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2 Women Charged After Raid At Long Island Massage Parlor 2 Women Charged After Raid At Long Island Massage Parlor
2 Women Charged After Raid At Long Island Massage Parlor Two women are facing charges after a raid at a Long Island massage parlor. In response to numerous community complaints, authorities conducted an investigation into Jixiang Spa in Selden, located at 721 Middle Country Road, on Wednesday afternoon, June 12. Two employees, Queens residents Jiangnan Tong, age 46, and Wenjing Guo, age 39, both of Flushing, were each charged with unauthorized practice of a profession, a Class E felony. Tong and Guo were issued field appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip later. The operation was conducted by: …
$185M Scheme: Trio, Including Manhasset Man, Nabbed For Defrauding 1,400 Investors, Feds Say $185M Scheme: Trio, Including Manhasset Man, Nabbed For Defrauding 1,400 Investors, Feds Say
$185M Scheme: Manhasset Man Among Trio Charged By Feds Three New York men have been charged in connection with a $185 million fraud scheme involving over a thousand investors, federal authorities announced. The three are Long Island resident Mario Gogliormella, age 47, of Manhasset; and New York City residents Steven Lacaj, age 27, of Manhattan, and Karim Ibrahim, age 34, of Queens, also known as “Chris Hayes." “By allegedly raising approximately $185 million from over 1,400 investors, Mario Gogliormella, Steven Lacaj, and Karim Ibrahim left a trail of shattered trust and financial ruin," US Attorney for the Southern Distric…
Man Allegedly Rams Police Officer With Car Multiple Times During Carle Place Arrest Man Allegedly Rams Police Officer With Car Multiple Times During Carle Place Arrest
Man Allegedly Rams Police Officer With Car Multiple Times During Carle Place Arrest During a police investigation, a Long Island man allegedly rammed his vehicle into arresting officers multiple times before fleeing. It happened in Carle Place on Tuesday, May 28. Just before 4:30 p.m., Nassau County Police Bureau of Special Operations (BSO) Officers traveled to the Holiday Inn, located at 369 Old Country Road, to arrest Peter Centeno on an active bench warrant. Centeno, age 42, of Hicksville, was found behind the hotel in a 2023 Chevy Malibu. During the BSO’s investigation, Centeno allegedly drove his car into an unmarked patrol car and tried to hit the officer who h…
2 Women Charged With Prostitution After Raid At Long Island Massage Parlor 2 Women Charged With Prostitution After Raid At Long Island Massage Parlor
2 Women Charged With Prostitution After Raid At Long Island Massage Parlor Two women are facing prostitution charges after a raid at a Long Island massage parlor. In response to numerous community complaints, authorities conducted an investigation at Crystal Spa Jin in Ronkonkoma, located at 2411B Chestnut Ave., at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Queens residents Zoey Chen, age 51, of Forest Hills, and Xiao Qiu Qian, age 47, of Whitestone, were each charged with: Unauthorized practice of a profession, Prostitution. Chen and Qiu Qian were given Desk Appearance Tickets and are scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip a…
Event Venue Stabbing: Duo Arrested In Connection With West Hempstead Incident Event Venue Stabbing: Duo Arrested In Connection With West Hempstead Incident
Event Venue Stabbing: Duo Arrested In Connection With West Hempstead Incident Two men were nabbed after police said they stabbed each other during a fight at a Long Island event venue. It happened on Monday, May 20 in West Hempstead. At about 12:45 a.m. that morning, two men from Queens — 33-year-old Anthony Grant and 32-year-old Michael Laing — got into a verbal and physical fight at Boom VIP Events, located at 439 Hempstead Avenue, which is across the street from Chestnut Street Elementary School. As the fight escalated, the pair made their way outside of the event venue, where Grant is alleged to have stabbed Laing in the neck and torso with a sharp object. G…
Internationally Wanted Jewel Thief Steals $17K Watch In Manhasset: Police Internationally Wanted Jewel Thief Steals $17K Watch In Manhasset: Police
