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    A small island in Maryland got rocked by severe weather during the storm that rolled through the region as a waterspout damaged homes and reportedly left at least one with injuries. Video that has circulated online shows a tornado swirling over the water heading toward Smith Island of Chesapeake Bay, sending debris flying as the waterspout approached land. The extreme weather incident caused damage to multiple structures on the small island, including multiple houses that were completely destroyed by the storm, some of which were lifted off the ground. Officials have not provided an update on potential injuries caused by the waterspout. “Our emergency management team is tracking the damage from tonight’s storms (and) coordinating with local jurisdictions,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan posted online during the peak of the storm. "Currently more than 50,000 power outages. Please stay off the roads in affected areas—especially anywhere tree-clearing crews need to work." Video of the waterspout, taken by local resident Tiffanie Woutila, can be found here. Winds approached 50 mph during the storm, according to the National Weather Service,...
    SHOCKING photos were captured of a Smith Island, Maryland waterspout after an alleged 'tornado' and wild weather destroyed homes in Somerset County. The alleged waterspout was captured on film just after 9pm. 1The waterspout was caught on camera Meteorologist Dan Satterfield tweeted that the waterspout may have become a tornado. Several homes on Smith Island along Rhodes Point have reportedly been damaged. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has released a statement on Twitter, saying emergency management teams are tracking the damage from the storms that swept through the area. "Currently more than 50,000 power outages. Please stay off the roads in affected areas—especially anywhere tree-clearing crews need to work. "Somerset County is reporting that a waterspout landed onshore, causing significant damage on Smith Island. We stand ready to assist the local response." A severe weather statement had been issued by the National Weather Service warning of 45 mile per hour winds and possible hail. More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life...
    A TOURIST, 49, was bitten by a shark off the coast of Long Island on Wednesday evening, just hours after a surfer was attacked on the same stretch. Following the two attacks on July 13, there have now been five reported shark incidents in New York in just two weeks. 4There have been five reported shark incidents in New York in just two weeksCredit: CBS 4Lifeguard Zach Gallo was bitten by a shark during a training exercise on July 3Credit: CBS 4An unnamed 49-year-old tourist was bitten when wading in waste-deep waterCredit: CBS Surfer Shawn Donnely, 41, was knocked off his board when a sand Tiger shark attacked off the coast of Smith Point Beach. The shark caused Shawn to lose control and to fall off his board, and the bite to his calf left a four-inch gash wound, he told NBC New York. Shawn added: "It got my left calf...when I was falling off my board, I saw the fin and its back." Though injured, he was able to catch a wave that carried him back to safety on the...
    A LIFEGUARD is recovering in after being attacked by a shark off the shore in Long Island Sunday morning. The encounter happened at Smith Point Beach in New York at around 10:15am Sunday, and officials have since shut down the park. 2A lifeguard recovering after being bitten in horror encounter in Long Island, New YorkCredit: CBS The lifeguard, identified as Zach Gallo, was participating in a training exercise when he was reportedly bitten in the chest and hand by the shark. He was then immediately rushed to the hospital, where he received stitches. "We are very grateful he is doing well, said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. "I just spoke to him a short time ago." "We have never had an incident like this occur. Hopefully, we never will again." 2Officials are monitoring the water for other possible shark sitingsCredit: CBS Smith Point and Cupsogue beaches are closed due to the attack, but they are expected to reopen Monday for the July 4 holiday. Officials are monitoring the water for any additional shark sitings. SHARK SITINGS ARE...
    HEMPSTEAD, Long Island (WABC) -- Long Island is one of the deadliest areas in the country for pedestrians, and now advocates are pointing out six neighborhoods where improvements have to be made to make it safer for people to walk.People scurrying across the street with no crosswalks as fast cars zip by could make it dangerous for Long Island pedestrians."I've seen some really fatal accidents on these blocks over the years," Roosevelt resident Kaleisha Smith said.Street safety advocates and community leaders singled out six Long Island neighborhoods, mostly working class, as unsafe for pedestrians.The locations are Central Islip, Wyandanch, Baldwin, Roosevelt, Huntington Station and the village of Hempstead."Knowing that there's state and federal money coming down the pipeline to improve our roadways across Long Island, we want to kind of spotlight where the neediest areas are," said Eric Alexander, Director of Vision Long Island.Alexander's non-profit identified the trouble spots through an audit of walking and design studies.He met with Eyewitness News reporter Chantee Lans at one of them in Hempstead on the corner of Franklin and Atlantic avenues, where there...
