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    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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,...
    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,...
    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....
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    “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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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,...
    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...
    (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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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....
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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 —...
    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...
    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,...
    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,...
    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:...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...