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!

Long Island Police boost patrols by schools in wake of Texas massacre

Long Island Police boost patrols by schools in wake of Texas massacre

East Farmingdale, NY- Long Island parents, teachers, students and staff will return to classrooms on Wednesday, the day after a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas killed 19 children and two adults. Schools on Long Island could see an increased police presence today on or nearby school grounds. Nassau and Suffolk County Police Departments say that while there are no specific or credible threats at this time, they will be increasing patrols out of an abundance of caution.

Statement from Nassau County Police

“Nassau County Executive Bruce A. Blakeman and Police Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder send their condolences to the victims and their families after today’s horrific shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

While there is no nexus or specific threats to Nassau County, we continue to work with our federal, state and local partners as we continue our assessment. The Police Department is intensifying its patrols around all schools.

Residents are reminded to call 911 immediately if they see or hear anything suspicious.”

Statement from Suffolk County Police

“The Suffolk County Police Department offers its deepest condolences to the Robb Elementary School community, as well as the law enforcement officers who responded to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas,” said Suffolk County Police Commissioner Rodney K. Harrison. “This tragic act of violence against children and school staff inside what should be a safe haven is unfathomable and a parent’s worst nightmare. While there are currently no credible threats in Suffolk County, the department is monitoring the ongoing investigation and will be increasing patrols around school buildings out of an abundance of caution.”

By Brett Levine

Photo: FILE – This photo from Tuesday April 20, 2021, shows Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder as he speaks in West Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NY cancels state US history test after Buffalo shooting

NY cancels state US history test after Buffalo shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — A state exam for New York high school students on U.S. history and government has been canceled in the wake of the racist shooting at a Buffalo supermarket over concerns that material on the test could “compound student trauma.” The Regents exam was scheduled to be administered on June 1. But a spokesperson for the state Education Department says after a review following the May 14 shooting, officials determined a question could impact students negatively. The department refused to give any additional information on the question of concern. Ten people, all of them Black, were killed in the Tops Friendly Market when a white 18-year-old opened fire.

Photo: Students at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School District take an exam in a gymnasium on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in Windham, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

NY cancels state US history test after Buffalo shooting

NY cancels state US history test after Buffalo shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — A state exam for New York high school students on U.S. history and government has been canceled in the wake of the racist shooting at a Buffalo supermarket over concerns that material on the test could “compound student trauma.” The Regents exam was scheduled to be administered on June 1. But a spokesperson for the state Education Department says after a review following the May 14 shooting, officials determined a question could impact students negatively. The department refused to give any additional information on the question of concern. Ten people, all of them Black, were killed in the Tops Friendly Market when a white 18-year-old opened fire.

Photo: Students at Windham-Ashland-Jewett Central School District take an exam in a gymnasium on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in Windham, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Suspect under arrest in deadly New York City subway shooting

Suspect under arrest in deadly New York City subway shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected of abruptly pulling a gun and killing a stranger on a New York City subway train has been arrested. But police say they don’t yet know what motivated the apparently unprovoked attack. Andrew Abdullah was taken into custody on Tuesday, hours after authorities posted his name and photo on social media and implored the public to help find him. The 25-year-old is expected to face a murder charge in the death of 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez. Enriquez was shot to death while heading to brunch Sunday morning.

Photo: Andrew Abdullah is escorted into the Fifth precinct, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in New York. Abdullah, the man wanted in an apparently unprovoked fatal shooting aboard a New York City subway train surrendered to police on Tuesday, hours after authorities posted his name and photo on social media and implored the public to help find him. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Suspect under arrest in deadly New York City subway shooting

Suspect under arrest in deadly New York City subway shooting

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected of abruptly pulling a gun and killing a stranger on a New York City subway train has been arrested. But police say they don’t yet know what motivated the apparently unprovoked attack. Andrew Abdullah was taken into custody on Tuesday, hours after authorities posted his name and photo on social media and implored the public to help find him. The 25-year-old is expected to face a murder charge in the death of 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez. Enriquez was shot to death while heading to brunch Sunday morning.

Photo: Andrew Abdullah is escorted into the Fifth precinct, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in New York. Abdullah, the man wanted in an apparently unprovoked fatal shooting aboard a New York City subway train surrendered to police on Tuesday, hours after authorities posted his name and photo on social media and implored the public to help find him. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Biden calls for tougher gun laws after Texas elementary school shooting

Biden calls for tougher gun laws after Texas elementary school shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lamenting a uniquely American tragedy, an anguished and angry President Joe Biden delivered an urgent call for new restrictions on firearms — after a gunman shot and killed at least 19 children and two adults at a Texas elementary school. Biden spoke from the White House barely an hour after returning from a five-day trip to Asia bracketed by mass shootings in the U.S. He pleaded for action to address gun violence after years of failure — and bitterly blamed firearm manufacturers and their supporters for blocking legislation in Washington. Speaking with emotion, Biden asked, “When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” “Why are we willing to live with this carnage? Why do we keep letting this happen?”

Photo: President Joe Biden speaks about the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, from the White House, in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, as first lady Jill Biden listens. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Gunman kills 19 children in Texas school rampage

Gunman kills 19 children in Texas school rampage

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom. It was the nation’s deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade. The assailant also killed two adults before he was killed by law enforcement. The shooting happened at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Uvalde is a heavily Latino community about 85 miles west of San Antonio. It was the worst school shooting in the U.S. since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, in late 2012.

Photo: Law enforcement personnel, including the FBI, gather near Robb Elementary School following a shooting, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

2 women killed overnight in two separate hit and run crashes

2 women killed overnight in two separate hit and run crashes

East Farmingdale, NY- Police say two women were killed overnight in two separate hit and run crashes. 

The first accident happened around 10:15pm on Monday night in Hauppauge. Police say an eastbound vehicle. believed to be a sedan, struck another vehicle at the intersection of Motor Parkway and Moreland Road and then struck a woman on the sidewalk. The vehicle fled the scene.

The second crash happened about 15 minutes later in West Islip. Police say a westbound vehicle on Montauk Highway struck a female pedestrian near Pearce Lane at approximately 10:30pm. The vehicle fled the scene.

Anyone with information is to call Suffolk County Police.

By Brett Levine

Photo: Suffolk County Police Patch

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials remain perplexed by mysterious cases of severe liver damage in hundreds of young children around the world. The best available evidence points to a fairly common stomach bug. That virus hasn’t previously caused this kind of problem in otherwise healthy kids. Investigators in the U.S. and abroad are exploring a number of theories that might explain the mystery. One possibility that’s not yet proven: that the stomach virus and the coronavirus are combining to provoke a liver-damaging immune system response.

Photo: FILE – A sign at the entrance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seen, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials remain perplexed by mysterious cases of severe liver damage in hundreds of young children around the world. The best available evidence points to a fairly common stomach bug. That virus hasn’t previously caused this kind of problem in otherwise healthy kids. Investigators in the U.S. and abroad are exploring a number of theories that might explain the mystery. One possibility that’s not yet proven: that the stomach virus and the coronavirus are combining to provoke a liver-damaging immune system response.

Photo: FILE – A sign at the entrance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seen, Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)