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Lawyer: Friendly fire suspect made 'apparent effort at police suicide'

The Brooklyn man charged in the friendly fire shooting in Queens that killed a detective from Long Island was apparently determined to commit suicide by cop, his attorney said Friday.


Nassau Police Charge 4 With DWI

Nassau County police arrested four people for DWI from Feb. 7 through Feb. 14. The charges are accusations and do not imply guilt. Marlon Paz, 40, of Westbury, was arrested on Feb. 9 at the Northwell Health Ice Center on Old Country Road in Westbury.


Overturned Tractor Trailer Shuts Down Sunrise Hwy In Massapequa

An overturned tractor trailer has shut down Sunrise Highway in Massapequa. The tractor trailer overturned at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and County Line Road. The trailer, which appeared to be carrying scrap and garbage, spilled its contents all over the road.


Nassau County Authorities Issue Alert for Missing Elmont Teenager

Floral Park, NY - February 15, 2019 - The Missing Persons Squad reports the details of a Missing Juvenile that occurred on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. and was reported to police at 6:09 p.m.


Amazon cancels plans to build New York headquarters

New York (CNN Business)Amazon is ditching its plans to build a new headquarters in New York after facing backlash from members of the community. "After much thought and deliberation, we've decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens," Jod


MS-13 gang member pleads guilty in attack on 2 women, 2-year-old girl, DA says

An MS-13 gang member who authorities said sexually “brutalized” a 2-year-old girl and tried to kill her, her mother and another woman in three separate attacks in Hempstead in 2017 has pleaded guilty to attempted murder and other crimes.


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Long Island Concerts & Events February 15-17

With hits including “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala,” and “One,” TDN achieved 21 consecutive top 40 hits, including 3 No. 1 singles, 11 top 10s and more. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $39.50-$216. 8 p.m. Feb. 15.


5 people dead, 5 officers wounded in Aurora, Illinois shooting; gunman also killed

AURORA, Ill. — Five people were killed and five police officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, city police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night.


Nassau County is lead agency on proposed Woodmere Club project

The Nassau County Department of Public Works Planning Commission on Jan. 31 named itself the lead agency in the State Environmental Quality Review Act study on the proposed development of the Woodmere Club.


Nassau County Courts Celebrate Black History Month

The Nassau County Courts black history committee and the Amistad Long Island Black Bar Association hosted their annual Black History Month Celebration at the Supreme Court in Mineola on Feb.15. Legal leaders were recognized for their contributions to the profession and the community.


Assessment discrimination alleged in suit against Nassau County

The lawsuit says Nassau in 2010 imposed a system that transferred $1.7 billion in taxes onto nonwhite residents. A class-action lawsuit filed in federal court on behalf of Nassau's minority communities says the county during the administration of former County Executive Edward Mangano imposed a prop


Furious de Blasio says Amazon ‘disrespected’ NYC by ditching HQ2 deal

A livid Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted away at Amazon and its critics Friday — claiming the company disrespected New York City and that opponents of its deal to move to Queens were disingenuous.


N. Babylon Pizzeria Damaged After Fight Between Teens Breaks Out

NORTH BABYLON, NY - A North Babylon pizzeria was damaged after a fight broke out among a group of teens on Thursday afternoon, according to Suffolk Police. Officers responded to an incident at Mangia Pizza on 785 Deer Park Avenue, located across from Marion G Vedder Elementary School, at about 2:45


Nassau County officials upset over Amazon's decision to abandon Queens headquarters

Nassau County elected officials expressed disappointment after Amazon announced Feb. 14 that it would drop its plan to open a second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. The tech giant’s decision comes after several Queens politicians, including freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,


Eyeglass retailer opens 3rd Long Island store

America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses opened its third Long Island location Friday in Freeport. The new store, at 230 East Sunrise Highway, follows openings in Carle Place in December and Elmont in January for the growing retailer, which is based in Duluth, Ga. and has more than 650 stores nationwide


No plea deal for Queens man charged with killing pregnant ex-girlfriend

A Queens man charged with fatally stabbing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, rejected a plea deal in the case Friday. Anthony Hobson was silent and stone-faced in Queens Criminal Court Friday, where he appeared for the murder of Jennifer Irigoyen inside her Ridgewood building on Feb. 4.


Five Suspects Busted by NCPD in Connection with Farmingdale Gang Assault

Farmingdale, NY - February 15, 2019 - The Second Squad reports the Arrest of five (5) persons for Gang Assault that occurred on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:15 P.M. in Farmingdale.


Suspect: Wild Sex Killed Missing Hudson Valley Women

The man arrested in connection with the death of a missing Hudson Valley woman whose body was found in a suitcase says she died during wild sex, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the New York Post.


LI MS-13 Member Sexually Abused, Tried To Murder Toddler

An MS-13 gang member from Hempstead pleaded guilty yesterday to all of the charges against him, including attempted murder and sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl. Tommy Alvarado-Ventura, 33, also known as Montana, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to first-degree attempted murder, two counts of predato