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  • Students Attack Each Other With Bats, Brass Knuckles in Racial Tension-Fueled Off-Campus Brawl

    03/11/2015 1:34:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies ^ | 3/11/15 | By Pei-Sze Cheng and Gus Rosendale
    Police on Long Island are investigating after high school students brawled with one another using baseball bats and brass knuckles following a lunchroom dispute. A family member of one of the students involved tells NBC 4 New York the brawl over the weekend was a manifestation of ongoing racial tensions between the students.The melee broke out Saturday afternoon in an industrial park in Ronkonkoma following a dispute at Connetquot High School in Bohemia, police and family members of those involved say. Authorities say about 10 students were involved in the fight, some bringing baseball bats and brass knuckles.

    12/14/2014 11:35:26 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | December 14,2014 | MARY CHASTAIN
    A Long Island federal jury rewarded Nancy Genovese, 58, a mother of three, $1.12 million in compensatory damages after being arrested in 2009 for attempting to photograph a helicopter at a Air National Guard base in the Hamptons. Genovese intended to use the photo on a “Support the Troops” website; she was arrested for trespass and insulted as a "Teabagger." From The New York Post: Southhampton cops searched her and found a legally owned rifle that she was transporting from a nearby rifle range. She contends a deputy sheriff arrived on the scene later and said to her, “I bet...
  • NY Librarian Fired after Refusing to Discriminate Against Whites

    11/09/2014 3:34:25 PM PST · by rightistight · 63 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/9/14 | Aurelius
    A librarian who formerly worked at the Riverhead Free Library has filed a lawsuit saying that she was fired because she did not discriminate against white people. Riverhead Free Library is located in Long Island, New York. Diane Woodcheke says she was fired after she questioned her boss's decision to only hire minorities. Her boss told her that “my people have been kept down,” and, therefore, only minorities should be hired at the library. Woodcheke questioned this, telling her boss that "discrimination is illegal." Woodcheke claims that her boss then mocked her and then fired her soon after. “Discounting people...
  • Hamptons Residents Shocked After Finding Ku Klux Klan Pamphlets (Long Island NY)

    08/30/2014 5:48:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | August 26, 2014 6:34 PM
    Some homeowners in the Hamptons are puzzled and angry after finding recruitment pamphlets for the Ku Klux Klan at their homes. As CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Tuesday, Fernando Alvarez said he found the fliers under his Hampton Bays door. His family was left wondering if they were targets of the hate group, or if the leafleting was random. “We were really shocked that … in this area we can have KKK,” Alvarez said. […] The Loyal White Knights, a KKK branch based in the South, referred CBS 2 to its grand dragon, Robert Jones. He said he is unaware...
  • School Cancels Kindergarten Play So Kids Can Focus on College Prep (Elmwood NY)

    04/29/2014 4:04:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Apr 28, 2014 1:26PM | (Outnumbered)
    Ask a kindergartner what his or her favorite part of the day is and they probably won’t answer, “Prepping for the SATs.” Well, one school on Long Island, New York is canceling its annual kindergarten play because it believes five and six year olds should focus on college and getting a job.The principal at Avenue Primary School in Elmwood wrote in a letter to parents: “The reason for eliminating the Kindergarten show is simple. We are responsible for preparing children for college and career with valuable lifelong skills and know that we can best do that by having them become...
  • Long Beach Police Fatally Shoot Unarmed Suspect As He Runs Away

    04/29/2014 3:37:37 PM PDT · by Norse Code · 46 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | Samia Khan and Gadi Schwartz
    Long Beach Police officers had an "obstructed view" when they opened fire on a man who was allegedly running from a standoff Sunday, according to a press release issued Monday. "Long Beach officers, who were located on the beach, east of the foot of the stairs with an obstructed view due to palm trees and shrubbery, heard gunshots from above and saw the suspect running toward the populated beach area," the press release stated. "The suspect failed to surrender and after officers observed him reaching or his waist band, an officer involved shooting occurred."
  • [Credit] Card skimmers found at LIRR ticket machines

    04/08/2014 8:25:43 AM PDT · by topher · 10 replies ^ | Updated: Apr 08, 2014 5:56 AM CST
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Credit card reading devices and tiny hidden cameras attached to ticket vending machines were discovered at the Baldwin train station during a routine inspection last week, said the Long Island Rail Road. MTA police are investigating and have reportedly identified a suspect.
  • Widow trying to sell family home of 40 years finds she doesn't own $1.2 million property after husba

