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Long Island updates for March 3, 2014 Live

HEADLINES

A look at today's top stories.

COPS HONORED FOR SAVING BABY. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio honored two NYPD officers with Long Island roots today for their efforts Saturday in saving a 15-month-old baby girl who had stopped breathing. Check out these live-tweets from Newsday's Emily Ngo, who covered the press conference.





CAR THIEF SUSPECT SOUGHT. The Suffolk County police third squad detectives and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who is suspected of taking a car from the parking lot of a 7-Eleven in Central Islip.

Police say the man entered the store located at 193 Calebs Path on Dec. 25, 2013 at 4:05 a.m. When he exited, police say he drove away a 2008 Nissan Altima that another customer left unlocked and running in the parking lot. The car was recovered at 554 Route 111 in Hauppauge about an hour later. According to police, the car thief had crashed the vehicle into a pole and fled the scene.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential and callers can remain anonymous.

The suspect is pictured below in a photo released by authorities.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of this man, who police say stole a car from a 7-Eleven parking lot in Central Islip. (Photo credit: SCPD) 
by tara.conry

DRUG REHAB BILL. The cover story of today's Newsday looks at a little-publicized bill now in the state Senate's insurance committee would drastically expand treatment options for heroin and opioid pill addicts.

by tara.conry

FIREFIGHTERS INJUREDTwo firefighters suffered minor injuries early Monday battling a blaze that damaged a vacant house on South Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst, officials said.

POLICE: MOM HINDERED SEX ASSAULT CASE. A Massapequa mother was arrested in Georgia Sunday on charges she hindered a Nassau police investigation involving the sexual assault of her 11-year-old daughter.

KIDS LEFT IN CARS. Suffolk police made two separate arrests Sunday involving parents accused of leaving their children unattended in cars while shopping.

REPORT: COP IN DALE CASE DEFIED ORDERSA former Nassau sergeant under investigation for his role in the political-influence controversy that cost Police Commissioner Thomas Dale his job defied orders and talked back to frustrated superiors who saw him appeal directly to the commissioner's office to avoid discipline, department records show.

TOWN TO DEMOLISH HOMEIn the lead story of today's "Our Towns" section, the Town of Islip has ordered the demolition of an East Islip house that had been undergoing renovations. Officials said the owner didn’t respond to multiple building violations and angered neighbors. 
by tara.conry

TOWN EYES PARKING CHANGES. The Huntington Town Board is likely to vote on two resolutions Tuesday pertaining to parking in downtown Huntington. Changes could include a $1-per-hour multimeter fee for spots on Main Street and New York Avenue.

POLAR PLUNGES

What do hundreds of Long Islanders and 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon have in common? They all went for an icy swim this weekend. While Fallon took a dip in Lake Michigan with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Long Islanders participated in polar plunges in Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Huntington and Bay Shore.

PHOTOS. Check out the gallery: bit.ly/1hBPnwk


Hundreds of people helped raise money for the Special Olympics by taking a chilly dip in Hempstead Harbor in Port Washington on Saturday, March 1, 2014. 
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VIDEO. Experience a polar plunge while staying warm and dry by watching this video from North Hempstead's 10th annual "Freezin' for a Reason" plunge: bit.ly/1jMmspw

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