Cops: Massapequa Park Man in Bus Crash Was Drunk
A bus driver faces a battery of charges after police found he was drunk at the wheel of a bus that crashed into a Syosset home Wednesday, cops said.
Frederick Flowers, 66 of Massapequa Park, while driving students home from St. Edward the Confessor School, drove the bus into a Teibrook Avenue home, police reported. Five children between the ages of five and nine were on the bus at the time. None were injured in the crash, but were brought back to the school for evaluation, reported responders.
Flowers was airlifted to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. It was later found that he had been driving under the influence.
No one was inside the home when the incident occurred.
Flowers is charged with five counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated (Leandra's Law), five counts of reckless endangerment, and two counts of driving while intoxicated. Police said Flowers would likely have a bedside arraignment as he is still in the hospital.
Lindenhurst Man Is Facing Murder Charge
A Lindenhurst man was one of two people arrested in connection with the 2008 killing of a Narrowsburg, New York, woman, New York State Police said.
According to police, Scott Sherwood, 40, has been charged with one count of second-degree murder in the death of Catherine Novak, 41. He was arraigned in Sullivan County Court.
Sherwood's being held without bail in Sullivan County Jail. His next scheduled court appearance is October 2.
Paul Novak, 45, of Palm Coast, Florida was also arrested. Police said Novak is facing two counts of second-degree murder and one count of three-degree arson.
According to a report on MidHudsonNews.com, Catherine Novak was found dead in the basement of her home on December 13, 2008. The former Sullivan West Board of Education member was found buried under the rubble of her burned out home that collapsed.
Police: Arrest Made in Robbery of Lake Ronkonkoma Bank
A Westbury man was arrested Wednesday and charged with the June robbery of the TD Bank in Lake Ronkonkoma, Suffolk Police said.
Conrad Kennebrew, 27, was already in prison after being arrested last month by Nassau Police for allegedly robbing another TD Bank branch in Westbury.
Kennebrew is charged with third degree robbery in the Lake Ronkonkoma robbery. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in First District Court in Central Islip Wednesday. He is being held on $25,000 bail.
Police Identify Man Killed in Hauppauge Hit-and-Run
Suffolk County police have identified Thomas Wik Jr., 23, of Nesconset as the man killed after being hit by a car in Hauppauge on Saturday morning.
Wik was walking eastbound on Nesconset Highway when he was hit by a 2006 Honda driven by Craig Williams, 38, of Nesconset. Williams left the scene of the crash, and was arrested a short time later.
Police have charged Williams with leaving the scene of the accident and he was later arraigned at courtin Central Islip.