| May 20, 2009
On March 18, the day after little Olivia Rispanti choked to death on a carrot stick at the Carousel Day School in Hicksville, state officials shut down the center citing that the owner had no license to operate such a facility. Now Nassau County...
| Nov 18, 2009
| 12:08 PM
A North Hills cardiologist is adamantly denying charges that he spied on female employees with a hidden camera inside his Manhasset office bathroom.
Vincent Pacienza, 54, pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday to one count of second-degree unlawful...
| Dec 8, 2009
| 11:37 AM
A slum landlord was arrested and charged Tuesday after officials say he broke into an abandoned home that he didn't own and rented out the apartment to an unsuspecting tenant.
According to officials, Ozell Neely, 45, was charged with burglary, grand...
| Dec 9, 2009
| 10:30 AM
A Long Island doctor was arrested and charged Wednesday, after authorities said he knowingly and unlawfully sold prescriptions for the powerful painkiller Oxycodone to customers. Police say his clientele included several teenagers.
Detectives with the...
| Dec 30, 2009
| 2:46 PM
A correction officer is accused of turning the Nassau County Jail into his own sex motel.
Mark Barber, 47, is facing charges he used his power to threaten inmates to comply to his deviant demands by forcing female inmates to have sex with him. The...
| Jan 13, 2010
| 1:02 PM
A wealthy Long Island couple are in police custody Wednesday on charges of stealing more than $33,000 in Medicaid benefits, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.
Daniel and Dalia Mairzadeh, of Old Westbury, reportedly under-reported their...
| Jun 26, 2009
| 3:22 PM
A judge has sentenced a Long Island man - convicted of pointing a loaded handgun at officers during an early morning street confrontation - to a seven-year prison term.
Frantz Byer, 22, had been convicted in January of criminal possession of a weapon and...
| Jul 15, 2009
A judge sentenced a stepfather, charged with sexually abusing his now 17-year-old stepdaughter in the parking lot of his business last year, to a 12-year-prison term.
Harold Gopaul of Bellerose, Queens, was convicted on May 15 of 14 counts of first...
| Jul 17, 2009
A Long Island Rail Road engineer has been suspended without pay after being accused of allowing a passenger to operate a train as it traveled west of Hicksville earlier this month.
LIRR engineer Ronald Cabrera allowed the passenger to operate the train...
| Aug 5, 2009
| 9:19 AM
A Long Island Railroad engineer and the passenger he let drive a train have been arrested following an MTA probe.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice formally announced the arrest and criminal charges against the two individuals in a press...
| Aug 11, 2009
| 2:20 PM
Nassau County officials fired six employees at the Traffic and Parking Violations Agency - including the agency's assistant director - after a probe launched by authorities found them fixing more than 100 tickets for themselves, friends and family...