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MIRACLE DOG RESCUED: During a press conference earlier today at Bay Shore's Islip Animal Shelter & Adopt-A-Center, Islip Town announced that the "Miracle" dog rescued from a trash bin on Christmas Eve at a West Islip gas station is ready for adoption. The SCSPCA also delivered an update about the criminal investigation into the animal cruelty crime. 

Islip town councilman Steve Senft, holds Miracle, during a press conference Wednesday morning at the Islip Animal Shelter & Adopt-A-Center in Bay Shore where he announced that she will go up for adoption. Photo by James Carbone. (January 15, 2014) 
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Will the
Islanders make it back to the playoffs? 

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Headlines

Here's a look at today's top local stories.

COPS SEEK BANK ROBBER: Police are searching for a tall, thin man who wore a red-and-black ski jacket when he robbed a Chase bank branch Tuesday in West Babylon. The suspect is believed to be at least 6-foot-5 and in his mid 20s.

MAN FOUND DEAD HAD BEEN IN A FIGHT: The man found dead behind a trash bin Sunday was identified as Elvis Canales, 27, of Copiague, who had been in a fight that day, Suffolk police said. 

OFFICIAL: AMBULANCE HIT BY GUNFIRE, ONE HURT: A 19-year-old volunteer emergency medical service worker was injured when the ambulance he was in was struck by "a fired projectile" while responding to a police call Tuesday night in Bellport, an EMS official said. 

LAWYERS: FATHER, TWIN SISTER OF DEFENDANT CHARGED: The father and twin sister of a defendant in the slaying of 18-year-old Kyle Underhill were arraigned this week on charges involving the grand jury investigation into the 2011 homicide, lawyers said.

$600M TO PUMP SEWAGE OFFSHORE: Local and federal officials push for $600 million in Sandy aid to fund a pipe from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant that would transport treated sewage from the East Rockaway facility and another in Long Beach into the Atlantic Ocean.

TOP COURT AFFIRMS MTA TAX: The main cover of today's Newsday looks at New York's top court upholding the controversial MTA payroll tax, dismissing an appeal by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano. 
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LONG BEACH MAN NAMED SURFER OF THE YEAR: Professional surfer Will Skudin, 28, is riding a wave of success that recently earned him the title of "Surfer of the Year" from Eastern Surf Magazine.
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LOCALS CITE ILLEGAL ACTS IN FORMING WATCH:
 
A community organization formed by residents concerned about what they say are illegal activities in the Kings Park industrial area has become a neighborhood watch group.

And here's something you don't see every day: After tugboat sinking, barge washes up on LI beach
A tug towing a barge near the Robert Moses Causeway bridge sank, and the barge washed up in Atlantic Beach after one person was airlifted to safety. (Jan. 14, 2014) 
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NO SLEDDING ON 'SUICIDE HILL':
 Our Towns top story discusses how winter sledders used to flock to the hill on the Plandome Country Club property, but due to residents concerns about traffic and safety, sledders are unwelcome.
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Check out our photo gallery of 'Signs you're from Nassau'

Here's our latest addition: Remember this popular hangout place? If you've waited in a line out the door of the Witches Brew, a 17-year-old coffeehouse in West Hempstead to get into a century-old house with personality, it might just be a sign you're from Nassau County.

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On the Agenda


A look at local meetings happening today.

EAST WILLISTON: WATER METERS. The East Williston Village will hold a public hearing tonight to consider requiring that water meters are read at least once a year. The 8 p.m. meeting will be held at the Village Hall, 2 Prospect Street. Follow Scott Eidler’s Twitter updates @EidzTowns.

HEAD OF THE HARBOR: DEER DILEMMA. Head of the Harbor village trustees tonight will hold a public hearing on traffic issues on Edgewood Avenue and hear state options for controlling the deer population. The meeting starts at 7 at Village Hall, 500 N. Country Rd., St. James. Check newsday.com for Lauren R. Harrison’s coverage.

WYANDANCH: DONATION. The Wyandanch school board tonight will recognize Manhattan real estate executive Jeffrey Gural for his donation to Wyandanch Memorial High School to restore its after-school and Saturday programs. The board meeting will start at 7 at the Central Administration Building, 1445 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Boulevard. Check Denise Bonilla’s Twitter updates @denisebonilla


Time Capsule


From Newsday’s archives.

INVESTOR BUYS GRUMMAN PROPERTY: Originally published in Newsday Jan. 15, 1997, the largest building owned by NorthropGrumman Corp. in Bethpage was sold to a company owned by Brooklyn trash recycler and landlord Joseph Lostritto. The buyer of Plant 2, a 900,000-square-foot former factory building, was Steel-Los III, a family-owned company that intended to renovate, subdivide and lease the property. 

Julia Gaines | Inside Plant #2 at the Northrup-Grumman facility in Bethpage. (Jan. 14, 1997) 
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