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Shocking Arrest of Ex-Yankee Employed by Oyster Bay

TODAY's 5: Torres' arrest on child molestation charges sparks Patch reader controversy about his role as town employee.

A shocking story broke late yesterday involving a former New York Yankees player and current youth baseball coach employed by the Town of Oyster Bay.

was charged Tuesday in connection with a sex abuse case involving an 8-year old girl that occurred in Plainview. The North Massapequa man is employed by the as a youth league baseball coach. 

Today's 5:

1. The town issued a statement Tuesday night saying Torres, who played with the Yankees for part of two seasons in the 1970s, was suspended from his town job without pay, effectively immediately. The town statement, attributed to , said the town would cooperate with authorities.

Police declined to discuss any details of the case. While police said the incident took place in Plainview, they did not indicate where the alleged victim was from. Torres for students at in Plainview last November, along with other community members representing numerous professions. Look to Patch for updates about this story today and beyond.

2. Our Patch Poll today is about the LIRR's new target date for service to Grand Central. Tell us what you think.

3. We'll be reporting more details about the public hearing Monday night on its proposed budget for 2012-13.

4.The Plainview Library is sponsoring a bus trip to the John Engeman Theater in Northport for a Click the link for details.

5: You might have noticed we've tweeked the "Today's 5" column. The idea is to reflect more current news and days events at top. Tell us what you think about the new format in the comments. As always, you can list your events, send us a news tip or post your own announcements. It's free and available at the click of a button under "Contribute" at the bottom of our home page.

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