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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Thanks for visiting the LI Now live post for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.

We're winding it down and wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Here are a few things to keep an eye on.


From the Suffolk County Water Authority: There will be a shutdown of water services due to the emergency repair of water main in Central Islip on Carlton Avenue, south of Earl Street. The shutdown will affect approximately 38 residences and 25 businesses. If you reside on or in the general area of these streets, you may experience no water service, low water pressure, and/or discolored water for a period of time.


Suffolk County police are looking for an unidentified man who allegedly stole a donation jar from the Gulf gas station location in Centereach after getting into a verbal altercation with an employee over the change he received. The donation jar was intended to collect money for abused children.

The incident occurred on Aug. 18 at about 8:25 p.m.

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


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FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. 

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a 60 percent chance of rain in the morning, then overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers with a high of 82.


AMITYVILLE: Amityville trustees will hold a public hearing Monday at 8 p.m. to consider a law regulating bamboo. The hearing will be held at Village Hall, 21 Ireland Place. Follow Nicholas Spangler's Twitter updates @spanglernewsday


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