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    A Long Island man may spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a romantic rival in 2018. Uniondale resident Shavon Goins, 27, has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after being convicted of murder for a March 2018 stabbing that left his rival dead. Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said that at approximately 8:15 p.m. on March 23, 2018, Goins threatened to kill Ravino Bailey, 23, in front of a Dartmouth Street home in Hempstead. Singas said that Goins chased Bailey, who was a romantic rival, around a car and ultimately off the street. The following morning, at 1:44 a.m. on March 24, 2018, Bailey was in the same Dartmouth Street home when...
    Update: An 80-year-old Long Island man who went missing has been located. John Turnbaugh had last been seen leaving his New Hyde Park residence on Monday, Aug. 10 at 11:10 a.m., according to Nassau County Police. On Tuesday morning, Aug. 11, police announced he has been found. Original report: An alert has been issued by police for a missing 80-year-old  Long Island man. John Turnbaugh was last seen leaving his New Hyde Park residence on Monday, Aug. 10 at 11:10 a.m., according to Nassau County Police. He was driving a gray 2019 Honda Accord with New York registration EBC9339. Turnbaugh is 5-foot-9, 140 pounds and gray hair.  He was wearing a blue and white checkered short-sleeve button-down shirt and...
    An alert has been issued by police for a missing 80-year-old  Long Island man. John Turnbaugh, 80,  was last seen leaving his New Hyde Park residence on Monday, Aug. 10 at 11:10 a.m., according to Nassau County Police. He was driving a gray 2019 Honda Accord with New York registration EBC9339. Turnbaugh is 5-foot-9, 140 pounds and gray hair.  He was wearing a blue and white checkered short-sleeve button-down shirt and blue jeans.  According to police, he suffers from a cognitive disorder. Detectives request anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to call Missing Persons Squad at 516- 573-7347 or 911. Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    A suspect is on the loose after a Long Island gas station was burglarized.  The incident happened between midnight and 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 in New Hyde Park, Nassau County Police said. Police officers responded to the Sunoco gas station, located at 205 Jericho Turnpike, for a broken front door.  Upon police arrival, it was found that the glass door was completely shattered by an unknown subject who then had gone inside and taken an unknown amount of US currency and a large number of tobacco products before leaving the store heading in an unknown direction, according to police. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives request anyone with information contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. 
    CEDARHURST, Long Island -- The search is on for a suspect in the assault and attempted robbery of a woman on Long Island.The victim told police she was grabbed around her neck while walking on Alderberg Lane in Cedarhurst late Thursday afternoon.Police say the man then proceeded to throw her to the ground.The victim told the suspect she didn't have any money and that's when he touched her inappropriately.A nearby witness who was driving nearby pressed her horn, authorities say, which caused the suspect to take off.----------* More Long Island news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
    A 15-year-old Long Island girl has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. Shannen Thornton went missing just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, in the Nassau County hamlet of Albertson. Her disappearance was reported to Nassau County Police on Wednesday at 10:20 p.m. She is 5-foot-2, 100 pounds with blonde hair and green eyes, according to police. She was last seen wearing a sleeveless shirt, light-colored hooded sweatshirt, shorts and white sneakers. Detectives request anyone with information regarding her whereabouts call the Missing Persons Squad at (516) 573-7347 or 911. Share this story by clicking on the Facebook icon below. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    A Long Island firefighter and a former police officer is facing charges for allegedly sexually abusing a teenage boy he met through a fire department program. Scott Farber, an East Meadow firefighter who serves on the fire district’s board of commission, was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for alleged sexual misconduct with the 16-year-old in Farber's East Meadow home, according to Nassau County Police. Nassau County Police said that Farber met his victim in the East Meadow Fire Department Junior Program, where Farber is one of the members in charge. The alleged misconduct happened on Saturday, April 18, according to police. Farber, 49, was the vice-chairman of the East Meadow Fire District and previously served as chairman.  He joined the East...
    A woman has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured an 11-year-old  on Long Island. The boy was riding his scooter in Massapequa at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 on Eastgate Road when he was struck by a woman driving an older model two-door red pickup truck, according to Nassau County Police. Police said that the driver then fled the scene and was last seen traveling northbound on Eastgate Road. The boy suffered multiple serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment, police said. He is listed in stable condition. On Wednesday morning, Aug. 5, Nassau County Police announced that 33-year-old  Laura Nucatola, of East Meadow, was charged with leaving the scene of an incident...
    The identity has been released for a man killed after two boats collided on Long Island. The accident happened on Saturday, Aug. 1 at around 6:45 p.m. near Cow Meadow Park in Freeport Creek, Nassau County Police said. All seven passengers were transported to a local hospital in a Nassau County Ambulance.  A 25-year-old man, now identified as Jorge Soto, 25, of Freeport, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead by a hospital staff physician. Four victims had minor injuries, while two passengers sustained serious trauma. The Nassau County Marine Bureau responded to the crash. The investigation into the incident continues.
    The identity has been released for a woman who was fatally shot during an incident on Long Island. It happened just after midnight on Saturday, Aug. 1 in Hempstead. Nassau County Police officers received multiple calls for shots fired through ‘ShotSpotter’ notification and responded to Martin Luther King Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found two women, ages 28 and 29, who had both been shot by an unknown individual. Both were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The 28-year old, now identified as Thiasia Williams, of Amityville, was pronounced dead by a hospital physician shortly after arriving at the hospital, police say. The 29-year old was listed in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives request anyone with information on the...
    Nearly 100,000 Long Islanders have been left without power as whipping winds approaching 80 miles per hour swept through the region as Tropical Storm Isaias sped through the region, leaving millions on the East Coast without power. PSEG Long Island crews were working to repair 2,346 active outages as of 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, which left 95,980 of its 1,162,375 customers without power. There were 71,135 (14.56 percent of their customers) outages reported in Nassau County, with another 24,068 (3.77 percent) outages in Suffolk County. An additional 777 outages were being reported in the Rockaway Peninsula. In Nassau, there were 35,922 outages reported in Hempstead, 16,628 in North Hempstead, and 16,585 in Oyster Bay. In Suffolk, there were...
