Bill de Blasio, ex-NYC mayor, to run for redrawn House seat

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that he will run for Congress in a redrawn district that includes his Brooklyn home.

Pulled back from the brink, ex-patients reunited with rescuers who gave them 'second chance'

A FDNY member from LI was among the group of firefighters, paramedics and EMTs reunited Wednesday with former patients brought back to life after suffering cardiac incidents.

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Zoologist and retired NYU professor dies at 89

Thomas Pushpamangalam came to the U.S. from India to study at NYU, where he later taught.

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NYC elevates COVID-19 alert level to 'high'

The new level, which includes health officials urging the wearing of masks in any indoor public setting, comes as COVID infections continue to rise. However, hospitalizations and deaths, key indicators for the pandemic's danger to the public, remain low.

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Philanthropist, longtime matriarch of Modell's, dies

Shelby Modell's "whole life was dedicated to helping people," her son said.

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NYC officials urge masking indoors while bracing for COVID alert level to hit 'high'

Both Nassau and Suffolk are assessed at "high" currently by the CDC, though officials on Long Island have not pushed for renewed masking protocols.

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Abortion-rights rallies draw crowds on LI, across U.S.

Thousands of New Yorkers, Long Islanders among them, marched Saturday to protest the potential reversal of the landmark federal law ensuring a woman's right to abortion.

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Protests over the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade 

Thousands in Brooklyn, Long Island, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities marched Saturday to support abortion rights and protest the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade. 

TSA: LI woman tried to board JFK flight with nine boxes of ammunition

The woman told TSA agents the ammunition belonged to her son and that she had grabbed the wrong bag.

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Valley Stream man accused of taking kickbacks from workers at Queens school

Komal Singh, 52, a foreman on a construction project, is accused of requiring workers pay him $50 for each day they worked, prosecutors said.

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NYC mayor and NYPD commissioner on combating ghost guns 

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and New York City Mayor Eric Adams held a news conference on the dangers and increased circulation of ghost guns. Adams called it not a New York City problem but an American problem.

Judge: Trump must pay $110G, meet conditions to end contempt

A judge has stopped the clock on Trump's $10,000-a-day fine for failing to turn over documents in a state civil investigation and said he'll lift the former president's contempt finding altogether if he meets certain conditions.

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Feds: 2 LIers charged with murder-for-hire conspiracy in killing of business owner

They're among four men charged in connection with 2019 execution-style killing.

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Survey finds most NYC office staffers still have not returned to workplace

The survey, which sampled more than 160 major employers in New York City, found that only 8% workers were in the office five days a week.

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Cops: Man sought for questioning in killing of NYPD tech worker

The shooting in Queens also seriously wounded a neighbor who had come to the aid of the victim, identified by police as Migdalia Ortega, 51.

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Former St. John's lacrosse player gets prison for stabbing teammate

Matthew Stockfeder had been convicted of stabbing his then-housemate with a kitchen knife during a fight in 2019.

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Judge's son who stormed Capitol in cave man costume gets prison

Prosecutors say Aaron Mostofsky, who was dressed in a furry costume during the Jan. 6 riot, was among the first to breach the Capitol building.

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Viorel Florescu, former Newsday photographer and Pulitzer winner, dies

He documented war, terrorism and everyday life in New York City and on Long Island.

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Rising COVID cases prompt NYC officials to increase risk level

City Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan urged New Yorkers to exercise "even greater caution" than they have in recent weeks.

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Retired NYPD officer convicted of assaulting officer in Capitol riot

A jury rejected 20-year NYPD veteran Thomas Webster's claim that he was defending himself when he tackled the officer and grabbed his gas mask.

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Amazon workers in NYC reject union in reversal of fortune

Amazon warehouse workers overwhelmingly rejected a union bid, dealing a blow to organizers who last month pulled off the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant's history.

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FDNY firefighter Timothy Klein remembered at his funeral as 'born to be a hero'

"He died doing what he loved. Being a fireman was his true purpose in life: A hero. Always putting others before himself," said fellow FDNY firefighter and childhood friend Vincent Geary.

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Family and friends mourn loss of NYC firefighter Timothy Klein 
Timothy Klein remembered for courage, compassion at wake attended by hundreds

Throngs of people attended the wake for FDNY firefighter Timothy Klein, who died while battling a fire in Brooklyn last Sunday.

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Hundreds of FDNY members gather to honor fallen firefighter Timothy Klein

Hundreds of FDNY members gathered outside McManus Funeral Home in Brooklyn on Thursday to remember Timothy Klein, a fallen firefighter who died Sunday while fighting a house fire in Canarsie.

Plaque, sidecar dedicated to Det. Anastasios Tsakos

Anastasios Tsakos, an NYPD highway police officer from East Northport, was struck and killed last year on the Long Island Expressway by an alleged drunken driver.

Legacy of fallen firefighter includes renovations for Seaford boy with cerebral palsy

FDNY firefighter Timothy Klein, killed while battling a Brooklyn house fire Sunday, worked with comrades to make first responder homes accessible to people with disabilities.

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Fallen FDNY firefighter Timothy Klein thanked by Seaford family for ramp he helped build

The Kirrane family will never forget the kindness and generosity of fallen FDNY firefighter Timothy Klein and members of the Fight for Firefighters Foundation, who made the Kirrane home more accessible for 12-year-old Finley, who has cerebral palsy.

