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Garden City Woman Sentenced to Prison Time for Running Over Her Neighbor While Driving Drunk

Long Island Strong MINEOLA, : Nassau DA reports – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Garden City woman was sentenced to a net sentence of three to six years in prison today for running down her neighbor, a pedestrian while driving drunk in February 2018. Tara Guinnane, 49, pled guilty before Judge Meryl Berkowitz on January 25 to the top counts of Aggravated Vehicular Assault (a C felony), Assault in the Second Degree (a D violent felony) and Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (an unclassified misdemeanor). “Brian Gormley, a married father of three, had just gotten off the train from work and was walking home on his own street when his intoxicated neighbor changed his life forever,” DA Singas said. “This DWI defendant did not think about Mr. Gormley…
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Awareness

Long Island Strong Brain Injury Safety Tips and Prevention – Contact Sports can cause damage to the part of the brain which controls hormone production

"We recommend that people who take part in combative sports, like boxing or kickboxing, and are exposed to repeated head trauma should be screened to ensure their pituitary is working properly." Professor Fahrettin Kelestimur, researcher. Share More:  There is no “concussion-proof” helmet. Washington, DC: CDC reports  - There are many ways to help reduce the risk of a concussion or other serious brain injury both on and off the sports field. All Concussions Are Serious Each day, hundreds of thousands of young athletes practice and compete in a wide variety of sports. Physical activity, sports participation, and play in general are great ways for children and teens to build and maintain healthy bones and muscles, lower their chances for depression and chronic diseases (such as diabetes), learn leadership and teamwork skills, and…
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Sound Beach Man Indicted for Allegedly Conducting a Human Trafficking Operation Out of Parents Basement Since 2014

 Defendant Allegedly Used Narcotics, Threats of Violence to Coerce Victims into Prostitution LONG ISLAND STRONG reports (CENTRAL ISLIP, ) – Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and the Suffolk County Police Department today announced the indictment of a Sound Beach man for allegedly conducting a human trafficking operation out of the basement of his parents’ house since at least December of 2014. Raymond Rodio III, 47, is charged with seven counts of Sex Trafficking, a B felony; one count of Sex Trafficking, a B violent felony; one count of Promoting Prostitution in the Second Degree, a C felony; one count of Promoting Prostitution in the Third Degree, a D felony; and four counts of Promoting Prostitution in the Fourth Degree, an A misdemeanor. “This is a dangerous and depraved…
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Governor Cuomo Announces Early Completion of Shared Use Leisure Path on Jones Beach

New Path Offers Picturesque Views of Jones Beach and Connects to Existing Paths Throughout Long Island Path Creates New Link to Future Jones Beach Energy and Nature Center and West End Preservation Area Project Completed on Budget and Ahead of Schedule LONG ISLAND STRONG reports - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the Jones Beach Shared Use Path, a new leisure trail that offers walkers, skaters, runners and cyclists stunning views of one of New York's most popular and beautiful state parks. The new trail, completed six months ahead of schedule, also links to existing leisure paths on Long Island, giving users access to hundreds of miles of additional trails and further promoting green transportation in the region. "As warmer weather approaches, Long Island residents and visitors…
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Wantagh Man Indicted for Unlawful Surv. After Allegedly Secretly Recording Women in Tanning Beds

Long Island Strong reports MINEOLA, – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Wantagh man was arraigned on a grand jury indictment today for allegedly secretly recording at least nine women in tanning booths throughout Nassau County. Jake Gabler-Colotti, 22, was arraigned before Judge Robert McDonald and charged with 20 counts of Unlawful Surveillance in the Second Degree (an E felony). Bail was continued, and the defendant is due back in court May 22. If convicted of the top count he faces one-and-a-third to four years in prison for each incident. “This defendant is charged with illegally filming nine women in various stages of undress while they were inside tanning booths,” DA Singas said. “This kind of egregious invasion of privacy can cause victims great distress and we…
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Deer Park Man Pleads Guilty to Running Over and Killing 18-Year Old College Student

LONG ISLAND STRONG reports MINEOLA, – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Deer Park man pleaded guilty today to the top homicide count of Manslaughter in the Second Degree for the November 2017 death of an 18-year old woman in a Levittown parking lot. Daniel Coppolo, 33, pleaded guilty today before Judge Terence Murphy to Manslaughter in the Second Degree (a C felony), Leaving the Scene without Reporting (a D felony), and Tampering with Physical Evidence (an E felony) relating to the homicide. He pled guilty to Robbery in the Third Degree (a D felony) for a separate incident where he used force against a security guard to escape after shoplifting. The defendant is expected to be sentenced to five to 15 years in prison on June…
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Man Indicted for Allegedly Leaving Scene of Motor Vehicle Crash that Critically Injured Toddler and Injured Four Others

Long Island Strong reports (CENTRAL ISLIP, ) – Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini today announced the unsealing of a 15-count indictment against a man for allegedly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Mastic Beach that critically injured a toddler and caused physical injury to four other individuals. “After causing a car crash that injured his own three passengers, one of whom is only 18 months old, and two people in another car, this defendant showed absolutely no remorse,” District Attorney Sini said. “He walked away from the destruction, lied to police about his involvement and ultimately fled the state to avoid taking responsibility for his careless actions.” Ronald Hubbard, 45, of North Amityville, is charged with four counts of Assault in the Second Degree, a…
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Retired NYPD Officer Indicted for Allegedly Driving Drunk, Killing Passenger in Motor Vehicle Crash

