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Katie Blasl

Katie Blasl
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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. Email Katie

Body found in Shoreham woods identified as missing boy, death ‘appears non-criminal,’ police say

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The body of a 14-year-old Wading River boy was found in a wooded area off Royal Way in Shoreham this morning, Suffolk County Police confirmed.

With help from Kait’s Angels, young woman with rare brain disease can afford specially adapted bike

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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.

With creepy clown sightings on Long Island, Riverhead schools and police and ‘aware and vigilant’

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Local schools and police are on alert after several reports of creepy clown sightings across Long Island this week and vague threats on social media toward Long Island schools.

The wait continues for public indoor swimming pool: SCCC fitness center still stalled a year after groundbreaking

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The community college's plans for a fitness facility that would provide the East End with its first indoor swimming pool have been delayed by building permits, a college spokesperson said.

Harlem Wizards return to Riverhead this fall, sponsorships available for local scholarship fund

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The Harlem Wizards are returning to Riverhead this fall with a performance that will pit its star-studded basketball team against teachers and staff at Riverhead schools.

Riverhead paramedic, deceased Wading River fire commissioner to be honored by Heidi’s Helping Angels at annual event

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Heidi's Helping Angels will honor RVAC paramedic Joseph Oliver and the late Thomas Lateulere at its annual fundraising dinner coming up on Oct. 6.

Jamesport family raising money to get special needs daughter adapted bike

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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.

Woman in custody flees emergency room, steals second car, leads police on second chase ending in crash

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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.

Cops: Riverhead woman in stolen car leads cops on lengthy pursuit, causes multiple accidents

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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.

Walking for breast cancer: 18th annual 5k walk for North Fork Breast Health Coalition to be held at Tanger

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Lace up those running shoes for a good cause this month. The annual 5k Walk For Breast Cancer Awareness is being held Sunday, September 25 at Tanger Outlet Center.