A New York State Supreme Court Justice ruled Thomas GIlbert Jr. is mentally competent to stand trial for allegedly killing his father in New York City on Jan. 4.

While the Lexus S.U.V. was heavily damaged, the people inside were not badly hurt, police said. Taylor K. Vecsey
A Whitmores Landscaping truck did some serious damage to Ron Perelman's lawn after its brakes failed and it hit an S.U.V. on Montauk Highway in East Hampton on Friday.Taylor K. Vecsey
The truck and the S.U.V. came to rest not far apart on a lawn on the side of Montauk Highway.Taylor K. Vecsey

Sean P. Ludwick, right, who will be arraigned on vehicular homicide and manslaughter charges next month, left Southampton Town Justice Court after a court appearance in November with his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman. T.E. McMorrow

Officials, including Representative Lee Zeldin, second from left, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, right, are demanding the Riverside barracks be manned 24/7.

Call to reopen Aucapina death investigation
The parents of Lilia Aucapina, Raquel and Miguel Parra, listened on Tuesday as speakers called on police to reopen the investigation into her death. T.E. McMorrow
Foster Maer of LatinoJustice said that police should not only delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding Lilia Aucapina’s death but that of Gabriela Armijos, another Latina immigrant, last year. Looking on were Ms. Aucapina’s brother Victor Parra and Cristina Banados of the Retreat. T.E. McMorrow