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An Island Park woman was arrested Wednesday morning after she allegedly overdosed on heroin while driving in Long Beach, and crashed her car into a storage unit near the city’s fire department. more
In the wake of nationwide bomb threats to Jewish community centers last month, including one to the Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC in Oceanside, and the evacuations of centers in Albany and Syracuse last week, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) sent a letter to the 4th Precinct requesting added security for the two JCCs in the 9th Senate District. more
Jaime Rivera, 32, of Freeport, was indicted for the 2005 murder of C.W. Post student and basketball star Tafare Berryman at Island Park’s La Mansion bar and nightclub on Long Beach Road, according … more
Island Park Village Attorney Anthony Cornachio, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in a $1.7 million Medicaid fraud scheme in November, was arraigned and indicted last week in Kings County Supreme Court, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced. 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
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 Island Park man was convicted Thursday morning for being under the influence of drugs during a January 2015 high-speed crash that killed a Lynbrook couple parked at a traffic light on Sunrise Highway. 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
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
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