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Be sure to follow along with Newsday's Sarah Armaghan as she tweets @ArmaghanS regarding Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's discussion of the federal Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act at the YMCA in Bay Shore. She touts legislation that would create paid family and medical leave.

Woman wanted for counterfeit currency

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to find a woman who used counterfeit money at two businesses in Miller Place in December. 

The woman entered Echo Medical and Surgical Supplies, at 60 Echo Avenue, and purchased gauze using a counterfeit $20 bill on Dec. 30 at 3:10 p.m. A few minutes later, the same woman purchased rubbing alcohol from Echo Pharmacy, at 56 Echo Avenue, using a counterfeit $20 bill. The woman, reported to be 5-foot-4, was seen leaving the parking lot in a black Ford Mustang with white New York plates. Contact Suffolk police at 631-852-6308, or email with any information.

Woman wanted in connection to Hempstead robbery

Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman wanted in connection with a robbery in Hempstead that happened Nov. 9. 2013 at 7:45 p.m.

A woman sat down next to a man inside El Jalapeno restaurant, at 114 N. Franklin Street, at 7:45 p.m. and asked if he wanted to go to a hotel. The man then followed her to the parking lot and entered her vehicle. Another male then opened the vehicle door, hit him in his face, pointed a gun at him, took his wallet and fled the scene. Leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). Up to $5,000 reward.

LIRR Updates.

Top News

ASARO CHARGED IN FAMED HEIST THAT WAS IN 'GOODFELLAS.' Vincent Asaro, an alleged Bonanno family mobster from Howard Beach, was charged Thursday with participating in the legendary $6 million Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport in 1978, chronicled in the hit movie "Goodfellas."
Photo credit: Charles Eckert | Vincent Asaro is escorted from FBI offices in lower Manhattan. Asaro was arrested in connection with the infamous Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport in 1978, which was chronicled in the movie "Goodfellas." (Jan. 23, 2014) 

THOUSANDS MISSING FROM MAN'S COMPANY ACCOUNT. Bank statements for a firm owned by slain Brooklyn businessman Menachem Stark appeared to have been tampered with to conceal the "diversion" of more than $1.7 million from company accounts, a bankruptcy trustee said Wednesday in court papers.

PHOTOS SHOW SUSPECT IN ROBBERY. Suffolk County police have released video surveillance photographs of the man who they said robbed a TD Bank branch on West Montauk Highway in West Babylon on Jan. 8 — and they're hoping someone will recognize the suspect — and call Crime Stoppers.

DOG RESCUED FROM ICY GRAVE. A 90-pound Labrador-border collie named Teddy, 3, fell through an icy patch of Hempstead Lake Wednesday and was pulled out by Rockville Centre firefighters.
Newsday/ Jim Staubitser | Teddy, 3, after he was rescued when he fell through an icy patch in Hempstead Lake, his owner said. (Jan. 22, 2014) 

ISLANDERS WON'T LEAVE A YEAR EARLY. Islanders will honor their lease and remain at Nassau Coliseum through the end of the 2014-15 hockey season before moving to Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

LI KIDS LEARN MLK'S LEGACY AT MUSEUM. Children attended the "Dream with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." workshop on Monday at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City.

LI DIGS OUT OF THE SNOW, FACES DEEP FREEZE. Today's top story: Long Islanders digging out from a foot of snow, enduring single-digit temperature and face-numbing windchill of 14 degrees below zero Wednesday only proved to be a prelude to a lingering deep freeze.

BURGER KING CAN BE BUILT ON VACANT SMITHTOWN SITE. The developer of a long-dormant Wendy's in Smithtown has received necessary approvals to construct a fast-food place at the location.

SHELTER HIRE RAISES IRE. Animal welfare advocates have criticized the Hempstead Town's hiring of a contractor turned $95,000-a-year full-time veterinarian at its animal shelter.

LONG BEACH SUPERBLOCK SITE LAWSUIT SETTLED. The Long Beach City Council voted to settle a lawsuit against the current and former owners of the 6-acre Superblock property, clearing the way for a new proposal to develop the site.

NORTH HEMPSTEAD PICKS NEW BOARD MEMBER. North Hempstead town supervisor Judy Bosworth announced plans to recommend an East Hills Village trustee to fill the spot.

CANNON MAKES GOOD WITH NEIGHBORS. The cover of Our Towns section of today's paper discusses the cooperation of Cannon, the camera and imaging giant that last summer made Melville its new North and South American home, with its Melville neighbors.

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On the Agenda

Here are the local meetings happening today and in the near future.

BROOKHAVEN. TOWN BOARD. The Brookhaven Town Board has moved hearings on zoning issues in Yaphank and Middle Island, among other items, to Friday at 1 p.m. at Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville. Check Carl MacGowan’s Twitter updates @CarlMacGowan.

AMITYVILLETRUSTEES MEET. The Amityville board of trustees meet at 8 p.m. Monday at Village Hall, 21 Ireland Place. Check Nicholas Spangler’s Twitter updates @spanglernewsday.

SOUTHAMPTON. TOWN BOARD. The Southampton town board meets Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. in town hall, 116 Hampton Road. Check Mitchell Freedman’s Twitter updates @eastwatch.

NORTH HEMPSTEAD. TOWN BOARD. The North Hempstead town board is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at town hall, 220 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Check Jennifer Barrios’ Twitter updates @barrioscq.

Time Capsule

From Newsday's archives.

CALDOR CLOSES, 3,000 LOCALS LOSE JOBS. (Orig. published in Newsday Jan. 23, 1999) Caldor Corp., the nation's fourth-largest discounter, said it would close all 145 stores, including 20 on Long Island and in Queens, after struggling with three years of bankruptcy reorganization and huge debts.

Photo credit: Jim Peppler | Kamilah McNeil, 20, Huntington, is interviewed by the media as she leaves work at the Melville Caldor store. (Jan. 22, 1999) 


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