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LI Now traffic updates for Monday, September 22, 2014

A fatal accident occurred on the Meadowbrook State

(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

With a fatal overnight crash closing the Meadowbrook Parkway, traffic in Nassau is expected to be heavier than usual.

Motorists will need to take Meadowbrook alternatives, such as the Wantagh Parkway and the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway.

Give yourself extra time to get around Nassau County.

For a full look at traffic throughout Long Island, take a look at our traffic map.

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Oyster Bay homecoming king sidelined by state rule

Oyster Bay High School homecoming king Francis Kalombo

(Credit: Newsday / 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.

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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.

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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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Fire Island drag party sets Guinness record with 440 Madonnas

Sporting the many looks of Madonna, organizers of

(Credit: The Fool's Paradise Drag Party)

Wearing a shoulder-length blonde wig, fishnet stockings and a black bodysuit, Chris DeCarlo showed up to this year’s Fool’s Paradise Drag Party on Fire Island channeling Madonna’s look in her “Turn Up the Radio” music video.

Other male guests rocked Madge’s Rockford Peaches uniform from her role in the movie, “A League of Their Own.” There were white lacy “Like a Virgin” Madonnas, “Material...

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Long Island's history, in relics

Meet Dashing Dan, the star of the Long

(Credit: David Reich-Hale )

A piece of wood from the Long Beach boardwalk.

A cannon from 1812.

Stanley Cup banners from the Islanders dynasty.

A lunar module toy.

Those four items are among the 18 relics we've selected to start telling the story of Long Island's history.

The list will continue to grow, and we would like your input.

If you'd like to recommend an artifact, let us know in the...

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