Police in NY say 4 kids, ages 4 to 15, were left home alone for days; parents stayed at hotel

A New York couple has been arrested after police say they left their two teenagers and two younger children alone without food or heat for six days while they stayed at a hotel.

Tulio and Maria Ayala of Central Islip (EYE'-slihp) on Long Island are each charged with four counts of child endangerment.

Police say their children were left unsupervised while the couple stayed at a nearby hotel. The children's ages are 15, 13, 8 and 4.

The Central Islip school district contacted authorities. The couple was arrested Wednesday. Their attorneys' names were not immediately available.