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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Thursday, May 1, 2014

Wantagh Middle School, seen on July 10, 2012,

Wantagh Middle School, seen on July 10, 2012, at 3299 Beltagh Ave., is next to Wantagh High School. Credit: Amy Onorato

Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Thursday, May 1, 2014.

We've wrapped today's live coverage, but you can find a rundown of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day. For social media updates from Newsday and its staff, scroll down.

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Evacuations have been lifted at Wantagh High School and the adjacent Wantagh Middle School following a search by Nassau County police, according to a message posted on the Wantagh Union Free School District website.

The district called police at 9:26 a.m. Thursday morning after a message containing a bomb threat was found in the high school's boys bathroom.

Police, along with K-9 officers and officials from the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management, conducted a full sweep of the building.

High school students were taken to Forest Lake Elementary School, while the middle school students were brought to St. Francis Church.

A message on the district website from Superintendent Maureen Goldberg timestamped at 1 p.m. said the students would be returning to their respective schools and that dismissal will be at the usual time. All after-school and evening activities will continue as usual.

CRIME ALERT: Trio wanted for stealing liquor in Islip

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk Third Precinct police seek the public’s help in identifying and locating three individuals who stole $800 worth of liquor from Parmar Liquors in Islip on April 17 at about 6:50 p.m. A man and two women fled the scene in a flatbed U-Haul truck. The man was wearing white sneakers, blue jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt and a black knit cap with an NYC logo on the front. One woman was wearing gray adidas pants, a T-shirt and had a black bandanna on her head. The second woman was wearing a long-sleeve gray shirt with multicolored pants. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.


Scroll down -- or use the mobile link above -- for a list of road closures that will be in effect this weekend related to the Long Island Marathon and Festival of Races.

*For the latest updates regarding traffic accidents and train delays, visit Newsday's traffic & transit app.


WESTBURY: LANDLORD FINES - Westbury Village will weigh increasing fines for absentee landlords at a 7:30 p.m. hearing today at Village Hall, 235 Lincoln Place. Follow Scott Eidler's Twitter updates @Eidztowns

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