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Police are looking for three young men who allegedly wrapped the Virgin Mary statue outside St. Joseph’s R.C. Church on Broadway in Hewlett with green-, red- and black-colored tape at noon last Saturday. more
Three people, including residents of Woodmere and Freeport, were arrested for possession of drugs and guns after Nassau County police executed a warrant at Wall Street Gold & Silver on Front Street in Uniondale on Sept. 8. more
A man, 57, walking south across Burnside Avenue about 100 feet west of Rockaway Turnpike in Lawrence on Friday at 10:20 p.m., was struck by a white-colored vehicle that was headed east, according to police. 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
Ashley McDuffie, who grew up in Inwood and graduated from Lawrence High School, was found dead after her body was recovered near Seton Falls Park in the Bronx on Aug. 26, after her boyfriend, Jason Meyers, confessed to killing her, police said. more
Anthony Rey Cruz, 19, of Mott Avenue in Inwood, was arrested at his home for the alleged theft of several electronic devices from an Allen Street home in Lawrence that police said occurred at 3:11 p.m. on Sunday. more
A Bronx man was arrested on three charges, including driving drunk and hitting a bicyclist, on Sunday at 7:08 p.m. in North Woodmere, according to police. 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
Nassau County police are looking for four men who allegedly broke a basement window and entered a home on Colfax Place in North Woodmere at about 3 a.m. on Monday, while four family members were asleep in their bedrooms, police said. more
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