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After much public anticipation, Grill 454 opened Wednesday in the building on Veterans Memorial Highway formerly occuppied by Charlie Brown's Steakhouse.
Samantha Carey, 21, was stopped by state police early Thursday morning for allegedly speeding, swerving in between lanes and texting while driving on the Southern State Parkway. She was charged with DWI, criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, and several traffic violations, police said.
Christine Cozetti, 46, was pulled over on the northbound side of the Sunken Meadow Parkway near Harned Road at approximately 11:20 p.m. Friday for allegedly travelling 80 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone and failing to signal a lane change. She was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding, and failing to signal a lane change, police said.
According to Suffolk County police, Lewis Weill, of Commack, was driving a 2005 Saab westbound in the right lane of Jericho Turnpike, east of Evergreen Avenue, in Huntington Station when his vehicle struck a pedestrian at approximately 4:45 a.m.
The pedestrian, identified as 45-year-old William Prucha, of South Huntington, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner, police said.
They're rivals, but for one night the girls basketball players from and joined together to help deliver Christmas joy to Long Island children in need.