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ALL CLEAR AFTER GAS LEAK EVACUATION. Residents and employees of local businesses have been given the "all clear" to return to a Farmingdale neighborhood evacuated Thursday because of a gas leak, village officials said.


Fashion Week is underway, and Newsday is in Manhattan, tweeting photos, video and other updates live all week long. From the big designers to the potential celebrity sightings we've got you covered. Check out Newsday's live feed

Puppy of the Day

Meet Sandy, a red-nose pit bull mix, who is ready for adoption at the Almost Home Animal rescue in Bohemia. Learn more about the pit bull and how you can adopt via this short video.

Sandy, a red-nose pit bull mix, is ready for adoption at the Almost Home Animal rescue in Bohemia. (Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz) 

Long Island's Cheerleading and Kickline Teams

Much of what they pull off is just as impressive as what you see on the field or court. Check out the newest additions to Newsday's photo gallery on teams across Long Island. 

Lynbrook High School's kickline team executes synchronized shoulder stands during their hip hop routine at the Long Island Kickline Association competition on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (Credit: Tara Conry) 


WANTED FOR CRIMINAL MISCHIEF. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Hate Crimes Unit detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the person or persons responsible for spray-painting graffiti in Dix Hills. Graffiti was spray-painted on several road signs and a swastika was spray-painted on the garage door of a residence on Ryder Avenue. between Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. and Feb. 4 at 7 a.m. With any information, call 1-800-220-TIPS.

WANTED FOR GRAND LARCENY. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a man who stole a 1993 Lincoln Mark 8 parked on Main Street in Islip on Jan. 7 at 4:45 p.m., then a few hours later used the owner’s credit card at the Smith Haven Mall. He bought more than $200 worth of merchandise at 8:28 p.m.

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MAN DRAWS PRISON TIME FOR 'ZOMBIE' SHOOTING. Before a judge sentenced him to prison Thursday, a Williston Park man who police said shot his girlfriend in the back after arguing about a TV show about zombies said he was sorry for what happened. 

OWNER SEEKS MORE TIME TO FIX DILAPIDATED BUILDING. The owner of a dilapidated Kings Park office building that has remained in construction limbo for more than six years has asked Smithtown Town Board members to give him more time to fix the property.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON BUYS $2.2M HAMPTONS HOME. Johansson has purchased a home in Amagansett, a source close to the deal says. She bought the four-bedroom, 4-1/2-bath house through a limited liability company called Hispaniola Trust, paying $2.2 million, public records show.

OFFICIALS: BOGUS CLINIC SOLD $500M in PAINKILLERS. The Northeast's largest "pill mill," which sold as much as $500 million of oxycodone prescribed by a sham Bronx clinic, was shut down Wednesday with the indictment of 24 people, including doctors and office staffers, law enforcement officials said.

REPORT: LI ROAD MOST DANGEROUS IN TRI-STATE. Newsday's top story discusses a report that has found Route 25 in Suffolk County the metropolitan area's deadliest road for pedestrians.

DEC: COSTCO AGREES TO PAY $60G FINE. Big-box retailer Costo has agreed to pay a $60,000 fine for selling pesticides banned on Long Island, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Thursday.

'HELL'S KITCHEN' WINNER NEW SCHAFER'S CHEF. Heather West, who won Season 2 of “Hell’s Kitchen,” is the new executive chef at Schafer’s in Port Jefferson, replacing Paul Govin.

LI SUPERINTENDENT, 68, DIES OF PANCREATIC CANCER. Amityville schools Superintendent John R. Williams, whose leadership helped take the district's schools off the state's "needs improvement" lists, died Tuesday, the district announced Wednesday on its website.
John R. Williams, Superintendent of Schools of Amityville School District, is shown in this undated photo. (Credit: Michael Ebert) 

COMMUNITY DEMANDS SCALED-BACK PROPOSAL. Our Towns top story covers a proposed 890-unit gated community in Plainview discussed by residents and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto during a contentious eight-hour hearing that ended early Wednesday.

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TOWER RECORDS BANKRUPTCY EXPECTED. (Orig. published Feb. 6, 2004) An icon in the music industry since it first opened in Sacramento, Calif., in 1960, Tower Records, owned by MTS Inc., said it was up for sale, surrendering to the combined forces of larger discount retailers, slumping record sales and online music downloading.

Tower Record store at Old Country Road in Carle Place on Feb. 5, 2004. (Credit: Newsday Photo/Daniel Goodrich) 


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