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Teenager killed in Commack crash

Teenager killed in Commack crash

Commack, NY- A car full of teenagers crashed head-on into oncoming traffic Wednesday afternoon on Indian Head Road in Commack, killing one passenger. Suffolk County Police say a teen was driving a 2008 Ford Mustang northbound on Indian Head Road, at approximately 3:45 p.m, when he swerved, lost control and hit a southbound 2015 Jeep…

GOV: NY is ready if CDC signs off on COVID-19 vaccines for kids

GOV: NY is ready if CDC signs off on COVID-19 vaccines for kids

East Farmingdale, NY- New York Governor Kathy Hochul said Wednesday the state is ready, should the Centers for Disease Control approve COVID-19 vaccines for children under the age of five. The Food and Drug Administration advisory panel approved coronavirus vaccines made by Moderna and Pfizer on Wednesday. In a press release Hochul said “Once approved, I…

FDA advisers move COVID-19 shots closer for kids under 5

FDA advisers move COVID-19 shots closer for kids under 5

(AP)- COVID-19 shots for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in the U.S. have moved a step closer. An advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration gave a thumbs-up Wednesday to vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer for children under 5. It’s the only age group not yet eligible for vaccination against the coronavirus and many parents…

Field Day chaos after inflatable tips over injuring 5 children

Field Day chaos after inflatable tips over injuring 5 children

Wyandanch, NY- Five children were injured Tuesday after an inflatable slide toppled over at a school function, sending children crashing to the ground. Suffolk County Police say they responded to Wyandanch Park on Mount Avenue at approximately 9:45am, after multiple children were injured. In total police say 14 children, ages 6 and 7, were on…

NYC Mayor Adams to endorse Hochul in NY governor’s race

NYC Mayor Adams to endorse Hochul in NY governor’s race

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams is going to endorse Gov. Kathy Hochul in the New York governor’s race on Wednesday. Hochul’s campaign and Adams’ political advisor confirmed Tuesday that Adams will make the announcement in a joint appearance with the Democratic governor in New York City. Adams, a Democrat took…

Biden tells oil refiners: Produce more gas, fewer profits

Biden tells oil refiners: Produce more gas, fewer profits

President Joe Biden is calling on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel. In a draft letter to refiners, Biden says their profits have tripled during a time of war between Russia and Ukraine as Americans struggle with record high prices at the pump. Biden writes that the oil companies need to work…

So long, Internet Explorer. The browser retires today

So long, Internet Explorer. The browser retires today

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft has officially sent Internet Explorer into retirement. As of Wednesday, Microsoft will no longer support the once-dominant browser that legions of web surfers loved to hate — and a few still claim to adore. Its launch in 1995 signaled the beginning of the end of the web’s first widely popular…

Clyburn: US failed to stop fraud in COVID-19 loan program

Clyburn: US failed to stop fraud in COVID-19 loan program

The head of a congressional panel says the U.S. government failed to take basic steps at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to prevent fraud in a federal aid program intended to help small businesses. Democratic Rep. James Clyburn on Tuesday blamed the Trump administration for problems in the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan program…

Happy the elephant isn’t a person, top New York court rules

Happy the elephant isn’t a person, top New York court rules

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s top court has rejected an effort to free Happy the elephant from the Bronx Zoo. The state Court of Appeals decided Tuesday that she does not meet the definition of “person” who is being illegally confined. The 5-2 decision affirms an earlier court decision and means Happy will not…

Happy the elephant isn’t a person, top New York court rules

Happy the elephant isn’t a person, top New York court rules

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s top court has rejected an effort to free Happy the elephant from the Bronx Zoo. The state Court of Appeals decided Tuesday that she does not meet the definition of “person” who is being illegally confined. The 5-2 decision affirms an earlier court decision and means Happy will not…

Man found guilty in 2019 robbery that led to officer’s death

Man found guilty in 2019 robbery that led to officer’s death

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of murder in connection to a 2019 store robbery that led to the death of a New York City police officer hit by crossfire from other officers’ guns. Jagger Freeman faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on June 30. Prosecutors…

NY GOP governor candidates debate crime, economy and Trump

NY GOP governor candidates debate crime, economy and Trump

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a televised debate, four Republican candidates for New York governor pledged to undo years of one-party rule by Democrats and focus on battling crime. The field includes U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, businessman Harry Wilson and Andrew Giuliani, the son of New York City’s former…