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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A two-car crash on the westbound side of

A two-car crash on the westbound side of the Long Island Expressway blocked the left and HOV lanes during the morning commute on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Credit: NYSDOT

We've wrapped the live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, July 22, 2014, but here's a look at the stories we've been following today.

Plus, Newsday will be covering this meeting tonight.

HOOKAH LOUNGES. The Glen Cove City Council will hold a hearing and vote on a hookah lounge ban at its meeting Tuesday night at 7:30 at City Hall, 9 Glen St. The council also is to vote on creating the Glen Cove Local Economic Assistance Corp., a nonprofit with five appointed members to issue bonds on behalf of nonprofits. Look for Ted Phillips’ coverage at 


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NORTHERN STATE PKWY. All westbound lanes were closed at Exit 32 (Post Avenue) for most of Tuesday morning for an accident investigation but reopened by 11 a.m.  New York State Police said the single-car crash occurred shortly before 4 a.m.


Tuesday night will be partly cloudy with a high of 82 degrees and a low of 70.


COLD CASE ARREST. A Manorville man was in court Tuesday to face second-degree murder charges in connection with the beating and strangulation deaths of two women more than 20 years ago. More on this story here.

MURDER ARRAIGNMENT. Thomas Lamartina, a 30-year-old homeless man arrested and charged with killing another homeless man, Nicholas MacQueen, 65, outside a Patchogue church last month was also scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

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