    WANTAGH, Long Island (WABC) -- Police say a drunk driver killed a 23-year-old man on Long Island.Matthew Smith, 22, rammed his pickup truck into the victim's sedan in Wantagh around 12:30 a.m. Friday.Police say Smith had been driving eastbound on Jerusalem Avenue when he crossed into oncoming traffic.He is charged with DWI, second-degree manslaughter, and reckless driving.Police have not released the name of the victim.MORE NEWS | Mayor sends stern letter to NYC employees: 'Report to work in person'EMBED More News Videos Mayor Eric Adams' office sent a stern letter to New York City's employees reminding them they must return to work in person. ----------* More Long Island news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube Submit a News Tip
    THREE people have been arrested following the mysterious death of a Russian woman who plunged from the eighth floor of her hotel in Phuket. Police in Thailand said they were not ruling out murder because the young woman was clutching strands of hair in her right hand when she was found face down. 5Police arrest American Jamaal Smith, 38, following the death of a Russian womanCredit: ViralPress 5Police investigating the scene found drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, and condomsCredit: ViralPress Evgeniia Smirnova, 35, suffered a severe head trauma along with a broken leg after her fall and was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday. Mrs Smirnova had been drinking in a hotel room with three friends in the Emerald Terrace Resort in Patong, Phuket's famous party district. The Russian woman fell on the Phrabarami Road area, a stone's throw away from the notorious Bangla Road red-light district. The area is popular with British, Australian and Russian sex tourists. "Police are working very hard to find the facts regarding the death of the Russian tourist. Please allow officers some time to investigate the...
    TREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- Information about the suspect who wounded an NYPD police officer continued to emerge Wednesday morning, as an outraged NYC Mayor Eric Adams wondered why that suspect was still on the street.25-year-old Rameek Smith was shot in the head and later died following the Tuesday night incident in the Claremont section of the Bronx.NYPD Officer Dennis Vargas was treated and released from Lincoln Hospital a few hours after the shooting.Smith was awaiting sentencing next month after he was caught with .32 caliber handgun while not paying the fare at the Coney Island - Stillwell Avenue subway station in Brooklyn in March 2020.He appeared in court on the case May 4."The arrest was March 2020, and for 20 months after the arrest he remained on the streets," NYC Mayor Adams said following Tuesday night's shooting, citing an initial delay in the court system during the pandemic."He finally pled guilty in December 2021," said Adams. "So you are asking yourself, 'He pled guilty in December 2021, why wasn't he in jail?' He was still out, waiting to be sentenced....
    A chain-reaction crash involving an allegedly drunk driver caused the hours-long closure of a stretch of the Long Island Expressway. It happened around 4:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 27 in Hauppauge. Tracy Smith, age 30, of Huntington Station, was driving a 2021 Volkswagen on the westbound side of the expressway, a half-mile west of exit 55, when his vehicle veered off the road and struck a Highway Patrol Bureau cruiser, with its lights activated, that was parked on the shoulder behind another vehicle, Suffolk County Police said. The Volkswagen then struck a 2008 Ford, which was in the main travel lanes, according to police. None of the Ford’s occupants were injured, said police. The occupant of the police vehicle, a Highway Patrol Bureau sergeant, was treated and released at Stony Brook University Hospital.  Smith was not injured, police said. Smith was charged with driving while intoxicated and issued a summons for violation of the Move Over Law.  He was transported to the Suffolk County PD Third Precinct and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip. Westbound lanes on the...