Long Island Strong reports (CENTRAL ISLIP, ) – Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini today announced the indictment of a retired NYPD officer for allegedly driving while intoxicated and causing the death of his passenger in a single motor vehicle crash in Commack. Patrick McMahon, 48, of Commack, is charged with Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, a B felony; Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a C felony; two counts of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a D felony; Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, an A misdemeanor; Reckless Driving, an unclassified misdemeanor; and Speeding, a traffic infraction. “There is no excuse in this day and age to drive drunk, particularly for this defendant as…
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MS-13 Member Sentenced to 32 Years to Life in Prison for Two Uniondale Murders

Long Island Strong reports - MINEOLA, – Nassau County District Attorney announced that a Hempstead MS-13 member was sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for shooting death of a teenager in Uniondale in 2016 and the brutal machete murder of a 22-year old in 2017. Defendant Edar Ventura, also known as Trauma and Despiadado, 21, pleaded guilty during jury selection on March 14 before Judge William O’Brien to: Two counts of Murder in the Second Degree (an A-I felony) Attempted Murder in the Second Degree (an B violent felony) Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (a C violent felony) NCDA recommended a pre-trial sentence of 40 years to life in prison. “Edar Ventura is a cold-blooded killer who ruthlessly murdered two young men to rise up…
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On Earth Day, Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags in New York

New Law Will Reduce Litter, Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Protect the Environment for Future Generations Office of the Gov reports - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation on Earth Day that bans the sale of single-use plastic bags in New York starting in March 2020, a significant step to reduce pollution and protect fish and wildlife. "Single-use" plastic bags do not degrade and often wind up as litter on lands and in waters, harming birds or wildlife that ingest the plastic. It is estimated that New Yorkers use 23 billion plastic bags annually, and nationwide studies show that approximately 50 percent of single-use plastic bags end up as litter. In addition to preventing plastic bag litter in our environment, this ban will also help reduce the greenhouse gas emissions…
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Long Island Strong Prevent Storm Related Deaths – Evacuate Politely Before or When Told to Leave

Man-Made & Natural Disasters Awareness Preparedness Resilience. SEACOAST EVAC ZONES – Hurricane Preparedness – Evacuate Politely Before or When Told to Leave. Superstorm Sandy’s Atlantic  strike killed over 233 people by drowning, impalement, crushing, and MisUse of Gas Generators causing CO2 Poisoning.  
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News

DA Sini and Northport PD: Two Alleged Drug Dealers Indicted Following Investigation by DAs Heroin Task Force

DA SINI & NORTHPORT PD: TWO ALLEGED DRUG DEALERS INDICTED FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION BY DA’S HEROIN TASK FORCE (RIVERHEAD, ) – SCDA reports - Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and the Northport Police Department today announced the indictment of two individuals in connection with the alleged sale of cocaine and other illicit substances following an investigation by the District Attorney’s Heroin Task Force. “This investigation did not stop with the arrest of one defendant,” District Attorney Sini said. “Because of the dedication of the Northport Police Department, we were able to identify an accomplice who was allegedly attempting to remove the main target’s drug stash from his home after he was arrested. This indictment was the result of excellent investigative efforts and collaboration between the members of the Heroin…
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Uber Driver Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for Causing Death of Passenger by Allowing Him to Car Surf

Long Island Strong - CENTRAL ISLIP, – Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini today announced the guilty plea of an Uber driver for causing the death of his passenger by allowing the passenger to ride on the roof of his vehicle on Sept. 23, 2018, in Huntington. The passenger fell off the roof of the vehicle and struck his head on the roadway, causing head trauma which resulted in his death. Danyal Cheema, 24, of Huntington Station, pleaded guilty today to Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a C felony. “This was a tragic incident that could have been avoided had the defendant not conducted himself in such a reckless manner,” District Attorney Sini said. “Our deepest sympathies are with the victim’s family and loved ones.” Between 12:03 and 12:35…
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Long Island Bloods Gang Leader Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Narcotics Distribution and Multiple Shootings

Defendant Sold Crack in Bay Shore, Brentwood and Central Islip Long Island, NY: United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York reports - Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Michael Smith, also known as “Bum Jew,” a high-ranking member of the Nine Trey Bloods street gang, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joseph F. Bianco to 20 years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, his participation in two shootings and possessing a firearm.  Smith had previously pleaded guilty on November 9, 2015. Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), announced the sentence. “With today’s sentence, Smith has been held accountable for…
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Governor Cuomo Announces Comprehensive Agenda to Combat K-2

Office of the Gov reports - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a comprehensive statewide plan to combat synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K-2. This multi-agency agenda includes wide-ranging prevention, education, treatment, and community engagement efforts, building upon the Governor's commitment to add dozens of synthetic cannabinoids to the state's controlled substances list. These new initiatives will help remove these substances from circulation, raise awareness on the dangers of K-2, and provide additional guidance to healthcare providers on effective treatment and recovery services. "These extremely dangerous and deadly substances are wreaking havoc in communities across the state, and we are stepping up efforts to ensure these drugs remain off the streets and out of our correctional facilities," Governor Cuomo said. "With these new initiatives we can further educate the public on the…
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