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News Nearby: Truck Slams into Jericho Turnpike Storefront

A look at the top headlines from the surrounding area.

Huntington

Truck Slams into Jericho Turnpike Storefront

A pickup truck and a sedan collided on East Jericho Turnpike near Engelke Ave Thursday afternoon, say Suffolk Police.

The pickup truck slammed into the storefront of Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay.  Coin Galleries of Oyster Bay is right next to Tattoo Lou's which just recently reopened after repairing its store front which was destroyed when a car crashed into it last year.

Smithtown

Olympic Dreams Become Reality for 2 Locals

While taking a class in 2005 revolving around sports medicine, injuries and injury rehabilitation, a chiropractor spoke about his experience travelling with Olympic teams and how there is a short list of chiropractors that get invited to the games.

Inspired by the stories, this is where local chiropractor Marc Taczanowski’s Olympic dreams began.

Taczanowski, who runs True Sport Care with his chiropractor wife Hope Miller at 62 Lake Avenue South in Nesconset, joined Smithtown skeleton athlete John Daly on this journey. Daly began his career as a skeleton athlete in 2001 and has since developed an extensive resume, earning accolades such as placing first in the Lake Placid America's Cup during the 2007-08 season, and winning the St. Moritz Europa Cup and the Igls Europa Cup during the 2008-09 season.

Kings Park

 Town Preps to Send Wrecking Ball at Hightower Homes

Smithtown officials are ready to demolish of two abandoned Kings Parks home, despite the pleas of a Nassau attorney for more time to cleanup the property.

Smithtown Town board narrowly approved allowing the town to enter Hightower Homes property owned by Frederic Powell, at 77 and 81 Main Street in Kings Park, to demolish or clean up the two vacant homes as needed to bring them within compliance with building codes. Councilmen Bob Creighton and Ed Wehrheim voted against taking action.

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