    04/01/2014 5:49:30 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 89 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 1, 2014 | Jessica Jerreat
    An elderly widow who had fallen behind in her property taxes discovered she longer owned her home after trying to sell it to pay off her debt. Unbeknown to Hertha Handler, ownership of her $1.2 million Oyster Bay Cove home in Long Island has been transferred to an investor who bought two of the liens against the property. The 73-year-old widow had lived in the property for more than 40 years but after her husband died several years ago, she slipped behind on taxes and had an outstanding debt of $200,000. Multiple liens had been made against the property, where...
  • Unbelievable.

    It’s a compelling story, isn’t it? A 7 year old’s birthday party invitation returned to the senders (two gay dads) with that note on it? The radio station posted that note on their Facebook page mid week this past week, and of course, readers went completely crazy over it, expressing their due outrage and offering their sympathy and support to the fathers. It spread like wildfire. The problem with the story, though, is that Steve Harper and Deanna (last name unknown) made up the entire thing, right down to the actual invitation, which they apparently hand-crafted. And they wrote this...
  • A Rat-Infested "(redacted profanity)" - This Is New York City's Worst School (And The Reason Why)

    01/13/2014 7:51:45 PM PST · by GilGil · 69 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 01/13/14 | Tyler Durden
    Students at PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens, have gotten no math or reading and writing books for the rigorous Common Core curriculum, whistleblowers say. The 234 kids get no gym or art classes. Instead, they watch movies every day. “The kids have seen more movies than Siskel and Ebert,” a source said... The principal — Marcella Sills, who joined PS 106 nine years ago — is a frequent no-show, sources say. Sills did not come to school last Monday. On Tuesday, she showed up at 3:30 p.m. On Wednesday, The Post found her at home in Westbury, LI, all...
  • Carolyn McCarthy, Mike McIntyre to retire

    01/08/2014 12:09:46 PM PST · by amnestynone · 26 replies
    politico ^ | 01/08/20174 | John Bresnahan
    North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre and New York Rep. Carolyn McCarthy will not seek reelection this year, according to multiple Democratic sources familiar with their plans – marking a blow to Democratic efforts to win control of the House. The 57-year-old McIntyre, who was elected in 1996 to the Wilmington-area congressional seat, narrowly defeated Republican state Sen. David Rouzer in 2012 and was poised to face him in a 2014 rematch. His retirement from the heavily Republican district will further thin the ranks of Blue Dog Democrats. It comes less than a month after another Blue Dog, Utah Rep. Jim...
  • WRCN LAUNCHES LI NEWS RADIO (Long Island, talk)

    12/26/2013 5:28:54 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 4 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 12/26/13 | Lance Venta
    Update 12/26: WRCN launched its new “LI News Radio” (FM 103.9) News/Talk format at 5am today. The station’s schedule is a mix of local and syndicated product. Jay Oliver and Brandon Weissler will anchor “LI News Live” from 5-9am. Fox News Radio’s Brian Kilmeade will follow from 9am-12pm. Local attorney John Gomez will host a local program from 12-2pm followed by Independence Party of New York Chairman Frank MacKay from 2-3pm. The rest of the lineup includes syndicated hosts Sean Hannity (3-6pm), Mark Levin (6-9pm), Jim Bohannon (10pm-1am), and Jon Grayson (1-5am), a brokered hour from 9-10pm, and New York...
  • Video Goes Viral After Garden City Cop Threatens To Ticket Man Washing Car In Own Driveway

    12/21/2013 8:18:15 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 78 replies ^ | December 20, 2013
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A video has gone viral after a Long Island man recorded a police officer who threatened to ticket him if he washed his car in the driveway. As WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported Friday, the incident happened on Hawthorne Road in Garden City. The 24-year-old said he was washing his 1997 Volkswagen in his driveway when a police officer told him he wasn’t allowed to do that. The officer said although the car wasn’t going to be washed in the street, which is illegal, washing it in the driveway would still be in the public’s view,...
  • Long Island man arrested in multiple 'knockout' assaults

