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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
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
Nassau police say they have seen a 38 percent drop in drug overdose deaths countywide since late February, when they began an aggressive, five-pronged approach to tackling the opioid epidemic. Non-fatal overdoses, meanwhile, are down 23 percent, police said. 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
Two Wantagh men were arrested today for dealing in millions of dollars in counterfeit cell phones and other fake goods — after a four-month joint federal and local investigation. 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
A Wantagh homeowner found two swastikas carved into the sidewalk in front of her home on Brent Drive yesterday, according to Nassau police. Detectives are investigating it as a bias incident. more
U.S. Rep. Peter King met with President Trump and members of Congress at a roundtable meeting on Feb. 6 to discuss the ongoing efforts to fight MS-13, the international gang from El Salvador that is … more
A Rosyln Savings Bank inside a Seaford Stop & Shop was robbed on Feb. 8, according to Nassau County police officials. more
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