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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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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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Armored Car Employee and Two Co-Defendants Plead Guilty to Theft of Over $500,000 From Armored Car on Long Island

Long Island, NY: DOJ Eastern District reports - Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Alexis Laguerra and Raymond Soto, Sr. pleaded guilty to bank larceny involving the theft of an armored car and over $500,000 from the car on November 2, 2018 in Valley Stream.  Laguerra was an employee of GardaWorld, the owner of the armored car.  Today’s pleas took place before United States Magistrate Judge Anne Y. Shields.  An additional defendant, Raymond Soto, Jr., pleaded guilty on March 18, 2019 to bank larceny.   Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and Patrick J. Ryder, Commissioner, Nassau County Police Department (NCPD), announced the guilty pleas.…
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlines the 2019-2020 New York State Budget and Agenda at Stony Brook University

April 11, 2019--Stony Brook--Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlines the 2019-2020 New York State Budget and Agenda at Stony Brook University Thursday April 11, 2019, (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) Makes the Property Tax Cap Permanent - Tax Cap Will Save Long Island Residents $76 Billion Over the Next 10 Years Limits Spending to 2% and Cuts Taxes for the Middle Class - Second Year of the Tax Cut Will Save Long Island Residents an Average of $382 Increases Long Island School Aid by Over $ Million, Including $48 Million in Foundation Aid, and Promotes Education Equity by Prioritizing Funding for Poorer Schools Office of the Gov. reports Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Long Island highlights of the FY 2020 Budget. The Budget, building upon the Governor's…
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ICE New York arrests previously removed Salvadoran national sex offender

NEW YORK, NY: ICE reports — A previously removed Salvadoran national was arrested Tuesday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in New York. ERO deportation officers assigned to the ERO New York Long Island Sub-Office’s Joint Criminal Alien Removal Taskforce (JCART), assisted by members of the Marshals Service’s NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Alcides Acosta-Euceda, a 31-year-old citizen of El Salvador, in Central Islip, New York. Acosta-Euceda has been charged in District Court for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), with a violation of 8 USC 1326(a) and 1326(b)(2), illegal re-entry after removal, as an aggravated felon. ICE previously removed Acosta-Euceda to El Salvador on June 6, 2018, following a July 2017 felony conviction, for Rape 3rd Degree: victim less than 17 years,…
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Former Chief Operating Officer of Long Island Federal Credit Union Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Defendant Admits Embezzling $465,172 to Fund a Lavish Lifestyle Long Island, NY: DOJ Eastern District reports - Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Suzanne Silva, the former Chief Operating Officer of Winthrop University Hospital Employees Federal Credit Union (Winthrop University HEFCU), pleaded guilty to embezzling $465,172 during her employment at the credit union.  Today’s plea took place before United States District Judge Denis R. Hurley.  When sentenced, Silva faces up to 30 years in prison, as well as restitution of $465,172 and a fine of up to $1 million. 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 guilty plea. “Silva has admitted that she…
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