Man Acquitted of Hempstead Teen’s Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A North Valley Stream man has been cleared of allegations that he fatally shot a 17-year-old boy in the victim’s hometown of Hempstead two years ago.Pedro Merchant was found not guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder following a trial at Nassau County court.Authorities had alleged the 22-year-old man shot and killed Dante Quinones on Dartmouth Street on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.Community members and activists were so outraged by the shooting—one of several that year—that they organized local efforts to help prevent further violence before it happens.The case also resulted in the arrest of six people for allegedly rioting at First District Court in Hempstead when Merchant first pleaded not guilty during his arraignment.last_img read more

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#ParisAttacks: Multiple deadly attacks hit French capital

first_imgFrench people are waking up following a night of terror. After a series of coordinated attacks late on Friday. It’s been the deadliest and most violent night in the country since the second world war. AFP is reporting that at least 120 people have been killed and more than 200 injured. Authorities say eight of the attackers are dead. Five others have been arrested. The attacks took place at six different locations across Paris. The deadliest happened at the Bataclan concert hall, where at least 82 people were reported killed. A witness at the venue says he clearly heard the attackers say that French President Francois Hollande was to blame for the attacks due to France’s military action in Syria.// Across the city at the Stade de France, at least three explosions were heard during an international football game. President Francois Hollande was at the stadium when the bombings took place. He was later evacuated to an emergency meeting. He called the attacks “unprecedented”. Paris authorities have urged residents to stay indoors… and over 1,500 military personnel have been deployed across the city.last_img read more

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Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers.

first_img Share Share Instead of batter-dipped, deep-fried nuggets, we coat chicken tenders in a seasoned almond and whole-wheat flour crust and then oven-fry them to perfection. With half the fat of standard breaded chicken tenders, you can enjoy to your (healthy) heart’s content.Recipe NutritionPer serving: 174 calories; 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 2 g mono unsaturated fat); 66 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 1 g fiber; 254 mg sodium; 76 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (31% daily value).Ingredients:Canola oil cooking spray1/2 cup sliced almonds1/4 cup whole-wheat flour1 1/2 teaspoons paprika1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon dry mustard1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil4 large egg whites1 pound chicken tenders (see Ingredient Note) Share Tweet Food & DiningLifestyle Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers. by: – April 14, 2011 24 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! DirectionsPreheat oven to 475°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack on the baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray.Place almonds, flour, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until the almonds are finely chopped and the paprika is mixed throughout, about 1 minute. With the motor running, drizzle in oil; process until combined. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.Whisk egg whites in a second shallow dish. Add chicken tenders and turn to coat. Transfer each tender to the almond mixture; turn to coat evenly. (Discard any remaining egg white and almond mixture.) Place the tenders on the prepared rack and coat with cooking spray; turn and spray the other side.Bake the chicken fingers until golden brown, crispy and no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.Ingredient note: Chicken tenders, virtually fat-free, are a strip of rib meat typically found attached to the underside of the chicken breast, but they can also be purchased separately. Four 1-ounce tenders will yield a 3-ounce cooked portion. Tenders are perfect for quick stir-fries, chicken satay or kid-friendly breaded “chicken fingers.”Recipe NutritionPer serving: 174 calories; 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat, 2 g mono unsaturated fat); 66 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 1 g fiber; 254 mg sodium; 76 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (31% daily value).recipe source: eatingwelllast_img read more

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Murder investigation underway in Dearborn County

first_imgDearborn County, In. — Indiana State Police detectives are conducting a homicide investigation in the Lawrenceburg area.Officials say the body of Thomas Biedenharn, 73, was found Monday around 2:15 p.m. at a residence on Highridge Court in the Hidden Valley Subdivision. Evidence at the scene suggests foul play was involved.An autopsy has determined his death was a homicide. No arrests have been made.Confidential information can be left with the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigative Division by calling 812-689-5000. The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department and the Dearborn-Switzerland County prosecutor’s office are also assisting.last_img