    12/18/2013 4:01:11 AM PST · by grundle · 37 replies
    WABC New York ^ | December 17, 2013 | N.J. Burkett
    AMITYVILLE, New York (WABC) -- Law enforcement sources tell Eyewitness News, a 20-year-old Long Island man is under arrest and is expect to be charged with up to 7 counts of 'knockout' assaults that date back to April of 2013. Darryl Mitchell of Amityville is expected to be charged in the assaults of residents, at least two of them elderly in the Babylon to Amityville area. Darryl Jones says it came out of nowhere. A single, roundhouse punch to the face that left him stunned. And a gash above his eye that took seven stitches to close. "It I wasn't...
  • New York man arrested on terrorism charges

    10/18/2013 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 12:45 PM EDT, Fri October 18, 2013 | Julia Lull
    A Long Island man was arrested Friday after investigators say he attempted to travel to Yemen to join al Qaeda and conspired with the terror group from the United States, according to an indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice. Marcos Alonso Zea, 25, also known as “Ali Zea,” was arrested at his home in Brentwood, New York, on charges of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to provide material support to terrorists and obstruction and attempted obstruction of justice, the indictment says. …
  • Misspelled Road Sign Points Way to Popular “Jonse” Beach (Long Island, NY)

    08/10/2013 12:57:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Friday, Aug 9, 2013 | Updated 8:26 PM EDT | NBC/AP
    The misspelling of Jones Beach as “Jonse” on a new sign on Long Island's Robert Moses Parkway is making the rounds on social media. Jeena Belil, of Brookhaven, who saw the misspelled sign on Facebook, told Newsday she was shocked somebody didn't proofread the sign. …
  • Parents brawl at Chuck E. Cheese's

    08/02/2013 11:43:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 54 replies
    KESQ ^ | Jul 17, 2013 | Amanda Lindner
    Things got ugly at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Long Island recently when a brawl broke out among adults during a children's birthday party. In a cell phone video of the incident, workers and other children appear to try to break up the battle, but several women keep fighting. One woman is seen throwing punches while holding a baby. The fight erupted when a group of women began to argue over an alleged stolen purse, News 12 reports.
  • LI teen faces 30 years in prison for trying to join al Qaeda in Yemen...

    06/28/2013 2:10:01 AM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies ^ | June 26, 2013 | By SELIM ALGAR
    "LI teen faces 30 years in prison for trying to join al Qaeda in Yemen to wage war on American forces" SNIPPET: "Justin Kaliebe, 18, of Bay Shore, was arrested by NYPD and federal agents at JFK Airport in January as he prepared to board a flight to Oman, according to a complaint unsealed in Brooklyn federal court today. He planned to travel by land to Yemen to sign up with al Qaeda, officials said."
  • Feds say 7-Eleven stores in N.Y., Va. exploit illegal immigrants, launch sweeping probe

    06/24/2013 10:51:50 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/24/13 | John Marzulli
    The feds have charged nine owners of 7-Eleven franchises with hiring illegal immigrants to work long hours in their eastern Long Island stores and cheating them out of hourly wages under threat of deportation, officials said Monday. The probe is being expanded to examine 40 franchises nationwide, including 25 in New York City and Long Island. The feds have charged nine owners of 7-Eleven franchises with hiring illegal immigrants to work long hours in their eastern Long Island stores and cheating them out of hourly wages under threat of deportation, officials said Monday. Some employees worked 100 hours a week,...
  • Catholic bishop returns petitions to ousted gay man

    04/28/2013 10:00:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | 4/28/2013 | David Gibson
    The story of a Long Island Catholic ousted from his parish jobs for marrying his male partner generated headlines, outrage and an 18,000-signature petition to Bishop William Murphy to have Nicholas Coppola reinstated. But now the tale has an odd coda: Murphy, who heads the Diocese of Rockville Centre, mailed the petitions back to Coppola with a one-line cover letter on the bishop’s stationery that reads: “FROM YOUR FAITHFUL ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP.” No signature, nothing else. What’s more, instead of sending the package to Faithful America, one of the liberal advocacy groups that has taken up Coppola’s cause, Murphy’s office...
  • US man facing jail for laughing too loudly

