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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato dumps ice water

Former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato dumps ice water over Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray as part of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 22, 2014, in Hempstead. Credit: Howard Schnapp

We've wrapped the LI Now Live post for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, but here's a look at some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

Scroll down to see a daily roundup of tweets from Newsday and its reporters. 

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Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray and Sen. Al D’Amato took a twist on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a surprise performance for the audience.

Murray, who was challenged by D’Amato, met a crowd of residents in front of Hempstead Town Hall on Friday, to be covered with what the audience thought would be 200 gallons of ice water dumped by a payloader.  

But, as she playfully expressed her last-minute doubts about getting doused, D’Amato sneaked up behind Murray and poured a bucket of ice water on her.

Murray then called up the Town of Hempstead commissioners to get in on the fun, and the payloader emptied out the rest of the freezing water on the group.

Murray nominated Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, along with Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, and donated $500 to the cause.


Suffolk County police are looking for an unidentified woman who allegedly stole a Louis Vuitton bag and its contents from a car parked at the 7-Eleven location on Little East Neck Road in Babylon on Aug. 7, 2014. The woman allegedly used a credit card from the bag to charge more than $6,000 at various locations in Deer Park and West Babylon. 

Anyone with information can call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous. 


The annual Hamptons Classic weeklong horse show starts Sunday and features some of the top show-jumping riders in the world. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check Scott Eidler's tweets at @Ediztowns

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