These were the biggest news stories of the week reported in Plainview Patch:
1. : A Bethpage man who had been chased from a home by was captured and charged with a string of nearby burglaries, according to police.
2. The is investigating a procedural error that disqualified Plainview wrestlers from a regional tournament, ending a season on a down note.
3. A babysitter from Farmingdale was accused of stealing jewelry worth more than $3,000 from her Plainview employer, the with similar crimes in recent months.
4. : We got some good ideas about what to do with the vacant gas station on the corner of Woodbury and South Oyster Bay roads.
5. The Plainview area celebrated the Giants' Super Bowl victory at area restaurants.