    03/06/2013 10:56:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:29AM GMT 07 Mar 2013 | (Source: Reuters)
    A man from Long Island, New York, is facing up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine after a neighbor complained to police he was laughing too loudly. Police issued Robert Schiavelli, 41, two tickets for disturbing the peace for laughing out the window of his home in Rockville Centre on Long Island at about 6 pm on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13, his lawyer said. …
  • Northrop Grumman to move 850 jobs off Long Island (NY)

    03/05/2013 5:13:56 AM PST · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    newsday ^ | march 4, 2013 | TOM INCANTALUPO
    Northrop Grumman Corp. said Monday that it will move 850 jobs off Long Island by next year, leaving just 550 workers out of a workforce that exceeded 25,000 in the 1980s. The jobs are going to Florida and California in the latest cost-saving consolidation of functions by the aerospace company. It's acting in the face of steadily declining Pentagon budgets, including those in the current automatic spending cuts known as the sequestration. An unknown number of the 850 workers will be offered transfers, company spokesman Randy Belote said. The consolidation is expected to be completed sometime next year.
  • NBA's Houston Rockets Owners Fund Animal Rights Terrorists

    07/31/2003 6:18:02 AM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 4 replies · 260+ views
    Consumer "SPECIAL REPORT: Slam-Dunking Animal Rights" ^ | July 28, 2003 | Center for Consumer Freedom
    SPECIAL REPORT: Slam-Dunking Animal RightsPosted On July 28, 2003It's no secret that Leslie and Nanci Alexander, co-owners of the NBA's Houston Rockets franchise, are among the global animal-rights movement's biggest financial backers. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals even acknowledged the couple in 1998 for making "one of the most generous gifts we have ever received." Nanci Alexander personally donated over $225,000 toward the passage of a constitutional amendment that gave legal protection to pigs in Florida. But recently released tax records indicate that the Alexanders have also funded the operations of "Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty" (SHAC), one of...
  • Government-owned Utility Fails on Long Island (Thousands still without power)

    11/14/2012 7:26:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, once considered a rising star Democrat, is facing a storm of criticism over the dismal performance of the state-owned electrical utility, Long Island Power Authority, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Even today, over ten thousand Long Islanders remain without power. The danger signs were obvious well before Sandy hit. The New York Post wrote: ***** A state-authorized independent analysis undertaken after Hurricane Irene last year found LIPA to be an outdated, barely competent organization. The agency had ignored a 2006 recommendation that it update its management system, which runs on an obsolete 25-year-old computer...
  • Healthier School Lunches Causing Headaches for Districts

    08/04/2012 4:46:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Levittown Patch ^ | August 2, 2012 | Joe Dowd
    New federal demands for healthier school lunches are causing a summer scramble for Long Island school districts to meet the new demands. The real impact will likely be felt during the first weeks of school in September, when many kids begin to notice smaller portions of meat and increased portions of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Across the region, and the nation, districts are struggling with both the need to match new guidelines and to communicate the changes to parents and students. Districts are having to respond to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by President Obama and First Lady...
  • 3 dead, 24 rescued after yacht capsizes off New York's Long Island

    07/05/2012 5:53:19 AM PDT · by Doogle · 35 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 07/05/12 | FOXNEWS
    A yacht full of fireworks watchers capsized off New York's Long Island on the Fourth of July, killing three people and sending 24 others into the Long Island Sound, where many were rescued by fellow boaters, police said Thursday. The three dead were recovered from the water near Oyster Bay after a long overnight search, said Nassau County Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lack. "Tragically three people were killed in this boating accident," he told reporters. He would not release the ages of the victims. Several media outlets reported that children were onboard. Preliminary causes for the accident "could be a combination...
  • MTA cop knifed in the eye in violent confrontation outside Queens Long Island Railroad station

    07/04/2012 7:55:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/4/12 | JOE KEMP AND PETE DONOHUE
    An MTA cop was clinging to life Wednesday after a violent confrontation with a man outside a Long Island Railroad station in Queens, sources said.
  • ..Wealthy Long Island residents upset over influx of immigrant labourers

