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Bethany French Baptist Church, in Elmont, hosted a vigil on July 10 for the recently assassinated Jovenel Moïse, the president of Haiti, who was shot and killed in his home on July 7, as the … more
Nassau police detailed arrests made on Wednesday in Franklin Square for several counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance at a news conference held at the Nassau County Police Department building in Mineola. 26-year-old Anthony Cinelli of Miller Place, along with a passenger, were arrested after officers uncovered both drugs and unlicensed firearms inside Cinelli’s vehicle, which was parked on Franklin Avenue in Franklin Square. A polymer pistol frame, which Ryder deemed part of a “ghost gun,” or homemade firearm, was also inside Cinelli’s car, police said. more
George Blatti, the former Franklin Square-based physician charged with five counts of second-degree murder in 2019 for overprescribing opioid to five drug-addicted patients who died between 2016 and 2018, was denied bail on Wednesday by a Nassau County judge. Blatti, 75, was remanded in March to Nassau County jail with no possibility of bail by the acting State Supreme Court Justice. At a bail hearing on Wednesday, Blatti’s defense attorney, Nancy Bartling, argued that the former physician is no longer a danger to the public because he is no longer able to prescribe medication. Bartling proposed bail of $250,000 or more, along with home confinement, electronic monitoring and passport surrender. more
Nassau County police reported a homicide that occurred at the Floral Park Motel on June 13. Following an investigation, 28-year-old Destinee Lavender, of Elmont, was found dead in the motel, at 30 … more
Gina and Vincent Centauro, co-founders of Rescuing Families, a Franklin Square-based charity that renovates the homes of local families in need, take pride in redirecting the money raised at the … more
As 21-year-old Elmont resident Nafiah Ikram continues the struggle to regain her health after being attacked with acid in her own driveway, Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages, a Democrat … more
Nassau County police in the Fifth Precinct reported the details of a DWI — Leandra’s Law last Saturday in Elmont. According to police, at approximately 11:10 p.m. defendant Bishal P. … more
A Signal 15 comes in over the radio: A stolen vehicle used in a felony — perhaps a bank robbery, maybe a kidnapping — has been pulled over. Officers must quickly assess the situation: Is the vehicle occupant armed? Hostile? Ready to run? 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
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