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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 searching for two grand larceny suspects who stole $1,200 from a customer at Chase Bank on West Merrick Road. 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
New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the convictions of nine people for insurance fraud on Nov. 18, for their roles in staging four car crashes in Nassau and Suffolk … more
The Nassau County Police Department arrested a man for breaking into a Valley Stream home on Nov. 15 at 2:07 a.m. Majestic S. Glover, 36, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested after police say he … more
A Hewlett man was arrested late Tuesday night in connection with three robberies last week in Hewlett and Valley Stream, Nassau County police said. more
Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a clothing store on Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream at gunpoint on Sunday afternoon, then was thought to have barricaded himself in his house on East Rockaway Road in Hewlett Harbor. 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
Hundreds of frustrated taxpayers filled the William L. Buck Elementary School on Wednesday night to demand that the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency reverse a tax break issued to the Green Acres Mall. 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
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