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Past articles by Greg:

Green Comet Last in Solar System 50,000 Years Ago Spotted Over Long Island

Did you see it? A comet last in the solar system about 50,000 years ago was visible in the pre-dawn sky Thursday for intrepid Americans who likely only needed a telescope or even just binoculars to catch a glimpse of its green glory. The comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), a name that NASA acknowledges is a mouthful, hit its closest point to Earth on Feb…. → Read More

Long Island 5-Year-Old Gets Weed Gummies on Halloween, Ends Up in Hospital

It might look like harmless candy, but a 5-year-old boy trick-or-treating on Long Island had to be rushed to the hospital after eating gummies infused with cannabis. → Read More

100K Roaches, 300+ Animals Found at Social Worker's New York Home

A Long Island home has been condemned and its owner arrested after more than 300 animals and 100,000 roaches were allegedly found on her property, officials said Tuesday. → Read More

Long Island Woman Faked $40M Worth of Gucci, Chanel Labels in Nationwide Scheme: Cops

A 31-year-old Long Island woman has been arrested in an alleged $40 million counterfeit goods scheme, manufacturing fake Gucci, Chanel, Prada and other high-end labels out of the boutique she owns, Nassau County police said Tuesday. → Read More

Long Island Students Walk Out on 1st Day Over Principal's Mysterious Leave

It was the first day of school for some Long Island students — but instead of starting the day in class, dozens of high schoolers started the day outside protesting. → Read More

Sorry, Hamptonites — You Might Have to Change When You Water Your Lawns

The Suffolk County Water Authority says Hamptons residents need to save water as drought conditions worsen. → Read More

Chilling 911 Calls Released in Case of Woman Whose Disappearance Led to Discovery of 10 Bodies

The 911 calls are disorganized. At times she is coherent. At others, she slurs her words. Sometimes she doesn’t respond at all. And at times, she is heard screaming. → Read More

9/11 Museum Now Has Photos of Every Victim Who Died in Attack — Except One

The 9/11 Memorial and Museum has been tracking down photos of every person who died in the attacks, and had a photo for all but two of the victims — and now that list is down to one, as a photo of Albert Ogletree was added to the display of more than 2,900 images on Tuesday → Read More

Queens Cancer Survivor Reunited With Dog Lost 5 Years Ago, And 1,000 Miles Away

A Queens woman got to see her olde English bulldogge for the first time since the pooch went missing in 2017. → Read More

4 Dead, 2 Hurt in Wrong-Way Collision on Southern State Parkway: NYSP

Four people are dead and two others are hurt, one of them seriously, after a multi-vehicle collision on Long Island’s Southern State Parkway early Tuesday... → Read More

Confirmed New York Virus Deaths Top 25,000; Parties Fuel New COVID Surge on LI

New York state’s confirmed virus deaths topped 25,000 Wednesday as Gov. Andrew Cuomo added nine more names to the toll. Daily death tolls have dropped to the... → Read More

Arrest Made in Mystery Death of 8-Year-Old Long Island Boy

Suffolk County Police have made an arrest in the mysterious Jan. 17 death of an 8-year-old boy, authorities said on Friday. Further details — including who was arrested and what charges he or she may face — were not immediately available. At the time of Thomas Valva’s death, police said they were responding to reports of a boy who had… → Read More

Dina Lohan Arrested for DWI, Leaving Long Island Crash Scene: Officials

Dina Lohan, the mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, has been arrested for allegedly drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident on Long Island, prosecutors say. The elder Lohan was driving a Mercedes at Merrick Mall in Merrick around 7 p.m. on Saturday when she hit the back of a Honda CRV, according to a felony complaint. Lohan drove… → Read More

8 Arrested in Brawl That Left N.Y. Teen Fatally Stabbed: Cops

Eight teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fatal attack on a Long Island, New York high school student during an after-school fight. Nassau County police say the teens were involved in the Sept. 16 → Read More

Long Island Diner Owner Accused of Starving Dog Reunites With Beloved Pet After Being Found Not Guilty Following Dog’s Tumor Diagnosis

After 14 months apart, Peter Tsadilas and his dog, Callie, were reunited Friday. Tsadilas had his four-legged friend returned days after a Nassau County jury found him not guilty of animal cruelty after... → Read More

Police: Teen Drank 5 Spiked Seltzers Before Long Island Hit-and-Run

A 17-year-old drank five spiked seltzers the night before she drove into an 80-year-old woman and then drove away, police investigators say. The elderly woman remains in a critical condition at hospital. → Read More

'Morally Depraved': Driver in Valentine's Day Crash That Killed 5 Asks Judge to Withdraw Guilty Plea Before He is Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison

The driver who pleaded guilty to causing a high-speed crash that killed five people on Valentine’s Day 2018 in Long Island has not only refused to leave his prison cell for sentencing Tuesday but asked the judge... → Read More

Woman Killed After Being Struck By Van in Long Island, Dragged for Nearly Half a Mile; Driver Arrested

A woman on Long Island was killed Monday afternoon after being struck by a hit and run driver and dragged for nearly half a mile → Read More

New Jersey, Long Island Beaches and Parks See Huge Attendance on July 4th, Leading to Traffic Jams

If you went to spend Independence Day at the beach in New Jersey or Long Island — you definitely were not alone → Read More

Middle-Aged Blonde Woman Washes Up Dead, Half-Naked, on Long Beach

A runner stumbled upon a grisly discovery during a morning jog on a Long Island beach early Friday -- the body of a woman, face down, wearing just a brand and underwear, law enforcement sources and authorities... → Read More