Week in Review: Six Nabbed in Alleged Drug Ring, LIE Crash Kills One

A look back at the top headlines from the past week.

A 35-car pileup on the Long Island Expressway killed a Blue Point woman and injured 33 on Wednesday, closing the highway and backing up traffic for miles, Suffolk County Police said.

All six suspects accused of dealing cocaine and oxycodone, including a Brookhaven Town employee and a former NYPD officer, are set to be indicted, according to the Suffolk County district attorney.

Among the suspects are Brookhaven Town Highway worker Thomas Forkin, 30, of Miller Place, and former NYPD officer Thomas Gironda, 44, of Setauket.

A joint investigation by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department began in January 2012, but law enforcement only began using wiretaps three months ago, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota.

Traffic Snarls on 25A After Man Struck in Mt. Sinai

At about 6:37 a.m., a man was hit on Route 25A in Mt. Sinai near Heritage Diner stopping traffic heading east and causing serious delays westbound towards Port Jefferson Station.

Local Superintendents Respond to Sandy Hook Tragedy

The unspeakable tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. this past week has tugged at the heartstrings of everyone, with many asking what is being done to prevent this from happening again somewhere else.

Superintendents from Miller Place, Rocky Point and Mt. Sinai have all released statements regarding the incident which discuss security and other topics of concern, and also join the nation in mourning those lost.


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