Internationally Wanted Jewel Thief Steals $17K Watch In Manhasset: Police A Queens man who is wanted across the country and the world for jewelry theft has been arrested on Long Island, police announced. Forty-nine-year-old Yaorong Wan, who lives in Queens, was arrested on Saturday, May 4 for the Manhasset incident, which happened nearly three weeks before, according to Nassau County Police. Wan, on Friday, April 19, is alleged to have walked into London Jewelers, located at 2046 Northern Boulevard. Once inside, police said he distracted the salesperson using a sleight of hand and stole a $17,000 Chopard watch. A search warrant was issued for Wan. When execu…
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.…
Mom, Boyfriend Who Murdered 5-Year-Old Found At Long Island Home Sentenced To Prison Mom, Boyfriend Who Murdered 5-Year-Old Found At Long Island Home Sentenced To Prison
Mom, Boyfriend Who Murdered 5-Year-Old Found At Long Island Home Sentenced To Prison A mother and her boyfriend convicted of murdering the woman’s young son will spend decades behind bars. Valerie Owusu and Emmanuel Addae, both 28 and from Queens, were each sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in Suffolk County Court on Wednesday, May 1. It followed a two-week trial after which jurors found the couple guilty of fatally beating Owusu’s 5-year-old son, King. Earlier Report: 'Horrific': Mom, Boyfriend Murdered 5-Year-Old Boy Found At Long Island Home, Jury Finds Prosecutors argued that Owusu and Addae brutally beat the boy with at least four different instruments …
'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 …
Alert Issued For Long Island Man Missing 2 Days Alert Issued For Long Island Man Missing 2 Days
Alert Issued For Long Island Man Missing 2 Days Police are sounding the alarm over a Long Island man who has been missing for two days. Brandon Ragusa, age 29, was last seen at around 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in the hamlet of Melville on Elderwood Lane. Suffolk County Police said he is considered a vulnerable adult who suffers from schizophrenia and is believed to be suicidal. He may have traveled to the Queens area. Ragusa wears glasses and was last seen donning a gray sweatshirt, collared shirt, jeans, and black sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Suffolk County Police Department at 631-854-8218 or call 911. …
Guide Dog Graduation: NY-Based Nonprofit Provides Pups To Homes Across The US Guide Dog Graduation: NY-Based Nonprofit Provides Pups To Homes Across The US
Guide Dog Graduation: Ny-based Nonprofit Provides Pups To Homes Across The US A new class of guide dogs that graduated from a New York nonprofit organization – including one dog going to serve the organization’s CEO – demonstrates the group’s 60-year commitment to changing the lives of people with vision loss or blindness. On Friday, April 12, Guiding Eyes for the Blind held one of its biannual guide dog graduations, celebrating the hard work of volunteers and pups alike and officially transferring the furry friends’ care to their new owners. However, this graduation was a little different from others — one of the graduates was a yellow lab named “Ten,” who had tra…
Long Beach Nurse, Former Marine Reservist Faked COVID Vax Cards: USAO Long Beach Nurse, Former Marine Reservist Faked COVID Vax Cards: USAO
Long Beach Nurse, Former Marine Reservist Faked COVID Vax Cards: Usao Two people – including a nurse from Long Island – have been given their prison sentences for running a scheme, peddling faked COVID-19 vaccination cards. Queens man Jia Liu, age 28, faced his 21-month sentence for the scheme on Friday, April 5, according to the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. Alongside Steven Rodriguez, a 29-year-old nurse from Long Beach, the two men conspired to steal, forge, sell, and distribute COVID-19 vaccination cards to hundreds of unvaccinated people between March 2021 and February 2022.  Original Story - COVID-19…
'He Was A Beacon Of Light': Support For Long Island Father Swells After His Unexpected Death 'He Was A Beacon Of Light': Support For Long Island Father Swells After His Unexpected Death
