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Double-Fatal Crash: Rockville Centre Man ID'd As One Of Victims On NY State Thruway Double-Fatal Crash: Rockville Centre Man ID'd As One Of Victims On NY State Thruway
Double-Fatal Crash: Rockville Centre Man ID'd As One Of Victims On NY State Thruway Two people were killed in a crash involving a rolled-over tractor-trailer on the New York State Thruway. The crash happened around 8 a.m. Thursday, May 23 in Albany. State Police say an investigation determined that the northbound tractor-trailer struck the concrete barrier separating northbound from southbound traffic.  The collision caused the tractor-trailer to overturn onto a northbound passenger vehicle.  The driver of the tractor-trailer and a passenger of the other vehicle were transported to Albany Medical Center.  A passenger in the tractor-trailer, Massachusetts …
Know Anything? Mail Thieves At Large In Manhasset, Police Say Know Anything? Mail Thieves At Large In Manhasset, Police Say
Know Anything? Mail Thieves At Large In Manhasset, Police Say Police are asking for the community’s assistance in locating two people who they say stole mail from a Long Island post office. It happened on Monday, May 13 in Manhasset, Nassau County Police said. Just after 4:30 a.m. that day at the US Postal Service building, located at 28 Maple Place, a man walked up and began taking mail out of the post office’s mailbox. Once he was done, authorities said he got into a gray BMW – operated by a second person – and drove off in an unknown direction. The man was described as wearing a mask, gloves, and a black Nike tracksuit. No description is avai…
'Career Criminal' Nabbed For Serial Nassau County Burglaries: DA 'Career Criminal' Nabbed For Serial Nassau County Burglaries: DA
Vincent Dougherty Nabbed For North Shore Burglaries: DA A man has been charged with multiple counts of burglary after he allegedly broke into several Long Island homes, stealing thousands of dollars worth of items. Vincent Dougherty, age 64, faced his arraignment on Wednesday, May 15, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Beginning in May 2021 and lasting a period of five months, Dougherty is alleged to have burglarized or attempted to burglarize several homes along the North Shore of Nassau County. According to the DA, Dougherty’s crimes took place in the early hours of the morning at homes adjacent to parks, wooded areas, or publ…
US Presidential Scholars: 4 Nassau County High School Seniors Awarded Top Honor US Presidential Scholars: 4 Nassau County High School Seniors Awarded Top Honor
US Presidential Scholars: 4 Nassau County High School Seniors Awarded Top Honor These students have a date with the president. Six graduating seniors from New York were among just 161 high school students across the country to be selected as a US Presidential Scholar, one of the nation’s highest honors for students. Established in 1964, the award recognizes distinguished seniors who have shown exceptional accomplishments in areas like academics, leadership, and service to their school and communities. The program was later expanded to include students in the visual, creative, and performing arts, and in career and technical education fields. In the Empire State, the…
Trio Nabbed For Breaking Into Cars, Stealing Money Across Nassau County: Police Trio Nabbed For Breaking Into Cars, Stealing Money Across Nassau County: Police
Trio Nabbed For Breaking Into Cars, Stealing Money Across Nassau County: Police Three men who authorities said were involved in a scheme to steal cash from victims leaving the bank have been arrested. Police announced on Friday, May 10 that the following three people were arrested for multiple Nassau County larcenies that occurred over three months: John William Murillo Herrera, age 51, of Elmhurst; Carlos Julio Velandia Garcia, age 52, who is homeless; and Andres Perez Anzures, age 46, of Brooklyn. Beginning in February 2024 and continuing until the day before their arrest, the trio allegedly broke into numerous cars across the county, specifically targeting victi…
Man Punched By Worker At Woodmere  Rehab Center: Police Man Punched By Worker At Woodmere  Rehab Center: Police
Lisa Napier Arrested For Woodmere Rehab Center Assault: Ncpd A woman has been arrested on accusations that she abused a 71-year-old patient at a Long Island rehab center. Lisa Napier, age 41, was arrested on Tuesday, May 7 in Woodmere, the Nassau County Police Department announced. Napier’s victim was a 71-year-old man with a cognitive disorder, police claimed. The man was staying at the Esplanade of Woodmere, located at 130 Irving Place. On Friday, May 3, the man’s legal guardian noticed that he had bruises on his face. When she questioned the facility, she was told that the victim’s bruises were caused when he fell out of his bed multiple time…
Serial Siphoner: Man Steals Cooking Oil Dozens Of Times Across Nassau County, Police Say Serial Siphoner: Man Steals Cooking Oil Dozens Of Times Across Nassau County, Police Say
