A Morning in Malverne with Mel; Groundhog Day 2022

A Morning in Malverne with Mel; Groundhog Day 2022

KJOY spent the morning at Crossroads Farm in Malverne to get the scoop from Malverne Mel, Nassau County’s famous prognosticator! Six more weeks of winter? Early spring? Find out what Mel had to say here:









Dua Lipa & Elton John

Dua Lipa & Elton John

Check out this awesome duet remix of “Cold Heart” with Elton John and Dua Lipa!

LI’s Sheryl Lee Ralph Wins Emmy

LI’s Sheryl Lee Ralph Wins Emmy

Uniondale High School alum Sheryl Lee Ralph became only the second black woman to win in her category at Monday night’s 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Ralph won Best Supporting Actress for the show “Abbott Elementary.” The 65 year old gave what many people believe the greatest speech of the evening.

“Succession” and “Ted Lasso” won Best Drama and Comedy Series. “White Lotus” won for Best Limited Series. You can get the entire list of winners HERE!

PHOTO: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

Man seriously injured in crash

Man seriously injured in crash

Bellport, NY- A Manorville man was seriously injured Sunday night after crashing into a tree in Bellport. Suffolk County Police say 40-year-old Lester Rusell Jr., was driving a 2004 Dodge Durango southbound on Provost Avenue, at approximately 11:30pm, when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree at 554 Provost Avenue. Russell Jr., was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552.

Photo: Suffolk County Police Patch

By Brett Levine

Biden blasts ‘extreme’ GOP in Labor Day swing-state trips

Biden blasts ‘extreme’ GOP in Labor Day swing-state trips

(AP) — President Joe Biden is assailing “MAGA Republicans” and the extreme right in Labor Day remarks to union members. He addressed workers’ gatherings in Milwaukee and outside Pittsburgh. Labor Day traditionally kicks off political crunch time, with campaigns scrambling to excite voters for Election Day on Nov. 8. In Milwaukee, Biden said he is not critical of all Republicans, but singled out those who have taken Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign cry to dangerous or hateful lengths. He also paid tribute to organized labor, saying “the middle class built America” but “unions built the middle class.”

Photo: President Joe Biden listens before speaking at a United Steelworkers of America Local Union 2227 event in West Mifflin, Pa., Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, to honor workers on Labor Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Judge grants Trump bid for special master in document search

Judge grants Trump bid for special master in document search

(AP) — A federal judge has granted a request by former President Donald Trump’s legal team to appoint a special master to review documents seized by the FBI during a search of his Florida home last month. The decision by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon came despite the objections of the Justice Department, which said an outside legal expert was not necessary in part because officials had already completed their review of potentially privileged documents. The appointment may slow the pace of the department’s investigation into the presence of top-secret information at Mar-a-Lago, but it is not clear whether it will affect any investigative decisions or the ultimate outcome of the probe.

Photo: Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

PD: Teenager arrested after baby shower shooting

PD: Teenager arrested after baby shower shooting

Bay Shore, NY- A 16-year-old was taken into police custody over the weekend after police say he allegedly shot a man outside a baby shower in Bay Shore. Suffolk County Police say on Saturday night, at approximately 7:05pm, two teenage girls were engaged in a fight in front of 1651 Pine Acres Blvd.

Officials say a 41-year-old Queens man, tried to break up the argument between the girls and that’s when a 16-year-old male, fired a handgun, striking the Queens man in the leg. The shooting victim, Vincent Peredaviz, was transported to South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore with serious injuries. The 16-year-old boy who allegedly fired the weapon, was charged with Assault 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

Photo: Suffolk County Police Patch

By Brett Levine

Flood Watch in effect for Long Island

Flood Watch in effect for Long Island

East Farmingdale, NY- A Flood Watch is in effect for Long Island and the surrounding areas through 6pm Tuesday. The National Weather Service predicts Tuesday’s storm could produce rain fall totals in the amount of two to four inches. Localized street flooding is possible. WALK-FM Chief Meteorologist Pat Pagano, says the rain “could be heavy at time and even produce a thunderstorm”. High temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach 70 degrees.

Photo: (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

By Brett Levine

Flood Watch in effect for Long Island

Flood Watch in effect for Long Island

East Farmingdale, NY- A Flood Watch is in effect for Long Island and the surrounding areas through 6pm Tuesday. The National Weather Service predicts Tuesday’s storm could produce rain fall totals in the amount of two to four inches. Localized street flooding is possible. WALK-FM Chief Meteorologist Pat Pagano, says the rain “could be heavy at time and even produce a thunderstorm”. High temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach 70 degrees.

Photo: (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

By Brett Levine

State expands access to childcare assistance for families and providers

State expands access to childcare assistance for families and providers

East Farmingdale, NY- New York State officials on Tuesday announced expanded childcare assistance is now available to almost 400,000 New York children. Governor Kathy Hochul said under the new plans, a family of four, earning up to $83,250 are now eligible for assistance, the previous threshold was $55.000 or less. The governor also announced expanded eligibility for a second round of federally funded Child Care Provider Stabilization grants.

To learn more about the expanded access to childcare assistance and to see if you quality, click here.

Photo: Office of New York State Governor Kathy Hochul August 30, 2022 – New York City -(Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Kathy Hochul)

By Brett Levine

Parade Wednesday night celebrating Long Island Little League teams

Parade Wednesday night celebrating Long Island Little League teams

Massapequa, NY- Nassau County and the Town of Oyster Bay will host a parade on Wednesday, August 31st to honor and celebrate three Little League teams from Massapequa.

The parade in honor of Massapequa Little League Champions will begin at 5pm on Park Ave at Lakeshore Road and will end with a ceremony at Park Blvd at Front Street.

The three teams being recognized in the parade are:

  • Massapequa Coast Little League 12-year-old Williamsport team participated in the 2022 Little League World Series after winning the New York State and Metro Region Championships
  • Massapequa International Little League 12U softball team, New York State Softball Champions
  • Massapequa Coast Little League 11-year-old baseball team, New York State Champions back to back in 2021 & 2022

Photo: Town of Oyster Bay

By Brett Levine

Survey finds young people follow news, but without much joy

Survey finds young people follow news, but without much joy

NEW YORK (AP) — A survey of people ages 16 to 40 finds that millennials and Generation Z follow the news, but they aren’t that happy with what they’re seeing. The study conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute says 79% of people in that age group follow news daily, contrary to perceptions that many are tuned out. But only 32% say they enjoy following the news, down sharply from 53% in a similar study seven years ago. The study also shows many young people blame news organizations for spreading misinformation, and suggests they have had it with “food-fight journalism” that depicts debates between people with extreme views.

Photo: FILE – A woman checks her phone in Orem, Utah, on Nov. 14, 2019. A survey of people ages 16 to 40 finds that millennials and Generation Z follow the news, but they aren’t that happy with what they’re seeing. The study conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute says 79% of people follow news daily, contrary to perceptions that many are tuned out. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)