    07/04/2012 6:07:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2012 | Staff
    The small town of East Hampton has gained a reputation as the playground for New York’s well-heeled elite, a place to spend the idle summer months in their million-dollar homes. But some of its wealthy residents are upset at an influx of less well-heeled workers who they say are lowering the quality of life and diminishing the appearance of the quaint Long Island town. A campaign group is focusing on the Springs area of East Hampton, dubbing itself 'Unoccupy Springs' and calling for an end to multiple families of low-wage workers living under one roof.
  • When Jihad Came to America (Omar Abdel Rahman)

    03/28/2008 2:08:28 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 7 replies · 371+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2008 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    When Jihad Came to America by Andrew C. McCarthy On May 2 and 3, 1990, the U.S. embassy in Cairo alerted its counterpart in Khartoum that Egypt’s “leading radical,” Omar Abdel Rahman, was on his way to Sudan. Warning that his ultimate plan might be to seek exile in the United States, the Cairo embassy asked its colleagues to pass along any information they might learn about his activities on Sudanese soil. What did U.S. officials already know about Abdel Rahman in 1990? As the 9/11 Commission would later determine, they knew that he had been arrested repeatedly in Egypt...
  • California mom lathered daughter up in Vaseline, encouraged her to fight: report

    06/06/2012 9:09:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | June 6, 2012 | Nina Mandell
    A mom in California was arrested after police say she was caught on tape egging her daughter on in a fight against a classmate. According to police, Darlene Hart, 42, took her middle school daughter to Antelope Park to fight another middle school student, Espie Duran, CBS Sacramento reported. In a video of the horrifying incident, she can be heard cheering her on. “That’s right, go get her,” Hart is heard saying as her daughter claws at her classmate. “That’s right. That’s right.” The fight was broken up after about 90 seconds by a family friend, according to the report...
  • Video Production (Video Producer) Wanted on Long Island

    04/09/2012 1:43:54 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 4 replies
    4/9/2012 | me
    My boss's 2 sons want to create a casting video for the reality show Amazing Race. They are both good boys, very athletic. Key is, they want to shoot on 4/22 and have the video ready and sent for 4/23(they both work). If you are in the NY area, and willing to come to Long Island to shoot the video, edit and have it ready in 1 day for casting, this may be a side job for you. They can pay $400. The youngest asked me if I knew anyone and I told him I would post it on my...
  • Cops hunting brute caught on video beating, abducting woman outside Ronkonkoma LIRR station

    03/10/2012 3:23:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    ny post ^ | march 10, 2012
    Cops are hunting this brute who beat down and abducted a woman outside the Long Island Rail Road Ronkonkoma station Sunday morning, in a sickening assault that was caught on video. The man slugged the woman just after she got off the train at 7:40 a.m., knocking her down. Later, the suspect confronts the woman in the station’s taxi office, drags her outside and strikes her again.
  • High schoolers banned for Tebowing

    12/15/2011 6:40:00 PM PST · by Minn · 129 replies
    No running in the halls -- and no Tebowing either. That's what one Long Island administration said Wednesday when it suspended a group of high school athletes for replicating Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's popular pose in the hallway at school. Jordan Fulcoly, Wayne Drexel and brothers Tyler and Connor Carroll of Riverhead High School were all handed a one-day suspension Wednesday, after three days of taking a knee with their foreheads resting on their fists, the same ...
  • "Brain Drain or Birth Dirth?"

    10/06/2011 8:23:54 AM PDT · by Kim Dylan · 6 replies ^ | October 6, 2011 | Seth Forman
    The assumption? Young adults are moving away from the region in large numbers due to the high cost of living, particularly housing prices. So, the story goes, the suburban pattern must be broken, and small, high density housing units must replace detached, single-family homes as the dominant urban form if young adults are to be retained.
  • Man charged in LI pharmacy slay was allegedly trying to get painkillers for wife

    06/23/2011 4:06:57 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    He did it for her. Suspected pill addict David Laffer has been charged with slaughtering four people in a Long Island pharmacy to score a bag full of painkillers for his nagging, drug-addled wife, who was his getaway driver after the Father's Day massacre, police and witnesses said yesterday. "He was doing it because he lost his job and I was sick," his wife, Melinda Laffer, confessed to reporters as she was walked out of Suffolk County police headquarters in Yaphank early today. When asked what she would tell the families of the victims, she said, "I'm sorry that he...
  • 4 People Killed At Long Island Pharmacy

