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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
Oceanside students attended school on Monday in the wake of two separate threats made last weekend, after Nassau County police deemed neither of the statements serious or credible. more
Nassau County Police are investigating a robbery that took place in Island Park Friday morning at GiGi Moving Company, after the armed unidentified man fled the scene on foot. 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
An Oceanside man was arrested on Tuesday after Long Beach police said he left a loaded handgun inside the Long Beach Cinema 4 while he was at a movie with his grandchildren. According to Police … 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
A medical doctor with offices in Franklin Square pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to conspiring to distribute oxycodone, a highly addictive painkiller, officials said. Noel Blackman, 68, of Valley … more
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