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DRIVER WHO KILLED 71-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN CRASH GETS 18 YEARS - A motorist who ran a red light and broadsided a sedan driven by a 71-year-old East Patchogue woman last year was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

Justin Klein, 23, of Medford, who ran a red light and broadsided a sedan driven by a 71-year-old East Patchogue woman last year, was sentenced to 18 years in prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. (Credit: James Carbone) 

STRAHAN TO JOIN 'GOOD MORNING AMERICA,' REMAIN WITH LIVE - Michael Strahan — forever and affectionately No. 92 — is about to get a closer close-up: He's joining "Good Morning America."

Michael Strahan, co-host of "Live with Kelly and Michael," will be appearing on "Good Morning America" as well. (Credit: AP / Evan Agostini) 

LI STUDENTS REFUSE TO TAKE STATE TESTSThousands of Long Island students in grades three through eight refused to sit for the state's English Language Arts exam Tuesday as the so-called "opt-out" movement picked up momentum in districts across Nassau and Suffolk counties.


MOODY'S DOWNGRADES HEMPSTEAD TOWN BONDS - The Town of Hempstead's bond rating has been dropped from Aaa to Aa1 by Moody's Investors Service. That information, released Tuesday, means town borrowing will cost more, although it is unclear how much more.

SUPERVISOR ASKS COPS ABOUT ALLEGED ASSAULT - Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward P. Romaine has asked Suffolk County police to explain why a man who allegedly assaulted a town employee on duty in February was not charged with that crime.

REVAMPED LI THEATER SET FOR GRAND OPENING
The scene at Glen Cove Cinemas was a flurry of sweat and dust as workmen installed rows of theater seats and applied finishing touches ahead of the grand opening, scheduled for Thursday, pending the OK from the fire marshal.



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