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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT * WHAT...One to locally two feet of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for today's AM and possibly PM high tides near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...Northwest Suffolk, Northeast Suffolk, Southwest Suffolk, Southeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau and Southern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...Until midnight EST tonight. * COASTAL IMPACTS...Minor to locally moderate flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. A few to several roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. A few cars may take on water and be damaged if not moved. * SHORELINE IMPACTS...3 to 5 ft surf likely for north shore of LI and north shore of south fork shorefront with Sat AM tides, which will likely cause beach erosion and possibly minor damage to shoreline structures. Along the oceanfront, surf should build to 4 to 8 ft tonight into Sun AM, with scattered dune erosion impacts during those tidal cycles. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Minor to locally moderate coastal impacts are possible for the same north shore communities of the twin forks of LI, north shore of LI, and north facing LI barrier island communities for this evening's high tides as well. There is potential for more widespread minor coastal flooding along the southern and eastern bayfront communities of Long Island with the Sunday morning high tide.

SCPD Arrest Man Who Fatally Stabbed His Mother and Seriously Injured His Sister

The man is accused of stabbing his mother and sister on the morning of September 12.

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Babylon, NY - September 12, 2014 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a Babylon man who fatally stabbed his mother and seriously injured his sister at their residence in Babylon this morning.
First Precinct patrol officers responded to Livingston Ave. at approximately 7:20 a.m. after Kathleen Kearns called 911 to report that she and her mother, Mina Kearns, had been stabbed. 
Mina Kearns, 79, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where she was pronounced dead. Kathleen Kearns, 59, was transported to the same hospital with serious injuries.
A short time later, First Precinct patrol officers located Joseph Kearns, 33, a short distance from the home and placed him under arrest. Homicide Squad detectives charged Kearns with Murder 2nd Degree and Attempted Murder 2nd Degree. He will be held overnight at the First Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on September 13.
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