    A Suffolk County man will spend years in prison after admitting to driving while under the influence of multiple drugs and speeding before crashing and leaving his passenger with serious injuries in Nassau County, the DA announced. Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith announced on Friday, Dec. 3 that East Setauket resident William Byrus, age 29, has been sentenced to a term of between three-and-a-half to six years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges in September. Specifically, Byrus pleaded guilty to: Aggravated vehicular assault; Assault; Driving while impaired by the combined influence of drugs; Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Smith said that shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, 2020, Byrus was driving over 80 mph in Long Beach while high on marijuana and Xanax when he lost control of his Chevy Traverse, left the roadway, and crashed into a tree and storefront on West Park Avenue. The crash left Byrus’ 26-year-old female passenger with a brain bleed and multiple spinal fractures. “While high on a cocktail of marijuana and Xanax, (Byrus)...
    A 23-year-old street gang member on Long Island will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars after admitting to his role in four separate homicides of perceived enemies of MS-13. Raul Ponce, also known as “Shadow,” of Hempstead, pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in the deaths of Bryan Steven Cho Lemus and Julio Cesar Espantzay-Gonzales; and two counts of manslaughter for the deaths of Nelson Rodriguez and Osmin Campos-Sandoval, the Nassau County DA announced. When he is sentenced on Jan. 25, 2022, acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith said that Ponce is expected to receive 32 years to life in prison. According to Smith, Ponce was responsible for the murders of Lemus on Aug. 23, 2016, and Espantzay-Gonzales on Jan. 28, 2017. Smith said that Lemus, a perceived enemy of MS-13, was walking his dog on Arthur Street in Uniondale when he was lured into the Massapequa Preserve. While inside the park, Lemus was allegedly killed with machetes by Ponce and other members of MS-13. Related story - MS-13 Member Admits To 2017 Murder In Preserve...
    A man was convicted for his role in a pattern burglary ring that targeted homes in gated communities on the North Shore of Long Island. Brayan Castano, 33, of Elmhurst, Queens, was convicted on Friday, Oct. 22 in a jury trial of seven counts of burglary in the second degree, attempted burglary in the second degree, and possession of burglar’s tools.  Castano was acquitted of one count of burglary in the second degree. The trial began on Monday, Sept. 20. The jury deliberated for just over a day before rendering a verdict. Castano is due back for sentencing Tuesday, Jan. 11. The case against co-defendant Andres Zapata is pending. Another co-defendant, Oscar Vera, pleaded guilty for his role in the pattern burglary ring and is awaiting sentence. “Brayan Castano and his co-defendants invaded the homes of several families and stole their peace of mind and more than $1 million in cash and currency during a five-month burglary spree,” Acting Nassau County DA Joyce A. Smith said. “More families would have been victimized and the spree would have continued...
    A  pair of alleged drug dealers have been charged in connection to a string of fatal Long Island overdoses. Four overdoses occurred on or about Friday, Aug. 13, in Southold. There are several additional fatal and non-fatal overdoses that occurred on the East End that are still actively under investigation. Justin Smith, age 46, of Smithtown, was charged with: Third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class B felony;  Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor;  Two counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia Five counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Lavain Creighton, age 51, of Greenport, has been charged with six counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a Class B felony, including the alleged sale of narcotics that allegedly caused two fatal overdoses. “This is a major threat to public health and public safety,” Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini said. “We want to get the message out that if you have any drugs – particularly powdery substances, whether you think it is heroin, cocaine or fentanyl –...
    A DNA match has led to the arrest of a man for allegedly entering a Long Island restaurant and stealing hundreds of dollars from the register. Riqui Rodriguez, aka, Riqui Nunez, age 37, of Brooklyn, who is also suspected of other burglaries, was arraigned on  Thursday, Aug. 5, for charges of burglary and criminal mischief, said Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith.  Smith said, in July 2020, Rodriguez allegedly threw a brick through the window of the SeaFood House restaurant at 247 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont and entered the restaurant illegally through the broken window.  Rodriguez allegedly took the cash register, smashed it to the ground, and stole approximately $200 in cash before leaving through the same broken window.  Both DNA and video evidence were recovered from the scene. Rodriguez’s DNA profile was a match to the DNA recovered at the Elmont burglary, Smith said.  The DNA profile generated from the investigation was also found to be a match to DNA samples found at more than a dozen additional burglaries of businesses including restaurants, pharmacies, and nail salons in Brooklyn, Manhattan,...
