Teen ODs On Fentanyl, Dies While Video Chatting, Police In Fairfax County Say Teen ODs On Fentanyl, Dies While Video Chatting, Police In Fairfax County Say
Teen ODs On Fentanyl, Dies While Video Chatting, Police In Fairfax County Say A Fairfax County teenage girl overdosed and died while video-chatting with a friend, police said. The girl went unconscious at an apartment on the 2900 block of John Marshall Drive in Seven Corners around 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, Fairfax County police said. The friend on the other line alerted a family member, who found the girl unresponsive and called 9-1-1, police said. The teen was rushed to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine. As little as 2mg is enough to amount to a deadly dos…
Pharmacist Caught With 41 Illegal Weapons At Hewlett Home: DA Pharmacist Caught With 41 Illegal Weapons At Hewlett Home: DA
Pharmacist Caught With 41 Illegal Weapons At Hewlett Home: DA A Long Island pharmacy owner called the cops to report a burglary. He soon ended up the subject of an indictment of his own. Thirty-eight-year-old Ilya Ostrovskiy, a Hewlett resident, faced a whopping 122-count indictment on Wednesday, Dec. 6 for his alleged possession of over 40 illegal weapons, the Nassau County District Attorney announced. Earlier Report - Man Found Housing Over 30 Guns Following Alleged Hewlett Burglary Incident: Police Ostrovskiy, who owns two pharmacies in Brooklyn, originally contacted Nassau County Police on Friday, July 14 to report a burglary occurring a…
Man's Brother Pretended To Be NY Mobster As Part Of $4M Embezzlement Scheme In MD/DC: Feds Man's Brother Pretended To Be NY Mobster As Part Of $4M Embezzlement Scheme In MD/DC: Feds
Man's Brother Pretended To Be NY Mobster As Part Of $4M Embezzlement Scheme In MD/DC: Feds Henry Hill immortalized the line "as far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster."  That mantra didn't work out well for a pair of brothers - one of whom pretended to be a New York mobster - to get a Maryland man to embezzle more than $4 million from his employer in Washington, DC.  New York native Corry Blue Evans, 31, has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in an elaborate fraud, extortion, and money laundering scheme that involved several other close-knit co-conspirators who worked to exploit the multi-million dollar scheme. The sentence comes y…
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting That Killed 32-Year-Old Near Albany Home Suspect Nabbed In Shooting That Killed 32-Year-Old Near Albany Home
Suspect Nabbed In Shooting That Killed 32-Year-Old Near Albany Home A suspect is behind bars in connection with a deadly shooting in the region that claimed the life of a 32-year-old man. The incident happened at around 3 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in Albany’s West Hill neighborhood, on Judson Street near First Street. When officers arrived, they found Elijah Thompson with a gunshot wound to his chest. Earlier Report: ID Released For Victim Killed In Early-Morning Shooting Outside Albany Home He was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Albany Police. On Wednesday, Dec. 6, detectives announced that Dario …
See How Hospitals In South Jersey Rank For Safety In America See How Hospitals In South Jersey Rank For Safety In America
See How Hospitals In South Jersey Rank For Safety In America Several hospitals in South Jersey were graded for safety by a hospital safety watchdog group. The Leapfrog Group released the Fall 2023 hospital grades on Tuesday, Dec. 5. An expert panel of doctors selects 22 evidence-based measures of patient safety to come up with grades for the nearly 3,000 hospitals and acute care centers nationwide. Click here for more on the methodology. Here's how hospitals in South Jersey were graded for safety by the Leapfrog Group this year: A:  Inspira Medical Center (Mullica Hill) Inspira Medical Center (Vineland) Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital …
See How Major NJ Hospitals Rank For Safety In America See How Major NJ Hospitals Rank For Safety In America
See How Major NJ Hospitals Rank For Safety In America Several hospitals in Ocean, Middlesex, and Monmouth counties were graded for safety by a hospital safety watchdog group. The Leapfrog Group released the Fall 2023 hospital grades on Tuesday, Dec. 5. An expert panel of doctors selects 22 evidence-based measures of patient safety to come up with grades for the nearly 3,000 hospitals and acute care centers nationwide. Click here for more on the methodology. Here's how hospitals in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties were graded for safety by the Leapfrog Group this year: A:  Community Medical Center (Toms River) Hackensack-M…
ABC News Documentary Casting Paid Roles Across Tristate Area ABC News Documentary Casting Paid Roles Across Tristate Area
