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Week in Review: 3 Arrested in Brothel Bust

In other news of the week, Riverhead welcomed home a hero and the owner of the Puppy Experience said a lawsuit is coming soon.

Here's a run-down of the top headlines in Riverhead this week.

Police & Fire

Cops: 3 Women Arrested In New Brothel Bust: Police charged three with prostitution after an investigation.

DA: Ex-Con Pulls Gun During Search for Illegal Drugs; Officer Fires Shot: Police said they seized drugs at the scene.

Cops: Flanders Resident Threatened Woman With Steak Knife:Police said one woman threatened another with a steak knife.

Cops: Suspects Hit Riverside Man With Bottle:Suspects face felony assault charges.

DA: Investigation Leads To Drug Bust At Auto Repair Shop: Police said drug dealing was allegedly taking place at an auto repair shop.

Second Suffolk County Correctional Facility Inmate Dies: Authorities said no accidents or other incidents contributed to the death.

Police Nab Wrong-Way Driver on DWI Charge Friday After 911 Calls: A Riverhead woman was arrested and charged with DWI after driving the wrong way down the road near East Quogue.

Government

Hundreds Pack First Bishop/Altschuler Debate: The first debate between congressional candidates Tim Bishop and Randy Altschuler took place in Riverhead this week.

Supe's Proposed Budget Reflect 2.94 Percent Tax Levy Increase: Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter said crafting the 2013 budget was a painful process; three jobs could be slashed.

Bellone Pledges to Boot Sex Offender Trailers By End Of Year: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone promised to shutter two controversial sex offender trailers in Riverside and Westhampton by the end of the year.

: Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter said while owners of the Wading River Motel are coming into compliance, he is concerned over possible overcrowding and the ability of the motel, built as a transient business, to handle year-round occupancy.

Town To Dedicate New South Jamesport Park: A new playground was unveiled in South Jamesport.

DEC Responds to Wastewater Petition; Says It Takes Issue Seriously: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation said it takes a report by the Peconic Baykeeper seriously.

Business

Puppy Experience Owner: Lawsuit Coming: The owner of the Puppy Experience said a lawsuit is coming soon after months of demonstrators protesting outside hoping to raise awareness about puppy mills.

Town Lauds Lowe's 'Heroes': Riverhead Town thanked Lowe's for their generosity in helping to revitalize downtown Riverhead.

: The first of over 70 trees donated to Riverhead by NASCAR and Riverhead Raceway was planted at the town's animal shelter.

New Dance Studio Aims to Be Part of the Community:A Riverhead dance teacher is fulfilling a dream.

: Harbes is working to ease pumpkin picking parking woes; introduces a new pumpkin patch.

: A new theater group aims to shine the spotlight on all young students.

Community

Civic Leaders Cheer Prostitution Busts: Community leaders in Riverside and Flanders applaud law enforcement efforts to clean up their streets.

Riverhead Welcomes Home A Hero: Riverhead police officer and Navy Commander Tim McAllister returned home this weekend to family and friends who were waiting with open arms.

Riverhead Man Reports Campaign Signs 'Caper': It's silly season, and campaign signs are vanishing.

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