    06/20/2011 5:05:45 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 26 replies
    fox news ^ | 6/19/11 | FRANK ELTMAN
    The massacre happened at about 10:20 a.m. inside a family-owned pharmacy in a small cluster of medical offices in Medford, a middle-class hamlet on Long Island about 60 miles east of New York City.Police rushed to the scene after getting a 911 call from someone in the pharmacy's parking lot. When they arrived, they found two employees and two customers dead, said Suffolk County Police Department's Chief of Detectives Dominick Varrone. No one inside the shop survived.Suffolk County Police identified the dead employees as Raymond Ferguson, 45, of Centereach, and Jennifer Mejia, 17, of East Patchogue. Bryon Sheffield, 71, of...
  • Dead Whale Washes Ashore On Long Island

    06/08/2011 6:54:27 AM PDT · by Oratam · 18 replies
    MYFOXNY.COM ^ | Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011 | KATHY CARVAJAL
    A whale that appeared to be dead washed ashore on Atlantic Beach, Long Island Wednesday. [snip] Typically, when dead mammals wash onto beaches, marine experts are brought in to assess the animal.
  • Two NYPD Cops With History of Hooker Trouble Being Eyed in Long Island Killings

    05/15/2011 8:32:13 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    Fox/NY Post ^ | May 15, 2011
    Two NYPD cops are being eyed in the Long Island serial slayings after investigators learned they got into trouble for hiring prostitutes while working for the department, according to sources familiar with the probe. One cop was forced out of the job in the 1990s when his supervisors learned he spent time pursuing hookers and paying street walkers and down-and-out women for sex while he was supposed to be on patrol. An internal investigation led to his resigning under pressure, one source said. The other officer still works for the NYPD but was stripped of his gun and badge years...
  • T&T Tactical Owner and Son Arrested in Undercover Investigation

    04/23/2011 11:47:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 55 replies ^ | February 17, 2011 | Matthew Hogan
    Nine people arrested in total following an undercover investigation into the sale of assault weapons at gun shops throughout Nassau County. The owner of a New Hyde Park business and his son were among nine people arrested following an undercover investigation into the sale of assault weapons at gun shops throughout the county, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Thursday.Bellmore residents Martin Tretola, 55, owner of T&T Gunnery in Seaford and T&T Tactical in New Hyde Park and his son Thomas Tretola, 24, who is also one of his father's employees, were both arrested as a result of the...
  • One of four bodies found by Craigslist Ripper police is a CHILD

    04/11/2011 10:57:30 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 24 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5:58 PM on 11th April 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    One of the latest four sets of remains found on a Long Island beach linked to the Craigslist Ripper belongs to a baby or child - and not a grown woman, it was revealed today. The remains were found last week among four sets of bodies several miles away from where the bodies of four prostitutes were located in December. But the victim may not be related to the other New York murders as a young person’s body ‘would not fit a serial killer’s pattern’, according to law enforcement sources.
  • Smithtown [Long Island, NY], A History: Revolutionary Times

    02/23/2011 8:47:40 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 13 replies
    Smithtown Patch ^ | February 22, 2011 | Rita J. Egan
    Residents of Smithtown were proud patriots during the Revolutionary War. During the Revolutionary War, from 1776 to 1783, Smithtown was under British occupation. Residents suffered poverty, destruction and the loss of property and loved ones at the hands of British soldiers and loyalists. Smithtown historian Bradley Harris said one-third of Long Islanders were loyalists, one-third patriots and one-third neutral. Most loyalists were found in Nassau, and the majority of those who were neutral were Quakers. According to the historian, Suffolk County is where you found the majority of patriots. As for one’s alliance, Harris said, “Where you were on Long...
  • Mother of 3 Arrested for Taking Pictures of Tourist Attraction at Airport

    02/20/2011 6:14:50 AM PST · by Bearshouse · 104 replies
    Long Island Lawyer Blog ^ | 2/16/11 | Murtha & Murtha PPLC
    This case is a frightening example of what can happen when a photographer encounters ignorant bullies with badges. According to the complaint filed in Federal Court, Nancy Genovese, a mother of three, was driving home on County Road 31 past Gabreski Airport in Suffolk County. Gabreski Airport displays a decorative helicopter shell by the roadway to the public, which is visible to all who pass by. Nancy Genovese stopped her car on the side of the road across the street from the airport in an area that is open and accessible to the public, and crossed over the road to...
  • Complete Video of Sarah Palin at LIA Event (Long Island Association)

