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Past articles by Michael:

SCPD's Milagros Soto, highest-ranking female, promoted to IAB assistant chief, top cop says

Milagros Soto will oversee investigations of complaints made against officers, the county's top cop said. → Read More

Thomas Compitello, former Suffolk police chief of patrol, dies at 87

Thomas Compitello was critical in expanding SCPD's operations and capabilities. → Read More

Valva trial: Jurors see 31 video clips depicting Thomas and Anthony's living conditions

The clips were recorded between Jan. 5, 2018 and Jan.12, 2020 at the home on Bittersweet Lane Suffolk prosecutors labeled "the house of horrors." → Read More

Witness: Video from Thomas Valva's house the day he died was deleted

Surveillance video recorded at the 8-year-old's Center Moriches home leading up to his 2020 hypothermia death was deleted hours after he died, a police detective testified. → Read More

Motorcyclist killed in Garden City crash, police say

The motorcyclist was eastbound on Stewart Avenue when he struck the rear of a 2015 Hyundai Sonata turning south on Edgemere Road, Nassau police said. → Read More

Nassau, Suffolk warn about 'rainbow fentanyl'

Deadly fentanyl is now being offered in brightly colored pills and powders in an attempt to drive up addiction among children, officials warned. It has not been found on LI. → Read More

American Airlines: Decision to end service at LI MacArthur Airport is 'permanent'

The impact of American Airlines' decision to pull out of Long Island MacArthur Airport was unclear but Islip Town says it continues to communicate with the airline. → Read More

2 die in separate crashes on LI roadways

Nassau police have identified two men who died in separate accidents Sunday, one in Seaford and the other in Wantagh. → Read More

Longtime Newsday employee James 'Jimmy' McBride dies at 84

James "Jimmy" McBride was a platemaker for 43 years and a dedicated union member. → Read More

Notice of claim: Police assaulted Wyandanch man at gas station, tearing off prosthetic leg

Suffolk police "violently ripped off" a Wyandanch man's prosthetic leg and fractured his orbital bone during an altercation last summer at a gas station, according to a notice of claim filed against t → Read More

Adams: Revived NYPD plainclothes anti-crime unit to work to reduce shootings

New York City Mayor Eric Adams vowed on Sunday to battle a surge in shootings by bringing back the NYPD’s controversial plainclothes anti-crime unit, but he declined to say how it will differ from the → Read More

Stuart Cameron, acting Suffolk police commissioner, retiring in January

Stuart Cameron, the Suffolk police chief of department described by many as a "true gentleman" who served as acting commissioner since May and deftly took over a department rocked by scandal, will ret → Read More

Explosion on Fox Island created crater, caused loud bang heard by residents, cops say

A loud noise that sparked multiple 911 calls to Suffolk police on Sunday was apparently caused by detonation of a device that left a crater on Fox Island in Babylon, officials said. Marine Bureau offi → Read More

Search for Suffolk's next top cop enters final stage

The more than six-month search for the next Suffolk County police commissioner has been narrowed to 20 candidates, with a year-end target date to select a leader for one of the nation’s largest depart → Read More

Widow of NYPD detective, at sentencing: 'Today, I cannot forgive you'

A Brooklyn man whose attempted robbery led to the 2019 friendly fire death of NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen expressed remorse Wednesday for sparking the events that led to the officer's demise before a jud → Read More

Suffolk cop injured in suspected DWI crash remains in critical condition, officials say

The Suffolk County police officer who suffered life-threatening brain injuries in a crash authorities said was caused by a drunk driver is in critical condition at Stony Brook University Hospital afte → Read More

Suffolk building renamed for fallen sheriff's office veteran

Elected leaders and law enforcement officials joined family and friends of Sgt. Keith Allison on Monday to rename a county building after the Suffolk sheriff’s veteran, who died in December due to com → Read More

Ex-Suffolk DA Thomas Spota sentenced to 5 years in prison

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced ex-Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota to five years in prison for trying to cover up a prisoner’s 2012 beating at a Hauppauge police precinct and impeding a fe → Read More

Boat operator charged in Great South Bay crash; search is on for missing passenger

Suffolk police are searching for a 25-year-old man who was ejected from a boat after it struck a jetty on the Great South Bay near Sayville early Monday, officials said, and the boat's operator has be → Read More

Gang member from West Hempstead forced women into sex work, officials say

A Bloods gang member who allegedly forced teenage girls and women into prostitution was charged with sex trafficking and other crimes in a seven-count indictment unsealed Thursday in federal court in → Read More