    A woman from Fairfield County swimming on Long Island who died in an apparent drowning after suffering an episode has been identified, police said. The Nassau County Police Department received a report at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 of a man and woman on a boat in need of assistance in Centre Island near Montecito Road. According to police, while swimming in the water, the woman, now identified as 47-year-old Tawanda Kali, of Stamford, became distressed and required assistance. She was airlifted by a Nassau County Police Aviation unit and transported to an area hospital. Police said that she was pronounced dead at 10:23 a.m. by a doctor. 
    A woman swimming off a Long Island shore died of an apparent drowning after suffering an episode, police said. The Nassau County Police Department received a report at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 of a man and woman on a boat in need of assistance in Centre Island near Montecito Road. According to police, while swimming in the water, the woman became distressed and required assistance. She was airlifted by a Nassau County Police Aviation unit and transported to an area hospital. Police said that the woman was pronounced dead at 10:23 a.m. by a doctor.  The investigation into the death is ongoing.
    An 11-year-old on Long Island suffered serious injuries after being struck by a woman driving a pickup truck, police said. The 11-year-old was riding his scooter at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Eastgate Road in Massapequa on Sunday, Aug. 2 when he was struck by a woman driving an older model two-door red pickup truck. Police said that the driver then fled the scene and was last seen traveling northbound on Eastgate Road. The minor suffered multiple serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He is currently listed in stable condition. According to police, the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information on the hit-and-run has been asked to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-244-TIPS or...
    A female driver in a pick-up truck struck an 11-year-old boy on a scooter on Long Island — then fled, leaving the seriously injured child in the street, police said Monday. The hit-and-run suspect was in an older model, two-door, red pick-up when she struck the victim around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Massapequa in Nassau County, authorities said. The child was on Eastgate Road when he was hit, suffering “multiple serious injuries,’’ they said. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and is in stable condition, cops said. Authorities are looking for the driver, whose pick-up was last seen heading north on Eastgate Road. Photos of her pick-up were released to the press. Cops are asking anyone with...
    FREEPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – One man has died and six more people are hurt from a boat crash on Long Island. Nassau County police are investigating what caused two boats to collide in Freeport Creek. It happened just before 7 p.m. Saturday. Seven people were hospitalized following the huge rescue effort at Cow Meadow Park in Freeport. A 25-year-old man later died from his injuries, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported Sunday. “The damage to the other boat was very significant. You could see that the boat that hit it, literally looked like it drove right through it. And that’s what put those civilians into the water” said Raymond Maguire, executive director of the Freeport Fire Department. MORE: 7 Injured, Boat Split...
    One person was killed and several injured after two boats collided on Long Island. The accident happened on Saturday, Aug. 1 at around 6:45 p.m. near Cow Meadow Park in Freeport Creek. All seven passengers were transported to a local hospital in a Nassau County Ambulance.  A 25-year-old man suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead by a hospital staff physician. Four victims had minor injuries, while two passengers sustained serious trauma. The Nassau County Marine Bureau responded to the crash. The investigation into this incident continues. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    Two women were shot, one fatally, during an incident overnight on Long Island. It happened just after midnight on Saturday, Aug. 1 in Hempstead. Nassau County Police officers received multiple calls for shots fired through ‘ShotSpotter’ notification and responded to Martin Luther King Drive.  Upon arrival, officers found two women, ages 28 and 29, who had both been shot by an unknown individual. Both were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.  The 28-year old was pronounced dead by a hospital physician shortly after arriving at the hospital. The 29-year old is in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives request anyone with information on the homicide contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will...
    A suspect is at large after a man was shot and killed following an altercation outside a Long Island house. It happened around 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 in Amityville. Suffolk County Police First Precinct officers responded to the scene after a 911 caller reported a man had been shot, which occurred after an altercation, in front of a home on North Somerset Road. The shooter then fled the scene. When officers arrived, they found Elbert Wright, 28, of Massapequa, dead from a gunshot wound. The investigation is continuing.  Detectives are asking anyone with information on the incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    A gang-affiliated accused murderer slashed a Nassau County correction officer in the neck this week inside a Long Island jail, allegedly using the victim’s own uniform name tag as a weapon, union officials said Friday. The officer was escorting inmate Westley Witts to the mental observation housing area in the Nassau County Correctional Facility just after 10:30 a.m. Thursday when the Bloods gang member allegedly pulled the officer into the cell and assaulted him, according to union officials. As a second officer responded, three other inmates — two of whom were also known gang members — allegedly ran into the cell and began attacking both officers, officials said. Witts, 31, then allegedly slashed the first officer with a metal...
    A gang-affiliated accused murderer slashed a Nassau County correction officer in the neck this week inside a Long Island jail, allegedly using the victim’s own uniform name tag as a weapon, union officials said Friday. The officer was escorting inmate Westley Witts to the mental observation housing area in the Nassau County Correctional Facility just after 10:30 a.m. Thursday when the Bloods gang member allegedly pulled the officer into the cell and assaulted him, according to union officials. As a second officer responded, three other inmates — two of whom were also known gang members — allegedly ran into the cell and began attacking both officers, officials said. Witts, 31, then allegedly slashed the first officer with a metal name...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- Swimming was being allowed at beaches on Long Island Thursday, but now with the addition of a "Shark Patrol" in one town.Hempstead announced they were starting a "Shark Patrol" after several recent sightings. Nassau County will also have enhanced helicopter patrols and intensified marine ocean patrols, following two days of six shark sightings.The "Shark Patrol" consists of a "Jet Ski" watercraft and the deployment of a team of lifeguards on a Bay Constable boat to monitor the waters as needed during this period of shark sightings.EMBED More News Videos A new "Shark Patrol" will be out on the water after nearly a dozen sightings in three days in the waters off Long Island So far,...
    “Shark Week” has come early on Long Island, forcing officials to shut down some beaches and increase patrols after several sightings. There have been multiple shark sightings off Long Island beaches this week, prompting some waters to be temporarily shut off to swimmers and for extra safety patrols in the area. Hempstead announced that they were starting a “Shark Patrol” that consists of jet-ski and team of lifeguards on a Bay Constable boat to monitor the waters due to the uptick in sightings. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran also said that there will be additional aerial and marine patrols after at least six sharks were spotted in the past few days.“ "Following two days of shark sightings along the south...
