Here’s a look at some of the top news around your community this past week. Click the headline to read the full story.
Philanthropist Jay Lockett Sears of East Moriches, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography before United States District Judge Denis R. Hurley in U.S. District Court in Central Islip on Monday afternoon, according to the U.S. attorney's office. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
While Donald Alversa's family mourn, the Coast Guard has launched an investigation into his death. Alversa, a 24-year-old fisherman from Montauk, was pronounced dead Saturday night at a Virginia hospital where he was airlifted following a reported accident aboard the "Jason & Danielle," a 90-foot dragger.
A staffer at a Riverhead veterinary hospital hacked earlier this week by Islam extremists has opened up about the experience.
Despite reports of a tornado in the Laurel area, meteorologists say the technical word for the phenomenon is a "water spout." First responders in the Riverhead and North Fork area said they heard reports of a "tornado in the Mattituck or Laurel" area around 2 p.m. on Friday.