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NYC Unveils Plans For New Jails To Replace Rikers Island
Newly built lockups with modern, more humane designs will replace existing buildings in Lower Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn and Kew Gardens by 2027, while a fourth jail is planned for a tow pound in the Bronx's Mott Haven neighborhood, officials said.
Five MS-13 gang members arraigned, prosecutors say
Five alleged members of MS-13 on Long Island were arraigned Thursday on new racketeering charges -- including murder and attempted murder -- and prosecutors say now more than two dozen members of the notorious gang have been linked to 16 murders.Four of the defendants arraigned Thursday have been pr
Police: Bookkeeper charged in stealing from boss
A Hicksville woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with stealing thousands of dollars from an 86-year-old Levittown woman who had employed her as a bookkeeper, Nassau County police said.Odette Seda, 37, stole the money between June 2016 and December 2017 by forging checks in the victim's name, po
Nassau Police Help Deliver Baby
According to police, a 911 call came in for a woman in a home on Rose Avenue who had gone into labor. When police officers Anthony Montesano and Joseph Russo arrived, they found that the mother had just given birth. The two officers helped stimulate breathing in the baby and wrapped it in a blanket
Police: 8-Year-Old Boy Followed, Robbed In The Bronx
“He was really scared. Now he doesn’t want to go to the park anymore, he doesn’t want to go to camp,” his mother said. “He’s scared, like he’s wondering if the person will see him again and try to take something else from him.”
Policy Changes Prompt Website Overhaul in Hempstead, N.Y.
— The Town of Hempstead, N.Y., rolled out a new website this week that Supervisor Laura Gillen said is easier to use and safer against cyberattacks but that the town board said makes Hempstead news harder to find.
West Islip School Calendar 2018-19: First Day Of School, Vacation
WEST ISLIP, NY — The first day of School in West Islip is September 4 — and whether you and the kids are looking forward to the new school year or are dreading the end of summer, you'll want to mark the dates on your calendar ASAP. The West Islip School District has released its 2018-2019 calendar f
Official: Restaurant evacuated due to carbon monoxide
One person was hospitalized for evaluation and seven others were treated after firefighters found elevated levels of carbon dioxide Wednesday night at two stores in Commack, a fire official said.The Commack Fire Department responded to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza on Jericho Turnpike near Town Line Ro
The Island Today: The top events for kids for the coming week - The Island Now
With bagpipes, caber tossing, and highland dancing, the Scottish Games are one of the highlights of the season at Old Westbury Gardens. The Long Island Scottish Clan MacDuff, co-host of the event, always provides lots of entertainment including a grand ceremony to open the games. Special games admis
3 Teens Busted For Brutally Beating 51-Year-Old In Jamaica: NYPD
JAMAICA, QUEENS -- A trio of Queens teens were busted for a brutal beatdown that left a 51-year-old man with stitches and a broken arm after he argued with them aboard a bus in Jamaica, police said.
West Babylon Neighborhood Rattled By Early Morning Gunfire
“He came into my room frantic around 2:00-2:30 in the morning, screaming that he heard gunshots,” Calhoun told CBS2’s Marc Liverman.
Lightning Strike Sparks Massive Fire At Suffolk Summer Camp
WHEATLEY HEIGHTS, NY - Two people were injured in a massive fire caused by a lighting strike at a Wheatley Heights summer camp on Tuesday night, according to the Melville Fire Department.
Pregnant reality star Lyric McHenry, 26, found dead on Bronx sidewalk
BRONX — Lyric McHenry, a reality star, producer and social media activist, was found dead on a sidewalk in the Bronx early Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports. She was 26.
Man wanted for stealing iPhone from 8-year-old in the Bronx
The boy told Eyewitness News he told the man, 'he didn't know,' and turned to go into his apartment complex.
NYC Ferry service launches in the Bronx
Beginning Wednesday, the route travels between the Soundview section of the Bronx at Clason Point and Wall Street, Pier 11 with stops at East 90th Street and East 34th Street.
Cops: Shots fired into house, teen wounded
Shots were fired through a house in West Babylon early Wednesday, wounding a teenager inside, Suffolk County police said.The 17-year-old male victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for a gunshot wound to the leg that was not life-threatening, police said.The shots w
Venomous snake found at Mineola auto shop - The Island Now
Efrain Cruz, the owner of A2D AutoWorks at 371 Sagamore Ave., said he believes the snake, later determined to be a copperhead, was taken by officials to the Bronx Zoo.
Truck Leaving Parking Spot Kills Man Lying Under it: NYPD
What to KnowA man was killed after the truck he was lying under hit him as the driver was pulling out of a parking spot in Brooklyn, police sayThe unidentified man was killed Tuesday evening on Flushing Avenue in WilliamsburgIt wasn’t clear if the driver knew the man was under the truck before drivi
Nassau police: Arrest in fatal stabbing of woman in Great Neck
Faye Doomchin, 66, of Great Neck, was walked out of police headquarters Tuesday. Nassau County Police Det. Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick discusses the case. (Credit: Newsday / Stefanie Dazio)
'Rid the House of Evil' - NY Woman, 66, Kills Tourist: Cops
What to Know66-year-old woman has been arrested in the stabbing death of a 60-year-old woman who was found bleeding inside a home on Long Island MondayFaye Doomchin, of Great Neck, was taken into custody on a charge of a second-degree murder at her home in connection with the killingPolice say Doomc