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    A house is seen on Smith Island after a possible tornado traveled through the area. Courtesy Robert Joseph Jones A tree falls on a truck parked in Smith Island, Maryland. Courtesy Robert Joseph Jones Damage is seen at an Exxon on Smith Island. Courtesy Robert Joseph Jones Rising water levels are seen on Smith Island. Courtesy Robert Joseph Jones (1/4) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print. During the storms that hit the D.C. region on Thursday, a tornadic waterspout left a path of destruction on Smith Island, Maryland. Mike Ricci, a spokesman for the governor, said in a Tweet Friday that 17 homes were damaged by the tornado — three or four had what was deemed “major damage.” He said the main focus on Friday was restoring power. The National Weather Service said that the damage was preliminarily caused by a tornado, but the final determination will come after a full investigation in one to three days, the NWS told WTOP. “Just spoke to Somerset County Sheriff Ron...
    THREE people have been arrested following the mysterious death of a Russian woman who plunged from the eighth floor of her hotel in Phuket. Police in Thailand said they were not ruling out murder because the young woman was clutching strands of hair in her right hand when she was found face down. 5Police arrest American Jamaal Smith, 38, following the death of a Russian womanCredit: ViralPress 5Police investigating the scene found drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, and condomsCredit: ViralPress Evgeniia Smirnova, 35, suffered a severe head trauma along with a broken leg after her fall and was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday. Mrs Smirnova had been drinking in a hotel room with three friends in the Emerald Terrace Resort in Patong, Phuket's famous party district. The Russian woman fell on the Phrabarami Road area, a stone's throw away from the notorious Bangla Road red-light district. The area is popular with British, Australian and Russian sex tourists. "Police are working very hard to find the facts regarding the death of the Russian tourist. Please allow officers some time to investigate the...
    A rush-hour stop on the Long Island Expressway led to the arrest of a man on charges of possessing fentanyl, heroin, and crack cocaine. Suffolk County Sheriff’s deputies were traveling westbound on the expressway just east of Exit 67 in a marked unit when they say they observed a 2020 Mazda bearing Georgia license plates traveling at a high rate of speed with two male occupants inside on Friday, March 25 at approximately 3:50 p.m. Deputies stopped the vehicle, and while approaching the vehicle, the vehicle sped away, according to the sheriff's office.  It exited the Long Island Expressway at Exit 65 and crashed into a telephone pole at the corner of Falcon Avenue in Medford. The front-seat passenger, Edward Smith, age 20, of Yaphank, fed on foot and was apprehended a short distance away, the sheriff's office said.  The driver fled the scene and is still at large, said the sheriff's office. A quantity of drugs including over 3 grams of fentanyl, over 3 grams of heroin, over 6 grams of crack cocaine, 14 suboxone pills, a small...
    A Long Island man has been convicted for attempting to kill four Nassau County police officers during a traffic stop. Duane Costa, age 37, of Uniondale, was found guilty on Thursday, Dec. 16 of four counts of attempted murder and other charges in connection with the 2018 stop, said Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith. “Duane Costa deliberately fired multiple rounds at four police officers with the clear intention to end their lives," said Smith. "Even when his gun fell to the ground, Costa did not stop, pulled out another gun, aimed at the officers’ heads, and continued to shoot to kill.”  According to Smith, during the incident, the car in which Costa was a passenger, was stopped by two members of the Nassau County Police Department at Midwood Street and Lafayette Avenue in Hempstead for failing to signal a left turn.  After smelling alcohol, observing Costa not wearing a seatbelt, and adjusting an object in his waistband, officers ordered the driver and Costa out of the car, Smith said. Costa then pushed past the officers and ran. As...
