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Weekend Weather for Suffolk County

  • Late Afternoon Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 50. Southwest wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
  • Tonight A slight chance of showers before 8pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 32. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Saturday Sunny, with a high near 49. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.
  • Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
  • Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
  • Sunday Night A chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow between midnight and 3am, then a chance of snow and freezing rain after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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Legislator Tom Muratore Reminds Community to Shovel Out Fire Hydrants After Heavy Snowfall

Selden, NYLegislator Tom Muratore (R-Ronkonkoma) is asking all residents, businesses, schools and other municipalities to please help maintain public safety by shoveling out fire hydrants covered in snow.  According to a representative from a local fire department, it is the responsibility of the owner of a property adjacent to a hydrant to shovel and clear any obstruction following a heavy storm to maintain the hydrant’s visibility.

“This winter has been brutal so far, and won’t be over for several weeks,” commented Legislator Muratore. “I have had calls from concerned constituents regarding this crucial matter. Let’s help our dedicated volunteer firefighters and other first responders find the hydrants quickly during an emergency.  After a storm, please shovel the area around a fire hydrant if it’s in front of your house or building. It’s a simple good neighbor policy, and the precious minutes or even seconds saved could be a matter of life or death.”

Supervisor Romaine Launches Town Wide Emergency Food Drive Starting February 25

Farmingville, NY – Supervisor Ed Romaine has announced that starting Tuesday, February 25, the Town will launch an Emergency Food Drive to help support local churches and food pantries that are in need of donations. Drop off boxes will be in the lobby of Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville and the following Town community centers until April 18:

 

  • Henrietta Acampora Recreation Center, 39 Montauk Highway in Blue Point

 

  • Mastic Recreation Center, 15 Herkimer Street in Mastic

 

  • New Village Recreation Center, 20 Wireless Road in Centereach

 

  • Robert E. Reid Recreation Center, Route 25A and Defense Hill Road in Shoreham

 

  • Rose Caracappa Senior Center, 739 Route 25A in Mount Sinai

 

  • St. Michaels Community Center, 1130 Old Town Road in Coram

 

“The snow storms have made it difficult for people to donate to the local food pantries and they are being quickly depleted,” said Supervisor Romaine. “It’s time that we all step up to help our neighbors in need get through the winter months.  I commend the Town’s Department of Housing and Human Services’ Youth Bureau for spearheading this effort and urge all residents to make a donation and help this worthy cause.”

Advisory: Woman Sexually Assaulted While Walking on Brentwood Street

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Suffolk County Police Third Squad detectives are investigating the sexual assault of a woman who was walking on a Brentwood street.
A woman was walking on Grouse Drive on February 13 at approximately 9 p.m. when she was approached by a man who spoke to her in Spanish. The woman then ran from the man and subsequently fell on ice in the roadway. The man sexually assaulted the woman and fled the area.
The man was described as Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall, chubby, between 30 and 40 years old with a full black mustache and thinning black hair. He was wearing a brown Carhartt jacket with blue jeans and work boots.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or anonymously toCrime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
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Mikaela Shiffrin Becomes Youngest Slalom Gold Medalist

(SOCHI, Russia) — American Mikaela Shiffrin has glided her way into Olympics history by becoming the youngest person ever to win gold in slalom and the fifth-youngest gold medalist in alpine skiing on Friday.

The 18-year-old Colorado native beat a host of skiing giants, including Austrians Marlies Schild, 32, and Kathrin Zettel, 27, to take top place on the podium.

Shiffrin reportedly battled a head cold during her race Friday morning at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center, which didn’t stop her from dominating her first run and going on to finish 0.53 seconds faster than Schild, who is the former world slalom champion.

The fresh-faced teen won her first world cup title at just 16, going on to win gold in the World Championship in slalom and the World Cup Slalom in her sophomore year. In her second full season, Shiffrin nabbed four World Cup slalom golds out of six podiums.

On top of the newest achievement, Shiffrin proudly boasts a series of titles, including being the youngest slalom World Champion in American history and first non-European to win four World Cup slalom races in any one season.

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Robbie Fowler Said He’d Be Interested in Coaching in the U.S.

(NEW YORK) — Robbie Fowler spent the majority of his career in Liverpool — scoring 171 goals in 330 games — which earned him the nickname “God” in his hometown.

“I got the fastest hat-trick in the British Premier League,” Fowler said of his 11 seasons at Anfield Friday while promoting the upcoming Guinness International Champions Cup, which kicks off July 27 at Soldier Field. “It’s a record that I’m proud of. The record is currently 4:33. Without sounding big headed, it’s not about achievements, but I hope it stays the record for a long time.”

