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Long Island updates for Monday, March 24, 2014

Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Monday, March 24, 2014.

We've wrapped up today's live coverage, but below, you'll find a roundup of local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day and information about two meetings we'll be covering tonight.

To view today's top tweets from Newsday and its reporters, scroll down or use the link above if you're a mobile user.


AIRPLANE NOISE. The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee will host a meeting at 7:30 tonight at Malverne Village Hall. Officials from the Port Authority, which manages Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, are to discuss Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s directive for an airplane noise study. Look for reporter Aisha Al-Muslim’s Twitter updates @AishaAlMuslim.

TALL POLES. North Hempstead holds a meeting Monday night about the PSEG Long Island Port Washington to Great Neck overhead transmission project. The 7 p.m. meeting will be at the Harbor Links Clubhouse. Follow reporter Scott Eidler’s Twitter updates @EidzTowns. 

THEFT SUSPECT WANTED. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the man who used a fake credit card number to reserve a hotel room and pay for services at the Melville Marriot Hotel.

According to police, an unknown person made a reservation online to stay in one of the hotel's suites using a false credit card number and possibly a fake name. The man checked in at the hotel on Feb. 19 and charged numerous items to his room using the same false credit card information. The hotel manager became suspicious on Feb. 21, and when she attempted to speak to the man, the suspect fled.

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

COP IN COURT. Scott Greene, the Suffolk County police patrol sergeant accused of targeting Latino drivers and stealing cash from them during traffic stops, was in Central Islip courtroom Monday. Find out what happened here.


Spring officially started last week, but it appears Old Man Winter plans to stick around. Temperatures hit the low 30s Monday but are expected to drop back down to the teens Monday night. There's a 70 percent chance it will be snowing Tuesday. The eastern part of Long Island could see up to four inches.


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