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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Cops: Man Pretended to Be Homeowner, Rented Empty Homes

Cops: Man Pretended to Be Homeowner, Rented Empty Homes

Cops asking other victims to come forward after they found homes rented in Elmont and Valley Stream.
Police: Queens Man Charged With Felony DWI After Hit-and-Run

Police: Queens Man Charged With Felony DWI After Hit-and-Run

Man drove drunk, rear ended a car on the Meadowbrook Parkway and left the scene, cops said.
Police: Queens Man Stayed at LI Hotel for Months Using Bogus Credit Cards

Police: Queens Man Stayed at LI Hotel for Months Using Bogus Credit Cards

Andrew Henry, 38, is arrested Thursday morning, police say.
Police: Off-Duty MTA Cop Accidentally Shot Gun, Injuring Himself and 3-Year-Old Son

Police: Off-Duty MTA Cop Accidentally Shot Gun, Injuring Himself and 3-Year-Old Son

Incident occurred at a home on Long Island Tuesday evening.
Dangerous Trend in New York's State Parks

Dangerous Trend in New York's State Parks

Outdoor fun? Forget Buckle Up New York.
Police: Drunken Woman With Snake Around Her Neck Crashes Into Firehouse

Police: Drunken Woman With Snake Around Her Neck Crashes Into Firehouse

Sarah Espinosa, 22, stole the snake from Petco just prior to the crash in New Hyde Park Monday night, police say.
Eleven Children Injured When Firework Explodes On School Bus

Eleven Children Injured When Firework Explodes On School Bus

It is believed that two children were involved in the explosion of the firework, but it has not yet been confirmed by the Department of Education.
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
Brooklyn Man Found Dead in Great Neck Dumpster

Brooklyn Man Found Dead in Great Neck Dumpster

Nassau Cops investigating grim discovering at gas station.
New York Sets Holiday Driving Crackdown

New York Sets Holiday Driving Crackdown

State police are on high alert to stop distracted, drunk drivers.
100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

100 Stories About Gun Violence Since Newtown

We looked at stories from across America in the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook School to try to illustrate the scale of the problem.
Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

Across the Country, Police Use Cell Phone Data to Snoop

'Cell tower dumps’ are causing Americans to ponder their basic rights of privacy.
FEMA Asks Medics to Enter Mass Shooting ‘Warm Zones’

FEMA Asks Medics to Enter Mass Shooting ‘Warm Zones’

FEMA issues new guidelines for first responders of mass attacks.
What You Need to Know About Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

What You Need to Know About Marijuana ‘Dabbing’

A look at ‘dabbing,’ a new trend in marijuana consumption.
De Blasio Appoints William Bratton NYPD Commissioner

De Blasio Appoints William Bratton NYPD Commissioner

Former NYPD, LAPD top cop returns to former post.
‘The Knockout Game': Real Threat or Viral Legend?

‘The Knockout Game': Real Threat or Viral Legend?

Facebook feeds and cable networks are full of coverage of innocent people being sucker punched. But there’s not much evidence of this “game” sweeping the nation.
See Which Downstate County Has the Most Hate Crimes in New York

See Which Downstate County Has the Most Hate Crimes in New York

Suburban counties rank high compared to the highly populated city boroughs.
Stop-and-Frisk Ruling Blocked By Appeals Court

Stop-and-Frisk Ruling Blocked By Appeals Court

Appeals court removes judge after August decision.
World’s 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon Is Here

World’s 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon Is Here

The force will be strong on Twitter for the 2nd Global Police Tweet-a-thon.
Dave Herman, Longtime NYC Radio Personality, Charged In Child Sex Case

Dave Herman, Longtime NYC Radio Personality, Charged In Child Sex Case

Host of "The Dave Herman Rock And Roll Morning Show" from 1972 to 1998 charged with attempting to meet 7-year-old girl in Virgin Islands for sex