    A 23-year-old street gang member on Long Island will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars after admitting to his role in four separate homicides of perceived enemies of MS-13. Raul Ponce, also known as “Shadow,” of Hempstead, pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in the deaths of Bryan Steven Cho Lemus and Julio Cesar Espantzay-Gonzales; and two counts of manslaughter for the deaths of Nelson Rodriguez and Osmin Campos-Sandoval, the Nassau County DA announced. When he is sentenced on Jan. 25, 2022, acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith said that Ponce is expected to receive 32 years to life in prison. According to Smith, Ponce was responsible for the murders of Lemus on Aug. 23, 2016, and Espantzay-Gonzales on Jan. 28, 2017. Smith said that Lemus, a perceived enemy of MS-13, was walking his dog on Arthur Street in Uniondale when he was lured into the Massapequa Preserve. While inside the park, Lemus was allegedly killed with machetes by Ponce and other members of MS-13. Related story - MS-13 Member Admits To 2017 Murder In Preserve...
    SMITH ISLAND, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland has more communities vulnerable to the rise in sea level than almost any other state. And while some scientists believe it is inevitable that several Chesapeake Bay communities will eventually become submerged in the rising waters, many residents who live there vow to keep fighting to save their homes—and their way of life. READ MORE: Search Continues For Former Baltimore County Officer Wanted In Pennsylvania, Accused Of Abducting Two ChildrenOne of the most endangered places sits in the Chesapeake Bay, about 12 miles from Crisfield in Somerset County. Smith Island is the last inhabited island chain in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay without any connection to the mainland—except by boat. “It’s a unique place, number one,” said Eddie Somers who grew up on Smith Island. “Everybody knows your business.” “The saying on the island (is), ‘When you get that mud between your toes, you just never want to leave,’” said Betty Tyler, a lifelong resident who only left for college. Smith Island (Photo via Mike Hellgren/WJZ) Smith Island has long been known for its...
    A Long Island man was sentenced for strangling his wife to death in their home last year following an argument. John Gerges, age 61, of Merrick, was sentenced on Monday, Sept. 13, to 21 years in prison and five years post-release supervision. On Tuesday, July 20, John Gerges pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 58-year-old Marvat Gerges, according to Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith. The DA's Office said the defendant strangled his wife on Feb. 22, 2020, following a 3 a.m. argument over the cleanliness of their home. Earlier report: Long Island Man Who Worked As Security Guard Charged With Strangling Wife To Death Marvat was found by the couple's adult son at about 2:30 p.m. that day after he returned home from work. Smith said Marvat was found laying on a bed in the guest bedroom with marks around her neck. The son called 911, and Marvat was later pronounced dead at the scene. Smith said John returned home the following morning, and he was questioned and later arrested by Nassau County Police Department...
    A  pair of alleged drug dealers have been charged in connection to a string of fatal Long Island overdoses. Four overdoses occurred on or about Friday, Aug. 13, in Southold. There are several additional fatal and non-fatal overdoses that occurred on the East End that are still actively under investigation. Justin Smith, age 46, of Smithtown, was charged with: Third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class B felony;  Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor;  Two counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia Five counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance Lavain Creighton, age 51, of Greenport, has been charged with six counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a Class B felony, including the alleged sale of narcotics that allegedly caused two fatal overdoses. “This is a major threat to public health and public safety,” Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini said. “We want to get the message out that if you have any drugs – particularly powdery substances, whether you think it is heroin, cocaine or fentanyl –...
    A DNA match has led to the arrest of a man for allegedly entering a Long Island restaurant and stealing hundreds of dollars from the register. Riqui Rodriguez, aka, Riqui Nunez, age 37, of Brooklyn, who is also suspected of other burglaries, was arraigned on  Thursday, Aug. 5, for charges of burglary and criminal mischief, said Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith.  Smith said, in July 2020, Rodriguez allegedly threw a brick through the window of the SeaFood House restaurant at 247 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont and entered the restaurant illegally through the broken window.  Rodriguez allegedly took the cash register, smashed it to the ground, and stole approximately $200 in cash before leaving through the same broken window.  Both DNA and video evidence were recovered from the scene. Rodriguez’s DNA profile was a match to the DNA recovered at the Elmont burglary, Smith said.  The DNA profile generated from the investigation was also found to be a match to DNA samples found at more than a dozen additional burglaries of businesses including restaurants, pharmacies, and nail salons in Brooklyn, Manhattan,...
