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Nearly two years after former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted on corruption charges for allegedly receiving roughly $4 million in bribes in return for official actions, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan last week reversed the decision. more
Support for Rockville Centre Police Officer Anthony Federico, who pleaded not guilty on March 8 to charges including felony assault against village resident Kevin Kavanagh and falsifying police records, remains strong with lawn signs declaring, “We Support Officer Federico,” posted around the village and in surrounding communities, and various events held to raise funds for Federico’s defense. more
New York State Police arrested two Rockville Centre employees for selling alcohol to undercover police operatives on July 3 during an operation to curb underage drinking. more
Following a broad investigation into the operations of the MS-13 gang, Nassau County officials announced that 41 of its alleged members were indicted on June 15 for multiple acts of violence and conspiracy in Nassau County over the last four years. more
Heroin is rampant on Long Island, and the Rockville Centre Police Department is in the middle of fighting the spike in opiate use that has shaken local communities in recent years. more
In his more than 30 years with the Police Department, Rockville Centre Police Commissioner Charles Gennario has seen it all. But at a village board of trustees meeting last month, he said he was … more
The Rockville Centre Police Department was among the units that helped bust a “large-scale” heroin ring in Nassau, Queens and Brooklyn, according to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline … more
On Dec. 11, 2015, the village was rocked by the news that lifelong Rockville Centre resident and then State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, along with his son Adam, had been convicted on federal … more
Three members of the Latin Kings street gang were sentenced today for brutally stabbing, beating and kidnapping a member of the Bloods street gang who had entered the window of a Valley Stream home to collect his girlfriend’s belongings in March 2016. more
Fourteen people, including an Elmont man, have been indicted for their alleged roles in running a “large-scale” heroin ring in Nassau, Queens and Brooklyn, according to District Attorney Madeline Singas. Much of the heroin was sold in Long Beach, Hicksville and Levittown. The Rockville Centre Police Department was among the units that helped bust the ring, Singas said. more
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