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ROCKY POINT/Cops investigate after man dies when his car hits bus

A man was killed Saturday evening after his car collided with a tour bus in Rocky Point, Suffolk County police said.

The man, who was not identified, was driving a 2007 Scion east on Route 25A Bypass, crossed into oncoming traffic and hit the 2008 Prevost Coach tour bus at 7:40 p.m., police said.

The Scion driver was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The tour bus driver, Richard Kiernan, 36, of Sound Beach, was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson and treated for minor injuries.

The bus was not carrying passengers at the time of the crash.

Police performed a safety check on the tour bus, and the Scion was impounded for a safety check. The tour bus company was not identified.

Police ask anyone with information about this crash to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752.

-- Jennifer Barrios


HEMPSTEAD/Suspect held without bail in shooting of another man

A Roosevelt man was ordered held without bail yesterday after Nassau County police arrested him for allegedly shooting another man twice Friday morning as the victim walked along a Hempstead street.

Police said the victim, 49, was on Margaret Court in Hempstead at 6:55 a.m. Friday when James McCullough, 41, came up to him while displaying a handgun.

McCullough then fired several rounds, wounding the victim in the backside and right forearm, before leaving the scene, police said.

The victim, who police said knew McCullough, was taken to a hospital, treated and released.

Police found McCullough at his home and arrested him at 9 a.m. on Saturday. He was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

At his arraignment yesterday at First District Court in Hempstead, McCullough was ordered held without bail. He is due back in court on Wednesday. -- Jennifer Barrios


BALDWIN/Threatening message found on window at high school

Nassau County police are investigating after a threatening message was found scrawled on a window at Baldwin's high school over the weekend.

The message, the content of which police did not release, was found written in black marker on the outside of a cafeteria window at the Baldwin Senior High School on Ethel T. Kloberg Drive, police said.

Police said the message had been written sometime between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 8:07 a.m. Saturday. Investigators said the school was determined to be safe, but the investigation is ongoing.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

-- Jennifer Barrios

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