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Suffolk DA Spota: Penalize hit-and-run drivers

District Attorney Thomas Spota says the state Legislature needs to toughen penalties against drivers who leave the scene of an accident.


Longtime Newsday journalist Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize Remembering Les Payne, Newsday Pulitzer Prize winner Less than a week after a Virgin Mary Church: Vandalized Virgin Mary statue replaced Residents and local animal rescuers in Fort Salonga Raccoon with peanut butter jar stuck on head rescued Nassau County Executive Laura Curran and Police Commissioner School resource program launched in Nassau Two lawmakers on Capitol Hill from Maryland, Rep. Md. Leaders Push Action After School Shooting Patchogue-Medford librarians Michele Cayea and Colleen Hutchens pose Patchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade 2018 Authorities said Tuesday the parcel bomb that exploded Chief says FedEx facility wasn't target of bomb A Maryland Sheriff says the gunman at Great Sheriff: Gunman dead in Md. school shooting Severe storms that spawned tornadoes, damaged homes and Raw: Severe Storms Wreck Alabama Church A Florida sheriff says a teenage boy has Sheriff: Teen Killed Friend With Baseball Bat The San Antonio Texas Fire Department says a Explosion In Fedex plant near San Antonio The governor of Alabama says there is significant Storms Cause Severe Damage in Northern Alabama A New Hampshire couple who lost their daughter Victim's Parents Skeptical of Trump Opioid Plans Uber is confirming that one of its self-driving Pedestrian killed By Uber self-driving vehicle The grandfather of one of the latest bombing Austin blast left victims 'bleeding profusely' A former official with the Bureau of Alcohol, Former DOJ Official: Explosions May Be Linked Fear escalated across Texas' capital city on Monday Official: 4th Austin bombing shows 'different level of skill' Students returning from spring break to Florida International Silence for Miami Bridge Collapse Victims Students from the Florida high school where 17 Parkland Students: 1 Million Expected At Marches President Trump says the nation must Trump calls for death penalty for opioid dealers Uber is confirming that one of its self-driving Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Hits, Kills Pedestrian A New York City official is launching an NYC launches investigation into Kushner Cos. The Muse will host its first poetry slam Muse Exchange’s new poetry slam Twenty-eight people were sickened with carbon monoxide poisoning Cops: CO poisoning at LI barbecue Goya Foods, on Monday, donated 40,000 pounds of food Goya Foods donates 40,000 pounds of food Authorities in Austin, Texas say more resources are Use of Tripwire Adds Urgency to Austin Blasts High winds knocked over a semi-truck on a High Winds Tip Truck on Kansas Road New York politicians, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, Mayor to pro-gun-control walkout: 'I appreciate you’ Thousands gathered along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on New York City celebrates St. Patrick's Day The Austin, Texas police chief says a person Police: 'Tripwire' May Have Set Off Austin Blast Federal agents swarmed the Austin, Texas neighborhood where Federal Agents Swarm Austin Explosion Area Another explosion has been reported in Austin, Texas, Austin, Texas Explosion Injures Two Rep. Thomas Suozzi's head was shaved during the Watch Rep. Suozzi get head shaved for St. Baldrick's In Huntington, organizers of a rally set for LI students mobilize in the shadow of gun violence Patchogue's Meg Gabel, 17, got her head shaved LI teen gets head shaved in memory of late friend Shoppers at a Southern California mall ran into Shopper Locked in Store During CA Mall Shooting It is a tradition on St. Patrick's Day, Chicago River Dyed Green For St. Patrick's Day St. James on Saturday, March 17, 2018, hosted its St. Patrick's Day Parade brings friends, family together Brendan Byrne always had a soft spot for Late Governor's Ashes Honored at Saloon Gateway Development Corporation chairman Steven Cohen and Gateway Gateway officials optimistic about project Will Nicholas, Tesla senior manager for policy and Tesla confirms Smithtown site Brookfield Zoo near Chicago celebrated St. Patrick's Day Zoo Animals Get St. Patrick's Day Treats Relatives and friends of people who are missing Friends, Relatives Wait for Word on the Missing Jeff Flake has a direct message for the Flake Eyes 2020 Primary Challenge to Stop Trump Bridge engineer Andy Hermann explains how bridges like Accelerated Bridge Construction Explained A new mural in New York by British New Banksy Mural Supports Jailed Turkish Artist A witness who was in a vehicle near Witness: 'Sounded Like the