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Baldwin Man Arrested in Connection with Fatal Gas Station Hit-and-Run, Authorities Report

South Hempstead, NY - January 18, 2019 - The Homicide Squad reports that an arrest has been made in connection with a Fatal Vehicular Accident that occurred at 7:23am on Monday, January 14, 2019 in South Hempstead.


Man tries to kidnap baby boy in Hempstead, throws him when child’s mom fights back

HEMPSTEAD, NY — A mom out for a walk with her baby boy fought off a man who tried to take her son in Hempstead, Nassau County police said. The pair were on Fulton Avenue near California Avenue on Tuesday night around 7:15 p.m. when a man jumped in front of the stroller and grabbed the child, officia


Judge Dismisses Superintendent Waronker’s Suit Against Hempstead School District

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by Hempstead’s ousted superintendent of schools who claimed he was being punished for trying to report corruption in the district.


Celebrate MLK Day in New York City: Things to Do and Volunteer

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday to honor the activist and leader's life and his achievements in the mission to end racial segregation and inequality, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Here are some of the best tributes and events taking place around the city:


Hempstead teacher accused of inappropriate contact with several students

A teacher in the Hempstead School District has been pulled from the classroom following claims from several students that the teacher had inappropriate contact with them. "I feel like as a community we're all affected," says Asia Thomas, who has three daughters attending schools in the district. "We


Police identify suspect in killing of South Hempstead gas station manager

Nassau police have recovered the SUV they say was used to run over and kill a gas station manager earlier this week and identified a suspect in the killing. Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said police have already received dozens of tips from people who identified the suspect as Josh


Police hunt for suspect in attempted kidnapping on Long Island

HEMPSTEAD, Long Island (WABC) -- Police on Long Island are searching for a man who tried to snatch a 1-year-old boy from a stroller Tuesday evening. It happened around 7:15 p.m. on Fulton Avenue in Hempstead.


Cops: Cash, Headphones Stolen From Cars

Someone stole headphones from an unlocked vehicle on Eweller Avenue in Floral Park. Someone stole cash from a vehicle on 226th Street in Bellerose Village.


Police: Man pulls down woman's underwear, sexually assaults her on Brooklyn subway

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police are on the lookout for a man who they say pulled down a woman's underwear and sexually assaulted her on a Brooklyn subway early Thursday.


Long Island town votes to ban marijuana sales

The Long Island town of North Hempstead voted last week to bar the sale of marijuana inside its town limits, despite a newly energized push by state leaders to legalize pot this year.


Nassau County's first Drag Queen Story Hour draws a crowd to East Meadow library

At a crowded story session at the East Meadow Public Library last Saturday, the special guest began by reading a book called “Julian is a Mermaid,” about a boy who dresses up as a mermaid, using his grandmother’s drapes and other furnishings he finds around her house.


Ones to Watch: Law

Jeffrey Basso moved up to partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick in Ronkonkoma at the start of this year. A member of CMM’s litigation team, Basso represents business owners, corporations, officers, shareholders and investors in a variety of matters in state and federal court involving business a


NY State Police: “Avoid Unnecessary Travel & Be Prepared” For Harper

Winter storm Harper is expected to hit CNY with a bunch of snow, high winds and low temperatures and the New York State Police want to make sure we stay as safe as possible. Several municipalities have already issued snow emergencies, but Troopers want to make sure you don't drive unless it's absolu


The Week Ahead in Malverne, West Hempstead

January marks National Blood Donor Month. Stop by the Lakeview Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 1 to 6 p.m. for its blood drive. Donors will receive a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Card by email when they come to donate. Email in advance to schedule an appointment. Info: jdunlop@nassaulibrary.info


2nd person dies after hammer attack at Brooklyn restaurant

SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Authorities say a second person has died three days after a seemingly randomhammer attack inside a Brooklyn restaurant. A third person remains hospitalized in critical condition.


State expands Hempstead Reef with old Mill Basin Drawbridge concrete

Once, motorists drove across Brooklyn's former Mill Basin Drawbridge. Now, its concrete will become new homes for fish and shellfish as part of the Hempstead Reef. The state dropped parts of the drawbridge, once a vital section of the Belt Parkway, into the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, the state Depa


'If You Run or Scream I'll Shoot You': 5 Teens Wanted in Menacing NYC Robbery Spree

Authorities are looking for five teenagers in connection with three violent robberies in Brooklyn over the last month, including one where they told a 14-year-old victim they'd shoot him if he made a sound, police said Friday.


NYC Weekend Subway Service Changes Jan. 19-21

NEW YORK, NY — Here's how the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will screw up your plans this weekend — from late Friday night, Jan. 18, through early Tuesday morning, Jan. 22 — in the name of "upgrading and maintaining our tracks, stations and signal systems in order to continue to provide our


Brooklyn man shot dead steps from mom's door, 19 months after his brother's murder

A Brooklyn man headed to his mom’s home to discuss how to pay for his slain brother’s tombstone was shot dead Thursday just feet from her doorstep, police and the victim’s relatives said.


Nassau Police Charge 8 With DWI

Nassau County Police reported the following driving while intoxicated incidents. Charges are accusations and do not imply guilt. Jan. 12: Raul Vanegas, 20, of New Cassel, charged on Zeckendorf Boulevard and Old Country Road in Westbury.