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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, June 23, 2014

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County police

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County police released these photos on June 23, 2014 in an attempt to identify and locate the suspect in the theft of money from a Ridge convenience store last month.

Good afternoon, Long Islanders and welcome to another week.

We've wrapped the live Long Island Now daily post for Monday, June 23, 2014,  but here's a look at some of the stories we've been following. 

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and detectives from the Suffolk County Police Department's Seventh Squard are seeking the public's help with identifying and locating suspect in the theft of about $8,000 last month from a 7-Eleven store in Ridge.

The two agencies released the above surveilance photos  of a man who they say entered the store, located at 1670 Middle Country Rd., on May 31  about 1:30 p.m., and stole the money from the store manager's office.

The man is described as being between 35 and 40 years old, and between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a Polo Ralph Lauren hat and shirt with a tie, dark-rimmed glasses and a Bluetooth device in his right ear, police said.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest, and asking tipsters to call 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


A boil-water alert remained in effect Monday at two Fire Island communities after E. coli bacteria was found in test samples. The Suffolk County Water Authority issued the alert Saturday for residents of Ocean Bay Park and Point O' Woods, advising them: “Do not drink the water without boiling it first.”


Local officials and health experts held a news conference Monday morning in Port Washington to call on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  to help Long Island as it battles a new type of mosquito, the Asian Tiger mosquito. It is known to transmit tropical diseases such as dengue fever and yellow fever. 


POSSIBLE LIRR STRIKE. If you're walking through Penn Station around 4 p.m. Monday you might be handed some literature about a possible Long Island Rail Road strike. The LIRR Commuter Council plans to hold a public strike awareness campaign to prepare commuters should LIRR workers strike over failed contract negotiations. An LIRR union rally in Massapequa Saturday pertaining to the situation drew more than 2,000 supporters.

WYANDANCH RISING. Babylon Town and Suffolk County officials are to hold a community meeting in Wyandanch Monday to discuss progress on the hamlet’s revitalization project, known as Wyandanch Rising. The 6 p.m. meeting is at the Wyandanch Senior Nutrition Center, 28 Wyandanch Ave. Follow reporter Denise Bonilla’s Twitter updates: @denisebonilla

HOSPITAL REDEVELOPMENT. Amityville Village trustees will meet Monday at 8 p.m. to consider redevelopment issues. The meeting will be at Village Hall, 21 Ireland Place. Follow Nicholas Spangler’s Twitter updates: @spanglernewsday 

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