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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.

Man Arrested For Endangering the Welfare of his 13-Month-Old Son

A man was arrested at 2 Little Treasure Drive, Medford,

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Medford, NY - October 27, 2013 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a Medford man who left his 13-month-old son alone in his apartment this afternoon.

Sixth Precinct police officers responded to a 911 call regarding an infant crying at a house located at 2 Little Treasure Drive in Medford at approximately 1:30 p.m.  When officers arrived, they heard the cries of a child coming from the basement apartment of the multi-dwelling house.  After realizing that the apartment was empty, officers forced their way into the apartment.  In one of the bedrooms officers found a crying 13-month-old boy alone in a crib.  Responding Officer Dena Miceli comforted the child, checked his health and changed the baby’s soiled diaper.  Officer Miceli and a neighbor cared for the boy until the boy’s mother responded and took custody of the child.

Officers discovered that the boy’s father, Kelly Voss, 44, had been entrusted with the boy’s care during a scheduled weekend visitation.  Voss, of 2 Little Treasure Drive in Medford, returned to the apartment approximately forty minutes after Sixth Precinct officers arrived and was arrested.

Voss was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.  He will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on October 28.

Child Protective Services was notified.