Long Island News

A home in Riverhead, N.Y. on the north shore of Long Island.
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Reports from Terry Sheridan and the Long Island News Bureau staff, a collaboration with Stony Brook University's School of Journalism; WSHU's Charles Lane; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio

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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.

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