    Ocean swimming in Nassau County has been temporarily suspended after the latest shark sighting off the shore of a local beach. The latest shark sighting - at least the fifth in the past few days - was spotted off Nickerson Beach at approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, officials said. The shark was believed to be between six and eight feet in length. Earlier story - Latest Long Island Shark Sighting Shuts Down Swimming At Jones Beach The swimming suspension came shortly after Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that police would be increasing aerial and Marine patrols off the coasts of county beaches following the recent sightings. “Following two days of shark sightings along the south shore of...
    NICKERSON BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – After six reported shark sightings in the past two days along a stretch of South Shore Nassau beaches, officials are taking no chances with swimmers’ safety. Several beaches shut down over the past two days. Wednesday, officials in Nassau County announced a new plan to keep beachgoers safe. “If anything is spotted too close to shore, or displaying erratic or aggressive behavior, our pilots will immediately get that information to all beaches and lifeguards, no matter what their jurisdiction,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. Enhanced helicopter patrols have been launched over the shoreline, and intensified marine ocean scanning by boats and lifeguards with binoculars. That’s how the most recent sighting was spotted. “We have...
    HEMPSTEAD, Nassau County (WABC) -- After two days of shark sightings in the waters off Long Island, beaches are open Wednesday but with limited swimming and extra precautions in place.Nassau County will have "enhanced helicopter patrols" over the shoreline as well as intensified marine ocean patrols in order to help alert beachgoers and swimmers of the presence of sharks.Swimming will be limited to waist level at some of Nassau's South Shore beaches, including Hempstead's beaches, which opened at 10 a.m. Jones Beach is fully reopened to swimming, but lifeguards remain on high alert.Three more shark sightings were reported Tuesday, including bull sharks spotted off Atlantic Beach and Point Lookout by lifeguards, according to Hempstead Town Supervisor Donald Clavin.EMBED More News...
    Long Island is well-represented in Niche’s brand-new 2020 Best Places to Live list. Crime, quality of schools, things to do, and cost of living were among the factors used in determining the rankings. Other factors are listed here. The No. 1-rated municipality to live in the New York City metropolitan area is Jericho, which is cited for its top-rated school district and rich history. You can view the entry on Jericho here. Great Neck Gardens ranks second in the metro area, with Great Neck Estates No. 3, Great Neck Plaza No. 4, Kensington No. 5 and Syosset No. 6. One other Long Island municipality -- University Gardens -- made the Top 10 at No. 10. Stony Brook, at No. 82, is...
    More than 1,000 people packed Eisenhower Park in Long Island, New York, on Saturday, holding “thin blue line” and American flags for a “Back the Blue” rally. The nonprofit group Law Enforcement Officers Weekend sponsored the rally, which drew visitors from across Long Island and New York City, who came from police departments and members of the community, the Long Island Press reported. Many others showed up wearing gear supporting President Donald Trump. Nassau County Police Benevolent Association President James McDermott, a police union leader who spoke at the rally, said Nassau County is “immune” to the issues of discrimination plaguing law enforcement across the country. “We don’t have these problems here in Nassau County,” McDermott said. “We have tremendous...
    Musician Ted Nugent on Saturday backed out of singing the National Anthem at a "Back the Blue" demonstration, citing quarantine orders and Nassau Countys protest protocols. "After being reminded of New York States quarantine orders and Nassau Countys protest protocols, Ted Nugent will no longer be attending tomorrows march in Eisenhower Park," Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said in a statement.  Six Democratic Nassau County lawmakers on Thursday slammed the Police Benevolent Association for inviting Nugent, known for his outspoken conservative political views and advocacy of gun ownership rights and hunting, to sing at their event. "During his life in the public eye, Ted Nugent has consistently espoused racist, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-Semitic and xenophobic bile," the legislators wrote in their...
    A suspect is at large following an attempted robbery overnight on Long Island. The incident happened around 12:45 a.m. on Friday, July 25 in Hicksville. According to detectives, a female victim, 48, exited her vehicle parked on Grand Avenue, when she was approached by a male subject who displayed a black handgun and demanded money, Nassau County Police said.  The victim immediately began yelling for help and the subject fled the scene heading westbound on 4th Street. No injuries were reported. The subject is described as being 5-foot-5 with a thin build and tan skin, police said. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, a black face mask and glasses. Detectives request anyone with information to call Nassau...
    WANTAGH, Nassau County (WABC) -- Quick thinking by an off-duty officer in Nassau County helped save the life of an 80- year old woman.The woman fell into the water and became trapped under a dock at the Wantagh Park Marina Wednesday afternoon.An off-duty Nassau County Police Department Aviation Unit officer happened to be walking past at the time.He ripped up the boards of the dock and held the woman's head above water while he waited for more help.She was alert and conscious when she was taken to the hospital.----------* More Long Island news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    (CNN)A Long Island man allegedly created a fake death certificate to avoid being sentenced for unrelated charges but a typo on the certificate gave him away, prosecutors said. Robert Berger, 25, was charged Tuesday with offering a false instrument for filing, according to the Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas.Berger was previously charged with fourth-degree possession of stolen property in December 2018 and third-degree attempted grand larceny in June 2019, and pleaded guilty to both charges, according to a press release from Singas' office.He was due to be sentenced on October 22, 2019. But at the sentencing hearing, Berger's former attorney, Meir Moza, said Berger had died, according to the district attorney's office.Moza gave the court a copy of Berger's...
    Hateful graffiti was found spray-painted on a Long Island elementary school, nearby vehicles, and other property, police said. Officers from the Nassau County Police Department were dispatched to Newbridge Elementary School on Bellmore Avenue in Bellmore overnight when there was reports of graffiti that was done by an unknown suspect. Police said that the graffiti took place between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21 in Bellmore. The investigation determined that the graffiti was found in six locations near Bellmore Avenue, including on buildings, vehicles, and fences. The graffiti includes signage that says: “Bellmore SON,” “Kill All Cops,” and “(Expletive Deleted) The Cops.” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran addressed the graffiti on social media, posting: “Let me...
