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Nearly four months after an attempted robbery at the Convenience Grocery at 15 Bayview Ave. in Inwood where a store employee, a man, 54, was pistol-whipped and suffered a fractured skull, the man who allegedly fired a gunshot and assaulted the clerk was arrested, police said. more
One of the two men who allegedly robbed a 31-year-old man near the Inwood Long Island Rail Road station last month was arrested by police officers from Nassau County’s Major Case Bureau on May … more
Three members of the Latin Kings street gang were sentenced today for brutally stabbing, beating and kidnapping a member of the Bloods street gang who had entered the window of a Valley Stream home to collect his girlfriend’s belongings in March 2016. more
Fourteen people, including an Elmont man, have been indicted for their alleged roles in running a “large-scale” heroin ring in Nassau, Queens and Brooklyn, according to District Attorney Madeline Singas. Much of the heroin was sold in Long Beach, Hicksville and Levittown. The Rockville Centre Police Department was among the units that helped bust the ring, Singas said. more
A Roosevelt man was sentenced four to 12 years in prison on May 5 for a fatal car crash that killed his girlfriend, Lakeview resident Diamond Hawkins, in 2015. more
A Woodmere woman and a man from Far Rockaway were arrested on April 30 for possession and selling drugs after a non-fatal overdose that occurred in Woodmere last Sunday, police said. more
Two men were arrested for allegedly stealing copper wire from the Haugland Energy material terminal off-site at 2298 Johnson Road in Inwood at 8:05 p.m. on April 30, according to police. more
A pair of Five Towns residents and a Queens rabbi will be sentenced for their part in a scheme to embezzle more than $17 million of city and state funding that was expected to be used for special-needs students between 3-and 5-years-old, who attend the Island Child Development Center in Far Rockaway. more
Hempstead Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino was arrested March 31 and charged with eight counts of wire fraud, tax evasion, making and subscribing to false corporate tax returns, and failing to file a return or pay tax, according to an indictment released March 31 by the U.S. Department of Justice. more
New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
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