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Merrick Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

MERRICK, NY — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for your area on Thursday, lasting from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. More info from the National Weather Service is available here.


Six Alleged MS-13 Members Indicted For Murder Spree, Nassau County DA Says

Six alleged MS-13 members - including several teens and minors - have been indicted on Long Island for their roles in a pair of homicides in Far Rockaway and Lawrence last year.


NYPD Officer Shot, 1 Suspect Dead After Washington Heights Gun Battle

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An NYPD officer was shot Thursday afternoon in Washington Heights. The armed suspect police were crashing was killed in the gun battle. It happened at 187th Street and Wadsworth Avenue at around 4:30 p.m. Police were responding to a 911 call of a man firing shots into the air


Man Caught Red-Handed Robbing Roosevelt Field Mall: Nassau Police

A Hempstead man was arrested early Wednesday morning after police say he was caught robbing multiple stores in the Roosevelt Field Mall. According to police, a security guard at the mall was looking at surveillance cameras when he saw a man entering several unauthorized areas of the mall around 3:50


Judge drops felony sex abuse charge against Hempstead teacher

A judge Thursday dropped a felony sex abuse charge against a Hempstead public school teacher following his January arrest after accusations that he had "sexual contact" with one girl and also endangered two others during an after-school program.


7-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck By Van Moments After Getting Off School Bus In Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A 7-year-old boy was killed in a crash moments after getting off the school bus Wednesday in Queens. The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. on Gipson Street in Far Rockaway.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Merrick

MERRICK, NY — New and exciting events are coming to the Merrick area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming u


3 jurors on the Karina Vetrano murder and sex abuse trial allegedly committed misconduct

Defense attorneys for the man convicted of the 2016 killing of New York City jogger Karina Vetrano claim in a new motion that one juror on the high-profile murder case has accused three others of misconduct for disregarding the court’s directions about how and when to deliberate.


Cops: Man, 18, arrested after road rage incident

Police arrested an East Islip man after, they said, he pointed a BB gun at a motorist during a road rage incident on the Southern State Parkway in North Amityville on Thursday afternoon.


St. Patrick's Cathedral arrest: Man had 2 gas cans, prior arrest and 1-way ticket to Rome

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man arrested after attempting to enter St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan with two gasoline cans and lighter fluid Wednesday night was also arrested at a church in New Jersey Monday and had booked a one-way ticket to Rome, according to police.


Flash Flood Watch Issued For Long Island

The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches for Long Island. They will be in effect in Nassau County from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Suffolk County.


GROSS! Worms Found in Cups At McDonald’s in New York State

You never know just how sanitary a restaurant may be when you choose to dine out. Unsanitary, or just plain disgusting, might be a better words to describe what was found on two separate instances at a McDonald's in Western New York.


Uber Driver Pleads Guilty After Teen Dies From Car Surfing: DA

HUNTINGTON, NY - An Uber driver pleaded guilty on Thursday for allowing a passenger to ride on the roof of his car, causing his death in Huntington last year, according to Suffolk County DA Timothy Sini.


Pharmacy clerk shot during attempted robbery in Queens

SUNNYSIDE, Queens (WABC) -- A store clerk was shot during an attempted robbery at a pharmacy in Queens on Thursday afternoon. The incident was reported in the 4800 block of Skillman Avenue just before 2 p.m.


Car and motorcycle collide in North Amityville

Suffolk County Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Route 110 and Harrision Avenue in North Amityville yesterday, resulting in serious but not life threatening injuries to a motorcyclist.


Paterson girl allegedly kidnapped, raped by unauthorized immigrant

An unauthorized Mexican immigrant was arrested in a traffic stop in Ohio on Tuesday transporting a 15-year-old Paterson girl he had allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.


Deer Park names Kelly Benson new principal of JFK

Kelly Benson has been named the new principal of Deer Park’s John F. Kennedy Intermediate School, replacing Susan Bonner, who will retire at the end of this school year. For the past three years...


'Real Housewives' Husband Giudice Loses Immigration Appeal

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" husband Joe Giudice has lost his appeal to avoid deportation to Italy. His attorneys said Thursday they are "extremely disappointed" by the Board of Immigration's decision and have appealed to the federal circuit court in Philadelphia.


Hempstead advances long-sought Baldwin revitalization

After 13 years of failing to remake a small section of Baldwin’s business district, the Town of Hempstead is trying once again. The town board adopted a resolution Tuesday to assume the lead agency role in the Baldwin revitalization effort and its environmental review process.


JFK Customs Officer From LI Admits To Robbing Travelers

A US Customs and Border Patrol agent who worked customs at JFK International Airport pleaded guilty on Thursday to robbing travelers as he was examining their belongings. Joseph Cialone, 39, of East Meadow, admitted to officers that he would steal $100 bills from women's purses while examining their