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Nurse caught in drug theft, 2011 won't see a white Christmas, guilty plea in fatal DWI and other news stories for LI for December 24th, 2011

Plainview Nurse Caught in Drug Theft; Roosevelt Man Pleades Guilty in Fatal DWI Accident; East Patchogue Man Passes Away After Being Struck by a Motorcycle; Long Island Won't be Celebrating a White Christmas; Murder Suspect ...

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Plainview Nurse Caught in Drug Theft

Theresa Pawlowski, of East Rockaway, is being charged with felony counts of reckless endangerment, grand larceny, drug possession and endangering the welfare of a disable person after authorizes discovered she was connected to the theft of numerous rectal suppository syringes containing Diastat, a Diazapam gel commonly known as Valium. Pawlowski, a registered nurse, administered the drugs to herself while working on duty as an overnight nurse for developmentally disabled adults at AHRC in Plainview.  She was arrested Thursday after turning herself in to Second Squad detectives at the Second Precinct.

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Roosevelt Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal DWI Accident

Trevor McBride pled guilty Friday in a Nassau County court to vehicular homicide and driving while impaired under the influence of drugs and alcohol six months ago which resulted in the death of motorcyclist, William Escobar of Hempstead. McBride was driving his Chevrolet northbound in the southbound lanes of Greenwich Street when he crashed head-on to Escobar on a motorcycle on July 12. Escobar was pronounced dead at the scene. McBride had a blood alcohol content of 0.14% four hours after the crash and had marijuana in his system. He faces four to 12 years in state prison.

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East Patchogue Man Passes Away After Being Struck by a Motorcycle

Just six blocks from his East Patchogue home, Guevara Diomedes stepped into the roadway and was hit by a man driving a Suzuki motorcycle on December 16th. Diomedes was airlifted to the Stony Brook University Medical Center where he was admitted in critical condition. He passed away due to his injuries Friday, December 23rd. The driver of the motorcycle, Joseph Matthews suffered no injuries in the accident.

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Long Island Won’t be Celebrating a White Christmas

With the stint of warm weather the last few days Long Islanders hoping for a white Christmas are going to be sorely disappointed. National Weather Service forecasters are predicting sunny and clear skies all weekend with temperatures above freezing during the day but dropping into the 20s at night. Christmas Eve will be seeing a high of near 39 but Christmas day will be a bit warming, reaching a high of 46 before dropping to around 34 at night.

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Murder Suspect of a 4-Month-Old Case Arrested in North Carolina

Hempstead resident, Michael Gibson, was arrested Sunday as a suspect in the murder of Joseph Bolling. Gibson was arrested in North Carolina and charged with second degree murder and violation of parole. Nassau County police say that Gibson shot bolling outside of Seduction Bar on Hempstead’s Main Street in the early morning hours of September 3rd.

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