    Four men who were clinging to the side of a capsized boat for more than an hour were rescued by members of a Fairfield County fire department. The incident began to unfold around 9:50 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, in Norwalk. That's when members of the Norwalk Fire Department Marine Unit responded to a reported 18-foot boat that capsized with four people in the water near Grassy Island, said Deputy Chief Todd Smith.  When the rescuers arrived on the scene, they found the capsized boat in the area of Copps Island with four people clinging to the hull of the vessel.  All four were wearing life vests and the rescue boat was able to maneuver close enough to the vessel to remove from the water without incident, said Smith. The passengers, aged 51, 39, 38, and 27 years old told the firefighters they had been in the water for approximately an hour. The four refused medical attention.  The US Coast Guard arrived and remained on scene and handled salvaging of the vessel.  Passengers were brought to Veteran's Park dock and released.
    A 61-year-old Long Island man is expected to spend more than two decades behind bars after admitting to strangling his homebound wife to death after an argument over the condition of their home, authorities announced. Merrick resident John Gerges pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is expected to be sentenced to 21 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision at his next court appearance in September. Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith said that early on Feb. 22, 2020, Gerges strangled his wife, 58-year-old Marvat Gerges, inside their Merrick home following a 3 a.m. verbal altercation over the cleanliness of their home that turned physical. Smith noted that Marvat Gerges was homebound with severe arthritis at the time she was strangled to death. Marvat Gerges was found in the guest bedroom of her Merrick home laying on a bed with marks around her neck by the couple’s adult son at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 last year, when he returned home from work as a security guard in Queens. The son called 911 immediately and she...
    A voyage that began on the coast of Rhode Island in 2018 concluded in Portugal's Azores Islands just last week. It's where 17-year-old Christian Santos found a message in a bottle. Santos said the message talked about a Thanksgiving trip. "He was 13, he was visiting Rhode Island, and he was from Vermont," Santos told CBS News' Michelle Miller. That 13-year-old is now 16-year-old Sean Smith. He and his relatives tossed several bottles in the ocean that day back in 2018. "A couple of them got found not long afterwards, but then two and half years later, I completely had forgotten we'd even done it," Smith said. The bottle traveled more than 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Rhode Island to the Azores. After Santos put the word out about the message, Smith saw a news report about it on Wednesday night. "My first reaction was like, what the heck?" Smith laughed. The two teenagers have more in common than their age. Santos is also a native New Englander. He was born in Massachusetts before moving to...
    An alleged MS-13 gang member admitted to his role in luring a teen to a Long Island park with the promise of sex and drugs before butchering him to death with machetes, the District Attorney’s Office announced. Antonio Cullal, also known as “Duke” pleaded guilty on Tuesday, June 15 to multiple charges for his role in the 2017 murder of Julio Cesar Espantzay-Gonzales in the Massapequa Park Preserve. Related story - Two Alleged MS-13 Members Indicted, Five Others Charged For Massapequa Preserve Murder Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith said that Espantzay-Gonzales, who was 19 at the time, was reported missing on Jan. 31, 2017, before his body was found by a dog-walker in the Massapequa Park Preserve months later on March 23. Smith said that the victim was allegedly lured to the woods on Jan. 28, 2017, by Kevin Granados-Coreas and others with promises of sex and marijuana. Once in the Preserve, Cullal, Granados-Coreas AKA "Lonely”, Raul Ponce, AKA “Shadow,” and Gerson Stanley Jaurez AKA "Angel Black,” allegedly hacked Espantzay-Gonzales to death with machetes. They later disposed...
    An investigation is underway after a fatal shooting overnight on a residential Long Island street. It happened around 11:15 p.m. Sunday, May 30 in West Babylon. Daniel Smith, age 32, of Roosevelt, sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle on Schenectady Avenue, just south of Essex Street, when he was struck by multiple gunshots fired from outside the vehicle, Suffolk County Police said. The shooter fled on foot before officers arrived at the scene, police said. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Homicide Squad Detectives at 631-852-6394 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls will remain confidential. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    Two NYPD officers and a retired officer from Long Island have been charged in federal court with running a bribery scheme that allegedly earned them thousands of dollars. The nine-count indictment was filed on Tuesday, May 11 charging Heather Busch, age 34, of Massapequa, Robert Hasset, age 36, of Farmingville, and Rober Smith, age 44, of Plainview, with five counts of using interstate facilities to commit bribery and two counts of conspiracy to violate the Travel Act, said the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York.  Smith is also charged with attempting to transport at least one kilogram of heroin for two traffickers. According to court documents, Smith took bribes from an unnamed tow-truck company in exchange for sending the company's trucks to crash scenes, instead of using the department's system of rotating tow trucks. Smith recruited Busch and Hassett, from the same Queens precinct where he worked, according to court records.  Together, court records show the three received thousands of dollars in cash payments. “There is zero tolerance in the NYPD for corruption of any kind. Wherever...
