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Plane with Swastika Banner Flying Over New York Beaches Have Many Outraged

A plane pulling a banner with the symbol of a swastika on it flew overhead New York beaches over the weekend, leaving many outraged.

NCPD Investigating Church Robbery

St. Vincent De Paul Church was robbed between March 16 and March 17.

Long Island Man Arrested for Stealing form Church in Uniondale

Two Nassau churches were robbed within one week of each other.

Hot Spots: Christmas Eve Dinners & Services and Other Entertainment for the Holiday Week in the Latest Weekly Watch

The kids are off from school this week and many will have family and friends gathering together for the holidays. Check out the hot spots on Long Island to enjoy together!

Bank and Church Robbed in Nassau County

An Elmont church and Uniondale bank were both robbed over the past day.

Elmont Home Depot Employee Steals Over $100K in Charity Scam

A Queens man working for a Nassau County Home Depot used the company’s charity matching program to steal thousands of dollars.

Academy of St. Joseph Houses Islamic School for Third Year

For over 150 years, the Academy of Saint Joseph was a prestigious private all-girls Roman Catholic school conducted by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Brentwood, attracting boarding students from as far away as South America.

Egyptian Turmoil: Mubarak Acquitted as Churches Are Burned and Policemen Executed

Former President Hosni Mubarak may soon be a free man, but Egypt remains wrapped in violence.

Pope Francis Shows Shift in View Towards Gays: “Who am I to Judge?

In a press conference aboard his plane while returning from Brazil, Pope Francis gave a revealing interview in which he showed a slight shift in tone towards homosexuality.

Cold Murder Case of Rabbinical Student from 1986 Reopened

For nearly 27 years, a cold murder case of a student has gone unsolved. Nassau County Police have reopened the case and have upped the reward for information leading to an arrest of the killer.

Wednesday's Top 10: Delicious Places to Fill Your Easter Basket

Fill your Easter baskets with sweet treats!

Thousands Greet Pope At First Angelus Prayer

Pope Francis addresses a gathering of 100, 000 people at second papal address.

White Smoke At Sistine Chapel - New Pope Has Been Chosen - UPDATE

White smoke has been spotted at the Sistine Chapel, and Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has officially been named as the new pope.

Holocaust Survivor Shares His Incredible Story With Students at Temple Beth David of Commack

Mordechai Miller spoke to seventh grade students at Temple Beth David this past January. He called himself “a hidden child” and his story is one of incredible luck and determination to survive as a Jew in Poland ...

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns, Citing Health Complications and Age

Pope Benedict announced Monday that he does not have the strength to continue in office, and will resign on February 28.

Torah Worth $30,000 Recovered Along With Stolen Car

After a brief scare for a Brooklyn congregation, a rabbi's stolen vehicle containing sacred scriptures valued at $30,000 was recovered unharmed.

Cuomo’s Reproductive Health Act Slammed by LI Bishop

Bishop William Murphy attacked the governor’s plan for abortion rights.

Update: Suspect Arrested in Fatal Subway Shove Hate Crime

31-year old Erika Menendez has been arrested for committing Thursday's subway hate crime.

NASA: World Will Not End on 12/21/12

Maybe they are raining on your end-of-the-world parade, but NASA scientists are squashing theories that Dec. 21, 2012 will bring the end of the world.
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