    Four men who were clinging to the side of a capsized boat for more than an hour were rescued by members of a Fairfield County fire department. The incident began to unfold around 9:50 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, in Norwalk. That's when members of the Norwalk Fire Department Marine Unit responded to a reported 18-foot boat that capsized with four people in the water near Grassy Island, said Deputy Chief Todd Smith.  When the rescuers arrived on the scene, they found the capsized boat in the area of Copps Island with four people clinging to the hull of the vessel.  All four were wearing life vests and the rescue boat was able to maneuver close enough to the vessel to remove from the water without incident, said Smith. The passengers, aged 51, 39, 38, and 27 years old told the firefighters they had been in the water for approximately an hour. The four refused medical attention.  The US Coast Guard arrived and remained on scene and handled salvaging of the vessel.  Passengers were brought to Veteran's Park dock and released.
    A 61-year-old Long Island man is expected to spend more than two decades behind bars after admitting to strangling his homebound wife to death after an argument over the condition of their home, authorities announced. Merrick resident John Gerges pleaded guilty to manslaughter and is expected to be sentenced to 21 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision at his next court appearance in September. Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith said that early on Feb. 22, 2020, Gerges strangled his wife, 58-year-old Marvat Gerges, inside their Merrick home following a 3 a.m. verbal altercation over the cleanliness of their home that turned physical. Smith noted that Marvat Gerges was homebound with severe arthritis at the time she was strangled to death. Marvat Gerges was found in the guest bedroom of her Merrick home laying on a bed with marks around her neck by the couple’s adult son at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 last year, when he returned home from work as a security guard in Queens. The son called 911 immediately and she...
    A Long Island man has been sentenced for forcing a victim to engage in prostitution at hotels and motels in Suffolk and Nassau counties over the course of two years.  Dominic Cunningham, age 27, of Roosevelt, had pleaded guilty to three felony sex trafficking counts, and charges of second-degree promoting prostitution, and third-degree intimidating a victim or witness, according to the Nassau County District Attorney.  He was sentenced on Friday, July 9 to seven years in prison and a maximum of five years of supervision after his release. He is also required to register as a sex offender.  Smith said Cunningham forced the victim to engage in prostitution from May 2017 to May 2019.  “This defendant exploited his victim in every way – forcing her to continue to engage in prostitution by hitting and kicking her, giving her prescription tranquilizers, and making threats against her and her family because he believed they went to the police,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith said. “Thankfully, this predator will now be off the streets and behind bars.”
    An alleged MS-13 gang member admitted to his role in luring a teen to a Long Island park with the promise of sex and drugs before butchering him to death with machetes, the District Attorney’s Office announced. Antonio Cullal, also known as “Duke” pleaded guilty on Tuesday, June 15 to multiple charges for his role in the 2017 murder of Julio Cesar Espantzay-Gonzales in the Massapequa Park Preserve. Related story - Two Alleged MS-13 Members Indicted, Five Others Charged For Massapequa Preserve Murder Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith said that Espantzay-Gonzales, who was 19 at the time, was reported missing on Jan. 31, 2017, before his body was found by a dog-walker in the Massapequa Park Preserve months later on March 23. Smith said that the victim was allegedly lured to the woods on Jan. 28, 2017, by Kevin Granados-Coreas and others with promises of sex and marijuana. Once in the Preserve, Cullal, Granados-Coreas AKA "Lonely”, Raul Ponce, AKA “Shadow,” and Gerson Stanley Jaurez AKA "Angel Black,” allegedly hacked Espantzay-Gonzales to death with machetes. They later disposed...
