Patch highlighted the top stories of the month so you can catch up on all of the local news. The top stories for the month of August are:
5. : A tree fell on an elderly woman's house on Luddington Road due to heavy rains on Aug. 10. The woman was at home with her home health aide when the tree fell on her property and she was not injured.
4. : Shahid Husain, 74, went missing on Aug. 10. and was located on Aug. 12.
3.: Dayquan Holmes, 20, was arrested on Aug. 16 for allegedly trying to choke a 19-year-old female victim and for allegedly resisting arrest.
2. : On Aug. 4, a fire started in a house located at 1428 Cleveland Ave. There were no reported injuries.
1. : Judith Stein, 75, of East Meadow was killed in a two-car wreck on Route 110 in East Farmingdale on Aug. 27