    A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged overdose of a Long Island resident. Donald Smith, of Valley Stream, was apprehended by Nassau County Police on Thursday, April 29, following a months-long investigation into the non-fatal overdose of an area resident, said the Nassau County Police. According to detectives, when officers attempted to arrest Smith, he fled on foot and resisted arrest.  Once captured he was found with 37 bags of alleged heroin, 110 Xanax pills, and 50 Buprenorphine Naloxone pills, according to police. Smith was charged with: Resisting arrest Nine counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance 16 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. He will be arraigned on Friday, April 30, in Mineola.
    New York : Staten Island (NYC). Photo: Edwin Martínez / Impremedia Ishawn Bryant turned himself in to police and confessed to fatally shooting his mother’s boyfriend on a Staten Island (NYC) sidewalk earlier this month. Bryant, 21, confessed to police Tuesday to the murder of Kenton Smith, 43, on Bay St. near Victory Blvd., around 11:50 a.m. on March 4. There, Bryant shot Smith multiple times in the chest outside a grocery store in broad daylight. Police sources said that Smith was the father of Bryant’s half-brother, who was unhappy with the way the victim treated his mother. The young man was indicted in Staten Island criminal court on charges of murder and possession of weapons. His attorney, Mario Gallucci, said he arranged for Bryant, a resident of Elizabeth, NJ, to turn himself in Tuesday morning. “This is a very emotional case in which the victim inflicted years of physical abuse on Mr. Bryant’s mother,” the defender said, quoted by Daily News. “I hope to present our side.” The shooting happened a few steps from...
    New York : NYC woman shares near-death experience likely linked to nose ring https://t.co/FMBt3EtKLQ pic.twitter.com/sVL1b86pxl – Eyewitness News (@ ABC7NY) February 26, 2021 Dana Smith never thought that the decision to decorate her nose with a piercing would lead to such a serious infection that she would have died had she not received an emergency liver transplant. The unusual experience began when last Thanksgiving this 37-year-old mother, a resident of the Hollis neighborhood in Queens (NYC) and a Northwell corporate payroll clerk, she decided to get a piercing. A few days after doing it, he noticed that he was not feeling very well. He attributed it to acid reflux and the stress of the coming Christmas holidays; But as days of discomfort turned into weeks he could no longer tolerate food and not even water. “I was just drinking water, I couldn’t hold it down,” he said. “I think at some point I started vomiting blood ”. Finally, on January 12, she asked her sister to take her to the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens. In this...
    Newlywed healthcare heroes and Tampa Bay superfans Maciej Mazurkiewicz and Kimberly Smith are headed to Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida after Northwell Health arranged for the couple to receive two tickets to the big game on Sunday, Feb. 7. Mazurkiewicz, a physician assistant at Lenox Hill Hospital, and Smith, a pediatric oncology nurse at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, have served on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and put off their honeymoon after being wed during a simple service on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. The couple from Farmingdale got engaged on Clearwater Beach during Super Bowl week exactly one year ago while vacationing in Tampa Bay.  They have made regular trips to Florida to see the Bucs play since they began dating years earlier. When the Bucs won the NFC championship and a trip to the Super Bowl, both Mazurkiewicz and Smith scrambled to find tickets.  They came away empty-handed until a colleague wrote about their plight and all that they endured to the human resources team at Lenox Hill. Northwell Health, which owns and operates Lenox and...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two victims of a fiery boating accident off of Staten Island are speaking out. Fisherman David Smith and his girlfriend, Yuko Ova, spent months in the burn unit after a boat fire near the Raritan Bay Channel back in May. The 23-foot boat was destroyed. Today, Smith and Ova are on the mend thanks to doctors at Staten Island University Hospital. “Dr. Cooper is great. I felt like dying when I went to the hospital. Every day, I just felt like giving up, and he gave me the confidence,” Smith said. MORE: 5 Treated After Staten Island Boat Fire “I was so nervous about the situation because I was visiting here just only for two weeks,” Ova said. The couple says they plan on hitting the water again next season. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Louis Shenker, 22, Surrenders To Police After ‘Hoax Device’ Left Outside Queens Place Mall Fire Breaks Out In Freezer At Carvel Store In New Rochelle, Forcing Post Office To Be Evacuated Love In The Time Of COVID: Dating Apps Flourishing...