    New York : Staten Island (NYC). Photo: Edwin Martínez / Impremedia Ishawn Bryant turned himself in to police and confessed to fatally shooting his mother’s boyfriend on a Staten Island (NYC) sidewalk earlier this month. Bryant, 21, confessed to police Tuesday to the murder of Kenton Smith, 43, on Bay St. near Victory Blvd., around 11:50 a.m. on March 4. There, Bryant shot Smith multiple times in the chest outside a grocery store in broad daylight. Police sources said that Smith was the father of Bryant’s half-brother, who was unhappy with the way the victim treated his mother. The young man was indicted in Staten Island criminal court on charges of murder and possession of weapons. His attorney, Mario Gallucci, said he arranged for Bryant, a resident of Elizabeth, NJ, to turn himself in Tuesday morning. “This is a very emotional case in which the victim inflicted years of physical abuse on Mr. Bryant’s mother,” the defender said, quoted by Daily News. “I hope to present our side.” The shooting happened a few steps from...
    Newlywed healthcare heroes and Tampa Bay superfans Maciej Mazurkiewicz and Kimberly Smith are headed to Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida after Northwell Health arranged for the couple to receive two tickets to the big game on Sunday, Feb. 7. Mazurkiewicz, a physician assistant at Lenox Hill Hospital, and Smith, a pediatric oncology nurse at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, have served on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and put off their honeymoon after being wed during a simple service on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. The couple from Farmingdale got engaged on Clearwater Beach during Super Bowl week exactly one year ago while vacationing in Tampa Bay.  They have made regular trips to Florida to see the Bucs play since they began dating years earlier. When the Bucs won the NFC championship and a trip to the Super Bowl, both Mazurkiewicz and Smith scrambled to find tickets.  They came away empty-handed until a colleague wrote about their plight and all that they endured to the human resources team at Lenox Hill. Northwell Health, which owns and operates Lenox and...
    An HBCU grad galvanized voters in Georgia and another one is making history as vice president elect Everyday items that didnt exist a decade ago Staten Island, Trenton blast Yankees decision to abandon minor-league affiliates NEW YORK – Both Trenton and Staten Island expressed feeling blindsided by the New York Yankees’ move to transfer minor league affiliates from those locations. I Can't Believe This Social Security Bonus Was So Easy Ad Microsoft Americans Are Obsessed With New Blanket That Puts You To Sleep In Minutes Ad Microsoft 23 New Gadgets That Will Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/29 SLIDES © Bob Karp/Staff Photographer Trenton Thunder's third-year bat boy Tommy Smith during...
    The New York Yankees’ reshuffling of their minor league affiliation over the weekend came to the surprise of another affiliate – the Staten Island Yankees. Will Smith, the owner of the Class-A New York-Penn League baseball team, said in a statement Monday that the major league behemoth’s decision to cut ties was shocking. YANKEES 'BETRAYED' MINOR LEAGUE AFFILIATE WITH MOVE TO WEALTHY NEW JERSEY TOWN, TEAM OWNER SAYS “The Staten Island Yankees made every effort to accommodate MLB and New York Yankees requirements, including securing a commitment from New York City for ballpark upgrades. However, MLB and the Yankees chose not to engage in any discussions with us. We were unaware of the final decision and learned about it by reading the statement on Yankees social media,” Smith said. “After careful consideration of locations in New York City, our ballpark was approved by the New York Yankees and built in St. George, Staten Island, by the City of New York. It was planned and agreed-to in 1999 for the express purpose of hosting New York Yankees professional Minor League Baseball....
    The coronation of Queen Victoria it was not. On July 8, 1850 when James Strang declared himself King of Earth and Heaven, the crown was paper, the throne built with boards, and the rough-hewn venue filled with a few hundred instead of hundreds of thousands. Somehow, a farm boy from Western New York once involved in land swindles was able to convince a segment of Mormons that he was founder Joseph Smith's heir: an atheist turned prophet that persuaded them to settle in his dominion of Beaver Island in Lake Michigan. 'King Strang' garnered national newspaper coverage, fame, infamy - and even the attention of then President Millard Fillmore. 'He was really able to create himself out of words,' said Miles Harvey, author of a new book, The King of Confidence, which examines Strang's life that included five wives, his almost six-year rule as king, and how he ultimately met his death at his followers' hands. Wildly ambitious as a young man, Strang wrote in his journals about marrying Princess Victoria to become the British empire's sovereign. He had many...
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