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New Hyde Park Gunman Admits Shooting Nassau Officer

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Brooklyn man has admitted to shooting a Nassau County police officer while the attacker fled a New Hyde Park home invasion two years ago.Cong Xu pleaded guilty Tuesday at Nassau County court to assault and burglary.“This burglar had a handgun when he entered a Nassau family’s home,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. “Officer Mohit Arora responded and was shot protecting innocent civilians. As a result of Officer Arora’s heroism and today’s guilty plea, this defendant will no longer be a threat to others for a long time to come.”Prosecutors said the 22-year-old gunman and a second assailant broke into a Campbell Street home, where the victims called 911 before the duo fled on Aug. 14, 2013.Xu fired several rounds from a handgun at responding officers as he fled, hitting Officer Mohit Arora in the lower abdomen.Officer Arora was taken to North Shore Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. Xu was apprehended nearby.Judge Philip Grella is expected to sentence Xu to 30 years in prison when Xu is sentenced on April 2.His co-defendant, 23-year-old Renhang Qiu of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty las year to burglary and is expected to be sentenced Feb. 23 seven years in prison.last_img read more

No injuries following minor fire at Harris Paints Dominica Ltd

first_img 438 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet LocalNews No injuries following minor fire at Harris Paints Dominica Ltd by: – January 23, 2012 Fire truck at the reported incident Dominica Vibes News was alerted this morning that there was a fire at Harris Paints Dominica Ltd in Canefield about 11:30 on Monday morning. On arrival on the scene, there were several Police officers and Firemen on to the premises but no sign of fire.Finance Manager of Harris Paints John Joseph says staff responded quickly and got the fire under control.“It was about 11:25 am when the breaker went out. When we checked we saw that the one of the lights in the sealing was on fire. We turned off the main switch and put off the fire with an extinguisher. There wasn’t any serious damage, it was just a small fire caused by some electrical problem. The police and fire services came in but everything was put under control,” he said.He said technicians verified that it was alright to turn the lights back on about an hour and a half later.Harris Paints Dominica Ltd has been a manufacturer of paints in Dominica for over ten years and they supply a wide range paints. Although there no one was injured, employees sighed with relief recognizing the catastrophe which a major fire could have caused.[nggallery id=122]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Midweek success keeping USC afloat

first_imgThe middle of the week has been kind to the Trojans.And with wins coming at a premium in the grueling Pac-10 conference, they need that to remain the case tonight.Important · Sophomore infielder Ricky Oropesa’s team leading nine home runs and 29 RBI have helped keep USC’s record near .500. Oropesa and USC take on Cal State Bakersfield tonight at Dedeaux Field. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan USC takes on Cal State Bakersfield at 6:30 p.m. at Dedeaux Field, the first ever meeting between the two teams.The Trojans (14-14) have excelled in midweek games in 2010, winning five of six. Their only loss came on March 10, a 5-4 defeat against Connecticut. In those five victories, the Trojans have outscored their opponents 33-19.Despite the midweek success, USC has been inconsistent. The Trojans are now 2-4 in Pac-10 play after dropping two of three to Oregon State.They have won just one game in each of their first two conference series and have lost three straight series overall since taking three of four from Hawai’i in the middle of March.The Roadrunners (12-14) have also struggled with inconsistency this year. They won four games in a row to open the season, but followed that streak with eight losses in 10 games.Bakersfield is coming off a series sweep by Fresno State in which it was outscored 36-22.The Trojans have shown flashes of brilliance in this streaky season. They had chances to win both games they dropped to Oregon State, as was the case two weekends ago at Stanford.Sophomore infielder Ricky Oropesa remains on a tear, leading USC with a .333 average, nine home runs and 29 RBI. Sophomore infielder Matt Foat is right behind him with an identical batting average and 27 RBI.But USC has had difficulties finding hits in some key situations. Junior infielder Joe De Pinto struck out to end Saturday’s game in the bottom of the ninth, leaving the tying run on third base and the winning run on second. The Beavers held on for a 4-3 win.And in Thursday’s loss, the Trojans put the winning run on second base with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but failed to bring him in. Oregon State broke through with three runs in the top of the 10th and won 4-1.The Trojans have also had trouble at home. They are just 4-8 at Dedeaux Field and 10-6 away from it.But they have a chance to reverse that mark by the end of the week as USC wraps up a seven-game homestand against California. After tonight’s game, the Trojans will host Cal in a three-game series starting Friday.USC currently sits at 10th in the conference, tied with Arizona and Oregon at 2-4 in Pac-10 play.last_img read more