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.
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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