Nearby: Off-Duty Cop Dies in Southern State Crash

Stories making headlines around the local area this week.

Off-Duty Cop Dies in Southern State Crash

An off-duty NYPD cop from West Islip died Thursday morning after he lost control of his car and crashed on the Southern State Parkway, cops said. Click here for more.

Calhoun Student Approached by Stranger

A stranger attempted to lure a Calhoun student into his car while he was walking home from school Tuesday, district officials confirmed to Patch. Click here for more. 

LION Holds Protest in Bellmore

Members of Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION) gathered outside of Worldwide Puppies and Kittens on Saturday to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that will allow local municipalities to regulate pet stores. Click here for more.

East Meadow Grandmother Wins First Figure Competition

A 43-year-old East Meadow grandmother has won her first figure competition and has all intentions of competing again. Lodise trained three times a day, six days a week. Her routine consisted of cardio twice a day and weight training with her husband in the early evening. Click here for more.

Cops Nab Reckless Motorcyclists on Expressway

Suffolk County Police on Monday arrested seven motorcyclists, including two from Farmingdale, from across the region after they tore through the Long Island Expressway, speeding and weaving through traffic for more than 10 exits. Click here for more.

Wantagh Schools Host Anti-Bullying Program

Wantagh High School students took a stand against bullying recently as they participated in their annual Unity Day. They took part in programs including signing an anti-bullying pledge and designing posters related to the program. Click here for more.


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