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'A complete shock': 12-year-old boy struck, killed by car in West Hempstead

Thomas Molina Jr., a student at West Hempstead Secondary School, was walking to a friend's home to work on a school project when he was struck and killed by a vehicle, family friends and law enforcement say. 

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Jury selection starts in Tyler Flach murder trial

A grand jury indicted Flach, 21, on charges including second-degree murder and felony gang assault after a 2019 after-school brawl in Oceanside that ended the life of 16-year-old Oceanside High School senior Khaseen Morris.

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Detective: Thomas Valva's autopsy results prompted criminal probe

"It changed at that point from a non-criminal investigation to a criminal investigation," Det. Michael Ronca told jurors in a Riverhead courtroom at the murder trial of Michael Valva.

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Final stretch of LIRR's Third Track opens

Combined with the soon-to-be-completed East Side Access megaproject, the LIRR says it will boost service by 40% and provide better service to "reverse commuters" traveling to and from jobs on Long Island.

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