'He Was A Beacon Of Light': Support For Long Island Father Swells After His Unexpected Death Hundreds of people have gathered to honor the life of a beloved Long Island husband, father, and friend after his untimely death. Joshua J. Lauckhardt, age 47, a resident of Ridge, died unexpectedly, his friend announced via GoFundMe on Wednesday, April 3. A father of two daughters — one aged 17 and another nearing age — as well as a friend, son, husband, brother, uncle, and cousin, Joshua’s sudden passing was devastating to those who knew him, wrote William Feehan. “He was a beacon of light in our lives,” Feehan wrote in the description of the GoFundMe he set up for Joshua’s family. …
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…
Nassau County Businesses Ramp Up Raising Funds For Fallen NYPD Officer Diller's Wife, Baby Nassau County Businesses Ramp Up Raising Funds For Fallen NYPD Officer Diller's Wife, Baby
Support Soars For Jon Diller's Massapequa Park Wife, Baby In addition to a massive fundraiser for the family of slain police officer Jonathan Diller, dozens of businesses across Long Island (where Diller hails from) are running their own specials to show support for his widow and their child. Over the four days since 31-year-old Jonathan Diller of Massapequa Park was shot and killed while on duty in Queens, the amount of support flooding in for his family has grown exponentially. A GoFundMe started for his wife Stephanie and the couple’s 1-year-old, Ryan, reached over $350,000 in the first two days; as of Friday, March 29, the amount has soared …
Thousands Of Donations Flood In For Family Of Slain NYPD Officer From Massapequa Park Thousands Of Donations Flood In For Family Of Slain NYPD Officer From Massapequa Park
Thousands Of Donations Flood In For Family Of Slain Nypd Officer From Massapequa Park Just days after a police officer from Long Island was shot and killed while on duty in Queens, donations have poured in far and wide to support the wife and 1-year-old child he left behind. Jonathan Diller, age 31 of Massapequa Park, was shot on Monday, March 25 in Far Rockaway, Queens, according to the New York City Police Department, where Diller worked. Original Story: NYPD Officer From Massapequa Park Killed In Queens Shooting Just before 6 p.m. that evening, Diller was conducting a traffic stop with another officer when he ordered the suspects out of the car. One of the suspe…
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…
Squatters Target Of Nassau Co. Assemblyman's Bill Amid Troubling Incidents Involving Homeowners Squatters Target Of Nassau Co. Assemblyman's Bill Amid Troubling Incidents Involving Homeowners
Squatters Target Of Nassau Co. Assemblyman's Bill Amid Troubling Incidents Involving Homeowners New York lawmakers are considering legislation targeting illegal squatters amid recent disturbing incidents involving homeowners that garnered national attention. The bill from Republican Assemblyman Jake Blumencranz, whose 15th District represents parts of Nassau County, adds squatters to the definition of criminal trespass. It also extends the time period for tenancy rights from 30 days to 45 days of possession. Under current New York State law, squatters are classified as tenants and receive temporary rights after living in a property for 30 days. If a squatter claims to be a tenant, the…
'Horrific': Mom, Boyfriend Murdered 5-Year-Old Boy Found At Long Island Home, Jury Finds 'Horrific': Mom, Boyfriend Murdered 5-Year-Old Boy Found At Long Island Home, Jury Finds
'Horrific': Mom, Boyfriend Murdered 5-Year-Old Boy Found At Long Island Home, Jury Finds A Long Island jury has convicted a mother and her boyfriend of murder for beating the woman’s young son unconscious and leaving him to die at a relative’s house. Valerie Owusu and Emmanuel Addae, both 28 and from Queens, were found guilty of second-degree murder Friday, March 22, in the death of 5-year-old King Owusu following a two-week trial in Suffolk County Court. Prosecutors argued that Owusu and Addae brutally beat the boy with at least four different instruments inside their Lefrak City apartment on March 30 and April 1, 2021. The couple watched King’s physical condition deteriorate…
George Santos Leaving ‘Embarrassing’ GOP, Will Run For LI House Seat As Independent George Santos Leaving ‘Embarrassing’ GOP, Will Run For LI House Seat As Independent
