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Sunrise Highway reopens hours after truck crash - Newsday

Sunrise Highway reopens hours after truck crash  Newsday

The eastbound highway was closed at County Line Road for hours after the Friday afternoon crash as the tractor trailer was righted, the road cleared of debris ...

Friends reflect on the life of NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen - Newsday

Friends reflect on the life of NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen  Newsday

Friends and neighbors from the Riverhead community, on Wednesday, reflected on the life of slain NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen from Calverton. ...

Suffolk: Substance abuse and opioid forum next month - Newsday

Suffolk: Substance abuse and opioid forum next month  Newsday

Suffolk County and an Albany think tank will host a substance abuse and opioid forum focusing on prevention, treatment and recovery next month in ...

Town gets $400G grant to upgrade fish hatchery - Newsday

Town gets $400G grant to upgrade fish hatchery  Newsday

A $400000 state grant will go toward improving equipment that will help shellfish grow more quickly at the Point Lookout hatchery.

LI woman struck, killed by bus in NYC, cops say - Newsday

LI woman struck, killed by bus in NYC, cops say  Newsday

A federal court clerk from Melville who excelled at law and friendship, winning the love and admiration of her colleagues and professors, died after being struck ...

Audit finds error in school district payroll - Newsday

Audit finds error in school district payroll  Newsday

A state audit of the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District found that the district's payroll bank reconciliations were not accurate, according ...

Cops eye senior-scam suspect's ties to other cases - Newsday

Cops eye senior-scam suspect's ties to other cases  Newsday

The suspect's photo was captured on a victim's electronic doorbell, and police say he went to her home three times to collect money.

Town signals it will repeal free air law - Newsday

Town signals it will repeal free air law  Newsday

The Hempstead Town Board took a symbolic, unenforceable vote Tuesday to repeal its controversial free air law — the subject of a lawsuit — and scheduled a ...

Town, city payrolls decreased across LI in 2017 - Newsday

Town, city payrolls decreased across LI in 2017  Newsday

Overall payroll costs among Long Island's towns and cities decreased by more than $12 million in 2017 although overtime spending ticked up by less than 1 ...

Forecast: Chance of rain, snow this week - Newsday

Forecast: Chance of rain, snow this week  Newsday

A warm but windy New Year's Day brought a sunny start to 2019 for Long Island before temperatures dip down with a chance of rain and light snow later in the ...

Commissioner hires Hispanic liaison officer - Newsday

Commissioner hires Hispanic liaison officer  Newsday

Suffolk Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart said she has hired a part-time civilian liaison to work with the community as part of the department's ongoing ...

Cops give new details in suspected MS-13 killing - Newsday

Cops give new details in suspected MS-13 killing  Newsday

A Nassau judge ordered an alleged MS-13 gang member held without bail Thursday after authorities said he participated in the 2017 killing of a Uniondale man ...

Village replaces top brass after retirements - Newsday

Village replaces top brass after retirements  Newsday

The Hempstead Village board of trustees voted Tuesday to appoint two lieutenants to serve as the police department's top brass in the wake of three retirements.

Police to target drunken drivers for holiday - Newsday

Police to target drunken drivers for holiday  Newsday

Aiming to prevent new victims, the Nassau and Suffolk police departments, State Police, Long Beach police and other agencies will be increasing patrols ...

Police: 5 arrested at sobriety checkpoint - Newsday

Police: 5 arrested at sobriety checkpoint  Newsday

Authorities arrested five Suffolk County residents and seized one vehicle during a sobriety checkpoint in Patchogue between late Friday night and early ...

Village school to get pedestrian safety upgrades - Newsday

Village school to get pedestrian safety upgrades  Newsday

Construction is to begin this summer at David Paterson Elementary School in Hempstead Village to improve pedestrian safety — 10 years after the grant was ...

Alleged MS-13 member pleads not guilty in slaying - Newsday

Alleged MS-13 member pleads not guilty in slaying  Newsday

A fifth alleged MS-13 gang member was arraigned Wednesday on charges that he and at least four others killed a former gang member in 2017 who law ...

