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Kathleen Rice

James Ryan (credit: Nassau County Police Department)

DA: Charges Upgraded Against Driver In L.I.E. Crash That Killed Nassau County Cop

James Ryan, 26, was arraigned Wednesday on new charges including aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter, aggravated vehicular assault, criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated, among others.

04/10/2013

Debris from superstorm Sandy in Long Beach, N.Y. - Nov. 20, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nassau Comptroller Looks At Whether Contractors Actually Did Sandy Repairs

Contractors were were supposed to cut up trees, install water heaters, and remove mold from homes on Long Island damaged by superstorm Sandy.

04/05/2013

Nancy Boland Mugshot (NY State Police)

DA: North Bellmore Woman Gets 7 Years For Stabbing Ex-Husband To Death, Dumping Body

Nancy Boland, 57, pleaded guilty to manslaughter, tampering with physical evidence, criminal possession of a weapon and other charges back in January, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said.

03/22/2013

Raymond Roth (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

L.I. Man Accused Of Faking His Own Death Enters Guilty Plea

Under the terms of the plea deal, Raymond Roth has agreed to serve 90 days in jail and five years of probation, according to the Nassau County district attorney.

03/21/2013

John Benstock (credit: Handout/Nassau County Police Department)

Long Island Music Teacher Pleads Guilty To Sex Abuse

John E. Benstock will get probation and must surrender his teaching license. He also must register as level one sex offender for 20 years.

02/25/2013

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15 Long Island Rail Road Workers Charged In Alleged Copper Theft Scheme

A New York grand jury has indicted 15 Long Island Rail Road workers and two others accusing them of participating in the theft of copper wiring.

01/25/2013

Raymond Ragen

DA: L.I. Cement Truck Driver High On Valium At Time Of Deadly School Bus Crash

Six months after a cement truck slammed head-on into a school bus filled with summer campers, prosecutors in Nassau County said the driver of the truck was on drugs.

01/23/2013

A boat that capsized, killing three children, is seen being lifted from the Long Island Sound on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Nassau District Attorney Won’t Pursue Criminal Charges In L.I. Boat Tragedy

The boat, a 34-foot Silverton Cruiser had 27 people on board, including 10 children. The three children that died, Victoria Gaines, Harley Treanor and David Aureliano, were trapped in the cabin, investigators said.

01/17/2013

Leandra's Law News Conference Dec. 30, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Lawmakers Push To Close Legal Loophole In Leandra’s Law

Officials called on state lawmakers to close a loophole allowing convicted drunk divers to avoid the mandatory ignition interlock requirement under the anti-drunk driving measure.

12/30/2012

Edward Orenchuk III (credit: Nassau County DA)

L.I. Boy Scouts Leader Arrested On Child Porn Charges

Edward Orenchuk III of Garden City faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.

12/13/2012

Letter received by Sandy victims in Oceanside (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau DA Announces Charges Against Businessman In Sandy Scam Case

Oceanside contractor Mark Rauch is accused of doctoring a Town of Hempstead mailing that portrayed him as authorized to expedite building permits for Sandy repair work.

12/04/2012

A man undergoes a sobriety test at a drunk driving checkpoint - File / Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Nassau County DA: Week Before Thanksgiving Is Deadly For Motorists

In what is considered a very deadly week on the roadways, the Nassau County District Attorney has put out a warning to motorists.

11/17/2012

Raymond Facey (L), Darrell Fuller (C) and Officer Arthur Lopez (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Alleged Cop Killer Darrell Fuller Transported To Nassau Police Headquarters

Officer Arthur Lopez was shot and killed Tuesday morning while he was on patrol on the border between Nassau County and Queens near the southbound entrance ramp of the Cross Island Parkway, officials said.

10/24/2012

School Bus into Syosset home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Parents Back Push For Interlock Ignition Devices On School Buses

Some parents on Long Island are encouraging lawmakers to pass a new law that would prevent school bus drivers from getting behind the wheel drunk.

CBS New York–10/20/2012

The scene of a deadly crash in Malverne, NY on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Nassau DA Calls For ‘More Robust Driver Training’ Following Fatal Southern State Parkway Crash

The goal, Rice said, is to prevent another fatal incident from happening through enhanced driver education.

10/14/2012

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