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Although fake news is a big issue for today’s media, particularly in the aftermath of the presidential campaign, it has been a problem in the journalism world for more than 100 years. “There are records of fake news going back as far as Lincoln that were used to [try to] derail his election,” said Dr. Cliff Jernigan, an associate professor and chairman of Hofstra University’s Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations. more
Following a two-month investigation by Nassau County police in partnership with the New York office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations and the county's District Attorney's office, four people, including two Five Towns residents, were arrested on Nov. 28 for allegedly selling counterfeit designer items such as handbags, scarves, watches and jewelry valued at more than $200,000, police said. One Five Towner was arrested for marijuana possession. more
Nassau County police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found on Nov. 23 12:48 p.m. in Baldwin. more
Police are investigating the burglaries of the Staples on Rockaway Turnpike in Lawrence and the Chase Bank on Central Avenue in Cedarhurst. Both occurred on Nov. 13 and the alleged burglars got into … more
Police tracked down and arrested one of the two men wanted for an alleged assault and robbery of another man, 21, that occurred in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Cemetery on Rockaway Turnpike in Lawrence on July 14. more
A Hewlett man was arrested late Tuesday night in connection with three robberies last week in Hewlett and Valley Stream, Nassau County police said. more
Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly stole a person’s Apple iPhone valued at about $750 from inside the CVS pharmacy story at 530 Burnside Ave. in Inwood on May 23 at 11:30 p.m., police said. more
Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a clothing store on Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream at gunpoint on Sunday afternoon, then was thought to have barricaded himself in his house on East Rockaway Road in Hewlett Harbor. more
A man described as white, wearing a helmet with a mask, sunglasses and black and yellow gloves allegedly stole an unspecified amount of money at gunpoint from The Barn drive-thru convenience store at 1577 Broadway in Hewlett at 9:40 p.m. on Nov. 2, according to police. more
Between April 20 and 23 of last year, a woman is alleged to have fraudulently deposited and cashed several checks totaling $2,067.20 at the Bank of America on Central Avenue in Lawrence. more
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