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  • 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 […]

  • Judge found with ‘soiled female’ underwear after allegedly burglarizing neighbor’s home

    EAST ISLIP, N.Y. — A Suffolk County District Court judge has been arrested for burglarizing his neighbor’s East Islip home and allegedly stealing her underwear, police say. Robert Cicale, 49, entered a home on Donna Place at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday went upstairs into the victim’s bedroom and after realizing there was a resident inside the home, he fled. The 23-year-old resident called police after she saw a man inside their home, said police. Authorities found him a short time later […]

  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County send cookies to the troops

    NEW YORK — Girl Scouts of Nassau County and representatives of DHL came together Thursday to ship over 75,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies® to U.S. Military around the world as part of the 13th Annual Operation Cookie send off. The event is intended to give a sweet taste of home to members of the United States Military who are serving overseas. Over the past 13 years, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, with the help from DHL, have shipped […]

  • Bat-wielding man fatally shot by Long Island police after beating 2

    GREAT NECK, NY — A man swung a baseball bat into two people’s heads before he was fatally shot by police in Great Neck on Monday morning, officials said. It started as a road rage incident around 10:30 a.m., police said. The attacker was stopped at a stop sign when drivers behind him honked at him to move. He got out of his Volkswagon, baseball bat in hand, and smashed the window of one of the vans behind him. The driver […]