Gas Station in Port Jefferson Station Accused of Price Gouging After Sandy
A gas station in Port Jefferson Station was one of four on Long Island notified by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for allegedly price gouging following Superstorm Sandy. It was also the only one listed in Suffolk County.
At the Coastal station at 1575 Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station, a consumer reported being charged $4.69 per gallon of regular gas while neighboring stations were charging between $3.69 and $4.05, according to the attorney general's office.
"One consumer waited in line for over an hour and did not see a sign detailing prices until after the attendant began pumping gas for the customer," the attorney general's office reported in a statement.
Commack Man Accused of Armed Gas Station Robbery
A Commack man was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly holding up a Blue Point gas station at gun point.
A Brentwood man who crashed a car into pole on Route 111 was struck by another vehicle while attempting to flee the crash on Monday night, according to Suffolk County police.
Runners Pack Nissequogue River State Park for Annual Turkey Trot
Nearly 1,800 runners, walkers and trotters turned out for the Nissequogue River State Park Foundation’s Turkey Trot held Thanksgiving morning.
The run, which is in its fifth year includes a 5K run and a 1K run for kids.The annual event takes runners through the scenic Nissequogue River State Park with the proceeds being used to support the foundation's campaign to enhance and beautify the park.
Case of Pertussis Reported in Three Village
Dr. Gregson H. Pigott of the Suffolk County Division of Public Health has said the county has seen an increase in cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. A case of the highly contagious bacterial illness pertussis was recently reported at Nassakeag Elementary in Setauket, according to a letter dated Nov. 26 on the Three Village school district website. A school spokeswoman said Wednesday that the student has recovered and is back in school. Two other cases of pertussis were reported in Three Village schools in the past six months: once at Murphy Junior High in September and once at Gelinas Junior High in the summer during a music program.