A human skull found in Ronkonkoma two years ago belonged to a an actor’s son whose torso was discovered at a Melville landfill seven years prior, the Press first reported this summer.
In lighter news, one of Long Island’s newest craft breweries, the nautical-themed Small Craft Brewing in Amityville, opened its tasting room to much fan fare in March.
Also drawing interest was the fact that Suffolk County led New York State in the number of UFO sightings reported during the 2001-2015 period. Nassau County ranks fourth.
Two dozen suspects were arrested on Long Island in what New York State officials billed as the largest bust of its kind cracking down on illegal dumping of construction and demolition waste.
Democrats unseated three New York State Senators on Long Island and picked up a fourth seat previously held by a Republican, which flipped control of the chamber from the GOP to the Dems.
In one of the most shocking cases of the year, three Nassau County police officers were among 11 people arrested in four indictments alleging a local drug dealing ring and a thwarted Long Island casino robbery plot, Suffolk County prosecutors said.
A Suffolk County judge ordered police to produce the recording of the 911 call made by a woman whose disappearance led to the discovery of the Long Island Serial Killer’s dumping grounds. But as of this post, police were still appealing the ruling and have yet to turn over the tape.
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Lost Girls, a movie based on the nonfiction book of the same name chronicling the unsolved Long Island Serial Killer case, is set to be turned into a movie, Netflix announced in May. After this post, the crew was spotted shooting scenes on LI.RELATED STORY: Top 11 Long Island Stories of 2018