Serial Siphoner: Man Steals Cooking Oil Dozens Of Times Across Nassau County, Police Say A Queens man has been arrested after police said he stole cooking oil from multiple businesses on Long Island. Rabindra Singh, age 47, was nabbed in connection to a series of cooking oil thefts, the Nassau County Police announced on Monday, May 6. His arrest comes after Singh, who is from Queens, allegedly was caught at Frantoni’s Pizzeria, located at 1928 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, using a power pump and blue hose to siphon cooking oil into his 2012 Ford Econoline van. Singh was arrested at the scene with no incidents. Police said that Singh was reportedly behind over a dozen m…
$10M Reward For Wanted Owner Of Russian Site For Cybercrimes Indicted In Eastern District $10M Reward For Wanted Owner Of Russian Site For Cybercrimes Indicted In Eastern District
$10M Most Wanted Reward For Denis Gennadievich Kulkov Federal officials have announced a $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a Russian national behind a website for criminals. Denis Gennadievich Kulkov, age 43, has been charged in a four-count indictment unsealed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York with access device fraud, computer intrusion, and money laundering, US District Attorney for the Eastern District Breon Peace announced on Friday, May 3. The Eastern District comprised Nassau and Suffolk counties as well as Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.…
Pair Nabbed In Card Skimming Scheme In Nassau County, Police Say Pair Nabbed In Card Skimming Scheme In Nassau County, Police Say
Pair Nabbed In Card Skimming Scheme In Nassau County, Police Say A Long Island man and a man from Romania were arrested on charges including scheme to defraud for allegedly using card skimming devices at multiple grocery stores. Nassau County Police arrested Marius Adrian Dobre, age 27, and Paul Mihaita Tudor, age 30, on Thursday, May 2 following an investigation. Authorities said Tudor, who is from Ridgewood, Queens, and Dobre, who is a Romanian national, placed card-skimming devices on credit card terminals at grocery stores across Nassau County. Luckily, the devices were discovered before any information was stolen. Tudor is charged with two cou…
Lotto Scheme: Farmingdale Woman Scams Man Out Of Thousands, Police Say Lotto Scheme: Farmingdale Woman Scams Man Out Of Thousands, Police Say
Farmingdale Woman Scams Man Out Of Thousands: Police A woman from Long Island has been arrested on charges of larceny after police said she managed to scam a Texas man out of thousands of dollars. Michelle McIntosh, who is 40 years old and resides in Farmingdale, was taken into custody on Thursday, May 2nd, after a probe by Nassau County authorities and the United States Post Office Investigation Units. According to police, McIntosh had contacted a 72-year-old Texas man and told him he won the lottery. In order for the victim to receive his winnings, McIntosh instructed him to mail a $9,000 cash fee. The victim complied. Police arrested Mc…
NYers' Views On Transgender Athletes, Other Hot Button Issues Revealed In Fresh Polling NYers' Views On Transgender Athletes, Other Hot Button Issues Revealed In Fresh Polling
NYers' Views On Transgender Athletes, Other Hot Button Issues Revealed In Fresh Polling In an age where Democrats and Republicans can't seem to agree on anything, fresh polling shows New Yorkers on both sides of the aisle still have some common ground on a few hot button issues. Strong bipartisan majorities support safeguarding access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and enhancing protections for the LGBTQ community, a Siena College poll released Monday, April 22, showed. Specifically, 80 percent of Democrats, 70 percent of Republicans, and 72 percent of independents favored safeguarding access to IVF for all Americans, the poll found. Related Report: 'Blatantly Illegal…
Bellport Man Arrested 46 Times, Nabbed For 10 Larcenies, Police Say Bellport Man Arrested 46 Times, Nabbed For 10 Larcenies, Police Say
Bellport Man Arrested 46 Times, Nabbed For 10 Larcenies A Long Island man who police say has been arrested 46 times has been charged with 10 new larcenies across the region.  Emmitt Smith, age 43, of Bellport, was charged on Wednesday, April 24, with the larcenies that occurred across Nassau County, according to Nassau County Police. According to detectives, an investigation was conducted that led to the arrest of Smith for the following larcenies: August 2023:  Macy's, 1095 Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream Ulta Beauty, 5252 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa July 2023:  Home Depot, 101 Green Acres Road, W., Valley&nbs…
'Goodbye For Now': George Santos Ends Long Island Congressional Bid 'Goodbye For Now': George Santos Ends Long Island Congressional Bid
