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Grand jury indicts suspected lookout in Queens robbery that led to Det. Brian Simonsen's friendly-fire death

A grand jury has indicted the accused lookout in the Queens cell phone store holdup that ended with an NYPD detective shot dead by a brother in blue. The Queens District Attorney’s office revealed Thursday that it filed “a notice of voted indictment” for Jagger Freeman, 25. The specific charges agai


Great Neck Weekend Weather Forecast

GREAT NECK, NY — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Light rain until afternoon. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain until afternoon and windy starting in the evening.


Officials: Dropped thermos may have caused deadly Queens bus crash

FLUSHING, Queens -- A freak accident involving a dropped thermos might have causeda bus crash that killed three people in New York City, federal safety investigators said Thursday.


After Amazon flop, NY lawmakers rethink corporate subsidies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Some New York lawmakers are proposing a ban on subsidies for particular companies in the wake of Amazon's decision not to build a new campus in Queens. State Assemblyman Ron Kim and Sen. Julia Salazar on Wednesday proposed legislation that would stop the state from awarding compa


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.


Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

Do you have questions about your taxes? Visit the West Hempstead Public Library for tips and pointers on taxes on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. Instructor Bernadette Kasnicki, Esq. will explain how the new tax laws and changes will affect people. Info: (516) 481-6591.


When Infrastructure Attracks: Car IMPALED By 7 Train Track Debris In Queens

A piece of the 7 line trackbed, which appears to be wood, pierced the windshield of a vehicle underneath the tracks at 65th and Roosevelt in Woodside today, making this one of the more imaginative Final Destination sequels yet. Thankfully, City Council member Jimmy Van Bramer says no one was injured


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


Second Man Arrested In Nassau County Murder: Police

Nassau County police have arrested a second man they say was involved in the murder of a Hempstead man earlier this week. According to police, two men were shot in front of 100 Terrace Ave. just after 2:45 a.m. Monday. One of the men, Matthew Gilreath, 28, of Hempstead, died from his injuries on Tue


5 children hurt in Bronx fire were left home alone by 15-year-old babysitter

CLAREMONT VILLAGE, Bronx (WABC) -- Five children left home alone were injured when a fire broke out in their Bronx apartment Wednesday. The fire started in the kitchen of the seventh-floor apartment in the Butler Houses on Webster Avenue around 1:20 p.m., with witnesses reporting that the children w


Rego Park Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Producing Child Porn

REGO PARK, QUEENS - A 27-year-old Queens man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for soliciting child pornography. Keith Liwanag paid women in the Philippines to engage in sexual acts with children and to produce and send child pornography to him over Facebook Messenger, according to the U.S. Attorn


Brokers: Great Neck property to be redeveloped into synagogue

A 6,504-square-foot vacant property at 733 Middle Neck Rd., has a 4,477-square-foot, two-story commercial building that will be demolished to make way for the religious institution.


Teen Girls Groped on Subway, Bus in Bronx, Suspects Sought: NYPD

Police say they're looking for two men in two separate incidents in the Bronx in which teenage girls were groped on a subway train and a bus. A 15-year-old girl reported that a man rubbed himself against her buttocks inside a southbound 6 train at around 6:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, according to pol


Police looking for man who robbed Bronx laundromat

MORRISANIA, Bronx — Police are on the hunt for a man they say robbed a Bronx laundromat in the early morning hours on Valentine's Day. According to authorities, the suspect entered the laundromat at 1309 Boston Rd. at 4:50 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14. Once inside the unidentified man approached a 36-y


Long Island family says they were targeted and bullied by Nassau County Police

NEW HYDE PARK, Long Island -- A Long Island couple will be filing a complaint with Nassau County claiming police overreach and discrimination. Kan and Claudia Tan, along with their attorney Jean Wang, sat down with PIX11 News. The Tans say their vehicle was improperly towed and their family was left


Long Island Gang Member Sentenced For Attempted Murder

A Bloods gang member from Roosevelt was sentenced to 15 years in prison today for his role in the murder of a rival gang member in 2015. Jermaine Green, 28, also known as "730," pleaded guilty on June 21, 2018 to racketeering and discharging a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. Green an


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


NYCB Theatre at Westbury starts monthly trivia series

Question: What long-running Long Island concert hall is currently dubbing as a hub for trivia fans?. That’s right – the last Tuesday of the month is trivia night at the venue’s Lounge 960.


Two more suspects arrested in MS-13 subway shooting

Another two suspects were arrested Thursday in an MS-13 gangbanger’s fatal shooting of a rival on a Queens subway platform, police sources said. The two men were nabbed separately early Thursday, and are being questioned by cops at the 115th Precinct station house in Jackson Heights, sources said.


Top Long Island real estate firm remains in Sea Cliff

Eileen and Sarah Gilligan, co-owners of Sea Cliff’s boutique real estate firm Gilligan Realty, credit their success to two simple rules: the practice of treating people the way they would like to be treated and their commitment to a strong work ethic.