    02/19/2011 10:04:00 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 22 replies
    New 12 Long Island ^ | 2/18/11 | Sarah Palin
    At the link, there's access to 2 videos, each a little over a 1/2 hour. These are the first videos I've seen covering the whole event, rather than just 2 to 4 minute clips.
  • NY state seizes Nassau county finances (Troubled Long Island County is one of America's richest)

    01/27/2011 12:59:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/27/2011 | Rick Moran
    It's one of the richest counties in the country with one of the highest tax rates for residents and they still can't find enough money to make one and one add up to two.New York Times: A state oversight board on Wednesday seized control of Nassau County's finances, saying the county, one of the nation's wealthiest and most heavily taxed, had nonetheless failed to balance its $2.7 billion budget. Many hard-hit local governments have flirted with insolvency because of revenue shortfalls caused by the recession, but the financial problems of Nassau, on Long Island, owed more to a failure by...
  • Bodies Found on Long Island Beach

    12/13/2010 8:21:35 PM PST · by LonePalm · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 12/13/2010 | Associated Press
    BABYLON, N.Y.—Four bodies have been discovered at a beach on Long Island during a search for a missing New Jersey woman. Suffolk County police say three bodies were found Monday at Oak Beach, which is on a remote barrier island that divides the Great South Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The bodies were near where skeletal remains were discovered over the weekend. Police were continuing to search into Monday evening. A police canine unit searching the area Saturday came upon the first body. The unit was searching the area in response to a missing-person report made in May after Jersey...
  • Earthquake Off Long Island Coast

    11/30/2010 12:39:22 PM PST · by FromLori · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/30/2010 | KATHY CARVAJAL
    <p>The magnitude 3.9 quake was detected about 80 miles south-southeast of Southampton just before 10:45 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was about 122 miles from New York City. The quake was first reported by the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network ( LCSN ) at Columbia University.</p>
  • At a Long Island Middle School, a Course in What Unites and Divides

    10/23/2010 2:14:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York City ^ | October 22, 2010 | Winnie Hu
    JERICHO, N.Y. — Fifteen eighth graders at Jericho Middle School were considering a fictional case of stereotyping by hair color the other day, or how a boy came to be prejudiced against people with green hair, or “greenies.” From there, they extrapolated to the stereotypes in their own lives: dumb football players, Asian math whizzes, boring bankers. “We can feel stronger going back to our hallways,” the teacher, Elisa Weidenbaum Waters, said, “going back to our homes, going back to our society, and saying: ‘You know what? What you said is a stereotype, and that’s not cool.’ ” This year,...
  • L.I. law enforcers accused of tipping off the mob [VIDEO]

    10/08/2010 8:37:02 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    WABC ^ | 10/07/10 | Josh Einiger
    A law enforcement scandal is unfolding on Long Island. A Suffolk County District Attorney investigator and a police officer are now charged with tipping off members of organized crime about police investigations.
  • NY Man Nabbed for Financing Times Square Bomber

    09/15/2010 2:05:12 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 15, 2010
    A New York man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he unwittingly funded a Connecticut man's attempt to bomb Times Square on May 1 by providing unlicensed banking services, an arrest that continues an effort by federal authorities to reduce the illegal flow of money that can finance terrorism. Mohammad Younis, 44, was accused in an indictment in U.S. District Court in Manhattan of engaging in hawala activities, an informal banking system which relies on wire transfers, couriers and overnight mail. He was arrested at his Long Island home and brought to the courthouse, where he was expected to make...
  • Long Island Man Arrested For Defending Home ...30 "gang bangers attacked"

    09/08/2010 6:49:41 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 42 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | 9/7/2010 | CBS
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBS 2) — He was arrested for protecting his property and family. But it’s how the Long Island man did it that police say crossed the line. He got an AK-47 assault rifle, pulled the trigger and he ended up in jail, reports CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman. George Grier said he had to use his rifle on Sunday night to stop what he thought was going to be an invasion of his Uniondale home by a gang he thought might have been the vicious “MS-13.” He said the whole deal happened as he was about to drive his...