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Two men shot in Uniondale, Nassau County police say
Two men were shot in Uniondale on Wednesday night, Nassau County police said. An unknown male gunman fired multiple shots into a vehicle on Bira Street at Jerusalem Avenue just before 8 p.m., hitting two men inside, police said in a news release Thursday.
High School Student Slashed in Face Says Weeks-Old Argument Sparked Violent Attack
The teenage boy slashed by another student inside their high school in Queens is speaking out for the first time as he recovers in a hospital bed. The 16-year-old boy's face is covered in stitches after the slashing at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside Tuesday morning. In an exclusive intervie
Nassau County executive defends tax reassessment plan, calls for legislative support
NASSAU COUNTY (WABC) -- Nassau County Executive Laura Curran defended her property tax reassessment plan Tuesday after weeks of outcry from some taxpayers and members of the Nassau County Legislature.
Queens Man Gets Life In Prison For 2011 Murder In Nassau
A Queens man was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison today for the 2011 robbery and murder of a man in Freeport. Jerod Plowden, 31, was convicted on Oct. 19 of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery.
PIX11 honors the Nassau County Fire Service Academy
PIX11 News goes behind the scenes with the Nassau County Fire Service Academy. First responders from the academy share fire tips and a person who lost family members in a tragic house fire around the holidays a couple of years ago will share her story.
Nassau Police Looking For Man Scammed Woman Out Of Thousands
Nassau County police are searching for a man who scammed a senior citizen living in Oceanside out of tens of thousands of dollars. According to police, an 81-year-old woman received a call from an unknown man on Dec. 3 who said that her son was involved in a car crash that caused injuries, and she n
Convicted murderer gets same sentence after second trial
A Nassau judge Wednesday punished a convicted murderer with 17 years to life behind bars, the exact sentence he was serving for a Freeport slaying before jury misconduct sparked a retrial.
International powerlifter, a double amputee, inspires Freeport student who also lost his legs
Weslie Capellan is only 12, but he knows what it means to be challenged — really challenged — every day. He navigates life without his legs. On Wednesday, Weslie had the chance to hear firsthand from someone who understands all too well his perspective of the world: Rohan Murphy, too, doesn't have l
‘Autism Whisperer’ opening new ABA centers in Nassau County
Everyday social interactions can be daunting tasks for children with autism. Obtaining the proper education and therapy for children on the autism spectrum is up to the family, and often resources are difficult to get, not comprehensive or nonexistent. Kevin Gersh, often called the “autism whisperer
Nassau Police Arrest Two For October Murder
Nassau County police arrested two men on Tuesday and charged them with a shooting in October that left one man dead and one injured. Jamik Q. Cannon, 26, of Linden Place, Hempstead, and Brian Marquis Marshall Gibson, 23, of Kingston Avenue, South Floral Park, were arrested in connection with the sho
Student slashed in face at Queens school, NYPD says
A 14-year-old student was slashed in the face by another student at a Queens school Tuesday morning, police said. The suspect, who also is a student, slashed the victim in the face and arm at the Benjamin N. Cardozo High School on 58th Avenue and 223rd Street in Bayside at about 8:50 a.m., an NYPD s
Lynbrook couple indicted on murder charges for 2016 attack on Long Beach woman
A Lynbrook couple was formally charged this past weekend for allegedly murdering a Long Beach woman in Dec. 2016. Ralph Keppler, 28, and Francesca Kiel, 21, the victim’s daughter, were arrested in November. According to authorities, Keppler beat Francesca’s mother, Theresa Kiel, with a metal barbell
Nassau County reassessment is no time to play politics
Not one Nassau County taxpayer has gotten a flawed property-tax bill as a result of County Executive Laura Curran’s crusade to build an accurate roll of more than 400,000 properties. That’s because tax bills generated by the new values for 2020-21 won’t be sent out until Jan. 2.
Richard Brega sentenced to 4 years in prison for bribery, corruption
Disgraced Rockland bus magnate Richard Brega was sentenced to four years and two months in prison Monday in federal court in White Plains for endangering the lives of school children through bribery and fraud, among other crimes.
Legislator Abrahams Thanks Nassau County Guardians for Donating Toys in Support of Ninth Annual Holiday of Giving Celebration
Mineola, NY - December 11, 2018 - Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D - Freeport) thanked the Nassau County Guardians Association on Monday, Dec. 3 for their generous donation of toys. The donation will help bring holiday cheer to children and families facing financial hardship at Legislator
Nicki Minaj defends relationship with Kenny Petty, registered sex offender who served prison time for manslaughter
Rapper Nicki Minaj is ignoring her beau’s rap sheet. Minaj defended her new relationship with a registered sex offender who also served time behind bars for manslaughter. Minaj, 36, garnered a wave of backlash on social media after she shared several photos on Instagram showing her with Kenny Petty,
Charges dropped against mom in video showing cops snatch her baby
Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped all charges against the Brooklyn mom whose baby son was wrested from her arms by police in a chaotic scene caught on video. “Continuing to pursue this case will not serve any purpose and I therefore moved today to dismiss it immediately in the interest of justice,” Bro
Anti-Gay Subway Attack Leaves Woman With Cracked Spine, Cops Say
FOREST HILLS, NY — A bigoted straphanger cracked a woman's spine late last month in an anti-gay attack aboard a subway train in Queens, police said. The Nov. 30 assault is being investigated as a hate crime, an NYPD spokesman said.
Video: Shocking Footage Shows Cop Ripping 1-year-old Child Out of Mother's Arms at Social Services Office
Police have launched an investigation into a “troubling” video that shows several New York police officers attempting to pull a 1-year-old baby from the arms of his mother on the floor of a social services office in Brooklyn.
Vote set on Harbor Isle luxury apartment proposal
Hempstead Town Board is set to vote Tuesday on plans to build a $90 million 172-unit luxury apartment complex on the site of a former Harbor Isle petroleum facility. Board members will vote on the site plan for Arlington, Virginia-based AvalonBay Communities to develop the decadelong disputed proper