Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 23:08:43 -0400Copyright: ©2009, Newsday.com
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 22:43:00 -0400A Nassau teacher and camp counselor accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl used text messages and the social networking site MySpace to arrange a meeting with his alleged victim, Suffolk authorities said Wednesday.
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 21:03:00 -0400A young Patchogue man who reportedly converted to Islam at a Long Island mosque emerged Wednesday as a key player in al-Qaida plots against area mass transit systems, as he continued to cooperate in multiple investigations of international terrorism.
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:43:00 -0400The families who owned and operated Fortunoff before its sale to private equity firms have purchased all the intellectual property of the now-bankrupt company and are researching ways to relaunch the brand, family members said Tuesday.
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 23:23:00 -0400The Town of Oyster Bay's land purchase that helped preserve forever a unique piece of land overlooking Oyster Bay's Mill Pond also eventually benefitted the daughter of the county and state GOP chairman when she and her husband bought an adjacent parcel a few months later.
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 15:33:00 -0400It might seem a bit bizarre, but two lanes of the Southern State Parkway were closed for about seven hours Wednesday because they were covered in watermelons, police said.
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 23:13:00 -0400After a 50-year drought of new drugs and a string of disappointing failures of potential treatments for lupus, researchers said they have found an experimental drug that can improve the symptoms of the life-threatening autoimmune disorder that afflicts as many as 1.5 million Americans.
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:53:00 -0400Longtime Islanders radio analyst Chris King and play-by-play partner Steve Mears were fired last week by team president Chris Dey, who informed them that their contracts won't be renewed for next season.
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:53:00 -0400More than 60 Wantagh residents packed a library board meeting Monday night to demand that the board reinstate the library director and explain why the board hasn't drawn on a more than $1 million surplus to make repairs to the building.
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 22:03:00 -0400Saying that they were the victims of a "widespread fraud on New York's courts," State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Wednesday moved to throw out financial judgments against 100,000 people throughout New York State, including almost 18,000 on Long Island.
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:23:00 -0400Matthew Scarpati, an avid cyclist, had recently discovered the bike path that runs along the Wantagh State Parkway and regularly ventured out from his parents' Dix Hills home for the scenic ride.