    BELLMORE, Long Island (WABC) -- Nassau County police are trying to figure out who sprayed graffiti on buildings, cars and fences overnight -- including at an elementary school.The graffiti, some of which was anti-police, was discovered Tuesday at Newbridge Elementary School on Bellmore Avenue.It was also found as six other locations nearby.Police believe it was done sometimes overnight between 2 a.m and 3 a.m.Detectives request anyone with information contact the First Squad at 1-516-573-6153 or Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.RELATED | NJ Chinese restaurant vandalized with racist COVID-19 graffiti----------* More Long Island news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    This image provided by the Nassau County District Attorney's office in Mineola, N.Y., shows a fake death certificate with some information redacted by the DA's Office. Robert Berger tried faking his death to avoid a jail sentence, but the phony death certificate his lawyer submitted had a glaring spelling error that made it a dead giveaway for a fraud, prosecutors said Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Nassau County District Attorney's Office via AP)This image provided by the Nassau County District Attorney's office in Mineola, N.Y., shows a fake death certificate with some information redacted by the DA's Office. Robert Berger tried faking his death to avoid a jail sentence, but the phony death certificate his lawyer submitted had a glaring spelling...
    A Long Island man facing prison time for two felony charges allegedly attempted to fake his own death using a typo-riddled phony death certificate, authorities announced. Huntington resident Robert Berger, 25, has been charged with faking his own death and using his attorney to provide a Nassau County District Attorney prosecutor with a false death certificate to allegedly avoid being sentenced on two open cases. Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said that Berger had been facing sentencing on two felony charges in two unrelated cases in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. Berger had previously pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property when he was caught in a stolen Lexus in 2018 and attempted grand larceny for attempting to...
    Know them? Police investigators on Long Island are attempting to locate a pair of suspects who assaulted a 7-Eleven clerk and robbed the business after being refused service for not wearing a mask during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Shortly before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, a man walked into 7-Eleven on Mill Road in Hewlett without wearing a mask, police said. When the clerk refused to serve him, the unknown suspect (pictured above on the left) grabbed the employee by the thread, applied pressure, and exited the store while still choking him. A second suspect (on the right above) allegedly then threw the clerk to the ground, causing him to land on his face. The two walked...
    Hundreds of people had to be dispersed from a Long Island beach for failing to socially distance and not wearing face coverings amid the COVID-19 crisis. Long Beach and Nassau County police broke up a crowd of approximately 800 people who gathered on the beach and boardwalk near Edwards Boulevard late on Saturday, July 18. No arrests were made, police said, and no injuries were reported. Officers responded after receiving complaints of open alcohol containers, loud noise, and teens gathering in the area. According to reports, some became combative with the responding officers, including bottles being thrown at them and police cars. Following the mass gathering, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran condemned the party-goers in a statement as Long Island...
    A late-night State Police stop on the New York State Thruway in Westchester led to the arrest of a wanted Long Island man who was allegedly in possession of more than eight ounces of marijuana. Troopers stopped Uniondale resident Matthew Millington, 20, shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14 after he committed multiple traffic violations on I-95 in Harrison. During the subsequent traffic stop, police said that the troopers were given cause to search Millington’s vehicle, and he was found to be in possession of 8.1 ounces of marijuana. Police noted that Millington’s driver’s license had been suspended, and there was an active warrant out for his arrest in Nassau County due to a parole violation. Millington was arrested...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A worker at a group facility on Long Island allegedly abused a woman and forced her to eat tainted food, Nassau County Police said. (credit: Nassau County Police) Wanda Shorts, 56, of Brooklyn, was arrested late at night on July 17 for an incident that happened on April 6, according to police. Detectives said Shorts, while working at a group facility in Syosset, struck a 34-year-old woman several times and mistreated her. They said Shorts forced the women to eat “befouled” food, but did not provide further details. Shorts was charged with endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person. Nassau County detectives are asking anyone who may have had a similar experience with...
    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Several public buildings on Long Island will serve as cooling centers this week. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is encouraging seniors and parents of young children to use them to help beat the heat. Cooling centers can be found at the following locations: Cantiague Park Administration Office – 480 W John St, Hicksville, NY Conference Room Open 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Wantagh Administration Building – 1 King Rd, Wantagh, NY Community Room Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mitchel Field Administration Building – 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Uniondale, NY First Floor Open 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Masks will be required and all other COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed....
    Nassau County police brass this week ordered on-duty cops to avoid the Big Apple unless accompanied or approved by a supervisor, according to a memo issued days after Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill making it a criminal offense for officers to use a chokehold on a suspect. The memo, issued Friday, outlines the city’s new “unlawful methods of restraint” law and notes violators could end up with a year in jail. “In light of the above law, members shall not conduct police business in New York City unless it has been approved by their Commanding Officer,” according to the document. Nassau cops now must be accompanied by a supervisor, notify the local precinct of their activities “unless...
    LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- Nassau County says it has found new landscapers who love their job.County Executive Laura Curran announced Friday she is putting goats to work this summer by naturally mowing some of Nassau County Parks denser and harder to cut grassland.The innovative and cost-effective program harnesses the power of hardy goats to easily traverse over rocks and hills, mowing down weeds, overgrown brush, invasive plants and other dense vegetation that's too tough for humans and conventional motorized equipment.Six goats are being brought in to cut the grass in some of the county's parks. Since they do it by eating the grass, the county saves on manpower and gas for lawnmowers.The county is getting the goats from a local...
    Goats are the new lawn mowers in 2020. The Goats on the Go program, announced Friday in Nassau County, enlists the help of six local goats from Old Bethpage Village Restoration to chomp away at pesky brush. Unlike motorized landscaping equipment, goats mow down overgrown weeds and other vegetation without disturbing the earth — and they don’t leave behind toxic chemicals. They’re not picky eaters, either. Goats have the ability to consume various kinds of plants — including poison ivy — and are known to eat Christmas trees when the holidays are over and clear dried plants prone to brush fires. In their wake, they leave soil-enriching manure, which they push into the ground with their hooves. “Grazing...
    A woman had to be airlifted out of the Old Bethpage Restoration after suffering a skull fracture when the golf cart she was in crashed into a tree, police said. A 25-year-old employee was operating a Nassau County Park golf cart at approximately 5:30 p.m. on the trails of the Old Bethpage Restoration on Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage with a 25-year-old female employee as his passenger. Police said that as two trails converged on the site, the utility cart left the trail and struck a tree, causing the passenger to suffer a fractured skull. Nassau County Eighth Precinct Police officers responded along with the Nassau County Aviation Unit, which transported the woman by helicopter for treatment at...
