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"Special Statement" ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Thursday Feb.11 16,11:48 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Man Arrested After Throwing Incendiary Device Out of Moving Vehicle

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Incident occurred in Lake Grove on Sunday, June 30, 2014 at approximately 7:50 p.m.

Lake Grove, NY - June 30, 2014 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a Bohemia man that threw an incendiary device out of a moving vehicle in Lake Grove last night.
 
Fourth Precinct officers responded to a home in Lake Grove after a man threw a bottle full of flammable liquid out of a car at approximately 7:50 p.m. The bottle landed in the street which caught on fire. A local resident put out the fire with a water hose. Witnesses provided police with a description of the vehicle the suspect was driving. Approximately 40 minutes later, a vehicle matching that description was located at the Gulf gas station, located at 5106 Expressway Drive South, Holbrook.
 
Anthony Persico, 25, of Walnut Avenue, Bohemia, was identified as the man that threw the incendiary device out of the moving vehicle.  Arson Squad detectives charged Persico with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree.  He will be held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on June 30.
 
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