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Woman escapes attempted rape by throwing coffee in man's face, NYPD says

A woman scared off a man trying to rape her by throwing coffee in his face inside a Manhattan building Thursday morning, police said. The man had followed the 51-year-old woman into the vestibule of a building near Seaman Avenue and Academy Street in Inwood at about 9:50 a.m. He then pushed her into


New West Hempstead Water District tank is on the rise

At a height of 165 feet, the West Hempstead Water District has a new water tower that will provide water to over 8,000 households. The district, which provides an uninterrupted supply of quality drinking water to residents of West Hempstead, Cathedral Gardens, Garden City South, and parts of Frankli


Nearby things to do this week in Oceanside, Island Park

EGP Restaurant hosts a new book-discussion program in partnership with Oceanside Library on Feb. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. Head to the restaurant for drinks and book talks. You must be 21 or older to attend. Programmer Ocaria DiMango will lead the casual discussion about any book you are currently reading


Officials: Dropped thermos may have caused deadly Queens bus crash

FLUSHING, Queens -- A freak accident involving a dropped thermos might have causeda bus crash that killed three people in New York City, federal safety investigators said Thursday.


Driver With 24 License Suspensions Arrested: Garden City Police

Two packages, each containing ten Apple cell phones, were reported stolen from the Fed-Ex facility on Clinton Road on Feb. 13. The total loss is approximately $18,000. An officer stopped a vehicle for driving 55 MPH on Clinton Road on Feb. 14. Upon investigation, the driver, a 37-year-old man from A


Long Island mom warns daughter not to come home before apparent murder-suicide

BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- A 50-year-old woman was killed Thursday night in what authorities believe is a murder-suicide on Long Island. Police say Dawn Kelly was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in the master bedroom of her home on Thomas Place in Bellmore just before 8:30 p.m.


Second Man Arrested In Nassau County Murder: Police

Nassau County police have arrested a second man they say was involved in the murder of a Hempstead man earlier this week. According to police, two men were shot in front of 100 Terrace Ave. just after 2:45 a.m. Monday. One of the men, Matthew Gilreath, 28, of Hempstead, died from his injuries on Tue


Not a single subway line to be left unscathed this weekend

A majority of train lines will have to deal with service changes this weekend, with lots of skips, delays, and convoluted routes, especially on the E. To top it all off, the MTA just announced there will be no 7 service on Saturday between Queensboro Plaza and 34 Street-Hudson Yards from 6 a.m. to 3


NCPD Reports Second Arrest Made in Connection with Fatal Hempstead Shooting

Hempstead, NY - February 22, 2019 - The Homicide Squad has made a second arrest in connection with a shooting that occurred on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:47 a.m. in Hempstead.


Facebook post sparks controversy as Lynbrook election nears

In response to the posting of a photo of a man holding a semi-automatic rifle on an anonymously managed, politically focused Facebook page, Lynbrook’s deputy mayor and mayoral challenger, Hilary Becker, hosted a news conference last week at which he announced that he feared for his family’s safety.


Retired Suffolk County lieutenant accused of hit-and-run involving Nassau County officer

WESTBURY, Long Island (WABC) -- A retired Suffolk County Police lieutenant is accused of a hit-and-run involving a Nassau County Police sergeant. Authorities say the incident began last Friday afternoon when William Hasper was pulled over on Old Country Road in Westbury for motor vehicle violations.


West Hempstead children at Chestnut Street School benefit from unstructured play

The West Hempstead Union Free School District’s Chestnut Street School enjoyed a day of unstructured play during Global School Play Day on Feb. 6. Global School Play Day was constructed in 2015 to raise awareness about the necessity of unstructured playtime for young students. In a TEDx Talk from 20


Grand jury indicts suspected lookout in Queens robbery that led to Det. Brian Simonsen's friendly-fire death

A grand jury has indicted the accused lookout in the Queens cell phone store holdup that ended with an NYPD detective shot dead by a brother in blue. The Queens District Attorney’s office revealed Thursday that it filed “a notice of voted indictment” for Jagger Freeman, 25. The specific charges agai


NYC man arraigned in fatal heroin overdose of Greenwich man

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man was arraigned Thursday on manslaughter charges related to a fatal overdose of a Greenwich man in October. Henderison A. Vargas, 21, was arrested Feb. 7 and extradited Wednesday to Greenwich. He was set to be arraigned Thursday in Stamford Superior Court, Greenwich police said.


Long Island Concerts & Events February 22-24

Joe DeGuardia’s STAR Boxing presents the latest rumble in Huntington. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $50-$200. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. After Bob Marley’s untimely death in 1981, his backing band, The Wailers, continued on, performing his soul-satisfying tunes to audiences a


Nassau DA: MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Three Attempted Murders, Sexual Assault of a Child

Mineola, NY - February 22, 2019 - Nassau County District Attorney announced that a Hempstead MS-13 member who was arrested in March 2017 for attempting to murder three people, including a two-year-old child he sexually assaulted, pleaded guilty to the entire grand jury indictment yesterday and is ex


More Nassau County detectives needed to fight MS-13, opioid crisis, union chief says

The head of Nassau County's detectives union said Thursday that the county police department needs about 100 more detectives, and should triple the number fighting gang violence.


Husband Dies, Wife Hospitalized in Apparent Carbon Monoxide Incident on Long Island: Police

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man in a Suffolk County residence due to apparent carbon monoxide poisoning, police say. Cops were called to the residence on Scott Drive in Melville, Long Island, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday for a report a couple feeling ill.


Feds: Bloods member from Roosevelt gets 15 years for shooting, racketeering

A member of the Bloods accused of racketeering and committing a 2015 shooting was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday in Central Islip federal court. Prosecutors from the Eastern District of New York say Jermaine Green, 28, of Roosevelt, opened fire with an assault rifle after he and a fellow B


Nassau Police Charge 9 With DWI

Nassau County police arrested and charged the following people for driving while intoxicated between Feb. 14 and Feb. 21, 2019. The charges are merely accusations and do not imply guilt.