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SPORTS: Derek Jeter to retire after 2014 season


Students from Our Lady of Lourdes in West Islip, along with Theatrical Arts teacher Darren St. George, filmed an episode of the Telecare show “Real Food” at the Uniondale studio earlier this afternoon. 

Latest Olympics News

USA's Kaitlyn Farrington wins gold in women's halfpipe with a score of 91.75. Kelly Clark took bronze. 

The United States' Kaitlyn Farrington waves after her run during the women's snowboard halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 12, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Credit: AP / Sergei Grits) 

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK continues today. From the big designers to the potential celebrity sightings we've got your covered. Check out Newsday's live feed, addition coverage and Twitter updates below.

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You've either participated in or supported the Greater Long Island Running Club's annual 10-Mile Run to the Brewery in Patchogue. (Credit: Brittany Wait) 


Crime Stoppers and Nassau County Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man, pictured in a composite sketch below, wanted in connection with a robbery in Valley Stream on Jan. 5 at 4:53 p.m. 

The man allegedly entered the Verizon Store at 60 East Merrick Rd. in Valley Stream wearing a black hoodie and black gloves. Once inside the store he showed a black hand gun and demanded cash from the victims. The subject stole about $1,100 and 25 cell phones and fled the scene. The man is described as 25 to 35 years old, 6-foot to 6’5” with a medium build. Crime Stoppers ask anyone with information to call its toll-free hotline at 800-244-TIPS (8477).
Composite sketch of a man wanted in a robbery in Valley Stream on Jan. 5. 

Top Stories

SNOWSTORM EXPECTED TO DUMP 2 TO 8 INCHES. The storm is poised to strike Wednesday night into Thursday morning; a winter storm watch is in effect from midnight Wednesday through 6 a.m. Friday. The watch means potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations. 

COPS: TENANT CHARGED AFTER 2 HOUSE POLICE STAND-OFF. A landlord trying to collect rent in Levittown was assaulted, chased and shot at Tuesday afternoon by a longtime tenant, who then barricaded himself in the home before surrendering after a two-hour standoff with police, authorities said.

TUTOR ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM STUDENTS' HOMES. A special-education tutor was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing from several homes where she tutored students, police said.

TROUBLE AT LI NURSING HOME. The owners of a Medford nursing home "dedicated themselves to lining their own pockets" with millions in public funds while slashing costs that led to abuse, neglect and in one case, the death of a 72-year-old female resident.

NBC: TOM BROKAW DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER. Tom Brokaw, the veteran network TV newsman and former anchor of "NBC Nightly News," has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, according to a statement released late Tuesday by the network and Brokaw.

TV journalist and author Tom Brokaw was diagnosed with cancer in August. (Credit: AP)

DEE SNIDER, LUKE BRYAN SWAG HELPS FEET LI. Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank's ongoing campaign gives the public a chance to help their community and own a signed, custom-framed drumhead from their favorite artists. 

REAPPOINT VECCHIO, NOWICK, SAY 2 STATE LEGISLATORS. Two state legislators Tuesday urged the Smithtown town board to appoint Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and Councilwoman Lynne C. Nowick to their elected offices after a memo late last week by Conservative Town Clerk Vincent Puleo declared the seats vacant because the pair failed to sign a written oath within 30 days of taking office on Jan. 1.

HARBORFIELDS SCHOOL DISTRICT DEBATES FATE OF PARK. The school board is considering selling Library Park, also known as Pickle Park, as costs to maintain it rise, and neighbors complain about the quality-of-life issues it creates.

Puppy of the Day: Quinn

Quinn, a pitbull mix, is up for adoption at the Islip Animal Shelter. For more information, call 631-224-5660. Take a look at a short video about the dog.

Quinn, a pitbull mix, is up for adoption at the Islip Animal Shelter. (Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz) 

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Lost Pets

Muffin, an indoor 9-month-old tan, brown and grey female tiger Tabby, is lost. The 8-pound kitten that has no collar or microchip went missing on Feb. 6 from Cumberland Street in Mastic. Please contact M. Prusan at 631-835-9464, or email

*For more lost or found pets, visit Lost & Found Pets of Long Island's Facebook page. 

Muffin, an indoor 9-month-old tan, brown and grey female tiger Tabby, is lost. (Photo credit: Lost & Found Pets of Long Island) 

Time Capsule

From Newsday's archives.

HOFSTRA STUDENTS ON HUNGER STRIKE. (Orig. published Feb. 12, 2002) Members of an animal rights group at Hofstra University wage a hunger strike to protest the school's policy of requiring animal dissections in some biology courses, which the department chairman said is an important educational component.

Members of the Hofstra chapter of the Student Organization for Animal Rights, protest on Feb. 11, 2002. (Credit: Kathy Kmonicek) 


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