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IMMIGRATION REFORM. Newsday's Victor Manuel Ramos is reporting from an immigration advocacy event on Long Island.

Follow Newsday's
 team of reporters, editors, web producers and videographers as they cover Super Bowl week across Manhattan and New Jersey before Sunday's big game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks. Newsday will bring you live updates on what players are saying, plus photos from Super Bowl Boulevard and anecdotes from Radio Row.

Photo credit: Getty Images | People slide down the Super Bowl Toboggan Run, set up as a part of Super Bowl Boulevard, which runs through Times Square and down Broadway in New York City. (Jan. 28, 2014) 

Check out Newsday's sports countdown ticker to Super Bowl XLVIIIFour days, 6 hours to go 'til kick-off.

WANTED FOR GRAND LARCENY. Crime Stoppers and Nassau County Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the pictured subject below in connection with grand larceny committed in Valley Stream. 

On June 26, at 12:07 p.m., the man walked into a Walmart at 77 Acres Road, and stole Blu-ray DVDs valued at $1,019. Anyone with information, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477).

WANTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT. Crime Stoppers and Nassau Police are seeking the public's help with identifying the pictured subjects below who are wanted in connection with identity theft in Hicksville in October.

Between Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. and Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. the men fraudulently purchased four Apple iPads using the victim's stolen Bethpage Federal Credit Union credit card. The purchases were made at two separate Target stores in Queens and Valley Stream. Anyone with a lead can call 1-800-244-TIPS(8477).

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PET ADOPTIONS. Check out our photo gallery of pets up for adoption. Interested in taking any of these pets home from the Smithtown animal shelter? Perhaps Scruffy, the terrier-hound mix, pictured below.

Photo credit: Newsday/Mandy Hofmockel | Scruffy, 2-3 years old, is a terrier-hound mix who weighs 25 pounds and was brought to the Smithtown animal shelter as a stray in late December. He likes his belly rubbed. (Jan. 7, 2014) 

STUDENTS TAKE OVER SCHOOL. In honor of Catholic Schools Week, eighth graders at St. Christopher’s in Baldwin took over the roles of teachers, administrators and staff for the first three periods of the school day. Look out for a story from Newsday's Tara Conry to go up later today.

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SCHOOL MORNS DEATH OF LYNBROOK GIRL. A 15-year-old girl killed in a nighttime Valley Stream crash that critically injured her sister was on the way home from her Sweet 16 party rehearsal.

Photo credit: Handout | Cindy Garcia, 15, left, and Elizabeth Garcia Gamez,13, were in a car that crashed into a sedan making a U-turn. Cindy Garcia was killed while Elizabeth Garcia Gamez was critically injured. 

MAN ROBBED OF $29G in LOTTERY TICKET SCAM. Police search for the couple who they said scammed a Brentwood man out of almost $29,000 in November — money, Suffolk police said, the victim handed over as part of a lottery ticket scam.

KING: STATEWIDE PRE-K COSTS $1.6B A YEAR. New York's education commissioner said Tuesday that full-day prekindergarten would cost about $1.6 billion annually if fully implemented — or about three times the amount Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proposed.

FBI: LI COUPLE GET PRISON FOR MORTGAGE FRAUD. A Nesconset man was sentenced to 4 years in prison and his wife to 3 years Tuesday for operating a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

TWO MEN BUSTED IN SUPER BOWL TICKET FRAUD. The NYPD busted two men Monday on charges they were selling counterfeit Super Bowl tickets of such high quality that the fakes could have fooled the electronic scanners at the gates of MetLife Stadium, authorities said.

OBAMA VOWS TO FLEX PRESIDENTIAL POWER. Our top story today covers President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night. He vows to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between America's rich and power.

KEEP EAST ELEMENTARY OPEN. More than 350 parents filled Long Beach High School Tuesday night to discuss a proposal to turn East Elementary School into an administration building, with most opposing the plan.

LI 'PUPPY BOWL' HOUND PLAYS THROUGH DEFECT. Lily, a 6-month-old basset hound who lives in Sayville, is in the starting lineup for Animal Planet’s "Puppy Bowl X," which premieres Sunday 3-5 p.m.

Photo credit: Animal Planet | Lily, a basset hound who now lives in Sayville, is playing in the 'Puppy Bowl.' 

LI OLYMPIAN'S FAMILY RAISED FUNDS FOR SOCHI. A West Islip family raises funds to be on the sidelines when their son Aidan competes in the luge event at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month. 

PROPOSED HIGHWAY YARD CHANGES RILES LIERS. Proposed changes to the Town of Smithtown's Montclair Avenue highway yard that are required for compliance with state environmental standards have riled neighbors concerned about increased truck traffic, dust and noise.

BUD'S 'PUPPY LOVE' SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL. Budweiser pre-released one of its game ads: Think puppy. And a puppy so cute, so adorable, that a hundred million viewers will instantly go "awwwww" Sunday night when it airs. 

Photo credit: Budweiser via YouTube | Scene from Budweiser's "Puppy Love" Super Bowl commercial. (Jan. 29, 2014) 

SPORTS COMPLEX HINGES ON SEWER HOOKUP. The future of a multisports complex, rehabilitation and training center in Kings Park depends on gaining access to the town's sewage disposal system.

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OYSTER BAY: REZONING. The Oyster Bay Town Board holds a public hearing Tuesday Feb. 4 to consider rezoning for a proposed 143.5-acre residential development in Plainview that drew community opposition years ago. New York Islanders owner Charles Wang in 2007 scrapped a proposal for the site with developer Scott Rechler. Follow Ted Phillips Twitter updates @tedephillips.

KINGS PARK: SCHOOL BUDGET. The Kings Park Board of Education will hold its first school budget workshop of the year on Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Kings Park High School, 200 Route 25A. Check for Lauren R. Harrison’s updates.

RIVERHEAD: SOBER HOME. The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing Tuesday Feb. 4 on a request for a special permit to allow Mainstream House LLC to convert a building on Main Street from office/retail use to a seven-bedroom sober recovery home. The meeting at 2:10 p.m. will be held in Town Hall. Follow Mitchell Freedman’s Twitter posts @eastwatch.

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SUPER BOWL XXXV, RAVENS 34 GIANTS 7. (Published Jan. 29, 2001) The train derailed. The horse pulled up lame. Jim Fassel finally rolled snake eyes. Nearly 10 weeks after the coach guaranteed his team would make the playoffs and drive the train, ride the horse and raise the ante, the Giants' dream season ended with a devastating 34-7 loss in Super Bowl XXXV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fl.
Photo credit: Newsday/David L. Pokress | Giants Kerry Collins during Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. Tampa, FL. (Jan. 28, 2001) 

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