TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Becoming partly cloudy after some morning light rain. Fog early. High 66. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 41. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Police are renewing calls for help in solving the 2010 murder of an off-duty U.S. customs officer who was fatally shot in Jamaica.
Gary Melius, who was born in Jackson Heights, was shot in the head by a masked gunman in the parking lot of his lavish Long Island castle Monday afternoon.
The body of a Queens woman who went missing in March washed ashore a Long Island beach Monday night, police said. Natasha Jugo, 31, of Queens Village, vanished March 16. Cops found her personal belongings and 2009 Toyota Prius abandoned one day later on Gilgo Beach. Her body washed up on the beach on June [...]
For the first time this winter, the city is getting ready for a potentially powerful snow storm. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the flakes should start falling early Friday morning and the bad weather will continue through Saturday. Earlier in the day, the NWS issued a winter storm watch for all of New [...]
P.S. 41 raised $1,600 to donate to two Long Island families devastated by Sandy. The school’s “Fifth Grade Apprentice” group held a small assembly on December 20, 2012 to present the Fitch and Denardo families from Long Beach with gift cards and toys. There are seven children, including two sets of twins, in the Fitch [...]
There has never been a better excuse to drink. This week, a specially created India Pale Ale, Surge Protector IPA, went on sale to raise proceeds for Sandy victims. Dubbed Sandy Relief Beer, the alcoholic beverage was a collaborative project between eight Long Island breweries, with each one contributing an ingredient to the ale. One of [...]
When President Obama announced his plan to reduce gun violence Wednesday, he was joined by children from around the country who wrote him letters after the Sandy Hook tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety. One of those children was Hinna Zeejah, a third-grader from Oceanside, Long Island. According to Newsday, when Zeejah asked her [...]
A bride-to-be almost had her big day botched when an embattled Bayside banquet hall began shirking her calls two months before her nuptials, The Courier has learned. Kathryn Martino-Miranda and her fiancé Erik Lopez had booked their March 3 wedding ceremony and reception at Patrizia’s of Bayside in November 2012, signing a $5,000 contract for [...]
It might be lights out for LIPA in its current form. The Moreland Commission, established to examine response from utility companies after Sandy, has offered Governor Andrew Cuomo three options to reshape the power company after it was lambasted for poor response times and mismanagement after the storm. The first is to let the power [...]