'Goodbye For Now': George Santos Ends Long Island Congressional Bid Just a month after launching his independent congressional bid, disgraced former New York Rep. George Santos is withdrawing from the race. The ex-Republican lawmaker from Long Island announced that he was ending his campaign for the state’s 1st District, representing eastern Suffolk County, in a post on X Tuesday, April 23. “I have decided to withdraw from my independent run for #NY1,” Santos said. “I don’t want my run to be portrayed as reprisal against [Republican] Nick Lalota… Although Nick and I don’t have the same voting record and I remain critical of his abysmal record, I don’t want …
Freeport Man Worked As Dentist Without License, Police Say Freeport Man Worked As Dentist Without License, Police Say
Freeport Man Worked As Dentist Without License, Police Say A Long Island man has been accused of working as a dentist despite not having a license. Nassau County Police say detectives determined Jose L. Rodriguez Delacruz, age 53,  worked out of a second-floor office in Freeport located on West Sunrise Highway. After conducting an investigation, it was discovered he was practicing as an unlicensed dentist and was placed under arrest without incident. Delacruz, a resident of Freeport, was charged with unauthorized practice and was arraigned on Friday, April 19 at First District Court in Hempstead. Detectives request anyone who may h…
Worker Killed At Construction Site In Glen Head Worker Killed At Construction Site In Glen Head
Worker Killed At Construction Site In Glen Head A worker was killed in an incident at a construction site on Long Island. The incident happened around 4:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Glen Head. A 34-year-old landscaper was working in a tree at the site, cutting a branch with a chainsaw when a nearby powerline electrocuted him, Nassau County Police said. The man succumbed to his injuries at the scene and was pronounced deceased by a Nassau County Police Medic. His identity has not yet been released. A 51-year-old male coworker was injured while attempting to render aid to the victim. He was transported to a local hospital with…
Ex-NYPD Officer Charged For High-Speed, Drunken Crash In Valley Stream Ex-NYPD Officer Charged For High-Speed, Drunken Crash In Valley Stream
Ex-nypd Officer Charged For High-Speed, Drunken Crash In Valley Stream A former NYPD officer and Marine reservist was arraigned for his part in an alleged drunk driving crash that killed a 22-year-old, authorities announced. Aaron Cooper, age 26 of Lindenhurst, faced his charges on Tuesday, April 16, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Cooper, who was a former officer at the NYPD’s 17th precinct and a Marine reservist, was allegedly driving drunk on Saturday, Feb. 10. Original Story: 26-Year-Old Accused Of Driving Drunk In North Woodmere After Crash Kills Passenger, Age 22 At about 4:30 a.m. that morning, he was driving his 2023 Toyota Su…
Bethpage Man Known As 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia Bethpage Man Known As 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia
Bethpage Man Known As 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia An associate of the Genovese organized crime family known as “Sal the Shoemaker” admitted to operating an illegal gambling business associated with La Cosa Nostra. Long Island resident Salvatore Rubino, age 60, of Bethpage, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, April 16, at federal court in Brooklyn to operating the business. Earlier this month, four co-defendant members and associates of the Genovese crime family admitted to various felony charges stemming from their long-running operation of several lucrative gambling operations in New York City. Of the five charged, four are from Long Isl…
$2 Million Lotto Prize Claimed By Oyster Bay Company $2 Million Lotto Prize Claimed By Oyster Bay Company
$2 Million Lotto Prize Claimed By Oyster Bay Company A Powerball second prize — worth $2 million after a Powerplay feature — has been claimed on Long Island. On Thursday, April 11, the New York State Lottery announced that the Oyster Bay company “Groovy D Limited Liability Company (LLC)” had laid claim to a Powerball Powerplay prize for matching the first five Powerball numbers drawn months earlier. The winning numbers, drawn in November 2023, were 20, 24, 33, 39, 42, and Power Ball 21. Additionally, the lucky winner purchased the one-dollar Powerplay feature, which allows players to multiply a non-jackpot prize up to 10 times and automat…
Holtsville Man Nabbed During Fatal Overdose Investigation, Police Say Holtsville Man Nabbed During Fatal Overdose Investigation, Police Say
Holtsville Man Nabbed During Fatal Overdose Investigation, Police Say Police on Long Island have arrested a man in connection with a fatal overdose. Holtsville resident Nicholas Mayfield, age 40, was nabbed in Uniondale at about 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, Nassau County Police said. According to police, Mayfield was taken into custody after authorities began investigating the fatal overdose death of a Nassau County resident. Further details, including the victim’s name, were not released. Mayfield is charged with: Criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of varying degrees; Criminal sale of a controlled substance, two counts of…
