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Report reveals truth about the LI Sound, SAT scammer speaks out, Four charged with stealing from car on LI & more news store for December 30th, 2011

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Officer Shot, Suspect Killed Fleeing Scene; State Report Revels Grim Truth About State of LI Sound; Sam Eshaghoff, SAT Scammer, Speaks Out for the First Time; Over 200 Laid off in Nassau County; Four Charged ...

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Officer Shot, Suspect Killed Fleeing Scene

Earlier this morning, a suspect who shot a police officer in the leg was shot and killed fleeing the scene. Around 5:15 am at East Meadow Plaza in East Meadow, an officer approached a vehicle, and eventually called for backup when the man wouldn't cooperate, eventually leading to the suspect struggling to take the first officer's gun – causing it to discharge and shoot the officer in the leg. His partner, who has not been named at this time, pursued the suspect on foot as he fled from the scene, and shot him twice in the torso. The suspect died at the scene, and the wounded officer  was brought  to Nassau University Medical Center for surgery and treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

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State Report Reveals Grim Truth About State of LI Sound

In an annual report released by Save the Sound, the combined efforts of New York and Connecticut to preserve the Long Island Sound received a dismal rating of C+. With marine wildlife becoming more and more scarce, pollution issues, and low oxygen levels, the report says that more will have to be done to preserve the Sound if we want lobsters, flounders, and mussels to once again flourish in these waters. Not all of the news from this report was negative – in the fields of beach litter, coastal habitat, and migratory habitat, scores were significantly better – As and Bs.

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 Sam Eshaghoff, SAT Scammer, Speaks Out for the First Time

After months of silence since his arrest involving the SAT cheating scandal that hit Great Neck, Sam Eshaghoff spoke out for the first time about the ease he had perpetrating the plan, and calls  security at the ACT and SAT tests “uniformly pathetic”. Eshaghoff was paid thousands of dollars for taking tests for students he calls “intellectually-challenged”, and unremorsefully claims that getting away with it had been so easy, he could do it again tomorrow – and not get caught. It has been noted that there are major holes in the process for checking student identification before they’ve entered the exams, and the students involved in the cheating scandal booked the tests at schools that were not the ones that they regularly attended.

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Over 200 Laid Off in Nassau County

In an unpleasant contrast to the festive holiday decorations that still adorn houses and main streets throughout Nassau, over 260 Nassau County employees were laid off, and more than 100 were demoted to help offset the budget deficit of over $300 million dollars that the county has to correct. Those who were fortunate enough to not get laid off are concerned with the amount of slack they will be picking up due to being understaffed – those who are still employed will still be responsible for the same amount of work as was being produced with the additional employees. County Executive Edward Mangano weighed in by saying he informed unions months ago that if certain concessions were not made, that there would be layoffs – but he’s sorry to see anyone have to lose their job.

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