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News Nearby: Bank Robbery Arrest, Medical Fraud Mill, Unlikely Basketball Title

A look at some of the top headlines from fellow Suffolk County Patch sites during the past week.

Lindenhurst

A Lindenhurst man was arrested on Thursday and charged with robbing the same West Babylon bank twice this month, police said. Christopher Legge, 39, robbed the Roslyn Savings Bank on West Montauk Highway on the mornings of and , according to police.

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Babylon Village

The first official weekend of business for Monsoon, a Asian-themed restaurant/lounge, was a blockbuster, with a full house and more than 200 dinners served on opening night on Feb. 23.

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Sachem

On Tuesday, Sachem Youth Advisory Group (SYAG) baseball officials were downtrodden that someone would $10,000 worth of bleachers from their facility on Smith Road in Lake Ronkonkoma. One day later, things changed drastically for the better. Jason Merz, a landscape design company owner from East Islip, and Ray Navarette, a baseball player from the Long Island Ducks, said they will donate the funds to purchase new bleachers before the league’s opening day on April 14.

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Half Hollow Hills

A Melville attorney is one of three-dozen people charged with scheming to defraud auto insurers out of more than $279 million in accident benefits, according to published reports. At a press conference Tuesday, federal and New York City investigators told reporters that the 35 defendants including lawyers, doctors and patients who took part in a “medical fraud mill” to fake injuries.

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West Islip

In one of the most unlikely playoff runs in Long Island history, seventh-seeded St. John the Baptist shook off an 1-11 regular season and clawed its way to a Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA postseason boys basketball championship.

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Patchogue

The took a step closer to opening, as its site plan was unanimously approved at Monday’s Patchogue Village Board of Trustees meeting. The garden would be located behind 380 Bay Ave., which is slated to become the new home of the Village’s Parks and Recreation department.

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Sayville-Bayport

Sayville High School senior Matt Leshinger walked into the Stony Brook University field house for the county tournament already an accomplished wrestler; he walked out a Long Island Wrestling legend.

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