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FDNY: Lithium battery caused 5-alarm fire that disrupted LIRR service

The Long Island Rail Road suspended service in both directions on four branches on Friday, March 16, 2018, due to a large fire at a recycling plant near LIRR tracks in Queens. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp An improperly disposed lithium battery was to blame for the five-alarm fire in Queens that br

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-17 21:14:49

Hit-and-run driver cuffed after running over man who fell down near his car on Long Island

Neptali Sanchez, 44, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident without reporting.(NCPD) Police in Long Island have arrested a driver who sped off after running over a man who fell in front of his Ford Expedition. Nassau County investigators arrested Neptali Sanchez, 44, of Floral Park, on

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-17 14:40:15

Ex-boyfriend charged with murder in LI nursing student's death, DA says

Haley Anderson's body was found March 9 in the off-campus home of her ex-boyfriend, Orlando E. Tercero, who has been charged with her murder, Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell said. Orlando Tercero, left, shown Tuesday in Managua, Nicaragua, has been charged with murder in connection w

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-18 01:10:00

LI man found guilty of killing girlfriend on Dix Hills street

Eric Bermudez pumped eight bullets into Regina Flecha, prosecutors said. Police caught him driving with his fatally wounded victim in the front passenger seat. Eric Bermudez, 37, who shot Regina Flecha, 37, to death, was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and several counts of second- and thi

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-16 22:38:13

Cops: Man fatally hit pedestrian in Hempstead, then fled

A Floral Park man has been charged with fleeing an accident after he ran over a man in Hempstead who later died, Nassau County police said. Neptali Sanchez, 44, of Crown Avenue, had parked a 2001 Ford Expedition on West Columbia Avenue and gone into a deli at 149 Main St. on March 3, according to H

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-17 12:26:06

Sandy contractor disputes bedevil LI homeowners

Eleanor Norton and her son Larry in front of their Amity Harbor home on Feb. 21. "My mother wants her life back. She wants to go home," Larry said. Photo Credit: James Carbone Larry Norton and his 93-year-old mother haven't been home since July, waiting for their canal-side house in Amity Harbor t

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-18 10:00:00

Cops: Driver hurt, charged with DWI in West Babylon crash

A driver who hit a utility pole late Thursday in West Babylon was arrested and charged with drunken driving, Suffolk County police said. The woman, whose name was not released, was northbound on East Little Neck Road about 11:30 p.m. when she hit the pole near Rutland Road, police said. Her 2016 Hon


Police Release Additional Details On Lindenhurst Hit-And-Run

LINDENHURST, NY - Suffolk Police have released additional details on Friday on a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Lindenhurst last month. Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives have determined that the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a ped

PATCH - 2018-03-16 20:27:55

Riverhead High Grad 1 Of 7 Killed In Military Copter Crash

RIVERHEAD, NY - Hearts are broken in Riverhead as family and friends remember a member of the Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing, who, along with three others, including a firefighter from Long Island, was among the seven killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq Thursday, according to sources. Accor

PATCH - 2018-03-16 23:01:09

Bellone: A new suburbia is coming to Long Island

Long Island is in the midst of historic change. For years, as other regions invested in quality, affordable rental housing, mixed-use development, and public transit, Long Island was content with the status quo. We sat silent as we watched droves of young people - educated in our outstanding public

LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS - 2018-03-16 19:00:14

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


DA: New charges likely after DWI crash in Baldwin turns fatal

New charges could be coming against a West Hempstead man accused of drunken driving in a now-fatal crash in Baldwin. Police say Roy Gomez, 39, was drunk when he crashed into a car stopped at a red light on Grand Avenue and Milburn Avenue around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. Initial reports said that three vi


2 Lindenhurst women charged in overdose death, police say

Magdalena Matysek, left, 20, of 9th Street, Lindenhurst and Tiffanie Zink, 20, of Kansas Street, Lindenhurst, were arrested Tuesday and charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Photo Credit: NCPD Two Lindenhur


Flushing man hit the 'jackpot' by rigging ATMs to steal almost $250,000 in cash: DA

Using high-tech skills and a doctored debit card, a Flushing man allegedly turned two Queens ATMs into slot machines that dispensed nearly a quarter-million dollars in cash to thieves, prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Eric Salazar Montano, 33, of Hollis Court in the Auburndale section of Flushing


Man Charged With Groping Woman At Bay Shore Nail Salon: Police

BAY SHORE, NY - A Flushing man was arrested for groping a woman at a Bay Shore nail salon earlier this month, according to Suffolk Police. Haijun Ni, 39, was charged with forcible touching for touching the woman at the New Feeling Nail Spa on 633 E. Main Street at 3:15 p.m. on March 4, police said.


Man faces hate crime charge after yelling racial slurs, attacking man at LIRR station: police

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. - A man is facing hate crime charges after police on Thursday say he punched and kicked a man as he yelled racial slurs at the Ronkonkoma Long Island Railroad Station. Sean Oree, 52, was arrested after he allegedly yelled racial slurs and assaulted a victim on March, 14, 2018, in wh


Nassau Police Looking For Man Who Allegedly Sexually Abused Minor

The Nassau County Police Department is seeking the public's help to find the man pictured above, who is wanted for allegedly sexually abusing a minor. According to police, Francisco Martinez is wanted for an alleged sexual abuse that occurred in North Bellmore at an unspecified date. Police are aski


Star witness testifies in NY suburban corruption trial

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) - The star witness in the bribery trial of a former suburban New York county executive described the favors he bestowed on the politician who he said could help him with his business. Ex-Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano is accused of receiving bribes and kickbacks to h


Police identify bat-wielding man fatally shot after beating 2 on Long Island

GREAT NECK, NY - Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot by police after he allegedly swung a baseball bat into two people's heads. Michael Delloyd Ward, 46, died after he was fatally shot by Long Island police when he beat two people with a bat (NCPD) Michael Delloyd Ward, 46, got


Man Robbed At Gunpoint While Sitting In Driveway Of Suffolk Home

NORTH AMITYVILLE, NY - A man was robbed at gunpoint while sitting in the driveway of a North Amityville home on Monday night, according to Suffolk Police. The man sitting in a car in the driveway of the Croydon Road when a man approached him and displayed a gun, police said. The robber fled with the