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The same day that the Diocese of Rockville Centre unveiled its compensation program on Monday for victims of clergy sexual abuse, Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian stood outside the diocese’s headquarters on North Park Avenue with one of his clients, asserting that the church, through the program, is “trying to put a positive spin on an evil situation.” more
Nassau Police said they arrested an Elmont man, Shalik D. Robinson, 38, of Opal Street at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday in Elmont after detectives from the Narcotics/Vice Squad, in conjunction with the Nassau County COPE unit, conducted a joint investigation on heroin sales in that community. more
The death toll was climbing steadily on Monday, less than 24 hours after a lone gunman opened fire with an assault weapon from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas during country music star Jason Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. In the crowd at the Aldean concert was Peter Meehan, 24, of Rockville Centre, who flew to Las Vegas last Thursday to attend the three-day music festival with his girlfriend. more
Nassau Police and the Missing Persons Squad are investigating a missing teen who disappeared on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. in Elmont. more
Roughly two months after the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan reversed New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction, a federal appeals panel overturned those of former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, on Tuesday. more
Two men were arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance that occurred in Franklin Square on Sept. 17, at 11:10 p.m., Nassau Police said. more
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced Thursday that a Franklin Square man was arrested for allegedly abandoning a 10-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua mix near the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh on July 19. The dog later died from heat exposure. more
An unnamed Franklin Square man was one of 32 total people arrested across Long Island in July for allegedly committing sex crimes. more
On Monday afternoon in Elmont, drivers were advised that Meecham Avenue was closed in both directions between Dutch Broadway and East Street due to a police activity, officials said.  more
Duke Obule, a Cambria Heights, Queens, man, was sentenced on Aug. 2 to five to 10 years in prison for manslaughter, assault and other charges related to a fatal hit-and-run car crash on Hempstead Turnpike that killed Paul Mitacek, an Elmont man, in April 2016, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. more
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