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More skimming devices found

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Authorities say two skimming devices were discovered at a TD Bank ATM in Plainview.

“News 12″ reports an ATM repairman found the device Wednesday at the branch on Old County Road.  The other device was discovered on the bank door’s card swipe. Several accounts have been compromised.

The MTA announced earlier this week that Long Island Rail Road employees discovered skimming devices, as well as tiny hidden cameras, attached to the Ticket Vending Machines at the LIRR’s Baldwin station.

Colbert to replace Letterman

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Plenty of congratulations are coming in for Stephen Colbert.

“The Colbert Report” funnyman has been named to succeed David Letterman on CBS’ “Late Show.”  Colbert, who has appeared on Letterman’s show as a guest several times over the years, says he never dreamed he would be following in Letterman’s footsteps.  Letterman says he’s excited for Colbert in the new role.

Colbert has inked a five-year agreement with the show.  His premiere date will be announced after Letterman determines a timetable for his final broadcasts.

9/11 victims to receive tax breaks

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The victims of the 9-11 attack and their families are entitled to tax breaks they haven’t been getting.

According to a 2002 law, disability income resulting from a terror attack is not taxable and families of the victims are entitled to hefty refunds of at least ten-thousand dollars.   Prudential Insurance, which manages New York City’s disability insurance, has been mistakenly classifying 9-11 payments as taxable.

An ailing Transportation Department veteran discovered the statue and brought it to the attention of Senator Gillibrand.  Now the IRS is making a better effort to get the word out about tax breaks for terrorism victims.

Feds to file lawsuit against Oyster Bay

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The Feds are filing a lawsuit against a Nassau County town for allegedly discriminating against black people in two low-income housing programs.

“Newsday” reports the U.S. Department of Justice sued the Town of Oyster Bay, as well as Town Supervisor John Venditto, yesterday. In federal court in Central Islip, prosecutors argued that preference was given to white people in the programs, one designed to assist senior citizens and one for first-time buyers.

Prosecutors pointed to the fact that few black people live in Oyster Bay.

Sonic not wanted

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Nesconset residents are up in arms over a Sonic restaurant that’s set to invade their town.

The Smithtown Zoning Board rejected a proposal to build a Sonic back in 2012. However, a state Supreme Court judge recently reversed the decision, saying the restaurant has a right to build its second location on Long Island, “News 12″ reports.

Residents are worried the Sonic will bring in more traffic and loud noise. The Sonic will stay open until 2 a.m.