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Police nab man they say punched woman on Queens train then threw her to the ground, fracturing her spine in anti-gay attack

Videos shows a man who police said attacked a woman on a subway, breaking her spine, because he believed she was a lesbian. Police have arrested a man they say sucker-punched a woman on a Queens train, fracturing her spine in an anti-gay attack, officials said Thursday.

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-13 16:50:00

18 Bomb Threats Across LI As Others Investigated Nationwide: Cops

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY — As a series of bomb threats were reported across the United States Thursday, police responded to at least 18 in both Suffolk and Nassau Counties, officials said.

PATCH - 2018-12-13 21:15:00

Hundreds Pack Hearing On Nassau County Property Tax Assessments

MINEOLA, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- Hundreds of residents in Nassau County packed a hearing on property tax assessments Wednesday night. Fifty-two percent of residents in the county will see their property taxes rise under the new assessment program while 48 percent will see a drop in their taxes.

RADIO.COM - 2018-12-13 16:17:09

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.

NEWSDAY - 2018-12-13 11:14:52

'Lohan Beach House' cast revealed

"Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club" has now been cast. MTV announced Thursday that the reality-TV show set at the Mykonos, Greece, venue established by Merrick and Cold Spring Harbor native Lohan would feature the actress-entrepreneur's creative partner, Panos Spentzos, as well as servers, hosts and barten

NEWSDAY - 2018-12-13 23:46:35

Atlantic Group founder Michael Leiderman dies of ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that targets nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. These nerve cells form the motor neurons that extend from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body.


Long Beach man convicted of raping, drugging tourist loses appeal

A state appellate court on Wednesday affirmed the conviction of a Long Beach man who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2016 for drugging and raping a tourist who stayed in his West End apartment.


New York Attorney General's office files lawsuit against Target, Walmart and LaRose Industries

New York — The attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against Target Corporation, Walmart Inc., and importer LaRose Industries, for allegedly committing thousands of violations of multiple New York laws governing the safety of children’s toys sold in the state.

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2018-12-13 21:00:00

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

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-12-12 23:50:28

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.

PATCH - 2018-12-12 18:29:00

Bellmore home destroyed in late-night fire

A Sunrise Avenue home was completely destroyed, and an occupant and firefighter suffered minor injuries in fire that broke out after midnight on Monday. According to Vincent Scaduto, of the Bellmore Fire Department, the call came in at 12:43 a.m. Five departments, including Bellmore and Merrick, res


Two men arrested in double shooting that killed one LI man, police say

Two Nassau men have been arrested in an October double shooting that killed one man in Hempstead Village, authorities said. Jamik Q. Cannon, 26, of Hempstead, and Brian Marquis Marshall Gibson, 23, of South Floral Park, are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in the Oct. 19 killing of Demetrius Winf

NEWSDAY - 2018-12-12 00:48:50

‘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

THEISLANDNOW.COM - 2018-12-11 10:08:10

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.

NEWSDAY - 2018-12-12 18:40:27

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.

PIX11.COM - 2018-12-12 20:19:33

Long Island wrestlers to watch in 2018-19

Adam Busiello, Eastport-South Manor, Sr. —The 4-time state champion went 49-0 as a junior and won the state title at 126. Sean Carter, North Babylon, Sr. — Went 41-8 on his way to the Suffolk title at 113 pounds and finished fourth in the state.

NEWSDAY - 2018-12-13 00:39:53

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 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.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-12-11 21:04:04

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

AMNY.COM - 2018-12-11 15:44:00

3-year-old girl dies after being found unresponsive at Long Island day care

MALVERNE, Long Island (WABC) -- An investigation is underway into the death of a 3-year-old child at a day care in Nassau County. The incident was reported at Grace Lutheran Church and School in the 400 block of Hempstead Avenue around 1 p.m. last Friday.

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-12-10 22:52:56