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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Suffolk Police and Crime Stoppers are seeking the

Suffolk Police and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect who smashed the window of an East Northport deli on Friday, Aug. 3, 2014 and then fled in this vehicle. Credit: SCPD

This is the live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, your source for local breaking news, traffic and transit alerts, weather updates and more.

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Suffolk County Police and Crime Stoppers are seeing the public's help in identifying the person responsible for breaking a window at an East Northport deli.

Police say an unknown person smashed the store front window of Deli La Union, located at 246 Larkfield Rd., on Aug 3 and then fled in a white four-door pickup truck. The vehicle is pictured above. 

Anyone with information about this crime can place an anonymous call to 1-800-220-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.


LIE. Nassau County police shut down the westbound lanes of the northside Long Island Expressway service road at Community Drive shortly before 3 p.m. due to a crash. Expect delays.

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Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a high of 81 degrees and a low of 64. Expect fog overnight.  


RAPE SUSPECT SEARCH. The NYPD is searching for a rape suspect with ties to Long Island. David Evanson, who an NYPD spokesman said Tuesday "has a history of arrests on Long Island," is being sought after police said he sexually assaulted a 21-year-old woman in her Brooklyn apartment Saturday.

CRASH VICTIMS IDENTIFIED. Police early Tuesday released the identities of two men killed in a head-on collision with a landscaping truck Monday afternoon in East Meadow. The victims were driver Stephen Clark, 20, and passenger Robert Treimanis, 19, both of East Meadow, Nassau County police said. 

JOSEPH BEER SENTENCED. The sole survivor of a 2012 Southern State Parkway wreck that killed four teenagers was sentenced to 5 to 15 year in prison in a Mineola courtroom Tuesday. Joseph Beer, 19, of South Richmond Hill, Queens, admitted last month that he was impaired by marijuana when he got behind the wheel.

SCHOOL LAWSUIT. A federal judge has let charges of racial discrimination by the Malverne School District go forward, but granted the district's request for separate trials for the three accusers, who are black.