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Long Island Man Worked As Dentist Without License, Police Say Long Island Man Worked As Dentist Without License, Police Say
Long Island 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 Long Island Construction Site Worker Killed At Long Island Construction Site
Worker Killed At Long Island Construction Site 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 On Long Island Ex-NYPD Officer Charged For High-Speed, Drunken Crash On Long Island
Ex-nypd Officer Charged For High-Speed, Drunken Crash On Long Island 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…
Long Island Man 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia Long Island Man 'Sal The Shoemaker' Admits Running Illegal Gambling Operation For Mafia
Long Island Man '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 Long Island Company $2 Million Lotto Prize Claimed By Long Island Company
$2 Million Lotto Prize Claimed By Long Island 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…
Long Island Man Nabbed During Fatal Overdose Investigation, Police Say Long Island Man Nabbed During Fatal Overdose Investigation, Police Say
Long Island 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 Outbreak: Cases Surpass 2023 Numbers, NY Among Dozens Of States Reporting Sickness 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…
Long Island Man Claims $1M Lottery Prize Long Island Man Claims $1M Lottery Prize
Long Island 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 Adding 2 Stores In Suffolk County Burlington Adding 2 Stores In Suffolk County
Burlington Adding Stores On Long Island, In Capital Region 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'
New Earthquake Update: Shaking Felt Across Long Island, 'No Major Incidents' 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 This Middle Island Eatery, Foodies Say 'Best Rendition' Of Breakfast Burrito Found At This Middle Island Eatery, Foodies Say
'Best Rendition' Of Breakfast Burrito Found At This Middle Island Eatery, 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 Long Island Village Named Best Place To Live In NY, New Rankings Say This Long Island Village Named Best Place To Live In NY, New Rankings Say
This Long Island Village Named Best Place To Live In NY, New Rankings Say 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 On Long Island: DA Ex-Principal Lied About Relationship With Student, Faked Job Applications On Long Island: DA
Ex-Principal Lied About Relationship With Student, Faked Job Applications On Long Island: 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 On Long Island: Feds Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Possession On Long Island: Feds
Noncitizen Nabbed For Drug Possession On Long Island: 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 On LI After Fatally Striking Victim In Hit-Run, Police Say Teen Nabbed On LI After Fatally Striking Victim In Hit-Run, Police Say
Teen Nabbed On LI 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 Long Island, More: Indictment Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Long Island, More: Indictment
Leader Of Hacking Scheme Issued Illegal Prescriptions Across Long Island, 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 Long Island Killed In Queens Shooting NYPD Officer From Long Island Killed In Queens Shooting
Nypd Officer From Long Island 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 On Long Island, Police Say 'Project 21': 3 Nabbed Selling Tobacco, More To Minors On Long Island, Police Say
'Project 21': 3 Nabbed Selling Tobacco, More To Minors On Long Island, 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…
Squatters Target Of LI Assemblyman's Bill Amid Troubling Incidents Involving Homeowners Squatters Target Of LI Assemblyman's Bill Amid Troubling Incidents Involving Homeowners
Squatters Target Of LI 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…
This Brookhaven Housing Project To Receive Portion Of $260M Fed, State Funding This Brookhaven Housing Project To Receive Portion Of $260M Fed, State Funding
This Brookhaven Housing Project To Receive Portion Of $260M Fed, State Funding More than a quarter billion dollars in federal and state funding will go toward addressing New York’s housing crisis. Over $260 million has been awarded to 29 housing developments across the state through tax credits and subsidies meant to create or preserve over 1,800 affordable and sustainable homes, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday, March 18. The projects will upgrade and modernize public housing and further local economic development initiatives, according to the governor’s office. Each one includes sustainable features meant to advance the state’s climate goals. “The only way to add…
Long Island Woman Scams Nearly $50K From SSA Using Late Grandmother's Pen Name: DA Long Island Woman Scams Nearly $50K From SSA Using Late Grandmother's Pen Name: DA
Long Island Woman Scams Nearly $50K From SSA Using Late Grandmother's Pen Name: DA A woman from Long Island used her dead grandmother’s pen name to collect Social Security benefits for years, authorities claimed. Freeport resident Alexandria Sobrane, age 46, was arraigned on Tuesday, March 18 for her alleged Social Security fraud, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. According to the DA’s Office, Sobrane’s grandmother, Hannah Sobrane, was born in 1920 and wrote children’s books under the pen name Babe Power. Starting in 1985, she retired and began receiving her Social Security benefits under the nom de plume she used for writing. However, in 2008, when the …
George Santos Leaving ‘Embarrassing’ GOP, Will Run For Suffolk Co. House Seat As Independent George Santos Leaving ‘Embarrassing’ GOP, Will Run For Suffolk Co. House Seat As Independent
