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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Suffolk County police are looking for two men

Suffolk County police are looking for two men suspected in the theft of valuables in July from a vehicle parked at the Planet Fitness located in Melville.

We've wrapped the LI Now Live post for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, but here's a look at some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

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Suffolk County police are looking for two unidentified men who allegedly stole valuables after breaking into a car parked at the Planet Fitness location on Ruland Road in Melville on July 3, 2014. 

Items reported stolen include an Android Samsung phone, cash and a New Jersey driver's license. 

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


A driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the car she was driving flipped early Wednesday on Oak Street in Amityville, officials said.

Details of the 1:55 a.m. accident were still under investigation, police said. Police said there was no criminality in the accident.

The identity of the driver was not released.

Officials said she was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. Her condition was not immediately known.

Amityville Fire Department volunteers and Amityville police responded to the scene and freed the woman from the overturned Nissan Altima. -- John Valenti


LIRR. The LIRR was operating on or close to schedule Wednesday afternoon, after switch trouble in Mineola resulted in up to 35 minute delays during the morning commute.

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WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy with a high of 77 degrees. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Clear in the evening, then overcast with a low of 63 degrees. 

THURSDAY: Overcast with a 30 percent chance of rain in the afternoon and a high of 77 degrees. 


PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing on the proposal to tear down the historic First Playhouse Theater in Great Neck Estates so a 20-unit apartment building can be built has been rescheduled for Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. during the board of trustees meeting at Village Hall. Follow Lisa Irizarry's tweets @lisairiz

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