    Nearly 400 employees of different Nassau County institutions have been had their identities stolen and used to file false unemployment claims during a scheme that started at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the identities of 380 people working for Northwell Health, Nassau County Community College, Hofstra University, the Villages of Valley Stream, East Williston, and Herricks, several Nassau County school districts and other smaller organizations have been stolen by the fraud rings, which submitted false claims to unemployment, said Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas. The scheme, which began in early March, involves claims for hundreds of thousands of dollars in unemployment benefits, Singas said. The claims can result in weekly unemployment benefits payments ranging from $104 to...
    The identity has been released of a teenager found shot and killed near a busy Long Island intersection. It happened on Saturday, July 11 just before midnight in Roslyn. The victim, now identified as 17-year-old Jarol Hernandez, of Hempstead, was on the ground when officers arrived in the vicinity of Northern Boulevard and Museum Drive, according to Nassau County Police detectives.  Hernandez had suffered from multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead by a Nassau County Police Medic at the scene.  The investigation is ongoing. Detectives request anyone with information contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
    UNIONDALE, Long Island (WABC) -- Nassau County is on a path to bring the New York Islanders back to the Nassau Coliseum of the 2020-21 season, officials say.On Tuesday, County Executive Laura Curran announced that there was progress on a plan for the future of the Coliseum and the development of the Nassau Hub site.RELATED: 2020 NHL Playoffs guide"The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum housed so many of Long Island's important moments, including the New York Islanders and their historic Stanley Cup run, the excitement of 'Dr. J' Julius Erving and the New York Nets and decades of memorable concerts, shows and professional sporting events," said Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin.Back in June, it was reported that the Coliseum was going...
    Residents of one Long Island hamlet say they are being overrun by rats and are spotting them day and night.  It's happening in the hamlet of Plainview in the Town of Oyster Bay where residents are saying their neighborhood is infested with a rash of the rodents and have seen them everywhere, including on a fence line, swimming in a pool, and in yards. One resident told ABC 7 Eyewitness News, she has lived in her neighborhood for more than 21 years and had never had an issue with rats in the past. Officials with the Nassau County Department of Health inspected last week and confirmed a rodent infestation, but said they do not provide extermination services. According to information available on...
    NEW YORK -- A single mother on Long Island says she is the target of ongoing threats and racist harassment at her home.Jennifer McLeggan, a registered nurse, owns a home on Sapir Street in Valley Stream. She claims a man has been throwing feces and dead squirrels in her yard.McLeggan says she has a video of him committing the acts, and he has allegedly threatened her saying she can "'be erased."TAKE ACTION: Find resources to help with equality, justice and race issuesMcLeggan moved into the home two and a half years ago, but her suburban dream quickly turned into a nightmare when her next door neighbors, who are white, made it clear she was not welcome. The single mom claims...
    VALLEY STREAM, Long Island -- A single mother on Long Island says she is the target of ongoing threats and racist harassment at her home.Jennifer McLeggan, a registered nurse, owns a home on Sapir Street in Valley Stream. She claims a man has been throwing feces and dead squirrels in her yard.McLeggan says she has video of him committing the acts, and he as allegedly threatened her saying she can "'be erased."RELATED: Experts talk psychology behind recent videos showing people behaving badlyEMBED More News Videos Americans have been subjected to and been fascinated by what has become an almost daily parade of people behaving badly, all caught on camera. We talked to Stanley Roberts and a Bay Area professor who...
    PLAINVIEW, Long Island (WABC) -- Residents of a neighborhood in Plainview tell Eyewitness News their neighborhood is infested with rats."A rat ran across my fence line, and I kind of just stood there in shock thinking, 'Wow, I've never seen that before here," said Yolanda Coveney.Coveney has lived on Halcourt Drive for 21 years and said she has never seen a rat."I've seen raccoons knock over my garbage," she said.Eyewitness News obtained videos of a rat swimming in a resident's pool and another running through a garden - both in broad daylight.Gloria Geraci, who lives on Burton Avenue, said she has seen several rats on her property in the last few weeks.RELATED | More Nassau County news"This is too great...
    VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (AP) — Supporters are rallying around a single mother in suburban Long Island who said she’s the target of longstanding harassment by a neighbor who has thrown feces and dead squirrels in her yard. “My neighbors have been racially harassing me since I purchased my home,” Jennifer McLeggan, a registered nurse with a 2-year-old daughter, said on a handwritten sign covering her front door in Valley Stream. McLeggan told WABC it began with complaints about her unkempt yard and escalated into something more sinister. McLeggan, who is Black, said the white man next door has told her to “go back to where I came from,” had his friends spit on her yard, has taken a blow torch...
    An investigation is underway after a man was found shot and killed near a busy Long Island intersection. It happened on Saturday, July 11 just before midnight in Roslyn. The victim, an unidentified man, was on the ground when officers arrived in the vicinity of Northern Boulevard and Museum Drive, according to Nassau County Police detectives.  The victim had suffered from multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead by a Nassau County Police Medic at the scene. His age has not been released. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives request anyone with information contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    A suspect is on the loose after a woman was robbed at gunpoint in the lobby of a Long Island apartment. It happened on Thursday, July 9 at around 9:05 a.m. in Hempstead. An unknown man approached a 37-year-old woman in the lobby of 15 Elk Street, took out a handgun and ordered her to hand over money, according to Nassau County Police detectives.  The victim complied and the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured. The suspect is described as being Hispanic, 19-20 years old, 5-foot-3, 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, police said. He was wearing black jeans and a dark T-shirt. No further description is available. Detectives request anyone...
    A man who pointed a gun at a used car salesman's head during a prospective transaction is on the loose after stealing cash and other items during an armed robbery on Long Island, police said. Police said that a man walked into Top Choice Auto Inc. on Sunrise Highway in Massapequa Park at approximately 11:40 a.m. on Friday, July 10, inquiring about purchasing a vehicle. While speaking with a 52-year-old employee, the suspect pulled out a black pistol and pointed it at the employee’s head, demanding money and his belongings. According to police, the employee complied and handed over his cell phone, a Rolex watch, cash, and other items. The suspect then fled on foot on Sunrise Highway in an...
    A 27-year-old man holding on to his kayak without a life jacket was rescued in the Long Island Sound  It happened on Wednesday, July 8 at around 11 p.m. off the coast of Oyster Bay, approximately half mile from Center Island, Nassau County Police said. Nassau County Marine Bureau 5 discovered the man yelling for help. He was then recovered from the water by Marine Bureau and brought back to shore.  He was treated by Nassau County medical personnel and in stable condition.