Town councilman hired at Board of Elections - Newsday

Town councilman hired at Board of Elections  Newsday

Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony D'Esposito said he has been hired at the Nassau County Board of Elections as a $100,000 administrative assistant ...

White House tweets about Huntington Station stabbing - Newsday

White House tweets about Huntington Station stabbing  Newsday

A tweet from the White House sought to connect debate over illegal immigration to a Huntington Station stabbing allegedly committed by three MS-13 gang ...

Village trustee arraigned on new set of charges - Newsday

Village trustee arraigned on new set of charges  Newsday

Hempstead Village Trustee Perry Pettus was arrested again Tuesday on new charges, including alleged witness tampering and forging financial documents, ...

LI advocates worry about possible food stamp cuts - Newsday

LI advocates worry about possible food stamp cuts  Newsday

As Congress considers stricter work requirements for many of the more than 40 million food stamp recipients nationwide, food and anti-hunger activists say the ...

New LIRR timetables start today - Newsday

New LIRR timetables start today  Newsday

The Long Island Rail Road's new timetables take effect Monday to accommodate capital improvement projects, including the controversial third track between ...

Man escapes custody in Brooklyn: NYPD - amNewYork

Man escapes custody in Brooklyn: NYPD  amNewYork

A man allegedly escaped NYPD custody in Brooklyn early Saturday morning after being arrested on an outstanding bench warrant, police said. Tyrone Johnson ...

Forecast: Light rain, drizzle expected through night - Newsday

Forecast: Light rain, drizzle expected through night  Newsday

The National Weather *Service* said floodwaters began to recede around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Freeport's tide level reached 7.1 feet, considered a "major flood ...

Town hires outside counsel for board members - Newsday

Town hires outside counsel for board members  Newsday

The firms are to represent board members in Supervisor Laura Gillen's lawsuit against the former town supervisor, town board and its union.

Nassau fire districts criticized in state audits - Newsday

Nassau fire districts criticized in state audits  Newsday

The state comptroller's office audited the Baldwin and Locust Valley fire districts and discovered unauthorized, inappropriate and undocumented spending, ...

Cops: Man arrested after punching driver, officer - Newsday

Cops: Man arrested after punching driver, officer  Newsday

An East Meadow man was arrested Tuesday and charged with assault and robbery after he "brutally attacked" a woman in the face and took her cellphone, then ...

New York Police Officer Dies Suddenly - Officer

New York Police Officer Dies Suddenly  Officer

SUFFOLK COUNTY, New York -- Suffolk County Police Officer Fadi Rafeh, an investigator in the Fifth Precinct who also served as an Arabic translator, died ...

Cops: Firefighter driving hits 2 pedestrians, 1 killed - Newsday

Cops: Firefighter driving hits 2 pedestrians, 1 killed  Newsday

A Long Beach volunteer firefighter driving to a call early Saturday struck two pedestrians, killing a Lindenhurst woman and injuring her husband as they crossed ...

Town moves ahead with tax breaks for laundry - Newsday

Town moves ahead with tax breaks for laundry  Newsday

The Hempstead Town Industrial Development Agency has completed its investigation into a Hempstead Village commercial laundry's employment and is ...

Two new village police chiefs sworn in - Newsday

Two new village police chiefs sworn in  Newsday

The two were appointed this week to lead a department that is facing the fallout of the arrest of Officer Randy Stith and accusations of bias.

Man charged with murder after remains found - Newsday

Man charged with murder after remains found  Newsday

Nassau police say Carlos Benitez-Hernandez, 21, of Uniondale, and at least four others took part in the Aug. 13, 2017 slaying.

Police chief: Village won’t terminate officer - Newsday

Police chief: Village won’t terminate officer  Newsday

The Hempstead Village Board has decided against terminating Police Officer Randy Stith, who was arrested last month on charges he stole thousands of dollars ...

Police: Man dies in multivehicle LIE crash - Newsday

Police: Man dies in multivehicle LIE crash  Newsday

A Selden man was fatally struck while walking back to his vehicle in the middle of the Long Island Expressway after inspecting a previous crash early Saturday ...

