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  • New program simulates drunk, drugged driving like never before

    Hundreds of teens received a life saving lesson at one Long Island high school today. They were introduced to the dangers of drunk and drugged driving through innovative technology that school officials hope will save their lives. PIX11 video journalist Keith Lopez has the story.

  • Long Island man nearly dies from vaping THC

    LONG ISLAND — Six deaths have been reported in connection with vaping and a Long Island man says he was nearly death number seven. Now Jonathan Doneson, 52, is urging teens to stop vaping. He was admitted to North Shore University Hospital in August with pneumonia. It started with a cough that sounded strange. Doctors said Doneson was not responding to the antibiotics and his fever was getting worse. They later learned Doneson frequently vaped THC. The medical team combined […]

  • With gusts over 220 mph, Hurricane Dorian strikes Bahamas with record fury as Category 5 storm

    McLEAN’S TOWN CAY, Bahamas — Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm Sunday, its record 185 mph (297 kph) winds ripping off roofs, overturning cars and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered down in schools, churches and shelters. Dorian slammed into Elbow Cay in Abaco island at 12:40 p.m., and then made a second landfall near Marsh Harbour at 2 p.m., after authorities made last-minute pleas for those in low-lying areas to evacuate. “It’s […]

  • Long Island boy with lemonade stand raises $10,000 for kids with cancer

    ISLIP, NY — A 10-year-old Long Island boy with a lemonade stand has raised $10,000 to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Oliver Rivadeneyra was just 4 when he saw an ad on the hospital about children with cancer. He was curious, so he did some research and decided to help. He’s spent the years since selling lemonade, limeade and baked goods from a stand. Rivadeneyra thought he would earn a couple hundred dollars and never imagined he would […]

  • Take a look at the culinary offerings at the US Open

    We got our first look on Thursday at the food options at the US Open. Tennis fans can taste it all beginning on Monday. World-renowned chefs showed off their creative menus at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. The culinary team is comprised of 250 preparers who will serve food at five restaurants, 60 concession stands and 90 suits. More than 90,000 pounds of beef will be consumed. PIX11 video journalist Keith Lopez has more.

  • US Open fan week combines tennis, entertainment, food and children’s activities

    Monday  marks the beginning of the US Open with the opening round of the qualifying tournament. It also marks the beginning of Fan Week, which adds food, entertainment and a host of children’s activities to the tennis. Fan Week runs though through Sunday, Aug. 25. It’s free to the general public. A full list of events can be accessed here. Video journalist Keith Lopez has this preview.

  • Youngest-ever legislator in Nassau County starts intern program for next generation of politicians

    One unique summer internship program on Long Island is giving dozens of young aspiring politicians hands on experience working for a lawmaker who is not that much older than them. Josh Lafazan, 25, is Long Island’s youngest legislator. His interns are learning that age doesn’t matter when it comes to political action. In PIX11’s third installment of its signature series, videojournalist Keith Lopez introduces us to Lafazan’s army.

  • Long Island hospital creates unique ‘farm to bedside’ concept with rooftop farm

    STONY BROOK, NY — A Long Island hospital has created a unique “farm to bedside” concept promoting healthy eating for patients. Stony Brook University Hospital has a rooftop farm. It’s also used to teach local children about nutrition and gardening. A dozen kids were at the farm Wednesday for a program to learn about healthy eating. PIX11 videojournalist Keith Lopez has the story.

  • Marine ride-along showcases Nassau County police boating safety

    LONG ISLAND — We’re not even halfway through summer, and there is already a troubling death toll in the waters off Long Island. Just over a week ago, a young woman died in a jet skiing incident, and officials worry local waters are more congested than they have seen in years. So far this year, the Nassau County Marine Bureau responded to 12 boating incidents, that left eight people injured. Over 400 summonses have also been given out. The Nassau […]

  • Local lawmakers and boating safety advocates hold presser to push for passage of Brianna’s Law

    Local lawmakers and boating safety advocates are trying to push for the passage of Brianna’s Law, which requires that operators of mechanically propelled vessels complete a boating safety course. The bill has passed the legislature but Governor Cuomo has yet to sign it. PIX11’s Keith Lopez went on a ride-along with the men and women who keep our waterways safe.

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