Long Island

DraftKings And Fan Duel To Stop Taking Paid Bets In NYS

Mar 21, 2016

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and Fan Duel have agreed to stop doing business in New York.

In NY Prescription Pads Out, E-Prescriptions In

Mar 17, 2016

New York State is requiring doctors to do away with traditional pen-and-pad prescriptions by March 27th. They’ll have to switch to e-prescriptions that doctors send to a pharmacy electronically.

Cuomo Rolls Outs Plan To Combat Zika

Mar 17, 2016
Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a six-point action plan to combat the spread of the Zika virus in the state.

Cuomo says while there is no cause for alarm, the state is taking aggressive action against the Aedes mosquito that can potentially spread Zika. It is found in New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley.

“From the research we have done we have found it to be the most comprehensive and most aggressive plan that has been designed in the country. Hopefully we don’t have to deploy the full extent of the plan,” Cuomo said.

Opening Arguments Begin In LI Corruption Trial

Mar 16, 2016
Julio Avila / WSHU

Opening statements in the federal corruption trial of Suffolk County Conservative Chairman Edward Walsh began this morning in Central Islip. Walsh is accused of stealing over $200,000 by lying on timesheets, while he worked as a lieutenant for the Suffolk County Correctional System.

Limo Driver In Cutchogue Accident Charged With Homicide

Mar 16, 2016
Frank Eltman / AP

The driver of the limo in which four women on a winery tour were killed on Suffolk County’s North Fork last July has been charged in their deaths.