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News Nearby: Child Hit by Car, Guilty Plea in Fatal DWI Crash

A look at some of the top headlines from fellow Suffolk County Patch sites during the past week.

Deer Park-North Babylon
A boy riding his bike near his Deer Park home was struck by a car Wednesday morning.

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Lindenhurst
A two-car crash in Lindenhurst on Wednesday afternoon sent two people to the hospital, and tied up traffic at Montauk Highway and Wellwood Avenue.

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West Islip
A Brentwood man has pleaded guilty to driving drunk and killing two men - including one from West Islip - in an April 2011 crash on the Wantagh State Parkway.

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Half Hollow Hills
After about decade of waiting, the Huntington Town Board passed a zoning change Tuesday that will pave the way for the creation of a new town park, an affordable senior living facility and religious center in Melville.

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Babylon Village
A statue in the Vision of Hope Garden was stolen from its base at Town Hall Park sometime in late May or early June, according to representatives from the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition, and are asking for the public's help to find the statue.

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Sachem
Sachem had its usual representation in the annual Empire Challenge, an all-star football game that pins Long Island against New York City, held Tuesday night at Hofstra’s Shuart Stadium.

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Sayville-Bayport

Friends and family members of Billy Schettino, the 18-year-old Blue Point teenager killed in a car accident on the LIE March 14 by a patrol car driven by a Suffolk County sheriff, are lobbying to get signatures on a petition to charge the deputy sheriff involved with wrongful death.

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Patchogue
The  store in Patchogue is set to close by next year after its mother company was bought out, reports the Long Island Press.

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Bronx boy June 23, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Between possibly texting, talking and going way to fast (this is a definite,) a boy loses his life! Every time I drive a parking lot the people in most cases are inconsiderate and in a hurry. Just living in a society where everyone is out for themselves. Sad!

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