A strange police manhunt and the fight over an emergency room were the top issues in the final week of August.
Here's a look back at our top stories:
There was gunfire and chaos in East Massapequa on Friday after cops were called to Unqua Road about a possible burglar. Police stopped a man and an officer fired a shot when, police say he reached for his waistband. Later, there was a brief standoff at an East Massapequa home and a man was taken into custody. But he was later released.