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  • Mets outfielder Michael Conforto visits cancer center for kids at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola

    NY Mets outfielder Michael Conforto paid a visit Monday to over 50 children at the Cancer Center for kids at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, hoping to spread some cheer and inspiration as part of his “Conforto Cares” program.

  • Surfers with spinal cord injuries hit the waves on Long Island

    An inspirational group of surfers hit the waves in Lido Beach on Long Island Friday. Two dozen riders through the Empower Spinal Cord Injury Program at Stony Brook University didn’t let their injuries stop them from hanging ten. Video journalist Keith Lopez was there to tell their story.

  • Teen allegedly vandalizes memorial for hero Navy SEAL

    RONKONKOMA, NY. — A 14-year-old boy was arrested Friday after he allegedly vandalized a hero Navy SEAL officer’s memorial on Long Island. The Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park in Lake Ronkonkoma was vandalized Thursday, police said. Following investigation, authorities arrested a 14-year-old boy at his Ronkonkoma home at about 3 a.m. Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest decoration, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan. Murphy was killed in 2005 after he left his […]

  • Swimmer dies after being pulled from water at Robert Moses State Park

    BABYLON, Long Island — A man who was found face-down in the surf at Robert Moses State Park has died Thursday, New York State Park Police said. The 63-year-old was pulled from the water at about 1:20 p.m. by two passersby, according to state park police. He was between fields three and four in a non-designated swimming area. The passersby performed CPR on him and emergency crews continued to perform CPR as he was taken to a hospital, state park police […]

  • Long Island teen beats cancer a second time just in time for prom, graduation

    MINEOLA, L.I. — Teenager Chris Benedetto conquered cancer for a second time, just in time to attend his prom and high school graduation next week at Floral Park Memorial High School. Chris had months of chemo, surgery for bone cancer in his leg and he had to learn to walk again; all followed by more chemo. “It took the air out of me; we lived a nightmare,” said his father Paul Benedetto, a Nassau County police officer. “We were in […]

  • Nassau County cop, wife plotted to rob big winner at casino: prosecutors

      ISLANDIA, NY — A Long Island casino employee and her police officer husband allegedly plotted to rob a casino patron who’d won a lot of money, officials said Wednesday. Christina Moeller, who works at Jake’s 58, allegedly told her husband about the customer, prosecutors said. Bruce Moeller came to the casino looking for the lucky gambler, but couldn’t find the Jake’s 58 Patron. The pair also allegedly considered robbing an armored car at the casino. Mr. Moeller’s bail was set […]

  • Man plays ‘Taps’ for mourners at LI National Cemetery on Memorial Day

    This Memorial Day saw thousands of people come out to Long Island National cemetery in Farmingdale to pay their respects to the soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice. PIX11 photojournalist Keith Lopez was there for this moving ceremony.

  • Security preparations for upcoming US Open

    One of the biggest events in professional golf is coming to our area. The U.S. Open is just a few weeks away at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton. Getting the exclusive club ready for the national stage is a long process. PIX11 Photojournalist Keith Lopez takes a look.

  • Georgia the Bulldog helps students at Adelphi University de-stress

    LONG ISLAND — As students at Adelphi University begin to cram for finals that begin this Friday, they’re getting a little help when it comes to de-stressing. And her name is Georgia the Bulldog. Georgia, President Christine M. Riordan’s bulldog, has become a regular fixture in the president’s office in Levermore Hall on campus — especially around finals time for students on campus to spend some time with the “First Dog” of Adelphi, taking their minds off the stress of […]

  • Students donate more than 1,600 pairs of pajamas to local hospital

    LONG ISLAND — Teenagers thinking about hospital gowns realized they didn’t all fit patients right, especially children. So they collected and donated more than 1,600 pairs of pajamas to a local hospital. Students had a pajama day at nine schools in the Half Hollow Hills School District in Dix Hills on March 28. They wore pajamas to school and were encouraged to bring new pairs for donation to the NYU Winthrop Hospital. Students who spearheaded the collection delivered the clothing to […]