Measles Outbreak: Cases Surpass 2023 Numbers, NY Among Dozens Of States Reporting Sickness Measles Outbreak: Cases Surpass 2023 Numbers, NY Among Dozens Of States Reporting Sickness
Measles Concerns: NY Seeing Rise In Cases Less than a month since a case of measles showed up outside of New York City, the number of cases has more than doubled across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Friday, April 12, the CDC announced that the total number of measles cases in the US in 2024 has reached 121 — far surpassing last year’s number of 58 — with cases being reported in 18 states and jurisdictions, including New York State. The update comes after a Nassau County child under the age of 5 was announced as the state’s first measles case to be reported outside of New York C…
Freeport Man Claims $1M Lottery Prize Freeport Man Claims $1M Lottery Prize
Freeport Man Claims $1M Lottery Prize One very lucky Long Islander won $1 million from a scratch-off game, according to lottery officials. Walter Jewels of Freeport claimed his prize on Thursday, April 11, the New York State Lottery announced. Jewels won his $1 million prize on a Magic 8 Ball scratch-off game which he purchased at Curiosity Cards & Gifts, located at 193 Atlantic Avenue in Freeport. He received his winnings in a single lump sum payment that totaled $445,356 after required withholdings. According to the New York State Lottery, there is only one more top prize remaining for the Magic 8 Ball game, so there…
Burlington Opening New Store In Nassau County Burlington Opening New Store In Nassau County
Burlington Opening New Store In Nassau County Attention shoppers: Burlington is expanding its footprint in New York. The discount retailer, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory, is set to open three new stores on Long Island and one in the Capital Region this spring, the company announced on its website. Below are the locations and expected opening dates for the new stores: Albany County – Colonie on Friday, May 3 Nassau County – Oceanside on Friday, July 12 Suffolk County – Selden on Friday, April 19 and Riverhead on Friday, July 26 Specific addresses for the new locations were not immediately available. Founded in 1972, Burli…
New Earthquake Update: Shaking Felt Across Long Island, 'No Major Incidents' New Earthquake Update: Shaking Felt Across Long Island, 'No Major Incidents'
Earthquake Update: Shaking Felt Across Long Island The shaking from a 4.8 magnitude earthquake that hit New York and most of the Northeast was felt throughout Long Island. Earlier report - 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast Long Islanders were in for a shock when, at 10:23 a.m. on Friday, April 5, many felt the waves of the quake that originated in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in the borough of Lebanon, according to the US Geological Survey. Suffolk County Executive Edward Romaine confirmed just before noon that “no major incidents” were recorded in the county following the quake; similarly, Nassau County Executive …
'Best Rendition' Of Breakfast Burrito Found At These Long Island Eateries, Foodies Say 'Best Rendition' Of Breakfast Burrito Found At These Long Island Eateries, Foodies Say
'Best Rendition' Of Breakfast Burrito Found At These Long Island Eateries, Foodies Say Often packed with eggs, potatoes, meat, and cheese, nothing screams meal-on-the-go quite like a hearty breakfast burrito. But where can one find the best wrapped-up-tight breakfast on Long Island? Some Redditors think they know. “Looking for Long Island’s best rendition of a breakfast burrito,” one user posted on the LongIslandEats subReddit on Monday, April 1. Their recent selections have proven “average but forgettable," they added. Their fellow foodies heeded the call. Of the dozens of suggestions in the comments, two eateries garnered the most upvotes: Roast Sandwich House, with locat…
This Nassau County Village Named Best Place To Live In NY, New Rankings Say This Nassau County Village Named Best Place To Live In NY, New Rankings Say
Great Neck Plaza Best Place To Live In NY: New Rankings Looking for a new place to live? This village is the best not only in Long Island's Nassau County but in the state of New York. According to Niche’s 2024 rankings, the Nassau County village of Great Neck Plaza took the No. 1 spot on the site’s “Best Places to Live in New York” list. It also tops the “Best Places to Live in Nassau County” rankings. For the most accurate ranking possible, Niche evaluates a variety of factors, including crime rates, cost of living, diversity, and more. Earning an overall grade of “A+,” Great Neck Plaza has top marks in public schools, health and fitness, o…
