A traffic stop in Queens led earlier today to the shooting deaths of a Nassau County Police Officer and a bystander. Authorities locked down eight public schools in a search for the suspect, which was still ongoing by late afternoon.
The shooting took place on an entrance ramp onto the Cross Islan ... More >>
A "head shop" in Long Island will have to stick to selling bongs and patchouli oil after a Nassau County judge ruled that it can no longer sell synthetic drugs like bath salts and fake weed.Following an undercover investigation -- and subsequent lawsuit -- by the New York Attorney General's Office, ... More >>
Remember when it was announced that Queen Latifah was going to play a gay event in Long Beach and everyone started shrieking that this meant the woman had come out?
I seized the opportunity to weigh in with the sense that this might be a teeny tiny act of inching out a wittle bit--or it might just ... More >>
At the beginning of the month, Runnin' Scared mentioned that Nassau County police officers were getting a grant for the month of May to ramp up the amount of police officers on the lookout for drunk drivers. Looks like it came just in time for the holidays - what perfect timing.Over the pa ... More >>
An Iraq war vet and inmate at Nassau County Correctional Center committed suicide Feb. 24 -- making him the fifth prisoner to take his own life in the facility since 2010. Seven inmates in total have died in this period, and state authorities have determined that several of these incidents were prev ... More >>
Bigelow's Clams near Long Beach are worth a tripTomorrow, in honor of summer's last hurrah, we'll round up our favorite food-centric day trips. Whether it's grabbing the train into Jersey to eat your weight in Indian food, or heading out to Long Island's quiet North Fork to taste wine and buy ... More >>
melaniehamlett.comImpersonating a strip of bacon in the World's Largest Frying Pan, Long Beach, WAYou'd think it'd be a simple thing to identify the world's largest frying pan, but there are six in the United States alone that make that audacious claim.
State Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret_CarrozzaState Assembly Deputy Majority Whip Ann-Margaret Carrozza of Queens, who faces a residency investigation by AG Andrew Cuomo and questions from the press about her self-described "abysmal" attendance record in Albany, announced yesterday that she's dro ... More >>
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Abi Skipp/flickrJimmy's No. 43 is doing a nice job of showcasing Long Island oysters every Thursday night, but the faithful can get even closer to the source this weekend at the 26th annual Oyster Festival in the aptly named town of Oyster Bay. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, and w ... More >>
The 18-year-old Hoftsra student who said she was raped by five men on Sunday is taking it back, and the four men who were arrested on that charge have been set free. The young woman admits that the sex was consensual, and the Nassau County D.A. who was pursuing the case, Kathleen Rice, has turned he ... More >>