News Nearby: Little Girl Saves Mother's Life

Also, a former Stony Brook University professor among those killed in Kenya attack.

Here’s a look at some of the top stories that grabbed headlines this past week in and around your community.

Miller Place-Rocky Point

Guests Offer Lifesaving Gifts at Birthday ‘Blood Party’

Milestone birthdays are certainly a cause for celebration, think Caribbean cruise, gold watch or big party, but the guests invited to Wayne Fellrath's party aren't bringing a swimsuit or an elegantly wrapped gift, they're donating blood.

Three Village

Former Stony Brook Professor Killed in Kenya Militant Attack

Kofi Awoonor, an internationally acclaimed poet who taught writing at Stony Brook University in the 1970s, was killed in an attack by Somali Islamic militants in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday.

Port Jefferson

44 Acre Land Purchase Preserves Open Space

More than 44 acres of open space in Mt. Sinai will be preserved thanks to a joint purchase agreement between Brookhaven town and Suffolk County.


UPDATED: Car Crashes Into Locksmith Shop in Bayport

No one was hurt in the car crash late Wednedsay morning when a driver rammed into the east side of the A&D Locksmith as pulled into a parking spot at Houdek's Liquor store.


Parking Meter Village Code Amendments Approved

Village code amendments to accommodate upcoming parking meters in Patchogue Village were approved at Monday’s Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting at Patchogue Village Hall.


Kindergartener's Heroic 911 Call Saves Her Diabetic Mom

A 5-year-old Ronkonkoma girl saved her diabetic mother’s life in Nesconset by making a heroic 911 call to the Smithtown Fire Department.


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