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Cheerleaders stay spirited despite being grounded at homecoming

From left, Half Hollow Hills High School East

(Credit: Rachael Funk)

New Half Hollow Hills East High School cheerleading coach Kelly Cabasso plans to start a "big sisters, little sisters" like mentorship program among her team members.

This season has shown the need to have someone to lean on.

The Thunderbird cheer squad was making the best out of a tough season during homecoming festivities at the school Saturday, showing off enthusiasm despite their...

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LI Now traffic updates for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

A fatal accident occurred on the Meadowbrook State

(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

The southbound Meadowbrook State Parkway reopened shortly before 7 a.m. Monday after a fatal overnight crash closed all lanes of traffic for several hours and forced commuters to take alternative routes.

Here's a look at the latest traffic and transit alerts for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.

WANTAGH PARKWAY. A downed tree was blocking the right southbound lane at Exit W6 (Merrick Road),...

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Reward offered for stolen Hermès handbag

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers released a surveillance image

(Credit: Suffolk Crime Stoppers)

Southampton Village Police said they're looking for a man who is suspected of stealing a designer handbag from a store earlier this month.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest.

Crime Stoppers and village police released a surveillance image Monday of a man they said is suspected of stealing a light brown Hermes Bolide bag on Sept....

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Oyster Bay homecoming king sidelined by state rule

Oyster Bay High School homecoming king Francis Kalombo

(Credit: Tara Conry)

Wearing a crown atop his head, Oyster Bay High School homecoming king Francis Kalombo Ngoy smiled and waved as he rode in the school’s homecoming parade Saturday in a Mustang convertible.

The 17-year-old senior was enjoying his moment in the spotlight especially since lately he’s found himself on the sidelines.

Last season, Kalombo Ngoy was a top scorer for Oyster Bay’s boys varsity...

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Cross country duo crowned at Sewanhaka homecoming

Sewanhaka High School seniors Diana Cuervo and Sohaib

(Credit: Amy Onorato)

Sewanhaka High School seniors Diane Cuervo and Sohaib Agha spent most of their high school careers racing to the finish line as members of the boys and girls cross country teams.

This week however, the duo finished first in another type of race -- the one for homecoming king and queen. Cuervo and Agha were honored at the school’s homecoming football game against Long Beach High School Saturday.

“I...

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Powder Puff dance preps Rocky Point for homecoming game

Members of the Rocky Point High School football

(Credit: Amy Onorato)

The Rocky Point High School varsity football team put their helmets aside and brought out their best dance moves Friday during the halftime show at the all-girls Powder Puff football game, held the night before Saturday's homecoming game.

Junior and senior girls put on their war paint and faced off in a friendly flag football match organized by the varsity cheerleading team, with teachers...

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Roundup: Brookhaven Town collecting e-waste, unused pills

Electronic waste and unused prescription drugs will be collected for disposal Saturday in Mount Sinai.

Televisions, computer equipment, printers, videocassette recorders, DVD players, stereos, radios, cell phones and other eletronic devices will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Town of Brookhaven’s Rose Caracappa Center, 739 Route 25A, Mount Sinai. Prescription drugs also will be collected.

Town...

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Trio wanted for stealing sunglasses at Macy's in Bay Shore

Surveillance photo shows one of three suspects wanted

(Credit: SCPD)

Three people are wanted for grand larceny in connection with the theft of sunglasses last Sunday in Bay Shore, according to a news release from the Suffolk County Police Department.

Two men and a woman entered the Macy’s at Westfield South Shore Mall, placed several pairs of sunglasses in a shopping bag and left the store around 3 p.m., police said.

Anyone with information can call Crime...

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Riverhead: Funding short for trail extension plan in Calverton

Riverhead Town Hall on May 23, 2013.

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Riverhead Town wants to extend a bicycle and pedestrian trail 8.5 miles around the perimeter of the Enterprise Park at Calverton, but lacks the funds, town board members said Thursday.

The project will cost $250,000, based on estimates from the highway department, Bruce Kagan of the Riverhead Town Alternative Transportation Committee told the town board during a work session.

Kagan said...

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LI Now traffic updates for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

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TRAFFIC

WEST ISLIP: There is a water main break on Union Boulevard westbound before Higbie Lane.

ISLIP: An accident has blocked two lanes on Sunrise Highway eastbound at Exit 47. There is stop-and-go traffic from exit 46.

QUEENS: An accident has blocked the right...

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