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Man ticketed by police for laughing too loud

Laughing - NBC News

A Long Island man's laughter is no laughing matter to his next-door neighbor. Robert Schiavelli, 42, has been issued a pair of tickets by police for disturbing the peace after next-door neighbor Daniel O’Hanian called the police because he said Schiavelli was laughing too loud out his window.


Duct-tape bound rape victim uses tongue to dial 911

Crime Scene

A woman raped in a Long Island, N.Y., home used her tongue to dial 911 while her hands were bound with duct tape, officials say.


More power company officials resign after slow Sandy response

Power Companies

Two more executives have resigned from the Long Island Power Authority, which came under withering criticism from New York's governor for its failure to restore power more quickly to hundreds of thousands of customers after Superstorm Sandy.


Long Islanders: Now two weeks of power woes

Long Island Power Outage

As the power outages on Long Island drag on, New Yorkers railed Sunday against the utility that has lagged behind others in restoring power, criticizing its slow pace as well as a dearth of information.


New York City Imposes Gas Rationing to Ease Shortage

Gas Rationing

With long lines persisting at gas pumps, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said an odd-even rationing rule would go into effect at 6 a.m. Friday, and counties on Long Island announced a similar system.


Russell Crowe gets lost kayaking off Long Island

Russell Crowe

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe lost his way kayaking off New York's Long Island and was picked up by a U.S. Coast Guard boat and ferried to a harbor, officials said Sunday


Woods, McIlroy bring buzz back to Bethpage Black as The Barclays begins

Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy

As the playoffs for the FedEx Cup get under way Thursday at The Barclays, the buzz is bigger than usual. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy playing in the same group for starters, and at Bethpage Black, a notoriously tough track on Long Island made even more famous by the two U.S. Opens it has hosted in the last decade.


Long Island Man Is Charged With Insurance Fraud in Faked Drowning Case

Raymond Roth

A Long Island man suspected of faking his drowning to collect more than $400000 in life insurance was arrested Wednesday and formally charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy and filing a false report.

Senh: A city wide search, father/son disputing each other's stories, dysfunctional families ... sounds like it could be a Wes Anderson or Coen brother movie.


Seven Arrested in SAT Cheating Scandal in New York

Seven Arrested in SAT Cheating Scandal in New York

A college student from New York was paid between $1,500 and $2,500 to stand in for at least a half dozen students attending a prestigious Long Island high school and take the SAT exam for them, a prosecutor said Tuesday in announcing criminal charges in the case.


'Bounce house' mishap reveals shaky oversight

'Bounce house' mishap reveals shaky oversight

An accident involving a so-called "bounce castle" in Long Island, NY, over the weekend that sent 13 to the hospital illustrated the perils of the popular inflatable amusement rides.

Senh: Apparently, the regulations on these inflatable amusement rides (which includes bounce houses) are shoddy. These devices need to be setup and pinned down correctly. Beware of windy days because wind can blow them away into traffic or even to the roof of a house. Also, they can collapse under too much weight. In general, just make sure the operators set them up for you before they leave, and kids are supervised.


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