2nd Update: LaLota Defeats Fleming for Congress; Hochul Claims Victory

Republican Nick LaLota defeated Bridget Fleming for Congress in the 1st District in Tuesday’s election. At 1:58 am, Tuesday, LaLota issued the following statement declaring victory: “Thank you to my wife Kaylie and our three awesome daughters Maggie Rae, Reagan Elizabeth, and Brooke Murphy for Read More …

Ex-Huntington Man Admits to $200,000 Disability Fraud

A former Huntington man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently collecting more than $200,000 in disability benefits, the state attorney general’s office said Tuesday.  Anthony Ragusa, 52, collected the benefits from the Social Security Administration, the office of State Attorney General Letitia James said. The office Read More …

More Companies Warned on Covid-19 Test Turnaround Times

Two more companies have been warned about meeting promised turnaround times for Covid-19 testing results. New York Attorney General Letitia James issued warning letters to EZ Test NY (a Brooklyn-based collection center) and Keep Health Safe (a Fort Lee, New Jersey-based collection center) —saying they have not Read More …

Suozzi Running for Governor

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-Huntington, announced Monday that he will run for governor, joining other prominent Democrats already in the race. Citing his experience as mayor of Glen Cove, as a member of Congress and as Nassau County executive, Suozzi said, “I’m running for governor,”  Read More …

James Warns Against Deceptive Marketing Offers

Attorney General Letitia James has issued an alert to New Yorkers reminding them to be careful with marketing offers that may unwittingly result in recurring charges. Known as negative option marketing, the offers come in several forms. Each contains a term or condition under which Read More …

3rd Update: President Calls for Cuomo to Resign

President Biden called for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to resign Tuesday following the release of a damning report by the attorney general that found he had sexually harassed women, including several employees. The report said he had created a hostile workplace environment and had retaliated Read More …

Huntington Man Accused of Fraud on Disability Benefits

Anthony Ragusa, 50, of Huntington has been arrested on charges of  fraudulently collecting more than $200,000 in disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James said Thursday that, from 2013 to 2020, Ragusa falsely represented to the Read More …

From Albany: ‘Operation Hardhat,’ Report on Voter Intimidation

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State Police and another law enforcement agency issued 444 tickets during last week’s Operation Hardhat, an initiative between law enforcement entities, the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority, to crack Read More …

From Albany: Food Banks to Benefit From Price-Gouging Case

Food banks will be the beneficiaries after New York Attorney General Letitia James  secured 1.2 million eggs in a settlement involving price gouging. She signed an agreement with Hillandale Farms Corporation, ending an August 2020 lawsuit  on charges of  illegally gouging the prices of eggs in Read More …

Update: James Challenges Cuomo on Count of Covid-19 Nursing Home Deaths

Updated: General Letitia James Thursday accused the Cuomo administration of undercounting the number of Covid-19 deaths of patients at nursing homes. State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker replied that the state numbers were not an undercount of the total number of the deaths but rather Read More …

Some Airlines to Require Covid-19 Testing for Flights From U.K. to New York

Gov.  Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines have agreed to require testing before allowing passengers to board plans from the United Kingdom to the United States because of concerns about a mutated strain of Covid-19 in the country. Travel Read More …

Dix Hills Man Indicted on Deed-Theft Charges

A Dix Hills resident has been indicted on charges of filing two fraudulent deeds to fraudulently acquire ownership of two residential homes,  New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday. Frank Torres, 60, of Dix Hills, and Andy Francis, 62, of Elmont,  are each charged Read More …