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Katie Blasl

Katie Blasl
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Katie, winner of the 2016 James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year award from the L.I. Press Club, is a reporter, editor and web developer for the the LOCAL news websites. A Riverhead native, she is a 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. Email Katie/a>

‘Do it for Doobee’: Greenport girl is inspiration for softball tournament to raise money for Crohn’s Disease research

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For the third year in a row, the North Fork will come together this weekend to show a little girl with Crohn's Disease that...

Jamesport family teams up with Kait’s Angels to raise money to get special needs daughter adapted bike

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Johanna Benthal has always loved spending time outdoors. But her brain injury makes it difficult for her to exercise for very long, and her family has long struggled to find ways to get her outside and moving around.

Walking for breast cancer: 18th annual 5k walk for North Fork Breast Health Coalition to be held at Tanger

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Lace up those running shoes for a good cause this month. The annual 5k Walk For Breast Cancer Awareness is being held Sunday, September 25 at Tanger Outlet Center.

Southold father killed in accident worked ‘tirelessly’ to support family in Guatemala

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A GoFundMe fundraiser has been created to raise money for Sergio Montenegro's funeral expenses and for the benefit of his wife and two young children.

Southold man killed after car crashes into tree on Route 48 early Wednesday

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A 25-year-old Southold man was killed early this morning after his vehicle crashed into a tree on Route 48 around 12:39 a.m, according to police.

Toxic rust tide spreads across entire Peconic estuary, could be lethal to estuary’s fish, marine life

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Rust tide has spread across the Peconic Bay and all of its waterways over the past week, posing a lethal threat to fish and marine life in the estuary.

Sixth victim dies after Long Island Expressway crash in Manorville

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Six people have died following a horrific multi-vehicle accident on the Long Island Expressway in Manorville Sunday.

Scam alert: Phone calls from Tax Department hotline numbers are actually from scam artists

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The New York State Tax Department warned residents today that that the Tax Department does not using its fraud hotline phone numbers for outgoing calls, and if those phone numbers appear on a caller ID, it's an “immediate signal” that the caller is a scam artist.

Heat advisory in effect, thunderstorms with ‘torrential rainfall’ and flash flooding possible today and tomorrow

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Soaring temperatures and stifling levels of humidity have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for all of Suffolk County today and tomorrow.

Green Party group organizing on East End, invites public to ‘meet-and-greet’

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Local lovers of the environment and civil rights will band together tomorrow night for the first-ever meeting of the East End Greens in Riverhead.