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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island. Welcome to the LI Now Live post for Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

We've wrapped up the live coverage, but here's a look at some of the stories we've been following throughout the day.

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County police Second Squad detectives are asking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man they say used stolen credit cards in May.

On May 18, 2014, police say a man entered a vehicle parked in a driveway on Heights Road in Fort Salonga and stole a wallet containing cash, a gift card and credit cards. He later used the credit cards at several locations.

The man is described as having a goatee and glasses. He was wearing a black do-rag and a light-colored sweatshirt. 

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


Suffolk County police officers are also seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the theft items from a store in Commack on May 17.

According to cops a young woman entered Ulta and is suspected of taking  assorted bottles of Chanel perfume at about 11:50 a.m.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


PORT JEFFERSON STATION: Watch out for a new road layout on Route 347  / Nesconset Highway westbound between Williams Street and Route 112.

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Today: Partly cloudy with a chance of a rain or thunderstorms in the afternoon and a high of 84.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or thunderstorms and a low of 68.

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