3 With Long Island Ties Among Florida Massacre Victims

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three people with Long Island ties were among the 17 allegedly killed by a teenage gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Valentine’s Day.Aaron Feis, a 37-year-old West Islip native, was a junior varsity football coach who reportedly shielded students with his body. Scott Biegel, a 35-year-old Dix Hills native, was a teacher who died while trying to protect students from the gunfire. And the parents of 17-year-old Meadow Pollack, whose funeral was Friday, were originally from Oceanside.“When Aaron Feis died … he did it protecting others, guarantee that because that’s who Aaron Feis was,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters. “He was one of the greatest people I knew. He was a phenomenal man.”The alleged gunman, 19-year-old Nicholas Cruz, an orphan who’s adopted mother was an LI native, was arrested shortly after the massacre and charged with 17 counts of murder. Biegel died while letting students in his classroom to escape the gunfire, survivors told Good Morning America.Pollack was a senior who had been accepted into Lynn University in Boca Raton. Her parents were Oceanside High School graduates.last_img read more

Primary Election Voting Is Underway

first_imgSoutheast Indiana voters will have an opportunity to cast a ballot in the 2014 May Primary on Tuesday. The polls are open until 6:00 p.m.Franklin County residents that previously went to Batesville High School to vote will now go to Church on Fire Ministries at 1170 N. State Road 229 in Batesville.Unsure of where your polling location is? Visit the state voter website.During the primary voters cast a ballot for their respective party only. You must provide a photo ID at the polls to vote.WRBI will have complete election coverage on air and online.last_img