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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
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
William Billups, 45, of Hempstead has been charged with Manslaughter in the 2nd degree after a two-car crash in Freeport killed his 33 year-old female companion Wednesday evening, Nov. … more
A Roosevelt man was arrested and charged with second-degree attempted murder in Freeport on Monday, Oct. 31. According to Nassau County police, at 7:44 p.m., 1st Precinct officers received a … more
Two men posed as police officers to rob an East Meadow father and son of $4,000, News 12 was reporting early Wednesday morning. The robbery took place on Little Whaleneck Road. The suspect were … more
A number of Democrats and Republicans called on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto to resign on Thursday following their arrests on federal corruption … more
An Elmont man was arrested and charged on Oct. 11 in connection with a dozen burglaries and attempted burglaries across central Nassau County, including at locations in Merrick, Elmont, Floral Park, … more
Police arrested a Long Beach man on Tuesday after he and another suspect allegedly beat and robbed a man in Freeport after he attempted to retrieve his stolen bicycle. Police said that the … more
Three people, including residents of Woodmere and Freeport, were arrested for possession of drugs and guns after Nassau County police executed a warrant at Wall Street Gold & Silver on Front Street in Uniondale on Sept. 8. more
A Merrick family doctor is vowing to fight charges that he illegally distributed the addictive pain medication oxycodone to patients, two of whom died after overdosing on the narcotic, according to federal prosecutors. He pleaded not guilty in federal court on Aug. 30. more
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