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Crimes and Fires: Woman Charged With Starving 10-Month-Old Son to Death

A look at recent crime and fire headlines.

Louisa Givens is charged with manslaughter in the death of her 10-month-old son. (SCPD photo)
Louisa Givens is charged with manslaughter in the death of her 10-month-old son. (SCPD photo)
Here are some of the top crime and fire stories from across Long Island over the past week:

Officials: Ronkonkoma Woman Starved 10-Month-Old Son to Death

A Ronkonkoma woman who prosecutors say starved her 10-month-old son to death was arrested last Sunday night and charged with manslaughter.

SPCA: Islip Animal Shelter Worker Left Dog in Dumpster

A Lindenhurst man who works at the Islip Animal Shelter was arrested after officials say he left a live dog in a dumpster in West Islip.

Fire Guts Larkfield Vacuum in East Northport

A Friday fire at Larkfield Vacuum in East Northport left the store gutted and the nearby record store, shoe repair shop and multiple apartments above heavily damaged.

Cops: Four Charged in Fake Property Sale Scheme

Four people conspired to steal $50,000 by creating the fake sale of a Bronx home, according to Nassau County Police.

Police: Pair Arrested in Nail Salon Armed Robberies

A man and woman from Islip Terrace were arrested Wednesday and charged in connection with five recent armed robberies of nail salons in the Suffolk County, police said. They also expected to be charged with five other armed robberies in Nassau County. 

Police: Gunman Robs Patchogue Subway

A man with a gun entered the Patchogue location of Subway Saturday night and demanded cash, Suffolk County police said.

Cops: Burglar Caught Red-Handed At Riverhead Gas Station in Blizzard

A burglar was caught with his tools after trying to steal from a Riverhead gas station, police said.

$122K Land Rover Reported Stolen in Water Mill

A 2014 Supercharged Land Rover, worth $122,000, was reported stolen from a Bay Lane house. 

Cops: Man Busted for Felony DWI After Mattituck Car Accident

A Florida man was busted in Mattituck after he was involved in a car accident and found to be intoxicated, police said.


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