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LIVE AT RADIO ROW: Newsday will be covering Super Bowl week across Manhattan and New Jersey all week as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks prepare before Sunday's big game. Check out what happened during Radio Row today through Newsday's Sports live post.



Long Island's Cheerleading and Kickline Teams


Take a peak at our "Long Island's cheerleading and kickline teams" photo gallery. Most of what they pull off is just as impressive as what you see on the field or court, but you be the judge of that.

Splitting in sync, Garden City High School's kickline squad performs to a mix of popular Britney Spears songs, including "Circus," at a Long Island Kickline Association competition Jan. 12, 2014. (Credit: Tara Conry) 

Past Olympian at meet-and-greet with Jets fans


OLYMPICS A BUSY SEASON FOR 2002 GOLD-MEDALIST SARAH HUGHES. It may seem odd to have Sarah Hughes at a Super Bowl meet-and-greet with Jets fans near Penn Station. But as the 2002 Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater exclaimed with typical gusto on Thursday, "I'm a New Yorker!" Story by Anthony Rieber, @therealarieber

U.S. figure skater Sarah Hughes poses for a photo during a taping of the NBC Today NBC's Today Show Celebrates 100 Days To Sochi Olympics on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 in New York. 


Earlier today


FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISHED FLAMES ENGULFING SCHOOL BUS. The Yaphank Fire Department responded to a school bus on fire, which threatened to extend to a house on Timber Trail Lane in Medford, but firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it could damage the dwelling.

Credit: Thomas J. Lambui | Firefighters from the Yaphank Fire Department were notified and responded to a school bus on fire near a home on Timber Trail Lane in Medford early Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it could damage the house.

Wanted


MAN WANTED FOR PETTY LARCENY. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers need the public’s help to identify and locate the man pictured below who stole money from a Rocky Point store in November. The man entered Brooklyn Bagels, located at 379 Route 25A, on Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. and stole cash from the store before fleeing. The police are looking for any information about the suspect, described as 40-years-old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with light brown short hair, a mustache and glasses, that could lead to his arrest. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. 
Man wanted for petty larceny after stealing cash from Brooklyn Bagels in Rocky Point Nov. 5. 

MAN WANTED FOR PETTY LARCENY. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a man who broke into a car in Centereach, shattering the driver’s side window of a 2006 Honda Civic in the parking lot of Walmart, at 161 Centereach Mall, on Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. The suspect stole a Samsung cell phone and a duffel bag with clothes and an ID. 
Man wanted for petty larceny after breaking into a car at a Walmart in Centereach Jan. 20.

WANTED FOR GRAND LARCENY. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Police Sixth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man pictured below who stole electronics from a rehabilitation facility in Middle Island in November. A man entered Lakeview Rehabilitation and Care Center, at 63 Oakcrest Avenue, and stole six Motorola two-way radios and a charger on Nov. 15.
Man wanted for grand larceny after stealing electronics in Middle Island on Nov. 15. 


Top Stories


2 ARRESTED IN BANK ROBBERY SPREE IN NASSAU. Two men police said are responsible for a wave of recent bank robberies in Nassau County face arraignment Thursday after their arrest at an apartment complex in Melville. Police said they have robbed at least six banks since Dec. 26. Story by John Valenti.

Adam W. Baron, 18, of Melville, and Jamie Ramirez, 25, of Melville, were arrested Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in relation to a string of bank robberies. (Credit: NCPD) 

RICE RUNNING FOR REP. MCCARTHY'S SEAT. Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Wednesday she will run for Congress to replace nine-term incumbent Carolyn McCarthy. Story by @PaulLarocco

OFFICIALS: LI MAN SMUGGLED 39,548 PIRANHAS. A Queens fish merchant who smuggled 39,548 flesh-eating piranhas posing as docile silver tetras into the country has been hooked by the feds.

BEIBER TURNS SELF IN ON TORONTO ASSAULT CHARGES. Justin Bieber turned himself in to Toronto police Wednesday evening to face assault charges stemming from an incident with a limousine driver in that city a month ago. Story by Frank Lovece, Special to Newsday.

COP: ACCUSED KILLER SILENT ON OWN WOUNDS. Even as Darrell Fuller denied killing a Nassau cop, the late officer's handcuffs held him to a rail on his hospital bed. Story @ByBridgetMurphy

LI BANK HEISTS ON THE RISE. Our top story discusses the 21 Long Island bank robberies that have occurred since Jan. 1, an uptick that has local police officials concerned. Story by Nicole Fuller, @NicoleFuller


BABYLON TOWN ADDS LOAN RULES. 
The Babylon Town Board has adopted rules that will give it more oversight of loans from one town fund to another, an action spurred by a state audit that criticized the town’s financial management. Story by Nicholas Spangler, @spanglernewsday

HEMPSTEAD SCHOOL BOARD FIRES JULIUS BROWN. The Hempstead school district board has dismissed Julius Brown, the deputy superintendent who last year admitted the district rounded up final course grades of 63 and 64 to a passing mark of 65. Story by Aisha Al-Muslim, @AishaAlMuslim

EAST END GETS INDOOR WINTER FARMERS MARKET. A winter farmers market on the East End — something local growers have been talking about for years — is becoming a reality. Story by Mitchell Freedman, @eastwatch.

STUDENTS TAKE OVER BALDWIN CLASSROOMS. It was a mini student takeover. For the first three periods at St. Christopher School in Baldwin on Wednesday, students dressed in formal work attire served as teachers, school nurses and administrators. Story by Tara Conry, @TaraKConry

St. Christopher School eighth grader Sean Callaghan, 14, of Baldwin, takes over Christopher Nappi's fifth grade math class for one period on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 as part of a National Catholic Schools Week program. (Credit: Tara Conry) 


NINETY FROM STONY BROOK TRAVELING TO AID FLOOD VICTIMS.
A
 group of Stony Brook University students will spend their college’s Spring Break volunteering in flood relief and reconstruction efforts, mucking and gutting homes damaged by last September’s flash flooding in Denver. Story by Brittany Wait, @BrittanyWait

Stony Brook University students with the Alternative Spring Breach Outreach Club painted and removed asbestos from homes damaged by a tornado that hit Birmingham, Ala. in April 2011. (Credit: Stony Brook University) 

FED UP WITH POTHOLES, LEVITTOWN MAN DOES REPAIRS HIMSELF. Our Towns top story catches up with Bobby Fitzgerald, 55, of Levittown, who has been fed up with the cracks and craters developing in his neighborhood roads and has decided to take a bucket of sand and shovel and fill the potholes himself. Story by Patrick Whittle @PxWhittle


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Time Capsule


From Newsday's archives.

EAST FARMINGDALE APPROVES STEW LEONARD'S. (Orig. published in Newsday Jan. 30, 2004) After months of disagreement, public relations stunts and just plain trash-talking, East Farmingdale was on its way to having a Stew Leonard's grocery superstore across the street from Republic Airport.

Credit: Newsday/Kathy Kmonicek | View of the construction site of the new Stew Leonard's supermarket planned near Republic Airport on the southwest corner of RT. 110 and Conklin St. in Farmingdale. (Dec. 9, 2003)

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