LI woman gets 1 year for fake rape allegations - Newsday

LI woman gets 1 year for fake rape allegations  Newsday

A South Setauket woman was sentenced by a Connecticut judge Thursday to a year in jail for making false rape allegations against two college football players ...

Police: Man charged in fire that destroyed home - Newsday

Police: Man charged in fire that destroyed home  Newsday

Bernadino Jocon was arrested after another fire in a nearby parking lot, police said.

Village car dealership awarded tax breaks - Newsday

Village car dealership awarded tax breaks  Newsday

The Hempstead Town Industrial Development Agency on Thursday awarded tax incentives to a car dealership in Hempstead Village over the objections of Town ...

Police: Man charged with DWI had child in car - Newsday

Police: Man charged with DWI had child in car  Newsday

A Holtsville man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated during a crash in Farmingville with his 8-year-old granddaughter in the vehicle, police ...

Officials: Possible bias incident in police dept. - Newsday

Officials: Possible bias incident in police dept.  Newsday

Authorities are investigating a potential bias incident in the Hempstead Police Department, where a white officer found a T-shirt with the words “KKK violate civil ...

Cops: Man in standoff fired about 10 shots - Newsday

Cops: Man in standoff fired about 10 shots  Newsday

A Greenport man who police said was suicidal is believed to have fired about 10 shots before and during a three-hour standoff Thursday before he was killed by ...

LIRR: Delays, cancellations likely during rush hour - Newsday

LIRR: Delays, cancellations likely during rush hour  Newsday

The *service* disruption is the aftermath of a downed electric wire in Valley Stream that led to suspensions, delays and cancellations on Thanksgiving Day, the ...

Police: Man shot in car at Hempstead gas station - Newsday

Police: Man shot in car at Hempstead gas station  Newsday

Authorities are investigating an attempted homicide in Hempstead Village on Friday evening, police said. The victim, a 30-year-old man, was shot and suffered ...

Cops: Woman charged in purse theft during Mass - Newsday

Cops: Woman charged in purse theft during Mass  Newsday

A Greenlawn woman accused of stealing a purse during a Christmas Eve Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church was arrested Tuesday afternoon, ...

DA: Fourth person charged in MS-13 slaying - Newsday

DA: Fourth person charged in MS-13 slaying  Newsday

A fourth person faces a murder charge in the brutal machete slaying of a Roosevelt teenager that the MS-13 gang allegedly carried out last summer before ...

Cops: LI bar shut down, 4 arrested after inspection - Newsday

Cops: LI bar shut down, 4 arrested after inspection  Newsday

Authorities condemned and closed a bar in North Babylon Friday night following community complaints, code violations and four arrests. Suffolk County police ...

Gillen on legislation postponement: 'Disgraceful' - Newsday

Gillen on legislation postponement: 'Disgraceful'  Newsday

Supervisor Laura Gillen has proposed the legislation for special elections to fill elected office vacancies. The board also rescinded its law requiring *service* ...

Cops: Victim in serious condition after stabbing - Newsday

Cops: Victim in serious condition after stabbing  Newsday

Long Beach police are investigating a stabbing Tuesday afternoon that left the victim in serious condition, authorities said. The female victim was taken to a ...

Police: Pedestrian seriously injured in crash - Newsday

Police: Pedestrian seriously injured in crash  Newsday

A pedestrian suffered serious injuries Friday night in a crash in Huntington, police said. Daryl Sair, 34, of Huntington Station, was crossing New York Avenue ...

Cops identify homicide victim as LI teen - Newsday

Cops identify homicide victim as LI teen  Newsday

Police on Wednesday identified a Far Rockaway teenager as the victim of a homicide in Lawrence earlier this week. Harold B. Sermeno, 17, was found dead ...

Police: Body of missing NYC man found off LI coast - Newsday

Police: Body of missing NYC man found off LI coast  Newsday

Authorities recovered the body of a missing Queens man Saturday morning from the Great South Bay off Lindenhurst, police said. Hendricks Walls, 85, was ...

