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Putting elected officials' names on signs is self-promotion

Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen has replaced all town facility and park signs bearing elected officials names, with generic signs for the Town of Hempstead and is repurposing the signs into the dog park at Newbridge Park on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Bellmore. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp Electe

NEWSDAY - 2018-01-21 22:06:00

Brown: Errol Toulon Jr. is off and running as Suffolk sheriff

Newly elected Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. speaks during a swearing in ceremony at the Van Nostrand Theater on the Brentwood campus of Suffolk County Community College on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan Just a few weeks in as Suffolk's new sheriff, and Errol Toul

NEWSDAY - 2018-01-21 00:11:30

Islip Councilwoman Apologizes for Facebook Controversy

Islip Town Councilwoman Trish Bergin-Weichbrodt apologized Saturday for a social media post she made about several foreign nations that prompted critics to plan a protest outside Islip Town Hall next week. In a since-deleted Facebook post, the Republican former News12 Long Island anchor made a thinl

LONGISLANDPRESS - 2018-01-20 18:50:11

Islip councilwoman apologizes for 'sarcastic' Facebook post

Islip Town Board member Trish Bergin Weichbrodt is facing harsh criticism for a Facebook post that some are calling racist, in which she suggested she would take her children to three countries that President Donald Trump reportedly referred to with a vulgarity last week. Bergin Weichbrodt, a Republ

NEWSDAY - 2018-01-20 18:44:00

Two teenagers wanted by police for string of violent Flushing robberies near Kissena Park

Cops are searching for two teenage suspects who conducted four robberies in the span of just a few days in Flushing last week. The details of each incident, which occurred within the confines of the 109th Precinct, are as follows:On Wednesday, Jan. 10 at around 3:20 p.m., the two suspects approached


Sentencing For Ex-Cop Found Guilty For Fatal Crash Postponed

WEST ISLIP, NY - A former police officer who pleaded guilty to causing a wrong-way fatal crash on Sunrise Highway began his prison term this week despite not being sentenced during his most recent court appearance. In Sept. 2016, Robert Scheuerer, 26, of Farmingdale was charged with aggravated vehic


Man who helped woman who fell on tracks 'felt so bad for her'

Fellow commuters greet Martin Diaz with applause two days after he came to aid of a woman who the MTA said was punched on Central Islip platform. Martin Diaz of Islandia was greeted with applause at the Central Islip train platform on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, after he had come to the aid of a Smithtow


MS-13 gang member convicted of Copiague assault, DA says

An MS-13 member who smashed a beer bottle over a man's head outside of a Copiague deli in July was convicted of assault this week. Willy Hernandez, 31, of Copiague, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 15 after a Suffolk County Supreme court jury found him guilty Tuesday of assault in the second degre


Driver in fatal wrong-way I-40 crash charged with driving while impaired

Raleigh, N.C. - A 27-year-old man was charged Sunday in connection with a wrong-way crash that killed two people Thursday night on Interstate 40 in Raleigh. Police said a Honda Civic with four people inside was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of the highway at Wade Avenue. One person in the

WRAL - 2018-01-21 21:33:00

3 people killed, 2 injured in Raleigh wreck

Three people were killed and two were injured in a wreck early on Sunday in Raleigh. Around 2 a.m. on Sunday, the driver of a silver car lost control at the intersection of Forestville and Buffaloe roads and crossed the center line, hitting an oncoming SUV according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. Tro

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2018-01-21 15:43:00

Man dies in apartment fire near NCSU

Raleigh, N.C. - One man died Sunday morning in an apartment fire near North Carolina State University, according to officials with the Raleigh Police Department. Around 7:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire at an apartment complex located in the 1000 block of Avent Hill, located off Avent Ferr

WRAL - 2018-01-21 20:02:04

3 killed in overnight crash in Raleigh

Raleigh, N.C. - Three people were killed early Sunday in a crash near the intersection of Forrestville Road and Buffaloe Road. According to officials with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a speeding silver car lost control at the intersection, over-corrected and slid sideways into the side o

WRAL - 2018-01-21 12:29:00

Man who died in Raleigh police custody had torn bag in stomach, report says

Curtis Roeman Mangum being walked outside to a stretcher. City of Raleigh image RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A man who died in police custody earlier this month had a torn plastic bag in his stomach when he died, according to a report issued by Raleigh police. Curtis Roeman Mangum, 33, died in the early

WNCN.COM - 2018-01-20 00:32:19

Cary police arrest driver who dragged officer in parking lot, officials say

An image released Friday night by Cary police (left) and a Cary police photo (right) of Demetrius Watson. CARY, N.C. (WNCN) - Just a day after releasing his surveillance photo, Cary police said Saturday they have arrested a driver who dragged an officer across a parking lot Wednesday. Demetrius Wa

WNCN.COM - 2018-01-21 00:47:14

Thousands gather for second Women's March on Raleigh

On the one year anniversary of the inauguration of President Donald Trump, thousands gathered in Raleigh's Halifax Mall to build support for a liberal-leaning agenda on issues such as women's rights, reproductive rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, LGBTQ rights and environmental issues. S

WRAL - 2018-01-20 22:28:17

Shearon Harris nuclear plant's emergency sirens were a false alarm, police say

Emergency sirens from Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant were heard early Friday afternoon, prompting officials to assure those in the area that there was no emergency. The sirens were accidentally activated, officials said. "Our 911 center talked to the Shearon Harris Plant, and they said there w


Greensboro police search for man accused of attempted gas station robbery

Greensboro police are searching for the man who they say attempted to rob the Circle K on Fleming Road in Greensboro. Officers said they responded to the attempted robbery at 1:32 Saturday morning. Employees told police that a man with the knife came inside the store and then left without taking an

WXII 12 - 2018-01-20 16:16:00

City's 1927 blizzard was a surprise, too

High Point's greatest snowfall occurred on March 1, 1927, when - despite a much milder forecast - a winter storm dumped 26 inches of snow on the city. This High Point Enterprise photo was taken near the Sheraton Hotel on Main Street. PHOTO COURTESY OF HIGH POINT HISTORICAL SOCIETY This weather forec

HPENEWS.COM - 2018-01-21 09:00:00

Police have two persons of interest in Archdale shooting

ARCHDALE - Police have two persons of interest in a Sunday shooting on Eden Terrace where three people were injured. After investigators went through the scene, collected evidence and talked to several people, police said there are two persons of interest, according to a news release. About 9:25 Sun

HPENEWS.COM - 2018-01-20 16:42:00

Lawbreaker to law school: Advice from Asheboro's Brandon Price

ASHEBORO - Brandon K. Price left "BK" behind when he went to college. BK is what his friends called him back home. After he ditched the nickname, he ditched his "lazy" Southern manner of talking - the way people all around him talked in his hometown of Asheboro. The transformation started in a speec

ASHEBORO COURIER-TRIBUNE - 2018-01-20 19:44:14