George Santos Leaving ‘Embarrassing’ GOP, Will Run For LI House Seat As Independent Disgraced former New York Congressman George Santos is declaring his independence. The ex-lawmaker from Long Island – who was ousted from his 3rd District seat representing parts of Nassau County and Queens – announced that he is leaving the Republican Party on Friday, March 22, following what he described as an “embarrassing showing” in the House hours earlier. He was no doubt referring to the House’s passage of a $1.2 trillion package of spending bills to avert a government shutdown. The budget bill passed with more Democratic than Republican support and prompted Georgia Rep. Marjorie Tay…
This Is Long Island's Favorite Diner 4 Years In A Row, Customers Say This Is Long Island's Favorite Diner 4 Years In A Row, Customers Say
This Is Long Island's Favorite Diner 4 Years In A Row, Customers Say A 70-year-old restaurant has cemented itself as Long Island’s favorite diner, winning the title of “Best Diner” for the fourth time in as many years. Lindenhurst Diner, located at 195 East Montauk Highway, is the best diner on Long Island, according to the 2024 Bethpage’s “Best of LI” awards. Founded in 1954, the spot touts its restaurant quality food at diner prices – and diners near and far agree that it really is the best of the best. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Lindenhurst Diner (@lindenhurstdiner) “Everything was…
'GEORGE Rule' Revoking House Access For Ousted Members Proposed After SOTU Surprise: Report 'GEORGE Rule' Revoking House Access For Ousted Members Proposed After SOTU Surprise: Report
'George Rule' Revoking House Access For Ousted Members Proposed After Sotu Surprise: Report If you were baffled by former New York Congressman George Santos’ surprise appearance at the State of the Union address, you certainly weren’t alone. According to Google data, searches for the term “House floor privileges” spiked dramatically during President Biden’s national address Thursday night, March 7. The reason, no doubt, was Santos himself, who was all smiles seated in the House chamber while donning a rhinestone necklace and flashy silver shoes. His attendance understandably left many confused, given the 35-year-old Republican’s historic ouster from his 3rd District seat re…
Murderer Stopped At Green Acres Mall For Supplies Before Dismembering Body: USAO Murderer Stopped At Green Acres Mall For Supplies Before Dismembering Body: USAO
Murderer Stopped At Green Acres Mall For Supplies Before Dismembering Body: Usao A Queens man convicted of murdering and dismembering a woman to collect life insurance payments shopped at a mall on Long Island to get supplies to clean up the murder scene, officials announced. Cory Martin, age 36 of Queens, faced his conviction for the murder of then-26-year-old Brandy Odom, the United States Attorney’s Office announced on Monday, March 4. Earlier Report: NY Man Accused Of Murdering Woman In Life Insurance Scheme Martin lived with and operated as a pimp for both Odom and another co-conspirator at the time of the crime. Throughout 2017, Martin and his accomplice…
George Santos Announces Comeback Bid For LI Congressional Seat: 'Off To The Races' George Santos Announces Comeback Bid For LI Congressional Seat: 'Off To The Races'
George Santos Announces Comeback Bid For LI Congressional Seat: 'Off To The Races' Disgraced former New York Rep. George Santos is mounting a comeback campaign. The Republican ex-lawmaker from Long Island – who was ousted from his 3rd District seat representing parts of Nassau County and Queens – announced a primary challenge against Rep. Nick LaLota for his 1st District seat. In a statement on X shared during President Biden’s State of the Union address Thursday night, March 7, Santos said New York hasn’t had “a real conservative represent them” since he left office “thanks to RINO, empty suits like Nick LaLota.” Earlier Report: Exiled Congressman Turned Reality …
Exiled Congressman Turned Reality TV Star? 2 George Santos Productions In Works, He Claims Exiled Congressman Turned Reality TV Star? 2 George Santos Productions In Works, He Claims
Exiled Congressman Turned Reality TV Star? 2 George Santos Productions In Works, He Claims If disgraced former New York congressman and admitted liar George Santos is to be believed, you haven’t seen the last of him. The Republican ex-lawmaker told City & State New York he’s been busy working on both a documentary and a reality TV show since being ousted from his 3rd District House seat representing parts of Nassau County and Queens. “So there’s just so many things that I’m working on now that I prefer to engage in instead of going into a messy primary to take on (newly sworn-in Democratic Rep.) Tom Suozzi,” Santos told the outlet. Earlier Report: Not Laughi…