Nassau cops: Man burglarized 6 businesses - Newsday

Nassau cops: Man burglarized 6 businesses  Newsday

A Hicksville man is accused of burglarizing six businesses in Nassau County since the summer, police said. Scott Gilmor, 42, is charged with six counts of ...

Nassau police swear in 65 recruits for training - Newsday

Nassau police swear in 65 recruits for training  Newsday

The class of recruits is made up of 58 men and 7 women, says a police spokesman. Twenty-seven of the recruits have previous law enforcement experience and ...

Police: Pedestrian fatally struck in Westbury - Newsday

Police: Pedestrian fatally struck in Westbury  Newsday

A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle on Old Country Road in Westbury on Thursday night, Nassau County police said. The 57-year-old man was ...

Police: Man shot in Greenport, 4 in custody - Newsday

Police: Man shot in Greenport, 4 in custody  Newsday

A Greenport High School student was shot early Friday morning and four suspects are in custody in connection with the incident, police said. The student, an ...

Christmas miracle? Dad saves tot from falling sign - Newsday

Christmas miracle? Dad saves tot from falling sign  Newsday

A Patchogue father got his toddler out of harm's way in the nick of time Saturday when a commercial sign fell onto his pickup truck in a Sayville parking lot — and ...

Cops: Pedestrian hit, killed by garbage truck - Newsday

Cops: Pedestrian hit, killed by garbage truck  Newsday

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a garbage truck in Bay Shore on Friday morning, Suffolk County police said. The fatality is the second this week related to a ...

Police: Medford woman dies in wrong-way crash - Newsday

Police: Medford woman dies in wrong-way crash  Newsday

A Medford woman died Friday night in a two-vehicle crash in the hamlet, police said. Laura Couleas, 52, was driving a 1995 Honda east on Horseblock Road on ...

Village votes to continue arrested officer’s leave - Newsday

Village votes to continue arrested officer’s leave  Newsday

The Hempstead Village board of trustees voted Tuesday to keep Police Officer Randy Stith on paid administrative leave following his arrest last month.

Officials: School evacuated after bomb threat - Newsday

Officials: School evacuated after bomb threat  Newsday

Frank P. Long Intermediate School in Bellport received a bomb threat Friday morning, forcing students to be evacuated, officials said. A search by police found ...

Officials: Driver crashes into steps, flees car fire - Newsday

Officials: Driver crashes into steps, flees car fire  Newsday

A driver who was being pulled over crashed into a Hicksville home's front steps and fled as the car went up in flames early Saturday morning, officials said.

School district’s tax levy could rise 13.7% - Newsday

School district’s tax levy could rise 13.7%  Newsday

Valley Stream School District 30's proposed tax levy increase of 13.71 percent is the second highest on Long Island, but schools officials said it's a “readjustment ...

Cops: No criminality in crash that injured 4 teens - Newsday

Cops: No criminality in crash that injured 4 teens  Newsday

A teenage girl hit by a sedan after a multivehicle Elmont crash Wednesday remained in "very critical" condition a day later and it's likely no one will face criminal ...

Police: Suffolk home heavily damaged by fire - Newsday

Police: Suffolk home heavily damaged by fire  Newsday

Dozens of firefighters fought a two-alarm blaze in a Northville home Tuesday night, authorities said. The fire left the Pier Avenue home's attached garage gutted ...

Alleged MS-13 members plead not guilty to murder - Newsday

Alleged MS-13 members plead not guilty to murder  Newsday

A fourth alleged gang member pleaded not guilty Monday and a fifth is expected in court Wednesday. A grand jury has indicted them in the 2017 death of Carlos ...

Cops: Suspect knocks on door, points gun at man - Newsday

Cops: Suspect knocks on door, points gun at man  Newsday

An Oceanside man was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly knocked on a man's door and pointed a shotgun at him, Nassau County police said.

MS-13 gang members plead guilty in park attack - Newsday

MS-13 gang members plead guilty in park attack  Newsday

Three MS-13 gang members pleaded guilty this week to attempted murder in a 2016 attack on three teenagers in Hempstead Lake State Park, according to the ...

