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Fort Salonga man pleads not guilty in Northport shooting

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The man arrested in connection with a shooting at a popular Northport bar pleaded not guilty in court today.  Police say Steven Reilly Jr., of Fort Salonga, got into a fight with another man at Napper Tandy’s Pub on Sunday night.  According to police, that’s when Reilly, 39, allegedly shot the 21-year-old in the leg.  Reilly is being held on $50,000 bail.

Posted On 07 Jan 2014

Wind chill advisory until 6pm

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until 6pm this evening. A wind chill advisory is in effect as well until 6. Temperatures are expected to feel like 10 to 15 degrees below zero. The record low was set in 1988 at 13 degrees.

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Suspect in custody in Napper Tandy’s shooting

Police say a suspect is in custody for the shooting that took place at Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub on Laurel Avenue in Northport Sunday night. Officials say a 21 year old man was shot in the thigh following an altercation. Authorities tell News 12 that Steven Riley of Northport has been arrested in connection with the shooting. The victim was treated and released from a local hospital according to officials.

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Swearing in ceremony at Town Hall

January 7th, was the swearing in ceremony of Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine, Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro, and Town Clerk Donna Lent.

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High Blood Pressure Deadlier for Women

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Women with high blood pressure may be affected more than men, according to a new study in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease.

Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center found that heart disease deaths among women haven’t dropped as much as those among men. Women had 30 to 40 percent more vascular disease than men.

As a result, women may need their hypertension treated earlier and more aggressively.

“We need to evaluate new protocols — what drugs, in what combination and in what dosage — to treat women with high blood pressure,” said study author Carlos Ferrario, MD, a professor of surgery at Wake Forest.

Cut Cataract Risk By Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking could reduce your risk for getting cataracts, in which the lens of the eye gradually becomes cloudier.

According to Swedish researchers, middle-aged men who smoked 15 cigarettes a day or more lowered their risk for cataracts over 20 years if they quit smoking. Those who smoked at least 15 cigarettes a day had a 42 percent higher chance of needing cataract removal surgery compared to those who have never smoked.

Smoking is also linked to other eye diseases, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and dry eye.

Finding Hidden Allergens in Food Labels

Though food labels have come a long way in disclosing ingredients and potential allergens, certain potentially dangerous ingredients can still be hidden.

“There are so many long words for food allergens, people don’t know what half of them mean,” said San Francisco-based nutritionist Sonya Angelone, RDN, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “You need to know what your food allergy is and look specifically for those words.”

For example, those with peanut allergies shouldn’t just look for the word “peanuts” on a label. They should also look for phrases such as artificial nuts, nut meat, nut pieces, nougat, marzipan and more.

For other hidden food allergens such as egg, soy, dairy and gluten, check out our list of words to look for.

Snacks That Seem Healthy But Actually Aren’t

Watch out for these snacks that seem like they’re both delicious and nutritious, but actually aren’t that healthy:

  • Reduced-fat peanut butter: Sugar usually replaces the fat removed from peanut butter, so you aren’t saving yourself any calories. The type of fat found in regular peanut butter isn’t that bad for you, just make sure you’re eating it in moderation.
  • Frozen yogurt: Sadly, froyo isn’t that much better for you than ice cream. After you put all those candy toppings on, the calorie count will likely be similar. And those self-serve cups are usually pretty big, making it easy to eat more than you should.

Source: Erinn Connor is a staff writer for Health Matters With Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Posted On 07 Jan 2014

The Deep Freeze Continues

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Frigid temperatures continue to blanket Long Island with wind chills below zero.  A wind and wind chill advisory is in effect through 6 p.m. across the area with highs reaching only 15 degrees.

The LIRR is trying to help commuters by keeping waiting rooms open around the clock through Friday afternoon due to the drop in temperatures.

 

Posted On 07 Jan 2014

Eva Longoria named Woman of the Year

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The people at “Maxim” magazine have named 38-year-old EVA LONGORIA their Woman of the Year.  She says, quote, “It’s especially awesome after how long it’s been since my first cover.”  Eva actually had to reschedule her“Maxim” interview because she was getting her MASTERS.  She says, quote, “I was like, ‘My brain can’t jump that fast from a ‘Maxim’ interview to a thesis!'”

Posted On 07 Jan 2014

The final BCS Championship goes to Florida State

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Trailing 21-3 late in the second quarter, the Florida State Seminoles came back to beat Auburn 34-31 to win the Rose Bowl and the final BCS Championship.  Jameis Winston, Florida State’s Heisman winning quarterback,  led the Seminoles on an 80-yard, game-winning touchdown drive with just 1:18 remaining in the game to give FSU the championship.

The NCAA Football championship will take a whole new look next season when top 4 teams in college football face off in the College Football Playoff.

Posted On 07 Jan 2014