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Rebecca Tharpe, Mortgage Scammer, Ordered To Lecture About The Perils Of Criminal Schemes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Long Island woman convicted of acting as a "straw buyer" in a mortgage fraud scam has been ordered to give lectures on the perils o...

Sharon McDonough 20 dogs buried in yard

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

SELDEN, N.Y. — Authorities in New York say a woman who had about 20 dead dogs buried in her backyard on Long Island faces a misdemeanor animal c...

L.I. Hall Monitor Caught Breaking Into Lockers On Student's Camera

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

SELDEN, N.Y. — An adult hall monitor at a high school on New York's Long Island is facing petit larceny charges after she was apparently caught ...

Republicans Must Stop Playing Politics With Unemployment Benefits

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Rather than do what is right, Republicans did what was politically convenient, twice blocking the unemployment extension last week in an effort to derail other economic recovery programs.

How to Save One Million Fish Every Hour

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

As 2009 drew to a close, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation quietly issued a decision that will dramatically decrease the destruction of fish within Long Island's south shore estuary.

Hofstra Rape: Student Lied About Incident: Source

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities in New York say the Hofstra University student who told police that she had been gang-raped by five men on campus ...

Hofstra Rape: Woman Gang Raped In Hofstra University Dorm: Police

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP)-- Police in New York say an 18-year-old Hofstra University student trying to retrieve a cell phone was lured into a dormitory men...

Long Island's Empty Jail

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Whenever a film or TV show needs to film in a prison location, the go-to place to scout is a decommissioned jail at the Nassau County Correctional Facility.

Lawyer: Taconic Wrong-Way Driver To Be Exhumed

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The body of a woman who killed herself and seven other people by driving a minivan the wrong way on a parkway and crashing ...

Attackers Use Health Care Ploy To Rob Home, Shoot 2

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Police say attackers used health care reform as a ruse to approach their victims and then shot two and pistol-whipped another in a Lo...

Poospatuck Tribe May Be Barred From Selling Cigarettes To Non-Members

Newsday | August 26, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In a decision that could put a significant crimp in untaxed cigarette sales from the Poospatuck tribal reservation in Mastic, a federal judge has gran...

Hispanic Man Beaten In Racially Charged Robbery

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Hispanic man told investigators he was beaten and robbed in a racially charged attack in a Long Island community where another Hisp...

Lacy Reid Left Sick Mom On Kitchen Floor For 2 Days Before Calling 911

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

FREEPORT, N.Y. — A New York man is accused of leaving his ailing mother on the floor and stepping over her for two days before calling 911. Pol...

6-Year-Old Boy Saves Toddler From House Fire, 3 Found Dead

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — Police say a 6-year-old boy rescued his 2-year-old sister from a fire at a Long Island house where three adults later were...

Ice Cream Truck Driver Busted For Drugs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) -- Police have arrested a Long Island ice cream truck driver on charges of buying illegal drugs. Nassau County police say the 22...

Taconic Parkway Crash Victims Mourned On Long Island

New York Times | LISA FODERARO and LIZ ROBBINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The mourners arrived in dark suits, some carrying children they seemed to clutch with newfound urgency. About 1,000 people came to Our Lady of Victor...

LIRR Engineer Lets Passenger Drive Train

Newsday | ALFONSO A. CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A Long Island Rail Road engineer has been suspended without pay following accusations that he allowed a passenger to operate a train as it traveled we...

Forbes 'Most Troubled Luxury Neighborhoods' List 5 Long Island Communities

Newsday | ELLEN YAN and GARY DYMSKI | | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Five Long Island communities placed in Forbes magazine's top 12 "most troubled luxury neighborhoods," where the number of listings versus recent sales...

Shark Washes Up On Long Island Beach

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A 24-foot shark washed ashore on a Long Island beach today, but died a short time later, police said. It's unclear how the basking shark died or how ...

Mosquitoes Attacking Long Island After Recent Downpours

New York Post | Kieran Crowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Long Islanders are bugging out due to a surge in mosquitoes caused by the recent downpours. Officials said the rains have boosted mosquito numbers by ...

New York City's First Offshore Wind Farm A Reality | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


18 Rounds of Soggy & Sunny Days at the U.S. Open

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patrick Sauer

You already know what happened at Bethpage, but I thought you might like an insider's log of the sights, sounds, and smells (And Woah Nelly! Did it ever smell) of the 2009 U.S. Open.

Shoebox Baby's Mom Arrested

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HEMPSTEAD, Long Island (AP) -- Police on Long Island have arrested the mother of a newborn found abandoned in a shoebox in the lobby of a Long island ...

Long Island: Newborn Girl Found In Shoebox

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A newborn girl was found alive in a shoebox at the entrance to a Hempstead, L.I., apartment building, cops said....

Albert Einstein Photo A Long Island Collector's Prize

Newsday | CHRISTINA HERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

He's sticking his tongue out in a gesture to "all of humanity." In Albert Einstein's own words, that was the message behind his playful expression, ca...