Week in Review: WI Man Busted By Feds, Memorial Fund For Tom Labetti

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

FBI Raids Home of West Islip Man Charged with Defrauding Producers of Broadway Show

FBI agents raided the waterfront home of a West Islip man Monday morning following accusations that he orchestrated an elaborate scheme featuring fabricated investors to fund the ill-fated Broadway show "Rebecca."

Mark Hotton, 46, who the Huffington Post describes as a "former stockbroker," faces several federal charges stemming from the fraud accusations, as well as another money laundering case filed by prosecutors on Long Island.

Memorial Fund Created For Thomas Labetti

A memorial fund has been established in memory of Thomas Labetti, the West Islip teen who lost his life in September after he was hit by an SUV while riding his bike.

The fund, called "Town 4 Tommy Memorial Fund," will be used to recognize a West Islip student, as well as help out local charities and promote bicycle safety awareness in Labetti's honor.

Joey Finds Permanent Home with VMCLI Veterinarian

After a grueling journey, Joey, the puppy who was thrown from a moving car, has found his permanent home.

FULL COVERAGE: Presidential Debate a Local Story on Long Island

The second presidential debate at Hofstra University turned the Hempstead region on its head, flooding the surrounding areas with security, protesters, politicians, pundits, news networks, and a very excited Hofstra student body, professors and administration.

Galasso Heading To Syracuse

Nicky Galasso is exchanging his Carolina Blue for the Orange of Syracuse.

The former West Islip High School lacrosse standout has made a verbal commitment to the University of Syracuse, according to a report from Inside Lacrosse.

Lions Continue Winning Streak at Homecoming

The West Islip Lions kept up their perfect season with a 43-21 win against North Babylon this past Saturday at Homecoming.


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