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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Monday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk...Orange...Putnam Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young and those with pre existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. 1103 PM EDT sun Jun 17 2018 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Monday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk...Orange...Putnam Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young and those with pre existing respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. -- Monday Jun.18 18,07:19 AM

Crime Report: Teen Found Dead in Rockville Centre; Driver Wanted in Fatal Hit-and-Run

LongIsland.com

Police have identified the body of a teen girl found Thursday night; Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver in Setauket.

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Teen Found Dead in Rockville Centre
A teenage girl was found dead in Rockville Centre around 10 p.m. on Thursday night. Police are waiting to notify the family of the girl before releasing her identity and age.

The girl’s body was found on a footbridge between Merrick Road and Sunrise Highway. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:15 p.m. by paramedics.

The body was transported to the Nassau County Medical Examiner to determine the cause of death. Although police have not stated the cause of death, they did say that they will be investigating this as a homicide.

According to the Rockville Centre Patch, the footbridge where the girl was found is located near the Mill River Complex Park.

Officials are encouraging anyone with information regarding the girl’s death to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept anonymous.

[Source: Rockville Centre Patch]

Driver Wanted in Fatal Hit-and-Run
According to the Suffolk County Vehicular Crime Unit, a hit-and-run crash claimed the life a man early Friday morning. Police are still searching for the driver.

The crash took place in Setauket. The driver was heading westbound on Ridgeway Avenue when they struck an unidentified male at around 1:23 a.m. The body was found shortly after.

A physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner arrived at the scene and pronounced the man dead. Police have not released the name of the victim.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding the crash should contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. You can also submit tips to Crime Stoppers through the website www.tipsoft.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577. All tips to Crime Stoppers will be kept anonymous.

[Source: Suffolk County Police]