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Officials: NYC correction officer dead, 1 injured in Calverton skydiving accident

A New York City correction officer was killed and another person seriously injured Wednesday in a skydiving accident in Calverton, Riverhead police said.

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Advocates want answers in 2010 immigrant’s death

Latino, immigrant and civil rights advocates, concerned that no arrests have been made in a 2010 slaying of one immigrant and an attack on another in Shirley, called Wednesday for Suffolk police to solve the crimes and for federal officials to examine the case.

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De Blasio hosts summit Friday in chokehold fallout

Mayor Bill de Blasio is to host a “police-community roundtable” this morning with the Rev. Al Sharpton, NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton and other leaders, in City Hall’s latest move to calm an uproar over Eric Garner’s death during an arrest over a petty offense.

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Study: Steve Bellone rapid bus plan would cost $78 million

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s plan for north-south rapid bus corridors, linking downtowns, businesses and research centers, is viable but will cost $78 million to implement along three recommended routes, a new county study says.

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Suffolk OKs healthy options bill

You can have your cake, and kale, too. Concession stands at Suffolk County parks and beaches, as well as vending machines in county buildings, will be required to offer healthy options under a bill passed by the county legislature.

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NYPD detective wounded in Greenwich Village shootout leaves hospital amid cheers

Cheers and sustained applause greeted NYPD detective Mario Muniz Wednesday as he emerged from Bellevue Hospital Center — two days after he was wounded in a deadly Greenwich Village shootout with a fugitive sex crime suspect.

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In Diane Schuler 2009 Taconic Parkway crash, 4 lawsuits settled

Four civil lawsuits stemming from a head-on crash on the Taconic Parkway that left eight people dead in 2009 have been settled, according to court documents and an attorney handling one of the cases.

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Southampton hires consultant to evaluate police force

Southampton Town has hired policing experts to study staffing and scheduling issues in its police department that have divided rank-and-file officers and town officials for years.

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Long Beach seeks U.S. attorney probe into police lawsuit against city

The Long Beach city manager Wednesday asked the U.S. attorney’s office to investigate and prosecute six Long Beach police officers and their lawyer, alleging they embellished several emails included in a $39 million lawsuit against the city.

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