LIer known as king of modern square dancing dies - Newsday

LIer known as king of modern square dancing dies  Newsday

Known as "one of the geniuses of square dancing and choreography," Kopman called dances on Long Island and around the world for more than five decades.

Forecast: Dry and breezy on LI - Newsday

Forecast: Dry and breezy on LI  Newsday

Sorry, Long Island, but it won't be a White Christmas this year. Meteorologists believe there's a small chance — up to 25 or 30 percent — of light snow very late ...

Police: 2 ejected in Hicksville crash - Newsday

Police: 2 ejected in Hicksville crash  Newsday

Five people were taken to hospitals after the crash, police said.

Forecast: Dry weekend before wet New Year's Eve - Newsday

Forecast: Dry weekend before wet New Year's Eve  Newsday

The final weather of 2018 is likely to be an inch or more of rain, forecasters said.

Cops: Woman accused of assaulting officer - Newsday

Cops: Woman accused of assaulting officer  Newsday

A Far Rockaway woman is accused of assaulting a police officer in Inwood early Monday morning, police said. Naomi Merle, 22, is charged with second-degree ...

Mondello: Don't rename facility in my honor - Newsday

Mondello: Don't rename facility in my honor  Newsday

Ambassador Joseph Mondello, Nassau County's former GOP leader, has asked the Hempstead Town Board to withdraw its proposal to name a Levittown ...

Cops: Man threatened boy, 11, after Fortnite loss - Newsday

Cops: Man threatened boy, 11, after Fortnite loss  Newsday

Michael Aliperti's attorney said he is seeking transcripts of his client's alleged threats and that Aliperti is going through a "bitter divorce."

Police: 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting - Newsday

Police: 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting  Newsday

Keonya Knight said she was sleeping at her grandparents' house on Wellesley Street in Hempstead on Friday morning when she awoke to the sound of ...

Coast Guard rescues man, boy, dog off Cedar Beach - Newsday

Coast Guard rescues man, boy, dog off Cedar Beach  Newsday

The trio was brought back to the Coast Guard's Fire Island station to be evaluated, a spokesman said.

Feds: Hamptons duo arrested in fraud scam - Newsday

Feds: Hamptons duo arrested in fraud scam  Newsday

Following local and federal investigations, a Southampton couple has been indicted in connection with an elder fraud scheme that targeted thousands of victims ...

Town gets new boat for bay constable patrols - Newsday

Town gets new boat for bay constable patrols  Newsday

Town of Hempstead officials christened a new boat for bay constables on Monday at West Marina in Point Lookout and announced additional waterway patrols ...

Police: Man arrested in fake bail phone scam - Newsday

Police: Man arrested in fake bail phone scam  Newsday

After a 91-year-old Farmingdale grandmother called police about being asked for $9,000 on the phone, officers arrested a Manhattan man in connection with the ...

Police dogs bring special skills to dangerous job - Newsday

Police dogs bring special skills to dangerous job  Newsday

When Rocky died earlier this month after he was ejected from a Riverhead police car pursuing a suspect, he joined 18 other fellow K-9 officers killed in the line ...

Town considering plumber fraud law - Newsday

Town considering plumber fraud law  Newsday

Members of the Hempstead Town Board are to propose legislation that would penalize fraudulent uses of plumbing licenses, according to a news release.

Nassau cops visit schools on Halloween - Newsday

Nassau cops visit schools on Halloween  Newsday

Superheroes by day and cops by night, costumed Nassau County police officers visited two elementary schools Wednesday to give kids Halloween-centric ...

County settles suit by daughter of slain woman - Newsday

County settles suit by daughter of slain woman  Newsday

Hempstead Village had promised in 2017 to pay N'Daya Lee, the daughter of Diane Parker-Reed, a judgment of $1 million plus attorneys' fees and other costs, ...

Voters across LI elect village mayors, trustees - Newsday

Voters across LI elect village mayors, trustees  Newsday

Incumbents facing contested village races across Long Island Tuesday were largely re-elected to their positions.The unofficial results were reported Tuesday ...

