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Would you support a nationwide law to ban the sale of assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles?

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The horrific mass murder in Las Vegas has re-opened the national debate on gun control. Those in support of a ban on assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles believe there is no good reason for citizens to own guns capable of mass murder. Those against want freedom to own any type of gun, and feel it's a violation of their 2nd Amendment rights. Would you support a nationwide law to ban the sale of assault weapons and semi-automatic rifles?

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Police: Human remains found during search of woods

3 hours 9 min ago
Human remains have been found during a search by Nassau County police and federal investigators in a vast wooded area on the Baldwin-Roosevelt line, a source said.

Motorcyclist injured in Inwood crash, Nassau police say

6 hours 5 min ago
A motorcyclist was airlifted to a Nassau County hospital after suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Inwood on Friday morning, police said.

LIRR to replace battered Post Ave. Bridge this weekend

7 hours 19 min ago
The low-hanging Post Avenue Bridge in Westbury, hit scores of times over the years by trucks, will be replaced this weekend by a bridge two feet higher that should allow trucks to pass underneath without harm to the trucks or the LIRR bridge.

Scout's Eagle project restores abandoned Locust Valley cemetery

8 hours 27 min ago
Sometimes it pays to follow where the family dog leads.

Darlene Graham performs Halloween concert in Westbury

9 hours 23 min ago
There will be lots of singing and dancing, a Halloween parade and prizes.

Manhasset KinderCare worker hit 1-year-old, Nassau police say

9 hours 49 min ago
A child care worker from Hewlett has been charged with slapping a 1-year-old female in her care last month, Nassau County police said.

Glen Cove mayoral candidate concerned with city budget

11 hours 52 min ago
Glen Cove Democratic mayoral candidate Timothy Tenke expressed concern during Tuesday night's City Council work session that the 2018 city budget relies in part on nearly $2 million in building fee revenue.

Jack Martins: Let judges revoke pensions in corruption cases

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:55
"There must be zero tolerance when it comes to public corruption," Martins said.

Nassau County investigations chief resigns

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:54
Donna Myrill has resigned as Nassau's commissioner of investigations after 16 months on the job to take care of her ailing mother, county officials confirmed Thursday.

Nassau police: Search in woods for human remains

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:56
Sources said investigators were searching for the body of a possible victim of gang violence.

Kings Point lighthouse renovations to include fixed pier

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:11
The Town of North Hempstead has decided what type of dock it will install at Stepping Stones Lighthouse in Kings Point, which is undergoing a major renovation to reverse decades of deterioration.

Source Mall to house international home design center, owner says

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:24
The new owner plans to transform it into a shopping, food and entertainment destination.

Nicki Minaj's Long Island brother goes on trial in child rape case

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:54
An attorney for the brother of award-winning rapper Nicki Minaj told Nassau County jurors as the man's child rape trial opened Thursday that the charges are based on lies told in an attempt to extort $25 million from the music superstar.

Hempstead pol calls on town to review public notices after error

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:55
A Hempstead Town councilwoman is calling on the town attorney to review months of public notices advertising hearings on legislation, a day after a Newsday inquiry prompted the town to discover an error in its public notice for its recently passed ethics reform law.

DA: Uniondale woman stole $75G in Medicaid, food stamp benefits

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:26
A Uniondale woman is facing 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison after authorities said she stole more than $75,000 in Medicaid and food stamp benefits between 2012 and 2014.

Outdoor classroom now open at New Cassel park

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:26
The classroom promotes learning while incorporating playing outdoors.

Motorcyclist dies in North Valley Stream crash, cops say

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:41
A motorcycle rider was killed Wednesday night when he collided with a car that was making a U-turn in North Valley Stream, police said.

Site of demolished Baxter House on sale for nearly $2.9 million

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:00
The waterfront property that was the site of the historic Baxter House, which was demolished last week, has been listed for sale for nearly $2.9 million.

$625,000 Roslyn home has ties to poet's estate

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:00
A two-bedroom, two-bath Roslyn home that historians believe was once a part of poet and newspaper editor William Cullen Bryant's 165-acre Cedarmere estate is listed for $625,000.

Nassau County to host 'Mega' job fair at Nassau Community College

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:00
Nassau County will host its 10th annual Mega Job Fair next Friday at Nassau Community College in Garden City.