A man who spent 17 years wrongfully imprisoned for murdering his own parents has won a $3.3 million dollar settlement against the State of New York. This is the first of two lawsuits filed by Martin Tankleff.
Suffolk County settled another lawsuit with the US Attorney's office Wednesday. This latest one will cost tax payers $2-million for environmental violations stemming from underground storage tanks owned by the county.
The number of hate crimes in New York State jumped 30% in 2012 compared to the year prior. That’s from a state report released Thursday that says most of the statewide increase is attributed to Suffolk County property crimes classified as hate crimes.