Last year, 122 people on Long Island died from heroin overdoses. Lawmakers have labeled it an epidemic, and the Suffolk County District Attorney has started calling the Long Island Expressway the Heroin Highway. But despite the attention to the problem, things are getting worse, not better. Tim Bolger, editor of the Long Island Press wrote a story about the issue this week. He spoke with WSHU's Craig LeMoult.
A man living in Bridgeport allegedly plotted to bomb a university and a federal building, by flying armed model airplanes at them. El Mehdi Smlali Fahti was arrested by the FBI on Monday.The affidavit says the FBI recorded him repeatedly saying in Arabic that he planned to bomb a university outside of Connecticut, and a federal building and courthouse in the state, which the document says houses offices for Homeland Security Investigations. It does not specifically name which school or building were targeted.
The New York Attorney General's office is investigating claims that a Long Island nursing home allowed a stripper to perform for residents. The investigation comes after a lawsuit brought by the family of an 85-year-old woman.
Police all across New York state will be supplied with the drug widely seen as an antidote to heroin and painkiller overdoses. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman created the program and funded it with $5 million in money seized from criminal investigations.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut visited a New Haven school on Monday and spoke with classmates of Javier Martinez, who was killed by gunfire in December. The students said they want to do something to prevent more gun violence.