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Long Island mom warns daughter not to come home before apparent murder-suicide

BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- A 50-year-old woman was killed Thursday night in what authorities believe is a murder-suicide on Long Island. Police say Dawn Kelly was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in the master bedroom of her home on Thomas Place in Bellmore just before 8:30 p.m.


Service Monday for Carbon Monoxide Victim

Services are scheduled Monday for the man who died of an apparent carbon monoxide leak Thursday in Melville. Stephen Yancofski, 55, was found unconscious in his home on Scott Drive. He was later pronounced dead. His wife, Kyriaki Bouziotas, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment


To Stop Gang Violence, Nassau County Detectives and African American Ministers Join Together

Freeport, NY - February 22, 2019 - On Thursday, February 21, John Wighaus, President of the Nassau County Detectives Association, called on the community to support his department’s efforts to protect Nassau County from gang violence. Wighaus spoke to an assembly of church leaders from Long Island a


Ones to Watch: Real Estate, Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Greg Batista, who joined the Jericho office of commercial real estate firm Ripco Real Estate in 2015, was recently appointed an associate board member of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island. Before joining Ripco, Batista was a vice president at Sabre Real Estate Group. His resum


Retired Suffolk County lieutenant accused of hit-and-run involving Nassau County officer

WESTBURY, Long Island (WABC) -- A retired Suffolk County Police lieutenant is accused of a hit-and-run involving a Nassau County Police sergeant. Authorities say the incident began last Friday afternoon when William Hasper was pulled over on Old Country Road in Westbury for motor vehicle violations.


Disability ID cards available across New York state

ALBANY, N.Y. (WRGB) - Disability ID cards are available now across New York state. The cards read, "I have a developmental disability. I may have difficulty understanding and following your directions."


Linda Mangano drew paychecks when other Singh employees didn't

A one-time manager in Harendra Singh’s now-defunct restaurant empire testified Thursday in federal court that in 2011 he saw a payroll official burst into tears when she couldn’t pay employees, but told him the wife of Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano was getting a check every week.


Philly Pretzel Factory opens in Syosset

More than three years after the first Philly Pretzel Factory opened in Bellmore, a fourth franchise location has opened on Long Island. The newest store, on Jackson Street in Syosset, is in the same strip mall as the cupcake franchise Smallcakes, and through Wednesday, the shop is celebrating its gr


Scam Nassau Tax Company To Pay Back Victims

A scam tax exemption business based in Nassau County will have to replay everyone that it scammed, coughing up nearly $1 million in a settlement that was announced by New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday.


Levittown Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

LEVITTOWN, NY — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain until afternoon and windy starting in the evening.


PGA Championship - Friday May 17th - Bus Trip from CT - RJ's Tours (8 seats remaining)

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP - Bus Trip. (We are down to 6 tickets on the Bus, we cannot add a 2nd Bus for the Trip as the company is sold out of Buses) Join RJ's Tours for an awesome Bus Trip to Bethpage Black for the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday May 17th. Come out and see the best golfers in


New York State issues empty trailer ban on Thruway for Sunday

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The New York State Thruway Authority has issued a ban on empty tractor trailers and empty tandem trailers beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday due to high wind warnings and watches that will be in effect at that time for Western and Central New York.


ICYMI: Nonprofit Restaurant Makes First Donation To 2 Charities

LINDENHURST, NY - Local couple Billy and Nicole Miller opened their restaurant Restoration Kitchen and Cocktails with the goal to give back to Long Island charities. Just four months later, they already exceeded their goals beyond their wildest dreams.


Detectives investigating homicide in Bellmore, police say

Homicide detectives were at a Thomas Place address in Bellmore late Thursday to investigate a homicide, officials said. Police said at about 10:30 p.m. that detectives were looking into the death at a location in Bellmore but declined to release more details.


Nassau Police Investigating Apparent Murder/Suicide

Nassau County police are investigating an apparent murder/suicide that happened in Bellmore Thursday night. According to police, officers responded to a call at 8:22 p.m. for injured people at a home on Thomas Place in Bellmore. When they arrived, they found a 50-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man


Husband Kills Self, Longtime Wife With Shotgun in NY Home; Daughter Finds Their Bodies

A Long Island husband shot and killed his decades-long wife in their home -- and the couple's 21-year-old daughter was the one who found their bodies, police say. Nassau County police said Friday that Douglas Kelly, 54, murdered his 50-year-old wife Dawn with a shotgun in their Bellmore home the nig


Cold Spring Harbor site believed to be cemetery for slaves, freed people

As a child, Denice Sheppard loved hearing stories about her family history, including tales of her great-great-great-grandfather Lewis Carll, who worked as a chauffeur for the wealthy Jones family of Cold Spring Harbor in the late 1700s.


Huntington Police Blotter: Burglary, 7 Larcenies Reported

Curious about what's going on in your neighborhood? Check out the recent crimes reported in the area. The Suffolk County Police Department posted the following information. All incidents are merely accusations, and those accused are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Nassau DA: MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Three Attempted Murders, Sexual Assault of a Child

Mineola, NY - February 22, 2019 - Nassau County District Attorney announced that a Hempstead MS-13 member who was arrested in March 2017 for attempting to murder three people, including a two-year-old child he sexually assaulted, pleaded guilty to the entire grand jury indictment yesterday and is ex


NCPD Reports Second Arrest Made in Connection with Fatal Hempstead Shooting

Hempstead, NY - February 22, 2019 - The Homicide Squad has made a second arrest in connection with a shooting that occurred on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:47 a.m. in Hempstead.