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Billy Joel weds girlfriend during July 4 party at NY estate

July 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual July 4 party.

The singer's spokeswoman Claire Mercuri says New York Gov. more »»

Police probe Shinnecock Reservation shooting

July 4, 2015

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island are investigating an early-morning shooting at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton. more »»

Police say LI man stole plumbing supplies, sold them on eBay

July 4, 2015

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Long Island man spent more than a year stealing plumbing supplies from the company where he worked and selling them on eBay. more »»

Man caught after allegedly hitting trooper at traffic stop

July 4, 2015

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police say a man sought for assaulting a state trooper during a traffic stop is in custody after a daylong search. more »»

Man gets 10-year sentence for cocaine distribution scheme

July 4, 2015

NEWRAK, N.J. (AP) — A New York man is headed to prison for his role in a scheme to transport more than 20 kilograms of cocaine from California to New Jersey. more »»

Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Stonie upset Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to win the July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory. more »»

Man shot, drives a half-mile, hits house, dies

July 4, 2015

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities on Long Island say a man has died after he was shot in the head, drove a half-mile and crashed into a house.

The incident occurred around 11 p.. more »»

More ways to gamble with more casinos coming to upstate NY

July 4, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Well before dice start tumbling at new upstate casinos, gambling operations in New York are evolving to stay competitive. more »»

Defending champion wins women's hot dog eating competition

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Miki Sudo (MIHK'-ee SOO'-doh) has won the women's division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island. more »»

Long Island fights gypsy moth invasion

July 4, 2015

EAST ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A bumper crop of gypsy moth caterpillars is damaging trees on Long Island.

May's record-breaking lack of rain is a factor. more »»

Pizzas to be served to troops in Afghanistan for 4th of July

July 4, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 10,000 American troops overseas are getting a slice of American pie for Independence Day. more »»

NY park that hosted July 4th bashes was named after loyalist

July 4, 2015

CAMPBELL HALL, N.Y. (AP) — It turns out Thomas Bull wasn't much of a patriot after all. more »»

Hate crime eyed after Hispanic man beaten on Long Island

July 4, 2015

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island believe a Hispanic man who was beaten unconscious earlier this week while riding his bicycle was the victim of a hate crime. more »»

Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous. more »»

Prosecutors: Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing NYC bank

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a 23-year-old New York City man in a wheelchair two days after he robbed a ban. more »»

Hot dogs, hot music usher in July 4 weekend

July 4, 2015

As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:



Competitive eaters... more »»

Man arrested in connection with 9 Long Island bank robberies

July 4, 2015

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a Long Island man they say committed nine bank robberies in the last three months. more »»



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