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.
According to the Nassau County district attorney’s office, 45-year-old Raymond Ragen was convicted of manslaughter and assault after a three and a half week trial.
Jonathan Lopez, 22, did not speak as the judge handed down the sentence. Lopez was acquitted at trial of manslaughter but found guilty of assault and reckless endangerment after prosecutors said he was drag racing on the Southern State Parkway in September 2011.
Steven Clancy, 19, was driving a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta northbound on Roslyn Road near Locust Lane when he struck a curb and then a tree, police said.
The Metro-North railroad put more trains into service for the evening rush, after riders were squeezed into cars during the morning commute.
Snow, sleet and ice took down trees, left intersections flooded with slushy muck, and had residents fit to be tied on Long Island Wednesday.
No injuries have been reported.
Police on Saturday were searching for a suspect who robbed a woman at knifepoint in a Long Island parking lot.
Niculae Petre, Dorin Husa, Valer Zaharia, and Teodora Zaharia, are accused of stealing customers’ PIN numbers and other financial information.
The Marines unloaded more than 2,000 turkeys donated by Stop & Shop for the upcoming holidays.
The state Board of Regents approved a plan to trim down the time allotted for the math exam by 20 minutes and the English assessment by 10 minutes.
The alleged incidents occurred on Sept. 27 and Oct. 6 at a sober house in Uniondale where 73-year-old Joseph Wood is a counselor.
County legislators will vote on a plan by developer Bruce Ratner to renovate the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and build a retail and entertainment complex that would include restaurants, an ice rink, a bowling alley and a movie theater.
Ed Mangano’s challenger and former county executive Tom Suozzi said the budget plan does nothing to solve the county’s debt.
John Esposito died last week of natural causes at Sing Sing prison in Ossining. He did not know of the decision when he died.