Long Island

October 29, 2018 - 5:09 pm
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A Long Island man who tortured his landlord's toy poodle has been sentenced to two months in jail. A judge said Monday that Peter Granath must also pay more than $3,600 in restitution and serve five years of probation. The 26-year-old Mineola man pleaded guilty in August to...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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October 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state will invest another $20 million in efforts to crack down on MS-13 and gang recruitment on Long Island. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Brentwood on Monday to announce the funds. The community has been the epicenter of the fight against MS-13 violence...
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October 29, 2018 - 4:54 pm
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) -- A Long Island town is changing its name to ``Hauntington'' for Halloween at the urging of a 7-year-old resident. Newsday reports second grader Angelica Dee Cunningham was all smiles when she learned Huntington was making the one-day switch Wednesday. The town council...
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October 25, 2018 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal transportation officials say a plane that crashed off Long Island earlier this month, killing all three people aboard, had broken up before hitting the water. Newsday reports the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report says the twin-engine Piper PA-34 ``...
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Cops say three men were running a heroin ring out of a Long Island barber shop.
Suffolk County Police
October 25, 2018 - 2:05 pm
PORT JEFFERSON, NY (1010 WINS) -- Cops on Long Island say a barber shop called the Mancave, was really a drug den. Three men have been arrested in connection with a major drug trafficking ring; 41-year-old Juan 'Willy' Lopez-Enriquez, 64-year-old Santiago 'Old Man' Tavarez, and 33-year-old Carlos...
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Pablo Villavicencio poses with his wife and 2 daughters outside their Hempstead home.
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October 23, 2018 - 6:07 pm
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A pizza deliveryman detained at an Army base over his immigration status, sparking outrage, has been released from jail after his arrest last week in a domestic violence case. Pablo Villavicencio was freed Tuesday after spending at least four days behind bars. The 35-year-...
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October 22, 2018 - 7:12 pm
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A driver who drunkenly rammed a minivan into a teenage skateboarder on Long Island and seriously injured him has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Luis DeJesus didn't speak at his sentencing Monday. But 15_year_old victim Nicholas Suarez did, lifting his shirt to show his...
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October 19, 2018 - 5:49 pm
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Two alleged MS-13 gang members have been charged with murder in separate killings of two teenagers who were hacked to death in New York. Josue Figueroa-Velazquez and Kevin Lopez-Morales were arraigned on a grand jury indictment Friday in the deaths of 15-year-old Angel Soler...
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Daniel McMenamin is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student when he was teaching at Lawrence Woodmere Academy.
Nassau County Police
October 19, 2018 - 2:01 pm
VALLEY STREAM, NY (1010 WINS) -- A teacher at a private school on Long Island is charged with raping a student with whom he'd had a sexual relationship for nearly three years. Through his attorney teacher Daniel McMenamin pleaded not guilty to over two dozen charges, including having a sexual...
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Suffolk County PD
October 16, 2018 - 5:30 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a driver accused of plowing into a group of Boy Scouts and killing one of them had refused a ride home after pounding back vodka during a morning round of golf. Thomas Murphy pleaded not guilty Tuesday to aggravated vehicular homicide, assault and other...
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