ABC News Documentary Casting Paid Roles Across Tristate Area An ABC News documentary is casting paid roles across the tristate area. “Truth and Lies” — a two-hour network special about five portraits of women who are said to be “mysteriously connected” — is casting the following roles, according to its BackStage.com listing: The lead role is a 20-something woman who plays different jobs (hairdresser, student, aspiring singer, etc.) and will be working with her hands, the listing says. Two supporting roles are available for boyfriends to the women, as well as an older man for several characters, a mother to one of the women, and a younger sister. Di…
Former Jersey Shore Amusement Park Will Be Preserved As Open Space, Officials Say Former Jersey Shore Amusement Park Will Be Preserved As Open Space, Officials Say
Former Jersey Shore Amusement Park Will Be Preserved As Open Space, Officials Say Land that was once home to a shuttered amusement park will be preserved as open space, Ocean County officials said. The 27 acres off Route 9 in Berkeley Township was formerly the site of Blackbeard's Cave. Ocean County recently approved the $5.9 million purchase of the land. Demolition of existing structures is underway and will be paid for by the current property owner, according to a news release. “This property, along with an anticipated donation of 50 acres from the township, expands our preserved open space in Berkeley Township substantially,” Ocean County Commissioner Virginia E…
'Overwhelmed With Love': Fundraiser For Father Killed In 'Freak' Saugus Accident Tops $75K 'Overwhelmed With Love': Fundraiser For Father Killed In 'Freak' Saugus Accident Tops $75K
'Overwhelmed With Love': Fundraiser For Father Killed In 'Freak' Saugus Accident Tops $75K A GoFundMe for a husband and father who was killed in a freak accident outside of a Saugus restaurant has far surpassed its goal, reaching more than $76,000 as of Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 6.  Patrick Kenney Jr., 42, was found with a knife wound outside of Kowloon restaurant at 948 Broadway just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2. Paramedics rushed him to Mass General, where doctors pronounced him dead, the Essex County District Attorney said.  He leaves behind a wife and twin children.  Related: Father Of 2 Killed In 'Freak Accident' Outside Saugus Family Restaurant Pat…
McLean Motel Rapist, 23, Of Falls Church, Sodomized Woman At Knifepoint: Cops McLean Motel Rapist, 23, Of Falls Church, Sodomized Woman At Knifepoint: Cops
McLean Motel Rapist, 23, Of Falls Church, Sodomized Woman At Knifepoint: Cops Police have made an arrest in a September rape at a Fairfax County motel, they said. Erick Vladamir Chacon Martinez, 23, had arranged to meet the victim at the Quarry Inn Motel at 7179 Lee Highway on Sept. 16, county police said. When the victim opened the door, Chacon Martinez pulled out a knife and threatened the victim, police said. The suspect then sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to escape the room and call 911. Surveillance footage of Chacon Martinez leaving hotel was found and shared with the community. During a review of digital evidence, detectives ident…
NJ Hospitals Graded For Safety By Watchdog Website NJ Hospitals Graded For Safety By Watchdog Website
NJ Hospitals Graded For Safety By Watchdog Website Several hospitals across North Jersey were graded for safety by a hospital safety watchdog group. The Leapfrog Group released the Fall 2023 hospital grades on Tuesday, Dec. 5. An expert panel of doctors selects 22 evidence-based measures of patient safety to come up with grades for the nearly 3,000 hospitals and acute care centers nationwide. Click here for more on the methodology. Here's how hospitals in Morris, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, and Somerset counties were graded for safety by the Leapfrog Group this year: A: Saint Clare's Hospital of Denville St. Luke's Warren Cam…
These Pennsylvania Hospitals Rank Among Best, Worst In America For Safety These Pennsylvania Hospitals Rank Among Best, Worst In America For Safety
These Pennsylvania Hospitals Rank Among Best, Worst In America For Safety A hospital safety website has released its gradings for 2023, and some Pennsylvania hospitals rank among the most safe — and least safe — in the nation, according to The Leapfrog Group.  Researchers say they selected 22 evidence-based measures of patient safety to come up with grades for the nearly 3,000 hospitals and acute care centers across the United States, with more methodological information available on their website. Here's how hospitals across Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and Yor…
Baltimore County Man Dies In Maryland's First Cold-Related Illness Of The Season: Officials Baltimore County Man Dies In Maryland's First Cold-Related Illness Of The Season: Officials
