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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday that he was seeking $11.5 million for more after-school and vocational training programs for young people in “high-risk” communities, to prevent them from joining the notorious El Salvadoran gang MS-13. more
The demolition of two zombie homes on Thirteenth Street in Locust Valley began Tuesday morning, following an investigation by Town of Oyster Bay building inspectors. After receiving complaints … more
According to federal prosecutors, outgoing Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto began a scheme involving kickbacks, bribes and a “sham” job … more
FBI officials have confirmed the identities of the murder victims found on Oct. 25 at Cow Meadow Park, at the end of South Main Street in Freeport, and in the woods between Commercial Street in Freeport and Babylon Turnpike in Merrick on Oct. 27. more
Authorities reportedly discovered human remains in the woods between Freeport and Merrick on Saturday morning. more
Human remains were found at Cow Meadow Park in Freeport on Wednesday, according to the FBI’s Long Island Gang Task Force and Nassau County police. The discovery follows another recent case in which a Freeport High School teen was found dead in nearby Roosevelt, likely the victim of the notorious El Salvadoran gang MS-13. 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
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
Madi Grant, 36, from Oyster Bay, was sentenced to 14 to 30 years in prison for a December 2014 crash on the Southern State Parkway that killed 59-year-old Sherman Richardson, from Hempstead. Madi … more
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