The Target – August, 2013

Find out who or what is off target or hit the bullseye in our monthly roundup. Ready? Aim. Fire.

Greenport Man Accused of Raping Woman at Beach

Police said the alleged rapist attacked the woman at a park beach in Peconic this week.

Sound Smart at an August Party

Harmonies and heartbeats, kryptonite, dark lightning and more!

$1K Reward for Dog Missing After Merrick Burglary

Cookie, a two-year-old Bichon Shih Tzu, was either stolen or ran out a door left open by burglars.

West Babylon Burglar Nabbed After Escape, Cops Say

The 28-year-old suspect allegedly broke out of a police station house where he was charged with several break ins.

New Cassel Man Guilty of Beating Alzheimer’s Patient

The 68-year-old victim will be in a vegetative state for the rest of his life.

New Fox, Same Henhouse: Wall Street Takes Over LIBOR

How Wall Street cornered the market by taking control of the world's most important financial benchmark.

Fatal Hit-and-run Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Authorities said they found the victim's blood on the suspect's BMW that he allegedly hid at his parents' house.

Suffolk Merger Referendum OKd for November Vote

Voters will now decide whether to merge the offices of the county comptroller and treasurer.

Hauppauge Crash Leaves Driver Dead

The 29-year-old Commack man drove his car through a building before he died.

The Rundown – August 2013

1. ATTEND THE HONG KONG  DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with musical performances, arts and crafts, and two days of dragon-boat racing. A centuries-old tradition, dragon-boat racing traces its roots to the legend of Qu Yuan, an exiled court minister who drowned himself when he heard that his home had been invaded. To prevent fish from...