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Police arrested Hamilton Croft, 38, from Hewlett on Feb. 8 for allegedly shooting Daniel Flowers, then 20, in July 2011. Flowers, a Freeport resident, died from injuries related to being shot on Jan. … more
Nassau County Police are reporting that there was an attempted kidnapping of a 12 year-old boy in Freeport at 5:04 p.m. on Feb.7.Detectives say the boy was walking north on North Brookside Avenue … 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
Two nurses, one a West Hempstead resident, and a nurse's aid were arrested on Dec. 27 for endangering and neglecting an 81-year-old resident when they failed to respond to the patient’s ventilator alarms, the state attorney general’s office announced yesterday. 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
Freeport Police Officer Sandy De La Cruz, has died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound, said Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy. Officer De La Cruz died at her home in Freeport on Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. 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
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
William Billups, 45, of Hempstead has been charged with Manslaughter in the 2nd degree after a two-car crash in Freeport killed his 33 year-old female companion Wednesday evening, Nov. … more
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