Baltimore County Man Dies In Maryland's First Cold-Related Illness Of The Season: Officials An elderly man has become the first of the season to die from a cold-related illness in Maryland, the Department of Health announced on Wednesday. A Baltimore County man between the ages of 70 and 80 years old has died in Maryland, representing the first of the 2023-2024 winter weather season, according to officials. The news comes as temperatures are expected to rise in the coming days, peaking above 60 degrees as soon as the weekend, though rain is expected, according to the National Weather Service and AccuWeather forecasters. "To prevent the onset of cold-related illness, includin…
Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Sold At Store In Yonkers Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Sold At Store In Yonkers
Powerball Ticket Worth $50K Sold At Store In Yonkers A lucky Powerball player is $50,000 richer after buying a winning ticket at a store in Westchester.  The third-prize-winning Powerball ticket was sold at a store in Yonkers for the drawing on Monday, Dec. 4, according to New York Lottery officials.  The business that sold the lucky ticket was identified as Tanglewood Stationery located at 2264 Central Park Ave. (Route 100.) The winner was not identified by lottery officials.  The winning numbers for Monday's drawing were 18 19 27 28 45 with a Powerball number of 9.  For those who want to try playing the game themselves…
Fire Alarm Fraud: East Meadow Man Scammed NYC Agencies With Fake Documents, USAO Says Fire Alarm Fraud: East Meadow Man Scammed NYC Agencies With Fake Documents, USAO Says
Fire Alarm Fraud: East Meadow Man Scammed NYC Agencies With Fake Documents, Usao Says A Long Island man has been indicted alongside his business partner for allegedly using his fire alarm business to defraud agencies in New York City for over a decade, officials claimed. Walter Stanzione, age 65 of East Meadow, faced his indictment alongside his business partner, William Neogra, on Thursday, Nov. 30, according to the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York. Stanzione and Neogra, age 63 of Delaware, together controlled a company called Fire Alarm Electrical Corporation, which was contracted with agencies to repair and maintain fire alarm systems through…
See How North Jersey Hospitals Rank For Safety In America See How North Jersey Hospitals Rank For Safety In America
See How North Jersey Hospitals Rank For Safety In America Several hospitals across North Jersey were graded for safety by a hospital safety watchdog group. The Leapfrog Group released the Fall 2023 hospital grades on Tuesday, Dec. 5. An expert panel of doctors selects 22 evidence-based measures of patient safety to come up with grades for the nearly 3,000 hospitals and acute care centers nationwide. Click here for more on the methodology. Here's how hospitals in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Union, and Essex counties were graded for safety by the Leapfrog Group this year: A: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Hackensack Meridian Hackensac…
‘It Was Incredible’: Search Team Hailed As Heroes For Saving Missing Oakham Boy ‘It Was Incredible’: Search Team Hailed As Heroes For Saving Missing Oakham Boy
‘It Was Incredible’: Search Team Hailed As Heroes For Saving Missing Oakham Boy After a 5-year-old non-verbal autistic boy went missing earlier this year, a group of 60 police and civilians rushed and reunited him with his distraught parents in just a few hours. Now, they're being heralded as heroes.  Owen Goderre, 5, wandered off from his family’s home on Edson Road in Oakham with his dog, Tika, around 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 20. Owen’s mom and dad, Samantha Kendall and Andrew Goderre, and his sister, Addie Goderre, frantically searched the nearby woods and the Ware River Watershed before calling the Rutland Regional Emergency Communications Center. Distrist …
Teen Charged With Stabbing Following Baseball Bat Brawl In Chelsea Teen Charged With Stabbing Following Baseball Bat Brawl In Chelsea
Teen Charged With Stabbing Following Baseball Bat Brawl In Chelsea A 19-year-old man stabbed a 17-year-old boy after a brawl that involved men chasing the suspect with baseball bats on Monday, Dec. 4, authorities said.  Kenny Cuyuch, of East Boston, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife) and malicious destruction of property over $1,200 after he smashed the window of a home on Hawthorne Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said. Chelsea police responded to a large fight near the area of Hawthorne Street and Essex Street shortly after 3:30 p.m. and found one of the men, later identified as C…
West Haven High School Football Player Dies Unexpectedly West Haven High School Football Player Dies Unexpectedly
West Haven High School Football Player Dies Unexpectedly A 15-year-old Connecticut high school sophomore football player died unexpectedly, days before his team was to play in the Class LL championship game. Christopher Fidalgo-Pugh, of West Haven, died at the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 5, reported ABC affiliate WTNH News 8.   A cause of death has not been revealed. A student at West Haven High School, Christopher was a lineman on the football team. Football Coach James McCarthy said on the X Platform that he misses the teen. "One of the kindest and hardest-working young men I have ever had the pleas…
