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LI Now: Jan. 6, 2014 Live

Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

We're wrapping up today's post, but below, you'll find a round-up of the day's top stories and tweets from Newsday and its team of reporters.

Headlines and breaking news

A second rare True's beaked whale washed ashore on Long Island late Sunday night. One day after the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Wildlife recovered  the 1-ton corpse of a True's beaked whale found in Southampton, the group retrieved another dead True's beaked whale in East Hampton Monday afternoon. 

The man at the center of a scandal that led to the resignation of Nassau County's police commissioner has filed notice that he will pursue legal action against the county and its police force.

An investigation is under way into a natural gas leak Monday morning at Brookhaven National Laboratory, authorities said.

The newly elected Nassau County legislators were sworn in on Monday afternoon followed by the Legislature’s first committee meetings of the year. 

Although Long Islanders are enjoying a reprieve today from last week's frigid temperatures, it won't last long.The thermometer is expected to plummet Monday from a high of 48 degrees today to a 'dangerously' low of 9 degrees tonight with a windchill as low as -8 degrees. 

Two duck hunters were rescued on a Mount Sinai Harbor island Sunday morning after their boat was carried away by waves, officials said.

The body of an unidentified person was discovered Sunday night inside a Melville home after firefighters battled a fire that engulfed the two-story structure on New York Avenue, Suffolk police said.

Photo credit: Steve Silverman | The Melville Fire Department assisted by firefighters from Dix Hills, Huntington Manor, East Farmingdale and Plainview, respond to a fatal house fire on New York Avenue near Old East Neck Road in Melville. (Jan. 5, 2014) 
by tara.conry

Nassau County police are looking for a masked man who robbed an Oceanside Burger King Sunday.

The cover story of today's Newsday looks at the increase in visits to food pantries and soup kitchens in New York since federal food-stamp grants were cut in November. 

by tara.conry

The front page of the "Our Towns" section features a story about the Town of Brookhaven's two incoming council members and their shared plan to take a bipartisan approach once on the board.

by tara.conry

Top tweets

Here's a round-up of what Newsday and its reporters are tweeting about today.

Time capsule

A look inside Newsday's archives.

As the owner of the New York Jets, Hess Corporation founder Leon Hess very rarely made public appearances, but 19 years ago this week, Hess held a news conference to fire head coach Pete Carroll, after only one season and replaced him with former Eagles coach Rich Kotite. Read the article Newsday originally published on Jan. 6, 1995.

Photo credit: Newsday / David Pokress | Leon Hess (1995) 
by tara.conry


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