Cops ID Teen Found Dead in Rockville Centre

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Lynbrook woman who was found dead in Rockville Centre late Thursday night.Lauren Daverin was found on the Mill Pond footbridge over Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road at 10:15 p.m., police said.She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was taken to Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office to determine her cause of death.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Long Island Man’s Alleged al Qaeda Recruiters Charged

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Federal prosecutors Tuesday unsealed a five-year-old criminal complaint accusing two Yemeni nationals of fighting for al Qaeda and helping Long Island-native Bryant Neal Vinas join the terrorist group in 2008.Saddiq Al-Abbadi, also known as Sufiyan al-Yemeni, and Ali Alivi, who also goes by the name Issa al-Yemeni, were both charged with conspiracy to murder United States nationals abroad and providing material support to al Qaeda. The federal complaint has been sealed since April 15, 2009.“There’s no escape from the reach of our law for violent terrorists, especially if they target our military,” Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement.The pair was arrested in Saudi Arabia and brought to the US for trial, but the details of their apprehension and extradition were not available. Alvi appeared in federal court in Brooklyn on Sunday. Al-Abbadi’s first appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.Al-Abbadi and Alivi were both members of al Qaeda when they fought U.S. military forces stationed in Afghanistan, according to the court documents. In March 2008, the men traveled to the tribal areas of Pakistan, where they hoped to train and fight with al Qaeda, according to the federal complaint. It was during that time that they met Vinas and helped him join al Qaeda, court documents state.Credit: Federal Detention LetterVinas, who was raised Roman Catholic in Patchogue, was arrested by Pakistani police in 2008 and brought back to the United States. He has since pleaded guilty to helping the group plan an attack on the Long Island Rail Road. Vinas is one of four Long Islanders federal authorities have linked to al Qaeda: two were arrested before traveling abroad, and another, Samir Khan, was never indicted but he was killed in a drone strike in Yemen.It has been widely reported that Vinas, who still has yet to be sentenced, has been cooperating with authorities since 2008. The federal complaint is largely built on testimony from an unnamed cooperating witness who traveled to Pakistan in 2007 intending to join al Qaeda but was initially rebuffed by the organization. But Vinas is named in a federal detention letter associated with the case.In December 2007, the unnamed witness was taken to an al-Qaeda safe house in South Waziristan and vetted for admission, according to court documents. Alvi was also in attendance. An al-Qaeda leader suspected that the witness was a spy and refused his request to join the group.In March 2008, the federal government’s witness was staying at the same house with both Alvi and Al-Abbadi and learned that they were both members of al Qaeda, according to court documents. Al-Abbadi allegedly boasted about his time on the battlefield to the witness, displaying a scar and playing a video that showed him celebrating along with other fighters after a “successful attack,” the documents state.The two men and the witness apparently bonded. With the pair’s help, the witness had gained entry into al Qaeda, according to court documents. Vinas is the only American named in court documents who joined al Qaeda.During this time, Al-Abbadi and Alvi traveled from Pakistan to Afghanistan to conduct attacks against US military personnel, according to the complaint. Al-Abbadi is accused of leading a battle against US forces in Paktya Province in May 2008. A U.S. Army Ranger was killed and several others were wounded in the battle.Alvi eventually grew dissatisfied with al Qaeda senior leadership and left to join the Taliban. The facts of their arrest are still unclear.last_img read more

