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TV filming temporarily closes Bayville Bridge today

NBC's crime drama "The Blacklist," starring James Spader, is filming in Bayville today, closing the Bayville Bridge from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Check out Bill Bleyer's story for more information on the closure.

Don't worry, Newsday's Tara Conry is on scene snapping some photos for us.

Today's top stories

HISTORIC LI CHICKEN FRANCHISE TO RELAUNCH WITH NEW NAME - The company that owns the once-popular Long Island-born Pudgie's brand hopes to revive the fried chicken business with a new name and an expanded menu.

MEAT FROM DEER CULL GIVEN TO LI FOOD BANK - A Long Island food bank has received about 4,500 pounds of venison from the deer cull being conducted by federal sharpshooters on the East End, the nonprofit said Tuesday.

LI COLLEGES TO SPEND $321M TO BUILD, FIX CAMPUS HOUSINGLong Island universities and colleges, in a push to stay competitive, plan to spend at least $321 million to build and renovate campus housing to bolster enrollment and ramp up out-of-town recruiting.

A West Babylon nursing home hired male exotic dancers to perform for its patients, according to a lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court in Suffolk County.

COPS: LI MAN STEALS SUV, CRASHES THROUGH STOREFRONTA Patchogue man in a stolen SUV crashed into a Patchogue store Tuesday after police tried unsuccessfully to pull him over, Suffolk County police said.

CENTRAL ISLIP SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE DELAYEDThe Central Islip school district delayed approving a $192.7 million budget after residents at a contentious meeting Monday night demanded answers about teacher salaries, advanced placement courses and reducing class sizes.

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