    A 27-year-old man holding on to his kayak without a life jacket was rescued in the Long Island Sound  It happened on Wednesday, July 8 at around 11 p.m. off the coast of Oyster Bay, approximately half mile from Center Island, Nassau County Police said. Nassau County Marine Bureau 5 discovered the man yelling for help. He was then recovered from the water by Marine Bureau and brought back to shore.  He was treated by Nassau County medical personnel and in stable condition.
    The identity has been released of a man killed in a shooting at a Long Island home that injured two others. It happened on Saturday, July 4 at about 11:15 p.m. in North Massapequa. According to Nassau County Police detectives, units responded to West Drive for a radio assignment for shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers discovered multiple victims had been shot by an unknown individual.  The 21-year-old victim, now identified as Rashawn Cummings, 21 of Hempstead, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The two others were transported via private auto to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. This incident is still under investigation. Detectives request anyone with information contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers...
    LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- Long Island is entering the final phase of reopening, Phase 4.Many places will be able to reopen, but not everything.Museums and aquariums are some of the low-risk indoor arts and entertainment that will be allowed.Phase 4 also means some higher education can resume as well as film and movie production."Some higher education as well, film and movie production can resume, which is very exciting for us, its actually a huge revenue generator for Nassau County," Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said. "We've got some fabulous studios, Gold Coast, Grumman, HBO is building a set for a very big ambitious show right here in Nassau, very exciting."Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone calls Phase 4 an important step...
    LONG ISLAND (WABC) -- As Long Island enters Phase 4 Wednesday and more tourist attractions can open, officials warn that 15% to 25% of Nassau County's positive test results are people from out of state."Up to a quarter of our new cases over the past two to three weeks come from out of state," Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said Tuesday. "It's a really big concern as we watch the map. We are asking if you are coming to visit Nassau County, we have done a really good job here of containing the virus, of stopping the spread. And I think we've proven right here that we can reopen. We are going to get into Phase 4 tomorrow. We can...
    EAST MEADOW, Nassau County (WABC) -- A new campaign launched Tuesday on Long Island, encouraging women to get mammograms.Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced the new initiative in an effort to renew a push for more cancer and breast cancer screenings on Long Island.The initiative includes a mobile mammogram van, or "mammovan," designed to detect breast cancer early.Nassau University Medical Center has the latest 3D imaging technology to detect breast cancer and is now available to residents outside of a formal hospital setting.This comes as breast cancer screenings have been way down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.----------* More Long Island news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube...
    Know him? Police investigators on Long Island have released photos of a man who planned and executed an elaborate heist at a local Chinese restuarant. The Nassau County Police Department issued an alert for a wanted man who allegedly pried off the lock mechanism on the front door of May King Chinese Restaurant on Long Beach Road in Oceanside at 2:51 a.m. on Sunday, June 14. According to police, once inside, the suspect removed the SD card on the security cameras to prevent staff from pulling out video footage, and proceeded to steal an undisclosed amount of cash. Photos of the masked suspect can be seen above. No other descriptive information has been provided by police investigators, who are...
    Four suspects are at all large after a violent robbery at a Long Island hotel. It happened on Monday, July 6 at 1:30 a.m. at the Ramada Hotel located at 1000 Sunrise Highway in Baldwin. The four entered a 27-year-old male victim’s room, punched him and held him down while they took his property, Nassau County Police said.  They fled the scene in an unknown direction in a white sedan. The four are described as black men, with no further descriptions available, police said. Detectives request anyone with information contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.
    An investigation is underway after a man was found unresponsive in a pool on Long Island. Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct police officers responded to a Stony Brook home on Harmon Court at approximately 2 p.m. Sunday, July 5 after Anthony Leo, 78, of Freeport, was found unresponsive in a pool outside the residence. Leo was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
    Police are investigating an incident in which a passenger in an Audi fire at least one shot on Long Island. It happened on Saturday, July 4 at approximately 10:05 p.m. in Elmont. According to Nassau County Police detectives, Fifth Precinct officers responded to a call for shots fired on Fourth Street.  Upon arrival, it was determined that the passenger in the black Audi SUV reached out of the window and fired at least one round straight up into the air.  The vehicle was traveling northbound on Fourth Street and turned eastbound onto Belmont Avenue. There were no injuries or property damage reported. There is no description of the occupants of the vehicle involved in this incident. Detectives request anyone with information...
    NORTH MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a home on Long Island on July 4. Units responded to reports of shots fired at the home on West Drive in North Massapequa around 11:15 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, officers found multiple victims were shot by an unknown suspect, according to police. A 21-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims were taken to the hospital in stable condition. Anyone with information is being urged to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.  
    Three people were shot, one fatally, in an overnight incident at a Long Island home. It happened on Saturday, July 4 at about 11:15 p.m. in North Massapequa. According to Nassau County Police detectives, units responded to West Drive for a radio assignment for shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers discovered multiple victims had been shot by an unknown individual.  A 21-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two other victims, both men, were transported via private auto to a local hospital. They are listed in stable condition. This incident is still under investigation. Detectives request anyone with information contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous. This is a developing story. Check...
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — So many July 4th traditions have been canceled, but that doesn’t mean the summer menu will suffer. On a broiling hot day at the beach, how about a nice cool beverage or ice cream treat? That day has come to Long Island. At multiple Long Island beaches, swimming pools and parks, food trucks have just been given the go-ahead this holiday and beyond after Nassau County lobbied the state. “We actually made the case that if we could have restaurants open throughout the pandemic doing take-out and delivery, why not treat the concessions the same way?” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said. RELATED STORY: Playgrounds, Campgrounds, Swimming Pools & Dog Parks Allowed To Reopen On Long...
    The name of the victim of a fatal stabbing on Long Island in which the suspect is at large has been released. Ir happened on Sunday, June 28 at 9 p.m. in Hempstead. According to Nassau County Police detectives, a 49-year-old man, now identified as Andre Garry, of West Hempstead, was walking on Fulton Avenue at the corner of Terrace Avenue when he was stabbed by an unknown man after a verbal altercation.  The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction, police said.  Garry was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries. The suspect is described as a black male, police said. No further description is available. This incident remains...
