(Newser) - A former New York police chief who led the investigation into the Long Island serial killings before he was sent to prison for beating a suspect was arrested again Tuesday, this time for allegedly soliciting sex in a public park. James Burke, who led the Suffolk County Police Department from...

Bacteria Linked to Oysters, Seawater Kills 3 on East Coast

4th person also sickened, but survives

(Newser) - Three people in New York and Connecticut have died recently from a rare but deadly bacterial infection linked to raw seafood and warm seawater. A fourth person was hospitalized with the same infection but survived, the New York Times reports. Vibrio vulnificus is a flesh-eating bacteria that can cause an...

Alleged NY Serial Killer Is a 59-Year-Old Architect
Alleged NY Serial Killer
Is a 59-Year-Old Architect
the rundown

Alleged NY Serial Killer Is a 59-Year-Old Architect

Rex Heuermann faces murder charges related to three women so far in Long Island

(Newser) - Authorities say a notorious serial killer on Long Island is a 59-year-old architect named Rex Heuermann who murdered his victims while his wife was out of town. "This is a day that is a long time in coming, and hopefully a day that will bring peace to this community...

Suspected Long Island Serial Killer Is Nabbed
Suspected Long Island
Serial Killer Arrested
the rundown

Suspected Long Island Serial Killer Arrested

Architect Rex Heuermann linked to bodies found along Ocean Parkway in 2010: reports

(Newser) - The Long Island serial killer has allegedly been found. Police in New York's Suffolk County have arrested a man allegedly tied to the Gilgo Beach murders on Long Island, which have stumped law enforcement for more than a decade. Authorities have found 11 sets of remains along Ocean Parkway...

Unwanted Guests Show Their Teeth at New York's Beaches

Multiple shark bites reported off Long Island, Fire Island over the last few days

(Newser) - It's beach season in New York—and apparently for the sharks hanging around in the waters off the Empire State's popular beaches, as well. As NBC News reports, several people were bitten by sharks on Monday and Tuesday, though none were fatal. The details:
  • A 15-year-old boy was
...

Great White Begins His Summer Vacation Off Long Island

400-pound Jekyll was spotted over the weekend off of Quogue

(Newser) - Last year saw a good number of shark sightings and even attacks off the coast of Long Island, and the summer 2023 season has already kicked off with the former. NBC New York reports that a great white was spotted Friday night and had neared the coastline by Sunday morning....

Cops: TikTok Challenge Drove Teens to Act Like Kool-Aid Man

Kids busted for crashing through residents' fences on Long Island

(Newser) - Another day, another stupid TikTok challenge. This time it involves a group of Long Island teens who allegedly decided to emulate the Kool-Aid Man's move of busting through walls —except in their case, they're accused of kicking down local fences. Fox News reports that Suffolk County police...

Days After 'Dead' Woman Was Found Alive, a New Incident

Last time it happened in Iowa; this time, a 'deceased' woman was found breathing on Long Island

(Newser) - It's not a trend we wanted to see in 2023, but it's one that's emerging. Last month, a senior citizen in Iowa was pronounced dead at a continuing care home, only to be found alive shortly thereafter at a funeral home (she then died two days later,...

After Incoming Lawmaker Accused of Faking Resume, a Fake Quote

'New York Times' suggests congressman-elect George Santos fudged key facts

(Newser) - Included in the statement from a congressman-elect who was accused of faking his resume was ... a fake Winston Churchill quote. Attorney Joseph Murray's statement concludes with the line, "As Winston Churchill famously stated, ‘You have enemies? Good. It means that you’ve stood up for something, sometime...

Long Island Teacher Accused of Dosing Teen With Vaccine
Teacher Who
Gave Teen
Vaccine Shot
Avoids Prison
updated

Teacher Who Gave Teen Vaccine Shot Avoids Prison

Laura Russo pleads guilty to lesser charge

(Newser) - A high school teacher fired after being accused of injecting a teenager with a coronavirus vaccine without his parents knowing has avoided a prison sentence. Laura Russo pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor count of attempting the unauthorized practice of medicine in court in Mineola, New York. She also entered...

Serial Killer Charged in 1968 Cold Case
'Torso Killer' Confesses
5 More Murders
UPDATED

'Torso Killer' Confesses 5 More Murders

Richard Cottingham sentenced in Diane Cusick murder

(Newser) - The serial killer known as the "Torso Killer" has confessed to five more murders. Richard Cottingham, who was already serving time for 11 murders when he was charged with another murder in a 1968 cold case last year, on Monday pleaded guilty to that murder and admitted he was...

Teen's Final Act: Pushing Sister Out of Harm's Way

'He's my hero,' mom says of 13-year-old Tyler Phillips of Long Island, NY

(Newser) - The family of a Long Island teen who was killed during a hit-and-run earlier this month is lauding his final act: saving his sister. NBC New York reports that on Oct. 12, the day after he turned 13, Tyler Phillips of Medford, NY, and his sister Krystal Randolph, also 13,...

This May Be the Craziest Goop Story Yet
This May Be
the Craziest
Goop Story
Yet
in case you missed it

This May Be the Craziest Goop Story Yet

2 men hospitalized after explosion involving s'mores in Hamptons store

(Newser) - Some seriously strange stories have surfaced over the years in regard to Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop brand, but this one is right up there. As a police blotter item in the East Hampton Star explains, two men caught fire in a Goop store in the Hamptons after a most-unusual explosion....

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