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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, June 19, 2014

Welcome to Newsday's live post for Thursday, June 19, 2014, your source for the latest local news, traffic and transit alerts, school updates and more.

We've wrapped the live coverage, but here is a roundup of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

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WEATHER

It's about 75 degrees this afternoon, and the rain that has lingered on parts of Long Island is expected to clear out by evening. It's expected to be a sunny Friday, with a high in the upper 70s.

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT

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Levittown N. Baseball to hold benefit for Lorenzo Fernandez, 12

Levittown North Baseball is holding two all-star Little League games Saturday, benefitting the Hope and Heroes Children's Cancer Fund in memory of Lorenzo Fernandez, of Seaford, who lost his battle with liver cancer in March at age 12. The event, which starts at 9 a.m., will be at Whelan Field on Wantagh Avenue in Levittown. At 1:30 p.m., there will be a ceremony with Lorenzo's family throwing out the first pitch. And all day long, the league will be selling raffle tickets for prizes. Donations can be sent to 115 Twin Lane North, Wantagh with "LNBB — Friends of Renz."

CRIME ALERT: Man sought in motorcycle theft in North Sea

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Southampton Town police seek the public's help in identifying a man who allegedly stole a 2009 Honda CRF-450R motorcycle on May 5 at 11:30 p.m. from Noyac Road in North Sea. He was seen pushing it toward a white Chevrolet Silverado. Contact Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS with any information.

LOCAL MEETINGS

SMITHTOWN: ZONING CODE. The Smithtown Town Board is meeting at 7 p.m. at the Eugene A. Cannataro Senior Citizen Center, 420 Middle Country Rd., to discuss establishing an overlay district that would apply to building height and other issues in the Hauppauge Industrial Park. Read Lauren Harrison's coverage at newsday.com.

GREAT NECK: APARTMENT RENTS. The Great Neck Village Planning Board meets at 7:30 p.m. to evaluate proposals to measure the impact of replacing the Academy Gardens rent-controlled apartment complex with market-rate units. The meeting will be at Village Hall, 61 Baker Hill Rd. Follow Scott Eidler's Twitter updates @EidzTowns.

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