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LI Now traffic and weather updates for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Good morning, Long Island.

Welcome to the live LI Now morning traffic and weather post for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. 

We're winding down for the morning, but we'll be back in the afternoon with your updated traffic and weather reports.

Here are some ongoing traffic updates: 

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

ROSLYN: There is construction on Route 25A in both directions between...

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Oceanside homecoming has a cheerleading twist

Kristen Pizzuto, 17, and Kash Calderon, 17, Oceanside

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

When Kash Calderon found out he was Oceanside High School’s new homecoming king, he did a somersault in front of the school and high-fived his teammates — on the varsity cheerleading team.

Along with holding the title of homecoming king, Calderon, 17, is the only male cheerleader at Oceanside High School since 2004.

“As a senior, I wanted to do something different and something that...

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Vacant Amityville building faces demolition over taxes

Amityville Village Trustee Nick LaLota, shown here on

(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Amityville trustees are moving to secure and possibly demolish an unsafe, abandoned building at 21 DeForest St.

A 5-0 vote Monday night authorized village workers to fence off the building. A decision on demolition will be made after an Oct. 27 hearing.

Workers who visited the building found holes in the roof, broken walls and debris outside. Inside, they found a 55-gallon drum, contents...

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‘Overdue’ athletic hall of fame debuts at Northport homecoming

The Northport High School Tigers football team sprint

(Credit: John Friia)

The roar of Tigers' pride echoed throughout Northport last Saturday, with residents cheering on their team during its homecoming football game against Walt Whitman.

But this day was as much about honoring the past as celebrating the present.

Before kickoff, the Northport High athletic department recognized the school’s inaugural hall of fame class of 12 individuals, one family and one...

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Homecoming road trip for Roslyn High School marching band

Sophomore Roslyn High School marching band members from

(Credit: Instagram user andrewtfcoen)

Countless hours of hard work culminated in a busy but rewarding Saturday for the Roslyn High School marching band.

The band's 124 members took center stage under sunny skies at the school's homecoming halftime show, and following the football game against Great Neck North boarded a bus for a competition in Scotch Plains, N.J. The Roslyn Marching Bulldogs -- which the school says is the second-largest...

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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 on Saturday,...

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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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‘Courageous’ Schreiber homecoming queen conquers English

Paul D. Schreiber High School homecoming queen and

(Credit: Danielle De Souza)

Mariam Gejadze smiled as her friends congratulated her for being named 2014 Pride in Port homecoming queen Saturday. It's hard to believe that only four years ago Gejadze, a senior at Paul D. Schreiber High School in Port Washington, came to the United States and could not speak English.

"I am very happy," the 17-year-old said after she was crowned. "I love it."

Gejadze was born in Georgia,...

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At 90, spice maker wins $25G in small biz contest

Jeri Woodhouse, owner of A Taste of the

(Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus)

Earl Fultz, a 90-year-old entrepreneur who started the seasoning business cHarissa two years ago with his late wife, Moroccan native Gloria Elmaleh, has won a $25,000 small business contest he hopes will catapult the operation to a whole new level.

The Peconic Landing couple began selling the spice, an Americanized take on the traditional Moroccan seasoning harissa, at the Greenport farmer’s...

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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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