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Newsday's David Schwartz was tweeting today from the Melville Firehouse, where Reps. Steve Israel and Peter King held a press conference to announce a bill to protect emergency responders' radio communications. 


A look at today's top local stories.

LIRR WORKER INURED ON THIRD RAIL. A Long Island Rail Road track worker was hospitalized Monday with what a railroad official termed "non-life-threatening injuries" suffered when he came into contact with the electrified third rail in Babylon.

CASTLE OWNER RELEASES VIDEO. Two weeks after he was shot in the head outside Oheka Castle in Huntington Station, Gary Melius, the owner of the hotel and catering hall and a major political donor released a video message Monday.

FATAL STABBING. Officers responding to a 911 call reporting people "yelling" on a residential street in Central Islip on Sunday night found a man lying in the road, fatally stabbed -- and bystanders holding another man they identified as the assailant, Suffolk County police said.

GANG ASSAULT. Four Glen Cove teens, including twin brothers, were arrested Sunday and charged with gang assault after police said they were involved in "a physical altercation" with several male victims -- leaving at least one person hospitalized.

CHARITY TRAILER RECOVERED. A trailer used by a nonprofit organization to collect and distribute donated items and food to homeless veterans on Long Island was recovered early Monday in North Bellport, having been reported stolen earlier in the weekend, police said.

POTHOLE PROBLEMS.  Caution: Bumpy roads ahead. The cover story of today's Newsday looks at the potholes plaguing Long Island roads right now and what local drivers can expect in the coming weeks.

by tara.conry

DOG FIGHT.  In the lead story of today's "Our Towns" section, 
a judge has blocked the Town of Oyster Bay from shutting down a dog day care and boarding center.

by tara.conry

DOG WITH CANCER NEEDS HOME.  Today's adoptable dog is actually a pair of bonded Beagles named Trixie and Norton. Both dogs are seniors and are need of a quiet home, but Norton is a special case. He has an aggressive form of cancer. Bobbi and the Strays, a rescue group in Freeport, is hoping to find someone who can adopt or foster both dogs, so that Norton can live out the remainder of his life in a loving home rather than in a shelter, and Trixie can have someone to comfort her when she does lose her buddy.

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