About 1,200 new students enrolled in the system this year, and nearly three dozen others were allegedly turned away.
Many of the new students are immigrants. Some parents at a school board meeting Wednesday night called on surrounding districts to help absorb the overflow of students.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said last year the town budgeted $2 million for snow removal, but spent more than $2.4 million. This winter, they’re setting aside $2.8 million.
Class size is reaching the crisis level in the Hempstead Union Free School District, where teachers said they have been packed like sardines with more than 50 students in a classroom.
Araceli Mondragon-Vargas, 27, of Hempstead was arrested around 4:15 a.m. after failing to stay in her lane, police said. Officers pulled her over and determined she was intoxicated, police said.
Leah Cuevas was arraigned on indictment charges Thursday in Suffolk County District Court. She’s being held without bail.
Chinelle Browne’s family is demanding answers on where the woman was killed and dismembered, and if the woman charged in the crime, Leah Cuevas, had help.
Leah Cuevas, of Brooklyn, faced a judge Thursday. She is charged in the alleged killing and dismemberment of a woman whose body parts were found scattered around Long Island earlier this month.
A woman has been arrested and charged in the death of a Brooklyn woman, whose partially dismembered body was found on Long Island earlier this month.
Two Long Island couples have been arrested on bank fraud and conspiracy charges after allegedly short selling a foreclosure property to a Hempstead Catholic school, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
David Sadler, 45, of Hempstead, is accused of striking 17-year-old Terrance Grier in the neck with a machete, killing him.
The latest discovery was reported Thursday in Hempstead, where what appears to be a human head was found in bushes in front of a neatly kept home.
A human head was found in a Hempstead yard in the same area where two human arms were found just last week.
Police on Long Island are investigating after the discovery of body parts in three different locations.
Police are trying to determine if an arm found in the yard of a home in Hempstead is connected to the discovery of partially dismembered remains in Bay Shore.