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"Flash Flood Watch" ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of southern Connecticut... northeast New Jersey and southeast New York...including the following areas...in southern Connecticut...northern Fairfield...northern Middlesex...northern New Haven...northern New London...southern Fairfield...southern Middlesex... southern New Haven and southern New London. In northeast New Jersey...eastern Bergen...eastern Essex...eastern Passaic... eastern Union...Hudson...western Bergen...western Essex... western Passaic and western Union. In southeast New York... Bronx...Kings (Brooklyn)...New York (Manhattan)...northeastern Suffolk...northern Nassau...northern Queens...northern Westchester...northwestern Suffolk...Orange...Putnam... Richmond (staten island)...Rockland...southeastern Suffolk... southern Nassau...southern Queens...southern Westchester and southwestern Suffolk. * From 8 PM EDT this evening through Friday afternoon * showers and thunderstorms will be moving into the region from the west early this evening and will overspread the region by late tonight. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Friday morning and begin to taper off from west to east during Friday afternoon. There is the potential for periods of heavy rainfall this evening into Friday afternoon. * The axis of heaviest rain remains uncertain. However...at this time the heaviest rain is forecast to extend from northeastern New Jersey into the lower Hudson Valley...New York City...and southern Connecticut. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are possible...with localized higher amounts possible. The main threat is flash flooding of low lying...poor drainage...and urbanized areas. Smaller flashier streams may also flood. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued. -- Thursday Jul.28 16,08:00 PM

Suspects Wanted for Shooting Family Dog During Botched Break In

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a burglary in North Bellport this afternoon

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North Bellport, NY - July 18th, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a burglary in North Bellport this afternoon.

Four to five men attempted to enter a residence on Montauk Highway in the vicinity of Doane Avenue at approximately 3:10 p.m. There were four adults in the residence at the time.  Some of the residents attempted to push the door back but the suspects sprayed them with a chemical substance.  As the victims were shutting the door, a family dog raced out of the door.

The suspects shot the dog with a small caliber handgun and fled.  The dog, an 11-year-old three-legged female pit bull named Sarah, died from her wound.

No proceeds were taken in the burglary. All of the suspects had their faces partially covered but are believed to be black men.

The investigation is continuing.