Reports claim a father faked his own drowning death just weeks after tripling his own life insurance policy.
A July Fourth outing to watch fireworks from the water turned into a disaster Wednesday night when a boat capsized off Long Island, leaving three children dead.
Authorities on Monday unsealed parallel indictments against Ray Lazier Lengend, who is accused of firebombing a mosque and a Hindu temple in Queens in January.
A terminally ill convicted shoplifter was released from jail this week for a second time -- this time to live out her last days in hospice, according to a Nassau County Court spokesman.
The 40-year-old unemployed tow-truck driver who confessed to a firebombing spree on New Year's Day is apparently no stranger to confinement.
The pocketbook of a New Jersey woman whose disappearance in 2010 led authorities to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains across two Long Island, New York, counties has been found, police said Wednesday.
Two more students surrendered Monday, making the grand total 20 arrests in an SAT/ACT scandal, according to the Nassau County, New York, district attorney's office.
Authorities have arrested seven people in an alleged SAT cheating scam at a Long Island, New York, high school and are investigating whether the cheating extends to other schools.
With a police official saying, "This is not a television show where everything is solved in an hour," New York authorities Tuesday released details, evidence and two composite sketches related to 10 sets of human remains found along a remote stretch of Long Island beach in recent months.
A convicted shoplifter caught stealing while released from prison for a life-saving heart transplant has been ordered back to jail, destroying her eligibility for the treatment.
The heat is so intense it feels as if the sky is going to start melting from above, and below the heat rises off the parking lot asphalt in shimmery ribbons. But a hundred yards away, down on the beach, the ocean breakers are rolling in, and the kids are wading and laughing, and what could be better for a summer camper than to have your own stretch of Long Island Sound?
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A heavy gust of wind blew away inflatable bounce houses with children inside at a New York soccer event, leaving 13 people injured, authorities said late Saturday.
The four sets of human remains most recently discovered on a Long Island beach don't appear to be related to four others discovered nearby that have been linked to a suspected serial killer, the Suffolk County district attorney said Monday.
Police will continue their search for human remains along Long Island Monday morning following the discovery of additional remains connected to a possible serial killer.
Several bodies are found on Long Island, New York. CNN's Susan Candiotti reports.
Two teeth that appear to be human were discovered by investigators Friday in a thicketed and remote oceanfront stretch of Long Island, according to police.
CNN's Jason Carroll looks into how bones are used to discover the identity of victims in a criminal inverstigation.
Police divers returned to a section of a Long Island, New York, bay on Wednesday in their search for clues in the mysterious deaths of at least eight people.
A bone fragment found by divers during an investigation into the discovery of at least eight bodies on Long Island is not from a human, police said Tuesday.
As they worked to determine if new bones found off Long Island, New York, were human -- and possibly those of victims of a suspected serial killer believed to have targeted sex workers -- tests were underway Monday to match up identities with at least four other sets of discovered remains.
Police scramble to piece together clues from bodies found on a Long Island beach. CNN's Joe Johns reports.
CNN's Jason Carroll meets up with a former detective who helped find one of America's most infamous serial killers.
The mother of a woman police identified as one of eight found dead on an isolated strip of waterfront property on Long Island, New York, told CNN that a man using the victim's cell phone made taunting calls and claimed he killed 24-year-old Melissa Barthelemy.
CNN's Allan Chernoff talks to a man who says he saw Shannan Gilbert alive when she came pounding on his door for help.
Police and FBI agents finished searching 18 "spots of interest" in Long Island, New York on Thursday without uncovering additional evidence in their investigation of a possible serial killer.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux speaks with a forensic psychiatrist who tells us what to look for in search for a serial killer.
As police on New York's Long Island were sending dive teams to search for clues in a string of suspected serial killings Wednesday, area residents were trying to come to terms with the grisly crimes.
Criminologist Casey Jordan talks about serial killings on Long Island, New York. What do clues say about the killer?
Police are examining what appears to be a human skull found on the outskirts of a bird sanctuary in Long Island, New York, potentially the ninth set of remains discovered in the probe of a suspected serial killer.
While the hunt continues for a Long Island, New York, serial killer, police have recovered the remains of a ninth body.
"He's got to come up with a new plan," says an expert; as many as 10 bodies were found
Remains found Monday on Long Island, New York, have been identified as being human, police said Tuesday.
Police searching a New York beach for evidence in a suspected serial-killer case say they discovered a set of bones.
Police found what appears to be a human skull Monday on the outskirts of a bird sanctuary in Long Island, New York, a county police officer said, potentially the ninth set of remains discovered in the probe of a suspected serial killer.
Eight bodies have been found so far during a search of a Long Island, New York, beach community.
