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Ellen Yan


Huntington, NY, United States

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Past articles by Ellen:

Elsi Gerda Becerra, who created mini Germany in Floral Park home, dies at 74

"I feel she's with me," says son of Elsi Gerda Becerra, a former school kitchen manager. → Read More

Cops: LI surgeon had cache of weapons, armor

An extensive cache of weapons and armor was seized from the vehicle and homes of a Great Neck plastic surgeon who was overheard at a Westchester bistro bar threatening to kill his estranged wife and h → Read More

Authorities: 2 workers hurt in scaffolding collapse

Two construction workers in Freeport fell at least 30 feet when their makeshift scaffolding collapsed Monday, sending one to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and the other with critical inj → Read More

Spraying for mosquitoes upcoming on Fire Island

County crews on Fire Island will carry out ground spraying Monday and Tuesday to control mosquitoes, Suffolk Department of Health Services officials announced Friday. Weather permitting, public works → Read More

Cops: Coram man arrested in child porn case

A Coram man who is a registered sex offender faces child pornography charges, officials said. David B. Korzeniowski, 62, of Homestead Drive, was arrested Friday at his home by detectives in the comput → Read More

Police: Student charged after loaded gun confiscated

The boy told officials he received the gun Sunday during a party at his uncle's house, said county officials, who added that the gun was unregistered. → Read More

LI chiropractor pleads guilty in billing fraud

As the founder of Epiq Medical and Hicksville Primary Medical, the chiropractor received more than $2 million between December 2013 and September 2014, prosecutors said. → Read More

Cops: Suffolk man arrested, charged with rape

A Deer Park man has been arrested for raping a 16-year-old girl last year, Suffolk County police said Wednesday. Philip Evanson, who was arrested on Adams Street in Deer Park on Tuesday, was arraigned → Read More

Power outage cancels Sal Valentinetti show

The show has been rescheduled to Feb. 9, Valentinetti said. → Read More

Deli owners chase off would-be robber with machete

Police arrested Carlos Garcia, 35, of Huntington Station, on Thursday and charged him with robbing the deli, as well as four other Suffolk County businesses. → Read More

Lawsuit: Grumman dumping caused family's cancer

Suit filed by the Cornett family seeks $100 million each for the husband and wife as well as their son and says the defense manufacturer should have known dumping grounds were "grossly contaminated." → Read More

Retired New York Police Sergeant Dies of 9/11-Related Cancer

Whether it was a gunman firing at him or cancer causing him pain, Dennis Reichardt, a retired Suffolk County police sergeant, always kept his cool, family and friends said. → Read More

Dennis Reichardt dies; retired Suffolk County police sergeant was 64

As an emergency service bomb technician, he was dispatched on 9/11 to the rubble of the World Trade Center. He served with Suffolk police for 29 years. → Read More

Amy Schumer arrested at Brett Kavanaugh protest, reports say

Schumer has spoken out against Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. → Read More

Cops: Theater, restaurants evacuated due to flooding

After a deluge of rain, a Mercedes also caught on fire and the village firehouse was flooded, Mayor Margot Garant said. → Read More

Cops: Toddler drowns in East Islip home pool

A 2-year-old girl drowned in the backyard pool of an East Islip home Friday night despite lifesaving attempts by her grandmother and rescuers, Suffolk police said. Galaxy Belenger was not breathing wh → Read More

Outside panel to review NYPD discipline practices

The goal is to improve public confidence in the way the NYPD polices its own officers while also boosting officers’ trust for a fair outcome, officials said. The police union says the move will bring more “heavy-handed” punishment. → Read More

Independent Panel to Review NYPD Disciplinary Practices

The NYPD has set up an outside panel of experts to review its disciplinary practices, a move the police union believes will lead to more “heavy-handed” punishment. → Read More

Man had kilo of cocaine in mall lot, cops say

A Pennsylvania man had more than a kilogram of what appeared to be cocaine in the parking lot of a Massapequa mall, Nassau police said Tuesday.Narcotics and vice squad detectives said they found the d → Read More

Cops: Scammer sold duplicate Billy Joel tickets

A Centereach man sold duplicate tickets Friday to a Billy Joel concert for $350 to undercover officers, Suffolk County police said in announcing his arrest.Police set up a sting for Brandon Lesser, 24 → Read More