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Wally Backman found not guilty after trial in Riverhead

L.I. Ducks manager Wally Backman was acquitted after a four-day criminal trial in Riverhead Justice Court.

Update: Missing teen located

The Riverhead Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating Michael Benson, 16, who left Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch at 298 Middle Road at about 1 a.m. on Jan. 21.

L.I. Ducks manager and former Mets star Wally Backman’s criminal trial underway in Riverhead

The criminal trial of L.I. Ducks manager and former N.Y. Mets second baseman Wally Backman on charges of harassment and criminal mischief got underway in Riverhead Town Justice Court today.

Jamesport man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on drug trafficking charges

Tramaine Brown was one of more than a dozen people charged after a year-long FBI investigation into drug trafficking in Riverhead area in 2018, resulting in early morning raids across town that November.

Update: Suspect in beating death held on $150,000 bail

Police charged Daniel Hughes, 38, with assault in the second degree. Hughes punched Sapiane, 65, in the head on Jan. 2, police said. Sapiane died Jan. 5 as a result of injuries sustained in the assault.

Sewer line break closes Raynor Avenue between West Main and Pulaski streets

Raynor Avenue is closed between West Main Street and Pulaski Street tonight due to an apparent Riverhead Sewer District sewer line break in the middle of the roadway, near the railroad bridge.

Seeking ‘justice for Wayne,’ family of man who died after assault wants to know what happened

“We're looking for answers and I’m not going to rest until we have them," said Gary Sapiane of North Haven, whose brother Wayne, 65, died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage after being struck in the head by an assailant Thursday afternoon.

Homicide squad investigating death of man who reported assault on West Main Street last week

Suffolk homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who reported being struck on the head by an unknown man on West Main Street Thursday died at South Shore Hospital yesterday.

Police search for man who robbed woman at knifepoint in bank parking lot

A woman was robbed at knifepoint in the parking lot of a bank in downtown Riverhead Friday evening.

Update: Police identify man killed in single-car crash in Riverside Friday night

A man was killed when his car left the roadway and overturned in a wooded area about a half-mlle west of the county jail in Riverside Friday at about 7 p.m.
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