George Santos Leaving ‘Embarrassing’ GOP, Will Run For Suffolk Co. 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…
Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner Visits Long Island In Support Of Trans Athletes Ban Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner Visits Long Island In Support Of Trans Athletes Ban
Former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner Visits Long Island In Support Of Trans Athletes Ban Caitlyn Jenner, a former Olympian and media personality, paid a visit to Long Island to publicly back a recent executive order banning transgender women from participating in women’s sports. On Monday, March 18, the former Olympian, who came out as a trans woman in 2015, held a press conference alongside Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman in support of his polarizing transgender athlete ban. The executive order, which went into effect on Thursday, Feb. 22, prohibits the Nassau County Parks & Recreation Department from issuing permits to female teams that include transgender women, …
'Just The Beginning': Nation's First Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Completed Off Long Island 'Just The Beginning': Nation's First Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Completed Off Long Island
'Just The Beginning': Nation's First Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Completed Off Long Island If you’re reading this, there’s a possibility that the electricity to power your device came from the country’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of the South Fork Wind project on Thursday, March 14, capping off more than two years of construction that began in February 2022. As of Thursday, all 12 of the project’s offshore wind turbines were up and running roughly 35 miles off the coast of Long Island, delivering power to Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaways, the governor’s office said. Earlier Report: 'Momentous St…
Rental Scammer: Long Island Woman Faked Income For Housing Benefits, DA Says Rental Scammer: Long Island Woman Faked Income For Housing Benefits, DA Says
Rental Scammer: Long Island Woman Faked Income For Housing Benefits, DA Says A woman from Long Island has been accused of lying about her income for years in order to get rental benefits – and buying a house during that time, authorities said. Melissa Beltre, a 42-year-old South Hempstead woman, faced her arraignment for her alleged scam on Thursday, March 14, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Starting in October 2018, Beltre applied to the Nassau County Office of Housing, Housing Choice Voucher Program (NCHCVP) for rental assistance. On her application, the DA’s Office said, she claimed to live in Oceanside and that her weekly income fell in the cor…
Long Island Roller Derby Team, NYCLU Sue County Executive Over Trans Athlete Ban Long Island Roller Derby Team, NYCLU Sue County Executive Over Trans Athlete Ban
Long Island Roller Derby Team, Nyclu Sue County Executive Over Trans Athlete Ban Long Island’s first flat-track roller derby league, alongside the New York Civil Liberties Union, has filed a lawsuit against a ban on transgender women participating in women’s sports. “We’re ready for the courts to relegate this harmful, transphobic policy to the dustbin of history, where it belongs.” On Monday, March 11, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), partnered with its plaintiff, the Long Island Roller Rebels, announced that it had filed a lawsuit against Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman in response to his February executive order banning transgender women from parti…
'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…
George Santos Announces Comeback Bid For Suffolk County Congressional Seat: 'Off To The Races' George Santos Announces Comeback Bid For Suffolk County Congressional Seat: 'Off To The Races'
George Santos Announces Comeback Bid For Suffolk County 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…
Duo Wanted Out Of Long Island Caught In Car Full Of Card Skimming Devices: Police Duo Wanted Out Of Long Island Caught In Car Full Of Card Skimming Devices: Police
Duo Wanted Out Of Long Island Caught In Car Full Of Card Skimming Devices: Police Two men wanted out of Long Island were apprehended in Westchester after authorities found them in a car with several card-skimming devices inside, police announced.  The arrests stemmed from an incident on Thursday, Feb. 29, when New Rochelle Police were told around 8:15 p.m. that a car wanted in connection to a felony case in the Nassau County village of Garden City was possibly in the city. According to New Rochelle Police, officers found this vehicle parked and unoccupied on Huguenot Street near the city's post office at around 9 p.m. Soon after, two men were seen getting into the c…
Seen Him? Police Seach For Man Responsible For Multiple Long Island Crimes Seen Him? Police Seach For Man Responsible For Multiple Long Island Crimes
Seen Him? Police Seach For Man Responsible For Multiple Long Island Crimes Police are asking the community to keep a lookout for a 21-year-old who they say is responsible for multiple larcenies on Long Island. Vincent Fredericks, age 21, of Oceanside, is thought to be responsible for multiple crimes across Nassau County, according to a post by the NCPD on Friday, March 1. The department is asking Long Islanders to keep an eye out for the wanted man, who is 5-foot-5, weighs approximately 100 pounds, and has brown hair and eyes. Though it is unclear where he was last seen, Fredericks is said to operate a white 2012 Kia Sportage. Additional details, including t…