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Patients should stop thinking of powerful pain medications like Oxycontin and Vycodin as slightly stronger versions of Tylenol and Advil. Rather, they should think of them as “heroin pills.” That’s according to Dr. Andrew Kolodny, president of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing and chief medical officer for Phoenix House, a national, nonprofit drug treatment agency. more
A traffic accident on Hempstead Turnpike on Sept. 8 led to an assault in which two men from Uniondale were arrested. One of the men, police say, was driving drunk with his 6-year-old daughter in his car. more
A 54-year-old male was burglarized by three men, one who was carrying a machete, when returning to his home on Carol Road on Thursday night, according to police. more
A Nassau County Correction Officer faces drug charges after District Attorney Kathleen Rice said he possessed amphetamines with the intention of selling them. more
This year marked the 31st annual National Night Out, an event observed across the United States that aims to promote crime prevention programs like neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals devoted to safer communities. more
A former New York City police officer from Syosset will serve up to four years in jail following a hit-and-run that killed a 13-year-old Levittown girl with Down syndrome on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown in June, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. more
A Brooklyn man who is incarcerated at the Nassau County Correctional Center in East Meadow was found guilty by a Nassau County jury on July 10 of strangling another inmate inside the jail in January 2012. more
An East Meadow man has been charged by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice with possession of child pornography, according to a D.A. press release. more
An East Meadow man was arrested and charged with assault after he hit a 17-year-old man on the head with a crowbar, according to Nassau County police. more
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