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Union blames liberal law change for violent attack on Long Island jail guard

A Long Island correction officer’s union is fuming over a new state law — spearheaded by Brooklyn progressive state Sen. Julia Salazar — asserting it’s fueled a detainee’s bloody attack on a jail guard and an overall spike in violence inside lockups. Alleged gangbanger Thomas Bell kicked and punched staff inside Nassau County Correctional Facility last month just three days after the union accused him of being part of an attack on a fellow inmate — for which he was never disciplined, union and county officials said. The Nassau County Sheriff’s Correction Officers Benevolent Association blames legislation passed by state Senate and...
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Weapon possession arrest in Lakeview

A Lakeview man has been arrested and charged with criminal possession of a firearm following an altercation on Saturday. At around 4:50 p.m. on Sept. 24, Nassau County police responded to a call about a disturbance at someone’s home. A 40-year-old woman was reportedly involved in a verbal argument with an unknown man accompanied by several other men. The group of men allegedly wanted to fight the woman’s 17-year-old foster daughter. The woman claimed that the argumentative man brandished a black firearm at her before fleeing the scene.

NYC woman killed by hit-and-run driver after falling out of boyfriend’s car

A woman who was trying to get into her boyfriend’s car in Brooklyn on Sunday fell to the ground when he began driving away – and was fatally struck by a second vehicle, cops said. The 46-year-old woman was climbing into the rear passenger seat of the Jeep Cherokee at St. John’s Place and Rochester Avenue in Crown Heights when her beau pulled out, causing her to fall to the street, cops said.  The 48-year-old boyfriend didn’t realize his girlfriend was trying to get into the car, cops said. She was then struck by an SUV that was traveling on St. Johns Place, cops said. The SUV driver fled after hitting her, police said.  Previous 1 of 3 Next The woman was taken to Kings County Hospital and declared dead, according to police.  Police are looking for the SUV driver.

NYC woman fakes her grandma’s signature to steal home: lawsuit

Grandkids are supposed to steal your heart — not your house. A Brooklyn woman allegedly hijacked her grandmother’s longtime home by forging the elder’s signature on a fake deed and filing it with the city — then took out a $399,000 mortgage on the property, according to a $5 million lawsuit. Leonita Arbuckle, 77, bought her two-story, multi-family Flatbush house with her husband Selwyn in 1972 for $31,650, dutifully paying off the mortgage in 1995. But the retired nurse got a letter in May claiming the property had been transferred to her granddaughter, Jaishree Arbuckle-Pierre, for $1, the grandmother charges in...

Alert Issued For Missing 26-Year-Old Elmont Man

Police on Long Island are asking the public for help locating a missing man. Zain Qamar, age 26, was last seen in Elmont on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. He is described as being 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, with brown eyes and a black-colored beard, according to Nassau County Police. He was last seen wearing black colored pants, a blue shirt, and black shoes.

Three men shot, one fatally, on Brooklyn street

Three men were shot, one fatally, on a Brooklyn street early Sunday, police said. The victims were standing near the corner of Ashford and Fulton Sts. in Cypress Hills when shots rang out about 3:25 a.m., cops said. One of the men, shot in the chest, died of his wounds, at Brookdale University Hospital. Cops were working to identify him. A 35-year-old man was blasted in the back, and a ...

Tow-truck driver shot in the head in Bronx, cops say

A Bronx tow-truck driver is fighting for his life after being shot in the head Sunday morning, cops said. The 35-year-old victim was at Bruckner Boulevard and 141st Street when he was struck by a bullet around 1 a.m., cops said. The motive for the shooting is unclear. Photographs of the crime scene show police officers shining flashlights into the cab of the red tow truck, which had a minivan on its tow hook. It wasn’t immediately clear how many shots were fired, but multiple yellow evidence markers were placed on the street. The man was taken to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition, cops said.

Gunpoint robbery caught on video in Queens

NEW YORK - Police are searching for two suspects in a gunpoint robbery in the Rockaways. It happened early Friday morning near Beach 64th Street and Almeda Avenue in Arverne. The NYPD says a 39-year-old man was trying to enter his house when a gunman confronted him, and they started to fight. A second suspect then allegedly attacked the victim from behind. Police say they stole the man's Rolex watch, a wallet with $1,700 in cash, and a laptop computer. They then took off in a white Honda Accord with South Carolina plates. Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.  

NYPD pursues speedy justice as drag racers, daredevils remain a problem on NYC streets, highways

It’s a cat and mouse game — but the mice drive too fast and recklessly and are not always held accountable, even when cops nab them. “You can’t catch me. You’re stupid,” driver Oscar Malik, 28, allegedly taunted out-of-earshot cops in a police cruiser who spotted him as he roared on the Long Island Expressway in March 2021 at a speed police believe hit 117 mph. They did catch him, but off the ...

Dying shooting victim dumped at Brooklyn hospital

A dying shooting victim was dumped at a Brooklyn hospital Sunday morning, police said. Someone dropped 28-year-old Romello Hayes off at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center at about 6:40 a.m. and then quickly left, police said. Hayes, shot in the torso and arm, could not be saved. He lived in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to cops. No arrests have been made. ©2022 New York Daily News. Visit ...

Woman killed 'intentionally' in Queens hit and run, police say

Surveillance video obtained by NY1 shows a mob of people spilling out all at once onto 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill, following a verbal dispute that police say broke out inside Showtime Bar and Lounge. According to officials, four men in their 20s, 30s and 40s were stabbed on the...

Boat Catches on Fire and Sinks, Occupant Jumps Overboard and is Saved

The Public information Office reports the details of a Water Emergency that occurred on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 2:25 PM in Point Lookout. According to Police, a fifty-foot-long Bertram fishing boat notified authorities that he was in distress, and 911 dispatchers received numerous calls for a boat on fire in the water off of Point Lookout. The boat owner reports that he heard a loud bang, then his boat went on fire, and he jumped into the ocean, the boat sank a short time later.
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Freeport drops thriller to Massapequa

Through the first three weeks of Nassau Conference I football, Freeport produced 102 points including eight touchdowns of at least 40 yards. However, the Red Devils just have one victory to show for it. Last Friday night in brisk conditions they gave two-time defending county champion Massapequa all it could handle before falling 35-28 at Berner Middle School. The Chiefs won it on a 59-yard touchdown pass from Paul Dulanto to Shane Horan with 1:38 remaining.
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7 Cars Smashed, Outdoor Dining Shed Destroyed in Wake of NYC Car Crash

At least four people were hurt and half a dozen cars damaged in a particularly destructive late-night crash in Manhattan on Saturday, according to authorities. A preliminary investigation suggests the initial crash happened around 10:15 p.m. along East 111th Street in East Harlem, police said. Within minutes, the driver of a red Nissan would be fleeing on foot leaving a trail of destruction behind.