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Cops found a woman smoking marijuana in a car she parked in the spot assigned to the Northport Chief of Police while on her way to answer a summons for marijuana possession on Monday evening, police say. "You can't make this stuff up," Chief of Police Bill Ricca said. According to Northport Police, Arielle Bonnici, 26, of Huntington, was driving a 2001 Jeep on her way to Northport Village Justice Court to answer a summons that was issued to her on May 11 for unlawful possession of marijuana.
In an effort to decrease commuter parking woes, the Long Island Railroad Station in Roslyn has added 59 extra parking space over the past year. Bike racks will soon be installed as well, the Town of North Hempstead announced. "The Town has made great strides in relieving congestion in this parking lot by adding a total of 59 spots in the past year through innovative solutions," Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth said in a press release.
A Dix Hills man already on the animal abuse registry was arrested on Wednesday for having sexual contact with horses, police say. Suffolk County detectives conducted a check on Steven Errante, 30, after he failed to register for the Suffolk County Animal Abuse Offender Registry at 4 p.m. The check led to police discovering that he had sexual contact with horses on two sepearate occasions, police say.
i have three twitter accounts, one with a decent amount of followers, but this one somehow is the lucky one to get 280 character tweets. wow i already don't know what to tweet. who puts this much effort into typing. i get bored reading articles shorter than this tweet. tx twitter
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