16 Dec

Mineola Man Shot Dead Outside Home

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 43-year-old man was shot and killed outside of his Mineola home after the shooter demanded money but fled the scene without stealing any from the victim over the weekend, Nassau County police said.Officers responding to a 911 call found the victim, Oscar Granados, suffering from a gunshot wound on Roslyn Road at 9:42 p.m. Sunday, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene outside of the home that he shared with his family.“Give me the money,” the victim’s brother overheard the suspect tell Granados during a struggle, Det. Capt. John Azzata, commander of the Homicide Squad, told reporters Monday during a news conference at police headquarters.Detectives are investigating whether the shooter’s motive may have been related to the victim’s gambling but would not say how much money the victim had on him at the time, Azzata said. He noted that there was no known gang involvement.“I believe that he was targeted,” Azzata said. “It’s going in that direction, but that could change.”Azzata said that detectives plan to interview the taxi cab driver that had dropped Granados off from a location in Hempstead moments before the shooting. Although there have been no arrests and there is no description of the suspect, the voice indicated that the shooter was a man, he added.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymouslast_img read more

20 Sep

FBI probing former Jupiter day-spa owner accused of illegally distributing money to Trump 2020 campaign

first_imgThe FBI is starting an investigation into a former owner of a Florida day spa.Li “Cindy” Yang used to own the spa in Jupiter where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested in March for alleged solicitation of a prostitute.Now, the FBI is conducting a corruption probe to determine if Yang illegally distributed money from China into President Trump’s re-election campaign.Yang is a member of the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort and began promoting events there last year.last_img

28 Aug

Alcona Middle School heading to state competition

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALCONA, Mich. — The Alcona Middle School robotics team has qualified for the state competition. Alcona Science Teacher Rachel Somers started the school’s robotic class six years ago. It’s part of their STEM program which stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.While providing the chance to have fun with classmates, constructing and operating robots also teaches students about building, coding, and working as a team, which Somers believes will help them in the long run. “I think especially in our area, with the amount of industry, tool and die, the engineering opportunities we have in Alpena, this area needs our kids to come out of school with this type of skill, not just the content knowledge that they get in other classes,” she said.This is will be the third year that they have taken their robots into competition, and it’s the first time they have advanced to the state level. The challenge, called sky stone and put on by FIRST Robotics, involves moving blocks from one side of the play area to another, and stacking them on top of each other, earning points along the way.Each team consists of two drivers to operate the robots, one human player to place blocks in the playing field, and a coach to guide them. Jacob Renchenski, one of the drivers, says he’s excited to be competing in the state competition. “There’s going to be 96 to 100 teams there and I think it’s going to be a fun experience,” he said.With that many teams there’s sure to be some stiff competition, but the team’s other driver Garrett Somers says they aren’t too worried about coming out on top. “Winning, definitely, we’re interested in, but we’re more going there for the experience and going there to compete and have fun,” he said.The team will head down to the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Mich. for the competition on December 13.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona Community Schools, FIRST RoboticsContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena DDA seeking holiday art submissions for city bannersNext Construction on Alpena County airport terminal expected to be complete this monthlast_img read more