Suffolk County

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Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta is calling for the suspension of the county’s red light camera program.

The program is designed to stop drivers from running red lights and causing accidents. But Trotta said Monday that the county’s recently released Red Light Camera Traffic Safety report revealed that accidents with injuries in his district have increased at intersections with the cameras.

Suffolk County Tops NY State In Heroin Related Deaths

Apr 10, 2016

Suffolk County had the largest number of heroin related deaths in the state of New York from 2009 to 2013.

That’s according to a new state report, which says that at least 337 people died from heroin overdoses during that five year period. The Bronx had the second highest number at 226 deaths.

The report says that Suffolk County is plagued by cheap heroin coming into the country. Suffolk officials say hospitals in the county are handling more heroin-overdose treatment cases than at any other time in modern history.

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Suffolk County has released its annual Red Light Camera report, and it shows that about 150,000 more tickets were issued in 2014 compared to 2013, a 55 percent increase.

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The Suffolk County Department of Health says the waitlist for its four methadone clinics continues to grow as more people are abusing heroin and other opiates.

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The head of the Suffolk County Conservative Party has been convicted of fraud. A federal jury in Islip found Ed Walsh guilty of stealing more than $200,000 in taxpayer funds by lying on his timesheet as a corrections officer for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.