    A man who allegedly used a fraudulent credit card to buy three generators worth $5,073 is wanted for third-degree grand larceny in both the Hudson Valley and on Long Island. Saekuan Smith, 29, said that he was an employee from a nearby building and remodeling company in Dickson, PA when he made the illegal purchase at a business in Sullivan County, in Calliccoon, according to State Police.  Both the Town of Calliccoon Court and the Nassau County Police Department have issued warrants for his arrest.  Smith stands at 5-foot-5, weighs 145 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.  Anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact New York State Police in Liberty at 845-292-6600 or via email at [email protected]
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Authorities tracked down a baby boy from Long Island who they believed was in imminent danger and his fugitive mother to a trailer in North Carolina, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. New York issued a missing child alert for 1-year-old Kaecyn Smith on Dec. 10. He had not been seen since Dec. 4 when he was with his mother Kayla Smith, 22, on Beverly Road in Hempstead. Authorities found Kayla Smith, 22, a fugitive wanted on Long Island, with her son Kaecyn, 1, inside a trailer in North Carolina on Dec. 11. (Credit: Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office) Investigators working with the U.S. Marshals Service found Smith with her child inside a trailer in Stoneville, North Carolina on Dec. 11. Smith was arrested and Kaecyn was taken into protective custody by the local social services department to be safely returned to New York. MORE: Authorities Searching For Missing 1-Year-Old Kaecyn Smith On Long Island According to police, arrest warrants were issued for Smith and her ex-boyfriend Levar Butts, 25, on Dec. 7. Butts was taken...
    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island mother is accused of drunkenly driving a car with her three children inside and crashing into a house, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported Monday. The wild crash was caught on camera. You could hear screeching tires followed by the panicked screams of children as the SUV they were in smashed into the side of a home in Brentwood. The driver, Ashley Thomas-Smith, 34, was the children’s intoxicated mother, according to police. “When I opened the camera in my phone to see, I just saw that the whole kitchen was down,” said Angelica Reyes, who owns the damaged house Reyes and her family were at a friend’s house Sunday afternoon when their Nest camera detected movement on their driveway off Blue Jay Drive. She opened the app, saw the aftermath of debris scattered across their lawn and rushed home to find her kitchen obliterated. The silver Lincoln Navigator was lodged in her kitchen with the driver and young passengers inside. “She was stuck in the car for an hour because the fridge was stuck on...
    BRENTWOOD, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island mother is facing charges for driving while intoxicated after crashing into a home with her three kids inside the car, and home surveillance video shows the harrowing moments when the SUV slammed into the house.It happened on Blue Jay Drive in Brentwood around 6:40 p.m. Sunday, when police say 34-year-old Ashley Thomas-Smith lost control of her 2004 Lincoln Navigator and smashed into the home before coming to a stop on the neighbor's lawn.On additional surveillance video after the crash, you can hear the screams of the driver's three young daughters.Luckily, the family that lives there was not inside at the time. They had gone to church and stopped at a friend's house."When we got to the place minutes after, we were just a thankful to God that nobody was home because that's exactly where we would be," said Estefany Reyes, the homeowner's sister. "We were just there the night before as a family."ALSO READ | Car slams into home in Queens, occupants thrown from vehicleArea residents and passersby ran to help."The people...
