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1 Dead In Manorhaven Boat Explosion

expOne man is dead and another was injured when a boat exploded at Manhasset Bay Marina in Manorhaven Wednesday afternoon.

According to detectives, two male occupants along with two male employees were fueling a 33-foot Carver motor boat, when an explosion occurred, setting the boat and the dock on fire.

Police say one male victim, who was hurled into the water due to the explosion, sustained fatal injuries.

A third male employee came running to their aid and managed to push the boat away from the dock, setting it adrift.

“A dock boy at the fuel station jumped into the water to save an elderly man,” said Debbie Pedeschi, who witnessed the explosion.

This victim suffered burns on his arms and face and was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Port

A pedestrian crossing the street in Port Washington was struck and killed by a vehicle on August 15.

Police say at 11:57 p.m., 49-year-old Donald Mooney of Lynbrook was walking across Main Street east of South Bayles Avenue from the north to the south side, when he was struck by a dark-colored vehicle in the eastbound lane.  [Read more...]

Port Fire Mayhem, Then Eerie Calm

The remnants of the garage at 10 Prospect Ave., where Michael MacNeill is believed to have died after he used gasoline and/or propane to blow the structure up.

The remnants of the garage at 10 Prospect Ave., where Michael MacNeill is believed to have died after he used gasoline and/or propane to blow the structure up.

It was a night of chaos on Aug. 5, with more onlookers than firemen and police turning out.

That was the scene as Port Washington had one of the biggest blazes in recent history, with a garage on Prospect Avenue exploding and destroying the house behind it, killing one man and sending flames over 100 feet into the air.

“There was a big crowd of people as far away as Town Dock (which is about two blocks away) and I was concerned because I thought a gas main may have blown,” said Steve Kaplan, Office of Emergency Manager for Port North.

More Pictures From The Scene Of The Port Washington Explosion

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Body Identified In Port Fire

The Homicide Squad has identified the body of the man found in the Port Washington house fire last week as Michael MacNeill, 48 of Port Washington. He was identified by the Medical Examiner through DNA.

Port Washington Police Blotter July / August

port-policeOn July 11, at 29 N. Plandome Rd., after being involved in a motor vehicle accident, a Port Washington man was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.

July 15, at 101 Campus Dr., five broken windows were reported at this location.

July 18, at 23 Marino Ave., a burglary was reported at the location. [Read more...]

Ominous Post Months Before Blaze

1The man found dead after Tuesday’s explosion and fire on Prospect Avenue in Port Washington was Michael MacNeill, the estranged husband of the home’s resident, neighbors said Thursday.

And his Facebook page gives a chilling foretelling of what his fate would be. In a posting dated Dec. 14, MacNeill wrote” “If you’re going to go out with a bang, might as well do it right with 25 gallons of gas and 40 lbs of propane.” [Read more...]

Update: Port House Explosion

The sheer ferocity of the blaze astonishes these two kids.

The sheer ferocity of the blaze astonishes these two kids.

Port Washington had one of the biggest blazes in recent history Tuesday night, when a garage on Prospect Avenue exploded and destroyed the house behind it, killing one man and sending flames over 50 feet into the air.

A law enforcement source said the dead man has been identified, but they are not yet releasing his name.

The explosion was heard as far as a mile away, causing a five alarm fire that saw between 150 and 200 firefighters respond from area 23 departments.

Watch Explosion Aftermath Video Here

“It appears the fire started in the garage and spread to the house behind it,” Port Washington Fire Department First Assistant Chief Brian Waterson told The Port News.

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House Explosion In Port Washington

Photo Credit: Miriam Vivi Gualpa‎

Photo Credit: Miriam Vivi Gualpa‎

One person was found dead in the garage, after a house at 10 Prospect Ave. in Port Washington appeared to explode Tuesday at approximately 8:30 p.m. [Read more...]

Port Police Officers Recognized

Swear_060614AThe Port Washington Police District designated Lieutenants Robert Del Muro and Jeffery Morris as Deputy Chiefs, and Police Officer Andrew Scobbo was sworn in as Police Sergeant. At the ceremony were (l. to r.) Commissioner Dave Franklin, Commissioner Angela Lawlor-Mullins, Commissioner James Duncan, Acting Chief James Salerno, Morris, Del Muro and Scobbo.

Phone Scams Target Seniors

scamNew York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued a consumer alert on five common telephone scams targeting senior citizens.

These common scams, identified by complaints and other evidence collected by the Attorney General’s Office, typically spike during the summer months.  [Read more...]