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PAYOUTS WEIGHED FOR OVERTURNED LI MURDER CONVICTIONS.  A federal jury in Central Islip is expected to start hearing evidence Tuesday on whether Nassau County should pay damages to two men whose convictions in the 1984 murder and rape of Lynbrook teenager Theresa Fusco were thrown out.

EX-LIRR CONDUCTOR IN SCAM TO REPAY $226G. A former Long Island Rail Road conductor who was part of a massive pension fraud scheme was sentenced Monday to two years of probation and restitution of $226,645 in fraudulent disability benefits he had collected.

NEW TOBACCO LAW. The cover story of today's paper looks at a new law that Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed Monday that raises the minimum legal age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products within the county.

by tara.conry

PARK EXPANDS THROUGH EMINENT DOMAIN. A Centerport park has been expanded as a result of eminent domainThe Huntington Town Board voted 5 to 0 last week to acquire a 0.52-acre parcel through a “friendly condemnation” procedure.

COPS: MAN TRESPASSED, TOOK PICTURES INSIDE HIGH SCHOOL. A 35-year-old man was arrested Monday and charged with criminal trespass after he "unlawfully entered" Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station on April 11, taking photographs before leaving the scene, police said.

TOWN DENIES RODEO
. In the lead story of today's "Our Towns" section, Br
ookhaven Town Clerk Donna Lent has denied a permit application for a Bronx-based traveling Latin rodeo seeking to host its fourth-annual event in Coram this summer. 

by tara.conry



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