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Although fake news is a big issue for today’s media, particularly in the aftermath of the presidential campaign, it has been a problem in the journalism world for more than 100 years. “There are records of fake news going back as far as Lincoln that were used to [try to] derail his election,” said Dr. Cliff Jernigan, an associate professor and chairman of Hofstra University’s Department of Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations. more
Nassau County police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman whose body was found on Nov. 23 12:48 p.m. in Baldwin. more
Two men posed as police officers to rob an East Meadow father and son of $4,000, News 12 was reporting early Wednesday morning. The robbery took place on Little Whaleneck Road. The suspect were … more
A number of Democrats and Republicans called on Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto to resign on Thursday following their arrests on federal corruption … more
An Elmont man was arrested and charged on Oct. 11 in connection with a dozen burglaries and attempted burglaries across central Nassau County, including at locations in Merrick, Elmont, Floral Park, … more
A Merrick family doctor is vowing to fight charges that he illegally distributed the addictive pain medication oxycodone to patients, two of whom died after overdosing on the narcotic, according to federal prosecutors. He pleaded not guilty in federal court on Aug. 30. more
A medical doctor with offices in Franklin Square pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 to conspiring to distribute oxycodone, a highly addictive painkiller, officials said. Noel Blackman, 68, of Valley … more
Local lawmakers hosted a free Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar on Aug. 15 at the Baldwin Public Library. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, State Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook) and State … more
The shooting death of a Queens imam and his associate as they walked home from afternoon prayer on Aug. 13 in Ozone Park has left Long Island Muslims grief-stricken. While some leaders of local mosques fear that the incident — which activist groups say should be investigated as a hate crime — could lead to more violence against Muslims, they noted that they would continue... more
Police are investigating a robbery that occurred in Baldwin on Monday, Aug. 22, at 1 a.m. According to detectives, two male subjects, armed with a handgun, approached a male victim, 38, while on … more
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