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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

The New York Lottery logo.

The New York Lottery logo. Credit: New York Lottery

Good afternoon, Long Island. Thanks for visiting the Long Island Now live blog post for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.

We're winding down for the day.

But here are a few things to keep an eye on.

(Mobile readers: Use the link above to access social media posts.)


Check your tickets, Long Islanders.

The New York Lottery announced Thursday that the top-prize-winning ticket for the Sept. 2 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at a Massapequa store — KPPS Smoke & Card Store located at 27 Hicksville Rd. -- and is worth $63,195.50.

The top prize was won by matching five out of five of the winning numbers, which were 17-21-28-29-31. Additionally, 208 other tickets contain four out five of the numbers and are each worth $455.50.

New York Lottery is encouraging everyone who played the game to look at their tickets as they may be holding a winner. Tickets expire one year after the game's drawing. Prizes can be claimed at any one of the lottery's customer service centers including its Long Island office located at 25 South Service Rd. in Plainview.


Suffolk County police are looking for two unidentified men who allegedly made purchases using a stolen credit card at two locations in Commack on July 2, 2014. 

The incidents occurred between 2:15 and 2:30 a.m. at the 7-Eleven and the Candlelight Diner locations on Veterans Memorial Highway. 

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


For updates, check out the page at


THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear with a low of 68. 

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy with a high of 79.



In partnership with the New York Racing Association, the LIRR will provide regular train service to Belmont Station for those attending this year's Fall Meet at Belmont Park. Service will begin Friday and run until Oct. 26. 

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