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Suspected Long Island serial killer charged with another murder

Good morning. Rex Heuermann, accused of a string of murders on Long Island, could be charged with another murder this week. This comes just days after the Gilgo Beach Task Force conducted a second search of his Massapequa Park home. It's also been a few weeks since Gilgo investigators searched an area near Manorville. Newsday says Heuerman will appear before a state Supreme Court judge in Riverhead for arraignment on Thursday.

The former Manhattan architect has pleaded not guilty to the deaths of four women identified among 10 bodies – all discovered more than a decade ago along Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach. Heuermann has been held without bail for nearly a year on first- and second-degree murder charges. Prosecutors believe he acted alone in the first four killings.

Here's a quick overview of what else we're hearing:

The funeral of the fallen Connecticut state police officer will take place on Wednesday. State Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Thursday. Pelletier was conducting a traffic stop on I-84 when he was struck by a driver who fled the scene. Alex Oyola-Sanchez was later arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter. Pelletier is buried at St. Thomas Cemetery in Southington. The funeral will be held at the Xfinity Theater in Hartford.

Suffolk man shot twice outside Jakes 58. The incident occurred in the casino parking lot on Friday. The shooter fled the scene and the victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Suffolk County Police believe it was a targeted attack.

Eleven communities in Connecticut have still not submitted plans for affordable housing. The cities include Beacon Falls, Derby, Griswold, Norwalk, Oxford, Prospect, Somers, Sterling, Watertown, West Hartford and Wethersfield. Plans were originally scheduled to be submitted in June 2022. Most communities are in the final stages of finalizing their plans. Despite the deadline, there are currently no consequences for cities that do not submit affordable housing plans.

Babylon is considering rezoning for a planned industrial park. A 100-acre industrial park in Wyandanch would house nine one-story buildings for assembly and distribution. The town of Babylon does not currently have zoning for such developments. If the town council approves the plan, it is expected to create up to 2,500 jobs.

Connecticut Court of Appeals upholds charges against former chairman of Stamford Democratic City Committee. In 2022, John Mallozzi was sentenced to two years' probation and a $35,000 fine after he was found to have forged the signatures of several voters in the 2015 municipal election. Mallozzi's attorney said there was insufficient evidence to support that conviction. He will take the case to the Connecticut Supreme Court.

New data shows that LI students make up 22% of SUNY enrollment. Nearly 70,000 students from Long Island make up 22% of the State University of New York's student body. Education officials cited affordable tuition. Last fall, total student enrollment increased by 1.1% for the first time in a decade. More than 320,000 students are enrolled at SUNY's 64 campuses.