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IRS announces January 29 as start of 2024 tax season

IRS announces January 29 as start of 2024 tax season

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS on Monday announced January 29 as the official start date of the 2024 tax season, and expects more than 128.7 million tax returns to be filed by the April 15 tax deadline. The announcement comes as the agency undergoes a massive overhaul, attempting to improve its technology and customer service…

Person fatally struck by train near Copiague LIRR station Monday

Person fatally struck by train near Copiague LIRR station Monday

A person was fatally struck by a train near the Copiague station Monday afternoon according to a spokesperson for the MTA.The person, who was not identified, was struck by an eastbound train shortly before 1:30 p.m.Both tracks on the Babylon branch of the Long Island Rail Road are operating, but with scattered delays and cancellations.

Moon landing attempt by US company appears doomed after ‘critical’ fuel leak

Moon landing attempt by US company appears doomed after ‘critical’ fuel leak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first U.S. moon landing attempt in more than 50 years appeared to be doomed after a private company’s spacecraft developed a “critical” fuel leak just hours after Monday’s launch. Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology managed to orient its lander toward the sun so the solar panel could collect sunlight and charge…

NYPD officer killed crash on Southern State Parkway Sunday

NYPD officer killed crash on Southern State Parkway Sunday

State police say an NYPD officer from Shirley was killed in a single-car crash Sunday morning on the Southern State Parkway near Exit 13 in North Valley Stream. 32-year-old Clifford Saintvil ran off the road and hit a tree on the right shoulder. He was an officer at the 113th Precinct in Queens.

Armed men tie up couple during Bethpage robbery

Armed men tie up couple during Bethpage robbery

Nassau police say two armed men broke into a Bethpage home early Sunday morning and tied up a couple inside.  The two men entered the home through a basement window around 2 a.m.  The victims, who are 62 and 63 years old, were tied up and left them in the bedroom. The men then ran…

Jets beat Patriots 17-3, Giants beat Eagles 27-10

Jets beat Patriots 17-3, Giants beat Eagles 27-10

Jets no longer have to answer questions about their long skid against the Patriots FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Breece Hall rushed for 174 yards and a late touchdown and the New York Jets snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Patriots with a 17-3 win Sunday in what could have been Bill Belichick’s final game…

LIPA to buy Country Fair site in Medford

LIPA to buy Country Fair site in Medford

The Long Island Power Authority says it is close to buying the Country Fair Entertainment Park site on Route 112 Medford. LIPA is planning on converting the site for use as a storage depot.The amusement park announced last week on its website it would not reopen this summer.A spokesperson for PSEG says the utility plans…

Ronkonkoma branch back in service after partially shut down

Ronkonkoma branch back in service after partially shut down

The Long Island Rail Road’s Ronkonkoma branch was partially shut down last night after a train struck an SUV in Wyandanch. Suffolk Police say the crash happened Thursday around 5:30. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Good Samaritan University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. service on the Ronkonkoma branch was restored a few hours…

1 in 5 Long Island adults said they are food insecure

1 in 5 Long Island adults said they are food insecure

According to a report released this week by the state Department of Health says more than 1 in 5 Long Island adults said they worry about having enough money to buy nutritious meals.In Suffolk, the percentage of residents who said they were food insecure stood at 23.1%. In Nassau, it was 21.1%.Those numbers were slightly…