Riverhead Home Invasion Shooting Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two masked gunmen shot up a house with five people inside in Riverhead where the duo had committed a home invasion on Tuesday night, authorities said.Two adults and three children—including two boys ages 15 and 12 and a 5-year-old girl—were in the East Avenue home when the gunmen broke in at 11:29 p.m., Riverhead Town Police said.The victims called 911 after the suspects fled and started shooting at the house. None of the residents were hit by the gunfire.The case marks the 12th armed home invasion in Suffolk in a six-week span starting Jan. 15. Two other cases involved shootings, including a Flanders home invasion that left a man dead and a Central Islip home invasion that left a shooting victim wounded.Investigators found shell casings outside the house. Detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

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Trojans’ appeal denied by NCAA

first_imgUSC’s appeal to reduce last June’s sanctions, considered to be some of the harshest penalties in college sports history, has been denied by the NCAA, according to reports.Insisting that the initial sanctions, which included a two-year postseason bowl ban and a loss of 30 scholarships over three years were excessive, president C. L. Max Nikias, athletic director Pat Haden and the school’s legal representatives met with the the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee in January in Indianapolis to request the penalties be cut in half.The appeals committee, however, deemed the severity of the punishment to be appropriate with an official announcement scheduled for Thursday.With its appeal denied, USC will not be allowed to sign more than 15 players for its 2012, 2013 and 2014 recruiting classes. Under normal conditions, schools are afforded the opportunity to sign upward of 25 players per class.Additionally, the team will be barred from participating in postseason play in the upcoming season, including the inaugural Pac-12 championship game, provided the team would have been eligible to do so.Furthermore, the NCAA upheld the provision allowing USC seniors to transfer to any Football Bowl Subdivision school without penalty.  Under most circumstances, players would be forced to sit out a season.last_img read more

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