Woodmere residents back home; probe continues

Residents in a Woodmere neighborhood have been allowed to return to homes evacuated Tuesday afternoon after police found two hand grenades inside a home where a panic alarm had been set off. -- MATTHEW CHAYES AND JOHN VALENTI

1 critical in Brentwood house fire

One person was critically injured in a late-night house fire Tuesday in Brentwood, Suffolk County fire officials said. -- JOHN VALENTI


Sonic Hearing: The Hempstead Town board of appeals meets today at 2 p.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion next to Town Hall (1 Washington St., Hempstead) and will hold a public hearing on several zoning variances and exceptions requested for a Sonic drive-in. Check Aisha Al-Muslim’s Twitter updates @AishaAlMuslim.


LIPA Hearing: The state Public Service Department will hold public hearings and information forums today in the Nassau County Legislative Building (1550 Franklin Ave.) on planned management audit of LIPA. The forums will be at 1 and 6:30 p.m. and the hearings at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Check Mark Harrington’s Twitter updates @MharringtonNews.


Committee Meetings: Suffolk Legislature’s committees on Ways and Means, Parks and Economic Development and Energy meet today in the William H. Rogers Legislature Building (725 Veterans Memorial Hwy.) at 10 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m., respectively. Check updates at newsday.com.