islandwide

Company to pay $10.25M settlement

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office has reached a settlement to end an investigation into inflated job placement claims by Career Education Corp., a for-profit company that operates seven career schools in the state.

The corporation agreed to pay $10.25 million, with most to compensate New York graduates, and change its calculations.

The schools are the Sanford-Brown Institute campuses in Garden City, Melville, White Plains and New York City and Briarcliffe campuses in Bethpage, Patchogue and New York City.

The corporation, which enrolls about 75,000 students worldwide, also operates online schools including American InterContinental University and Colorado Technical University.

It had about 20,000 students in New York during the 2009-11 period investigated.

The company says the settlement signed Monday allows it to move forward "with a heightened focus on student outcomes."-- AP

AMITYVILLE

Cops: Man stole $850 in gift cards

He broke into a doctor's office, stealing gift cards worth about $850, police said. What he didn't know, however, was that the alleged theft was captured by a surveillance camera.

Suffolk County police are asking the public's help in identifying the suspect from the surveillance photos. The break-in occurred at the doctor's office at 333 Broadway in Amityville on July 9, between 7:45 and 9 p.m.

Callers can reach Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS and are eligible for cash up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.

NORTH WANTAGHCops: Man drove drunk with child

A Brooklyn man violated Leandra's Law when he drove drunk Saturday on the Southern State Parkway in North Wantagh with a 7-month-old boy as a passenger, State Police said.

Troopers responding to a two-car accident on the Southern State about 8:41 p.m. interviewed Reynold Charles, 48, and charged him with aggravated DWI, a felony, endangering the welfare of a child and traffic violations.

He was arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Nassau and ordered held on a bail of $2,000 bond or $1,000 cash.

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From new rides at Adventureland to Long Island's best seafood restaurants to must-see summer concerts, here's your inside look at Newsday's summer Fun Book. Credit: Newsday Staff

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