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News Nearby: Ward Melville Students Accused of Cheating

A roundup of headlines from nearby towns.

Three Village

According to a report published Friday in Newsday, the Three Village Central School District is investigating Ward Melville students in two sections of an Advanced Placement course who may have cheated on homework assignments.

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Port Jefferson

An 87-year old Port Jefferson Station woman was found dead in a car that had been submerged in the water off the on West Broadway in Port Jefferson this morning.

After a 911 caller tipped off police at 6:43 a.m. that a car was in Port Jefferson Harbor and only the roof was visible, police discovered Anne Murray, 87, of Brook Lane inside. She was the only occupant of the white Toyota Corolla.

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Smithtown

New York State Police have arrested a Smithtown man who was found with digital photos and videos with underage children performing sexual acts, according to police.

Police said Sean Murphy, 27, of Smithtown, was arrested after they received a cyber tip through the Internet Crime Against Children hotline, showing he was in possession of the photos and videos, identified through his computer account.

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Riverhead

Update May 8, 3:30 p.m.: Police said on Tuesday afternoon that the body found on Monday at the Peconic  Plaza in Riverhead was identified as Flanders resident Mirian Garcia. Garcia was a 29-year-old resident of Bell Avenue. 

The Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner has determined the woman’s death is a homicide.

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North Fork

Long Island passengers wishing for a convienent, reasonably priced option for a day trip to Block Island will have a new option through this year.

According to Stanley Mickus, director of marketing and public relations for Cross Sound Ferry, the ferry company has decided to change the Sea Jet schedule to accomodate a better connection for passengers to catch the high speed Block Island ferry in New London.

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