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"High Wind Watch" ...High wind watch in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a high wind watch...which is in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...strongest winds will likely occur from mid morning Monday into Monday evening. * Impacts...downed trees and power lines are likely, with numerous power outages possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, and on elevated roads and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 mph or higher, may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. , "Storm Watch" ...Storm watch remains in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... * winds and seas...east winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 6 to 9 feet...and as high as 9 to 12 feet east of Orient Point. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A storm watch is issued when the risk of storm force winds of 48 to 63 kt has significantly increased...but the specific timing and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider altering their plans. -- Saturday Jan.21 17,08:12 AM

Serious Car Accident in Hicksville Under Investigation

The Homicide Squad reports the details of a serious vehicular accident that occurred at 11:00am on June 10, 2014 in Hicksville.

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Hicksville, NY - June 11th, 2014 - The Homicide Squad reports the details of a serious vehicular accident that occurred at 11:00am on June 10, 2014 in Hicksville.

According to Detectives, the seventy-nine year old female victim parked her vehicle in the parking lot of the Plainview Shopping Center and attempted to cross South Oyster Bay Road from east to west. She crossed over the northbound traffic lanes but was struck in the southbound traffic lane by a 1998 Plymouth Voyager Van as the forty-three year old male driver attempted to stop.  The victim sustained a serious head injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injury.  The van had a safety brake check on scene and was released to the driver. There is no criminality at this time and the investigation is ongoing.