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TENNIS : Syracuse dominates Connecticut in regular-season finale

first_img Comments Published on April 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Aleah Marrow and her teammates laughed as ‘Teach Me How to Dougie’ came on the speakers. Marrow stood two courts away from Athletic Director Daryl Gross, giving him a sharp look and urging him to take part. Marrow swung her arms, slicked her hair, stopped and waited for the rebuttal.After not wanting to participate, Gross finally relented with a quick response of his own.The dance competition proved that Syracuse had swagger after a match in which it shut out Connecticut. It marked the end of the regular season and symbolized SU’s confidence boost heading into postseason play.‘It’s a great way to finish the season, and we were all really fired up to play this match,’ freshman Maddie Kobelt said. ‘It’s nice to have this match to get us back into the swing of things as far as competition goes to push into the Big East (tournament) coming up this weekend.’Minutes prior to Marrow’s dance-off, Kobelt’s win capped Syracuse’s dominating 7-0 win over Connecticut at Drumlins Tennis Center on Friday. The match provided the Orange with its last chance to sharpen up the loose ends before traveling to South Bend, Ind., for the Big East tournament, which begins Thursday. The convincing win provided the Orange with a breath of confidence heading into the conference tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe game held significance for Syracuse players, who looked to send a message to the rest of the league with their performance. SU players arrived an extra 15 minutes early to prepare for their final Big East tuneup against their perennial rivals.The Orange jumped out to an early lead by sweeping the doubles point. Junior Emily Harman said the team shares a common attitude it hopes leaves an impression on the rest of the Big East.‘It sets the tone for us in the Big East,’ Harman said. ‘Before, in my freshman year, they didn’t respect us, it was something like, ‘Who’s Syracuse?’ Now everyone knows who we are, and we’re a definite threat. No one wants to play us because of our attitude and how much we fight on the court.’The attitude was felt both on and off the court. The overall match was settled with a complete sweep, as each of Syracuse’s singles players conquered her respective opponents in straight sets.Harman closed out her match in signature fashion by breezing past UConn opponent Jennifer Lermonth 6-1, 6-4 at the No. 1 singles position. Marrow won at the No. 6 singles position with a decisive victory over Lucy Nutting 6-4, 6-2.The Orange has won 17 of its last 18 singles matches heading into the Big East tournament — something Syracuse head coach Luke Jensen said makes his team ready for the challenge. With an astounding victory against the Huskies, he still feels SU has not reached its peak in performance, but the players are ready to take down some of the giants in the conference.A collective swagger is felt at every position in the lineup. The Orange feels it can be a legitimate threat to knock off its next competitor, and Friday’s performance is one reason why.‘They believe in everybody in this lineup,’ Jensen said. ‘Whether it’s one, six, seven or eight, it doesn’t matter. We practice so hard to get to this point, we run so much to get them physically fit for the tournament coming up next week. I know they’re ready.Syracuse’s overall sense of character shone through during the trying moments of Kobelt’s match. Kobelt said that through her preparation with both Jensen and associate head coach Shelley George, she was able to make some spur-of-the-moment changes to take a tactical advantage. This led her to victory in the final match of the overall contest.It was a victory that came after Kobelt trailed 5-0 to UConn’s Alexa Gregory. The Huskies No. 3 singles player stood perplexed as she watched her first set lead disappear after Kobelt won five straight games to tie the score at 5-5.It took five points for the Syracuse freshman to settle into a rhythm, but Kobelt was able to swipe the first set away in a tiebreak (8-6) before running away with her team-best 33rd win with a 6-2 victory in the second set.After that, it was time to dance. The swagger is there heading into postseason play, and Kobelt proved no Orange player is going down without a fight.‘They’re all fired up,’ Jensen said. ‘Everyone wants to be there and go there now.’[email protected]last_img read more

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