Woman arrested in death of Huntington man

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Suffolk County Police today arrested Kutima Glover, 33, of 91 Wyman Ave., Huntington Station, in connection with the death of Larry Collins. 

Collins was found injured with stab wounds on Saturday, July 5, in front of the residence the couple shared.  Glover was charged with Manslaughter 1st Degree. 

She will be held at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on July 7.

Less delay into Jones Beach

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Beachgoers heading to Jones Beach can now pay for parking without having to deal with Ocean Parkway’s crowded toll plaza. 

Several automatic meters have been installed at the state park.  The public can pay for parking at the meters using cash, credit or debit card.  The kiosks will also be set up by the end of the month at Caleb Smith Preserve, Bayard Cutting Arboretum and Hither Hills. 

Mangano has a plan to pay for wage increases

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Nassau County has a plan to pay for 130-million dollars in wage increases for union employees. 

County Executive Ed Mangano has submitted a plan that expects to bring in more money through service fee increases and speed cameras in schools zones.  Property taxes are expected to remain the same for a fifth straight year. 

The Nassau Interim Finance Authority will review the plan later this month. 

Nets coach to be announced today

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The Brooklyn Nets will announce their new head coach at a news conference today. 
The team has reached an agreement in principle with Lionel Hollins to take over for the departed Jason Kidd.  The 60-year-old Hollins most recently spent five seasons as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, but his contract was not renewed following the 2012-13 season despite a trip to the Western Conference finals. 
The Nets traded the rights to Kidd to the Milwaukee Bucks earlier this week for two draft picks. 


Rip currents still a concern

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Tropical Storm Arthur may have already passed through Long Island, but rip currents left in its wake still remain a concern.
While the rip current risk dropped from high to moderate on Sunday, lifeguards are still urging swimmers to use caution.  Beaches are expected to remain crowded as temperatures on Long Island will be in the mid-80s today.
The Nassau County Department of Health is also reporting that county beaches are currently open except for Biltmore Beach in Massapequa. It remains closed due to elevated levels of bacteria.

Suffolk police save choking man


Two Suffolk County Police officers saved a man who was choking and in cardiac arrest at a Huntington restaurant last night.
Second Precinct Police Officer David Weymouth responded to Sur Steakhouse, located at 314 New York Ave., after a 911 caller reported a man was choking on food at approximately 7:45 p.m.

As Officer Weymouth attempted the Heimlich maneuver, the victim went into cardiac arrest, lost consciousness and began being shocked by an internal defibrillator. Police Officer Pete O’Brien responded to assist Officer Weymouth and initiated chest compressions on the man. The food was subsequently dislodged from the man’s airway and he regained consciousness.
The man, 80, of Dix Hills, was taken to Huntington Hospital for evaluation.