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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

The Brookhaven Town Planning Board will vote during

The Brookhaven Town Planning Board will vote during its meeting on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, on a proposed Walmart store in East Patchogue. Credit: Getty Images / Frederic J. Brown

We've wrapped up the live Long Island Now post for Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, but here's a look at some of the day's top stories and a few meetings Newsday will be covering Monday night.

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COMING UP MONDAY NIGHT

WALMART VOTE. The Brookhaven Town Planning Board will vote Monday on a proposed Walmart store in East Patchogue. The 4 p.m. meeting will be at Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville. Check reporter Deon J. Hampton’s Twitter updates @deonjhampton. 

MEETING CHANGE. The Village of Hempstead will hold its monthly meeting Monday, a day earlier than usual, in order to observe National Night Out. Residents of the Rivoli House apartments are planning to protest conditions at the building. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 99 Nichols St. Follow reporter John Asbury’s Twitter updates @Johnasbury. 

TOP LI STORIES

LIRR STRIKE. Although the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reached an agreement with most LIRR unions to avert a work stoppage last month, about 400 railroad engineers are still without a new contract -- and could walk off their jobs as soon as next year if a settlement is not reached.

FATAL SHOOTING. Nassau police have identified the man shot and killed early Saturday morning at a Baldwin club as Daquan Gaskin, 22, of Baltimore.

POLICE CAMERAS. The Nassau County Police Department is testing video cameras that record officers' interactions with the public -- a tool that experts say has the potential for greater transparency and efficiency in police work, but should be balanced with citizens' rights to privacy.

WEATHER

Monday night will be overcast with a 20 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, and a low of 70 degrees.

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

NY 135. One lane will be closed from Exit 1 (Merrick Road) to Exit 7 (NY-24) until 4 p.m. for road work.

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