3 men charged with drug sales after nonfatal overdose, police say

A nonfatal overdose led investigators to two Massapequa stores, where they determined THC — or Tetrahydrocannabinol — was being sold, Nassau police said.

Adams: More NYPD cops on subway trains, more of them off their phones

Mayor Eric Adams invited the public to submit photos of NYPD cops in the subways fiddling with their phones instead of watching for crime. 

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Rise in Long Island antisemitism mirrors statewide trend

A report by the Anti-Defamation League says that New York State had the most antisemitic incidents nationwide; on Long Island, incidents targeting the Jewish community climbed by 23%.

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NYPD: Man shot dead inside Jamaica subway station

Officers responding to a 4:30 p.m. 911 call found the victim inside the busy Queens transit hub with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, the NYPD said.

FDNY, family of fallen firefighter mourn as purple bunting goes up

As investigators probed the remains of the house where FDNY firefighter Timothy Klein died in a partial ceiling collapse Sunday, his family and comrades mourned at Ladder Company 170 in Brooklyn.

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FDNY member Timothy Klein killed in Brooklyn fire

The firefighter died after the ceiling collapsed in the home where he and other members of the FDNY were battling a blaze.

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Ex-NYPD cop from LI sentenced for bribery, drug trafficking, feds say

Robert Smith, of Plainview, called himself one of "the most corrupt cops" at his Queens precinct, prosecutors said, and engaged in a scheme to accept bribes for directing vehicle crashes  to tow truck companies.

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MTA: Nearly 3% of LIRR union workers doubled pay with OT

Of the Long Island Rail Road's 6,688 overtime-eligible employees, 2.8% had overtime earnings exceeding 100% of their base pay, according to the MTA's latest annual overtime report.

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New Coast Guard cutter named for a reluctant Long Island hero

Clarence Sutphin, who died in 1992, repeatedly risked his life to save others as a member of the Coast Guard in the Pacific during World War II, but his family knew little of his heroics.

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'You saved lives': MTA workers honored for 'calm' during subway shooting

Staff members with the Metropolitan Transporation Authority honored at City Hall on Friday for their actions during Tuesday's subway shooting in Brooklyn.

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NYC mayor honors heroes from Brooklyn subway shooting

On Friday, Mayor Eric Adams honored some of the heroes from Tuesday's subway shooting in Brooklyn.

Accused subway shooter held on terrorism charge

Frank James "terrifyingly opened fire on passengers in a crowded subway train," an assistant U.S. attorney said in Brooklyn federal court Thursday.

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Queens woman indicted in murder of North Shore attorney

Xiaoning Zhang pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and weapons charges in the stabbing death of attorney Jim Li of Great Neck.

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Suspected subway shooter to be arraigned at noon

Frank James, the man accused of firing a Glock 9 mm handgun on a crowded Brooklyn subway train, injuring 23 people, is to be arraigned in federal court today.

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Brooklyn subway shooting suspect in police custody

NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig announced at a news conference that Frank R. James, the suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting on Tuesday that injured 23 people, is in police custody. 

Timeline tells the story of search for subway shooter

Information from law enforcement tracks the movements of suspect Frank James, starting Monday and ending with his arrest Wednesday afternoon.

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Brooklyn subway shooting: Photos from the scene

A mass shooting in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning injured 16 people, including 10 who were shot.

Panic, terror and fear for the future after subway shooting

While cops searched for the shooter and streets near the 36th Street Station filled with emergency vehicles, shaken area residents and merchants tried to make sense of a mass shooting in their neighborhood.

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Mayor Adams declares Juneteenth a paid NYC holiday

As the city's second Black mayor, Adams said he felt it was his duty to recognize slavery as the country's greatest wrong.

Schumer calls on the Biden administration to crack down on ghost guns

Ghost guns are assembled from parts that lack serial numbers which makes them virtually untraceable.

Arrest in deadly shooting of teen girl, wounding of 2 others in Bronx

A 17-year-old boy was arrested in the killing a day earlier of a 16-year-old girl in the Bronx and the wounding of two other teens in the same shooting, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said.

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Katz: Three charged in scheme to pocket foreclosure funds

The defendants, including a Long Beach resident, are accused of forging the names of the rightful owners of a Queens home purchased at an auction in 2006 and making off with $394,216 in unclaimed funds, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.

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Lingering long-term effects from COVID-19

Two years after the first COVID-19 cases were diagnosed on Long Island, many still struggle with lingering long-term effects from the virus. Newsday's Shari Einhorn reports.

How to get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

For Long Islanders still looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine, these resources might help.

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Top photos from around LI from March 2022

Newsday photographers capture images telling the stories of the people and places of Long Island. Here are some of the most compelling photos.

Long COVID survivors still struggle with 'brain fog,' tiredness

Two years after the first COVID-19 cases on Long Island, many battle a condition that doctors can't fully explain, with uncertainty about whether the symptoms will ever go away.

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Retired FDNY member Michael Lyons of Dix Hills dies of 9/11 cancer

Retired FDNY Capt. Michael J. Lyons, a Long Island firefighter who rescued an office worker from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, died Tuesday of 9/11-related cancer, the FDNY said. He was 53.

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