Police issue warning after reports of clowns on Long Island


Police on Long Island issued warnings Friday after reports of clown sightings popped up this week. The reports even caused one school to take extra security measures Friday.

Suffolk County police said they received two calls about clowns Wednesday evening.
The first caller said there was a person dressed as a clown in North Babylon. The second report came from Brentwood, saying a group of people dressed as clowns were jumping in front of cars.

Officers investigated both reports, and no arrests were made.

“While the motives of these individuals could not be determined, the department reminds the public false reporting and intentional harassment or disturbing of the peace can lead to legal consequences,” said Stu Cameron, Suffolk County’s police chief.

Cameron said people involved in activity like this may be subject to violations and/or misdemeanor arrest under New York state law. For link click here

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Planned for September 28

Notification issued 9/28/16 at 10:00 AM. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Weather Service, with the participation of state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency managers, radio, broadcast TV, cable, and satellite stations, will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The public should receive both audio and on-screen text conveying that this is only a test. The alert is scheduled for today, September 28, at 2:20 pm.  For more information: http://bit.ly/2d9IeXV



US Government issues formal Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall


The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Samsung is recalling Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones due to serious fire and burn hazards.

Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled phones, the government said.

The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers, officials said.

Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.

The recall involves about 1 million Galaxy Note 7 phones sold before September 15, 2016. It’s an unprecedented recall that delivers a severe blow to Samsung, which had hoped to simply issue a software update to fix the problem.

The recalled devices have a 5.7 inch screen and were sold in the following colors: black onyx, blue coral, gold platinum and silver titanium with a matching stylus. Samsung is printed on the top front of the phone and Galaxy Note7 is printed on the back of the phone.

To determine if your phone has been recalled, locate the IMEI number on the back of the phone or the packaging, and enter the IMEI number into the online registration site at www.samsung.com or call Samsung toll-free at 844-365-6197.

If you own a Galaxy Note 7, contact your wireless carrier or place of purchase, call Samsung toll-free at 844-365-6197 anytime, or go online at www.samsung.com.

The formal recall makes it illegal to sell the devices or use them on airplanes.

In answering some questions about why it took so long for an official recall, CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye said the commission needed to wait for documentation they needed to be able to tell consumers that the recourse being offered by Samsung was legitimate.

“It’s not a recipe for a successful recall for a company to go out on their own,” Kaye said.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.

A Moment of Silence for the Fallen on September 11

Sunday is the 15th anniversary of 9/11, when more than 3,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks in the United States.

For many Americans, the tragic events of 9/11 instill a renewed sense of patriotism and an incentive to serve others. Here are some ways that you can reflect, serve, and remember this September 11:

  • Observe a moment of silence. Many Americans observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), marking the exact moment Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center.
  • Volunteer for service. September 11 is a National Day of Service and Remembrance, when you can volunteer in your community.

Learn about what happened on 9/11. Find out what happened 15 years ago at the airplane crash sites in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania.

Heat Advisory

Notification issued 8/15/16 at 3:40 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for NYC from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM tomorrow, 8/16. The previously issued Heat Advisory remains in effect until 8:00 PM tonight. These conditions are dangerous to health. Avoid strenuous activity. People without air conditioning, older adults, and people with chronic health conditions are most at risk. Cooling centers are open.
For cooling center locations and hours, or information on avoiding heat illness, please visit: http://www.nyc.gov/beattheheat or call 3-1-1.

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