When asked about the current state of soccer in the United States, Fowler said, “It’s getting so much stronger. A lot of the kids are playing. I think it helps that there are so many games, it certainly has interest.”

Fowler, 38, said he is a little too old to play soccer now, but would jump on the right opportunity if a coaching position was available.

“Certainly coaching and managing is my next roots,” Fowler said.  “If something was to come across over in the states, would I be interested, of course I would be.”

Liverpool will play Manchester City at Yankee Stadium on July 30 in the tournament.

“There’s a lot of excitement all around,” Fowler said of the match up. “Some of the names you think have walked along the hallowed turf of Yankee Stadium is phenomenal.”

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Charlie Sheen’s Fiancee Is Already Married

(LOS ANGELES) — Before Charlie Sheen walks down the aisle with porn star Brett Rossi, he’ll have to wait for one thing — for Rossi to get divorced. Reportedly, his new fiancée is already married.

“She’s been separated from this guy for two years,” Sheen’s rep told People magazine. “It’s just a matter of the paperwork winding its way through the court system.”

“Charlie and Scottie have no secrets,” the rep continued, referring to Rossi by her nickname. “Charlie is well aware of Scottie’s situation.”

The 48-year-old Anger Management star proposed in Hawaii last weekend. This would be Sheen’s fourth marriage. It’s his fifth engagement.

A wedding date has not been set.

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Mary-Kate or Ashley? Their Sister Reveals Her Favorite

022114_ElizabethOlsen(LOS ANGELES) — If you are an Olsen fan, it’s the question you’ve always wanted answered: Which Olsen twin, Mary-Kate or Ashley?

When little sister Elizabeth Olsen, 25, was put on the spot on Watch What Happens Live, she made her choice of favorite twin — who are both 27 — and it all came down to the birthday call.

“Ashley remembered my birthday,” Elizabeth said. “But I don’t hold grudges against Mary-Kate forgetting mine. She was out of town! I should have just said my brother!”

Elizabeth turned 25 this past Sunday.

Live host Andy Cohen softened the blow for Mary-Kate by saying, “Ashley’s in the lead today but tomorrow MK could do something amazing!”

Elizabeth added that she’s close with all her siblings, including her brother.

“Mary-Kate’s literally going to come home from her vacation and shoot me that I said that,” she said. “She’s in Jamaica.”

She backtracked and said when on vacation, you rarely read the date, excusing her sister for not calling or texting.

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Regular Exercise May Help COPD Sufferers Avoid Hospitalization

(NEW YORK) — Individuals who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, can reduce their risk of hospitalization following severe attacks by getting out and walking a mile to three and a half miles each and every day.

COPD refers to breathing difficulty involving emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, labored breathing and chest tightness.

Researchers at five Spanish respiratory clinics studied 543 COPD patients and their exercise levels, and compared the findings to hospitalization information.

The researchers found those who maintained a moderate to intense fitness regimen — which often included low-intensity activities such as walking a mile to three and a half miles each day — had a much lower risk of hospitalization from serious breathing issues. Those who did not exercise regularly or not often enough were at much greater risk of hospitalization.

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Mother of Brain-Dead California Girl Says She Has ‘Hope’

(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Weeks after a brain-dead 13-year-old girl was moved to an undisclosed facility following a legal fight between the girl’s family and hospital, her mother is speaking out about their experience and says she has “hope” for her daughter.

Nailah Wakfield, who fought to keep her brain-dead daughter, Jahi McMath, on life support, posted a letter on Facebook to thank supporters and to give an update on her daughter’s condition.

McMath, 13, was declared brain-dead after temporarily going into cardiac arrest due to complications from having a surgery on her tonsils and adenoids. She was declared brain dead on Dec. 12 by multiple doctors after extensive testing.

For weeks, her family fought to keep her on life support, but the Children’s Hospital of Oakland, which treated McMath, no longer wanted to treat her by keeping her on the machines.

Eventually, the family managed to find an undisclosed facility that would take McMath and the girl was moved after being given a feeding tube. McMath has been declared medically dead by at least three different doctors.

Wakfield wrote a letter on Tuesday about why she had kept silent, saying she did so in part for “safety and privacy,” and so she could focus on her role as a “mother.”

Wakfield further said that she had “hope” after her daughter was moved to the new facility.

“I can tell you that she is much better physically since she has left Children’s Hospital and I see changes that give me hope,” Wakfield said.

She did not elaborate on the changes.

Wakfield also thanked those who had shared similar stories and even the people in the public eye who debated the case and gave it attention.

“I also want to thank those who felt the need to go public with their opinions about me and my daughter, positive and even negative,” said Wakfield. “It is because of you that my daughter’s experience is so relevant and that people all over the world know who Jahi McMath is.”

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