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The shooting death of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from afternoon prayer on Aug. 13 in Ozone Park has left Long Island Muslims grief-stricken. While some leaders of local mosques fear that the incident — which activist groups say should be investigated as a hate crime — could lead to more violence against Muslims, they noted that they would continue... more
Nassau County police are looking for four men who allegedly broke a basement window and entered a home on Colfax Place in North Woodmere at about 3 a.m. on Monday, while four family members were asleep in their bedrooms, police said. more
A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Nassau County SPCA for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person or people who starved a dog to death in Inwood earlier this month. more
Auerlio Maldonado, 25, who was thought to be shot, tossed into the trunk of car and abducted on Sunday at 12:35 a.m. near Mott and Lawrence avenues in Inwood on Saturday night, was found police said. more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) hosted a Substance Abuse Education Awareness Community Seminar at the Merrick Library on July 28. Curran, who had hosted two previous seminars with … more
Nassau County is in talks to enter a two-year contract with a financial adviser to study a potential public-private partnership for the county’s sewage system, which some officials believe could help mitigate the burden of 10 years of sewage debts. more
Dean and Adam Skelos have scored a victory in their bid to stay out of prison while they appeal their corruption convictions. On Aug. 4, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood granted the father and … more
A New York State appeals court has officially disbarred former State Sen. Dean Skelos, who was found guilty of corruption in December. Last week, the Second Judicial Department Appellate Division in Brooklyn formally took Skelos off the list of attorneys as a result of his felony conviction. more
Nassau County police are investigating an incident of gun shots being fired in the apartment complex courtyard of 385 Bayview Ave. in Inwood at 12:01 a.m. on July 22. more
Michelle Buggs, 45, of Inwood, who owns the It’z All 4U restaurant in Far Rockaway was arrested on July 21, and charged with grand larceny second- and third-degree, insurance fraud second- and third-degree and perjury first-degree for allegedly receiving more than $69,000 in disability and workers’ compensation by lying about her injuries and employment status, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. more
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