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Another million dollar winner for Long Island, Smithtown student is Intel semifinalist and more Long Island news headlines for January 26th, 2012

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Police Probe Series of Burglaries; Another Jackpot Winner on Long Island; Woman Killed Crossing Sunrise Highway; Smithtown Student Finalist in Intel Science Competition

Police Probe Series of Burglaries

Long Island Police are investigating a series of burglaries that have targeted elderly homeowners. Suspects gain entry to the homes by acting as utility and repair workers. Nine cases have been reported since December in different South Shore communities and in five of those cases the suspects got away with stolen goods. The thieves reportedly work in teams of two. One person works to distract the homeowner while the other sneaks in right through the front door. Sketches of two female suspects have been released.

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Another Jackpot Winner on Long Island

A 37-year-old Valley Stream woman is the latest winner in the New York $1 Million a Year for Life scratch off lottery game. Her identity has yet to be announced but will be released at a ceremony on Thursday. She is just of ten other Long Island lottery players who hit the jackpot, including a retired corrections officer from Central Islip who won about $2 million in the same scratch-off game.

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Woman Killed Crossing Sunrise Highway

A Merrick woman has died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Sunrise Highway not far from her home. On Wednesday morning the 56-year-old woman crossed the highway at the corner of Hewlett Avenue and was hit but a Toyota traveling westbound in the right lane around 6:30am. The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center where she was pronounced dead two and half hours later. Detectives found no apparent criminality involved in the crash.

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Smithtown Student Finalist in Intel Science Competition

Smithtown East High School senior Rachel Davis is one of five from Long Island who made it as finalists in the Intel science competition. When Davis’ and her family lost their home to a fire Davis decided to become a volunteer firefighter and began research that focused on developing a plastic that is both environmentally friendly and nearly flame retardant. “It is so much fun doing the research. It’s been such an amazing experience and I’m so happy I was chosen,” Davis said. Winning the competition would award Davis a $100,000 scholarship. She hopes to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall.

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