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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.
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.
Boy, 15, and 23-Year-Old Man Killed in Separate Brooklyn Shootings: NYPD
A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in front of his home in Brooklyn, one of two people killed in separate shootings in the borough Friday, police say. Samuel Joseph was shot in the head and torso in front of his apartment building on Flatbush Avenue at around 5:45 p.m., police said.
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.
Facebook post sparks controversy as Lynbrook election nears
In response to the posting of a photo of a man holding a semi-automatic rifle on an anonymously managed, politically focused Facebook page, Lynbrook’s deputy mayor and mayoral challenger, Hilary Becker, hosted a news conference last week at which he announced that he feared for his family’s safety.
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
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
Murder-suicide under investigation in Bellmore
Two people are dead in Bellmore in an apparent murder-suicide, according to police. The 50-year-old woman and 54-year-old man's names are being withheld until the families are notified.
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
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.
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
‘Rikers Island’s most violent inmate’ attacks guard from Albion Correctional
MEDINA — Aniah Ferguson was called “Arch Enemy No. 1” and “Rikers Island’s most violent inmate” in an article in the New York Daily News in April 2017. Ferguson, who made national news when she led a vicious attack on a girl at a McDonald’s in Brooklyn when she was 16, an attack caught on video, was
Conviction overturned for man in 2001 Brooklyn strip club murder
BROOKLYN, New York City (WABC) -- A man in prison for a 2001 murder outside a Brooklyn strip club had his conviction vacated Friday because the confession used in his trial did not match the facts of the case.
Police investigating fatal shooting of Brooklyn teen
FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Crime scene investigators and detectives were working over the scene of a deadly shooting which took the life of a 15-year-old student on Friday. The boy's mother was extremely distraught as she and other family members came home trying to get in their apartment. The boy
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.
City correction officers warned of possible threats following prison death
The controversial death of an inmate in an upstate prison has prompted a warning to city jails staff to be "especially alert" due to a "possible threat." Anthony (Trey) Myrie died of a heart attack at Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie on Feb. 11 after a brawl with inmates, the Department of
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New York: Muslim Immigrant Who Joined ISIS Now Works With U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn
It’s not clear if the former ISIS terrorist is employed by the U.S. attorney’s office or is an informant, paid or otherwise. What is clear, is that he avoided a 25-year prison sentence by working “with them.”
NYPD hate crimes task force investigating Nazi drawings found at an elementary school
New York – The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating Nazi drawings found Friday morning at an elementary school yard in Queens, said Detective George Tourovakas.
Feds: Bloods member from Roosevelt gets 15 years for shooting, racketeering
A member of the Bloods accused of racketeering and committing a 2015 shooting was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday in Central Islip federal court. Prosecutors from the Eastern District of New York say Jermaine Green, 28, of Roosevelt, opened fire with an assault rifle after he and a fellow B