DWI officer drank, drove, crashed, injured driver, refused breath test — yet escaped arrest

Officer Weldon Drayton Jr. was docked four days off after the 2014 crash. The other driver has permanent injuries.

An off-duty cop shot an innocent cab driver. A decade-long 'cover-up of a cover-up' followed.

In a fit of alcohol-fueled road rage, an off-duty Nassau officer shot an innocent man, who was then arrested. A secret file reveals police brass pressed internal affairs to delete evidence in the wrongful arrest investigation.

Most organ transplants stopped due to COVID-19 last year, often with dire results

At the height of the pandemic, New York's organ transplant system shut down for two months, causing life-and-death dilemmas for hundreds of patients, many from Long Island. Thomas Maier reports.

Hidden file reveals police failed to protect Jo'Anna Bird from violent ex-boyfriend  

A 781-page file kept secret by Nassau police for more than a decade detailed the repeated policing failures leading up to her murder in 2009.

'Rampant' fraud cost small firms as much as $79 billion in COVID aid

LI's top federal prosecutor called EIDL grants "catnip for criminals" because they required little documentation from the applicant and were deposited into their bank account within three days.

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Analysis: Counties conceal court records of alleged police misconduct

Over the last seven years, attorneys representing the two counties have secured so-called confidentiality orders in at least 60 federal civil rights lawsuits that allege wrongdoing by members of the Nassau or Suffolk County police departments, according to the dockets of the U.S. District Court with jurisdiction over Long Island.

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6,539 Black people tried to become police officers on LI. Only 67 were hired.

Minority applicants weren’t hired nearly as often as white ones in the past decade, and experts see “clear evidence that it is not the people, it is the process” causing the disparity.

LIPA: Customers face 'considerable risk' as storm season approaches

LIPA wants PSEG, which operates the Long Island grid under an $80 million-a-year contract, to conduct another test of all the systems at once, during regular business hours.

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Number of county workers who make $200,000-plus spiked in 2020

The number of county employees paid more than $200,000 jumped by 13% in Nassau County and 26% in Suffolk, according to payroll data obtained and analyzed by Newsday.

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With NYAW rate hike near, lawmakers try new path to relief

PSC doesn't think the rate increase will be delayed and one state senator calls for review of higher-cost "conservation" rates.

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Start-Up NY workers face unexpected tax bills due to COVID

Employees of firms in the program followed Cuomo's directive to work remotely, but state law requires in-office work to qualify for tax-exempt status.

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Heat-pump promise falls short for North Babylon ratepayer

A family faces a $3,700 electric bill after spending $27,000 on a heat-pump heating and cooling system they were told would lead to savings.

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Decades of inaction before Calverton wells contaminated, documents show

Newly uncovered court records show Grumman was aware at least 35 years ago that pollution generated by its work for the Navy had the potential to migrate below the surface.

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