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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, July 21, 2014

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was in Old Westbury

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was in Old Westbury July 21, 2014, urging Congress to approve extension of funding for the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which is to expire Aug 1, 2014. Photo Credit: Newsday / Laura Figueroa

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

SOUTHERN STATE PARKWAY. One lane will be closed between Exit 39 and Exit 46 for road work from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

BILLY JOEL IS SO LONG ISLAND

THAT'S SO LI WINNER. Newsday.com readers cast more than 520,000 votes in our That's SO Long Island tournament. The winner? "The Piano Man" himself, Billy Joel. Here are 13 reasons why Joel lives up to the title of That's SO Long Island" champ.

SCHUMER URGES PASSAGE OF HIGHWAY TRUST FUND

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was on Long Island today to urge Congress to pass the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which is set to expire on Aug. 1. See updates from Newsday's Laura Figueroa below.

SUSPECT IN SNEAKER THEFT WANTED

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and the Riverhead Police Department are seeking the public's help in identifying and locating a man suspected of purchasing more than $1,000 worth of sneakers using a stolen credit card. 

Cops say the suspect entered the Sneaker Aquarium located at 41 East Main St. in Riverhead on May 23 and purchased five pairs of sneakers with a stolen credit card.

The suspect is described as male, 6-foot-3, clean shaven with a heavy build. He was wearing dark blue pants, a light blue hospital scrub shirt with a stethoscope around his neck at the time of the incident.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS or contact the Riverhead Police at 631-727-4500 Ext. 327. All calls will be kept confidential.

COMING UP

COP KILLING. The trial of Darrell Fuller — the 34-year-old Queens man facing first degree murder charges in the death of Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez and Brooklyn motorist Raymond Facey — continues Monday.

MASTER PLAN. The Port Jefferson Village Board will meet Monday and may consider changes to a proposed master plan. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at Village Hall, 121 W. Broadway. Follow reporter Carl MacGowan’s Twitter updates: @CarlMacGowan

LIMITS ON STATUES. The Old Westbury Village Board Monday continues a public hearing on a proposed law that would limit the height of accessory structures, including statues, to 25 feet. The 7 p.m. meeting is at Village Hall, 1 Store Hill Rd. Follow reporter Scott Eidler’s Twitter updates: @EidzTowns

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