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JEB BUSH ON LI. Newsday's Laura Figueroa was at the annual luncheon of the Long Island Association today, where former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a possible Republican candidate for president, spoke about challenges facing America and fielded questions. View her tweets by clicking through the gallery below.

 
 

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MTA MEETING.  Newsday's Alfonso Castillo covered a meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Committee this morning. Check newsday.com for the story.


CREDIT FOR ELDERLY CARECongressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) held a press conference in Commack today to announce a plan to allow those caring for elderly relatives to receive up to a $1,200 tax credit for qualified elder care expenses. Newsday's David Schwartz was there. Check back for the story.



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EX-DETECTIVE PLEADS GUILTY. A former Nassau County police supervisor who became ensnared in a corruption scandal tied to a 2009 burglary at a Bellmore high school pleaded guilty to official misconduct Monday as his trial was about to begin.

DEADLY LEAK. The cover story of today's Newsday looks at the deadly carbon monoxide leak inside a restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station that left one dead and several more sickened over the weekend.
by tara.conry

FATAL CRASH. A Patchogue man died in a one-car crash after police said his vehicle veered off the road and hit a tree on Waverly Avenue Sunday night.

BURGLARY SPREEA 38-year-old man faces charges in a string of commercial burglaries after police said he was stopped by officers as he attempted to flee the scene of his latest break-in Saturday in Islandia.

MADOFF EMPLOYEES ON TRIAL. Bernard Madoff's longtime secretary may testify on her own behalf at the New York City trial of five former employees of the Ponzi king.

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY ARREST. A Long Beach man is under arrest, charged with attempting to rob a gas station Sunday night in nearby Island Park, Nassau County police said.

GLEN COVE POET. The lead story of today's "Our Towns" section is a feature on Glen Cove poet laureate Victoria Crosby, who is celebrating a big milestone. 

by tara.conry


SNOW EMERGENCY RULES. After four years of trying to figure out how to get cars off town roads before a snowstorm, the Riverhead Town board has come up with a compromise that would let the supervisor or a designee declare a snow emergency before a storm arrives and ban parking on any town road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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