Syosset Attorney Steals $200K From Clients, Including Lottery Winner: DA Syosset Attorney Steals $200K From Clients, Including Lottery Winner: DA
Syosset Attorney Steals $200K From Clients, Including Lottery Winner: DA A Long Island attorney is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her clients, including a lottery winner. Daphne Zekaria, age 54, of Syosset, was arraigned on grand larceny and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Tuesday, Dec. 5. According to prosecutors, she was hired by a New York State Lottery winner in December 2021 while working as a partner at the Huntington law firm Sokolski and Zekaria, P.C. An investigation found that she promised to hold a portion of her client’s money in the firm’s escrow account and invest an additional portion on his behalf. However,…
Man Chokes At Disability Center In Levittown, Is Saved By Quick Thinking: Police Man Chokes At Disability Center In Levittown, Is Saved By Quick Thinking: Police
Man Chokes At Disability Center In Levittown, Is Saved By Quick Thinking: Police A Long Island man at a disability center who turned blue after choking on his food was saved when a faculty member sprang into action. It happened on Monday, Nov. 27 in Levittown. At approximately 12:15 p.m., a 58-year-old man started to choke while he was eating food at the Adults and Children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities Center (ACLD), located at 2940-42 Hempstead Turnpike. Luckily, a 60-year-old employee, who has not been named, noticed the man had turned blue and began to perform CPR until authorities arrived. Using a Life Vac device, police were able to dislodge …
Deadly Police Shooting Of Northampton Twp. Man Was 'Justified,' Bucks DA Says Deadly Police Shooting Of Northampton Twp. Man Was 'Justified,' Bucks DA Says
Deadly Police Shooting Of Northampton Twp. Man Was 'Justified,' Bucks DA Says Northampton Township police were "justified" when they killed 40-year-old Mark Chambers at his Churchville home last month, according to the District Attorney's Office.  Authorities have claimed Chambers was brandishing a knife when officers shot him multiple times at his Elm Street home around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, Daily Voice reported.  Now, Bucks DA Matthew Weintraub says police were called by Chambers' mother after the 40-year-old cut his neck and threatened to jump from the roof.  Police said they found him standing in the doorway holding the knife and commanded him…
Seen Him? Missing 16-Year-Old Could Be In Hudson Valley Seen Him? Missing 16-Year-Old Could Be In Hudson Valley
Seen Him? Missing 16-Year-Old Could Be In Hudson Valley A missing 16-year-old boy who hasn't been seen in a week may be in the Hudson Valley. The NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in locating Kinje Mann who was last seen leaving his Brooklyn home on Thursday, Nov. 30 around 11 a.m., said the NYPD. Mann is described as having a light complexion and curly blonde hair. He is approximately 5-foot-8 and 147 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white sweater and dark-colored jacket and was carrying two black backpacks.  His mother, Bristol Fahran, said on Facebook the teen may be camping in the Hudson Valley or elsewhere in the NYC…
$1M Lottery Payday: Lawrence Woman Plans To Help Her Family With Winnings $1M Lottery Payday: Lawrence Woman Plans To Help Her Family With Winnings
$1M Lottery Payday: Lawrence Woman Plans To Help Her Family With Winnings A Lawrence woman said she feels thankful and blessed to have won a $1 million jackpot in the Massachusetts State Lottery, and she wants to spread those feelings to her loved ones.  Maria Acevedo Valdez won the seven-figure payday playing the “$10,000,000 Premier Cash” $20 scratch-off game.  She opted to take the lump sum payment of $650,000 (before taxes) rather than the annuity.  She wants to use that money to help her family, she told lottery officials.  Valdez bought the ticket at Mobil (Energy North Inc.) at 139 River St. in Andover. The store will r…
Valley Stream Soccer Coach Sentenced For Raping Player, Endangering 2 Others Valley Stream Soccer Coach Sentenced For Raping Player, Endangering 2 Others
Valley Stream Soccer Coach Sentenced For Raping Player, Endangering 2 Others A Long Island soccer coach who was found guilty of raping one of his players, as well as soliciting nude photos of the teen, will spend at least one year behind bars, officials announced. Sean Johnsen, age 38 of Valley Stream, received his sentence of one to three years in prison on Tuesday, Dec. 5 for his conduct three years prior, according to the Nassau County District Attorney. Earlier Report: Long Island Soccer Coach Charged With Raping Underage Player, Endangering Two Others From April 2020 through August 2020, Johnsen, who was a teacher at a private school and coached a soc…
