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BREAKING NEWS

Service suspensions on the LIRR

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THERE WILL BE NO LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD TRAINS OPERATING ON THE HEMPSTEAD BRANCH THIS WEEKEND, AS THE LIRR PERFORMS TRACK WORK NEAR THE BELLEROSE QUEENS STATION.
THE SERVICE OUTAGE WILL LAST FROM 11:38PM FRIDAY NIGHT UNTIL 4AM MONDAY. THE LIRR SAID IT EXPECTS TO BE LOCKED AND LOADED AND READY TO GO FOR THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE.

Coach faces child pornography charges

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AN ASSISTANT LACROSSE COACH FOR THE ROCKY POINT SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS BEEN ARRESTED FOR ACCESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.
OFFICIALS SAY 37 YEAR OLD SEAN MICHAEL PAGANO IS A LONGTIME NEW YORK STATE POLICE INVESTIGATOR, WHO SPECIALIZES IN NARCOTICS INVESTIGATIONS. OFFICIALS SAID PAGANO HAD DOWNLOADED SEVERAL  VIDEOS INVOLVING YOUNG GIRLS ENGAGED IN SEXUAL ACTS.
HE IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BAIL AS A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY AND FACES UP TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON IF CONVICTED.

 

Water contamination in Roslyn Estates

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Environmental officials are trying to determine the source of a chemical that has been contaminating a drinking-water well in Roslyn Estates, “Newsday” reports.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced it is conducting an investigation after state Assemblyman Charles Lavine requested the agency take action in February.

DEP officials have not yet named a possible source for the refrigerant.

Police train with life saving drug

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More Long Island officers will receive Narcan training after yesterday’s decision to equip state and local police with the life-saving drug in the event of a heroin overdose.

The drug naloxone [[ nah-LOX-on ]] , or the brand name Narcan, instantly reverses the deadly effects of heroin or other opioid overdoses.  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the Community Overdose Prevention program yesterday, in light of the increase in heroin overdoses in New York. Schneiderman is using five-million dollars seized from drug dealers to pay for the program.

“News 12” reports that more than one-thousand Suffolk officers currently have Narcan training and close to 180 lives have been saved since 2012.

A relief from electric bill shock

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Long Island residents will get some good news when they receive their electric bills this month.

PSEG Long Island says it is decreasing its power supply charge by more than 15 percent in April, acknowledging the high price customers have been paying over the last few months, “News 12” reports.

Energy market analysts warn, however, that the decreasing trend is unlikely to last more than a few months.

Say goodbye to Letterman

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CBS is bidding goodbye to its late night staple, David Letterman.  He made his retirement announcement Thursday during a taping of his “Late Show.”

In a statement, CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves said while they knew the day Letterman would retire was getting closer, his official announcement Thursday doesn’t make it any less poignant.  Moonves described Letterman’s tenure with the network for the past 21 years as one filled with “wit, gravitas, and brilliance.”