News Nearby: Murder Charge in DWI Crash, Fire at Olympian's Home

A look at some of the top headlines from fellow Suffolk County Patch sites during the past week.

A Nesconset house and occurred at the home of Olympian Maria Michta. Shortly after lightning struck the home on Lillian Road, downing wires that ignited two cars and engulfed them in flames, Michta, competing in the race walk in London, tweeted, "That fire was at my house, and we lost two cars."


Babylon Village
Michael Grasing, the Babylon man accused of driving drunk and causing a car crash that killed  , is now facing a murder charge.


A two-car crash in West Babylon on Tuesday evening, July 17, killed an elderly West Babylon man, and sent a Lindenhurst man and his male teen passenger to the hospital.


West Islip
Suffolk County Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident in West Islip earlier this month.

Four Patchogue Pride awards were given out at the Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting on July 9. The awards are given to homeowners or business owners who make renovations to their buildings or homes that, as a result, improve the quality of the Village's appearance.

Half Hollow Hills
Assemblyman Jim Conte (R-Huntington Station) who represents Half Hollow Hills residents, announced on Monday, July 16, that he won't seek re-election this Fall. Instead he'll take on a much more personal battle: cancer.

Deer Park-North Babylon

All members of the United States armed forces will now be honored for their service in their hometown due to the work of 15-year-old Timothy Vierling, who created a war memorial for his Eagle Scout project.

One of the best little secrets in Bayport hopes to become one of the newest student educational attractions on the South Shore when it comes to learning about aviation history and the evolution of the bi-plane. The Bayport Aerodrome Society aims to advance efforts this year to attract young students to visit the last remaining grass-field airport on Long Island, and in doing so infuse new interest and participation in the organization.


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