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The death toll was climbing steadily on Monday, less than 24 hours after a lone gunman opened fire with an assault weapon from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas during country music star Jason Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. In the crowd at the Aldean concert was Peter Meehan, 24, of Rockville Centre, who flew to Las Vegas last Thursday to attend the three-day music festival with his girlfriend. more
Roughly two months after the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan reversed New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction, a federal appeals panel overturned those of former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, on Tuesday. more
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced Thursday that a Franklin Square man was arrested for allegedly abandoning a 10-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua mix near the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh on July 19. The dog later died from heat exposure. more
A Wantagh man has been charged with firing shots into his neighbor’s garage door last month, according to the Nassau County Police Department.  Rocko Fox, 20, was arrested on Aug. 22 in … more
With drug arrests and opioid overdoses on the rise in Nassau County, local community and elected leaders from Wantagh, Seaford, Levittown and bordering areas are taking action. To help curb local … more
In the last two years, Nassau County has seen an uptick in heroin and opioid fatal overdoses. According to the district attorney’s office, there were 146 opioid-related deaths in the county … more
Following a broad investigation into the operations of the MS-13 gang, Nassau County officials announced that 41 of its alleged members were indicted on June 15 for multiple acts of violence and conspiracy in Nassau County over the last four years. more
Three members of the Latin Kings street gang were sentenced today for brutally stabbing, beating and kidnapping a member of the Bloods street gang who had entered the window of a Valley Stream home to collect his girlfriend’s belongings in March 2016. more
Fourteen people, including an Elmont man, have been indicted for their alleged roles in running a “large-scale” heroin ring in Nassau, Queens and Brooklyn, according to District Attorney Madeline Singas. Much of the heroin was sold in Long Beach, Hicksville and Levittown. The Rockville Centre Police Department was among the units that helped bust the ring, Singas said. more
A Roosevelt man was sentenced four to 12 years in prison on May 5 for a fatal car crash that killed his girlfriend, Lakeview resident Diamond Hawkins, in 2015. more
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