Welcome to Newsday's live post for Monday, June 2, 2014, your source for the latest local news, traffic and transit alerts, school updates and more.
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COPS SEEKS PUBLIC'S HELP IN THEFT
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a man and a woman they say stole merchandise worth more than $500 from the Target store in Medford on May 23.
Police say the couple put a JBL Wireless Speaker and Garmin GPS Fitness Watch into a black shoulder bag the woman was carrying and left without paying. They fled in a silver Nissan Maxima.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Calls are kept confidential.
JOSEPH BEER TRIAL
Newsday's Bridget Murphy was in Nassau County Court in Mineola where closing arguments were being made in the trial of Joseph Beer. The 19-year-old from South Richmond Hill faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide. Prosecutors have said he was high on marijuana and speeding without a driver's license in October 2012 when he crashed his car in Lakeview. Four of his childhood friends, who were passengers in the vehicle, died in the wreck. Follow her on twitter at @bybridgetmurphy.
Tonight's low will be at around 60 degrees. Tuesday will be partly cloudy and around 76 degrees. A stray rainstorm can't be ruled out.
GRAPHIC STATUE. The Old Westbury Planning Board is expected to consider a proposal for a graphic 33-foot-tall statue that was installed without proper approvals on a historic estate. The 8 p.m. Monday meeting is at Village Hall located at 1 Store Hill Rd. Follow Scott Eidler’s Twitter updates @EidzTowns. More on this story: nwsdy.li/1o67ZJw