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Five-Alarm Blaze Erupts in Port Washington

Port Washington Firefighters battled a stubborn inferno that consumed the historic Fleming building Thursday, a commercial and residential property on Main Street across from the Long Island Rail Road Station.

Firefighters transmitted a fifth alarm at 6 p.m., bringing additional manpower to the scene. Heavy fire is still being reported in the eastern corner of the building, which dates to 1926. Scores of people may have to be relocated, authorties said. 

The fire broke out at about 1:30 p.m. and quickly spread to the occupied apartments above the Fusion Wireless store. Members of six families were able to flee the flames, authorities said.

The Nassau County Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter for the displaced, according to Roy J. Smitheimer with the Town of North Hempstead Business and Tourism Development Corporation.


Route 135 Baby Arrives Special Delivery

With mom feeling the baby on the way NOW and dad a bit lost somewhere on the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway, Nassau County Police and an EMS team arrived just in time to deliver the 8-pound, 20-inch baby girl on the shoulder of the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway early Thursday.

Brooklyn Man Found Guilty in Americana Armed Robbery

A Brooklyn man was found guilty Wednesday in his role in an armed robbery at a Manhasset jewelry store that took place just before 2 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2011. It was a heist where more than $800,000 in merchandise was stolen, said Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.

Firemen Bid Farewell to Fallen Comrade

Firemen from across Nassau County joined together Monday to say goodbye to Captain George A. Turner Jr., who died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack while responding to a crash on the Long Island Expressway. He was 60 years old.

Planetarium Reopens after Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Visitors to the Vanderbilt Planetarium’s William and Mollie Rogers Theater will now see not only new shows for children through adults, produced by planetariums in Britain, China and the United States, but also extraordinary NASA imagery recorded by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and other satellites.

The ultra-high-definition video can take the audience on jaw-dropping journeys to the outer reaches of the Universe. The Vanderbilt Planetarium’s advanced Konica Minolta GeminiStar III system – including the Infinium-L star projector, full-dome video and surround-sound – offers audiences a spectacular, immersive experience.

Northport Man Dies Days After Crash

Douglas Caldwell, who was critically injured after he lost control of his car in Hauppauge on March 10, died of his injuries at Stony Brook University Hospital at 12:37 a.m. Friday, say Suffolk Police.


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