    An MS-13 gang member on Long Island may spend the rest of his life in prison for his role in a murder spree in Nassau County and Queens. Yonathan “Turbo” Sanchez, 24, has been sentenced to 34 years to life in prison after pleading guilty in March to two counts of second-degree murder. On Dec. 15, 2018, 23-year-old Ian Cruz, a perceived enemy of MS-13 - a gang on Long Island - was lured to Bayswater Point State Park in Far Rockaway with the promise of drugs and sex, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.  He allegedly met with a 13-year-old girl, walked to the park, where Sanchez, Carlos Guerra, and a teenage boy hid with guns and knives....
    NASSAU COUNTY (WABC) -- Roughly six weeks after 7 On Your Side Investigates first exposed that Nassau Community College was planning to eliminate two programs serving students with autism, those programs were officially restored Monday with the approval of the college's proposed 2020-2021 budget by the Nassau County Legislature.In May, when the Legislature learned of the college's plans to cut the ASPIRES and Achilles programs while adding to their financial reserves, the County Legislature responded by writing college leadership a letter refusing to approve the annual budget until both programs had been fully restored."This is a very important issue to us and we were willing to take a stand even if it meant taking a stand on the entire budget,"...
    Police on Long Island are searching for two men who allegedly robbed and attacked another man walking down a city street. Nassau County Police reported the incident took place around 10:25 p.m., Saturday, June 27, in North Woodmere. According to detectives, a 30-year-old man was walking in the vicinity of the Doxy Fishing area on Branch Boulevard when he was approached by two unknown males.  One of the males allegedly grabbed money from the victim's pocket while the other punched him in the face, causing severe pain, police said.  Both men fled in an unknown direction.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment. The suspects are described as Black males wearing all black clothing.  Detectives...
    A suspect is at large after a fatal stabbing on Long Island. Ir happened on Sunday, June 28 at 9 p.m. in Hempstead. According to Nassau County Police detectives, a 49-year-old man was walking on Fulton Ave. at the corner of Terrace Ave. when he was stabbed by an unknown man after a verbal altercation.  The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction, police said.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries. The suspect is described as a black male, police said. No further description is available. This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the above incident is asked to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers...
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — On Long Island, Nassau County officials are working toward conducting classes in person beginning this September. County executive Laura Curran says she’s talking to education stakeholders to figure out a plan. “There are so many moving parts — what do you do with buses, what do you do with little tiny kids in kindergarten who don’t know about social distancing, teachers who may be vulnerable, how do you sort out the cafeteria? So much to think about,” she said. RELATED STORY: On Last Day Of School For NYC Students, Chancellor Says Goal Is To Return Sept. 10 Curran also said the county numbers continue to decline with less than 1% testing positive over the past 24...
    NORTH LAWRENCE, Nassau County (WABC) -- Police in Nassau County say they arrested a man for forcibly touching a girl in her own bed.Norbin Mayorga, 30, is accused of breaking into a home in North Lawrence Wednesday morning through an unlocked window.Police say he then sat on the girl's bed, while her brother slept in the same room.The suspect then took out a knife, and said he would kill the girl and her brother if she screamed, police added.When the girl screamed, the suspect ran off. He was later arrested at his home.Mayorga is charged with first degree burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, and forcible touching.He is due in court in Mineola on Thursday.----------* More Long Island news* Send...
    A Long Island podiatrist has been charged with forcibly touching one of his patients. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 10 at 11:15 a.m. in the village of Muttontown in the town of Oyster, Nassau County Police said. According to detectives, Mark Gresser, 62, of Mount Sinai, while acting in his capacity as a podiatrist, forcibly touched a 42-year-old female patient.  The incident occurred at the NY College of Health Professionals located at 6801 West Jericho Turnpike, police said. After an investigation, Gresser was arrested without incident on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:15 a.m. Gresser has been charged with two counts of forcible touching. He was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Mineola. Detectives request anyone who may have...
    A Long Island podiatrist has been charged with forcibly touching one of his patients. The incident occurred on Tuesday, March 10 at 11:15 a.m. in the village of Muttontown in the town of Oyster, Nassau County Police said. According to detectives, Mark Gresser, 62, of Mount Sinai, while acting in his capacity as a podiatrist, forcibly touched a 42-year-old female patient.  The incident occurred at the NY College of Health Professionals located at 6801 West Jericho Turnpike, police said. After an investigation, Gresser was arrested without incident on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:15 a.m. Gresser has been charged with two counts of forcible touching. He was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Mineola. Detectives request anyone who may have...
    A gathering of more than 1,500 mostly high school students on Long Island went from peaceful to violent when some individuals allegedly threw bottles at police cars and set-off fireworks aimed at officers. The incident took place in Nassau County around 8 p.m., on Saturday, June 20, when a Long Beach Police officer conducting a beach patrol at Ocean Beach Park came upon the large crowd, the department said. Additional officers responded to the area in the vicinity of Edwards Boulevard determined that the gathering was unannounced and consisted mostly of high school students from various school districts, the department said. "These individuals were respectful and peaceful," the department said. "However, several unidentified individuals threw bottles at police vehicles and...
    A red-tailed hawk that was stuck in the front grill of a pickup truck was saved by a police officer on Long Island. The Nassau County Police Department said the rescue took place around 6:20 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, in Freeport. According to police, two Marine Bureau officers were driving to work in a personal vehicle when they spotted a black Dodge Ram 1500 parked near the intersection of Merrick Road and Buffalo Avenue that had a bird stuck in its front bumper.  The officers stopped and upon closer inspection realized that it was a red-tailed hawk and that it was still alive.  The red-tailed hawk after it was saved.Nassau County Police DepartmentThe officers were able to safely remove the...
    New surveillance photos have been released of two men who are still proving elusive to detectives on Long Island after allegedly causing hundreds of thousands of damage at an area beach club last week. The Nassau County Police Department issued a new alert with additional surveillance photos as they attempt to identify and locate two men who allegedly broke into the Catalina Beach Club on Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach late on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12. Earlier story - Duo Wanted For Causing $200K In Damage, Stealing Cash From Long Island Beach ClubPolice said that the two suspects broke into the beach club, stole food, drinks, and cash before using a pickaxe and shovel to cause $200,000 worth...
