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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
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
Three Merrick men and one East Meadow man were arrested and charged last week with heroin dealing in Merrick and Bellmore in September, according to Nassau County police. more
Nassau County police have charged a Roosevelt man with a bank robbery in Merrick and a burglary at The Barn convenience store in Lynbrook. Authorities arrested Omar Acosta, of Hale Place in … more
A disbarred attorney from Bellmore was arrested and charged on Thursday with stealing more than $400,000 from an estate that he represented, according to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. 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
Nassau County police raided a North Merrick home at 7:35 p.m. on Aug. 30 and arrested five people after authorities received several reports of “drug activity” at the house. Inside, police said they found 41 grams of raw heroin –– equivalent to 2,000 bags of the drug –– along with marijuana and a loaded 9mm pistol. more
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