Tag: Smithtown

Judge Vacates Conviction of Man Beaten by ex-SCPD Chief

A Suffolk County judge Tuesday vacated the conviction of a man who stole from ex-Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke, who admitted last year to beating the man and covering it up.

State Sen. Flanagan Draws Heat for Supporting Trump’s Education Secretary Pick

New York State Senate Majority John Flanagan (R-Smithtown) signed a recent letter of support backing Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, despite a chorus of critics questioning her qualifications.

Man Beaten by Ex-Suffolk Police Chief To Be Released from Prison

A man who was beaten by disgraced ex-Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke is expected to be released from prison and have his conviction vacated on Tuesday, the man’s attorney said.

Centerport Man Dies in Upstate NY Snowboarding Accident

A 25-year-old high school football coach from Centerport who died following a snowboarding accident at an upstate New York ski resort over the weekend is being mourned on Long Island.

Cuomo Delivers State of The State Address on Long Island

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out an ambitious five-part agenda for Long Island when he delivered his regional State of the State address at SUNY Farmingdale State College on Tuesday.

Nassau Nursing Home Nurses, Aide Charged With Fatally Neglecting Patient

Two nurses and an aide were arrested for endangering an 81-year-old resident of a Uniondale nursing home patient who died after they neglected to respond to the patient’s ventilator alarms, authorities said.

Several Suffolk Cops Charged in Burke Beating & Cover-Up Case, Docs...

Several Suffolk County Police Department members were indicted on unspecified charges stemming from the case against James Burke, the disgraced ex-chief who admitted to beating a suspect, recently filed court documents show. The revelation came in a court motion filed Wednesday in state Supreme Court by Garden City-based attorney Bruce Barket, who represents Christopher Loeb, a Smithtown man that Burke beat after police arrested Loeb for stealing from Burke four years ago. Barket is trying to get Loeb’s conviction vacated since Loeb’s confession was coerced and police perjured themselves when Burke ordered subordinates to lie to cover-up the beating, according to the documents.

Shirley Man Fatally Hit by Van

A 59-year-old Shirley man was fatally hit by a van in Smithtown early Monday morning.

Cops Probe 4 Long Island Home Invasions in 1 Week

Nassau and Suffolk County police are investigating four home invasions in the past week, including a case in which a suspect allegedly broke into the same home twice in two days.

Thanksgiving 2016 Turkey Trots on Long Island

A guide to 16 different Turkey Trots being held across Long Island this weekend through Thanksgiving!