    A man who had allegedly had too much to drink was rescued from a boat on Long Island Sound. The incident took place in Nassau County around 10:27 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, in Oyster Bay, said the Nassau County Police. According to police, the department's boat Marine 6 and Helicopter 4 received a call for a medical emergency in the Long Island Sound approximately one mile north of Lloyd Harbor.  Upon arrival, units discovered a man on a boat in and out of consciousness, apparently due to severe intoxication, police said. The man was rescued by Marine 6 and transported to the Oyster Bay boat ramp where he was taken to a local hospital by a Nassau County ambulance for...
    Update: A Long Island woman who went missing has been found. Sharon Bader, 73, had last been seen leaving her residence in Cedarhurst on Monday, June 15 just before 2 p.m., said Nassau County Police. Her disappearance was reported to the police at 7:50 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday afternoon, June 16, police announced she has been located. Original report: A Long Island woman has gone missing and authorities are asking the public's help in locating her. Sharon Bader, 73, was last seen leaving her residence in Cedarhurst on Monday, June 15 just before 2 p.m., said Nassau County Police. Her disappearance was reported to the police at 7:50 p.m. Monday. She is described as being 5-foot-2, 100 pounds with gray hair and...
    A teenager was allegedly intoxicated by drugs when he was busted by police in the driver's seat of a car with a 14-year-old passenger while parked on a sidewalk on Long Island. Nassau County Police officers responded to the intersection of Oakley Street and Clocks Boulevard in Massapequa shortly after 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16. Upon arrival at the intersection, officers found a black 2005 Ford Mustang partially parked on the sidewalk, police said. It is alleged that West Islip resident Francisco Rivera, 18, was found sitting in the driver’s seat of the Mustang with a 14-year old passenger.  The subsequent investigation determined that Rivera was allegedly intoxicated, and he was placed under arrest for alleged impaired...
    Nassau County officials are defending police officers who made arrests during a seemingly peaceful Black Lives Matter protest and were caught on videos that went viral, drawing national headlines. On Friday, June 12, dozens of protesters made their way from the East Meadow Mall onto the Hempstead Turnpike, leading to the arrest of several Long Islanders, and drawing the ire of some when the videos were made public. Scenes of the police interaction with the protesters led to multiple viral videos, some of which drew millions of viewers. In the videos, Nassau County Police can be seen and heard directing the protesters, some of whom objected, prompting officers to subdue them, leading to an outcry of anger from others in...
    Nassau County officials are defending police officers who made arrests during a seemingly peaceful Black Lives Matter protest and were caught on videos that went viral, drawing national headlines. On Friday, June 12, dozens of protesters made their way from the East Meadow Mall onto the Hempstead Turnpike, leading to the arrest of several Long Islanders, and drawing the ire of some when the videos were made public. Scenes of the police interaction with the protesters led to multiple viral videos, some of which drew millions of viewers. In the videos, Nassau County Police can be seen and heard directing the protesters, some of whom objected, prompting officers to subdue them, leading to an outcry of anger from others in...
    Nassau County officials are defending police officers who made arrests during a seemingly peaceful Black Lives Matter protest and were caught on videos that went viral, drawing national headlines. On Friday, June 12, dozens of protesters made their way from the East Meadow Mall onto the Hempstead Turnpike, leading to the arrest of several Long Islanders, and drawing the ire of some when the videos were made public. Scenes of the police interaction with the protesters led to multiple viral videos, some of which drew millions of viewers. In the videos, Nassau County Police can be seen and heard directing the protesters, some of whom objected, prompting officers to subdue them, leading to an outcry of anger from others in...
    A Long Island cop was caught on video appearing to deliberately block a protester — prompting other officers to throw the man to the pavement and arrest him. The scuffle in East Meadow on Saturday was caught on a now-viral video. The now-viral clip first shows the Nassau County cop walking alongside the protester in East Meadow on Saturday, then moving in front of the man and stopping abruptly. The demonstrator, who is marching with a speaker and microphone, bumps into the officer — prompting other cops to grab him and throw him to the ground. “Don’t touch him! Don’t touch him! He’s not resisting!” another protester yells as more officers form a barricade to prevent interference with the arrest....
    (CNN)Peaceful protests in East Meadow, New York, turned contentious Friday night when police were seen on video shoving a black protester to the ground.A video of the protest that went viral on Twitter Saturday shows Terrel Tuosto of West Hempstead, a nearby town on Long Island, walking alongside Nassau County police officers.Officers repeatedly tell Tuosto to "move to the side" of the street and he responds, "we've got this whole street." The cross is a little lighter todayOfficers tell Tuosto and other protesters again to remain on the southbound side of the street. Tuosto responds, "I have the right to walk where I want to walk," and continues to walk before an officer appears to stop abruptly in front of...
    A woman was shot in the shoulder during an incident on Long Island. Nassau County Police said they responded to an assault around 10:25 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, on Poplar Avenue in Farmingdale. According to detectives, responding officers found a 23-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her right shoulder when they arrived on the scene. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of her non-life-threatening injuries.  Detectives say the shooting was not a random act and ask anyone with information to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.
    Thousands of Long Islanders continued peaceful protests of the police-related death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, though some were arrested during demonstrations over the weekend. Sign-wielding protesters marched along streets in Suffolk and Nassau County over the weekend, chanting rallying cries as the two-week anniversary of Floyd’s death approached on Monday, June 8. Most of the protests remained peaceful, though nearly a dozen protesters were arrested on Saturday, June 6, when two Nassau County Police Department officers suffered injured attempting to suppress them. In Merrick, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said that after five days of peaceful protests with no arrest, 10 adults and one minor were arrested for disorderly conduct on Saturday, as officers made repeated attempts...
    A group of Nassau County residents refused to let George Floyd protesters march through their neighborhood Tuesday — causing a nearly hour-long standoff that involved the police. Video taken by News 12 reporter Shari Einhorn shows a few dozen residents, including two draped in American flags, in Merrick pointing and shouting at the protesters, “You’re not coming this way!” and “Go west!” Another woman yells, “Get them the hell out of here!” The residents, who were convened along Merrick Road, didn’t want to let the protesters through because of social media posts that suggested the demonstration could turn violent, News 12 reported. Nassau County cops spent close to an hour figuring out what to do — before ultimately letting the...