Katie, winner of the 2016 James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year award from the L.I. Press Club, is a reporter, editor and web developer for the LOCAL news websites. A Riverhead native, she is a 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University.
A fundraising effort by the local nonprofit Kait's Angels has made it possible for the family of Johanna Benthal to buy a special Surrey bike, giving the 20-year-old North Fork woman with physical disabilities the chance to safely exercise.
Johanna Benthal has always loved spending time outdoors. But her brain injury makes it difficult for her to exercise for very long, and her family has long struggled to find ways to get her outside and moving around.
A 30-year-old Riverhead woman who was arrested after a car chase this morning fled from the emergency room and led police on another chase that ended in an accident on Route 58, according to police. She has been taken into custody.
Rasheeda Brown was arrested Saturday afternoon on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle after leading police on a lengthy pursuit through Southampton, Brookhaven and Riverhead towns, according to police.