🌱 Sachem Daily: Two People Trapped In Van Fire + Fatal Accident

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Hello, neighbors! It's me again, your host of the Sachem Daily.

First, today's weather:

Cold with plenty of sunshine. High: 37 Low: 28.

Here are the top three stories in Sachem today:

  1. Two people were trapped in a van after it was engulfed in flames after a crash on North Ocean Avenue in Coram on Saturday night. One person was rescued and one died, according to witnesses. (News 12)

  2. A 65-year-old Shoreham man died in Bellport on Saturday after a medical emergency led to him losing control of his car. Kevin Nash drove off Martha Avenue and his Jeep overturned. (Patch)

  3. The nonprofit organization Angels of Long Island set up a pop-up shop called "Christmas Miracle 2021" on East Main Street in East Patchogue Sunday. The donated items can become free gifts for over 150 families. (News 12)

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Today in Sachem:

From my notebook:

  • Port Jefferson native and Jets safety Elijah Riley suffered a neck injury while playing the Dolphins on Sunday. Riley played at Newfield High School. (Subscription: Newsday)

  • As of Dec. 13, the eight Long Island communities with the highest cumulative rates of COVID-19—all cases since the beginning of the pandemic—are: Hewlett Harbor, Bay Park, Point Lookout, Great River, Woodmere, Lawrence, Atlantic Beach and Kings Point. (Subscription: Newsday)

  • Suffolk's Probation department officials have held onto nearly $1.3 million in victim restitution, some collected as far back as the 1980s, according to a recent audit. (Patch)

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