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Members of the El Salvadoran gang MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, have threatened Nassau County and Village of Hempstead police officers, according to County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder. The threats follow the extradition from Maryland this week of Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, known on the street as “the Reaper,” an MS-13 kingpin who is the gang’s highest-ranking member on the East Coast. more
The alleged Northeast kingpin of the international criminal gang MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha, 35-year-old Miguel Angel Corea Diaz, of Laurel, Md., was arraigned on Thursday before Acting Nassau County … more
The Merrick physician facing federal charges of illegally prescribing opioids, and causing the overdose deaths of two South Shore men, began on Wednesday, with prosecutors calling Dr. Michael Belfiore “a dealer, not a healer,” and Belfiore's defense attorney insisting that the doctor is being unfairly prosecuted. more
The Merrick physician facing federal charges of illegally prescribing opioids, and causing the overdose deaths of two South Shore men, began on Wednesday, with prosecutors calling Dr. Michael Belfiore “a dealer, not a healer,” and Belfiore's defense attorney insisting that the doctor is being unfairly prosecuted. more
Elise Damas, director of the Pathway to Citizenship Long Island Program at the Central American Refugee Center in Hempstead, says she is really worried about the possible end to the Temporary Protected Status program for El Salvadorans, Hondurans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans because it could lead to a rise in crime. more
Elaine Duke, former Department of Homeland Security secretary, and current Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced last year that the Temporary Protected Status programs for El Salvador, Guatemala, … more
Federal investigators from the U.S. Postal Service were at a home at Alder Road and Bellmore Avenue on Tuesday morning, where numerous bags were seized. more
Opening arguments were heard on Wednesday in the corruption trial of Former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto. more
Nassau County police identified Massapequa as a hot spot for opioid overdoses, using the department’s new OD Maps software, Commissioner Patrick Ryder announced on March 1. more
The owner of the Puppy Store, in Merrick, was arrested Friday by county SPCA detectives on animal cruelty charges. more
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