Crime
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Nassau County police have charged a Roosevelt man with a bank robbery in Merrick and a burglary at The Barn convenience store in Lynbrook. Authorities arrested Omar Acosta, of Hale Place in … more
A disbarred attorney from Bellmore was arrested and charged on Thursday with stealing more than $400,000 from an estate that he represented, according to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. 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
Nassau County police raided a North Merrick home at 7:35 p.m. on Aug. 30 and arrested five people after authorities received several reports of “drug activity” at the house. Inside, police said they found 41 grams of raw heroin –– equivalent to 2,000 bags of the drug –– along with marijuana and a loaded 9mm pistol. 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
The Bank of America, at 2020 Merrick Road, was robbed on Aug. 29 at 2:08 p.m., according to Nassau County police. Authorities said a black male wearing black pants and a gray T-shirt entered the … 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 Legislator Laura Curran (D-Baldwin) hosted a Substance Abuse Education Awareness Community Seminar at the Merrick Library on July 28. Curran, who had hosted two previous seminars with … more
Nassau County is in talks to enter a two-year contract with a financial adviser to study a potential public-private partnership for the county’s sewage system, which some officials believe could help mitigate the burden of 10 years of sewage debts. more
Dean and Adam Skelos have scored a victory in their bid to stay out of prison while they appeal their corruption convictions. On Aug. 4, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood granted the father and … more
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