Sea Cliff Colonial Offers Old-World Grandeur for Modern Times

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Victorian Revival Colonial built in 1890 along tree-lined Carpenter Avenue in the artsy, waterfront Village of Sea Cliff was once owned by the Dugan family of Dugan’s Bakery fame.For those who may not know the history, the Dugan Brother’s Bakery made their fortune by inventing door-to-door bread delivery, until 1967 when they went out of business due in part to the rising popularity of grocery stores and the cost of home delivery. A piece of history remains, and today that same home is on the market for $3,900,000. The former owners kept the home’s integrity, keeping all the architectural detail that makes the home unique.“The new construction is a modern classic brick Colonial with a European elegance and style desired by today’s discerning global buyer,” explains Sharon Piscopia, a realtor with Laffey Fine Homes International, who is representing the property. “And, the owners spared no expense. Every detail is exquisite and reflects the beauty of an era gone by from the hand-beveled stone to the handcrafted coffered ceilings, inlaid black African wood floors, and the radiant floor heat throughout the house.”Additional standout features include the natural limestone flooring and eight-foot mahogany doors, majestic staircase in entry foyer and a wrought-iron chandelier made with real gemstones. In the living room stands a 19th-century French mantel from a castle that dates back to 1890 and in the dining area is an Italian fireplace from the 19th century made of travertine marble. The kitchen features custom-built cabinets with Edgar Berebi hardware and Swarovski crystals and Lemurian blue granite counters from Madagascar.On the second floor are four bedrooms that each have a bath and ample closet space. The master bedroom with Versace wallpaper has a custom fireplace, and the master bath has a steam shower and custom-made copper bathtub.The exterior features a wraparound porch with a portico, electric gates and intercom system and custom windows. The backyard has a bluestone patio, in-ground gunite heated pool and Jacuzzi, and an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area that is ideal for large gatherings. For additional privacy, there is an abundance of trees and shrubbery surrounding the property.The finished basement with nine-foot ceilings includes a media/recreation room, nanny bedroom ensuite, a sauna, a bar and a wine cellar with private seating. The estate also has an eight-car garage equipped with heating and air conditioning and two car lifts.Nancy Cuite, a resident of Sea Cliff and co-listing agent with Laffey Fine Homes International, describes Sea Cliff as the new Brooklyn.“The village is one square mile of restaurants, beaches, parks and festivals, music and art that are all within walking distance,” she says.The listing agents are Sharon Piscopia, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Laffey Fine Homes International [email protected] mobile 516-732-4515 and Nancy Cuite, Licensed Real Estate Broker Laffey Fine Homes International [email protected] laffetyintl.com mobile 516-200-5700.Front Parlor with hand cut limestone walls and marble fireplace.Gourmet Chefs Kitchen with Lemurian Blue Granite counters, La Cornue Blue range and custom cabinets made with Edgar Berebi Hardware and Swarovski Crystal.The backyard features an inground heated gunite pool with Jacuzzi, outdoor kitchen and entertainment area, bluestone slate patio.Familyroom with American Walnut parquet floor with African black wood inlay and marble fireplace mantle made of Emperador Marble.last_img read more

Senators recognize CUs’ importance, tout reg relief efforts

first_img continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Senate is working toward bipartisan regulatory relief for credit unions, a few senators told hundreds of industry representatives at NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus on Tuesday.Credit union representatives heard directly from Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Senate Banking Committee members Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D.Speaking on issues ranging from the regulatory burden caused by the Dodd-Frank Act to the need to hold retailers accountable for data security breaches that occur on their end, senators reaffirmed for Caucus attendees the importance of credit unions in the financial services industry.last_img read more

Trump snubs Senate Republicans in Georgia after they sold their souls to him

first_img“I want to reiterate that the procedure that has been outlined by the secretary of state at our request is not part of a political strategy, but the absolute best opportunity to determine exactly what happened in the state,” said Trump campaign counsel Stefan Passantino.That’s what happens when you sell your soul to the devil.  In fact, Trump is doing nothing but sucking energy, attention, and money away from their reelections. He hasn’t agreed to make any trips to the state yet. He’s tweeted only narrowly about the Georgia recount but not its runoffs. Trump’s campaign has also been soliciting donations to supposedly contest the election (but actually settle debts), and he has established a leadership PAC to vacuum up grassroots donations moving forward. Politico reports Republicans have grown “frustrated that the GOP’s preeminent figure is leaving his party in the lurch at a critical moment.” What’s fascinating is that any Republicans at all were under the impression Trump cared about the party. Apparently, some are invested in trying to convince Trump that his self interests actually align with the party’s interests.   – Advertisement – “Several people have told him it’s important Loeffler and Perdue win because they will help keep his legacy intact. We’ve made the point to him that Republicans slowly dismantled parts of Obama’s legacy when we had control of the Senate in 2016 and a Democratic Senate would do the same to Trump,” a Republican close to Trump told Politico.Good luck with that. The only legacy item Trump cares about is trying to overcome his loser status so he can keep masses of people in thrall to him. That and not going to jail are likely the only two things that ever enter his mind. Trump has never given a lick about governing and therefore couldn’t care less about the fates of Loeffler and Perdue. For now, the only people in Trump’s orbit who have given any attention to the Georgia runoffs are Don Jr. and Mike Pence. In fact, on a call with reporters Wednesday, Trump’s campaign explicitly divorced its own recount efforts from the Senate runoffs.  – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

PREMIUMMusic from graveyard annoys Depok residents

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Linkedin Google Topics : Log in with your social account For almost a year, residents of community unit (RW) 18 of Pancoran Mas district, Depok, have been annoyed by loud dangdut music blasting from a cemetery located on Jl. Swadaya, a street in neighborhood unit (RT) 5. The residents…center_img Heli, a 30-year-old resident of Pancoran Mas, Depok, West Java, recalled attending a tahlilan (prayer gathering) last Saturday afternoon after one of his neighbors passed away and had just been buried earlier that morning at a cemetery located right in front of his house. Forgot Password ? The tahlilan went fine as attendees fervently prayed while some wiped away tears as they mourned their loss. However, the mournful atmosphere swiftly changed as loud dangdut music suddenly blared from the middle of the cemetery.  “I couldn’t focus on praying as the sound was very disturbing,” Heli told The Jakarta Post on Friday. graveyard music cemetery dangdut scavenger street-musician Depok West-Javalast_img read more