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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, July 17, 2014

LIRR lead union negotiator Anthony Simon and Gov.

LIRR lead union negotiator Anthony Simon and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday, July 17, 2014 watch MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast sign an agreement that will keep LIRR union workers from walking off their jobs.

We've wrapped up the LI Now live post for Thursday, July 17, 2014, but here's a rundown of some of the stories Newsday has been following today.

LIRR STRIKE AVERTED

A tentative deal has been reached to avert a strike. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the Metropolitan Transit Authority and union leaders held a press conference this afternoon to announce the deal. Scroll down to view a daily roundup of Twitter updates from Newsday's transportation reporter, Alfonso Castillo.

(Mobile users can click the link above to access our live coverage.)

WANTED

Suffolk County police seek the public’s help identifying two men who allegedly stole clothing from Macy's at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove last month.

The theft took place June 28 at about 5:15 p.m., according to a news release, which did not include the value of the clothing taken.

Anyone with information is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. Callers do not have to reveal their identity.

WEATHER

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear with a low of 63.

Friday: Clear in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a high of 81.

TRAFFIC

For updated traffic and transit information, check out the newsday.com page at http://nwsdy.li/1hh2eph.

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