Jeremy Laratro and Dayvon Merchant are accused of two burglaries and an attempted burglary in Lido Beach, Long Island.
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.
Fire broke out Tuesday morning at a home occupied by two elderly residents. One was rescued.
Police said the driver of the pickup got out to put a blanket over Steven Acquaviva and then drove off.
Police in Nassau County were investigating Tuesday night, after someone spray-painted a swastika on a fence in a Cedarhurst neighborhood.
On Monday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed into law a measure raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19 to 21. It takes effect on Jan. 1.
Frazier Glenn Cross, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail on a preliminary charge of first-degree murder after the attacks Sunday in Overland Park.
New mom Mariejunia Ally, 33, went into labor about two months early as she was waiting for the bus in Elmont around 6:40 a.m. Friday.
The skimmer was discovered by an ATM repairman last month at the TD Bank on Old Country Road in Plainview. Another skimmer was also found at the outside card entrance.
The move granted approval for contracts that reinstate cost-of-living wages in exchange for union givebacks. Nassau’s fiscal control board – known as NIFA – must still approve the deal.
Some legislators are seeking assurances that revenue from new speed cameras will be available to help offset the cost of lifting the wage freeze. The assurance has not been given and state lawmakers haven’t yet approved the new cameras.
The suspects, who were holed up in a Long Island motel, demanded ransom for a kidnapping victim authorities say was never taken.
Some community and Democratic leaders on Long Island are calling on Nassau County to quickly join New York City and Suffolk County in raising the age to buy tobacco products to 21.
Legislation introduced in Albany dramatically expands the number of speed cameras in New York City, and lets Nassau and Suffolk counties install them too.
Nassau County and the county’s Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a $5,000 reward for information about incidents of dog fighting and abuse.