Long Island

Brutal Gang Murders Devastate Long Island, Draw Federal Attention

Apr 20, 2017
Frank Eltman / AP

A Long Island community is on edge as it mourns the death of four teenage boys. Police found the bodies of Jorge Tigre and Michael Banegas last week near a community park in Central Islip. Police say the brutal manner in which the boys were killed are consistent with the style of MS-13 murders.   

Cuomo Doubles Budget To Fight Opioid Crisis

Apr 20, 2017
Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at a Long Island Addiction Recovery Center this week about his efforts to fight the opioid epidemic in the state. Cuomo’s recent budget allocates nearly $200 million to combat the crisis, double previous funding.

Keith Srakocic / AP

Air quality has improved across the Northeast according to the American Lung Association’s 2017 State of the Air Report. But, plans to turn environmental regulation back to the states could endanger progress in New York and Connecticut.

Rep. King To Hold Hearing On Long Island Gang Violence

Apr 19, 2017
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Congressman Peter King, R-NY2, will hold a congressional hearing on Long Island following last week’s discovery of four bodies at a Central Islip park.

Gov. Cuomo Proposes Middle Class Recovery Act

Apr 19, 2017
Ronny Reyes / WSHU

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is anticipating how cuts to the federal government could affect the state’s middle class residents.

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