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Village of Rockville Centre police officer Anthony Federico left the Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola on March 8 silently as a crush of press surrounded him. His attorney, William Petrillo, … more
A minivan crossing the railroad tracks while the gates were down on Franklin Avenue in Malverne was hit by a train departing the village station at 7 a.m. on March 13. more
Nassau Police said Friday that they apprehended a Farmingdale man who has been arrested and charged with eight burglaries, five of them occurring on the same day in Nassau County late last month. They identified him as Ismael Rahman, 37, of Maple Avenue. more
Baldwin man John Robinson, 23, was sentenced on Feb. 23 to 17 years to life in prison for an October 2015 burglary in Rockville Centre. It occurred on Sherman Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Robinson was … more
Three poor boxes containing donations at Saint Anthony’s Church in Oceanside were found pried open on Monday, according to Nassau County police. more
In the wake of several corruption scandals involving Long Island elected officials, Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) was endorsed by county Democrats on Monday to run for county … more
As thousands of police and civilians stood waiting on Fifth Avenue, and more than 100 SUVs, police cars, ambulances and motorcycles lined the street on a Friday morning in the heart of bustling midtown Manhattan, only one thing was missing. Noise. more
A fatal heroin overdose in Malverne on Dec. 22, and a non-fatal overdose in Valley Stream the next day, led Nassau police to the arrest of four people for the sale and possession of heroin on Monday, Dec. 26 in Port Washington, Valley Stream and Woodside, Queens. more
An unidentified man was found shot at the AL Mini Mart, at 91 Ocean Ave. in Valley Stream, on Dec. 16 around 10:40 p.m., according to officials at the Nassau County Police Department’s 5th Precinct. more
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
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