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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 LOCAL news websites. A Riverhead native, she is a 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. Email Katie

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.

First-ever North Fork TV Festival to be held at Greenport Theater this month

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The first-ever North Fork TV Festival is coming to Greenport Theater this month, showcasing advance screenings of independent television series alongside panels and discussions that will feature top indie TV creators from across the country.

Pokemon Go gets young people outdoors — and through doors of local businesses

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A wildly popular new mobile game is not only getting young people out of the house – it's also getting them through the doors...

Newsday will remain in the hands of Cablevision’s founding family, in deal announced today

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Less than a month after the newspaper's parent company Cablevision was sold to Netherlands-based media company Altice, an entity led by Patrick Dolan has acquired 75 percent of Newsday Media Group.

Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks on the North Fork this year

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Seven places to watch 2016 Fourth of July fireworks on the North Fork this year.

Photos: Southold High School graduates Class of 2016 in emotional ceremony

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Southold High School graduated its Class of 2016 this afternoon in a ceremony that was by turns emotional, euphoric and reflective.

North Fork vigils, memorial services planned for victims of mass shooting at Orlando nightclub

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A vigil for the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando will be held Monday, June 20 at the Town Green in Southold.