    A woman driving drunk with her three children in an SUV crashed through a house on Long Island, according to authorities. The incident happened Sunday, Oct. 4 at approximately 6:40 p.m. in Brentwood. Ashley Thomas-Smith, 34, of Bay Shore, was driving westbound on Blue Jay Drive with her three daughters in a 2004 Lincoln Navigator when she lost control of the vehicle, Suffolk County Police said. The Lincoln crashed through the residence located on the 40 block of Blue Jay Drive before coming to a stop on the lawn of a neighboring house, according to police. Third Precinct officers responded to the scene and determined Thomas-Smith to be intoxicated.  Thomas-Smith and her daughters, ages 4, 5 and 8, were transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.  Thomas-Smith is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. The three girls were not injured and were released to the custody of their father at the hospital, police said. The Lincoln was impounded.  The Town of Islip Building Inspector was called to the scene to assess structural damage to the house. Third Squad detectives charged...
    A FATHER faces murder charges after he allegedly shot dead his adult son inside their home on Staten Island over the weekend. Joseph Smith, 68, is accused of fatally shooting his 34-year-old son, also named Joseph Smith, in the stomach inside their home on Sunday afternoon. 1A 68-year-old dad allegedly murdered his 34-year-old son on Sunday after the two argued inside their home on Staten Island, NY Cops responded to 34 Beverly Rd in Grasmere, New York at around 12:45pm, where they found the younger smith with a gunshot wound in his abdomen after an alleged dispute. The elder Smith's wife and his other 32-year-old son were home at the time of the alleged shooting, police told SI Live. The younger Smith was rushed to Staten Island University North Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, cops said. His father remained at the scene and was taken into custody without incident, according to authorities. A gun was recovered at the scene. “Nothing like this ever happens around here,” a nearby resident who wished to remain anonymous told the news...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City As detectives continue to probe two shootings in Brooklyn and Manhattan on Sunday, a Staten Island father is facing murder charges for fatally shooting his son earlier in the day. Joseph Smith, 68, allegedly shot his son of the same name, Joseph Smith, 34, inside their home on Beverly Road in the Concord section of Staten Island at about 12:45 p.m. on Sept. 27. Law enforcement sources said the father and son got into a heated argument, though the reason remains under investigation. The elder Smith shot his junior once in the stomach. Officers from the 122nd Precinct and EMS units rushed to the home. The victim later died at Staten Island University Hospital. Meanwhile, police continue to investigate two other shootings that occurred later on Sunday. The first happened in Brooklyn at about 3 p.m., when a 19-year-old man took a bullet to his torso in front of a home on Herzl Stret between Lott and Hegeman Avenues in Brownsville....
    A Long Island woman who crashed into a pickup truck stopped at a red light was driving drunk with an infant in her vehicle, police said. The crash happened around 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12 in  Holtsville. Danielle Smith,  35, of Farmingville, was driving a 2012 Jeep Liberty westbound on Barretts Avenue with her 9-month-old son in the vehicle when she attempted to turn northbound onto Waverly Avenue and crashed into a southbound 2020 Chevrolet Silverado that was stopped at a red light, Suffolk County Police said. The driver of the Chevrolet, Doug Viola, 25, of Holbrook, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, according to police.  Smith and her son were not injured, police said. Smith was charged with: driving while intoxicated,  aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 years old or younger (Leandra’s Law),  endangering the welfare of a child, and aggravated unlicensed operation. She was held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Wednesday, Aug.13. The child was...
    EDGEWOOD, Md. (WJZ) — Two suspects have been charged in the May 30 murder of a 22-year-old man in Edgewood, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Diantae Williams, 22, and Shamel Ferebee, 20, both of Edgewood, were arrested hundreds of miles from the 600 block of Edgewood Road where the shooting took place. Police in Greenville, North Carolina, arrested Ferebee without incident on July 1 following a traffic stop. Members of the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Williams in Newport on Tuesday. RELATED COVERAGE: Man Wanted For Murder In Maryland Arrested In Newport, Rhode Island Man Killed In Edgewood Shooting Saturday Afternoon The shooting left Christopher Smith with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. He later died at an area hospital. In a news release, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler thanked the multiple law enforcement agencies that cooperated to arrest the two suspects. Both Williams and Ferebee are in custody awaiting extradition to Maryland, the sheriff’s office said.
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