The cause of a fire that gutted a vacant home at 8 Barnyard Lane in Setauket early Friday morning has yet to be determined, according to fire officials. The fire was originally reported to police at 1:16 a.m. and took firefighters around 30 to 45 minutes to place under control. The home was unoccupied at the time and there also appeared to be no furniture inside, fire officials said.
Police have said that the dead man a utility worker found behind on Tuesday evening probably died of natural causes or from a drug overdose.
"The cause of death was non criminal," said a police spokesperson over the phone.
Matthew Krauss, a St. James man arrested Friday for , told authorities he "panicked" when he discovered she had overdosed on heroin and Xanax, according to court documents published by News 12 Long Island.
Sex offenders are still packing a trailer located in the parking lot of the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside – and could remain in place indefinitely.
The arrest of Donald Brown, a convicted sex offender who was living at the Budget Host Inn, not in a sex offender trailer, in Riverhead last week has reignited concerns amongst parents and residents about the proximity of convicted pedophiles to their children
East End commuters will be able to ride the rails to work starting in 2014, as a finalized state budget agreement includes $37.2 million for new light diesel trains on the Montauk and Greenport branches, according to 's office.