Nassau County

Arrests Made After Rash Of Overdoses On Long Island

Jun 8, 2017
Debora Cartagena / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Long Island authorities have made several arrests and seized about 700 grams of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl after a sudden spike in drug overdoses this past weekend.

Cuomo Doubles Budget To Fight Opioid Crisis

Apr 20, 2017
Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at a Long Island Addiction Recovery Center this week about his efforts to fight the opioid epidemic in the state. Cuomo’s recent budget allocates nearly $200 million to combat the crisis, double previous funding.

Nassau County GOP Calls On Mangano To Resign

Apr 5, 2017
Charles Lane / WSHU

Republican leaders of the Nassau County legislature called on County Executive Ed Mangano to resign.

Monday’s news conference came only a few hours after Mangano had given his State of the County address.

Mangano was indicted on federal bribery and corruption charges in October.

Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves says it was a difficult decision to call for his resignation but Mangano has to do what is best for the county.

Mangano called the move by the Republican leaders “election season nonsense.”

Seth Wenig / AP

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano delivered his annual State of the County Address at the newly refurbished Nassau Coliseum on Monday.

Sanctuary Cities Stand Firm Despite Threats To Funding

Mar 29, 2017
Steven Senne / AP

Leaders of sanctuary cities around the region say a new threat by Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't change their immigration policies. 

The term “sanctuary city' is more political than legal. It's used to describe communities with a range of local ordinances.