Town slashed OT by more than $2M, data show - Newsday

Town slashed OT by more than $2M, data show  Newsday

Hempstead Town officials slashed the town's overtime spending by more than 56 percent in 2016, nearly $1 million over Supervisor Anthony Santino's goal, ...

Police: Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash - Newsday

Police: Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash  Newsday

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a crash in Hempstead Village on Saturday, police said. The crash occurred at Smith Street and Franklin Avenue, ...

Police dedicate new boat to fallen '9/11 heroes' - Newsday

Police dedicate new boat to fallen '9/11 heroes'  Newsday

The Nassau County Police Department christened its newest Marine Bureau boat Wednesday in honor of seven officers who died of 9/11-relatedillnesses.

Audit finds inconsistencies in LI village court - Newsday

Audit finds inconsistencies in LI village court  Newsday

The state comptroller's report noted that some monthly bank reconciliations were incorrect. The village treasurer said measures have been taken to address the ...

Hate crimes down across LI, FBI data show - Newsday

Hate crimes down across LI, FBI data show  Newsday

Reports of hate crimes across Long Island decreased in 2017 — the fifth straight year of declines — even as such crimes spiked 17 percent nationwide, ...

Officials: Florida man arrested in packages case - Newsday

Officials: Florida man arrested in packages case  Newsday

WASHINGTON — A Florida man with a lengthy criminal history launched a "cowardly and reprehensible" nearly weeklong campaign targeting prominent ...

Police: Calif. man killed in box truck crash - Newsday

Police: Calif. man killed in box truck crash  Newsday

A California man was killed Friday night in a crash in Dix Hills as he was helping his daughter back up a box truck, police said. Jose Marroquin, 68, was helping ...

DA: Binghamton student from LI wants to withdraw plea - Newsday

DA: Binghamton student from LI wants to withdraw plea  Newsday

A former Binghamton University student from Massapequa who pleaded guilty in the stabbing death of another student has asked a judge to withdraw his plea, ...

Forecast: Heavy rain could cause minor flooding - Newsday

Forecast: Heavy rain could cause minor flooding  Newsday

Small Business Saturday shoppers should hit local stores this morning to enjoy warmer temperatures before rain rolls into Long Island this afternoon.

Village police chief withdraws retirement papers - Newsday

Village police chief withdraws retirement papers  Newsday

Hempstead Village Police Chief Michael McGowan has withdrawn his retirement papers, according to the state comptroller's office.McGowan, who was set to ...

Police: Freeport school board official in DWI crash - Newsday

Police: Freeport school board official in DWI crash  Newsday

The vice president of the Freeport school board was arrested Wednesday after allegedly driving while intoxicated, striking two parked cars and leaving the scene ...

Supervisor seeks to reassure workers after suit - Newsday

Supervisor seeks to reassure workers after suit  Newsday

Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen sought Monday to reassure the town's workforce after she sued the town board and the town's union last week ...

DA: Retired fire capt. stole over $16,000 from FD - Newsday

DA: Retired fire capt. stole over $16,000 from FD  Newsday

A retired West Babylon fire captain stole more than $16000 from the fire department's bank account last year, prosecutors said Tuesday. Fred Krohberger, 43, of ...

Forecast: Sunny and cool after rainy morning - Newsday

Forecast: Sunny and cool after rainy morning  Newsday

The rain should clear out by the start of the Oyster Festival, forecasters said.

Hawk rescued after ‘amazing feat’ of flying - Newsday

Hawk rescued after ‘amazing feat’ of flying  Newsday

A drive on the Sagtikos State Parkway turned fowl Sunday afternoon for a motorist when a red-tailed hawk — likely seeking lunch — flew underneath the front of ...

Police: 2 shot, injured at Old Westbury residence - Newsday

Police: 2 shot, injured at Old Westbury residence  Newsday

The shooting occurred at a mansion on Pinetree Lane. Police did not have information on the circumstances.

LIers mourn Evelyn Rodriguez: 'Our warrior's gone' - Newsday

LIers mourn Evelyn Rodriguez: 'Our warrior's gone'  Newsday

Evelyn Rodriguez, who died Friday, is remembered for turning personal tragedy into community advocacy.