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Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued For Long Island

The National Weather Service has issued the following hazardous weather outlook for Long Island:Temperatures dropping below freezing tonight will result in refreezing of any snow melt. This will create icy conditions on any untreated roadways, especially secondary roadways. For early Friday morning,

PATCH - 2018-03-22 22:56:21

#BREAKING NYC Firefighter killed in Harlem fire

A firefighter died while battling a five alarm fire in Harlem late last night. The fire broke out in the basement of a building on St. Nicholas Avenue just before 11 p.m. As flames spread, a firefighter became trapped. He was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Three other firef

ABC7NY.COM - 2018-03-23 06:28:02

7-year-old girl brain-dead after hanging prank goes wrong

A Queens girl tied a bathrobe belt around her neck and other end to the refrigerator as a prank - but she actually choked when her mom left the room and the stunt has left her brain-dead, police sources and relatives told The Post on Thursday. Precise Tucker, 7, was trying to play a joke on her mom,

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-22 18:13:23

Long Island Woman Dies While Shoveling Snow, Marking 4th Death Linked to Latest Nor'easter

Some parts of New York saw more than 16 inches of snow -- Patchogue had 20.1 On Long Island the storm was responsible for one death, and multiple car crashes. Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018) Four deaths have been blamed on the so-called four'easter, including one of a Lo

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-22 15:02:41

Man Shot to Death Inside Queens Grocery Store: Police

A man was shot to death inside a Queens grocery store on Thursday evening, according to the NYPD. Officers are still looking for the gunman in the shooting at the Cinco de Mayo Food Market on Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights about 9 p.m., according to the NYPD. Authorities said the victim was sho

NBC NEW YORK - 2018-03-23 01:37:24

Nassau DA: Massapequa Drunk Driver Sentenced for Crash that Killed Elderly Couple

John Hartwig, 64, pleaded guilty to First Degree Vehicular Manslaughter after killing two pedestrians while driving drunk, DA Singas said. John Hartwig of Massapequa, 64, pleaded guilty to killing two pedestrians while driving drunk. Mineola, NY - March 22, 2018 - Nassau County District Attorney Mad

LONGISLAND.COM - 2018-03-22 18:04:22

Woman dead, 5 hurt in Wantagh State Parkway crash, cops say

The slick roads from the heavy wet snow during Wednesday's nor'easter were a factor in the rollover, police said. A woman was killed and five others were injured when a van they rode in overturned and crashed on the Wantagh State Parkway due to the weather conditions on Wednesday, police said. Phot

NEWSDAY - 2018-03-21 15:29:32

New Hyde Park's Average Credit Score Is No. 4 On Long Island

If the average credit score of New Hyde Park residents were a grade, it would be an A+. According to a WalletHub analysis, New Hyde Park is in the 98 percentile nationwide of the 2,572 communities surveyed. The community has an average credit score of 760, the No. 4 highest credit score on Long Isla

PATCH - 2018-03-22 19:59:48

Driver Crashes Into Bay Shore Gas Station During Snowstorm

BAY SHORE, NY - A car crashed into a Bay Shore gas station during the snowfall on Wednesday night, according to Suffolk Police. Police responded to crash at Lukoil on 515 E. Main Street 21 at 8:55 p.m.

PATCH - 2018-03-22 13:43:13

Jamaican airline crew member busted for trying to smuggle nine pounds of cocaine to U.S.

Hugh Hunt tried to smuggle the drugs on a Fly Jamaica Airways plane from Montego Bay on Saturday, authorities charge.(U.S. Customs and Border Protecti) A Jamaican airline crew member tried to slip nine pounds of cocaine taped to his legs into the U.S., officials said Thursday. Hugh Hunt, a Jamaica

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 13:45:15

Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul, 2018 fourth-round pick to Buccaneers for 2018 third-round pick, fourth-round pick  

Giants trade DE Jason Pierre-Paul to Buccaneers The Giants have traded Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Daily News has confirmed that new Giants GM Dave Gettleman shipped JPP and the Giants' 2018 fourth-round pick (102nd overall, second of fourth round) to the Bucs in a major Thu

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 14:28:27

Dix Hills Man Convicted of Killing Girlfriend

A man was convicted Friday of gunning down his 37-year-old girlfriend following a dispute near their Dix Hills home last year. A Suffolk County jury found Eric Bermudez guilty of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon following a three-week-long trial. "While nothing can ease the s


VIDEO: Teen Siblings Hospitalized in Central Islip by Hit-and-Run Driver; SCPD Seeking Suspect

A 15-year-old female and her twin brother were walking to their bus stop when a vehicle struck the pair, cops say. SCPD are seeking the driver of a vehicle that struck twins and fled the scene in Central Islip. Central Islip, NY - March 16, 2018 - Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Pol


Dad in murder-suicide tried to get back with mother of slain baby

Terrance Briggs (left) went on a murderous rampage before killing himself Wednesday morning.Facebook; Gabriella Bass The killer Brooklyn dad was drinking Hennessy and tried to get back with the mother of his slain daughter before going on a murderous rampage and committing suicide, sources told The


Huge trash fire in Jamaica has shut down service on most Long Island Rail Road branches

Firefighters are battling a four-alarm inferno that broke out on Friday afternoon at a Jamaica recycling plant. According to the Fire Department, the blaze started just afternoon on March 16 at the Royal Waste Services plant located at 187-40 Jamaica Ave. The flames quickly spread through the rubbis


Queens man charged in gang-related killing of teen, officials say

A Queens man was charged in connection with the death of a teenager in February, officials said on Friday. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne A 19-year-old Queens man was extradited from Maryland earlier this week on charges he and others killed a teenager in February in what NYPD investigators bel


Fire breaks out near LIRR tracks in Queens; multiple lines suspended

JAMAICA, Queens - Multiple Long Island Railroad lines were suspended Friday after a fire broke out near tracks in Jamaica. The rubbish fire started around 1 p.m. near 187th Street and 90th Avenue, FDNY said. The fire is located near the LIRR's tracks at Hillside, the LIRR tweeted. Service was suspen


DA: New charges likely after DWI crash in Baldwin turns fatal

New charges could be coming against a West Hempstead man accused of drunken driving in a now-fatal crash in Baldwin. Police say Roy Gomez, 39, was drunk when he crashed into a car stopped at a red light on Grand Avenue and Milburn Avenue around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. Initial reports said that three vi


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Three men and a one-year-old girl found shot to death in Brooklyn 'triple murder-suicide'

Four family members - including a one-year-old baby girl - were found shot to death in a Brooklyn apartment early Wednesday morning. Law enforcement sources told the New York Daily News that there was no sign of forced entry into the fourth-floor apartment and that they suspect the deaths might be