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported On Long Island During Potent Storm: Here's Where 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported On Long Island During Potent Storm: Here's Where
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported On Long Island During Potent Storm: Here's Where Did you hear it howling overnight? You're not alone. Widespread 40 to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts were reported across the region as a powerful storm accompanying a frontal system swept through the Northeast. The highest reported gust -- at 72 miles per hour -- happened on Long Island just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 on top of a building in Stony Brook at 159 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Here are more wind-gust reports from locations in New York and Connecticut. Location Speed Time/Date Provider New York Nassau County …
Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat
Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat Fresh polling continues to show a tight race ahead of New York’s special election to fill George Santos’ vacant congressional seat. A Newsday/Siena College poll of likely 3rd District voters released Thursday, Feb. 8, shows Democrat Tom Suozzi narrowly leading Republican Mazi Pilip 48 to 44 percent. Though both candidates have breakeven favorability ratings, voters feel that Suozzi would do a better job on protecting democracy, addressing the issue of abortion, and making Congress work more effectively, said Don Levy, Siena College Research Institute’s director. “Pilip is viewed as better …
5 Alleged Theft Group Members Nabbed For Attempted Burglary In Elmont 5 Alleged Theft Group Members Nabbed For Attempted Burglary In Elmont
5 Alleged Theft Group Members Nabbed For Attempted Burglary In Elmont A group of people, thought to be part of a South American theft group, were arrested after they were discovered on Long Island with a Wi-Fi signal scrambler, crowbars, and more, officials said. It happened on Monday, Jan. 29 in Elmont, according to Nassau County Police. At approximately 9:45 a.m., the group was discovered near South Kings Street in two cars – a black Nissan Rogue and a Mitsubishi Lancer, both with Ohio plates – one of which was recognized by officers as the vehicles involved in multiple burglaries across different jurisdictions. Police said that an investigation located …
Trio Busted Selling Marijuana, Flavored Nicotine Products At Bellerose Terrace Business, Police Trio Busted Selling Marijuana, Flavored Nicotine Products At Bellerose Terrace Business, Police
Trio Busted Selling Marijuana, Flavored Nicotine Products At Bellerose Terrace Business, Police Three men are accused of selling marijuana out of a Long Island business. Nassau County Police narcotics detectives conducted an investigation at the Convenience and Smoke shop, located in Bellerose Terrace on Jamaica Avenue, on Thursday, Jan. 25. During their search, they allegedly found hundreds of bags or products containing THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, as well as products containing cannabis. They also recovered thousands of flavored nicotine products that were on display for sale and in a back room, police said. The following defendants were arrested and charged with two …
Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat
Poll Shows Tight Race In Special Election For George Santos Congressional Seat New polling is showing a tight race ahead of New York’s special election to fill George Santos’ vacant House seat. An Emerson College/PIX11 poll of 3rd District voters released Thursday, Jan. 18, shows Democrat Tom Suozzi narrowly leading Republican Mazi Pilip 45 percent to 42 percent. Five percent of voters want someone else for the job while nine percent are still undecided, the poll found. Earlier Report: Election Date Set To Fill George Santos' Vacant House Seat The 3rd District seat – which represents parts of Nassau County and Queens – has sat vacant since Santos was ousted i…