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November 25, 2001 | EDWARD W. LEMPINEN, NEWSDAY
The first tower at the World Trade Center had just collapsed and the other was still burning and, in the whirlwind of crisis, John O'Shaughnessy was summoned from his job at the Nassau County, N. Y., jail into active duty with the U. S. Coast Guard. Even after 15 years in the Coast Guard Reserve, O'Shaughnessy had never expected his life to be interrupted in this way, but then, who could have foreseen the Sept. 11 attacks?
October 25, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
The New York Islanders finally have a new home and it's in Brooklyn, the borough that is suddenly a hotbed of pro sports 55 years after baseball's Dodgers headed west. After seven months of negotiations, and offers to move the team out of New York, owner Charles Wang announced that the Islanders will relocate about 25 miles west once their lease expires at Nassau Coliseum after the 2014-15 season. Since the day the Islanders entered the NHL in 1972, the Coliseum in Uniondale has been the place for them.
October 17, 1999 | LUCRETIA BINGHAM, Lucretia Bingham is a Los Angeles freelance writer
Without explanation, the captain whirled the snorkeling boat sharply to the left, then laconically called, "Better get your flippers on fast!" I did. "Jump," he said. I did, and landed in about 30 feet of translucent water. I jammed my mask onto my face and peeked below. Nine steel-gray, torpedo-shaped bodies hung in the water just in front of and below me. Two of them had babies swimming close to their bellies. My heart raced.
Culminating a bizarre trial, a jury on Friday found Colin Ferguson guilty of murder in the December 1993 massacre on a Long Island Rail Road train in which six commuters were shot to death and 19 others were wounded. Ferguson, who acted as his own counsel and pleaded innocent over the strenuous objections of his lawyers who wanted an insanity defense, stood passively as repeated guilty counts of murder and attempted murder were read. He now faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison.
March 9, 2011 | By Brian Bennett and Geraldine Baum, Los Angeles Times
For Rep. Peter T. King, Sept. 11 was personal. It was personal, he says, for everyone in his Long Island district, which was home to dozens of the police, firefighters and financial workers who died at the World Trade Center. And despite concerted nationwide criticism of the Republican's plan to hold a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Thursday on radicalization in the U.S. Muslim community, King says in his district he has nearly universal support. "Everyone is telling me to go ahead with it," King said in an interview, adding that he thinks his district is a good place to measure public opinion in the U.S. on such issues.
February 18, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Actor Brian Kelly, who starred as Porter Ricks in the popular 1960s' NBC television series "Flipper," has died. He was 73. Kelly died Saturday of pneumonia in Voorhees, N.J., according to a family friend. Kelly was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Detroit, the son of Harry F. Kelly, who later served as governor of Michigan and as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.
September 29, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Scam artists, collecting names of people pictured on hundreds of posters plastered on telephone poles in Manhattan or Web sites and newspapers since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, may be using them to call victims' families to ask for personal information in an identity theft scheme, Nassau County officials warned Friday. At least five families have been targeted in Nassau, police said.
March 15, 2007 | From Newsday
The advertisement on Craigslist New York said the man would supply cocaine to any female who responded. A female officer from the Nassau County Police Department narcotics squad responded to the Internet ad and arranged a meeting. Nassau police said when Joshua W. O'Neil, 32, of Albany, N.Y., met the officer Tuesday night in Garden City, N.Y., he offered her crack cocaine in exchange for sexual favors. O'Neil was charged with sale of a controlled substance and possession with intent to sell.
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