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Today's 5: Burglary Questions to be Addressed

Mangano, police schedule press conference to discuss burglary arrests across Nassau County.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano plans a press conference Thursday to address the recent rash of burglaries across Nassau County and what is being done about it. We'll be following this story.

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On Thursday:

1. Nassau County officials are saying the combination of special policing and high tech devices are making an impact on burglary arrests in Nassau. A press conference today is planned. We'll examine this story as it develops.

2. We asked readers Monday to weigh in on Plainview's best chicken wings. Today, take our poll to determine the winner: we announce the champ Friday.

3. Plainview Schools are closed today and for the rest of the week. With great weather on tap you might consider a trip to the Nassau County Museum of Art, which is offering a hands-on art program for children and their adult companions. Click the link to see details.

4. Even closer to home, the Plainview Old Bethpage Public Library offers a chance for K-4 students to decorate a round plasic tray with decoupage and sponge painting. Dress for a mess, as paints are permanent. Two sessions, from 2-3 p.m. or 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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CES February 23, 2012 at 04:09 PM
I would like be there but have to work. Can someone inquire if DNA is being collected from the crime scene? Any evidence that may contain human cells in the form of hair and tissue as well as any bodily fluids should be collected. That is being done at burglary scenes in NYC and any DNA collected can be checked against a large national database. For the taxes we pay, there is no excuse not to.
Joe Dowd February 23, 2012 at 04:24 PM
CES : We'll look into the DNA questions.
TheGreek February 24, 2012 at 01:30 PM
"high tech devices are making an impact on burglary arrests in Nassau" Really? Which ones? Burglar alarms are useless because the burglars are in and out in 5 minutes, long before the police get there.

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