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NYC Unveils Plans For New Jails To Replace Rikers Island

Newly built lockups with modern, more humane designs will replace existing buildings in Lower Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn and Kew Gardens by 2027, while a fourth jail is planned for a tow pound in the Bronx's Mott Haven neighborhood, officials said.

PATCH - 2018-08-15 18:49:16

Five MS-13 gang members arraigned, prosecutors say

Five alleged members of MS-13 on Long Island were arraigned Thursday on new racketeering charges -- including murder and attempted murder -- and prosecutors say now more than two dozen members of the notorious gang have been linked to 16 murders.Four of the defendants arraigned Thursday have been pr

NEWSDAY - 2018-08-16 23:33:32

Police: 8-Year-Old Boy Followed, Robbed In The Bronx

“He was really scared. Now he doesn’t want to go to the park anymore, he doesn’t want to go to camp,” his mother said. “He’s scared, like he’s wondering if the person will see him again and try to take something else from him.”

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-08-16 06:20:31

Official: Restaurant evacuated due to carbon monoxide

One person was hospitalized for evaluation and seven others were treated after firefighters found elevated levels of carbon dioxide Wednesday night at two stores in Commack, a fire official said.The Commack Fire Department responded to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza on Jericho Turnpike near Town Line Ro

NEWSDAY - 2018-08-16 10:17:23

Police: Bookkeeper charged in stealing from boss

A Hicksville woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with stealing thousands of dollars from an 86-year-old Levittown woman who had employed her as a bookkeeper, Nassau County police said.Odette Seda, 37, stole the money between June 2016 and December 2017 by forging checks in the victim's name, po

NEWSDAY - 2018-08-16 15:08:28

Nassau Police Help Deliver Baby

According to police, a 911 call came in for a woman in a home on Rose Avenue who had gone into labor. When police officers Anthony Montesano and Joseph Russo arrived, they found that the mother had just given birth. The two officers helped stimulate breathing in the baby and wrapped it in a blanket

PATCH - 2018-08-15 18:32:45

Garden City Jewish Center Religious School starts soon | Garden City News

The Garden City Jewish Center is excited at the approach of a new year! The first session for school is Sunday, September 16th. The Sundays-only religious school starts each session with a weekly service, during which every child participates and gets hands-on experience conducting the rituals, sing

GARDEN CITY NEWS - 2018-08-17 02:16:00

Policy Changes Prompt Website Overhaul in Hempstead, N.Y.

— The Town of Hempstead, N.Y., rolled out a new website this week that Supervisor Laura Gillen said is easier to use and safer against cyberattacks but that the town board said makes Hempstead news harder to find.

GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

3 Teens Busted For Brutally Beating 51-Year-Old In Jamaica: NYPD

JAMAICA, QUEENS -- A trio of Queens teens were busted for a brutal beatdown that left a 51-year-old man with stitches and a broken arm after he argued with them aboard a bus in Jamaica, police said.

PATCH - 2018-08-15 23:04:21

The Island Today: The top events for kids for the coming week - The Island Now

With bagpipes, caber tossing, and highland dancing, the Scottish Games are one of the highlights of the season at Old Westbury Gardens. The Long Island Scottish Clan MacDuff, co-host of the event, always provides lots of entertainment including a grand ceremony to open the games. Special games admis

THEISLANDNOW.COM - 2018-08-16 15:23:26

Man wanted for stealing iPhone from 8-year-old in the Bronx

The boy told Eyewitness News he told the man, 'he didn't know,' and turned to go into his apartment complex.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-08-16 01:01:40

Nassau Police Officers Assist Roosevelt Woman in Delivering Baby

Roosevelt, NY - August 15, 2018 -The First Precinct reports the details of a Police assisted child birth that occurred on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 8:15 pm inRoosevelt.

LONGISLAND.COM - 2018-08-15 14:28:00

Pregnant reality star Lyric McHenry, 26, found dead on Bronx sidewalk

BRONX — Lyric McHenry, a reality star, producer and social media activist, was found dead on a sidewalk in the Bronx early Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports. She was 26.


8-Year-Old Boy Followed Home From Summer Camp, Robbed: NYPD

What to KnowAn eight-year-old boy returning home from summer camp was followed and robbed by a thief in the Bronx on Monday, police and his mother sayOnce inside the building, the suspect and the boy wrestled for a cellphone, but the man was able to run away with the phoneThe boy wasn't hurt in the

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-08-16 01:45:30

Venomous snake found at Mineola auto shop - The Island Now

Efrain Cruz, the owner of A2D AutoWorks at 371 Sagamore Ave., said he believes the snake, later determined to be a copperhead, was taken by officials to the Bronx Zoo.

THEISLANDNOW.COM - 2018-08-15 16:16:39

Aretha on LI in '91: Revisiting her soul hits

ARETHA FRANKLIN is so far beyond having anything to prove that it would be easy to excuse her if she just wanted to go through the motions on stage. When her recordings in 1967 with producer Jerry Wexler fused Franklin's imploring gospel-rooted singing with graceful, muscular rhythm and blues arrang

NEWSDAY - 2018-08-16 14:30:39

Lightning Strike Sparks Massive Fire At Suffolk Summer Camp

WHEATLEY HEIGHTS, NY - Two people were injured in a massive fire caused by a lighting strike at a Wheatley Heights summer camp on Tuesday night, according to the Melville Fire Department.

PATCH - 2018-08-15 14:24:22

Metro-North engineer William Rockefeller operated erratically before fatal crash: Lawyers

Sen. Charles Schumer, speaking at the Brewster train station, says the MTA is behind schedule in installing Positive Train Control to automatically stop a speeding train before it crashes, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.Tania Savayan/lohud

LOHUD.COM - 2018-08-15 11:00:00

NYC Ferry service launches in the Bronx

Beginning Wednesday, the route travels between the Soundview section of the Bronx at Clason Point and Wall Street, Pier 11 with stops at East 90th Street and East 34th Street.

PIX11.COM - 2018-08-15 11:41:11

Truck Leaving Parking Spot Kills Man Lying Under it: NYPD

What to KnowA man was killed after the truck he was lying under hit him as the driver was pulling out of a parking spot in Brooklyn, police sayThe unidentified man was killed Tuesday evening on Flushing Avenue in WilliamsburgIt wasn’t clear if the driver knew the man was under the truck before drivi