Garden City Park
According to authorities, the detective was passing by when he noticed flames coming from the home on Mineola Boulevard in Williston Park around 7:30 a.m.
The 67-year-old purchased the winning ticket for the Nov. 2 drawing in Mineola.
Bottlenecks and red tape made getting back on line nearly impossible for the powerless across Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Long Island was a disaster area Tuesday night, after Superstorm Sandy uprooted trees and blew them over like matchsticks, and at one point cut power to 90 percent of LIPA customers without power.
A fisherman found the 18-year-old’s body Thursday night in Wilmette Harbor, a few miles north of Evanston, six days after he disappeared after leaving an off-campus party near Northwestern University in suburban Chicago.
Graduating students of Farmingdale State College arrived for commencement on Saturday morning. And just steps away was a congratulatory message, mixed with a message of sadness for the two students who died in a plane crash on Wednesday.
Officer Kevin Brennan is in critical but stable condition and doctors say he’s expected to make a full recovery. Meanwhile, the suspect, Luis Ortiz, has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer.
Nassau County police said the gas apparently leaked from a first-floor deli in Garden City Park into the apartments upstairs.