An NYPD detective from Lynbrook and a shooting suspect he was chasing traded at least 16 shots at close range in a Harlem subway station Tuesday, leaving the cop wounded and the gunman dead. Det. Kevin Herlihy, shot in the arm, was expected to be released from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Wednesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. -- MATTHEW CHAYES
Teacher Evaluation: Local college professors, Long Island public school principals and other educators will be panelists at a public forum on the state’s new teacher evaluation system to be held today at 4:30 p.m. in the Tilles Center at LIU Post. Check John Hildebrand’s reports at newsday.com.
School Closure Hearing: The Smithtown School District will hold a public hearing tonight at 7 at Nesaquake Middle School (479 Edgewood Ave.) on a recommendation by a district committee to close Nesconset Elementary School as part of a series of cost-cutting moves. The school board is scheduled to vote on the measure at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28. Check Carl MacGowan’s Twitter updates @CarlMacGowan.
Board Meeting: The North Hempstead Town board meets tonight at 7:30 at Town Hall (220 Plandome Rd., Manhasset). The public is invited. Check Emi Endo’s Twitter updates @e2_newsday.