World Was Ending' Vietnam veteran Robert Fabula received an honorary high school Vietnam veteran gets high school diploma 51 years later Bands, politicians, school children and horses alike marched Parade Kicks Off St. Patrick's Day in Indiana Members of the 106th Rescue Wing of the 106th Rescue Wing members killed in Iraq helicopter crash Relatives of those missing following Thursday's pedestrian bridge Families look for missing after bridge collapse Authorities say there could be more fatalities beyond Authorities expect to find more bodies in rubble Walter Ramsey, third from the left, served as Bayport-Blue Point St. Patrick's Day parade 2018 Opponents of a proposal for a 1,365-unit luxury Opponents of a proposed 1,365-unit apartment complex in Sayville voice their concerns Police confirmed Friday morning that at least six Six Confirmed Dead in Florida Bridge Collapse The US Coast Guard says it rescued three Raw: Coast Guard Rescues 3 Boaters Off Florida A group of cows wandered around Interstate 86 Cows wander on NY highway after crash Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Downey said Thursday Dogs, High-Tech Tools Used in Fla. Bridge Search A dog named Irgo is reunited with his Dog reunites with family after flight to Japan Researchers at Columbia University are studying details about Snowflake Hunting Offers Clues to Atmosphere A pedestrian bridge being built across an eight-lane Officials: Multiple Deaths After Bridge Collapse Yvonne Fleming, the first patient to undergo a LI’s first heart transplant patient meets public Numerous youth baseball organizations joined Nassau County Legis. Steve Republicans move to block parks fees in Nassau Det. Juan Llera rushed to the scene of Officer Describes CPR on Bridge Collapse Victim A parent displayed a closed pocket knife during Man displays pocket knife during meeting about school safety Video captured by a boater shows the wreckage Video Shows Wreckage of Navy Jet in Key West At the Mentor New York annual conferenceon Thursday, March, Curran touts the benefits of mentoring A pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Pedestrian Bridge in Miami Collapses A pedestrian bridge being built across an eight-lane Officials: Multiple Deaths After Bridge Collapse A workplace expert says the NCAA basketball tournament March Madness Could Cost Employers Billions Officials say several people were killed when a Bridge Eyewitness: There's a lot of Dead People Miami's fire department says multiple people have been Rescue underway at Miami bridge collapse Firefighters carried out a controlled burn at a Fire Crews Have to Burn Building After Explosion Deputies say the sister of church shooter Dylann Dylann Roof's sister arrested on weapons charges Authorities released surveillance video Thursday showing what happened New video shows Parkland deputy during shooting Owner and chef, Peter Mistretta, from Perennial in Famous fusilli at Perennial An avalanche carried six Army soldiers several hundred Six US Soldiers Survive Vermont Avalanche One man is dead and another is in Alabama Hospital Gunman Kills Man and Himself A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday off 2 Crew Dead in Fla. Keys Navy Fighter Jet Crash A former sheriff's deputy and two accomplices are Suspects Charged in Minnesota Mosque Bombing Dozens gathered at Huntington Town Hall at a Vigil honors ex-Long Islander killed in Florida school shooting Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time Friend: Hawking Was "Full of Life" to the End McKenna Wall was driving home Sunday in Fairbanks, Sled dog team spotted without musher on highway President Donald Trump made his way Wednesday to Trump Inspects Boeing Planes, Touts Possible Deal Students in districts across Long Island walked out Students across Long Island participate in nationwide walkout During opening statements, on Wednesday March, 14, 2018, Edward Mangano ‘sold himself’ to Singh, prosecutors say A judge has entered a plea of not Fla. Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Court On the one month anniversary of the Douglas Parkland Students Walk Out of School New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid down with Gov. Cuomo joins march against gun violence One month after a deadly shooting that pushed Parkland Students March for Action on Guns Preservationists and community leaders are fighting to save Community leaders hoping to save historic Oyster Bay drug store There were many crashes on the snow-covered roads Raw: Crashes on Massachusetts Snow-Covered Roads Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory after the very Analysis: Close Vote Trouble For Republicans Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory in the very Lamb declares victory, Saccone not giving up