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Frank Eltman / AP

A high school football player on Long Island is dead after a freak accident during a strength and conditioning drill.

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Cardinal Jose Gregorio Rosa Chavez of El Salvador will visit Long Island next weekend as part of an anti-gang effort in the Catholic community.

Cardinal Chavez is the first cardinal to be appointed to El Salvador, the homeland of many Long Island immigrants as well as the MS-13 gang.  

The visit will be part of a plan to establish anti-gang programs between Long Island and El Salvador.

Catholics leaders also hope the visit will help calm Latino communities that were shaken by the series of MS-13 gang murders in Brentwood and Central Islip.

East Hampton To Mandate Low-Nitrogen Septic Systems

Aug 10, 2017
Jessica Opatich / WSHU

East Hampton has become the first town in Suffolk County to require low-nitrogen septic systems in all new buildings. It’s one of two laws passed to help curb nitrogen pollution in the town’s groundwater.

David DesRoches / WNPR

It took about 20 minutes and two helium tanks to fill up the huge latex balloon. A rope dangling from the bottom held onto an assortment of gadgets, including a video camera, parachute, and a razor attached to motor that was programmed to cut the rope at just the right altitude.

The excitement was muted -- and the seriousness high -- as students from the University of Hartford and University of Bridgeport prepared to launch the high-altitude balloon 35,000 into a clear blue sky.

Haven Daley / AP

The New York State Department of Health has proposed new regulations to improve the Medical Marijuana Program.

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