Syosset's Top Headlines of 2012

Historic elections, fires, arrests, and heartwarming stories topped local headlines.

A movie producer got his diploma 27 years late. A teenager was elected to the school board. A beloved nun was tragically killed in a hit-and-run.

Syosset had a busy 2012 with hundreds of headlines topping Patch's homepage. Here are the top stories of 2012:

Syosset Votes 18-Year-Old to School Board

In a dramatic and historic statement by voters, an 18-year-old high school senior was elected to the Syosset School District's Board of Education.

Judd Apatow Finally Gets His Diploma

Blockbuster comedy producer and Syosset High School graduate, Judd Apatow, finally got his diploma this week, 27 years late.

Apatow, producer of hit films like Bridesmaids and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, said he received his long, lost diploma after someone cleaned out a desk.

Cops: 2 Found with Drugs on Taconic Parkway

A Syosset woman and Woodbury man face drug charges after being pulled over for speeding upstate and state troopers discovered an array of drugs in the car.

Dog Saves Former Fire Chief's Family

The fate of the Feeney family rested in the paws of a labrador mix named Seven this week. Tom Feeney, a former chief of the Syosset Fire Department, awoke to a fire in the basement of his Syosset home and got his family safely out, all because of Seven.

Cops: Driver in Syosset Bus Crash Was Drunk

A bus driver faces a battery of charges after police found he was drunk at the wheel of a school bus that crashed into a local home Wednesday.

Syosset Nun Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

Detectives are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fled after fatally striking a nun in Water Mill.

The victim has been identified as Sister Jacqueline Walsh, of Syosset, who was attending a retreat in the area with fellow members of the Sisters of Mercy, according to Southampton Town police.

A Syosset man is responsible for a college woman's death after striking and killing her on a South Carolina highway Friday morning, reported WMBF news Friday.

3 Charged in Attempt to Siphon Gasoline

There's a Long Island gas shortage post-Sandy and people are going to extreme lengths to get their hands on fuel.

An attempt to siphon gasoline from cars in Syosset has led to the arrest of three people on theft and drug charges, Nassau County Police said.

Syosset Teacher Acquitted of Child Endangerment

Former Syosset teacher Ian Edrich was acquitted on Tuesday, two years after he was arrested and charged with child endangerment,  the Nassau County District Attorney's Office confirmed.

Coming from an educating family, Rozran became a third generation educator who spent almost every day of his 37-year-long career at 70 Southwoods Road. In the classroom, he brought classics to life. Out of the classroom, he fought for the rights of teachers in Syosset and across New York State as President of the Syosset Teachers' Union and Director of New York State United Teachers (NYSUT).


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