The man whose tip about the regular delivery of payrolls to a Muttontown office building led Dix Hills businessman Christian Tarantino to stage a botched robbery that resulted in the murder of an armored-car guard was sentenced to six months in prison Wednesday.
Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a Florida hospital.
An 18-wheeler loaded with bottled water was eastbound on the Northern State Parkway about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, state police said, when it struck the overpass at I.U. Willets Road in Old Westbury.
A teacher at a Bronx elementary school teacher has been arrested on a charge of second-degree rape.
An NYPD officer from Long Island and a Brooklyn robbery suspect exchanged shots early Wednesday in a gunfight that killed the suspect, police said.
With Prince William and the former Kate Middleton expecting their first child in mid-July â and much of the world interested in the birth of a future monarch â officials at Clarence House have released some of the couple's plans, although many details are still being kept private.
A man with a gun was shot Wednesday morning in Albertson after he refused police orders to stop and show his hands, Nassau County police said.
Fourteen-year-old Charley Claudio spent her entire Tuesday morning sending pictures to Instagram.
Former investigators of the TWA Flight 800 crash off Long Island are calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to re-examine the case.
A Saddle Rock man on trial in an assault on the village mayor was found not guilty of four charges Tuesday, but was convicted on a lesser charge tacked on at the eleventh hour.
James Gandolfini has died of a heart attack.
A magnitude-5.7 earthquake shook central Chile on Wednesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital but apparently causing no major damage.
Simon Cowell didn't waste any time making his mark on "The X Factor" auditions at Nassau Coliseum Wednesday.
What had been a major strength of the Yankees' season to this point, a strong bullpen, nearly kicked one away Wednesday afternoon.
The two men convicted of torturing and slaughtering three people in a Central Islip home before setting it on fire with two children inside were sentenced Wednesday to the maximum, ensuring that neither sets foot outside prison again.
This time, judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio will be present for taping of "The X Factor" Wednesday through Friday from Nassau Coliseum.
Fewer people lit up in 2012, with the national percentage of adults over 18 who smoke falling to 18 percent, down from 18.9 percent in 2011, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control.
LIRR trains were running on or close to schedule Wednesday morning, a day after round-the-clock repairs followed a derailment in the East River Tunnel.
A 13-year-old boy from a New Orleans suburb was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 5-year-old half-sister after investigators said he told them he repeatedly struck her with wrestling moves imitated from TV.
Award-winning journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles, his employer and family said.
Long Island will get two new video-slot machine parlors -- even if a statewide referendum to allow casinos across New York fails this fall -- under a gambling-expansion agreement announced by lawmakers Wednesday.
It's not surprising that NY's gambling fix isn't neatly wrapped up in a bow.
Bear -- an NYPD K-9 Transit police dog -- was recovering nicely Wednesday after a confrontation with a woman who kicked him twice in the face as his human partner, Officer Vincent Tieniber, struggled to put handcuffs on her, police said.
For the members of DV8, a female quartet from New Jersey, selecting a song to perform at "the X Factor" auditions wasn't a problem.
Republican lawmakers want to gradually get rid of legal abortions.
After initially defying federal regulators, Chrysler abruptly agreed Tuesday to recall some older-model Jeeps with fuel tanks that could rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.
Thank you, Bill, for all you've done. Now step back.
The American Medical Association voted Tuesday to declare obesity a disease, a move that effectively defines 78 million American adults and 12 million children as having a medical condition requiring treatment.
Tim Duncan looked like he was well on his way to leading the Spurs to their fifth NBA championship. But LeBron James and the defending-champion Heat wouldn't let there be a coronation on their court.
A virtual Jurassic Park of statues in Southampton Town was brought to near extinction Tuesday when a car left the roadway and smashed through more than a dozen dinosaur creations, leaving just one, the biggest dinosaur, intact.