Thousands Of NY Inmates Wrongly Punished Over Faulty Drug Testing, Report Finds Thousands Of NY Inmates Wrongly Punished Over Faulty Drug Testing, Report Finds
Thousands Of NY Inmates Wrongly Punished Over Faulty Drug Testing, Report Finds Solitary confinement, delays in parole eligibility, and suspended family visits were imposed on thousands of New York prison inmates over faulty drug testing. A report by the New York State Inspector General released Thursday, Nov. 30, found that over 2,000 inmates were wrongly punished between 2016 and 2020 due to defects in both the manufacturing and administration of drug tests. The tests, made by Sirchie Finger Print Laboratories, were used by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to detect drugs in prison contraband. Click here to read the full report by th…
Triple Homicide In Mercersburg Lands Maryland Man Life In Prison: USDOJ Triple Homicide In Mercersburg Lands Maryland Man Life In Prison: USDOJ
Triple Homicide In Mercersburg Lands Maryland Man Life In Prison: Usdoj More than seven years after a triple homicide in Pennsylvania, a Maryland man has been brought to justice.  Johnny Jenkins-Armstrong, 26 of Baltimore, MD was sentenced to life in prison and an additional consecutive 20 years for a "companion robbery charge," the United States Department of Justice stated in a release on Tuesday, Dec. 5.  His December 4th sentencing was for his role in the execution-style slayings of Wendy Ann Chaney, 39 of Hagerstown, MD; Brandon Cole, 47 of Fayetteville, PA; and Phillip Matthew Jackson, 36 of Mercersburg, PA, United States Attorne…
Passenger Admits To Shooting, Killing Man In Southeast DC Days After Purchasing New Gun: Feds Passenger Admits To Shooting, Killing Man In Southeast DC Days After Purchasing New Gun: Feds
Passenger Admits To Shooting, Killing Man In Southeast DC Days After Purchasing New Gun: Feds The Maryland man who gunned down a another man inside a car in Southeast DC has copped to the crime, federal authorities announced. Silver Spring native Jordan Jones, 23, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter while armed for the fatal shooting of Noel Nicol, whose body was later found in October 2021 in the 2000 block of Savannah Place SE.  He had initially faced a murder charge. According to court documents, Jones arranged to meet Nicol on Oct. 11, 2021, one day after he purchased a 9mm handgun - the same caliber as the murder weapon - and three days before his body was…
Man Who Shot Mass Trooper During Fight In Springfield Gets 15 Years: DA Man Who Shot Mass Trooper During Fight In Springfield Gets 15 Years: DA
Man Who Shot Mass Trooper During Fight In Springfield Gets 15 Years: DA A Springfield man who shot a Massachusetts state trooper on New Year's Eve 2020 will spend the next 12 to 15 years behind bars, a judge ruled on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Christopher Gardner, 34, was accused of shooting the state trooper around 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2020. The trooper was responding to the area of Nursery and Stafford streets when a bullet blasted through his patrol car's door and into his leg, police said at the time.  Gardner was in a fight with another man when the shooting began, police said. When Springfield police arrived, he fired at them as well. One bullet went th…
PETA Claims Monkeys Harmed At UMass Amherst Lab, Demands Feds Investigate PETA Claims Monkeys Harmed At UMass Amherst Lab, Demands Feds Investigate
PETA Claims Monkeys Harmed At UMass Amherst Lab, Demands Feds Investigate PETA is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to look into what it describes as animal welfare violations at a lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. However, the university said it follows all laws concerning animals used in laboratory testing.  Agnès Lacreuse, a professor at UMass-Amherst who studies menopause using marmosets, is accused by the nonprofit organization of violating the Animal Welfare Act after one monkey in her lab escaped confinement and injured another caged monkey. The monkey's escape on May 14 is the fourth one in recent years, among several other …
18-Year-Old Speeding, On Phone Moments Before Crash Killing West Babylon Man, DA Says 18-Year-Old Speeding, On Phone Moments Before Crash Killing West Babylon Man, DA Says
18-Year-Old Speeding, On Phone Moments Before Crash Killing West Babylon Man, DA Says An 18-year-old has been charged in connection with an alleged distracted driving crash that killed a Long Island man. Nicolas Apostolides, of West Babylon, was arraigned on manslaughter and related charges in Suffolk County Court on Friday, Dec. 1, in the death of David Martinez. According to prosecutors, Apostolides was speeding and using his phone when he ran a red light and crashed into another car on Straight Path in West Babylon at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16. Martinez, age 63, of West Babylon, was taken to Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip where he died from …