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John McCormick, from Atlantic Beach, a former planner and estimator for the Department of Public Works of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, pleaded guilty on Friday to receiving bribes as part of a scheme to give contracts to specific companies. more
As thousands of police and civilians stood waiting on Fifth Avenue, and more than 100 SUVs, police cars, ambulances and motorcycles lined the street on a Friday morning in the heart of bustling midtown Manhattan, only one thing was missing. Noise. more
Police are looking for a man, described as black, who allegedly entered and attempted to get into three homes in the Five Towns on New Year’s Day, according to police. more
A Valley Stream man was charged with burglarizing the Islamic Center of Five Towns in Hewlett and stealing an unspecified amount of money on Christmas and New Year’s days, police said. more
A fatal heroin overdose in Malverne on Dec. 22, and a non-fatal overdose in Valley Stream the next day, led Nassau police to the arrest of four people for the sale and possession of heroin on Monday, Dec. 26 in Port Washington, Valley Stream and Woodside, Queens. more
An unspecified amount of money was robbed from the Bolla Market at 360 Rockaway Tpke. in Cedarhurst on Dec. 22 at 10:35 p.m. by a man who allegedly pointed a black handgun at the store clerk, according to police. more
On Christmas Eve, Otis Williams, 40, of Clinton Avenue, Inwood, and his girlfriend were arguing inside his first floor apartment. He then stepped outside the residence and fired several shots into the sky from a handgun at 9:08 p.m., police said. more
A man in a 2004 Ford Econoline van pulled alongside a school bus on Peninsula Boulevard in Hewlett and exposed himself to two young girls on Dec. 16 and 20, according to police. more
An unidentified man was found shot at the AL Mini Mart, at 91 Ocean Ave. in Valley Stream, on Dec. 16 around 10:40 p.m., according to officials at the Nassau County Police Department’s 5th Precinct. more
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
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