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Body of Young Man Found Behind Long Island Community Center

The body of a teenage man was found behind a community center on Long Island, and police believe he was killed by multiple gunshots, probably late Monday night. A passerby discovered the body Tuesday morning in some woods behind the Five Towns Community Center. Nassau Police could not yet identify t

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-12-19 00:03:05

Indictment charges 12 Mid-Hudson residents with drug trafficking

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Twelve members of an alleged narcotics-trafficking ring operating in Ulster, Dutchess and Orange counties were arraigned Tuesday after a 110-count indictment charged them with selling thousands of prescriptions pills on a daily basis, according to acting state Attorney General B

DAILY FREEMAN - 2018-12-18 22:58:00

Data reveal an aging and slow-growing Nassau County

Nassau County is changing and barely resembles the post-World War II suburb it was in the second half of the 20th century, new demographic numbers show. The county's population is graying and growing at a slower rate than ever before. As of 2017, Nassau's newest residents were increasingly Hispanic

NEWSDAY - 2018-12-18 22:34:00

Levittown Schools Ensure Happy Holidays For Dozens

From Levittown Schools: Administrators, board of education members, students, staff and families once again showed their generosity as they wrapped and filled tables with gifts for 220 individuals in the large board room of Levittown Memorial Education Center on Dec. 17. As part of the Levittown Pub

PATCH - 2018-12-18 18:21:00

Speeding driver in Hempstead had 36 license suspensions, police say

A Roosevelt man whose license had been suspended three dozen times was arrested Monday evening after being pulled over for speeding, Nassau County police said. Raymond Renwick, 34, was speeding on Lee Street in Roosevelt in a 2018 Honda Accord about 5:35 p.m. when officers stopped him, police said i

NEWSDAY - 2018-12-18 12:35:38

Hempstead siblings get life-altering procedure for relieving fluid in the brain

For years, there wasn’t a night the Navarro siblings didn’t worry that the thin tubes that snaked from their brains down into their abdomens would fail. A blockage meant fluid would pool in their brains, causing them unbearable headaches, dizziness and if left untreated coma or death.

NEWSDAY - 2018-12-18 22:09:35

NY Attorney General's Office reaches settlement with Charter, Spectrum

New York State (WHAM) - The Attorney General's Office has reached a settlement agreement with Charter Communications and Spectrum Management Holding Company for defrauding internet subscribers.

13 WHAM - 2018-12-18 08:49:07

Long Island To Get Millions To Fund Local Development Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced that more than $763 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round VIII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, including more than $68 million for Long Island.

PATCH - 2018-12-18 19:16:00

Police activity at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence

Nassau County police and 4th Squad detectives responded to a call at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence. Police said they received a call at 9:02 a.m. The investigation is continuing.

HERALD COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS - 2018-12-18 17:43:00

LIRR Cancels Long Beach-Bound Trains

The MTA is cancelling a few eastbound evening trains due to signal trouble, and the Long Beach line is being affected. The 4:40 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. trains have been cancelled, the LIRR said on Twitter. The next train to leave Penn Station for Long Beach will be at 5:23 p.m.

PATCH - 2018-12-18 20:46:00

Hempstead apartment fire forces tenants from their homes

An apartment building fire Monday in Hempstead forced some residents out of their homes. The Hempstead fire chief says it was a small fire that traveled from a first-floor apartment up to the second floor. It was reported just before 5 p.m. at one of the Hofstra Gardens apartment buildings at 621 Fr

NEWS 12 - 2018-12-18 00:24:00

Republican James Altadonna attends Dems' Christmas party, but no word of run

Republican Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna attended the Nassau Democratic Party’s Christmas party Monday night, seeming to support party scuttlebutt that the former mayor of Massapequa Park will run as a Democrat against Republican Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino next year.

NEWSDAY - 2018-12-18 19:23:17

Queens Man Gets Decades In Prison For Killing Nassau Store Clerk

A Queens man was sentenced on Monday to more than 30 years in jail for murdering a clerk at a Valley Stream convenience store he was trying to rob in 2016. Jermaine Jackson, 25, was sentenced to 365 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for the murder of Edwin Lopez. Jackso

PATCH - 2018-12-17 19:54:00

Law firm admits guilt in Fannie Mae fraud case, must pay $6.1M

A Plainview law firm whose principals also own Sparkling Pointe Winery and Vineyard in Southold has reached a settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s office in which it admits wrongdoing and will pay more than $6.1 million to resolve the government’s claims.

RIVERHEAD NEWS-REVIEW - 2018-12-17 22:05:00

New sex harassment protections for Nassau employees

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced on Tuesday new sexual harassment and anti-discrimination protections for county employees, including transgender workers. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

NEWSDAY - 2018-12-18 18:50:23

Priciest home sales in Amityville

Priciest home sales in Amityville (11701) The three highest-priced home sales in Amityville last month ranged from $474,000 to $757,000. The priciest Amityville home sold in November was a 5-bedroom, 3-bath waterfront colonial on .74 acres at 11 Kay Road that sold for $757,000. It was listed by Rich

LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS - 2018-12-18 08:16:48

U.S. Marines Visit Harbor Country Day School

On Wednesday, December 13, United States Marines from the Sixth Communications Battalion, Alpha Company, in Farmingdale, NY, visited Harbor Country Day School in St. James to collect toys donated to the Suffolk County Toys for Tots program. The toys were donated by Harbor Country Day School students

PATCH - 2018-12-18 13:22:00

Long Island day care owner in court after toddlers found wandering in street

HICKSVILLE, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island day care owner who was arrested after two toddlers were found in and near the roadway was in court Monday. Graciela Castro was hit with three Do Not Harass orders, which are similar to orders of protection but not as strict, in connection with her arre

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-12-17 18:21:02

Chinese Food Delivery Man Robbed By Duo At Gunpoint: PD

WYANDANCH, NY - A Chinese food delivery man was robbed at gunpoint while working in Wyandanch last weekend. The incident was reported on Sunday at 8:36 p.m. on Davidson Street.

PATCH - 2018-12-18 15:33:00

Right to bear ... nunchucks? Federal judge strikes down ban on weapon as violation of Second Amendment

Just blame Bruce Lee. Back in 1974, New York state decided to ban the possession of nunchucks as lawmakers feared they were becoming enticing tools of violence among hooligan children and street criminals who were exposed to the weapons on TV. They were so dangerous, lawmakers believed, that not eve

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-12-18 14:11:00