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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, July 28, 2014

We've wrapped up today's live Long Island Now post, but here's a roundup of the top local stories for Monday, July 28, 2014.

Scroll down to view the latest tweets from Newsday and its reporters.

(Mobile readers: Access social media updates via the link below.)

TRAFFIC

SOUTHERN STATE PKWY. A crash on the eastbound side between Exit 19 (Peninsula Boulevard) and Exit 20 (Grand Avenue/Baldwin Road) was still causing delays from Exit 17 (Hempstead Avenue) as of 3 p.m. 

Get the latest traffic and transit alerts at newsday.com/traffic.

TOP LONG ISLAND STORIES

DARRELL FULLER CONVICTED OF MURDER 

Jurors reached a verdict today in the case of Darrell Fuller. The Queens man was convicted of first-degree murder charges in the 2012 shooting deaths of Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez and Brooklyn resident Raymond Facey. Newsday's Bridget Murphy was live-tweeting today from the courthouse in Mineola, where the verdict was announced. Scroll down -- or use the above mobile link -- to see a roundup of her tweets.

POLICE ID MAN FOUND DEAD IN POOL

A man found floating face down at the Syosset-Woodbury Community Park pool Sunday has been identified as Jonathan Sobel, 44, of Woodbury, Nassau police said. 

ABRAHAMS ENDORSES RICE

Nassau Legis. Kevan Abrahams, a Democratic primary candidate in 4th Congressional District, today endorsed his former opponent, Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Rice defeated Abrahams after a hard-fought primary race. Scroll down -- or use the mobile link above -- to see the photo that Newsday reporter Laura Figueroa tweeted out from Monday's news conference.

MORE STORIES ON NEWSDAY.COM

-- A shortage of priests is causing retired priests to serve on Long Island.

-- Ever notice how politicians plaster their names all around town? Well, some elected officials want to stop the tradition.

-- The Seasons at Elwood developer has agreed to decrease the number of senior-housing units at his proposed development.

WEATHER

It will be about 80 degrees and muggy Monday, with isolated thunderstorms possible, especially in the morning.

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