Here are the top 10 stories from 2013 in the Five Towns:
Giovanni suffered a massive allergic reaction about three weeks ago after accidentally eating something containing peanuts, according to a Facebook page dedicated to him. His heart stopped for 12 minutes, and a loss of oxygen caused brain damage, but doctors were able to resuscitate him. He spent weeks in a coma. Click here for the full story.
One month after a peanut allergyled to her son’s death, Georgina Cornago of Lawrence is telling her story, hoping that it will save the lives of other children with the same disorder. Click here for the full story.
Zomick’s Bakery is internationally known for its kosher breads, cakes and pastries, but you probably don't know the Inwood-based warehouse has battled an unhealthy pest problem since opening in 2005, according to inspection records from the state's Department of Agriculture and Markets. Click here for the full story.
Rabbi Gary Lieberman, 56, of Far Rockaway, was arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead Friday and pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, reported the DA's office. Judge Joy Watson set a $100,000 bail during the arraignment, the DA said. Click here for the full story.
Two men were arrested early Thursday after they allegedly mugged a teenager outside a Hewlett convenience store and threatened him with a knife, according to police. Click here for the full story.
The Five Towns will soon be home to its third 7-Eleven store, with the convenience store chain setting up shop at the former Shell gas station in Hewlett. Click here for the full story.
A 91-year-old man is in serious condition after he was hit by a car in a Cedarhurst parking lot, according to Nassau County Police. Click here for the full story.
Police are searching for the man who broke into a Hewlett Neck home Saturday and shoved a woman to the ground before fleeing, cops said. Click here for the full story.
Town of Hempstead Animal Control has set traps for a pack of wild dogs spotted around the Five Towns. The three or four dogs, which resemble foxes, have ripped up garbages bags and attacked pets, squirrels, rabbits and foxes, according to Guy Bove, animal control supervisor. No humans have reported being attacked. Click here for the full story.