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Pedestrian injured in Brentwood crash

A pedestrian was seriously injured Thursday night in a Brentwood motor vehicle crash. Authorities say 45 year old Juan Martinez-Umana was walking on Fifth Avenue near Third Avenue around 9pm, when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle.  Police say the vehicle was a 2011 Honda Pilot driven by Dinorah Pantaleon.  The vehicle was impounded…

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NY lawmakers OK cutting back nursing homes’ legal shield

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers have voted to strip away pieces of the broad legal shield they gave nursing homes, hospitals and other health care facilities to fend off lawsuits and criminal prosecutions over coronavirus care. The state Senate and Assembly voted Thursday evening to limit the protection, which the Democrat-led Legislature agreed…

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Bicyclist killed Friday morning in Lake Grove crash

**Update: Bicyclist has been identified as 61 year old Peter Ferentinos of Nesconset.   A bicyclist was struck and killed in an early morning crash on Friday in Lake Grove.  On July 24, 2020, around 1:45am, authorities say an unidentified bicyclist was heading southbound on New Moriches Rd when he was struck by an eastbound…

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Suffolk PD investigate Shirley shooting

A man was shot in Shirley on Thursday night outside a home on Carnation Drive.  Suffolk County Police responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting on July 23, 2020 just after 9pm.  When officers arrived, they found Kevin Valarezo had been shot inside an open garage area of a house, located at 478 Carnation…

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NY Assembly passed legislation to recognize Juneteenth

New York State assembly on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 passed legislation to recognize Juneteenth and Abolition Commemoration Day in New York State.  Legislation passed would establish Abolition Commemoration Day, which would be observed on the second Monday in July. This commemorates the Abolition Act, which passed the New York State Legislature on March 31, 1817 and…

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Farmingdale grandma paid out over $40,000 in elder scam

A Farmingdale grandmother was scammed out of over $40,000 dollars by a Manhattan man who claimed that her grandson was in trouble. Nassau County Fraud and Forgery detectives say that a 95 year old woman received a phone call on July 20,2020 from a man who pretended to be her grandson and said he had…

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Off duty cop saves LI woman trapped under a dock

An off duty cop saved a woman trapped under a dock on Wednesday in Wantagh. According to Police, in the afternoon on July 22, 2020, an off-duty Nassau County Police Department Aviation Unit officer was at the Wantagh Park Marina when he heard a splash and screams for help.  The officer was able to quickly…

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NY adds 10 more states to travel advisory

            Ten more states were added on Tuesday to New York’s travel advisory list.  The newly-added states are Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia and Washington.  Minnesota has been removed from the State’s travel advisory. Individuals traveling to New York from the following states must quarantine…

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Cops look for Farmingville beer bandits

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two men who stole beer from a Farmingville store.  Police say two men stole two 12-packs of beer from Stop & Shop, located at 2350 North Ocean Ave., on July 13 at approximately…

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Cops: Selden man tried to stab father, drove into house

Suffolk County Police arrested a Selden man on Tuesday night, after he attempted to strike his father and three other people with a motor vehicle. Cops say a 22 year old man threatened his father with a knife inside their Maplewood Avenue residence on July 21, 2020, around 9:20pm.  Then, police say the two men,…

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Anit-Cop graffiti found at LI School

Police are searching for the people who vandalized an elementary school with anti-police graffiti.  Nassau County Police say the graffiti was found on buildings, vehicles and fences at the Newbridge Elementary School in Bellmore on on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.  Detectives believe the Criminal Mischief occurred between the hours of 2am and 3am.  Anyone with…