Ex-Principal Lied About Relationship With Student, Faked Job Applications In Oyster Bay: DA Ex-Principal Lied About Relationship With Student, Faked Job Applications In Oyster Bay: DA
Ex-Principal Lied About Relationship With Student, Faked Job Applications In Oyster Bay: DA The former principal of a Long Island middle school has been charged with faking her employment application, leaving out that she had her license suspended years prior for having a relationship with a student. Jessica Bader, who was previously known as Jessica Zimbler, faced her arraignment on Monday, April 1, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Bader, age 52 from Nesconset, applied for a position as the Director of Humanities at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District (OBENCSD) in March 2022, the DA’s Office said. She was hired two months later. In July 2023, she…
Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Possession In Hempstead: Feds Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Possession In Hempstead: Feds
Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Possession In Hempstead: Feds Thirteen unlawfully present noncitizens caught in New York face drug trafficking and possession charges, including several who were apprehended in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island, officials said. The thirteen criminal noncitizens were apprehended following an effort by Enforcement and Removal Operations New York City Fugitive Operations officers conducted from Monday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 26, US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement announced on Friday, March 29.  The defendants all face charges related to the trafficking or possession of methamphetamines, fent…
Teen Nabbed In East Meadow After Fatally Striking Victim In Hit-Run, Police Say Teen Nabbed In East Meadow After Fatally Striking Victim In Hit-Run, Police Say
Teen Nabbed In East Meadow After Fatally Striking Victim In Hit-Run, Police Say A 17-year-old boy was apprehended on Long Island after hitting a man with his car during a dispute in Westchester and causing his death, police announced.  The 17-year-old suspect, whose name was not released because of his age, was arrested at a Nassau County residence in East Meadow on Tuesday, March 26 in connection with a fatal hit-run in Yonkers on Monday, March 25, Yonkers Police announced. Earlier Report - 21-Year-Old Man Killed In Yonkers Hit-Run: Police Investigating According to the department, just after 4 p.m. on Monday, a pedestrian was struck in the area of 632 Van …
Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: Indictment Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: Indictment
Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: Indictment A Florida man allegedly commandeered doctors’ credentials so that he could run a scheme of ordering and issuing prescriptions for drugs like Oxycodone across Long Island and the country, officials said. The Nassau County District Attorney announced the indictment of 21-year-old Devin Anthony Magarian, who is from Kissimmee, Florida, on Tuesday, March 26. Earlier Report - Florida Man Hacked Doctor's Info, Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Nassau County, More: DA Magarian is allegedly the leader in an elaborate conspiracy that hacked the e-prescribing credentials of doctors across…
NYPD Officer From Massapequa Park Killed In Queens Shooting NYPD Officer From Massapequa Park Killed In Queens Shooting
Nypd Officer From Massapequa Park Killed In Queens Shooting A New York City Police Department officer from Long Island was shot and killed while making a traffic stop. Nassau County resident Jonathan Diller, age 31, of Massapequa Park, was shot around 5:50 p.m., Monday, March 25, on Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway, Queens, said the New York City Police Department. NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban said Diller and another officer were conducting a traffic stop when he ordered the suspects out of the car. One of the suspects refused to obey and pointed a gun shooting Diller in the torso, under his bullet-proof vest, Caban said. Diller was rushed to Jamaica…
'Project 21': 3 Nabbed Selling Tobacco, More To Minors In Nassau County, Police Say 'Project 21': 3 Nabbed Selling Tobacco, More To Minors In Nassau County, Police Say
'Project 21': 3 Nabbed Selling Tobacco, More To Minors In Nassau County, Police Say Three people from three different Long Island stores were arrested after authorities claimed they sold alcohol, tobacco, and THC products to minors. The arrests took place on Monday, March 18 throughout Nassau County with the assistance of underage agents and the department’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) unit. In East Meadow, Cindy Granados Vigil, a 21-year-old, was arrested for what authorities said was the second time in four months for selling tobacco products to minors at Hempstead Convenience & Smoke, located at 2125 Hempstead Turnpike. Not only was Vigil taken into custody, b…