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Girl Scouts donate more than a million cookies to troops

Nassau County Girl Scouts load boxes of cookies

(Credit: Tara Conry)

About 35 Girl Scouts and a few local officials and National Guard members formed a brigade in Garden City Thursday morning to load boxes of cookies onto a delivery truck bound for JFK Airport.

The cases of Savannah Smiles, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos and other Girl Scout treats were going to be added to the thousands already packed into a plane headed to the Middle East, where the cookies will be distributed...

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

As we wrap up Newsday's LI Now live post for Thursday, April 17, 2014, be sure to check out our local coverage below.

There's also a meeting tonight in Garden City. The village board, which meets tonight at 8 at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave, will consider setting aside $305,910 from its termination reserve account for termination benefits for former village administrator Robert Schoelle,...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Seeking the public's help, Crime Stoppers and Nassau

(Credit: NCPD/Crime Stoppers)

Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

We've concluded today's live coverage, but here, you'll find a rundown of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day. For Twitter updates from the Newsday team, scroll down -- or use the link below if you're a mobile reader.

REWARD FOR SUNGLASS HUT SUSPECTS

Nassau County Police and...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

As we wrap up Newsday's LI Now live post for Tuesday, April 15, 2014, take a look at the weather forecast below and the local meeting happening tonight.

What's worse than a rainy day? How about the day taxes are due. It's the daily double -- it's tax day. But here is a little secret for those of you scrambling through the puddles to file federal returns -- penalties for filing late federal...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, April 14, 2014

The Port Jefferson Village Board is scheduled to

(Credit: Jasmin Frankel)

Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Monday, April 14, 2014.

Public schools on Long Island and in New York City were closed Monday as spring break kicked off, so you may notice less cars on the road. Passover also starts tonight, so those observing the holiday will be leaving work earlier. The LIRR added extra trains (see below) to accommodate these travelers.

Today's live coverage...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Thursday, April 10, 2014

Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Thursday, April 10, 2014.

We've wrapped up today's live coverage, but here, you'll a round-up of some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day, along with Twitter updates from our staff. (Scroll down -- or use the link below if you're reading this post on a mobile device -- to see social media updates.)

Newsday will also be...

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New Hyde Park students win prizes for Nassau Coliseum plan

Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale (Sept.

(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

A team of five students from New Hyde Park High School won $5,000 cash and will share a $10,000 college scholarship after winning Nassau Comptroller George Maragos’ competition on Wednesday to conceive the best business plan to redevelop the Nassau Coliseum.

The winning plan involved placing solar panels on businesses around the 77-acre Coliseum site in Uniondale. The revenue would be generated...

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NBC’s 'The Blacklist' films on Bayville Bridge

Actress Megan Boone, who plays FBI Agent Elizabeth

(Credit: Tara Conry)

Two cars came within inches of a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon on the Bayville Bridge - but it was no accident.

The scene was part of an upcoming episode of NBC’s drama, “The Blacklist,” which stars James Spader.

The Nassau County Police Department shut down the Bayville Bridge for five midday hours, and filming started hours earlier on a patch of grass adjacent to the bridge....

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Long Island updates for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Megan Boone and Diego Klattenhoff, who star in

(Credit: Tara Conry)

Welcome to Newsday's LI Now Live post for Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Although we've wrapped up today's live coverage, below you can find a roundup of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

To view today's top tweets from Newsday and its reporters, scroll down. If you're a mobile user, use the link directly below.

TV filming in Bayville today

NBC's...

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Long Island news, weather, school and LIRR updates for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Bayville Bridge will be closed Wednesday, April

(Credit: Jim Fotedis/Bayville Souvlaki Pl)

Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Although we've wrapped up today's live coverage, below you can find a roundup of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

To view today's top tweets from Newsday and its reporters, scroll down. If you're a mobile user, use the link directly below.

BRIDGE CLOSING FOR TV SHOOT

The...

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