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Long Island updates for Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
We've wrapped up today's live post, but below, you'll find a rundown of the top local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day including an update in the case of missing Syosset woman Jasmine Joseph.
Newsday will also be covering the following events tonight.
STATE OF NASSAU. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will deliver his State of the County address tonight at 7 and Newsday's Robert Brodsky will be live-tweeting throughout the speech. Follow him on Twitter at @BrodskyRobert.
CABLE CONTRACT. The Glen Cove City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on adding a Verizon FiOS franchise. The 7:30 p.m. meeting is at City Hall, 9 Glen St. Follow Bill Bleyer’s Twitter updates: @BillBleyer.
MEET THE CANDIDATES. Northport is holding "Meet the Candidates Night" for the upcoming village elections today at 7 p.m. at the American Legion on Woodside Avenue. Check reporter Mackenzie Issler’s Twitter posts @mackissler.
MISSING SYOSSET WOMAN
The dead body found in Syosset late Monday was that of Jasmine Joseph, the 22-year-old Syosset woman whose family reported her missing in late February, officials said. Nassau County Police said Joseph's family identified the body, which was discovered inside Joseph's car, Tuesday afternoon. Get the full report here.
TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
LIRR. The Long Island Rail Road experienced massive delays Tuesday morning after a person was fatally struck on the tracks in Syosset.
To get the latest traffic and transit alerts, visit newsday.com/traffic.
WATER MAIN BREAK
PATCHOGUE. The Suffolk County Water Authority is reporting a water main break on Brightwood Street, south of Beach Avenue. About 18 residences may experience no water service, low water pressure or discolored water as a crew makes repairs.
SANDY FEE WAIVER
Reporter Aisha Al-Muslim was reporting earlier today from the Town of Hempstead Board meeting, where officials considered waiving building department and appeals board fees for superstorm Sandy-related structural repairs and temporary housing trailers. The board was also expected to consider waiving fees for birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses and passports. Scroll down to see Al-Muslim’s live tweets from the meeting. (If you're a mobile reader, use the link below to access her Twitter updates.)
Temperatures were in the 60s today, but before you put your winter jacket and boots in storage, you should know that there may be more snow on tap for later this week. The low tonight will be 39 degrees but on Thursday, that figure is expected to drop back down into the teens with a 20 percent chance of snow showers.
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