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Weird News: Fox Sightings and Surviving Trains

From the fun to the freaky, here are some weird stories from around Long Island this week.

As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to inspiring tales of community brotherhood. But some stories are just plain weird. Here are some of the stranger headlines from the past seven days.

Man Survives After Being Hit by Train


A Wyandanch man survived an unusual incident after he wasstruck by a freight train by the Hicksville station early Monday.

Gary Williams, 29, was hit by a New York & Atlantic freight train heading east at about 1:20 a.m., Metropolitan Transportation Authority told Newsday. Williams was brought to Nassau University Medical Center, and suffered a broken right leg, broken right elbow and cut to his left ear.

Fox Sightings Growing Out East

This week's hot topic was a furry one, as more than 120 locals in the communities of Sayville and Smithtown helped us map dozens of sightings of red foxes in their suburban backyards. 

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