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  • Hempstead School Board Election
    Judge orders Hempstead officials to preserve school board ballots
    A Nassau County judge has ordered Hempstead school officials to preserve the ballots and other voting records from Tuesday’s school board election after allegations of misconduct.State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Diamond signed an order...
  • Pedro Merchant
    Long Island man acquitted after murder trial
    A Long Island man who made national headlines after a riot broke out during his arraignment on murder charges in 2013 has been acquitted on all counts.Pedro Merchant, 22, was found not guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder and second-degree...
  • Jacksin Rouzard
    Cops: Man set fire to Hempstead home after argument
    A Hempstead man is facing arson charges after he allegedly set fire to another man’s home – with three children inside – after an argument, Nassau County police said.Jacksin Rouzard, 26, was arraigned Tuesday on arson, burglary,...
  • Annika McKenzie brutally beats teacher who she said put her hands on her daughter
    Annika McKenzie attack: Irate mom brushes by school security, slams teacher
    Annika McKenzie walked into a New York middle school and brutally attacked her niece’s teacher to the point that the woman was rendered unconscious. Catherine Engelhardt, a 22-year veteran of the Hempstead School District, was brutally...
  • Ralphael Brown
    Long Island teen indicted for allegedly kicking infant during robbery
    A Long Island teenager accused of kicking and stepping on an infant while allegedly trying to snatch a woman’s necklace pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a felony indictment.Ralphael Brown, 19, has been charged with robbery, assault, criminal...
  • Leonard Reed
    Trial begins for Hempstead man accused in wife’s brutal slaying
    A Hempstead man accused of brutally killing his wife went on trial Thursday with prosecutors describing how he shot her eight times before stabbing her in the back, though his lawyer claims he was under “extreme duress” and is not...
  • Fulton Ave. Pharmacy
    Cops probe knifepoint robbery at Hempstead pharmacy
    Police in Nassau County are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a Hempstead pharmacy at knifepoint on Tuesday.Cops said the incident occurred around 8:20 p.m. at the Fulton Ave. Pharmacy at 362 Fulton Avenue in Hempstead. Police said the...
  • Ralphael Brown
    LI man pleads not guilty to kicking baby during robbery
    A man accused of kicking and stepping on an infant while allegedly attempting to steal a necklace off an employee’s neck at a Hempstead laundromat denied the charges in court Friday.Ralphael Brown, 19, pleaded not guilty to robbery, assault,...
  • Sirlentor Berry
    Hempstead teacher’s aide accused of stealing grant money
    Nassau prosecutors said Thursday that a widespread investigation into the Hempstead Union Free School District has netted its first arrest with a teacher’s aide accused of stealing $1,200 and allegedly trying to pocket another $1,200 in...
  • Hempstead Schools
    State: Investigation needed after students out of class in Hempstead
    Amid ongoing criminal and state probes, Hempstead school officials are under the microscope once again after community advocates say nearly three dozen children have been repeatedly turned away from attending classes for weeks.A new investigation ...
  • John B. King, Jr.
    State orders Hempstead school board race annulled amid DA’s probe
    Hempstead school officials will need to hold a new election for a highly-contested school board seat after amid an investigation into allegations of voter fraud in a May school board election, New York State Education Commissioner John B. King...
  • Leah Cuevas
    Prosecutor: NYC woman decapitated neighbor after argument
    A New York City woman decapitated her neighbor after an argument over unpaid rent and then dismembered the woman’s lifeless body before dumping her head, arms, torso and legs at different locations across Long Island, a Suffolk County...
  • Betty Cross
    Hempstead school board member ousted amid election investigation
    The state education commissioner ruled Friday that a Hempstead school board member must immediately step down from her post amid an inquiry into allegations of voter fraud stemming from a May school board election.State Education Commissioner John...
  • Bennett Avenue - Hempstead
    Police seek suspect in fatal shooting of teen in Hempstead
    Nassau County police are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a 16-year-old boy in Hempstead late Friday night.Hempstead Village Police were called around 11:50 p.m. Friday to respond to a home at 245 Bennett Ave., where they found the 16...
  • Jean Almonacy
    Long Island DMV worker admits to fondling women during road tests
    A state Department of Motor Vehicles employee from Long Island pleaded guilty Tuesday to forcible touching charges and admitted he fondled a woman while overseeing her road test, Westchester County prosecutors said.Jean Almonacy, 55, of Hempstead,...
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