Police said Thursday that they are nearly done with at least one part of a search effort in which investigators scoured a remote stretch of beach in Long Island, New York, where the bodies of eight prostitutes were found.
Police in New York are expected to release more information Sunday about the shooting death of a Nassau County officer that they are calling accidental.
Hundreds of people might have been exposed to hepatitis A while receiving communion on Christmas Day, Long Island officials said Monday.
Marc Anthony, Robert De Niro and Donald Trump are among those licensed to pack heat
A team of prosecutors and a panel of law enforcement, legal and social science experts are being assembled to reinvestigate the case of a man convicted in 1988 of sexually abusing children, according to a statement issued on Tuesday by the Nassau County District Attorney's office.
A Long Island, New York, corrections officer turned her automatic 9mm weapon on her estranged partner and then on relatives Wednesday morning, killing two people and injuring another, Nassau County police said.
Three people have been killed after a boat ran aground off Long Island, New York.
Criminal charges will not be filed against the 18-year-old college freshman who falsely accused five men of raping her in a dormitory bathroom at Hofstra University, an official said Friday.
One of four young men falsely accused of rape at Hofstra University says it was a nightmare for him.
Four young men falsely accused of raping an 18-year-old student at Hofstra University were trying to return their lives to normal Friday after an ordeal that two of them described as traumatic.
Charges have been dropped against four men accused of raping an 18-year-old student at Hofstra University after the woman recanted her allegations, prosecutors said.
DNA test results reveal that a Michigan man is not a Long Island, New York, boy who went missing 54 years ago, according to the FBI.
Police said Wednesday that a private DNA test indicates a "probability" that a Michigan man was a 2-year-old Long Island child who disappeared in 1955.
For more than a half-century Jerry and Marilyn Damman wondered what happened to their 2-year-old boy, who mysteriously vanished into thin air outside a Long Island bakery.
HEWLETT HARBOR, N.Y. -- When Cornell midfielder Max Seibald returned home from sleep-away camp in the summer of 1994, his father, Jack, asked him what he wanted for his upcoming birthday.
Wal-Mart has agreed to pay nearly $2 million and take extra safety precautions after a stampede killed a store employee in Long Island, New York, last year.
Are you rich? If you make $250,000 a year, President Obama and Gov. David Paterson of New York think you are. The SEC disagrees. It tells financial firms that a high-net-worth individual is someone with at least $750,000 parked at a particular institution or someone the firm "reasonably believes" to have a net worth exceeding $1.5 million.
CNN's Deborah Feyerick looks at why women rob banks.
She said she had nothing left to lose when she handed the bank teller the hastily scrawled note.
The father of the trampled Wal-mart employee speaks to News 12 New Jersey about his son.
The family of a man trampled to death in a New York Wal-Mart on Friday filed a lawsuit Wednesday, claiming the store failed to control the crowd pushing to gain entry on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Two customers are suing Wal-Mart for negligence after being injured in a mad rush for post-Thanksgiving bargains that left one store employee dead, the men's attorney said Tuesday.
A temporary worker at a New York Wal-Mart died after being trampled by a crowd of shoppers.
Three violent deaths in two stores marred the opening of the Christmas shopping season Friday.
The maintenance worker is killed as he tries to hold back hundreds of people seeking Black Friday deals
A social services supervisor has been suspended without pay as part of the investigation into the deaths of three children found Sunday morning in a Long Island home, Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi said Tuesday.
Sigrid Crane couldn't understand it. The tax assessor for the town of Vienna, Va. pegged the value of her home in 2007 at $570,000, up $20,000 from the year before, despite the fact that the local market had already gone south. Crane fought back - and won.
A homeless man was charged with participating in an anti-gay attack on former Top Chef TV contestant Josie Smith-Malave over the Labor Day weekend, reports the Associated Press.
A former contestant on Top Chef was beaten by a group of about 10 young people screaming anti-gay slurs, her attorney tells the Associated Press.
Lindsay Lohan has been "doing great" since she checked into rehab over Memorial Day weekend, her mother says.
Dina Lohan skipped a court date to visit daughter Lindsay in rehab in California.
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- One by one, the Elmont girls basketball players fell to their knees. One by one, the tears started to flow down their cheeks.
A gunman shot three people in a hospital parking lot Thursday in Fernandina Beach, Florida, killing one before he committed suicide outside a school, officials said.
including a police officer and Channel 4 reporter Victoria Warren -- reported seeing funnel clouds in northwest Jacksonville Thursday afternoon, and the National Weather Service immediately issued a tornado warning.
Between the Giants, the Knicks, and the Fresh Kills landfill, New Yorkers must endure plenty of things that stink. Add this to the list: area residents suffer the nation's longest daily commutes to work.
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